Stanley TwinTec Ratcheting Wrench
Replacing the need for up to 26 sockets and a ratchet, Stanley’s TwinTec Ratcheting Wrench is a great gift for anyone looking to save space in their tool box.
This one-of-a-kind wrench features two quick adjust dials for easy operation. Just place either head over a fastener and turn the corresponding dial to make the teeth tighten on the fastener. This innovative design allows the TwinTec to securely fasten onto hexagonal, square, reverse Torx, and even rounded fasteners in both metric and SAE sizes. It’s ideal for a range of household projects, including bicycle and lawnmower repair.
The TwinTec helps you finish the job quickly, with less time spent switching or searching for lost sockets. Complete with a limited lifetime warranty, the Stanley TwinTec Ratcheting Wrench (model STHT72123) is available at Target, Walmart, Menards and independent retailers for about $29.99.
iGrillmini Meat Thermometer
Give the grillmaster in your life an accessory they’ll want to use every time they barbecue. iDevices’s popular iGrill is now available in an ultra-compact, high-performance version – the iGrillmini Bluetooth Smart meat thermometer. It's about a quarter of the size of the original iGrill, and features a more rugged exterior, with a smart LED indicating food doneness.
Bluetooth Smart technology eliminates the need to manually pair a smartphone or tablet with the iGrillmini, and allows you to connect within a 150-foot range. The iGrillmini has an unmatched 150-hour battery life, and a powerful magnet that gives it a sturdy connection.
Priced at $39.99, the iGrillmini is available at www.iDevicesinc.com. Included with purchase is a free iOs app for iPhone 4S and newer, as well as iPad 3 and newer versions. The Android iGrillmini app will be released in 2014.
Resqme Portable Auto Safety Tool
This holiday season, show your loved ones you care with a gift that can save their lives: the Resqme. It’s a portable auto safety tool that allows someone to get out of their car very quickly in an emergency.
The Resqme has saved thousands of lives over its 10-year history. This 2-in-1 device features a seatbelt cutter – a sharp blade you can use to cut a jammed seatbelt – and a window breaker – a spring-loaded spike you can use to shatter the car window.
Resqme is small, lightweight and powerful enough to free a trapped passenger in less than 60 seconds. It’s about 3 inches long, weighs 0.6 ounces, and can be stored on your keychain, looped on the rearview mirror, clipped to the sunvisor, or looped on the back headrest. Resqme is available in eight colors and can be purchased for $9.95 at Amazon.com. You can also find it online at SaveYourLife.us and AutoGeek.net, or buy it in-store at Ace Hardware or Do it Best.
Stanley Click ‘N’ Connect
Know someone who can never find the tool they're looking for? The solution is Stanley's Click ‘N’ Connect, a 2-in-1 storage system that includes a tool box (model STST19950) and an organizer unit (model STST14440).
The tool box features a lid that can be opened from either side or removed completely. Removable dividers can be used to create up to 9 sections, making it ideal to hold loose nails, bolts and more. The Click ‘N’ Connect organizer (shown in photo) also features removable dividers, as well as a clear, durable plastic lid that lets you see exactly what’s inside. Easy-to-use latches enable smooth, hassle-free connecting and detaching from the tool box.
Stanley’s Click ‘N’ Connect 2-in-1 storage solution line is available at home centers for about $24.99, or sold separately for $14.99 each.
Tilez by Indigo Root Designs
If you need a holiday gift for a college student looking to personalize their dorm room, an office worker whose space could use some sprucing up, or an apartment-dweller who needs a temporary decorating solution, Tilez by Indigo Root Designs are the answer. These removable, reusable, 10 x 10-inch wallpaper squares stay in place without residue and leave surfaces unharmed.
Tilez are simple to use on any flat, non-porous surface – just peel and stick – and won’t fall off, rip or wrinkle. They offer many creative possibilities, such as accent walls, headboards, backdrops to shelving, and table runners, and their fabric material works for indoor and outdoor uses. They also easily can be trimmed to fit unique spaces. At $28 for 10 Tilez sheets, it’s an affordable way to create fresh looks. Tilez are available in Latte Chevron, Retro Loops, and Deconstructed Chevron (pictured). Purchase at select retailers, or online at www.IndigoRoot.com.
