31 Thoughtful Gifts Ideas for Welders

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Figuring out a good gift for a welder is hard when you don’t know much about welding.

Unfortunately, many gift sites are offering lame ideas that just don’t hit the spot.

We welders already know what we’d like, so it’d be best if you could just ask your welder friend/boyfriend/girlfriend/dad or whoever, but then it wouldn’t be a surprise…

So we rounded up a huge list of gift ideas that welders REALLY want. Let’s check them out below.

31 Gift Ideas for Welders

I listed and explained the most popular gift ideas for welders so you could choose a gift according to your welder’s needs. 

I included both inexpensive and valuable gifts that could leave a permanent positive mark on your relationship.

But on the other hand, getting something expendable like MIG welding nozzle gel will let your welder know how much you understand their everyday needs. Everyone will appreciate such a gesture.

1. New Welding Helmet

ESAB Sentinel A50 Welding Helmet
  • One of the best selling high-end helmets
  • Revolutionary Shell Design - High Impact Resistance
  • Color Touch Screen Control Panel With 8 Memory Settings
  • One of the most comfortable helmets

By getting an ESAB Sentinel A50 for your welder (full review here), you’ll immediately let them know you understand their trade. Don’t just get any random welding helmet. Instead, buy them something they need and want. This is one of the best hoods, and it’ll significantly improve their work and life.

Not sure? Check out our list of the top-rated welding helmets available on the market.

2. Portable Welding Table

Eastwood Adjustable Steel Welding Table
  • Completely foldable - Easy storage
  • Multiple clamp slots for easier work
  • Allows 3 fixed angled positions for comfortable welding
  • Heavy-duty - Up to 350lbs of bearing capacity

You never know when work will take you outside, in the field, or on-site. If you get your welder this table, they’ll think of you every time they use it and be thankful just how much you made their work easier. This is a lightweight table from one of the most respected brands. 

3. Angle Grinder

DEWALT 20V MAX Brushless Grinder
  • Brushless motor for long service life
  • Kickback brake for fast maximum stopping force
  • E-switch protection from accidental activation
  • 850W of pure power for demanding work

An angle grinder is an indispensable tool for every welder. Arguably, a welder might use the grinder more than the welding machine. If you get them a high-quality tool like this one from Dewalt, they’ll use it for years.

4. C-Clamp Locking Pliers

SWIVEL PAD Locking C-Clamp
  • Surface nickel plated, made from quality steel
  • 50-100mm Opening range
  • The ability for one-handed manipulation to speed up workflow
  • Compact design

Want to make your welder smile as soon as they open the gift wrap? Getting a set of C-clamps will do that to any metalworker. Manipulating the metal is hard enough without it moving around. To fix it firmly, you have to use locking pliers.

5. Adjustable Angle Magnetic Square

Adjustable Angle Magnetic Square
  • Wide-angle range - 30°-270°
  • Angle setting pin included
  • Inside / outside magnets are constructed separately
  • Breakaway leverage magnet hexhole for easy release

Here’s an affordable yet very effective gift for a welder. Magnets are used to hold metal together before tack welding, but adjustable angle magnets make the welder’s life much easier. Not every welder has one of these, so they are a great gift if you are looking for something simple.

6. Welders All-In-One Backpack

Lincoln Electric Welder’s All-in-One Backpack
  • Military grade durability
  • 50lbs+ carrying capacity
  • Adaptable external net for a face shield or a welding helmet
  • Designed for comfort with multiple padded pressure support areas

Welding on the go requires a good backpack. Unfortunately, no ordinary backpack will suffice. Welders need support for equipment and durability. This backpack is an excellent gift for a welder that’s constantly on the move.

7. Welders Duffle Bag

Lincoln Electric Industrial Duffle Bag
  • Lightweight but spacious - can fit all welding gear
  • Industrial-grade durability - made from 1680 Denier fabric
  • Three external pockets
  • Includes a padded shoulder strap

If the backpack doesn’t provide enough room, this duffle bag sure will. It’s designed for heavy-duty industrial environments, so if the welder in your life works in oil refineries, heavy manufacturing, construction sites, or similar, they’ll love this bag.

