Affordable Cool Gift Ideas to Include in a Woodworking Gift Basket

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woodworking gift basket ideaIf your recipient is an avid DYI carpenter or aspires to become one, a woodworking gift basket filled with the below affordable cool gift ideas is an excellent choice!

This gift basket can serve as an excellent birthday gift for him or a father’s day gift basket.

Get some or all of the below affordable items and put together a gift basket any carpentry lover would love to have.

Woodworking gift basket ingredients

container ideas

  • basket
  • tool box


  • Screws and nails– include an assortment of wood screws and nails in different sizes.
  • Wood glue
  • Sanding paper – a coarse grit paper for initial sanding and a finer grit for a smooth finish.
  • Sanding block – a rectangle block to hold sanding paper with. It can even be a piece of wood.
  • Bar clamps – to hold wood in place when sawing, gluing etc.
  • Hammer
  • Pliers
  • Chisel
  • Level
  • Tape measure
  • Try Square – measures 90 degree angles accurately.
  • Screwdriver – both Phillips and Flathead screwdrivers are useful.
  • Drill bits -if your recipient has an electric screwdriver / drill. Make sure you get ones for wood.
  • Protective mask – very helpful when sanding.
  • Protective glasses– to protect eyes against flying splinters and chips when sawing.
  • Work gloves
  • Tweezers- to get those splinters out.
  • Ear plugs
  • First aid kit
  • Book about woodworking
  • Woodworking Magazine – a copy of a magazine about woodworking or even a subscription to one.
  • Woodworking project plan – include a beginner’s woodworking project instructions your recipient can try out (there are many free plans on the internet). A cool gift idea will be to also include pre-cut wood for this project so your recipient can have a go at it as soon as you hand him/her this gift basket.
  • Self made workshop – If you are a DYIer or carpenter yourself, use one of these blank gift certificates to invite your recipient to a one-on-one workshop with you!



Want to splurge some more? how about a

  • Woodworking workshop – a cool gift idea for any aspiring woodworking that doesn’t have the guts to start. Enroll your recipient to one. I participated in a woodworking workshop myself and it was one of the best things I have done.
  • Electric saw
  • Electric Drill
  • Workbench