COAST A25R LED Flashlight
Light up someone’s life with the new A25R rechargeable LED flashlight from COAST. With 466 lumens of light output, the A25R can illuminate targets as far as 560 feet away. It has a run time of 7.5 hours and a lithium-ion battery that can be recharged using AC, DC or USB power sources. The included alkaline battery pack lets you continue using the light even without access to charging power.
The sleek, stainless steel A25R features an unbreakable LED and rubberized O-ring for reliable water-resistance and durability. Backed by COAST’s lifetime guarantee against defects in materials and workmanship, the A25R has a suggested retail price of $178.99 and is available from automotive stores and suppliers, leading home centers, hardware stores, professional outlets, sporting goods stores, and numerous online retailers.
Bostitch 246-Piece Mechanics Set
This 246-piece socket set (1/4", 3/8" & 1/2") is an ideal gift for the do-it-yourselfer on your list. It includes a heavy-duty ratchet with a 72-tooth gear system for low arc swing, high torque ratcheting and better accessibility. The ratchet handle is contoured and ergonomically designed with anti-slip knurling for a comfortable grip. Sockets feature anti-slip rings for easy gripping and durable stamped size markings for easy identification. The chrome vanadium steel construction provides strength and durability, and it all comes in a sturdy blow mold case with metal latches for tool protection. The 246-piece Mechanics Tool Set (model BTMT72263) is backed by a Bostitch Lifetime Warranty and is available at a retail price of $199.99.
Chamberlain Garage Power Station
Know someone who spends a lot of time working in the garage? Get them a gift that’s sure to come in handy: the Chamberlain Garage Power Station. This 3-in-1 tool provides on-demand power, air and light all within easy reach. It features a 25-foot, auto-retractable utility cord that won’t tangle or knot, a multipurpose inflator perfect for car and bike tires, and an LED task light to illuminate any project. The unit is ceiling-mounted to keep your workspace free from clutter, and puts itself away when you’re done.
The Garage Power Station from Chamberlain combines the most-used garage utilities in a convenient, sleek package that’s less than the cost of buying each tool individually. With a suggested retail price of $129, it’s available online at Chamberlain.com and Amazon.com. It can also be purchased online at HomeDepot.com and in-store at Home Depot locations nationwide.
Minwax Wood Finishing Cloths
Do you have an unfinished wood piece you wish you could stain in time to display for holiday guests? Minwax Wood Finishing Cloths are the perfect gift for your money pit – you’ll have the project completed in no time and your friends and family will be impressed with your DIY prowess.
It can be your secret that these cloths make staining and finishing wood as easy as using a cleaning wipe. Just do a quick light sanding on the piece, remove any dust, wipe on the stain, and then wipe off the excess. The stain dries in just one hour – quicker than you can watch your favorite holiday movie.
With a suggested retail price of $7.99, Minwax Wood Finishing Cloths come with everything you need: stain, finish and gloves. Buy them at home centers and hardware stores nationwide.
Chaheati All-Season Heated Chair
Got a sports fan or camping enthusiast on your list? The Chaheati All-Season Heated Chair is ideal for tailgating, sporting events, hunting, fishing, camping and more. The Chaheati produces comfortable, even heat in four temperature settings ranging from 98 degrees to 145 degrees F. Its cordless, carbon-fiber, non-wire heating element is soft, flexible, and ultra-thin. The safe, low-voltage heating technology has digital circuit protection and heats up in less than 20 seconds. The Chaheati’s high-efficiency, lithium-ion rechargeable battery provides up to six hours of heat per charge.
This sturdy chair was made with durability in mind. It can accommodate up to 280 lbs in weight and features fabric designed to be fire- and water-resistant. The Chaheati is available for $72 from Chaheati.com. AC car adaptor sold separately.