Welding is a hobby that requires a lot of equipment. Not only do you need your working gear, but you also need safety equipment and other tools to make the job efficient. If you know someone that is a welder, its a good idea to look for some gift ideas for welders during the holiday season.
This list contains twenty-five excellent gifts that any welder would love. If you are shopping for a beginner or an experienced welder, you can’t go wrong with any of these! If you are at a loss on what to buy, we have some unique gift ideas that may spark your interest!
Does your welder use the old-fashioned, manual helmet? Does he or she need a new one? The auto-dimming helmet from Instapark is a fantastic upgrade! Check out Amazon’s reasonable current pricing on various designs, including the American Eagle.
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Unlike other welding helmets, the Instapark is much more ergonomic and comfortable, especially in warmer temperatures. Sometimes welders bypass their helmets because of how hot it gets from wearing them. Instapark had this in mind when they improved the ventilation design of the helmet. The result is a comfortable helmet that anyone can wear for hours without problems. An auto-dimming, ventilated helmet will help speed up production and make the task more enjoyable!
Welding is hard on the eyes, so you must make sure to use proper safety equipment. Check out our article on welding and eye safety here.
Are you looking for a humorous, lighthearted gift? You can’t go wrong with a T-shirt from the Ann Arbor T-shirt company! Not only are these t-shirts an excellent conversation piece, but they are also printed on 100% USA-grown cotton.
Prices are reasonable so that they won’t make a dent in your wallet. You can never go wrong with a funny T-Shirt related to a person’s trade. Check out this and other fun, inexpensive designs – (Amazon).
Gifting a welding book is an excellent idea for both beginners and seasoned veterans! This book was originally written to complement a specific set of welding classes, but the book is so well written that it can be used as a stand-alone guide.
Advanced welders will appreciate it as it is more comprehensive, and beginners will benefit because it contains “everything a welder needs to know.” Find this book on Amazon here for more details.
For additional welding book recommendations, check out my article on the Top Five Welding Books welders should have.
A welding table is one of the most valuable pieces of equipment a welder can have! This particular table is especially useful as it comes with tools and clamps for holding your project in place.
It works as a stand-alone workbench or tabletop, and even though it is beefy at 51 pounds, it can still be easily moved around the shop! The table is reasonably priced considering the accessories that come with it and is well worth its purchase.
A second runner-up for a portable welding table would be this one here – the KASTFORCE Portable Welding table. We like it because it is mobile with locking wheels and has a storage bench underneath for tools or equipment (and the price is right). The only downfall is it has a galvanized top, so if you are looking for Heavy Duty use, you may want to opt for the Vevor or just build your own table.
We picked these tables because they are solid and great for beginners, hobbyists, and home workshop DIY’er. Both can be put together fairly quickly, enabling you to start using them immediately.
A thickness gauge is a perfect gift for the welder you have in mind. This gauge is both unique and practical. It has a key ring attached and doubles as a tape measure! Unlike many other small metal measuring gadgets, the print on this gauge is easy to read.
We really like this as a simple gift. Why? Because it is inexpensive and with your keys attached, you will always have that tool to measure something when you least expect to need it. A simple gift for any DIYer who is into metal fab or working on a project. Check out the current details here. (Amazon).
This is one of our more fun gift ideas for welders if you can’t think of anything else. You might want to look at these humorous coffee mugs for welders.
These stylish welding hats are a must for any welder to protect their head and neck from flying sparks. The welder in your life will really appreciate a gift like this.
Another tool that every welder should have is a handy Torpedo Mag-Level. This seven-inch by one-inch and a quarter level is small but packs a big punch. With the exclusive Z-Axis bubble pod, you can get an entirely new element to your level reading. The handy carry strap included makes this a versatile and portable tool that your welder will appreciate and love.
Every welder will tell you that unless you have a bit piece when you pull your magnet away, they tend to take the piece you’re working on with them. The typical magnetic square used by a welder is strong enough to hold small metal pieces in place. But as I said, they can be a nuisance if you have to move them. Well, what if you could flip a switch and turn it off?
Turning it on or off is precisely what you can do with the Adjust-O. With a simple flip of the switch, you can release the magnetic pull and allow easy release of the square. It is a perfect gift for any welder.
