Finding the right gift for a welder can be a tough job, but not as tough of a job as being a welder! But just like a good welder, we are here to solve tough problems with a little bit of creativity and a burning hot blowtorch! (OK, maybe not the blowtorch.)
Now let’s weld together the perfect gift list for your friends and loved ones who weld for a living.
Welding Gift Ideas
1. Welding Helmet
You need a proper helmet if you plan to weld literally anything. This is good to keep sparks out of your eyes and prevent them from experiencing major brightness. Sometimes helmets still do not hold the brightness back as much as they should. These helmets are double-layered, tinted, and come with sooo much a good welder needs to do their job well.
2. Welding Cap
Welding caps can be really helpful too. They offer slightly more protection for the welder and make their job a heck of a lot easier. They also don’t catch on fire easily like some. These are specially made using double-layer cotton protection. Truly, they are something special and even come at a bargain price.
3. Welding Hood
Sticking with protective aids, this welding hood is perfect for those who have a job that is going to require extensive work. It covers the entire head area other than the face, including the neck. It will be very useful to those who will be working around other welders long-term, allowing the user to remain burn-free in these areas.
4. Welder T-Shirt
Help bring a smile to the face of a welder (even though you might not see it behind their welding mask) with a welding-inspired T-Shirt as a gift. These funny shirts are some of our favorites and we think others will love them too. Especially as a random gift.
5. Welding Gloves
You are not a true welder if you do not take proper care of yourself when welding. While helmets are useful, one also needs to wear proper gloves. You can’t wear just any type, but rather those that are specially designed to withstand the heat. These gloves are heat resistant, made with kevlar-stitching, and they have reinforced leather seams. They’ll work perfectly for any welder!
6. Welding Apron
While gloves are great, so are welding aprons. They prevent you from getting random sparks onto your clothes, creating a safer working environment. Randomly catching on fire is not considered a “good thing” by most experts, we’ve heard. It’s a heavy-duty protector that also has several places to put tools too.
7. Welding Goggles
Helmets are great but some might choose to avoid those but still want to protect their eyes from sparks. This pair is known for its comfort and performance. It properly tints to help with brightness while at the same time, offers excellent overall protection.
A welder needs a proper power source to do their job to the max. A generator offers that in many ways. This gas-powered generator from Duromax offers a lot of power with a full 4,400 watts at your disposal. Best of all, it’s portable! Any welder will enjoy having this around.
9. Welding Torch
A welder is only as good as his torch. Offering a great torch as a gift can make life a lot easier on a welder. The Bernzomatic TS8000 is terrific and well-liked by professional welders. It’s a high-intensity torch that is easy to use.
10. Welder Mug
Like with T-Shirts, sometimes you just want to get a welder a gift that will be more commemorative rather than for their profession. These welder mugs do just that as they honor the welder while also giving them a useful thing to put their coffee into. It’s a win/win all the way around.
11. Welder’s Knife
While one may not assume it, welders need knives too. If nothing else, getting someone a nice stainless steel knife can be quite useful. This folding knife will come in handy for many of the challenging situations a welder might find himself in. At the same time, this knife can still be used for several other projects too.
12. Soap for Welders
Did you know there is a soap made for welders? After a long day of sweating, welders need a real tough soap to get clean. This bar soap is all natural, using ground coffee and essential oils to create one heck of a smell. The soap is antibacterial and it also acts as a small anti-inflammatory. Overall, we feel it’s a spectacular gift welders will love.
13. Welding Sign
Sometimes a great novelty sign is needed, especially when it comes to trade professions. A good welding sign is not always easy to find, but we did all the work for you. This will be great to give to a person, allowing them to put it on their garage door or something. If not, in their home and/or near the place they might weld is perfect too.
14. Welding Kit
Perhaps you have someone in your life wishing to get started in welding. Maybe you have a veteran welder who needs new equipment. Either way, we have you covered with this welding kit! It includes the torch head, power cable/hose, cable cover, cable adapter, accessory kit, and a free gift too.
15. Welding Jacket
This welding jacket is a lot like the welding apron. It is meant to be a great protective aid to a welder, as they wear something to keep them from being burned or from catching on fire randomly. The jacket covers the person up all over the areas they’ll likely experience sparks flying. Therefore, we feel it is a great gift to give someone. It shows you care!
16. Gear Pack
This backpack is made for the extreme, as it is big enough to carry tons of supplies one might need. While it can be used to help transport welder equipment, it can also be used for several other things too. Thereby making it a great gift for anyone!
17. Welder Art
Welder art is a thing. Seriously. One is a LEGO welder, which is pretty cool to see. Meanwhile, the next is a metal art sculpture made by a welder, which is just plain awesome, right? Both could be excellent gifts any welder will love putting up in their workshop.
18. Grinding Tool
Grinding tools are needed in many professions but welders might also utilize them here and there for various needs. It often just depends on the project. The team at Dewalt make some of the best power tools in the business. We feel their grinding tool is terrific, so if you do get one for them, this is the brand to go with.
19. Iron Tip Cleaner
Torch tips need to be cleaned often, but you can’t just do it with anything. This iron tip cleaner will get the job done. It cleans better than a sponge will, removes possible contamination, and it won’t cause premature wear on the soldering tips it’s used on. Best of all, no water is required!