Wednesday's Yay or Nay – Girly Pink Tool Kits

Camilla Chafer Tech 11 Comments

Last week, I asked you about the bubble spa bath mat and the survey said Nay.

Girly pink tools. There are several opinions on this one. Firstly, it’s an inferior product turned out in pink to appeal to ‘silly girlies.’ Secondly, it’s kitsch, a bit daft and you wouldn’t be seen dead with them. Then there’s the at least no male will nick it so you’ll always find your tools option, no where is that shelf that needs putting up? and finally the idea, can’t a tool just be a tool, does it have to be pink to appeal to women?

Bearing all this in mind, if a tool is well made and pink, would you buy it? Yay or Nay and why?

(If you like this one, it’s the Little Pink Tool Kit made by The Tool Kit People. It has 10 tools including hammer, spirit level, pliers and screwdriver. Guaranteed forever, it costs $79.95 and a portion of each sale will go to fight breast cancer.)

By Camilla Chafer | October 18th, 2006

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  • ScarlettSusi

    I want to say no, but then I remember that I bang in picture hooks with stilettos.

  • MS

    No. No, no, no. In fact, when I needed a better place to store the scads of makeup I own I went out and found the butchest, toughest toolbox I could find. And I LOVE it. Plenty of places to store eyeshadows and lipsticks. All the makeup storage items I found were a) expensive and b) ugly pink atrocities.

    I don’t even want a pink razor. *shudder* I think my legs would break out in hives at the horror of it.

  • Maya

    I’d say… yay. Because I love pink, why should I deny it?

  • nekofairy666

    Yay! Not only is it fashionably kyoot, it is a great set for doing fiddly li’l things like fixing jewellery, putting pics up, doing small things that are really easy – but blokes can be too lazy to do these themselves, heh. ^_~

    I have a smaller and more lurid pink one, it’s fantastic. I have also used my 8-head Muji screwdriver for over 5 years now, it’s so dinky and handy!

  • Fritters

    I can understand maybe making tools for gals slightly SMALLER, because of obvious physical differences, but even though I love pink, I’d say no. Making girl-tools pink or flower-covered always smacked of condescension to me.

  • Marina

    I’d say nay, because the quality of the tools in the pink tool kits is never very good and one cannot add on other tools as one needs them.
    I’d also say yay, because as any woman who has ever lived with a man knows, even blokes who don’t know which end of a screwdriver to open a can of beer with is an expert at losing tools but there’s a good chance they might leave the pink ones alone.

    But for myself, definitely nay. I’m single and I use my tools so much these miserable little things wouldn’t last a week with me.

  • grow power

    Yay but only if the tool is well made. I’ve never been one to judge something or someone based purely on the color. That being said, I have yet to see a well made pink tool set. Although strictly for guys tools are sometimes too big to be ergonomic for my hands.

  • multifacted


    I hate going to a tool store, wanting to find that I need and that will fit my girl sized hand only to find these pink tools that would be distroyed if I droped them down the stairs.

  • jobaby

    Yay, yay, yay! but they must be well made. I think it is about time that the tool manufactures started taking us girls into account, i’ve been buying and using “Male” tools for years but they are big and all look so manish and ugly, what’s wrong with having tools that are the correct size AND are colour co-ordinated and feminine, I am !!!!

  • nana

    Very cute Idea but I say NAY!!!!!! Too pricy just to be pink. there is actually a more affordable option available and the quality is just as good maybe even the same if not better than the little pink one. Not sure what you are paying for…. the tool purse or the pinkness of the tools. also in places like walgreens and C-A-L Ranch Stores you can find a nicely fashioned flowered version for 29.99. So YAY! I say NAY!!! to this pricy bag of tools. The bag is cute and all but makes more sense at 40bucks or less since the women buying it will probably be single mothers with nothing better to do but to do everything themselves anyway. Trust me…. I know… we do because we have to….

  • Haliyah

    I would say YAY, but only if they were made with high quality in mind. The job I’m in is extremely hard on the toughest of tools, so I’d want equipment that the boys wouldn’t steal (’cause they do – anything you put down has a habit of going missing, only to be found in the most unlikely places) AND that would work as hard as I do. To buy pink tools, I’d need to see hardcore test results.