Everything that the DIY’er on Your Gift List Might Want
If you have a do-it-yourselfer on your holiday gift list, these are some ideas that you might want to consider. Most are lesser expensive, though with options available, you can spend as much as you want.
Great for first-time homeowners especially since many of these gifts are not items that they would think to have on-hand until they already need them.
No matter who you give them to, these are great gifts that will be well received. It will let the person you give the gift to know that not only you care, but also that you gave thought to what they might need for their home. What would make their home chores a bit easier.
Even if you think that the person you are shopping for might already have some, if not all of these tools. Or you can suppose that some of these items, and those connected via the links might be a great upgrade to give.
If not a good gift for someone one your list, perhaps one of these tools would be a welcome addition to your own tool box.
Even better than a flashlight a headlamp allows you to use both hands and get the job done, and still have great light so you can see what you are doing.
Headlamps are offered as less-expensive as you want, though some offer more more features and durability, so some are more expensive, but all are solid gift ideas.
Any new homeowner, and even those who have had their homes for awhile would like to have a new hammer. For some reason, it is hard to do, do-it-yourself tasks without having a really great hammer. For some reason one item that is skimped on initially is the hammer.
A generic hammer is often bought initially, but in the end it is always awesome to have a great one. Click the link to see the options, but even if your budget for gifts is limited a good basic hammer is a nice gift for anyone.
Something that took me a long time when I owned my first home to make sure that I had on hand was super glue, or Gorilla glue. Once you have it on hand you will wonder how you operated your home without it.
When I bought my first home, this was one of the first tools that I bought since I knew early on that I HAD to have one. A good tape measure makes a wonderful gift, and even if you think that your gift recipient might already have one, you can always offer a nice upgrade.
A laser level was the one item that I wrestled with buying for a long time, since honestly I didn’t know how I would use it. I quickly found out it that was a mistake.
As soon as I moved in, I found that having a laser level would be helpful in hanging artwork, drapery rods, blinds, and many more tasks that I attempted to do. A laser level is one thing that you can spend a little, but you can also spend a lot. Let your budget for gifts guide you.
An item that like other tools in my toolbox I learned cheaper does not equate with quality, or ease of use. When I spent more, I found that my painting tasks were accomplished much easier, and looked much more professional when completed.
Like any tools, paint brushes are usually better the more you spend, usually using better materials. Also, getting a range of sizes of brushes is almost a must, since depending on the painting job, you want to have the right equipment for the job.
When I bought my first ratcheting screwdriver I thought that my life as a homeowner had changed. It made tasks so much easier, allowed me to strip a lot fewer screws, and to get the work done so much faster.
Unlike most items on a tool list, spending more money does not necessarily equate to better on this item. You want to make sure any tool you buy means quality materials, and that is usually reflected in the reviews. Having a tool break mid-task is very frustrating, and I don’t recommend shortchanging yourself.
Another item that I didn’t know that I needed until I bought one was a home box cutter. You can use not only to open boxes, but also for many chores in the home, and in the yard.
Earplugs are a tool that are great for your health, and it took a long while for me to realize that I needed. Since you might use powered tools that are loud, and to protect your hearing earplugs are smart to have.
There are many types of snips available for the home. A general purpose snip would be smart, but if you know of specific tasks you might consider you can purchase specific task snips, like snips for pruning, tin cutting, or what are called aviation snips.
Like many tools on this list, I found that having a few carpenter pencils on-hand to be of great help in doing chores at my home. Useful for marking (and being able to erased) for artwork hanging, leveling, or where to drill holes.
These are just a short list of items and tools that I would suggest for your home. A great list of items that make for great gifts for new homeowners, not only during the holidays, but anytime of year.
Also, this list can represent as an upgrade to any tools already in the gift recipients tool box.
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