14 Must-Have Disposable Gifts For Your Garage

Holidays are a great time to get wrenching, so make sure your garage gets the right gifts

The purpose of this list isn’t to help you build your dream garage, but rather to keep it stocked with the minor but essential stuff you’ll need—and a couple of things you want—to increase the positive experience of spending time inside your work space during the holidays.

Order your parts early and clear your schedule, but do make sure to get all the supplies you need before removing even one bolt. Because, knowing your luck, that one bolt is going to be seized up, and you’re going to need to soak it in a Liquid Wrench product that you ran out of months ago. It happens, and it royally sucks when it does. These are the types of little gifts that make a huge difference. Stock up now, and let the holiday wrenching season commence.

Scott Original Shop Towels 12-Roll Case

Scott Original Shop Towels 12-Roll Case

Any workspace that isn’t well stocked with heavy-duty paper towels isn’t prepared for the messy work that comes with building a badass custom motorcycle. Scott’s Original Shop Towels are tough enough for the job, and you won’t have to waste any rags to soak up the heavy messes.

Instead of buying just one roll, go ahead and splurge on the 12-pack option here (you’ll thank yourself later). If you anticipate cleaning up grease, nasty liquids, or oils of all kinds in your garage, the only question you should be asking yourself is: “Am I buying enough of them?”

Scott Towels

Venom Steel Industrial Nitrile Gloves (Pack Of 100)

Venom Steel Industrial Nitrile Gloves (Pack Of 100)

These aren’t the regular exam gloves you see in your doctor’s office—these double-layered, rip-resistant gloves from Venom Steel mean serious business, and will be invaluable to you in the garage when things get squirmier than your last physical.

First off, the Venom Steel gloves are 70-percent thicker than average, and have two layers for a total of 6mm of overall thickness. For the best grip possible, these gloves are fully textured, and are ready to handle a day’s work on your motorcycle or whatever other job around the house that requires getting down and dirty.

Venom Steel

Meguiar’s Motorcycle Care Kit

Meguiar’s Motorcycle Care Kit

Anyone who thinks washing a motorcycle consists only of wiping soapy water around and rinsing it away is doing it all wrong. There’s a science that goes into every aspect of cleaning, and Meguiar’s has mastered it with its seven-piece motorcycle care kit.

With this kit, you’ll not only be able to wipe your bike’s surface clean with the bottle of EZ Clean spray and rinse, but you’ll also be able to detail the plastic, leather, vinyl, and metal surfaces too. A one-step wax will also add that finishing touch for a deep glossy end result. All the products are packaged in convenient to-go sizes that’ll easily fit in saddlebags and small compartments.

Meguiar’s

Drymate Premium Absorbent Oil Spill Mat

Drymate Premium Absorbent Oil Spill Mat

The days of laying down old strips of carpet to soak up oil and other messy fluids are over. Wouldn’t you look more professional with Drymate’s oil spill mat instead? You should be answering yes to this one.

The 29 x 36-inch mat is large enough to put under your work area without having to keep moving it around. You keep your mind focused, the wrench turning, and leave the worries of the mess to Drymate’s mat. This thing is designed to protect your garage floor from unsightly stains, and its nonslip backing helps it remain in place until you’re ready to move it. The mat will successfully protect the floor from oils, brake fluid, gasoline, coolant, beer—anything that could potentially spill and make a mess. The mat is cleanable and reusable, but when it gets too saturated in junk, just order another one—the low price makes it a no-brainer.

Drymate

Maxima Racing Oils Milwaukee-Eight Synthetic Oil Change Kit

Maxima Racing Oils Milwaukee-Eight Synthetic Oil Change Kit

While you have that bike parked in the garage, you might as well change the oil. Don’t rely on guessing how much fluid you need or what works with your M-8 engine; just order Maxima Racing’s complete oil change kit in a box.

With this kit, you’ll receive 5 quarts of Maxima V-twin synthetic 20w-50 engine oil, 2 quarts of Maxima V-twin Mineral Primary Oil, 1 quart of 80w-90 transmission oil, and a black K&N oil filter. Don’t even bother to run out to the store to buy it. Just log into your Amazon Prime account, place your order and let them take care of the rest.

Maxima Racing

Gojo Natural Orange Industrial Hand Cleaner

Gojo Natural Orange Industrial Hand Cleaner

Some things are tough to wash off, like oils and grease. Instead of using harsh cleaning solvents that hammer your skin, use a cleaner like Gojo, as it was specifically designed to not only clean but care for the most important tools in your garage—those big meat hooks of yours.

Part of what makes Gojo’s cleaning power so strong is its use of pumice, which is just abrasive enough to cut through the grime, and natural to keep the formula nontoxic and safe for the environment. Here’s a little known fact—Gojo’s hand cleaner also features a touch of baby oil in the formula to condition your hands while it works. So if you get any compliments on how clean and soft your hands are, don’t get all weird about it—just own up to it.

