If there’s a woodworker in your life, chances are that you’re wondering what you should give as a gift. Does your loved one need new woodworking tools? Is there a gift that’s always smart to give? Should you get a gift card instead?

The answer is that it depends. Every woodworker is different, and different people have different needs and interests. For example, if you can’t name a single tool in your loved one’s shop, it may be difficult to determine what he or she needs. Wondering what to do? Not to worry, because the team at Long Island Woodworking Supply has you covered. In today’s post, we’ll be sharing a few helpful tips to ensure that you find the gift that’s just right for the woodworker in your life.

Has He or She Talked About Specific Tools?

This makes it easy. If your woodworker has said something like, “You know, I think I could really get into woodburning and I’d love a Colwood woodburning kit someday,” you’re off to the races! Although there are a handful of options to choose from, a woodburning beginner would be thrilled to have any kit to get started with.

What If You’re Not Sure?

That’s where things can sometimes get a little tricky. The good news is that there are a handful of options.

For starters, you can help them to stock up on a handful of basic woodworking supplies. Any woodworker would love to have too many supplies like this and finishing supplies, dyes, CA glues, abrasives, and adhesives are always a smart bet. After all, if they can’t use them now, they most certainly will in the future!

If you feel confident, you can also check out that person’s shop. Perhaps you know that the woodworker in your life has been spending a lot of time at the bandsaw lately. If that’s the case, new bandsaw blades are sure to come in handy! Check their inventory to see what they currently have and stock up on more of the same size. (Bonus tip: not sure where to find the size? You can often search for the bandsaw’s make and model to find what length of blade is needed.)

Lastly, you could always just ask. See if your woodworker would be interested in creating a list of ideas for you so you can get him or her exactly what they’re looking for. Although this takes some of the surprise out of it, there are plenty of other ways you can truly make their holiday season special and surprising!

The Online Tool Suppliers You Can Count On

At Long Island Woodworking Supply, we strive to offer exceptional woodworking tools for woodworkers — and for their loved ones searching for gifts! We also pride ourselves on exceptional customer service, so if you’re shopping for the perfect gift and you could use some friendly advice, we’d love to chat. After all, our mission is to be more than just an online tool supplier! Shop our store today and contact us with any questions you may have. 

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