17 Holiday Gift Ideas for Home Mechanics

17 awesome tech items for you or the home mechanic in your life.
John Loeffler
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Everyone’s got that home mechanic in their life who is the go-to person when something breaks, something needs installing around the home, or just a general fix-up, and with the holidays coming up.

It can be a daunting challenge to find a gift for such a person. This is especially the case if you yourself aren't the most mechanically inclined.

So, we did all the hard work for you and found 17 perfect gifts for you or the home mechanic in your life.

ION Audio Tough Sounds Hearing Protection Headphones with Bluetooth & Radio

Ear Protection
Source: Amazon

Sometimes working around the garage or wood shop can be a fairly isolating activity, so its no wonder that many mechanically minded people turn to music, podcasts, audiobooks, or even just the radio while they are working.

This can be tough when ear protection is required though, so this set of Bluetooth ear-protecting headphones is a perfect holiday gift option.

Faber T-Light Wall Cooker Hood

T-Light Hood
source: Faber

This can be a great gift for new homeowners if they’re a home mechanic.

Easy to install if you know what you’re doing, this stove hood uses LED lighting to create an ambiance in the kitchen that can’t be beaten, while providing a stylish, modern look.

Neato Botvac Connected

Neato Botvac Connected
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Part of the joy of being a home mechanic is being able to simplify or automate many of the home maintenance tasks that can quickly become time sinks.

With the gift of a Neato Botvac Connected, not only can it vacuum for you, you have complete control of the robot right through your wifi, meaning you can set it up and get it going from anywhere.

ecobee4 Thermostat with Sensor

Ecobee Thermostat
Source: Amazon

The best thing about Smart Homes is being able to program all those cost-saving tips you’ve always read about but never actually get around to implementing.

This smart thermostat is programmable, has built-in Alexa, and a room sensor to make sure your home is the right temperature only when you need it, saving you a lot of money every year, which leaves you more for holiday spending.

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Nest Protect Wired Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Nest Detector
Source: Amazon

The most important appliance you can have in your home is a smoke and carbon monoxide detector.

This wired detector from Nest is about as install and forget as you’re going to get from a detector, plus it connects to your phone to alert you of problems, even when you’re not home.

General Tools 4-in-1 Digital Precision Soil Condition Meter

Soil Monitor
Source: Amazon

If you know a home mechanic that’s serious about their lawn and garden, this is an essential item to have.

It gauges the Ph level of your soil, while also checking the moisture level and the sunlight intensity of a given location.

A must-have holiday gift for serious gardeners.

Ryobi Ultra-Quiet 2 HP Belt Drive Garage Door Opener

Ryobi Garage Door Opener
Source: Home Depot

If you know someone who uses their garage as a major workspace, then we can’t recommend this item enough.

Sure, it opens garage doors, but what sells this is that it has 7 Accessory ports for things like extension cables, fans, and more.

If you or the home mechanic in your life spends a lot of time in the garage, this is the perfect holiday gift.

Coolerguys Cabcool Two-Dual 120mm Kits w/ LED Thermal Controller

Cabinet Cooling Fans
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When running multiple systems in a cabinet, such as blue-ray players, game systems, or cable receivers, heat build-up can be dangerous for these expensive items.

These cooling fans can ensure that your electronics don’t overheat while locked away behind cabinet doors.

MIDLITE Power Jumper HDTV Power Relocation Kit

Power Relocator
Source: Amazon

Sometimes, the best spot to put your HDTV or entertainment center is not where the power outlets are for the room.

If you want to get rid of unsightly cables snaking up your wall, this kit is exactly what you’ve been looking for.

HALO Recessed LED Retrofit

Recess LED Light
Source: Amazon

Another great cost saver for your home is to switch from incandescent bulbs to super-efficient LEDs.

If you have old incandescent recess lighting fixtures though, this could be a challenge.

Fortunately, these retrofits make the task of switching out your incandescent fixtures quick and easy.

WaterCop Shut-Off Valve Actuator & 1" Valve Smart Leak Prevention Kit

Source: Amazon

If you’re a new homeowner, nothing will keep you up at night longer than worrying about a flood.

With this kit, you can set up a monitor that can shut off the water if a Z-Wave sensor, sold separately, detects a leak.

You can even shut off the water in your home from your phone with the WaterCop app.

Wixey WR300 Type 2 Digital Angle Gauge

Wixey Angle Gauge
Source: Amazon

No matter the project, careful measurement of angles is essential.

With this angle gauge, you can get a precise reading on a backlit display with the touch of a button, a great stocking stuffer this holiday season.

Netgear Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band WiFi Router

Netgear Nighthawk
Source: Amazon

If you have a lot of smart products around your home, as any good home mechanic would, having a powerful enough WiFi router is important.

With this router, you’ll never have to worry about having too many devices taking up bandwidth.

WiFi Wireless Digital Endoscope Borescope Snake Inspection Camera System

WiFi Endoscope
Source: Amazon

This semi-rigid snake scope is an essential tool for looking inside walls before major construction projects.

Capable of plugging into your iPhone, Android, or MacOS systems, using this scope is a breeze, saving you a ton of time when working on your home.

Gardner Bender GST-70M Circuit Alert Voltage Sensing Crimper/Stripper

Voltage Tools
Source: Amazon

One of those items where you wonder how nobody had come up with it before, these wire crimpers/strippers come with an attached voltage detector, saving you a tone of time while doing electrical work around the house.

Masterlock Bluetooth Outdoor Padlock

Source: Masterlock

Masterlock is the premier maker of quality locks for personal and professional use, so its no surprise they’d come up with an innovation like this.

Essentially a smart lock, the padlock can be unlocked by a connected smartphone or any device that has a proper code, which allows you to personalize it for employees or family members, so you can always see who is coming in or out.

Husqvarna Automower Automatic Lawn Mower

Source: SLE Equipment

What the Neato Botvac is for your floors, the Husqvarna Automower is for your lawn.

Covering up to 0.25 of an acre, this machine makes maintaining a perfectly manicured lawn easier than ever, which will make any homeowner smile this holiday.

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