2013 Holiday Gift Guide for the Crafty DIY-Lover

Holiday Gift Guide for the {Crafty} DIY-Lover! Check out these gift idea picks for the do-it-yourselfer in your life.

It’s that time of year again — the time when I scour the internet/home improvement stores/my garage for all of the dreamy things that other DIY-ers like myself probably shouldn’t live without. Some of these things I own and love, and some things I just pine for and/or have on my own wish list this year. I made a similar list last year, and most of those items still apply. You can check that out here.

These items are in no particular order and cover a variety of price ranges. Without further ado, here is my holiday gift guide for the crafty DIY-lover in your life.

1. RYOBI Brad Nailer

You’ll see lots of RYOBI tools on this list since they are my fave. I got this cordless brad nailer earlier this year and now I can’t live without it. It’s definitely one of my favorite tools.

Holiday Gift Guide for the {Crafty} DIY-Lover: RYOBI Brad Nailer

2. Silhouette Cameo

This was on my list last year and I’m still dreaming about it. One of these days I’ll get one!

Holiday Gift Guide for the {Crafty} DIY-Lover: Silhouette Cameo

3. RYOBI Right Angle Driver

I recently received this in the mail from my friends at RYOBI and I can’t wait to try it out!

This will come in really handy in tight spaces. Bonus: it’s on sale right now at The Home Depot!

Holiday Gift Guide for the {Crafty} DIY-Lover: RYOBI Right Angle Driver

4. OnlineFabricStore Gift Card

This is one of my favorite places to order fabric from. A DIY-loving crafter can never have enough fabric!

Holiday Gift Guide for the {Crafty} DIY-Lover: OnlineFabricStore Gift Card

5. Rust-Oleum Comfort Spray Grip Accessory

This thing has saved me (and other serial spray painters like myself) from many hand cramps.

Holiday Gift Guide for the {Crafty} DIY-Lover: Rust-Oleum Comfort Grip Accessory

6. Minwax Polycrylic

This is one of my favorite topcoats to use when I refinish furniture. I love that it’s water-based and less fumey than polyurethane.

Holiday Gift Guide for the {Crafty} DIY-Lover: Minwax Polycrylic

7. Kreg Jig

I own the Kreg Jig Jr. which is the much smaller version of this, and I’d love to have the larger size. This is a must-have for furniture building. It creates pocket holes to join wood together.

Holiday Gift Guide for the {Crafty} DIY-Lover: Kreg Jig

8. Martha Stewart Glass Paints

I have these and absolutely love them! The tools and stencils in this glass paint line are great too.

Holiday Gift Guide for the {Crafty} DIY-Lover: Martha Stewart Glass Paints

9. Liquid Gilding

Love this stuff! I have been gilding everything in sight!

Holiday Gift Guide for the {Crafty} DIY-Lover: Liquid Gilding

10. Kraft Wrapping Paper

This can be used for so many different types of projects. I even used it to create a template for my boys’ headboards.

Holiday Gift Guide for the {Crafty} DIY-Lover: Kraft Wrapping Paper

11. RYOBI Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Hands down my favorite tool I own. I cannot say enough good things about it. Without this saw, I couldn’t build furniture or do a lot of the projects I have done. (Or at least it would be a heck of a lot more difficult, that’s for sure!)

Holiday Gift Guide for the {Crafty} DIY-Lover: RYOBI Sliding Compound Miter Saw

12. RYOBI Multi-Tool

I recently got this tool and I’m having a lot of fun playing around with it. It comes with a few different attachments and is great for cutting and sanding smaller items.

Holiday Gift Guide for the {Crafty} DIY-Lover: RYOBI Multi-Tool

13. HomeRight Finish Max Paint Sprayer

I don’t own this sprayer although I’ve heard great things about it. I have worked with HomeRight in the past and I know they are a great brand. If you paint furniture or large surfaces, a sprayer is a must!

Holiday Gift Guide for the {Crafty} DIY-Lover: HomeRight Finish Max Paint Sprayer

14. Copper River Bag Company DSLR Camera Bag

I’m including this for the photography enthusiast on your list. This bag was my birthday present to myself this year and I absolutely love, love, love it. It was handcrafted here in the USA and it is beautiful.

Holiday Gift Guide for the {Crafty} DIY-Lover: Copper River Bag Company DSLR Camera Bag

15. The Home Depot Gift Card

You can’t go wrong with this! Trust me.

Holiday Gift Guide for the {Crafty} DIY-Lover: The Home Depot Gift Card

16. Rust-Oleum Gold Glitter Spray Paint

This has been one of my favorite holiday supplies this year! I recently used it on my monogram wreath.

Holiday Gift Guide for the {Crafty} DIY-Lover: Rust-Oleum Gold Glitter Spray Paint

17. Paint Kit

For anyone who paints regularly, whether it’s walls or furniture or anything large, this would be very useful.

Holiday Gift Guide for the {Crafty} DIY-Lover: Paint Kit

18. Cordless Glue Gun

I haven’t bought a cordless glue gun yet, but it’s on my must-have-soon list.

Holiday Gift Guide for the {Crafty} DIY-Lover: Cordless Glue Gun

19. RYOBI Cordless Drill and Impact Driver Kit

I use this drill all the time, and the impact driver is nice if you want a little more “power” behind your driving. Definitely beats a plain old screwdriver!

Holiday Gift Guide for the {Crafty} DIY-Lover: RYOBI Cordless Drill + Impact Driver Kit

20. Fiskars Scissors

This is one thing I keep meaning to buy and just haven’t for some reason. A good, sharp pair of scissors for crafting and cutting fabric.

Holiday Gift Guide for the {Crafty} DIY-Lover: Fiskars Scissors

So, what are your craft or DIY “must-haves”? Please leave a comment and let me know! (Email subscribers will have to click over to the blog in order to comment. Thanks!)

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-Erin

Comments

  1. I’ll take one of everything…thanks :)

  2. Is it wrong that I am afraid of most of these items. Saws and buzzy noises-EEK! Therefore, I find #3 very clever as I tend to avoid drills for, again, the buzzing. :)

    • Erin @ DIY on the Cheap says:

      I totally understand! I used to feel the same way. I started out with a jig saw (less intimidating, small blade) and worked my way up to the bigger tools. But I was definitely terrified at first!

  3. Erin, I love this list. Some of these things I have, and some I NEED! Know what I mean? Thanks for the list and Merry Christmas!

    • Erin @ DIY on the Cheap says:

      Thank you, Tracy! I’m glad you like the list. I agree — there is some stuff on here I definitely need! Hope you have a great holiday!

  4. Ok, so glad in not the only one in blog land who doesn’t have a sillouette. I keep thinking they will contact me when they do those giveaways but I’m wondering who I’m going to have to sleep with to get one of those for free! Ha! Totally joking (sorta!)

    • Erin @ DIY on the Cheap says:

      Haha! This made me laugh out loud. I know what you mean — I’m still waiting for them to come calling and they never do! I guess I’ll have to resort to begging soon. ;)

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