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20 best tool gift ideas for under £20 for Fathers Day 2017
In this special article we are looking at the Top 20 Tool based gifts for under £20 for your fathers this Fathers Day 2017. We decided to go for the £20 budget as it is accessible by all and we found that you could get some cracking gifts all for less than £20. Some are cheaper than others so be sure to check out the pricing as you may decide to get more than one.
As with all of our reviews we don’t publish prices on our reviews as we link to products for sale on Amazon, where pricing can change on an hourly basis. We feel it is better that you click through to get the latest and best pricing from Amazon directly.
We have also included at the bottom of our review a bonus section with 4 bonus products that are over the £20 budget that if your budget allows are guaranteed to put a smile on your dad’s face this Fathers Day. If your budget doesn’t stretch above £20, do not fear. Our 20 best tool gift ideas for under £20 will have him grinning from ear to ear.
Fathers Day Gift Idea #1 – Rolson 36109 Socket Set 40 Pieces
Rolson 36109 Socket Set – 40 Pieces
The Rolson 35109 is the middle of the road socket set from Rolson. This is a great 40 piece socket set which is ideal for keeping in the car in case of emergency.
Rolson also offer a 17 piece and 52 piece set with links below, all three come in at less than £20 which in our opinion is an absolute bargain.
If you want to treat your dad this Fathers Day to a great socket set that is compact and portable this may just be the socket set for you.
We have done a dedicated review on the Rolson 36109 socket set, well worth a read for more information.
- Combined 40 piece 1/4″ & 3/8″ Drive socket set
- Complete with ratchet and extension bar
- Screwdriving handle and socket convertor
- Range of metric and imperial sockets
Fathers Day Gift Idea #2 – LE Super Bright 20 LED Headlamp Torch
LE Super Bright 20 LED Headlamp Torch
Give your dad the gift of light this Fathers Day with this amazing LED head light torch. If your dad is anything like us he will love a good torch. This one allows for handsfree working and is also weatherproof.
This super bright headlamp torch has 4 different lighting modes, made possible by it’s 18 white and 2 red LED’s. The red flashing mode is particularly useful at night when walking or cycling down a country lane.
This compact head torch will give you over 20 feet of viewing distance on it’s brightest setting and even comes with a set of batteries.
- Weatherproof IP44 rated
- 3 FREE batteries included
- 4 Lighting modes
- Lightweight and durable
Fathers Day Gift Idea #3 – Stanley Pocket Tape 8M/26FT Tape Measure
Stanley Pocket Tape 8M/26FT Tape Measure
You may think a tape measure is an odd choice as a gift for your dad this Fathers Day, but bare with us…
A tape measure can go terribly wrong and using a badly made one is a nightmare. It’s frustrating, you make and order things the wrong size and are constantly throwing it around.
This 8 metre Pocket Tape measure from Stanley has a 3 rivet hook, making it 40% stronger than most. It has a belt clip so you aren’t constantly losing it and best of all it is corrosion resistant! If you are measuring something and your tape measure gets wet the next time you come to use it you have a rusty mess on what you are measuring. Not with the Stanley Pocket Tape!
So treat your dad this Fathers Day to a tape measure he will love!
- Belt clip
- 3 Rivet hook
- 8 Metres/26 Feet long
Fathers Day Gift Idea #4 – Black & Decker KA161BC Mouse Detail Sander
Black & Decker KA161BC Mouse Detail Sander with accessories
We still can’t believe that we managed to find this little gem for under £20! This detail sander comes with lots of sand paper, removable tips for getting into intricate spaces and it comes with a bag to keep it all in!
If your dad already has a sander then this is the perfect tool to compliment it, where a sander normally smooths large pieces of wood the Black and Decker KA161BC mouse detail sander can fit into the tightest of spaces. Be it between spindles on a chair, the banister of a stair case this is the tool for the job.
In addition to sanding this little beauty comes with a polishing pad and rust removal pad, it really is a versatile tool that any DIY enthusiast shouldn’t be without.
- Includes 10 sanding sheets and removable tips
- Free carry bag
- Includes polishing pads
- Also does rust removal
Fathers Day Gift Idea #5 – Angle-Izer Measuring Instrument Template Tool
Angle-Izer – Measuring instrument template tool four-sided ruler
There is a reason the Angle-izer is one of the best selling tools of the moment. It is primarily for measuring flooring that you are laying to get the perfect fit, but it can be used for so many other tasks!
The Angle-izer allows you to take measurements from all sides and adjust at angles rather than just on straight edges as you can see from the images below.
If your dad is into making things, laying things or loves the latest tool gadget he needs one of these in his life. Best of all it comes in under £5!
