Novelty Gifts for Handymen

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Novelty Gifts for Handymen
Memorable novelty gifts will amuse the handyman in your life. (Southern Stock/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Treat the handyman in your life with a gift he won't soon forget. Choose from strictly novelty items or novelty tools he might not have. Avoid standard items like screwdrivers, wrenches, hammers unless you find something with a twist. For the handyman with a sense of humour, pick gifts sure to bring a chuckle or two like bandages shaped like bacon or funny phrases. You can find novelty gifts for handymen at nearly any price point.

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Multi-tools are a surprisingly useful novelty gift. Choose ones with an interesting shape, for instance a business card sized multi-tool that will fit in your handyman's wallet along with the rest of his cards or buy him the biggest one you can find with every tool imaginable on it. Other novelty tool ideas are laser scissors, digital measuring tape and tools that are very small like mini-wrenches or pliers. Key chains are a popular novelty item, generally inexpensive, that you can purchase and add to the gift or make it a token gift of its own. Load bearing, USB ports in a variety of novelty shapes and functioning multi-tool key chains are all options.


Prevent ordinary gifts from ever landing in your handyman's hands again by choosing gadgets. A whole realm of novelty gifts are available. Choose from light bulbs shaped like credit cards, an industrial-looking bottle opener ring, solar charges, laser pens in a variety of disguises, sprinkler-shaped devices for hiding keys and a range of tools replicated from movies and television shows like Doctor Who, Star Wars and Star Trek. Items like magnetic wristbands will be a welcome novelty as they help keep small parts like screws, nails, washers and bolts stick to the band until ready to be used. Another gift the handyman might even be able to share with his kids is a power welder made for plastics. Purchase a kit, it could include a few projects like a dinosaur, a plane and a car.


Gift your handyman a special novelty tie and he'll have something to wear for every occasion. Choose from neckties with funny phrases or ties with tools like hammers, ladders or screwdrivers on them. Another idea is a set of cuff links. For instance, gift him cuff links with tiny levels or bolts to add a touch of whimsy to his wardrobe. Belt buckles and T-shirts are other popular novelty items. Either customise a T-shirt yourself (think photos of him, favourite quotes, references to jobs gone wrong) or purchase a shirt online. Look for belt buckles made from things like wrenches.

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