7 Last Minute Gift Ideas

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Last Minute Gift Ideas that you can still pick up today!

For all of you procrastinators out there, we’re coming to your rescue.  We’ve put together a quick list of 5 cool gadgets or tools that we’ve seen on the shelves and you can go into the store today, purchase them, and still have them home and under the tree in time for Christmas.

Quick Gift #1:

Tek4 Screwdriver Kit

Ryobi Tek4 Screwdriver Kit

Tek4 Cordless Screwdriver Kit from Ryobi:

For  the special holiday price of $29.99 at The Home Depot, you can’t go wrong with this gift.  Who doesn’t need a cordless screwdriver to stash in the kitchen drawer.   The Tek4 cordless screwdriver comes with a battery and charger, a storage pouch and a set of bits.

Readily available at The Home Depot.


Quick Gift  #2:

Side Socket

Side Socket

The Side Socket:

Brad found this little gadget at Walgreen’s.  You can find it at almost any store that sells “as seen on TV” items.  The Side Socket helps clean up the clutter while adding extra outlets to the shop.  There are many other uses in the house too!  To read what Brad had to say about The Side Socket: CLICK HERE.

Find the Side Socket anywhere As Seen on TV products are sold.  We bought one for $12.99.


Quick Gift #3:

Husky LED Portable Work Light Model # K40010

Husky LED Portable Work Light

Husky Portable LED Work Light (Model # K40010):

Brad got one of these work lights to use in the Tool Skool West workshop.  So far, he’s sold.  He’ll be reviewing soon, but to give you a preview, he says it puts out a lot of light (800 lumens according to Husky), and it doesn’t get hot!  For $35 at The Home Depot, that’s a bargain.

Husky LED Portable Work Light is available at The Home Depot.


Quick Gift #4:

Key Bottle Opener

Key Bottle Opener

Key Bottle Opener:

This one is pretty simple, but handy to have.  It’s a stainless steel bottle opener shaped like a key so that you can keep it on your key ring and be ready to open your favorite beverage at anytime.  We found this one at World Market for $1.99.  At that price you really can get all of your friends a Christmas gift this year!

 For more info: CLICK HERE

Quick Gift #5:

Ryobi 12V Drill Driver

Ryobi 12V Lithium Ion Cordless Drill Driver

Ryobi 12V Drill / Driver:

While doing some Christmas shopping at The Home Depot this month, I saw the 12V Ryobi Lithium Ion Drill Driver.  I really like the lightweight, compact design and I look forward to testing it out to see how it works.  This is a great gift idea for someone who wants a lightweight drill, but doesn’t want to break the bank.  At $69 this holiday season with the battery and charger, you can’t go wrong.

Pick yours up at .


Quick Gift #6:

Locking Hitch Pin

Locking Hitch Pin

5/8″ Locking Hitch Pin for Trailer Hitch

While strolling through Harbor Freight Tools looking for a router speed control, we happened to see this locking hitch pin, and thought it would make a great gift for anyone who has a trailer hitch.  I have one, and take it off to avoid having it stolen.  But then it rolls around in the back of my SUV.  This pin may just be the perfect solution.  It’s regularly $14.99, but right now it’s on sale at Harbor Freight for $9.99

You can buy at Harbor Freight Stores.


Quick Gift #7:

Flannel Lined Workshirt

Flannel Lined Work Shirt

Flannel Lined Canvas Work Shirt:

My brother-in-law works in the cold a lot and he’s always looking for a work shirt or jacket that will keep him warm without restricting his movements.  While the Milwaukee Heated Hoodie is designed to do that, and we at Tool Skool love it, it’s a bit pricier than this shirt.  And this shirt is available now at an Northern Tool + Equipment making it the perfect last minute gift idea.   The brand on this work shirt is Marino Bay and you can find it in three colors: brown, navy or rust.

Pick yours up for $24.99 at Northern Tool + Equipment.

Hopefully we’ve given you some ideas that will make your shopping easier.  You can still check out all the other 2013 Gift Ideas on the Tool Skool Gift Guide.  Happy Shopping and Merry Christmas!


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Beth Knott

Managing Editor at Tool Skool
Beth is the Managing Editor of Tool Skool, as well as a contributing reviewer. She has a long history with tools: as co-Producer of DIY Tools & Techniques, she oversaw the production of more than 200 episodes. An avid DIYer, she puts her tool collection to good use.

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