8. New Welding Gloves for MIG or Stick Welding

Revco GM1611 Top Grain Leather Cowhide MIG Welding Gloves
  • Compact MIG gloves for increased dexterity
  • Palm, thumb, index finger reinforcement for added protection
  • Grain cowhide leather palm and split leather on the back
  • Kevlar stitching for durability and heat resistance

If they do MIG, Flux core, or stick welding, they’ll love these gloves from Revco. Every welder needs a new pair of gloves. It’s usually a hassle to go out and buy new ones, or we just forget to do it. So getting a heavy-duty pair from a friend would surely put a smile on any welder’s face.

9. New Welding Gloves for TIG Welding

Lincoln Electric Premium TIG Welding Gloves
  • Soft grain leather for maximum dexterity
  • Strategically designed for heat resistance without a loss of hand control
  • Side hand reinforcement for TIG welding hand motion support
  • Industrial level durability

TIG welding gloves require as much comfort, feel, and finger dexterity as possible because the TIG welding process is all about precision. So if your welder does TIG, they’ll love these gloves from Lincoln. They are built for precision, efficient heat protection, and from durable materials.

10. Flame Resistant Pants

Caterpillar Men's Flame Resistant Cargo Pants
  • Certified to NFPA 2112, NFPA 70E, HR/Arc2, ATPV value 9.5
  • Classic fit with the ability for leg opening to fit over a boot for added protection
  • Made for maximum comfort and a wide range of motion
  • Multiple pockets for tools, rulers, cellphone, and cargo

FR pants are a very welcome addition to the welder’s protective equipment. Typically, hobbyist welders skip, these but they shouldn’t. Gifting a pair of FR pants will show that you care and don’t want hot slag or molten metal to cause them burns.

11. Leather Welding Apron

QeeLink Leather Welding Apron
  • Heavy-duty heat and flame-resistant split cowhide leather
  • 6 pockets for tools - increases productivity
  • Extra-long - For over knees protection
  • Cross back straps for superior comfort and neck pain prevention

Wearing an apron when welding protects from sparks, hot slag, and radiation. Every welder should own one of these, and getting them from a friend would make anyone’s day. This apron is made to last and designed for optimum weight distribution so that its protection doesn’t come at the cost of comfort.

12. Welding Jacket

Lincoln Electric Heavy Duty Leather Welding Jacket
  • Made for heavy workload or for out of position welding
  • Designed for improved hand range of motion
  • Breathable back for a cool, comfortable workday
  • Special guard button liner design prevents the sparks from entering the jacket

Welding should never be done without a good welding jacket. This leather jacket from Lincoln is ergonomically designed for optimum comfort and maximum protection. It will last a long time, and I can imagine every welder’s smile going ear to ear upon unwrapping it as a gift.

13. Funny Welder’s Mug

Welder Nutritional Facts Label Coffee Mug
  • 11oz Ceramic mug
  • Microwave and dishwasher safe
  • Prints on both sides
  • Hig quality imprint for a long-lasting, vibrant design

This is a fun little gift if you prefer something they can use outside of their work life. It perfectly outlines all of the nutritional facts for an awesome welder. It’s got it all, hard work, unrivaled skill, pain tolerance, pride, caffeine, and it’s completely regret free!

14. Funny T-Shirt

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This shirt will definitely make them laugh, and they’ll love it. It perfectly illustrates the dangerous side of this line of work in a humorous way that’s very close to reality. Any welder would rather finish the weld first and worry about themselves later. 

15. Funny Hoodie

Welder Hourly Rate Hoodie
  • Available in multiple colors
  • Machine washable on a cold setting with matching colors
  • Classic fit, twill-taped neck
  • Lightweight

Oh, this is a hoodie they’ll love to wear. It perfectly speaks about one of the common tradesman struggles. “Can I watch?” “Can I just sit here all day in your shop and stare at you?” “You know, I welded this myself, but can you just check?” Any welder getting it as a gift will laugh out loud.

