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7 Christmas Gift Ideas For Men [Man Cave + Workshop Included]

by Dakota Storage Buildings, on November 22, 2016

Seven Christmas Gift Ideas For the DIY Guy In Your Life

For Christmas this year think: tools, man caves, and garages. 

This blog post is for the women who, at every Christmas, struggle with gift ideas for the men in her life: her husband, dad, brother-in-law, and other present-worthy males.

Ladies, in the past you may have selected gifts from safe categories like sports team merchandise or tickets, grilling equipment, steak packages, or electronic devices, but this year we're challenging you to think out of the box. By mixing it up, you may truly and pleasantly surprise them.

Here are a few ideas for the guys in your life who love tinkering in backyard sheds, wood shops, garages, or man caves. These seven tools are men-tested and approved; they're good tools at affordable prices.

Note: As with any other gift, make sure the recipients don't already have the item(s) you're thinking about purchasing. If you're feeling uncertain, just keep the receipts. 


This hand tool has uniquely designed concave shaped jaws with vertical and horizontal serrations on the inside jaws which make it possible to grab on to all screws, even if they're stripped, rusted, or corroded. It will even work on screws with tamper-proof or unique heads like a Torx screw, single-side screw, or security screw. No screw is too tricky for Vampliers.

You can find this tool on

Dual-Bevel Miter Saw

Bosch's tabletop Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw offers wide crosscuts, enhanced alignment, and smooth gliding. Its 5-amp motor delivers speeds of 3,800 rpm for quick, accurate cuts in a wide variety of materials. For added convenience and versatility, the saw is compatible with many 12-inch blades, has a clear lower guard for unobstructed cut-line visibility, and provides easy adjustments with upfront bevel and miter controls.

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Contractor Table Saw

The 110-Volt, 1.75-horse power SawStop® Contractor Table Saw is engineered to fit the needs of the avid hobbyist. This saw has a legendary safety system, uncompromising quality, and industry-leading dust collection which makes it perfect for any home shop.

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Radial Arm Drill Press

Shop Fox's Benchtop Radial Arm Drill Press has proven itself with dependable drilling power and a steady drilling pace. It features five speeds with a range of 550 to 3,470 rpm, which is suitable for most drilling tasks. It has a 9 3/4 inch diameter round table and a small base. Its unique radial-arm design allows the head to be rotated 90° in both directions and its head to be extended for up to a 34-inch reach.

Start your online shopping for this product at

Ultra Quiet Steel Tank Air Compressor

California Air Tools 15020C Ultra Quiet and Oil-Free Steel Tank Air Compressor runs at only 70 decibels and has a 15-gallon steel tank. The oil-free pump ensures less maintenance and minimal repair costs. The motor is designed to increase the duty cycle and allow for longer continuous run times. It's also engineered to dissipate the heat better for cooler operation which will reduce wear and increase the lifespan. The compressor is on wheels for convenience and easy use.

Find the California Air Tools Ultra Quiet Air Compressor at or

Auto Scanner Plus

No one likes when a vehicle's check engine light comes on. It means paying a mechanic to diagnose the problem, plus fix the problem that triggered the sensor. Save the diagnostic free by buying a personal R2-D2 reader. It plugs into the car and determines what's wrong. Actron's Autoscanner not only pinpoints the problem, but it suggests potential fixes.

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Does your special someone need a place to use and store his new tools?

The ultimate gift idea is a garage or shed—the perfect home for any tool. We have several different styles in varies sizes. They even make ideal man caves and backyard game rooms. If you're not sure what your significant other would like, call (888) 832-6889 and ask for James. 

If you need a building immediately and at a price that fits your budget, consider one of our lot display models. Our lot buildings are sturdy, dependable, and available for an "as is" discount. Browse our clearance buildings list. If one catches your eye, order now and save 10%.

Or start with a Man Cave, Workshop or Gearhead Garage package and customize it for your guy. You can't lose with these options!

It’s our mission to make high-quality buildings that exceed your expectations. Learn more by visiting us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. Or you can do it the old-fashioned way by exploring our buildings in person at a display location near you!

Topics:Garage & Shed Uses

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