If you’re a welder or maybe you’re shopping for someone who is a welder you’re probably looking for that one gift you can get them for Christmas that will get them all fired up and excited. As someone who is a welder, I’m always on the lookout for those unique and interesting things.
In this guide, I’m not just going to share the same old stuff but rather those unique gift ideas that will cover a wide range of prices and ideas. So no matter if you’re just looking for that quick stocking stuffer or that big gift that will please any welder you’ll find it here
By the way, if you get through the list below and you want to see all the tools I normally recommend you can check out all of my Buyers Guides by clicking here.
So if you’re struggling to find that perfect gift for the welder in you life then keep reading.
25 Unique Christmas Gift Ideas For Welders
#1 Laser Tape Measure
I recently just heard about the laser tape measure. In fact, I was so interested in it that I added to my family gift list.
What’s nice about this tape measure is that it works like a normal tape measure but it also has a laser attached to it so you can point the laser at what you’re working on and find measurements quickly.
The laser will measure up to 131 feet and also has a magnetic hook. I personally like this tool when I go on job sites and have to get an accurate measurement that a normal tape measure just sometimes can’t provide.
#2 Ear Buds for Welders
As a welder one thing, we like to do while welding is to listen to music. However, welding can be a loud and noisy job. With the ISO Wireless Earplug Earbuds, they give you just that.
The earplugs are OSHA approved and also give you the ability to wirelessly connect to your smartphone and listen to your favorite music or podcast.
With a 22db noise reduction, 21-hour battery life with rechargeable battery case, and noise reduction mic you’ll be able to work all day and stay compliant.
Not only that they are heavy-duty built and are small enough that they won’t interfere with your welding helmet.
#3 Welding Helmet Hanger
One issue almost all welders have is where to put things. You have your helmet, tools, hat, gloves, and anything else you can think of.
This is where the S7 Steel Welding Machine Hanger Kit comes in. This hanger goes right on top of you gas cylinder and gives you 3 extra places to hang things.
I personally like to hang my helmet, hat, and a few commonly used wrenches on it. So if you’re a welder that needs more organization in their life this is a great option.
#4 Side View Welding Helmet
One of the most important things a welder needs is his welding helmet. Now I didn’t want to include just any welding helmet on this list but one that I thought was very unique.
That’s why I included the YESWELDER Helmet. This helmet does 2 things that almost no other welding helmet does. First, it has an antifog setup. Meaning the inside lens won’t fog up while you’re welding. Secondly, it has a side view lens which allows you to see on either side of you.
Most welding helmets only give you a 180-degree viewing range. This helmet gives you a 270-degree peripheral range allowing you to see things next to you easier.
#5 The Welders Gear Bag With a Twist
This next gift idea is great for the welder who is always traveling. The last thing you want to do is use some old ratty gym bag to keep all of your gear in. This can cause your helmet to get scratched or ruined and who knows what else.
With the Revco GB 100 BSX it will do all of that and more. It’ll hold all of your tools and gear but best of all it also has a helmet hatch that allows you to securely store your helmet without scratching it all up.
It also makes traveling a whole lot easier because won’t have to waste time trying to figure out where everything’s at. With all the pockets and storage space this is the only way to travel as a welder.
#6 The Grasshopper Welding Finger
One problem I know almost every welder has is trying to hold small stuff while trying to weld. When you wear thick heavy welding gloves this is almost impossible.
That where this handy link tool comes in called the Grasshopper Welding Finger. This handy little clamp puts pressure on one specific spot so you don’t have to try to hold the part with your welding gloves on.
This handy little clamp has a high tension spring and magnetic base to make holding small parts a breeze. Best of all you use it on flat surfaces, rod, and even pipe.
#7 The Welding Business Owners Handbook
Being a welder is one thing but being a welding business owner is a completely different thing. As someone who’s been running a welding business for over 11 years now it takes a lot of knowledge and skill.
