12 gift ideas for the DIYer in your life
Empower the friend who actually brings their creative ideas to life.
This article is sponsored by Leatherman.
Home improvement projects and crafting appear to be on the rise, thanks to more time spent within the protective confines of home. Making material changes to our dwellings is a positive facet of 2020 life, one that’s bolstered by a suite of fancy new tools designed to make DIYing easier, better-looking, and more fun.
If there’s a DIYer you’re shopping for this holiday season, consider purchasing one of these 12 handy gifts. I’m an avid DIYer myself, and all of these products either have a spot in my home or on my wish list.
Leatherman FREE P4 Multipurpose Pliers
Both professional and casual DIYers have a lot to gain from a high-quality multitool like the FREE P4 from Leatherman, which boasts 21 tools in your pocket or the palm of your hand. You’ll be prepared for any job, with two pliers, two wire cutters, two knives, and no less than four screwdrivers—plus essentials like a bottle and can opener. The FREE collection has an easy edge over other multitools, offering up a neat bit of engineering that makes the tool operable with one hand. A sophisticated magnetic locking system means you can open and close each tool with an easy push of your thumb. You’ll only save your fingernails; you’ll save the time you’d otherwise spend setting down materials to pry open your pliers. A simple tool like this makes everything just a little bit easier—and your project more fun.
RYOBI Miter Saw
If your DIYer works with wood, at some point in their lives, they’re going to want a miter saw. This 15-amp, 10-inch RYOBI miter saw is a versatile tool that allows you to make perfect cuts for both rough and fine finishes. It can perform any type of cuts from any angle from 0 to 45 degrees in both directions. In addition, it is easy to use and comes with an LED indicator to make precise cuts, a dust collector to minimize clean-up, and a three-year warranty.
Shur-Line Paint Edger
The Shur-Line Paint Edger is the perfect assistant for any painting project and will help the DIYer in your life save time. This affordable paint edger is made of a woven pad that will give a smooth finish look to all of the corners and edges in your house. It is perfect for indoor use, including trimming around doors, windows, and base molding, and comes with a threaded handle that can be used with any standard extension pole.
RYOBI Table Saw with Folding Stand
If you really want to go all in with your gift, the RYOBI table saw with a folding stand is the perfect companion to the miter saw to get all those carpentry projects taken care of. This table saw can cut from any angle—up to three inches deep. Whether you need to do work inside, outside, in your garage, or basement, this tool can go with you wherever your project takes you, and can be set up and stored anywhere.
3-in-1 Multiple Framing Square Kit
This lightweight, solid aluminum 3-in-1 multiple framing square kit is designed for outlining any type of cut—whether straight lines or angles—from any type of material. This product can be used with wood, ceramic tiles, bricks, and more. The set of squares includes a universal angle ruler, a seven-inch rafter square, and an eight-inch by 12-inch carpenter square.
Laser Level Line Tool
Your DIYer will love this multi-use laser level line tool. It helps to get precise measurements and is great for preparing to mount picture frames or kitchen or bathroom cabinets, and even for getting ready to lay any type of flooring. It has three different line display modes: vertical, horizontal, and cross lines. Plus, it comes with a built-in eight-foot tape measure and only weighs half a pound.
Tavool Stud Finder
We all have been there trying to mount a heavy item on the wall and then, all of a sudden, you’re having a hard time finding studs. With the electronic Tavool Stud Finder those days are over. A great gift for any DIYer, this practical tool comes with four different modes to accurately find wood and metal studs, beams, pipes, and electrical wires. The stud finder is simple to use—just scan a wall and find out what’s behind it.
MLCS Can-Do Clamp
Your DIYer will fall in love with the MLCS Can-Do Clamp right away. This versatile clamp is perfect for any kind of wood project, such as building picture frames, assembling furniture, and putting together cabinets, to name a few. It can hold pieces of wood that are up to 2 and ¾ inches wide and can hold two pieces of wood at the same time, so you can put them together perfectly.
Chandel Hot Glue Gun
Now, if your DIYer is more the crafting sort, you’ll want to get them the Chandel Hot Glue Gun. It comes with a base that allows it to stand on its own, is specially designed to eliminate any excess hot glue dripping, and, best of all, comes with a lifetime warranty. In addition, it comes with 10 glue sticks to get the next project started. Warning: You may end up buying one for yourself.
PETUOL Wood Burning Kit
The PETUOL Wood Burning Kit will impress your crafty DIYer. The kit comes with 110 different pieces, including a pyrography pen, 57 carving tips, 12 molds, and much more. The pen temperature can be adjusted between 200 to 450 degrees. Now, get ready for the creative juices to flow and to be inspired by the versatile pieces of art your loved one will now be able to bring to life.
Dremel Multipurpose Rotary Tool
The Dremel Multipurpose Rotary Tool is one of the most handy tools your DIYer will ever own. This multiuse tool comes with 39 different tips and can reach between 5,000 to 25,000 RPMs. It can be used for any kind of work, like cutting through sheetrock or sanding wood or metal. This corded tool comes with a hard case to keep all the parts neat and organized.
RYOBI Drill and Impact Driver Kit
The RYOBI Drill and Impact Driver kit is sure to be a real treat for the DIYer of your life. It comes with two different cordless drills. The drill driver is a powerful tool that is designed for strong materials and can reach up to 400 inches per pound of torque. And the impact driver can achieve a torque of up to 1,700 inches per pound to power through any kind of hard material. Both drills come with their own respective batteries included.
RYOBI Drill and Drive Kit
Every DIYer should own a set of drills and drive bits. This 90-piece kit comes with all different kinds of bits to work with metal, wood, mansory, and more, and is a one-stop shop for all your drilling needs. It also includes drill stops, nut setters, and hole saws—to name a few. This gift is on point and won’t disappoint.