Does anyone else find shopping for fellas difficult? You’d think I’d be better at it than I am, being outnumbered three to one here but it’s different with children and my husband (thankfully) has a range of cool hobbies and interests which makes him easy to buy for. When it comes to brothers / brothers in law, male friends and what though I often find myself falling back on toiletries and beer because I know they’ll be drunk / used / enjoyed so not wasted. This year I’ve been trying to find something else, something different!
Once you get past books, socks, toiletries, wine and chocolates or fudge, where else is there to do unless you ask a person outright that they want or end up spending over your budget? A week or so ago an email dropped in my inbox introducing the Clawsom Crab Multi Tool from Kikkerland. As it happens quite a few “perfect presents” mailings arrives the same day however this one stood out. It wasn’t flashy, it didn’t promise to revolutionise my gift-giving rituals and yet it was exactly what I was looking for, a gift for a bloke that would be useful, enjoyed and which had a nifty design.
Many men (and women as it happens, yes us women do fix things) find a multi-tool a useful thing to have around but wouldn’t ordinarily go and buy one for themselves that wasn’t a cheap and cheerful version. The difference with this multi-tool is that while it’s useful, it’ll also make someone smile when they use it and of course will look fabulous on the workbench, the desk; wherever!
I was sent a Clawsome Crab to have a play with so that I could review it and tell you guys what I thought, and here it is:
- It looks awesome
- Features an attractive beechwood “shell”
- Stainless steel tools
- Attached appendages include a bottle opener, mini scissors, a mini knife, a can opener, a rope saw and a 3.16 flat head screwdriver.
- Arrives attractively packaged with a clear front so that the lucky recipient (or you) can see what’s in the box.
I think it’s great. It’s practical, quirky and I’ve carefully put it back in its box and wrapped it up for Roy to enjoy at Christmas. Sorry other male relatives, I was happy to send Colin Crab your way but then I named it so, you know, he’s practically part of the family now.
Overall I give this fab crab multi-tool a solid 5* / 5*
If you’re looking to push past the usual socks and cufflinks this could make a perfect gift for the tool fan in your life or a special treat for you to enjoy.
*PS Kikkerland accepts no liability for loss of the Clawsome Crab Multi Tool due to jealous thievery. Please keep your multi-tool close and secure as fellow multi-tool fans won’t be able to resist picking it up and playing with it which may lead to accidentally long-term borrowing.