- Great for bricks, laminate or paving
- Offers inches and centimetres
- One handed operation
- Can be used with roof joists
Fathers Day Gift Idea #6 – 20 Piece Lock Pick Set with Transparent Padlock
20 Piece Lock Pick Set with Transparent Padlock and Credit Card Lock Picking Tool
Don’t panic! We aren’t suggesting you turn your dad into a thief or train him to break into peoples houses. The art of locksport as it is fondly known is a rapidly growing hobby.
It is the ultimate cool skill to have. Being able to pick a basic lock is such a satisfying thing to do and with this set not only do you get the tools to achieve this but also a practise lock that you can see inside.
This set comes with a 20 piece pick set in a case, a practise lock and a credit card lock pick set, great to keep in your wallet or car should you ever get locked out.
- 20 Piece set
- Practise transparent lock
- Credit card pick set
- Free carry case
Fathers Day Gift Idea #7 – Sugru Mouldable Glue
Sugru Mouldable Glue Pack of 8
Sugru is British made and is such an amazing concept. It is a mouldable glue that sets as rubber!
When it is being moulded in your hands it feels very much like play-dough, it can be wrapped around things, used to join things and repair things. When it sets it sets with a rubber like consistency.
Sugru is a great gift for your dad this fathers day as it can be useful in so many situations. This 8 pack is great to get him started with. Once he has started repairing and joining all sorts of objects round the house he will want more!
- Sets like rubber
- Made in the UK
- Sets in 30 minutes
Fathers Day Gift Idea #8 – Damaged Screw Remover and Extractor Set
Damaged Screw Remover and Extractor Set
No matter how hard you try you always end up stripping the head off a screw just as it’s too far in to go back! This is a common headache for people doing DIY tasks around the home.
This set of screw removers and extractors makes removing them child’s play. In a matter of seconds the once stuck screw is removed and you are ready to go again with a new screw.
This will be a great edition to your fathers toolbox, something any DIY enthusiast shouldn’t be without.
- Lifetime Guarantee
- 4 Piece set
- Made from durable hardened steel
Fathers Day Gift Idea #9 – Easy Chime Wireless Doorbell Door Chime Kit
1byone Easy Chime Wireless Doorbell Door Chime Kit
This easy chime wireless doorbell is more of a gadget than a tool, but we felt it deserved a place on the list as most dads we know love a good gadget.
It has a range of over 100 metres and has two plugin receivers so you can be sure you always here the door. There are over 35 CD quality tunes to choose from and the bell is IP44 rated so absolutely fine outside.
Why not treat your Grandad this fathers day, this wireless doorbell is great for the elderly, it has adjustable volume right up to 110db and also has a flashing light feature for those hard of hearing.
- Adjustable volume
- Flashing Light
- Batteries included
- 100 metre range
Fathers Day Gift Idea #10 – Spear and Jackson Action Pressure Sprayer
Spear and Jackson Action Pressure Sprayer 5 Litres
The Spear and Jackson pump action sprayer is a great addition to your fathers shed. If like us he is sick of weeds in the garden and having to spray them with a little bottle getting down on the floor this is the tool for him.
This action pressure sprayer can hold 5 litres and is clearly marked in litres and fluid ounces on the side for measuring out what ever you want to spray.
- 1.3m hose
- 5 Litre capacity
- Shoulder strap
- Measurements in litres and fluid ounces
Fathers Day Gift Idea #11 – Gorilla Superglue
Gorilla Superglue 15g
There’s glue and then there’s glue! This is the latter. Gorilla Glue has been massive in the USA for years and in recent years it has gained in popularity over here.
What self respecting dad doesn’t have some glue in his tool box ready to fix what ever challenges life throws at him? If like us he is sick of mediocre glue that doesn’t quite cut it, takes ages to set and then doesn’t keep the item fixed for long at all! Then he needs Gorilla Glue!
Gorilla glue takes around 60 seconds to set, can bond nearly any surface together, including wood, metal ceramics, some plastics, rubber and lots more besides.
- 60 seconds drying time
- Bonds nearly any surface
- Anti-clog tip
- Super strength formula
Fathers Day Gift Idea #12 – Spear & Jackson Neverbend Stainless Hand Tools
Spear & Jackson Neverbend Stainless Hand Tool Gift Set
Spear and Jackson have featured twice in our top 20 fathers day gifts for under £20, they offer amazing quality products at a great price.
This set of garden tools features a trowel, transplanter and weed fork. They have a mirror polished finish which helps prevent rust and soil adhesion.
Your father won’t bash his knuckles with this product. Spear and Jackson have designed them so that they have great knuckle clearance for when you are using them.
