DIY Gift Ideas

Looking for some gift ideas for the do-it-yourself enthusiast on your shopping list? I’ve rounded up some of my favourite tools and items on my wishlist to help you out! These are all either products I use (and love) myself or are on my own wish list!

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Kreg K4 System

Kreg Jigs
I love pocket holes. Right now I have the Kreg Mini Jig which I highly recommend to anyone new to pocket holes. Because I now use pocket holes whenever I can I’ve added the K4 Pocket-Hole System on my wish list so I can up my pocket hole game.


I cannot say enough about how much I love this tool. Especially when we were doing our kitchen renovation we would suddenly find ourselves in need of something outside of a regular drill, sander or saw. Need to drill in a tight space? Cut away a small sliver of baseboard? Sand in one itty bitty corner? Hammer without any room to swing? Job Max.


HomeRight Spray Shelter
This is another item that is on my wishlist that I don’t own yet. I have recently discovered the amazing power of spray paint and I love the idea of this tent to keep all the excess spray contained (and off Chris’ car).


Portable Air Compressor
Air compressors are incredibly handy, especially when you’re doing a renovation. We always borrow my brother’s when we have a job to tackle (like installing crown molding or recovering a chair) but if we ever invest in our own I would definitely want something portable like this one from Husky. My favourite tool to use with it? This combo nailer/stapler from Bostitch


Mouse Sander
Need to tackle from small sanding jobs? This small sander is my go-to for sanding small items before painting.


DIY & Home Inspiration Books
While most of my DIY inspiration comes from Pinterest I also love my books. Three on the top of my wishlist this year are: Happy Handmade Home, Young House Love and The Handbuilt Home


Tool Storage
Last, but not least tool storage. This bad boy from Mastercraft was what Chris & I gave each other for Christmas this year. It’s actually three separate pieces that stack together and it happens to be on sale right now at Canadian Tire.

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