16. Welding Boots

Dr. Martens, Men’s Ironbridge Met Guard Heavy Industry Boots
  • Steel toe cap and a metatarsal guard for additional protection
  • 100% leather
  • Water and slip-resistant
  • Synthetic sole with a 1.5in heel

Welding without proper boots is very dangerous because molten metal can quickly go through regular sneakers and cause serious harm. Welding boots typically last a long time, especially if they are well made. These have an additional metatarsal guard for protection against falling sparks and molten metal.

17. Chipping Hammer

Estwing BIG BLUE Welding/Chipping Hammer
  • Forged in one piece - The most durable way of making tools
  • Patented shock reduction grip for high comfort
  • Made for professional tradesmen
  • Made in the USA, IL from finest American steel

Now this is a beautiful, long-lasting gift any welder will appreciate. Made in Rockford, Illinois, and forged in one piece, this chipping hammer will last them a lifetime. Thanks to its patented shock reduction design, it’s comfortable to use and has a point and an edge for versatile slag removal. 

18. Magnetic Welding Holders

6 Pcs Arrow Welding Magnet
  • Powerful magnets with varying weight limits from 25lb to 75lb
  • Made of stainless steel with a powder coat finish for maximum corrosion resistance
  • Let’s you easily construct a shape before tack welding
  • Bright red color for easy magnet detection

It’s tough to construct complex shapes without the use of arrow welding magnets. Even if your welder friend has these already, they’ll appreciate additional pieces. The arrow magnets are essential in any welding shop, and you can never have too many lying around.

19. Welding Book

Modern Welding Twelfth Edition
  • Thorough coverage of common welding and cutting processes
  • Includes extensive instruction in welding symbol interpretation
  • Covers weld testing and inspection
  • It’s aligned with the Key Indicators for AWS SENSE certification

If you know someone whos just starting their welding journey, then giving them this book will push them to another level. This book covers everything a welder needs to know and does it following American Welding Society SENSE certification methods.

20. Corner Clamp

Housolution Right Angle Clamp
  • Made from premium aluminum alloy for ultimate durability
  • Rubberized handle with the adjustable rotary jaw for precise grip
  • Single handle jaw with two-way rotation
  • Multipurpose tool for Welding, woodworking, nailing, screwing, etc.

This durable corner clamp will make any welder’s work easier. When joining two steel rods, metal tubes, or anything similar, this clamp will precisely keep elements in place before a weld takes place. 

21. Thickness Gauge

Round Dual Sided Metal Sheet Thickness Gauge
  • Wire gauge and sheet metal gauge
  • Stainless steel for corrosion resistance
  • Intuitive and straightforward to use
  • Lightweight with keychain support for sheet metal gauge

“Now, where is my thickness gauge?” That’s a question I ask myself a lot. These things are never there when you need them, so having an extra pair is useful. It’s a thoughtful gift that lets them know you researched their needs well and didn’t just buy something on a whim.

22. Magnetic TIG Torch Holder

Strong Hand Tools - Magnetic TIG torch holder
  • Deep bend provides extra-secure torch holding
  • Rounded edges to prevent scratching
  • Cable holder to reduce hand fatigue
  • Improves workspace organization and prevents the accidental torch discharge

This is a beneficial addition to anyone’s welding shop or garage. Parking your TIG torch when cleaning the bead means that you have to put your torch somewhere. This magnetic torch holder safely keeps your torch ready for the next welding bead. 

23. Magnetic MIG Gun Holder

ARCRAFT MIG Welding Torch Holder
  • Magnetic base for quick and easy placement
  • Reduce table clutter and improve organization
  • It fits all MIG torch sizes thanks to efficient access points
  • Simple design with a strong magnet

Weld, peen, and clean, then weld again, but what about the torch? If you just lower it on the table, it’ll clutter up the space. If you get this to your welder, they’ll experience the effects of effortless MIG torch management.

