Whether it is for Christmas, special occasions or birthdays, if you’ve got a DIY enthusiast on your gift list, you’re in the right place. In this gift guide, we’re keeping it real—nothing overly pricey (mostly under $30), just thoughtful gifts that even the most seasoned DIYer might not have in their toolkit yet.
This gift guide focuses on DIYers, someone who loves to build things by hand, enjoy home improvement projects or crafters who like to design and make things large and small.
Tips for Choosing the Right Gift for DIYers
We all want to choose the perfect gift for our friends and loved ones. When someone you are gifting is DIYer, it is helpful to consider their specific areas of interests, skill level, and the type of projects they would enjoy.
Here are some tips to guide you in selecting a thoughtful and practical gift:
Assess Their Skill Level
Consider whether the person you’re buying for is a beginner, intermediate, or advanced DIYer. Beginners might appreciate versatile tools, while seasoned DIYers might have specific preferences or needs.
Identify Their Preferred Projects
Take note of the types of projects they typically undertake. Whether it’s woodworking, home repairs, or crafting, understanding their area of interest will help you choose a gift that aligns with their passions.
Check Their Tool Collection
If you have access to their workspace or can discreetly ask about their tool collection, that would be great since you’ll avoid gifting something they already own! In my own DIY experience, I only need 1-2 copies of the same tool in most cases.
12 Christmas Gifts for the Home Renovation Enthusiast
The humble clamp, a DIYer’s best friend! From holding pieces together during glue-ups to securing a project while it dries, you can never have too many. So even the people you are gifting already have a couple of pairs, more clamps always come in handy!
Kreg Jigs Tools
For the DIYer who loves woodworking, Kreg Jigs are a game-changer. They make creating strong, precise joints a breeze, turning ordinary projects into professional-looking pieces. Perfect for crafting everything from bookshelves to custom furniture.
Kreg jigs come in a variety of tools, look for tools your gift receiver doesn’t have yet.
Hardware Store Gift Card
When you’re not quite sure what tool or material they need, a gift card to their favorite hardware store is a fail-safe choice, such as Homedepot, Lowe’s, Joann, etc.
It’s the gift of endless possibilities for their next project, and is just so practical – especially for minimalists!
Every DIYer knows the sweet symphony of power tools in action, but it’s essential to protect those ears. A comfortable pair of earmuffs or high-quality earplugs is a thoughtful and practical gift for their safety and sanity.
A pair of earmuff’s functionality goes beyond protecting your ear from power tools. I use them when I’m blending smoothies, or vacuuming.
DIYers often end up having a lot of materials and tools, so it’s a great idea to help them organize their DIY haven with smart storage solutions. Garage hooks, racks, and storage bins can transform chaos into order, making it easier for them to find what they need when inspiration strikes.
DIY Kit (Mini House, Birdhouse, etc)
For a hands-on and creative escape, a DIY kit is a perfect gift. Whether it’s building a miniature house or crafting a birdhouse, these kits provide a fun and fulfilling project for DIYers of all skill levels.
For people who love home improvement or DIY, they are not always tackling projects all the time and will take breaks in between. So having something that satisfies their itch to do something with their hand on a smaller scale could be a great idea.
Bring organization to their DIY haven with a label maker. It might seem like a small gift, but it’s incredibly practical. They can label toolboxes, storage bins, or even individual tools, ensuring everything has its designated place.
This not only adds a touch of orderliness to their workspace but also saves time when they’re searching for specific items during a project. Look for a model with easy-to-use features and durable labels for long-lasting utility. This is what I use in my home:
Book on Home Renovation or DIY Inspirations
Give the gift of inspiration with a book filled with home renovation ideas and success stories. Whether they’re planning a major renovation or just seeking fresh ideas, this book can be a wellspring of creativity.
Practical and stylish, a carpenter’s apron is like a wearable toolbox. With pockets for tools and loops for easy access, it keeps everything they need within arm’s reach during a project. Plus, it looks pretty cool.
I personally use my garden apron for DIY when needed, but if someone gift me a carpenter’s apron, I’d gladly accept it!
Precision is key in DIY projects, and a laser level ensures straight lines and accurate measurements. It’s a handy tool for hanging shelves, aligning tiles, or any task where precision matters.
I used to use my good old tape measures for everything, but after I invested a laser level, I could never go back!
DIY projects often involve a fair bit of moving around. A sturdy utility cart on wheels is a fantastic addition to their toolkit, providing a mobile storage solution for tools, paint, and materials.
Utility cart is such a versatile gift to give, no matter what their hobbies are. I bought a utility cart for myself years ago for painting supplies, and now I use it for organizing pottery tools.
Keep their tools organized and easily accessible with a Tool Organizer. This type of organizer fits over a standard 5-gallon bucket, turning it into a portable tool caddy. Perfect for keeping frequently used tools in one convenient place.
Christmas Gift Guide for DIYers Summary
With these thoughtful and practical gifts, you’re all set to bring joy to the home renovation enthusiast in your life. Whether they’re a seasoned pro or just starting their DIY journey, these gifts are sure to be a hit. Happy gifting!