Recently I came across the Welders Business Owners Handbook and decided to buy it. I found a wealth of knowledge in this book and thats coming from someone who’s been running a welding business for a long time.
So whether you’re looking at earning some money on the side or going full time with your welding business this could be the perfect stocking stuffer for your welder this year.
#8 A Table For One
The next gift idea is for the home hobbies welder working out of there garage. Nothings worse as welder if you have to work on an old rickety work bench or worse on the ground.
Instead you may want to consider getting a quality welding table like the Klutch Steel Welding Table. This little table not only gives you a flat surface to work off of but it all comes with clamps to help you hold your projects in place.
Not only will this little table save you time but it’ll also save your back from being hunched over or working on the ground.
#9 Going Portable
One of the greatest improvements with welders is that they’ve been getting smaller and smaller. Some of the very first welders I used 20 years ago were as big as a tank. Ok, I might be exaggerating a bit but you get the idea.
Now a days you can get welders that are portable like the Deko Pro Welder. This handy little welder is as small as a suitcase and runs on a normal 110 outlet.
Best of all its portable and can be uses nearly anywhere you want to to bring it. If you’re a small time welder working out of your garage this is the perfect option for you.
#10 The MIG Light
As a welder one thing, you need to be able to do while welding is to be able to see what you’re welding. Once you strick that arc it can be fairly easy to see what you’re welding but what about when you’re not.
This is where the MIG Light comes in handy. This heavy duty light fastens to the neck of your welding gun that allows you postion yourself and see where you’re welding.
This handy little tools works great when you’re in cramped tight spots with no light. Best of all it’s light and never gets in the way and keeps light on the exact spot everytime.
#11 Get the Angle
One of the hardest things for a welder to do is figure out odd sizes, shapes, and angles. This happens on a regular basis at my welding shop and I found a way to fix this,
This were the Amenitee Angle Layout Measuring Ruler comes into play. This handy little tool works great for figuring out out odd shapes and sizes.
With this simple tool you can use it figure out odd shapes and help you fab out those odd jobs in less time. This is a must have tool for every welder out there.
#12 Magswitch Ground Clamp
One thing every welder must-have is a ground clamp. This creates a complete circuit and without it you’re welder won’t work. But what do you do when you don’t have a place to clamp your ground to?
This is where the Magswitch Ground Clamp comes in handy. This little device uses a magnet instead of the normal ground clamp. So no matter where you are you’ll always be able to ground out your welder.
It also has an easy on off switch that allows you to easily turn off the magnet when you’re done.
#13 Plugging Holes
When it comes down to it welders love tools, especially if it makes their life easer. One job a welder has is to plug an unused hole on a project. If you free hand it it will likely need a lot of grinding and worst of all get stuck to the welding table.
This is where the Hole Plug Magnet comes into play. This simple little device magnetically clamps to your table and covers the bottom of your hole to help you get a smooth flat weld that will require no grinding afterward.
This little tool is small but it is mighty and worth every penny in my opinion.
#14 Welding Scrap Metal Art
If you’re a welder with a full time job you probably have not problem doing the work all day. But what if you want to do some fun projects on the side?
I recently came across this great book called How to Weld Scrap Metal Art. This book has 30 different easy to weld projects you can do even from your home garage.
So if you’re looking to tinker around and try out some new ideas or you know a welder who has a knack for this sort of things then this is the book for you.
#15 Welders Mug
If you’re a welder or know a welder you’ll know that they like to express who they are at times. Best of all welders are proud of who they are but the question is how can they express this in a unique way?
A unique way to do this is the to get them the Welders Coffee Mug. This coffee mug is a funny and unique piece that will get people talking.
Best of all it will show who you are and the type of person you are. So if you have a spouse or a boss that is a welder then this the perfect gift for them.
