I have a Kobalt at home and a Craftsman at home. Dad has the Snap-On but he was a career mechanic.
This is my Snap-on FK80. It's a 3/8 drive stubby handle ratchet. It's a bit over 4" length. When my wife over paid for it as a Christmas gift a while back it coast her $80. I thought the price outrageous but she works and bought it with "her money" so WTF.
It was my first "snap-on" tool and I love it. I'm not a pro but I use this little gem more than any other ratchet and haven't had to lube or rebuild it to date. The thing cost over $100 now and although I still might hesitate buying one for myself it made for a fantastic gift.
Just to put it out there; The right tool makes for a great personal gift for family and friends that use and appreciate them.