The gift guide you need for the DIYer or woodworker in your life.
The holidays are fast approaching and it’s time to get in all of your Amazon Prime orders. Let’s face it, who braves the crowded mall to go gift shopping anymore? If you’re a DIYer, hopefully this list can help you create your Christmas wish-list. And if you’re shopping for a DIYer, you’re in the right place. We know DIY and crafting–our whole life revolves around it!
If your friend is a new DIYer and still needs some basic tools, check out our post on the 5 tools every DIYer needs. These tools will be the foundation for most projects and are ones that every DIYer will want to have in their home workshop!
If your friend is more into crafting than woodworking, then check out our gift guide for crafters.
The ONLY tools you need to DIY
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Alright, let’s dive in! Everything is ordered by price, so keep scrolling to get to your ideal price point.
Tack Cloth – $5.80
Okay, I get it. This seems like a super strange gift, but hear me out. Almost every project ends up being stained or painted. One of the most important steps to ensuring the best finish is removing any dust that might be on the wood before you start. Tack Cloth is exactly what you need to do that! It’s something DIYers always need, but never want to buy.
Speed Square – $8.97
What’s the point on building furniture if everything ends up being wobbly? A speed square will make making those right angles much easier!
Kreg Multi-Mark Multi-Purpose Tool -$9.74
Measuring and figuring out angles has to be one of the biggest DIY struggles. You have to be so precise that it’s hard to get it right. This Kreg measuring tool is a huge help to overcome some of the biggest DIY struggles. It’s a great stocking stuffer!
Kreg Jig Mini – $14.00
This little guy is great for beginner DIYers and more experienced DIYers alike. For the beginner, it’s a great introduction into the world of pocket holes (Y’all if you don’t know, pocket holes are the best thing that ever happened to the DIY furniture world). For the more experienced DIYer, it’s nice to have on hand in case you are creating something and need to add a pocket hole after the fact or if your wood can’t be positioned into the K4 system.
Utility Knife – $24.15
Everyone needs a nice utility knife!
Can-Do Corner Clamp – $24.95
Remember when I talked about corners earlier? Well this clamp will make it 1000x easier to get square corners!
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You can never have too many clamps. Really. Clamps make a DIYers life so much easier and can really help elevate their projects to the next level. Every DIYer needs a mix of small, medium, and large clamps to make sure they are covered for any project.
Titanium Drill Bit Set – $29.99
Every DIYer needs drill bits and these are made to work through more materials and last longer.
Bluetooth Speaker – $32.99
DIYers spend a lot of time in their shop (aka garage). Listening to music is always a bonus! A nice bluetooth speaker that can stand up to some sawdust is a must.
Shop Vac – $33.99
A clean workspace is a safe workspace, but no one likes to clean. Make it easy with a shop vac!
Laser Measure – $36.97
Tape measures are great, but they are only as accurate as our best guess. Plus, have you ever tried to measure a long space with a floppy tape measure? A laser measure makes measuring quicker and more accurate!
Garage Ceiling Extension Cord – $39.99
This is one of our favorite things in our garage. It’s an extension cord that hangs on your ceiling and plugs into your space outlet by your garage door opener. It keeps the extension cord from getting tangled or lost!
Kreg Cabinet Hardware + Concealed Hinge Set – $99.00
If your DIYer wants to get into building cabinets, this set is a must. It includes a drawer slide jig, a cabinet hardware jig, and a concealed hinge jig!
Kreg Rip Cut and Circular Saw Guide – $118.00
I know we’ve been giving Kreg products a lot of love, but it’s because they are all so handy! We love Kreg (and no, the love is not sponsored) and would highly recommend any of their products. These two are a great solution for someone who loves a circular saw but doesn’t want a table saw. These guides will make your cuts quicker and much more straight and accurate.
Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System Set – $135.82
We can’t rave about the Kreg Jig K4 pocket hole system enough. If we had to choose one item on this list that every DIYer needs, it’s definitely this!
There you have it! 15 gift ideas for DIYers and beginner woodworkers. What else would you add to the list? Tell us in the comments below!