For the Handyman (or Woman) in Your Home
4 cool gift ideas to make those odd-jobs a little easier
Whether you’re giving to an avid or accidental DIY’er, the experts agree these gifts are sure to please:
- Keychain flashlight. Have you ever noticed you never have a flashlight handy when you need one? Often times, a small but powerful light will more than do the trick — like the Arc-AAA LED Flashlight or LD01 Keyring Flashlight by Fenix, reviewed at Reactual.com.
- Tool bag. Chances are there are one or more tool boxes floating around, but a rugged tool bag with a shoulder strap is lighter, can be carried hands free, and set on most any surface without fear of scratching — like the well reviewed tool bags from Veto Pro Pac, or the Dewalt Tradesman’s Tool Bag, both available at Amazon.
- Laser level and stud finder. Whether your project is big (like adding on a room) or small (like hanging a picture), a level is an indispensable tool. Consumer Reports rated the Black & Decker Projected Crossfire Auto Level Laser a “best buy” (available at Amazon).
- 4Multi Tool. Knives, pliers, wire cutters, scissors, ruler, screwdriver and more — all in one small tool. Popular (and well-reviewed) choices include the Gerber Crucial F.A.S.T. Tool (at GerberGear), the Leatherman New Wave Multitool and (at Amazon) and the Kelvin.23 All In One Tool (at Think Geek).