- Stainless trowel
- Stainless transplanter
- Stainless weed fork
- Mirror polished finish
Fathers Day Gift Idea #13 – Soldering Iron Set 60W
Zacro Soldering Iron Set 60W with Tips, Pump and Tweezers
Is your dad constantly tinkering with things around the home and fixing things when they break? Then this soldering kit is the ideal gift!
This is a fantastic set to get started with, it includes the soldering iron, solder sucker, solder, soldering station, tweezers and 5 soldering tips.
For the price of this set it offers an amazing amount of tools. It is a must to keep in your draw or shed ready for the next time something electric needs fixing.
- 60 Soldering iron
- 5 Soldering tips
- 2 year warranty
- Solder sucker, tweezers, solder station and solder
Fathers Day Gift Idea #14 – Magic Garden Hose Pipe 100ft
Magic Garden Hose Pipe 100ft
Every dad has a hose pipe already, a hose pipe that is filthy and you get covered in muck every time you try to coil it round your arm. A hose pipe that has constant kinks in it. A hose pipe that doesn’t fit anywhere without taking over and spraying bits of water all over the garage or shed. Right?
This magic garden hose pipe is the solution for your dads hose pipe nightmares. It is 100ft in length so plenty big enough to water the plants at the bottom of the garden, ideal for connecting to a jet wash to clean the car or patio.
Best of all whilst it is 100ft long, when you are done, simply switch off the water and it coils itself back up like a snake. Small enough to fit in a bucket, easy to find, easy to store, no wrapping round your arm and being covered in dirt. Perfect. Make sure you purchase one for your dad this fathers day!
- 100ft Long
- Comes with tap connector
- Includes multifunction spray nozzle
- Doesn’t get tangled or kink
Fathers Day Gift Idea #15 – Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks 15w
We have featured Gorilla Glue, Mouldable rubber glue and now we have a glue gun in our top 20 fathers day gifts for under £20. They all have completely different uses, this is great for joining wood, craft projects and anything where you are going to require a significant amount of glue. The other two are for simple repairs. This is for projects that require you to use a lot of glue to attach things.
This set comes with 55 glue sticks! That should be plenty to keep your dad going well into his first few projects. It also has a kickstand so that he doesn’t glue the gun to the table.
This hot glue hun and glue sticks set is on offer at an incredible price of just over £10 and would make for an amazing fathers day gift for the dads who love to build things or get involved in craft projects.
- 15w Hot glue gun
- 55 glue sticks
- Super fast heating element
Fathers Day Gift Idea #16 – 2x TSA Security Padlocks
2x TSA Security Padlocks 4 Dial Combination
These great 4 combination padlocks are something that we always like to have in a draw ready and waiting. They are great for putting through clasps on tool boxes to keep youngsters from helping themselves to dangerous tools.
They also come in handy when you are going on your holidays, they are TSA approved which means you can set a secure combination on them, but yet the authorities that need to inspect the contents of your case can still access your luggage without damaging the lock.
This is definitely a great addition to the man draw, there is always a use around the home for a small lock, combination ones even more so as you don’t have to worry about remembering where you left the key.
- Changeable combination
- 2 Pack
- TSA approved
Fathers Day Gift Idea #17 – Rolson 24435 Mini Sanding Block
Rolson 24435 Mini Sanding Block
Is your dad fond of his knuckles? Then the Rolson 24435 Mini Sanding Block is just the ticket to keep his knuckles at his best!
Sanding blocks as well as defending the knuckles of their user are also fantastic as they allow you to sand something flat and smooth. If you use sand paper without one you tend to find that the surface is uneven and has bumps to it.
A sanding block like this one from Rolson is also great for use with wet and dry sand paper, something like sanding paint or metal needs to be done carefully and not leave the finish uneven. This is a great compact addition to any fathers toolbox this Fathers Day.
- Includes free piece of sandpaper
- Secure fitment of sandpaper
- Knuckle defender
Fathers Day Gift Idea #18 – Tacklife IT-T02 Infrared Thermometer
Tacklife IT-T02 Non-Contact Laser IR Infrared Thermometer
There are a few tools that make a man feel more manly. A tape measure returning to its case at speed, a drill being revved and firing a laser from this Tacklife IT-T02 infrared thermometer.
Whilst being incredibly cool to use and giving you the perception of firing a speed gun at unsuspecting motorists this tool is a very handy piece of kit for your toolbox.
It can be used to check the temperature of all sorts of things around the home and garden, want to assess if an are gets too hot in the sun for what you plan to put there? Fire your laser! Want to check the temperature of your chicken you have just cooked, fire your laster! Do you need to determine if an electric element is hot without touching it? Fire your laser!
- Auto shut off after 7 seconds
- Batteries included
- Low battery indicator
- FDA, FCC, CE, ROHS approved
Fathers Day Gift Idea #19 – LE Adjustable Focus LED Torch
LE Adjustable Focus LED Torch Batteries Included
This is the second torch in our top 20 Fathers Day gifts for under £20. The first was the head torch, which is a must for every dad, great for doing bits around the house and garden handsfree.
