20 gift ideas for the HVAC technician in your life

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Picture this. You’re a busy HVAC business owner who doesn’t know what to get their team for the holidays. With so many options out there, you want to show your team that you care and gift them something that they will remember for years to come. 

Or maybe you’re a family member of an HVAC business owner or pro. You could just get your loved one another gift card, but where’s the fun in that? Getting an HVAC gift should be easy, and we hear you. That’s why we turned to our Facebook community to see what real-life HVAC pros want for the holiday season. 

Whether the HVAC pro in your life needs a Packout set to have all their tools within arm’s reach, a funny gift that they’ll still laugh about after the holidays, or software that can help them grow their HVAC business, we’ve got you covered. Here are 20 of the best gifts you can get for the busy HVAC technician in your life.

1. Super Stars Flaring Tool Kit 1/4″ – 3/4″ Tubing Pipe Flare Tool HVAC 45° Eccentric Type Flare Tool with Pipe Cutter for Copper/Aluminum/Stainless Steel Pipes  (5 in 1 Kit)

Cost: $$

Having the right flare tool kit on hand can be the difference between smooth fitting joints that connect or a job gone wrong. With this cool tool kit, the pro in your life can have a dependable, yet economic choice for flare tools that can provide a quality connection. This one is versatile and works on soft copper, brass, and aluminum. With over fifty ratings and 4 ½ stars, the pro in your life will not be disappointed.

2. NEIKO 20736A (6) Piece Set, Magnetic Tool & Telescoping Mirror Set, Adjustable Telescoping Magnetic Pickup Tool, Flashlight 15lb Retriever Tool, 360 Swivel, Magnet Mirror, Magnetic Tools for Mechanic

Cost: $

Having both hands available during an HVAC job can be the difference between a job that takes a few minutes or a few hours. With this mirror set, HVAC pros can work hands-free and get into hard-to-reach places if they’re working on an installation or in a tighter space. This set also comes with an LED flashlight; so no more having to use your cell phone on the job. 

3. PACKOUT 11-Compartment Impact Resistant Portable Small Parts Organizer

Cost: $$

Speaking of tools, having the right Packout organizer makes sure you won’t have a shortage of any bolt or screw you need during a job. This Packout organizer has 11 departments and your pro can even customize each one to fit any tool they need to get the job done. The heavy-duty latches make sure you won’t have any trouble with stray tools going missing. Give the gift of a versatile, durable storage organizer.

4. ATOMIC 20-Volt MAX Cordless Brushless Compact Drill/Impact Combo Kit (2-Tool) with (2) 1.3Ah Batteries, Charger & Bag

Cost: $$$

Dewalt is a solid brand when it comes to impact power tools that can help pros on or off an HVAC job. The drill is driverless and all tools are compact, which means they can easily be packed on the go or brought directly to the job site. The kit also comes with batteries and a charger so there’s no need to bring extra batteries to a job. 

5. Furnace Switch Magnet

Cost: $

Manually troubleshooting a furnace takes time, and that’s why this furnace switch magnet is the perfect tool to use while on the job. This switch magnet is small and durable, which means it’s perfect for the pro in your life to bypass furnace door pop outs and use on virtually any frame. It can even be used to depress door switches which makes the job a lot easier. If you need a quick gift that’s useful and within your budget, this could be the perfect one. 

6. dashap 15PCS Carbide Hole Saw Kit with 2 Drill Bits, TCT Hole Saw Set for Metal, Tipped Tooth Cutting Hole Saw Within 5/8” to 2-5/64” Cutting Diameter

Cost: $$

Hole saw kits should be durable, and that’s why this carbon steel, ultimate durability saw kit is one of the better choices on the market. It has 15 different sizes you can choose from and the metal fillings are removable, which means easier cooling. The best part of these could be the cutting experience: it’s hassle-free with a tipped tooth blade that helps your pro make accurate cuts, every time. 

7. Radar® EV Path Oakley Glasses

Cost: $$

Style is always in season with these Radar Oakley glasses. With multiple colors to choose from, there’s a color every HVAC tech will like. The best part about these may be the option to add in your pro’s prescription: no need to switch out Oakleys for prescription glasses when they’re the same! These glasses can also be customized down to the carrying case. 

8. HVAC Tech Hourly Rate Funny Gift Shirt For Men Labor Rates

Cost: $

Nothing says cool gift like a funny tee shirt! This tee shirt is customizable by color and size. The joke about the rate that HVAC workers make is something only HVAC techs will get. This shirt can be worn whether on the job or lounging at home. It’s also 100% ringspun cotton and shoulder-to-shoulder taping makes for a perfect fit, no matter what size your pro is.

