The Jalopnik Holiday Re-Gift Guide: Cheap Tool KitsS

Nothing says "Thanks Ma" like stripping the hell out of your wheel's lug nuts because you wanted to use a gift. These kits come in "all purpose" "auto specific" and "auto emergency" varieties and all come in a cheap plastic case. The thought is "Hey, this person loves tools, let's get 'em something big and heavy." That's a nice thought &mdash but what the hell is someone going to do with those cheap ass gloves?

If you're reading this and you want to give the grease monkey (maybe Dr.Danger) in your life something special, just get them one really nice tool from a well-regarded name in tools. One good tool is something that can be hung in the garage (or tossed on the floor) and will be regarded as a prized possession.