Set my son up with his first set of real tools.
I swore I wouldn't go anywhere near any stores on Black Friday, but I broke down and took advantage of some sweet deals on Kobalt tools at Lowes. Picked up a 138 piece mechanics tool set (ľ, ⅜, Ĺ drive ratchets and a nice assortment of sockets along with an 8 piece open/box end SAE/metric wrenches), a 10 piece pliers set and a 20 piece screwdriver set for my son for his 16th birthday. Got everything for right around $100.
I was stoked to read that Kobalt tools are made by Snap-on... that didn't last long once I dug a little deeper and found out that almost all Snap-on tools are Chinese/Taiwanese. Even with the ratchets, sockets and wrenches being Taiwanese and the pliers being Chinese, he has a better set of tools than I had at 16. At least the screwdriversare American made (with domestic and foreign materials).