Over the past few weeks, we have noticed that retailers were maneuvering to market and promote many tools in preparation for the upcoming holiday shopping season.
Following are six of the tools that we expect will sell very well over the next month or so. Several of these items are also in Amazon’s bestsellers list, and we predict that they will stay there at least until after the new year.
1. Black & Decker Ready Wrench – This tool almost has “gift item” written all of it since, while affordably priced, the Ready Wrench does not look like a tool that DIYers would readily buy for themselves. We have seen cases of these wrenches being positioned at a local store’s entrance in anticipation of Black Friday shoppers.
3. Low-cost cordless power tool sets, such as those by Craftsman, Porter-Cable, and Ryobi. Each major retailer has lowered the prices on their homeowner-level cordless tool kits. Expect to see 2-piece drill and circular saw kits at about $90 throughout the holiday season and 4pc tool sets for about $130.
4. Multi-function oscillating tools, such as the recently mentioned Dremel Multi-Max. Along with the Ready Wrench, we saw a Dremel Multi-Max being demonstrated at our local Lowes the other day. Although the associates were not using it properly, the tool seemed to have made a positive impression on the several watching customers.
6. Dremel 4000 rotary tool – While we’re not quite sure that the Dremel 4000 will be as hot a seller as the other items on this list, it has recently been heavily promoted online and in stores. Holiday shoppers combined with those that had already planned on upgrading to the new model may bump the Dremel 4000 up to the “bestsellers” list.
While it is too soon to tell, our early prediction is that these six tools will sell exceptionally well during the upcoming holiday shopping season. This makes sense seeing as how four out of these six tools are on our wish list!