Gojo

Bike Brite Motorcycle Spray Wash And Degreaser

Bike Brite Motorcycle Spray Wash And Degreaser

Your motorcycle could always be cleaner, and to get it there, just have a bottle of Bike Brite’s motorcycle spray wash and degreaser around. Spray it on, and watch the foam work out the dirt and grime from the surfaces and in between the crevices.

Bike Brite’s spray can pretty much be used anywhere from the engine to wheels and tires, and is safe for matte painted surfaces as well. This stuff also works wonders on vinyl and trim pieces, as it leaves a brilliant shine behind anywhere it’s been applied. The biodegradable, nonacid, PH-controlled formula contains rust inhibitors, and assists in battling water spots as well. Order two bottles, because this spray really does come in handy.

Bike Brite

TopGreen Disposable Plastic Car Cover

TopGreen Disposable Plastic Car Cover

Stop using dirty blankets to cover your bike when you tuck it away for the night. If you’re in the middle of a project, you may not want dirt and dust particles getting into whatever you’re working on. Instead, use this disposable plastic car cover.

Since this thing is big enough for a medium-sized car, it’ll be plenty big enough to cover your bike and then some. The cover even has an elastic bottom to keep it tightly secured. It’s lightweight, durable, and reusable for as long as you need it. This cover will come in handy at some point, so might as well grab it for a rainy day.

TopGreen

First Alert Tundra Fire Extinguishing Aerosol Spray

First Alert Tundra Fire Extinguishing Aerosol Spray

Ask around, but we’re pretty sure that few of your buddies have a working fire extinguisher in their garage. You never know what could happen when you’re welding, grinding, or soldering. To be on the safe side, pick up a couple of cans of First Alert Tundra Fire Extinguishing Spray.

Since everybody knows how to operate an aerosol spray can (you just point and press) and not a fire extinguisher, these cans are that much more important to keep around. First Alert’s can also discharges longer than regular extinguishers and gives off a wide spray to help keep any flames under control that much easier.

First Alert

Tub O’ Towels Solution-Soaked Cleaning Wipes

Tub O’ Towels Solution-Soaked Cleaning Wipes

For quick wipe downs, reach for one of these huge Tub O’ Towels. They are not only strong and durable, but they’re presoaked in cleaning solution to quickly battle messes of any size.

The 90-towel canister will last you well into next year and beyond, so you can ensure that your hands, tools, work area, and motorcycle are always sparkling clean after each garage session. You’ll want to dive right in when the next one rolls around.

Tub O’ Towels

Liquid Wrench Pro Penetrant Lubricant With Built-in LED Flashlight

Liquid Wrench Pro Penetrant Lubricant With Built-in LED Flashlight

A can of Liquid Wrench is just one of those invaluable things that every garage needs to be stocked with. It helps loosen stubborn nuts and bolts, and now even helps shed some illumination on the problem.

The can’s built-in FlashSight LED flashlight allows you to see exactly where you are spraying, or can be switched off when not needed. Choose between a precision or fan spray to assist in however big or little the job may be. Once you utilize the function and convenience this single can has to offer, you’ll wonder how you ever did without it.

Liquid Wrench

Plastic Zipper Bags With Hang Hole

Plastic Zipper Bags With Hang Hole

Surely, you’ve unbolted some part from your bike and then lost it before it was time to bolt back together. It happens, and it’s annoying when it does. The remedy is simple—bag and tag all your nuts, bolts, and washers. You’ll always be able to remember where everything goes when the times comes for reassembly.

These bags here come in a pack of 100 for a measly $14. These things will pay for themselves in no time, and will help you organize the way you work around the garage. These particular bags have a hole punched into them so you can hang them on a pegboard, keeping your hardware neatly stashed away.

MagicWater Supply

Hyperikon 4-Foot LED Shop Light

Hyperikon 4-Foot LED Shop Light

Adequate lighting is important for any workspace. The last thing you need is to be squinting under a flashlight to see your work. To combat the darkness, the Hyperikon LED shop light casts bright 4,000-lumen, 4,000K light down on you, your motorcycle, and the parts and tools you’re working with.

All light bulbs go out, that’s just how it goes. Well, these LED bulbs will definitely need to be replaced—but only at some point in your lifetime. At six hours of use per day, it’ll take about two decades before you need to change them out, so for all intents and purposes, they are still technically considered disposable items.

Hyperikon

Mr. Beer Premium Gold Edition Homebrewing Craft Beer Kit

Mr. Beer Premium Gold Edition Homebrewing Craft Beer Kit

If you’re a beer drinker, try brewing your own in the garage this holiday season. You never know, maybe you’ll knock out a recipe that will be good enough to bottle and gift to your buds. At the very least, think of this as something to do while you’re waiting for paint to dry.

Mr. Beer’s home-brewing kit includes everything you’ll need to start making your own bottles of suds. Inside the box is a lightweight fermenter that is modeled after professional brewing equipment, and 11 25-ounce reusable and shatterproof bottles that are especially designed for carbonating beer. A mixture of malted barley and hops is also included to help get the party started. Since you’re planning on spending a good amount of time in the garage already, why not take a stab at brewing up your own brand of booze?

Mr. Beer