5 Great Christmas Gifts for Electricians

As the festive season approaches we all start to think about the best gifts to buy for friends and family. If you have a sparky in your circle here are some ideas on Christmas gifts for electricians that will be appreciated.

A good torch is always handy

Electricians, even with a full set of all the tools they need, will always appreciate more.  Torches are a great idea and they don’t come much better than the Streamlight 88033 ProTac 2AA 250 Lumen Professional Tactical Flashlight.  Batteries are included so you don’t have the embarrassment of them opening a gift and not being able to use it immediately.  It’s available from Amazon and a variety of online stores.

Cool electrician T shirts

There is a huge selection of T shirts you can purchase online printed with appropriate messages for the cool sparky.  We particularly like “Electrician Fixes The Stuff You Can't” which is bound to raise a smile. Or for the more modest sparky you could choose “THIS IS WHAT AN AWESOME ELECTRICIAN LOOKS LIKE

Christmas gifts for electricians that save lives

In the course of their work electricians have to break or drill through plaster and plasterboards on occasion.  When working in an old house (built before 1999 in the UK) the chances are that such plaster and wall or insulation boards will contain asbestos.  Being exposes to asbestos fibres can lead to asbestos related diseases and ultimately death.  Asbestos cancer (mesothelioma) takes a long time to become evident, up to 40 years in some cases.

If an electrician goes out to a job and thinks asbestos may be present, the easiest thing to do is test the suspect material.  An asbestos testing kit could save his or her life.  The kit, available from Asbestos Sampling, comes with simple instructions, coveralls, a specialist mask and all the other things needed to take samples safely.   It might not be the first thing you think about in terms of a gift but it’s certainly one of the most valuable.

Making a fun statement

The “Trust me I’m an Electrician” cushions available from Etsy are fun and will integrate well with any colour of couch or bedding.  Single electricians will love them for their pads when they invite prospective partners round!

For the electrician with a new business

Electricians are highly skilled technicians.  They tend to be absorbed in their work which is a good thing considering the dangers of the job.  A copy of “How to win friends and influence people” will help them not only in business but also when interacting with customers. It’s a fairly old book that was first published in 1936 but has stood the test of time.

You can purchase all the above gifts online from the comfort of your own home but some may have restrictions on delivery times.  Order early if they appeal to you.