Top 5 Gifts for Every Garage Workshop
There is a pretty good chance that if a house has a garage attached to it, then there is a workshop in that garage. The workshop is that mystical place where a man goes to fix an old chair or build his own bookcases. It is a place that winds up being the gathering point for generations of hand tools that seem to get handed down from father to son, but never used. It is a family museum as much as it is a place where he can get things done.
If you know a man that has a workshop in his garage, or anywhere else in his home, then there are some essential things he needs that he may not own. There are gifts you can buy for the man with a workshop that he would never admit to needing, but he will use constantly once he has them.
1) First Aid Kit
A man with a garage workshop will love his own first aid kit because it will allow him to treat his many wounds properly without having to walk through the house to the bathroom. He can hack and drill at his own flesh, intentionally or unintentionally, and have the means necessary to make his own repairs. The only difficult part will be convincing him that medical gauze is not necessarily the best way to re-attach a severed finger.
2) Workshop Vacuum
A workshop becomes a dusty and dirty place after a while. A man may leave it in that condition out of pride in the work he does, or just because he does not feel like cleaning his workshop with the house vacuum cleaner. To solve that problem, you can get him a workshop vacuum. No man feels emasculated while using a workshop vacuum, and it may even inspire him to keep his workshop cleaner and safer. A workshop vacuum is also good to have around for those times when his plumbing projects go wrong and you need to get water out of places it should not be.
3) Pegboard and Hooks
This is yet another workshop gift that a man would never admit he needs, but he will make good use of it when he gets it. A pegboard with a tool hanging hook kit will allow a man to organize his workshop and keep the tools he uses on a regular basis at arm’s length. It will allow him to be more productive and waste less time looking for his favorite hammer that he continually misplaces at various spots throughout the house.
4) Personalized Welcome Plaque
Men take pride in their workshops. One of the ways that you can help him to show off his workshop is to get him a plaque welcoming people to his domain. You would be shocked at how much Ted will appreciate a plaque that says “Ted’s Workshop” as it hangs over his workbench.
5) Small Refrigerator
This is just one of those gifts that he would never think of getting, but that he would love to have. A man with a refrigerator in his workshop is a man with an excuse to miss an evening with the in-laws.