A basic plastic toolbox is a good first-timer. They’re deep enough to hold bulky tools like hammers and tape measures and also have a tray that sits in the top for smaller tools like spanners, screwdrivers and other tools that he uses most often. They’re compact enough to sit on a shelf in the shed and be easily carried to where he needs them.
5 tray toolbox
These are the old school tool boxes that your dad probably has in his garage. The advantage of these is that when you open them, the entire contents of the toolbox are on show so you don’t have to go rummaging through the toolbox to find what you need. The sturdy metal construction means it’ll last just as long as your dads has.
For the more serious DIY dad, go for a tote bag. The main body of the bag is big enough for power tools like his drill or angle grinder while the pockets around the sides are perfect for his hand tools. With a tote bag, he can take all the tools he needs for a job in one go without having to make lots of trips back to the shed.
If yours is a workshop tinkerer, then a tool chest is right up his alley. It’s like a dresser for his tools! Numerous drawers allow him to keep all his tools together and pick them at will. There are ones designed to sit on top of his workbench but if he gets around while in the workshop, there are also models on wheels so he can move all his tools to where he’s working.