Gift Guide for DIY Lovers

Photo Source: handymanlessons.comToday is Black Friday! Are you trying to shop for an adamant do-it-yourselfer? You know who we’re talking about- the person who is constantly toting around tools to fix every squeaky hinge, and always refusing to call a La Jolla professional because they say, “I can do it myself.” Even though all of their projects don’t go exactly as planned, you still love them and want to give a gift they’ll enjoy, so why not some tools and gadgets to help with their DIY hobby?

  • Do-it-all Annihilator™ 14″ Wrecking/Utility Bar from Dead On. This $46 tool can be used as a demolition hammer, nail puller, tile ripper, board straightener, demolition axe, wrenchand chisel. Need I say more?
  • A quality cordless drill. The $32 Lithium-Ion SmartDriver with Exclusive Magnetic Screw-Holder not only prevents dropped screws but it also has an LED light (great for working incessantly through the night) and will stay charged for up to 18 months.
  • “How to Fix Everything for Dummies.” We’re not trying to imply anything, but maybe this book would be a good gift for the DIY-er who doesn’t always get it right the first time. Too bad they don’t yet have a book called, “How to Know When to Call a Professional for Dummies.”
  • A swing-less hammer. If moving that hammer back and forth is too much work, or if your loved one has smashed too many fingers already, the $100 NEXTEC Lithium-Ion Hammerhead Auto Hammer by Craftsman is the perfect present. It comes with a magnetic head for easy nail placement and an LED light to get into those dark corners.
  • For the person who needs tools wherever they go, there’s the $54 EDC (Every Day Carry) Kit from Kaufman Mercantile. The tools included are a mini pry bar, screwdrivers, precision tweezers and waterproof lighter all on a titanium key ring weighing less than two ounces.

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (vanessa@lajollabluebook.com)

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