10 Father’s Day Tools for Dad + Funny Sayings

Workshop gifts for dad

Father’s Day is just around the corner! Surprise Dad with one of the tool gifts below and a fun quote! You could put together a workshop gift basket with several smaller tools or splurge on something that’s been on his wishlist for a while.

Whatever you choose to do, I guarantee any of the Father’s Day tools below will be well-received by your dad. And the sayings that go with them will have him smiling big time!!

1. Measuring Tape

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Your dad probably already has one of these but being that they can easily break or get bent, having a spare is always handy!

Quote ideas:

  • “You really MEASURE up Dad!!”
  • “You RULE Dad!”

2. Level

Level measuring tool
A level is another common tool but one that’s also easily misplaced. There are a lot of different features and types of levels as well so you can pick out something your dad doesn’t already have.

Quote ideas:

  • “Thank you for always being “LEVEL Headed! You’re the best!”
  • “Your dad level is over 9000!”

3. Hammer

Yellow hammer

This is a great tool for Dad! And once again there are many different types of hammers so if your dad already has one type, you can get him something new.

Quote ideas:

  • “You’ve really NAILED this Dad thing! Happy Father’s Day!”
  • “Dad, thanks for helping me build my life!”

4. Vise-Grip

Vise grip for fathers

Vise grips have a ton of handy uses that your dad will love. He can use them to remove broken screws, clamp things in place, loosen nuts, and more. A high-quality pair will last a long time too.

Quote idea:

  • “You really HOLD our family TOGETHER! Happy Father’s Day!”

5. Stud Finder

magnetic stud finder

My husband always jokes around when he uses the stud finder and it seems to locate him every time. This would be a fun and useful tool for your hubs! I really like that this one is magnetic which allows for hands-free use!

Quote idea:

  • “You’re such a STUD!”

6. Tool Kit

Father's day tools full kit

If you’re not sure exactly which tool to get your dad, or you just want to get him a ton of Father’s Day tools all in one, a tool kit is perfect. There are many different ones to choose from too with different tools at different price ranges.

Quote idea:

  • “We couldn’t have BUILT a better Dad! Happy Father’s Day!”

7. Pocket Multi-Tool

Card multi-tool that dads will love

There are a lot of different multi-tools like this that will fit right in your pocket, but I really like the card version. Fits right in dad’s wallet and has 11 tools in one! You can find ones that fit on keychains as well.

Quote idea:

  • “You really CAN do it all, Dad! Love you!”

Click here to find a pocket tool on Amazon

8. Magnetic Pickup Tool

Magnetic pickup tool gift

If you have a dad who loves to work on cars, he’s going to REALLY love this tool! It can help pick up screws and bolts in even the most inconvenient places (like an engine bay).

Quote idea:

  • “You have a magnetic energy Dad! I love being around you.”

Click here to find a magnetic pickup tool on Amazon

9. Flexible Drill Extension

JelBo drill extension

This is a tool that will come in handy all the time! If your Dad doesn’t have one already, pick one up! It’s a flexible drillbit extender that makes it easy to work in tight spaces, like on appliances, cars, and more.

Quote idea:

  • “You’re the Dad that can do anything!”

Click here to find a flexible drill extension on Amazon 

10. Flashlight

Tactical flashlight perfect for dad

Flashlights are one of those things that aren’t so fun to buy for yourself, but they always come in handy when you least expect it (like during power outages).

You can find some really cool flashlights these days too. Depending on what your dad needs, you can get him a handheld light, a headlamp, a stationary flashlight, something rechargeable, waterproof, etc.

Quote idea:

  • “Thanks for showing me the way, Dad!”
  • “Dad, you always brighten up my days!”

Click here to find a flashlight on Amazon

Bonus Tool Gifts

If you’re willing to spend a bit more money for a bigger-ticket tool gift for dad, here are a few ideas:

Compact Drill

DeWalt compact drill

This is the most used tool in our home…my hubby has two already and has another one on his wishlist. 🙂

Wet/Dry Vacuum

Wet and dry vacuum from DeWALT

This is overall a great tool for your man! The washable/reusable filter, crush-resistant 5ft hose, and on-board storage for easy transport all make this a great gift idea!

You can also choose how you want to use this vacuum: corded with an AC outlet, or cordless with a battery. This is an ideal option for when vacuuming out the car!


Dewalt Sander father's day idea

If your hubby has any wood projects on his to-do list this sander is a great tool to get the job done! My husband appreciates a good sander and this one will be just the right one!

You might also want to bundle a Dremel with this sander for finer details!

Final Thoughts

Tools are always well-received gifts with dads. There’s always SOMETHING to work on around the house, right?!

With the Father’s Day tool gifts above, you can get your dad something he’ll really end up using! If you’re still not sure what to get him though, consider one of the smaller tools above and then a gift card to his favorite hardware store. That way he can pick out exactly what he needs.

Have any other Father’s Day tool ideas we missed? Have any funny quote ideas to go along with the gifts above? Leave a comment below!

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  • Thanks for sharing this great article! Father’s Day is almost here, and I’m looking for tools to get for my dad. My dad loves do-it-yourself projects even though he doesn’t know what he’s doing half the time. I’ll look into some of the items that you shared with me. Thanks fro suggesting them!

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