Top Xmas Gifts For Electrician’s
If you’re looking for an Xmas gift for that special electrician in your life, you’ll know that choosing the right gift can be tough, as they’ll probably have their favourite brand of tools and equipment. But electricians tools are often costly and it can take time to accumulate a good collection, especially when starting out.
So, for some inspiration, we've compiled a list of ideas to help you in your quest to buy the perfect gift – and whether it’s a stocking filler or a main present we’re sure you’ll find something to make the electrician in your life smile.
For that extra special gift! The DeWalt DCD795D2 18 Volt XR brushless compact lithium-ion combi drill has the latest brushless motor technology for excellent efficient and longer runtime. The lightweight, ultra-compact design allows use in the most confined spaces. It has a two speed all metal transmission for increased runtime and longer tool life. The box contains Dewalt DCD795D2, 2 x 2Ah lithium-ion battery, carry case and charge. On offer at £128 from Amazon.
A great Christmas stocking filler - The Marxman marking tool is the perfect drilling companion – it’s unique design quickly and easily marks a reference point on most surfaces from tiles, plaster board, wood and metal, ready for drilling or fixing.
Rather than wasting time trying to find a pencil to fit through the hole, you simply push the Marxman onto a surface or into a fixing hole and it will deliver a burst of fluorescent green pigment, pinpointing exactly where to drill or affix. Two versions are available: the green up to 45mm depth and the black 45mm to 100mm depth. Costs just £4.21 each available from TLC electrical.
Any Sparky would love this all-in-one radio and battery charger. It’s the site solution for radio, bluetooth and auxiliary playback and battery charging. When it’s plugged in to mains, the DCR027 will charge a connected XR FlexVolt or 18v XR battery via it's 3A charging function. The USB connection will also charge a mobile phone, even when the device is being powered by battery. Costs £179.95 from Powertool world.
Another super special gift. For extra power and a hammering action Milwaukee boast that the M18FID2-0 M18 FUEL Hex Impact Driver is the fastest, most compact, and most powerful tool in its class. The POWERSTATE™ Brushless motor delivers up to 226Nm of torque increasing the user’s productivity for the most demanding fasteners on the job. It measures just 116mm in length which allows greater access in tight spaces. The unit has 4 modes providing greater control over output speed and power. The kit includes: M18FID2 generation 3 impact driver, one 2.0Ah battery, charger and case. Costs £175.19 from ebay.
What more could you ask for! A heated jacket is the ideal gift to keep Sparkies warm this winter. It has 3 heat zones with heat diffusion on the main parts of the back, shoulders and chest. With up to 6 hours of continuous heat on a single battery charge, compatible with all M12 batteries from the top heating modes (not included). It’s lightweight so can be worn alone or under another jacket as desired. Prices range from £164 from Amazon.
This waterproof inspection camera with real-time video recording and picture capturing can make the job of an electrician easier by allowing them to peek into narrow areas that can’t be observed by sight. The camera connects to most mobile phones and laptops. The hook and magnet are handy for retrieving small objects such as screws or keys that get accidently dropped between small gaps.
The kit consists of a WiFi endoscope camera with flexible rigid bendable cable, WiFi battery box, charging cable, hook, magnet, side mirror and waterproof device. Costs £17.99 from Amazon.
Another great stocking filler, this very handy pen makes marking and writing possible on almost any surface, no matter if dry, wet, glossy, rough, dusty, oily, bright or dark. The kit includes 8 assorted water soluble multi-use leads with 4 graphite, 2 red, 2 yellow refills and a convenient quiver-cap with special clip for operating with one-hand. Costs £16.29 from Amazon.
A great gift and time saver for those that are not used to stripping with cutters. The adjustable size function makes stripping all types of cable simple and in a fraction of the time of traditional tools. It automatically adjusts to give damage free stripping of round and flat wires and is also equipped with a micro adjustment knob for stripping wires smaller than 0.2mm², strip depth stop, crimping jaws for insulated/non-insulated terminals and wire cutting jaws. Costs £18.98 from Toolstation.
The Makita DCM501ZAR American battery powered coffee machine is the ideal companion for all the coffee loving sparkies out there. Powered by the same batteries as thier power tools and depending on the type of battery used it guarantees from 640ml - 260ml of your coffee. The pack comes with an aluminium cup, graduated can, measuring cup and two filters for American ground coffee. Costs from £89.95 from Amazon.
The Digi-Pas DWL80E is an innovative pocket-size digital level with a resolution of 0.1 and alternate zero feature. The impact resistance PC-ABS polymer material case is moulded to tough aluminium based with built-in magnet. The precision digital levelling technology is great for levelling up or when you want to measure an angle. Dimensions: 10.5 x 1.8 x 5.5 cm. Costs from £19.99 on Amazon.
If you’re looking for something different this Christmas, then this chocolate wire cutter and light bulb designed with the Edison screw fitting is the perfect gift for any chocolate lover. It might not light up the room, but just watch it light up the eyes of the person lucky enough to receive it! Costs just £15.50 from The Chocolate Workshop.
As we know, electricians are always right, so what sparky wouldn’t love this! It’s also available in different colours, so you could buy a different colour for each day of the week! Costs £13.99 from Spreadshirt.co.uk.
If you’re not sure what to get your sparky friend this Christmas then this coffee/tea mug would make a great stocking filler and we’re sure will put a smile on their face – Costs just £9.99 from etsy.com
A great gift for all the gadget lovers! This limited edition super multi-tool has 19 useful implements which include 2 knives, a plier, wire stripper, wire cutter, electrical crimper and a lot of other handy tools for daily use. The wire cutters in the pliers can be disassembled and sharpened or replaced. This limited edition comes in a vintage leather sheath. Costs £70.32 from Amazon
To help protect the most precious tools (an electricians hands), these cut level 3 dipped gloves offer resistance to cut and abrasion and are ideal protection for stripping wire or pipe threading and cutting. The nitrile materials offers excellent grip performance and performs better than other materials in wide range of temperatures and oily surfaces.
Plus, with superior puncture resistance for sharp materials, SMARTSWIPE™ palm and fingertips allows the use of touch screen devices without removing gloves. Costs £20.69 from Amazon.
A popular choice with electricians, the Wiha 13pc Slim Vario VDE Torque Screwdriver set includes the SlimTorque VDE Bit Holder with a range of slotted, Pozi and Phillips insulated blades to suit most applications. The blades use the SlimTechnology system meaning their diameter is reduced by up to 33% giving users unhindered access to low lying screws.
Each tool has been individually tested at 10,000 V AC and approved for 1,000 V AC. With a variably settable torque that covers a large range of usage means that the correct torque avoids damaging material, so no follow-up work is necessary. Costs £116.03 from the NICEIC Shop.
And last but by no means least, if you can’t think of anything else to get - there’s always an Apprentice !!
If you can’t afford an actual Apprentice, then this handmade polymer clay Apprentice Electrician Christmas ornament is a fun gift for the special electrician in your life!