An opportunity to present a housewarming gift came up. It turned into a bit of a head scratcher, though. Casserole dish? Toaster? Bath towels? Not really. What do you give someone who has everything they need?
Something I’d love to have myself, naturally. New house means new picture hooks to install. Paint cans to tap shut. Shelves to knock together, perhaps. Estwing has the perfect gift. A 12 ounce hammer with leather grip. The same hammer we pictured in our Executive Tool Bag.
She’ll have this hammer for forty years. Her daughter’s daughter will have it a lifetime as well. Assuming none of the kids loses it at college or a camping trip.
WITH TYPICAL AMERICAN frenzy for planning, annually our offices are inundated with frantic emails from those seeking the perfect Fathers Day gift. “What do we get our Dad / Brother / Uncle? He’s very particular!”
In the course of researching domestic production tools, I’ve developed fondness to a particular few, which I own, use, and recommend. This publication’s weekly contribution offers what I consider to be a perfect gift. One that will last decades of normal residential use. Even heavy use and moderate abuse.
Hammer, screwdriver, & pliers. All in a tidy zippered bag. About $100.
Estwing E12S 12oz Straight Claw Hammer with Leather Grip
Klein Tools #32557 Heavy Duty Multi-Bit Screwdriver/Nut Driver
Channellock 430 10-Inch Tongue and Groove Plier
Klein Tools 5139L Top-Grain Leather Zipper Bag