Gift Choices for Toolboxes, Toolkits and Soft-sided Toolboxes

After our review and rankings of the best toolboxes, great tool belts and household tool kits, we discovered that even though we have our favorites, others have favorites too. The below products are those that did not make our best choices, but are still excellent choices.

Note our easy & exclusive STAR RANKINGS for each product.


Homak BW00200240 24Inch Industrial Steel Toolbox  ★★★

A great all-around simple toolbox. It’s solidly-made industrial construction with a padlock opening. Open the toolbox, made of .8mm high-grade steel, and find an all-steel tool tray. A simple toolbox with no bells and whistles.


Custom Leathercraft 1579 20-inch Open Top Soft-sided Tool box  ★★★

This Custom Leathercraft soft sided toolbox has 21 pockets for those many sized tools. The main opening is large enugh for other tools as well. It has a removable metal frame to further customize whatever tools you may need to carry. A great choice for those that need soft tool bags.


Craftsman 230 Piece Mechanics Tool Set 50230  ★★★

A great choice for an all-around toolkit. Small tools include quick-release ratchets in 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 inch drives, with 116 sockets in both metric and universal joints. The handles are magnetic with 12 nut drivers, inch and metric, and 40 screwdriver bits.


Stanley 94-248 65-Piece Homeowner’s Tool Kit  ★★★

A cheap alternative to more expensive toolkits. Good for all-around home use. Includes one hammer, one 16-foot tape rule, one 18mm snap-off knife, one torpedo level, one long nose and one slip joint pliers, one Phillips screwdriver, one standard tip screwdriver, eight SAE and eight metric hex keys, one 1/4-inch round-head ratchet, eight SAE 1/4-inch sockets, one 1/4-inch spinner handle, one 1/4-inch bit holder, and 30 bits.