Festool USA recently sent me an email with holiday gift guide suggestions.
This is typical – plenty of brands reach out with gift ideas and suggestions this time of year.
The email started off with an attention-grabbing subject: “Crafting the best Holiday Gift Guide? Ideas for the DIYer in your life.”
I found a couple of them interesting.
Here’s how it starts off:
Known for their innovation and durability, Festool products are sure to be a highlight in any DIYer’s holiday collection, regardless of their specialty.
This one caught my attention first – a Festool 18V 2-tool cordless combo kit with impact driver and track saw.
Gift the ultimate power duo this holiday with the TID 18 + TSC 55 K Combo Kit. Featuring the robust TID 18 Impact Driver and the innovative TSC 55 K Cordless Circular Saw, it’s perfect for precision-driven
A new TSC60 cordless track saw launched earlier this year. Festool says the TSC 60 offers multiple improvements, but I’m sure the TSC 55 is just fine for everyone’s DIY projects.
If you’re looking for something different, there’s also a 2-tool combo kit with impact driver, jig saw, and compact batteries.
Here’s what Festool says about this other combo kit:
Delight the DIYer in your life with the TID 18 + HKC 55 Combo Kit. Combining the durable TID 18 Impact Driver and the versatile HKC 55 Circular Saw, this kit excels in both precision and power.
To be frank, I think Festool power tools are too specialized to give to someone as a gift, or at least as a surprise.
But if you’re dropping gift idea hints to your friends and family, these are just perfect.
I’d totally ask for a $1000 2-tool cordless power tool combo kit… and then follow up with what I really wanted for far less money.
Take the Milwaukee M12 Fuel installation drill/driver for example. Right now, it’s $199 at Home Depot and other retailers.
$200 is still a lot for a holiday gift idea, but it’s an easier ask than a $1000 2-tool combo kit.
Milwaukee’s cordless track saw kit is a “special buy” at Home Depot right now. It’s pricey, but nowhere close to $1000.
Or for one just starting out, something like the Bosch Colt compact router (on sale at Amazon) and maybe a clamp-on edge guide might be perfect for elevating a DIYer’s woodworking game.
What do you think – are these Festool 2-tool combo kits great gift ideas for DIYers?
For a less laughable gift idea, the outdoor Systainer set might be a good fit for super fans.