What if you need a little more power? Enter the LE adjustable focus LED torch! This compact torch has 140 lumens of brightness at it’s disposal and can be used in a focus or floodlight mode!
The batteries on this torch will last you for a long time thanks to the LED bulbs which by the way have a life span of well over 30,000 hours!
This is a must have tool and gadget for every dad, as after all every man knows you can never have too many torches. This latest edition or start of a collection won’t disappoint.
- 140 Lumens
- 30,000 hour bulbs
- Free batteries included
- Focus or floodlight mode
Fathers Day Gift Idea #20 – DeWalt 32 Piece XR Bit Accessory Set
DeWalt 32 Piece XR Bit Professional Magnetic Screwdriver Bit Accessory Set
Does your dad have an impact driver or a drill? If so he needs this little set in his life! If not head on over to our impact driver review.
This 32 bit set features, philips screw bits, flat screw bits, hex bits, torx bits and security bits. It also includes a bit holder to go straight into his impact driver or drill.
We liked the DeWalt 32 Piece XR Bit Professional Magnetic Screwdriver Bit Accessory Set so much that we wrote a dedicated review on it.
- 32 Bit set
- Philips bits
- Torx bits
- Flat bits
Bonus – 4 Tool based gifts over £20 for Fathers Day 2017
As you can see we have covered 20 of the best Fathers Day Gift Ideas of 2017 for under £20 above. Now lets look at 4 final gift ideas that are a little more than £20 these all fall under the £65 price tag and if you have a little more budget and want something a bit extra special for your dad this Fathers Day then take a look below.
Fathers Day Gift Idea | Bonus #1 – Dremel 3000-15 Multitool
Dremel 3000-15 Multitool, 130W with 15 Accessories
We are still shocked at how amazing the Dremel 3000 multitool is! The amount of times we have a task and think i’m not sure if it will be powerful enough to take that on, or do you think it will be able to do that? Every time it delivers!
This Dremel 3000 comes with 15 accessories and a case to keep it all in, great to get your dad going on his multitool journey!
Whether it is making a hole, sanding, polishing, filing, cutting the Dremel has a solution. Such a versatile tool at a jaw dropping price and something your dad will thank you for!
- 15 Accessories included
- Includes storage bag
- Variable speed
- Integrated hook
Fathers Day Gift Idea | Bonus #2 – Bosch Art 23 Grass Trimmer
Bosch Art 23 Electric Grass Trimmer
Does your dad have green fingers? If not give him some this Fathers day with this Bosch Art 23 Grass Trimmer! Keeping a tidy lawn is something to be proud of, along with mowing the lawn trimming the edges helps finish the job off.
The Bosch Art 23 comes with a 3 year warranty included, even though this is a budget model with a matching price tag you can be assured that your grass trimmer is going to stand the test of time.
This Bosch grass trimmer is a lightweight model and has a semi-automatic line feeder to stop you having to keep stopping and putting more line on part way through trimming the grass.
- 3 year warranty
- Semi-automatic line feed
Fathers Day Gift Idea | Bonus #3 – Karcher K2 Compact Pressure Washer
Karcher K2 Compact Pressure Washer
The Karcher K2 is the entry level pressure washer from Karcher. DIY tasks around the home always need tidying up after, the car always needs a wash and the patio could always do with a spring clean.
This Karcher K2 is a great gift for Fathers Day as it covers a multitude of tasks. Backed by Karchers 2 year warranty it is a great gift idea.
For such a bargain price it packs a lot of power, is economical on it’s water usage and will keep your dad happy for many years to come.
If you want to find about more about the Karcher K2, along with the rest of the pressure washers we featured in our review, take a look at our pressure washer review.
- 110 Bar of pressure
- 360 Litres/Hour
- 2 year warranty
Fathers Day Gift Idea | Bonus #4 – Bosch Cordless Electric Screwdriver
Bosch IXO Cordless Screwdriver with integrated 3.6v Lithium-Ion Battery
A cordless screwdriver is the perfect gift for your dad this Fathers Day if is constantly building things and assembling flat pack. It takes the time and strain out of jobs giving time back to him.
Something that always pleases us with Bosch products is there 3 year warranty, for such a reasonable price you have a tool that gives you peace of mind for the next 3 years.
This compact little screwdriver is charged via micro USB, in only 3 hours! The best part of that in our eyes is not losing the charger. We are always losing chargers, with this it will charge off most standard phone chargers and you don’t have one you can purchase one for around £1.
- Recharges in 3 hours
- Micro USB charger
- 3 year warranty