Man Shed Gift Ideas UK Reviews 2023

By  Enda McLarnon

Looking for man shed gift ideas? Then welcome to the original man who does spend a lot of time pottering around in his shed. So if you are a wife, partner, son, daughter or simply a good friend looking to buy something for that type of man, you will find plenty of ideas here.

We know it may seem strange to people, that guys like us love to potter around in a shed or garage. However we simply look at it as time well spent doing various bits and bobs and sometimes just nothing at all. When it comes to buying gifts for that type of man it can be quite difficult.

You may not know what he already has, or what it is he really wants. Let us help you with that and hopefully we can make your choices a great deal easier.

With years of experience pottering around in a shed, I know what gifts are really useful, those that make me smile, and also those to avoid. Let my knowledge help you make the best selections.

10 Great Gift Ideas for the Man in the Shed

Man Gift Idea 1 - Signs

Any man worth his salt will have at least one "shed sign" in his shed or garage. That is simply a standard piece of kit. If he already has one then do not be put off as there is always plenty of room for a few. The funnier they are the better. I have 4 signs currently and if I received another one, I would be delighted.

A small word of warning - some of these signs can be a little naughty. It all depends on his sense of humour and of course on you the person buying the gift. 

These make great gift ideas for Father's Day, a birthday and a nice stocking filler for Christmas Day.

shed signs

Man Gift Idea 2 - Security

This is something every man should have for his shed but very few do. Inside his shed or garage he will probably have a lot of expensive tools, gardening equipment, golf clubs etc. Most men will only have a door with some type of flimsy lock attached. For just a few pounds, and less than £20, you could buy him a simple alarm system.

These are very easy to fit and will give him peace of mind about his precious tools etc. Not only that but men love gadgets, so this is sure to be a winner. He will enjoy fitting it and working out the best place to do that. He will also like to show it off to his friends and to explain to them how good he was at fitting it.

Man Gift Idea 3 - Shed Locks

These also make a great gift idea for your man in the shed. Most likely he will have tools that are valuable. He will also store his gardening stuff in there. Most importantly he will also have all his precious knick knacks in there. Whatever lurks behind the shed door he will want to keep it secure and safe.

One if the best ways of doing that is to have some type of lock on there. That can be as simple as a padlock or a bolt lock. Most guys will have used some old padlock rather than buy something that offers the best security.

Why not treat him to a new lock. These are not expensive and even the high security locks cost less than £10. I can assure you he will love it, especially if it has a combination lock

photo of a padlock

Man Gift Idea 4 - Shed Mugs

Now most men will have as standard a mug where he drinks his tea or coffee in the shed. He may keep one out there, but at the very least he will bring one out there. (And probably forget to bring it back in to get cleaned) You can never have too many shed mugs. I have picked out a couple that I really like and I think would make great man shed gifts.

You can actually buy shed mugs as well. These normally cost around £5-12 depending on what you go for. These are great as a stocking filler or for other events in his life.

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Man Gift Idea 5 - Bottle Opener

If he is prone to having the odd bottle of beer (or two), then this vintage style bottle opener will allow him to indulge.

It is made of wood with a slightly distressed vintage style. Fun quote on wood and metal bottle opener adds pizazz to your bar.

Fun to Use - Easily pop open any beer with one hand by leveraging the cap against the cast metal bottle opener. Caps neatly collect in bottom reservoir.

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Man Gift Idea 6 - Magnetic Pick Up Tool

If he has a lot of tools and you are not sure which ones he has, then we think this makes a great choice.

This is a magnetic picking tool that can quickly pick up  nuts and screws in a dark gap when you need a third hand.

It can also rotate 360 degrees and illuminates with a very useful flashlight

We can not tell you how many times this will get used and it has helped many a DIYer out of a bad place.

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Man Gift Idea 7 - Workmate

One of these is a fantastic gift idea for a man in a shed as it is highly versatile

It can be used as a workbench, a vice or a good old fashioned saw horse

Without one of these even the most basic sawing job is difficult and something like this takes away all of the pain.

They can also easily gold up and be stored away when not in use.

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Man Gift Idea 8 - Solar Powered Shed Light

Not only is this a very useful gift for a shed but it is also great fun to install

This will allow the man in the shed to get his first taste of setting up and using a small solar panel

The satisfaction gained from doing this is wonderful and at the end of the installation, there is also a really useful working light that does not rely on electricity

This is also something that they can show off with a little bit and that's always a fun thing to own.

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Man Gift Idea 9 - Garden Tool Tidy

Many sheds up and down the UK can quickly get filled with garden tools which usually end up getting dumped inside

This simple garden shelf and tool tidy keeps all the garden tools neat and tidy and more importantly in one place

It also means they are easy to find when they are going to be used.

They also help protect the tools from accidental damage.

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Man Gift Idea 10 - Magnetic Wrist Band

This is a very popular gift and ideal for a birthday, Christmas, Valentine's day or Father's day

Many times you will see people looking around for a screwdriver bit, drill bit or a screw

No need to worry about that anymore with this magnetic wrist band

The age of still rummaging in a pocket for screws or ceaseless going up and down ladders to look for the right drill is over.

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We hope that you have at least found one great idea for a man in the shed gift.

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