Another really handy tool for any welder who works on pieces larger than a few inches is the magnetic ground clamp. The welder can just hook up their negative to this ground magnet and then place it on the piece to be welded. No clamping is involved as the magnet holds the ground in place. This is a very handy way to close your circuit if you’re a welder who does arc (stick) welding.
This welding cart by MIG is something I can tell you most welders want to have. This cart is so convenient with its cable holders right on the side and a chain locking end platform to hold compressed gases in place. The three drawers are also handy to keep things organized and secure, while the convenient handle above makes the cart easy to move where you need it to go.
Just like with the welding hat, another important thing welders want is to protect their bodies from red hot sparks and molten metal. A welding jacket is designed to let these hot sparks roll off without harming the welder or catching on fire. As a bonus, the jacket is ruggedly stylish too. Plus, this is one of our favorite gift ideas of welders!
This welding jacket is reasonably priced and something every welder wishes they had (and if they have one already, it’s probably time to replace it anyway).
Any welder will tell you that you can never have enough decent clamps. And this economic 4-in-1 clamp from Strong Hand Tools is the perfect gift. Get them one, two, three, or as many as you want; they will appreciate them all. As I said, you can never have too many decent clamps.
As we were just discussing clamps, I need to show you this nifty little device. Can you tell I get excited talking about it? Well, so do many welders, as this is an ingenious time-saving device. It is so handy when you’re welding angles. I really love using this tool. It has helped me make stairs, frames, and so much more. Get the welder in your life one of these; trust me on that one, they’ll love it.
If you’ve ever spent any length of time in a welding shop in the summer, then you know it can get hot. Really hot. Not only that, but the fumes from welding can be a bit much, even if you are welding outside. So, stay ventilated with this shop-grade non-oscillating pedestal fan by Lasko.
This 30-inch fan is durable, and with its double-locking guard, it’s also safe for the shop. The fan has a two-speed motor and speed control knob for easy adjustment. Every shop needs a decent shop fan, and welders can appreciate a good fan more than most.
If you’re looking for a great stocking stuffer, an extra chipping hammer makes a great little gift for the welder in your life. This hammer is useful if the welding type is arc welding, which needs the slag chipped off. Make sure you check what kind of welding the welder in your life does first. If it’s arc (also called stick), then this would make a great stocking stuffer.
Again with the arc (stick) welding specific gifts, ask any welder if they like getting damp welding rods, and they will tell you once they get wet, they are usually garbage. That’s why this handy welding rod case is so valuable. This case seals up tight to keep the rods dry and ready for use.
Remember when I mentioned that you can’t have enough clamps? Well, I can tell you that I own at least six of these particular locking vice clamps. They are just so handy for holding things together. I’ve used them when welding on countless occasions and having these in quantity in any shop is always a bonus. That’s why you’ll notice they often come with a bulk discount so you can save money buying a bunch of these.
You can help the welder in your life to keep their arms from being burned as they weld. One of the worst things for a welder is the spitting hot metal that can cause severe burns. These sleeves help the welder have the quick solution of simply putting them on to prevent their arms from being burned.
Since I mentioned the other Vise-Grip clamps previously, I needed to show you these pliers as well. Having a set or three like this in the shop is really handy. And this four-piece set packs a good punch with four different-sized locking vise-grip pliers. Any man who tinkers in a shop or welds will appreciate a set or two of these.
Another wonderful gift for any guy (especially a welder) is a part and hardware organizer like this one by Keter. The 22-inch cantilever-style organizer has two rows of organizing bins to help keep small pieces of parts or hardware stored neatly and safely.
The Ironton 2-Drawer Tool Cart is a must for any shop. With its convenient locking casters and drawers, this cart is both rugged and functional. The 350-lb. capacity also means that the welder in your life can lug around all kinds of stuff to get projects done with this handy shop cart by their side.
No shop is complete without a shop radio. And when you’re welding, there’s nothing better than having some good tunes in the background. This Milwaukee job site radio will be a welcome gift to any welder, or even any man or woman who likes to work in a shop or around the house or yard. You can’t go wrong with the gift of music.
As mentioned before, welders love to weld but aren’t usually fans of getting burned. If you’ve ever seen the hands, arms, and clothing of any welder, you’ll know that burns happen quite frequently. Why not help them out with a new pair of welding gloves? After all, this is one of our favorite gift ideas of welders.
These stylish and durable welding gloves by Gravel Gear are made from premium split cowhide leather and sewn using highly durable Kevlar (®.) thread for ultimate protection.
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