#16 Turn Up the Heat
One unique tool a welder needs from time to time is a way to check the temperature of the metal they are welding. If you weld metal too cold the weld won’t adhere and will likely crack off. In other cases depending on the type of metal you’re welding you’ll need it to be heated up in order to weld it.
The is where an Infrared Laser Thermometer comes in handy. With this simple little tool, all you have to do is point and click and it will instantly tell you how hot or cold the surface of the metal is.
We use this tool when we weld AR400 metal plate which we heat up to 300 degrees before welding.
#17 I Welded It Held
If the welder in your life has plenty of tools then maybe you should get them a new shirt. But like anything you want it to be something that gets people talking and makes you stand out.
This shirt is a great way to make yourself stand out. It also lets people know that you have a quirky sense of humor and that you are a welder.
#18 TIG Pen Finger Feeder
If you know a welder that does a lot of TIG welding they’re going to be happy that you found this for them. When it comes to TIG welding you have to run a foot pedal, a welding wand, and also control the filler metal with the other hand all at the same time.
With the TIG Pen Finger Feeder, it helps you control that bead a whole lot easier. It also saves your hand from getting burnt and overheating your gloves.
Best of all it will give you quality welds without all the hardwork.
#19 Magnetic Digital Level
I can’t tell you how many times over the years I’ve had projects I’m working on and I need to find an angle to something. This simple tool solves that entire problem.
The Magnetic Digital Level does just that. Simply just set it on the part you are working on and it will instantly tell you the angle of the part.
In the end, this handy little tool will save you time and patience trying to figure out the angle you should have and is a must have tool for any welder.
#20 MIG Gun Holder
One aggravating problem I’ve come across over the years as a welder is where do I put my Welding Gun when I’m not welding. You could hang it on your welder, lay it on your welding table, but that will likely result in a damaged welding gun or at the very least falling on the ground.
Instead why not get a MIG Gun Holder like the one from CNA. This is a handy tool that not only holds your MIG gun but also has a magnetic base that allows you to move it around to where you need.
So don’t just lay your MIG gun on the ground, you’ve likely paid a lot for that welder and the last thing you need is a damaged MIG gun.
#21 Welders Hoodie
Welding clothes and gear are things welders can never have enough of. Like any welder, you’re proud of who you are and like to express that by the clothes you wear.
So if you’re looking for that one gift for a welder then the Welding Hoodie is a mush have. The best part is the design on the hoodie.
#22 Welding Stickers for Your Helmet
Have you ever seen someone who has a suitcase or car with stickers on it. A lot of times these stickers represent the things they care about most.
Well welders will do the same thing with their welding helmets and toolbox as well. Stickers define who you are and the best part is they look very cool.
#23 Welding Helmet Cooling System
If you don’t know much about welders or you are one yourself you know how hot things can get especially in the summer. In fact, some factories can get up to 120 degrees in the welding booth. The problem is you can’t just turn a fan on because you’ll blow the shielding gas off of your weld.
The solution to this problem is the CoolBelt Welding Helmet Cooling System. This device hooks into your helmet and pumps cool air into your helmet as you weld.
With clean air and no more sweat getting in your eyes as your weld, this handy little tool is worth its weight in gold to have in those hot summer days.
#24 Angle Clamp
One thing no welder can never have enough of is clamps and more specifically specialized clamps. Without good quality clamps, it’s almost impossible to fabricate something without it warping.
This is where the KAKA AC-60 Angle Clamp comes in. This handy little clamp helps you get an accurate 90 degree angle every time without having to use a square and constantly tack and tweak to get part to get it right.
Best of all its heavy duty built for welders. When it comes down to you can’t go wrong with this clamp.
#25 Tungsten Scribe
When it comes to being a welder its all about being accurate. Things have to be built correctly or they just don’t work. This means you need to be accurate. The question is how do you do this?
This is why I recommend the Tungsten Scribe. This scribe gives an accurate line to help you get your parts cut and welded right every time.
I personally like this tool for marking out my parts for bending and getting a precise mark.