12 unique and handmade gifts for the woodworker on your list.
I never really understood woodworking or carpentry until I met my husband. I knew that I bought a ‘wooden’ bookcase at Target and slapped it together to hold my giant book collection – to me, I was totally a woodworker.
But there is an incredible amount of detail and passion and dedication that our woodworkers put into their craft and I think it deserves some celebrating! So here’s a list of some awesome, unique, and always handmade gifts for our favorite woodworker.
A sweet leather apron.
Nothing looks cooler than a sturdy leather apron. This one is custom made to order from a small business in Canada. Adjustable straps, useful pockets, and you’re able to personalize it with a name or logo. Get it right here from CyclonaDesigns. (Don’t forget to check out their other AWESOME leather works, too!)
2. A coffee mug any woodworker would find hilarious.
Whether it’s coffee, tea, or Jack Daniels… everyone should have a mug that says something awesome about them. Get this one here from perksandrecreation.
3. A beautiful handcrafted woodworker’s bench brush.
I know it’s a brush, but this is beautiful (and SUPER handy). Every five minutes, Ian is brushing wood shavings out of his way. This one is made by a small business called OxCartBroomandWood in Minnesota and you can get it here.
4. A stunning handmade wooden clipboard.
A place to keep inventory, track orders, or manage receipts. This clipboard is made by a young woodworker in North Carolina. His shop is Estatoe Woodworks and you can check it out right here.
5. A coat rack for the wood shop.
Somewhere to hang that beautiful leather apron, perhaps? Love the design of this coat rack from SunsetMetalworks. You can get it here.
6. ‘I love the smell of sawdust in the morning’ hoodie.
Amen to that! For those cold mornings in the shop, how about this awesome hoodie from DentzDesign? You can order it here!
7. A gorgeous leather tool roll.
This is perfect to hold chisels and bits and other small tools. Get this one here from HbarNCraftworks in Montana.
8. Funny unisex woodworker definition shirt.
It’s true and it’s hilarious. Get it here from Nestingproject.
9. Woodworker Cuff Links.
What about when our woodworker likes to clean up? These simply designed cuff links are absolutely handsome. Get them here from CynthiaCoolBeans.
10. Wood Slice Woodworker Necklace.
For those female woodworkers in our lives (or our guys who don’t mind a statement piece), I love the simple design of this wood slice necklace. It was handmade with polymer clay and then painted by blockpartypress in Maryland. Get it here.
11. Handcrafted Spiced Mahogany Soap.
All I need to say is – who doesn’t want to smell like Spiced Mahogany? ❤ ❤ ❤ Get this handcrafted soap from MtLebanonSoapCompany right here in New Jersey.
12. A hand forged hammer.
Any time that Ian can get something handmade, he does. He FLIPS over hand forged, handcrafted, handmade ANYTHING. Especially tools. This hammer comes from a blacksmith in Colorado, BlackBearForge. Definitely check it out!
BONUS WOODWORKER GIFT
13. A handcrafted wood covered sketchbook.
Ian uses our books every day to sketch new designs, plan out his week, and keep track of orders. They’re super durable and will last a lifetime. Check out this book and more in our shop.
I hope this list points you in the direction of the perfect gift for your woodworker. It’s a really awesome thing to support a small business and gift an item with a real story. Remember – when you buy handmade, you buy something that was made with care and passion.
Have a great holiday season, all!
Be kind and live purposely.
Bowtie and the Bandit