Gift Ideas for Those That Like to Get Stuff Done
As you're writing up your shopping list, consider adding a few of these amazingly handy items that will make the DIYer in your life jump for joy!
MagnoGrip Magnetic Wristband
Any serious DIYer will appreciate the MagnoGrip. Made of breathable nylon, it adjusts to fit any wrist and will hold nails, screws, and even scissors and small tools. On work sites, it's as valuable as a third hand. Plus, it's the perfect size—and price—to give as a stocking stuffer. Available on Amazon; $14.71.
The Fein MultiMaster oscillating multi-tool is for serious woodcraft. The Cadillac of multi-tools, it will swiftly and cleanly handle tough corner cuts, notching, plunge cuts, and much more. High-quality German manufacturing and great versatility make this a coveted gift under any tradesperson’s tree. Available on Amazon; $227.20.
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Aerocart 8-in-1 All-Purpose Wheelbarrow
Got a serious weekend warrior on your shopping list? This is a gift they’ll love and use for years to come. The Aerocart 8-in-1 work system not only carries dirt and mulch, it supports leaf bags while you fill them, and it can even pick up heavy rocks and large planters. This is not your granddad’s wheelbarrow. Available on Amazon; $154.99.
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Portable Table Support
This Centipede heavy-duty table base sets up in seconds and folds down just as easily for convenient storage and transport. It’s the perfect gift for someone who works with sheet goods, or who doesn’t have room to keep a full worktable out at all times. It expands from a mere 9x14 inches to an expansive 4x8 feet! Available on Amazon; $144.85.
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Can you mow the lawn in your sleep? If you have the Husqvarna Automower, you very well could. Get this for your favorite lawn maintenance guru, and you'll all have more time to play on the weekends. Once the Automower has been set up, it independently leaves its docking station, mows the lawn, and then returns to charge up for the next mowing. You can literally set it and forget it! Available on Amazon; $1,198.77.
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Value-Rated Shop Vac
No home or professional shop is complete without a shop vac. This model from RIDGID delivers high performance for a very reasonable price. It has a 14-gallon capacity and performs both wet and dry cleanup with ease. Backed by a lifetime warranty, it’s a gift just about any homeowner can appreciate. Available at Home Depot; $94.97.
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Laser Tape Measure
Is a laser tape measure really necessary? Probably not. But boy, is it handy! This model from Bosch measures distances up to 130 feet with 1/16th of an inch accuracy! And it switches between feet/inches, decimal feet, and metric with the press of a button. Even if a tape measure isn't even on their list, dedicated DIYers everywhere will love this gift. Available on Amazon; $129.99.
Sugru Moldable Glue
Sugru self-setting rubber is something every do-it-yourselfer would love to have stashed in the toolbox. Self-adhesive and moldable by hand, it bonds to steel, aluminum, wood, ceramic, and glass, and comes in 10 colors. Fix frayed cables or cracked pot handles, or use it to make a tablet mount for your kitchen wall. There’s no end to its usefulness. Available on Amazon; $19.99.
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With a wood-clad handle, this unique multi-tool is small enough to slip into a pocket, but it's so much more versatile than an ordinary pocketknife. The tool includes a hammer, pliers, knife, screwdriver, and of course, bottle opener. It's a handy helper that stands ready to provide a little DIY assistance for someone who's always on the go, but not necessarily always with a toolbox. Available on Amazon; $19.99.
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Quick Christmas Shopping
Finish your holiday shopping in one easy sweep. Grab the gadgets that everyone on your list has been wishing for, and while you’re at it pick up a few fun stocking stuffers. Everyone will be smiling this holiday season!
If you have the money to hire a handyman for every household woe, go ahead. But if you want to hang on to your cash and exercise some self-sufficiency, check out these clever products that solve a million and one little problems around the house. Go now!