9. Housecall Pro HVAC software

Cost: $$

If the HVAC pro in your life wants to grow their business, Housecall Pro’s HVAC software can help them with the tools they need to book more jobs, create accurate estimates, and generate more revenue in 2023. They can send invoices right from their phone and get paid as soon as the same business day. And for HVAC techs looking to get even more business, automated marketing can make the follow-up process simple so the pro in your life can enjoy the holiday season hassle-free. 

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10. Funny HVAC Tech Gifts – HVAC Tech Hourly Rate Coffee Mug 11 & 15 Oz

Cost: $

Whether the pro in your life is a coffee drinker or is into something a little more adult-oriented, this funny mug is the perfect way to say happy holidays. It’s 11 oz and made of ceramic commercial grade which means it’s fine to throw in the dishwasher or wash by hand. The HVAC technician in your life is sure to smile whenever they use this mug.

11. HVAC Tech Mug What Part Of Don’t You Understand Funny HVAC Tech Technician Gift Coffee Mug 11Oz, Black

Cost: $

This mug was too funny not to add to the list! And what makes this HVAC tech mug even better is that you can customize it based on the type or color of mug that you want. So whether your pro needs a smaller ceramic thermos to keep them hydrated throughout the day or a mug for their morning coffee, this tech mug is sure to be the pro in your life’s favorite gift.  

12. SAMSUNG 65” Class Q60B QLED 4K Smart TV QN65Q60BAFXZA 2022

Cost: $$$

A smart TV is the perfect gift to help the HVAC technician in your life relax after long hours on the job. And since this Samsung TV has over 1,300 reviews and 4.8 stars, they won’t be disappointed. This TV has 4K capabilities and dual warm and cool colors so every picture looks natural and has the best details. 

13. Day off with pay

Cost: $$

What’s a better holiday gift to an HVAC pro than taking the day off? Ask the HVAC tech in your life to put in a PTO request for the holidays and ask them how they would spend their perfect day off work. Whether it’s a day spent at their favorite restaurant or a staycation while watching Netflix, you can make this day special by making this day all about the HVAC pro in your life. And if you’re an HVAC business owner, check out these fun ways to give employees the day off.

14. Fancy dinner with spouse

Cost: $$

The pro in your life shouldn’t have to spend your day off worrying about what they’re going to eat. Treat them to a nice dinner or give them a gift card to their favorite restaurant. A nice hot meal could be the perfect way to appreciate the pro in your life and everything they do. 

15. Custom Soft Shell Jackets

Cost: $$

If you’re an HVAC business owner, you can make your techs feel even more like a part of the team with these custom jackets. You can customize them with your company logo or with your employees’ names. Go to work in style and stay warm with flexible sizing and polyester woven shells. 

16. AirPods (3rd generation) with Lightning Charging Case

Cost: $$$

Block out the world and give the gift of music with these AirPods (with custom engraving optional). Whether the HVAC pro in your life is into music, a podcast, or an audiobook, these earbuds are sure to be great gifts. Each pair has a listening time between 5 and 20 hours and has a force sensor to easily control music and calls. 

17. Men’s Small M12 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Black Heated Jacket Hoodie (Jacket and Charger/Power Source Only)

Cost: $$

A heated jacket is the perfect gift for an HVAC technician to wear while having to work outside in frigid temperatures. This heated jacket by Milwaukee gets 8 hours of run time and can position the battery in the front or back pocket for comfort. You can choose an option with or without the charger. The best part may be that it’s dishwasher safe. 

18. ZENS 4-in-1 Wireless Charger Aluminum Pad and Watch Charger Station Qi and MFi Certified, Supports Apple and Samsung Fast Charge, 45W USB-C PD Power Adapter, Black (Apple Watch MFI Cable Included)

Cost: $$

This wireless charging pad is great to keep all of your Apple products charged and ready to go all in one place. In addition, there’s a built-in USB A charging port so you can charge a fourth device. This charging station has the option to add a 3-year warranty, so you can always be sure your devices are charging and working properly.

19. Apple AirTag

Cost: $$

Have you ever lost something and didn’t have a way to find it? Apple AirTags not only solve this problem, but they have options to personalize your HVAC pro’s AirTag. So whether your pro is constantly losing their wallet or a set of keys, they can always know where they are with an Apple AirTag.

20. Beard grooming kit

Cost: $$

Let’s face it: Regular soap and water don’t cut it for a beard that gets tangled easily. And there are several products that you can use separately, but it’s less expensive to get things bundled at once. That’s why this beard grooming kit is everything the HVAC tech in your life needs to keep their beard looking good and tangle-free. 

It can be tough to know what to get an HVAC professional for the holidays, but we’ve got you covered. From Packout sets to software that helps HVAC technicians grow their business, these gifts will show your HVAC pro how much you appreciate all their hard work. Did any of these holiday gifts resonate with you? 

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