24. Tungsten Electrode Sharpener Grinder

3mirrors ALUMINUM Tungsten Electrode Sharpener
  • It fits almost all rotary tools with a 3/4-12 thread
  • Versatile grinding abilities - multiple tungsten sizes, angles, and holes
  • No need for additional diamond wheel adjustment
  • Very lightweight but durable

TIG electrode tip needs to be modified according to the job at hand. DCEN and DCEP welding don’t use the same tungsten tip, for example. Grinding tungsten with an angle grinder is not ideal, so get your friend a real tungsten electrode grinder, and they’ll love it.

25. Tig Finger Heat Shield

Tig Finger Heat Shield
  • Allows you to finish a long pass without burning your finger
  • Pocket size
  • Increases the lifespan of a TIG glove
  • Made for hobbyists and professionals

When welders prop the finger on a metal piece to walk the cup, they usually just endure the scorching pain. A famous welder and a YouTuber, Jordy, sells TIG finger heat shields, and I am sure that every welder will love this gift.

26. Gas Cylinder Accessory Hanger

Universal Fit Gas Cylinder Accessory Hanger
  • Adjustable opening
  • 4 points of contact for stability
  • Thumbscrews for a snug fit
  • Hook installation without removing valves or hoses

This adjustable gas cylinder accessory hanger will hold gloves, helmet, and others even if the gas bottle is exchanged. Thanks to its variable opening width, this accessory holder will adapt to any gas cylinder. A very neat way to keep the work area clean from clutter.

27. Welding Toolbox Stickers

Welding Stickers for Welding Hood & Tool Box
  • 100% vinyl, waterproof, anti-wrinkling design
  • Permanent adhesive - Long-lasting
  • Excellent, witty welding jokes
  • Variety of different designs in the package

These welding stickers are a very simple yet practical gift. They perfectly capture the workingman jokes, and any welder would love to put one of these on their toolbox, welder, or a helmet.

28. Welding Kit – 11 Gauge Steel Cube

Welding Kit – 11 Gauge Steel Cube
  • Perfect for beginners
  • Immediately ready to weld
  • It saves time when sourcing materials for your first welds
  • Laser-cut in the USA from American steel

If you know a beginner welder, this will make a perfect gift. Save their time by giving them a ready-to-build kit, and leave a mark on their learning journey. Everyone will always appreciate a gift that pushes them towards their goals.

29. MIG Welding Nozzle Gel

Hobart Welding Mig Nozzle Gel
  • Non-toxic, odorless, and meets all safety standards
  • Silicone free, doesn’t cause porosity
  • Keeps the weld splatter out of the nozzle
  • Perfect for keeping your workspace safe and clean

MIG welding nozzle gel keeps the splatter from accumulating on the torch and reduces the amount that goes all over the workshop. It’s a great gift that’ll let them know how much you understand their everyday needs. 

30. MIG Pliers

  • Specially designed nose for efficient splatter removal
  • Multiple jaws for drawing out wire and removing tips
  • Spring-loaded to remove hand fatigue
  • Induction-hardened cutting edge stays sharp longer

The MIG pliers are used tens of times every day when removing fused tips, cleaning spatter, and installing new nozzles. They make a great gift if you need something simple, but you also want them to use it daily. 

31. Anvil

Single Horn Anvil 66Lbs Cast Steel
  • Fully polished surface area for precision work
  • Large enough for almost all forging activities
  • Rounded horn for bending, rolling and shaping
  • Reliable and not overly heavy

Welders often have to bend, shape, and hammer the metal before it’s ready to be fused. The anvil is an essential piece of equipment in any workshop, and if you know a welder that doesn’t have it yet, it will make a perfect gift they will never forget.

Wrapping it Up

I’ve laid out a lot of different gifts, and they are all great. However, you should take your pick based on the type of relationship you have, the reaction you’d like to provoke, and your budget.

Some gifts like the ESAB helmet, an anvil, angle grinder, or a portable table will show that you want to invest in their career and will never be forgotten.

While funny little gifts like welding stickers, t-shirts, and similar will make for a great laugh and create a little inside joke between you two. 

But with every gift, it’s the thought that counts, and I hope this guide helped you find something appropriate for the special welder in your life.

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