Have you seen our ultimate tool gift guide? If not, go ahead and check it out, but make sure you’ve got a few minutes. That gift guide is more of an “upgrade your stuff” tool guide, filled with more than 50 tool recommendations.
I’ve been meaning to create an updated gift guide since then, but it’s always been back-burnered due to the amount of time and work involved. That first ultimate tool gift guide is basically 50 mini posts rolled into one.
Over in a recent mid-October misc. tool news post, I asked for review requests. In a comment, Tom wrote:
New idea-Love to see the holiday gift guide updated. I have used it in the past to add items to my amazon wishlist that people draw from for Christmas presents. But the list is two years old and I have acquired most of the tools that I like on it. The guide was great originally because it listed some tools that I had never even heard of (including the Gearwrench Gimbal Ratchets and Knipex Pliers Wrench). Adding new, clever tools may be appealing.
Many of us tool addicts wind up getting whatever the new gimmick tool is from Home Depot or Sears every Christmas.
Okay, I’ll do it!
The ultimate gift guide includes a lot of my favorite tools, and the second edition won’t be different in that respect. In other words, no BS.
I have no shortage of ideas for the second edition of the ultimate gift guide, but I’ve been thinking – a reader’s picks section or separate compilation might be a nice addition. Or maybe it’ll serve as a “I should try this” guide for next year’s edition. Or maybe there will be some great ideas for me to draw giveaway plans from.
If you still haven’t checked it out, take a look at the ultimate tool gift guide! If you’re up to it, here are 2 questions to consider:
1: Do you like the linear look/style/format of the first ultimate tool gift guide, or should the second edition have a different structure to it?
(I might split up the next ultimate gift guide into a couple of separate categorized posts for faster loading. Or how about a slideshow that you have to click through one tool at time? Just kidding, I hate those.)
And here’s the more important question:
2: Do you have a favorite tool that would be fitting for the Ultimate Tool Upgrade Gift Guide Part 2?
Oh, and that image above? It’s not at all related to the gift guide, it’s just a jumble of many different tools I bought from Sears prior to 2012.
In case you need another link: