Are you or is someone you love a serious home DIY enthusiast? Do you love starting new projects or fixing things yourself instead of hiring someone to do them? If this sounds like you or a loved one, you must check out these 37 home improvement gifts that are perfect for the DIY fanatic in your life.
From home decor to gardening tools to thermometers that will accurately read the temp of your food, there’s something for everyone! This list will save you from having to wander around a giant home improvement store for hours this holiday season. You’re welcome.
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Make Your Own Plant Holder With This Macrame Kit
Why spend money on an expensive macrame plant holder when you can make your own with this macrame kit? It comes with a cotton cord, beads, and an easy-to-follow guide. It’s perfect for novice crafters and more experienced ones of any age. Get crafty and spruce up your space!
Stay Organized AF With The Home Edit Book
If you know someone who needs help organizing their home or just loves looking at gorgeous pictures of organization, then they need The Home Edit Book. It’s a masterclass and a Pinterest board come to life all in one. Learn how to categorize pantry items, organize your laundry room, clean up your junk drawer, and more.
Every Handyman Needs This Tool Set
This 148-piece tool set has everything you need for everyday jobs. It includes everything from a wrench to a hammer to hex keys. There’s a tool for quite literally everything. And the best part? It comes in a slim hard-shell case that keeps the tools organized.
Get Big Projects Finished With This Cordless Drill
If you or someone you know is a self-proclaimed handyman, then you/they will love this cordless drill. It’s ideal for drilling into wood, metal, plastic, and all other screw-driving tasks. It’s compact, lightweight, and most importantly, extremely affordable.
Connect Any Electronic To Alexa With This Smart Plug
I’ll be the first to admit that I can be pretty lazy at times. Life would be so much easier if I could just tell my lights to turn on and off. Well, with this smart plug, you can. Control your electronics with your voice for a hands-free experience. If you don’t have an Alexa, Google Assistant, or Microsoft Cortana, you can also use the Kasa app on your smartphone.
Display Your Favorite Photos On These Floating Shelves
I’ve been in the market for some floating shelves for my living room for some time now. So, when I came across these, I knew I had to gift them to myself. They’re extremely sturdy, easy to install and make any room feel larger instantly. I have mine decorated with photos, plants, and books, and I get compliments all the time!
Treat Your Wife, Mom, or Grandmother To A Martha Stewart’ Living Subscription
Maybe I’m aging myself here, but I would 100% love a subscription to Martha Stewart Living. The magazine is full of recipes, home decorating tips, party ideas, and DIY projects. Anyone who is creative and loves entertaining will love this magazine–trust me.
Stop Spending Money On Candles And Make Your Own With This Candle Making Kit
I am a candle addict, and I’m not ashamed. This is especially true during the holidays. Is there anything better than your house smelling like a pumpkin pie or freshly cut Christmas tree? I don’t think so! Rather than spending money on more candles, I’ve got my eye on this candle making kit. Not only does it come with the wax and different fragrances, but it also comes with the cutest tins to hold the candles once finished!
Grow Plants From Cuttings With This Propegation Station
My boyfriend is a huge plant lover and is always trying to take cuttings and turn them into full-sized plants. This propagation station is on my gift list for him this holiday season! Fill with water, place the cutting in, and watch him bloom. Any plant lover or plant parent wannabe will love this.
This Knife and Tool Sharpener Will Keep All Your Tools Incredibly Sharp and Always Ready to Use
After reading the reviews for this knife and tool sharpener, I added it to my gift list for my dad. For an incredibly reasonable price, you get what has been labeled “the fastest sharpener out there!” It comes with three premium abrasive belts that won’t damage or burn your blades during use, so you can use this without worrying about ruining your favorite tools.
Keep Golf Equipment Organized With This Golf Rack
Got a golfer in your life? Is their equipment strewn all over the garage? Then they need this golf rack. It holds two golf bags, has shelving for accessories (such as balls, gloves, and shoes), and has adjustable legs to stay steady. Long gone are the days of the messy garage!
Keep Your Hands Clean and Scratch-Free With These Gardening Gloves
This is another gift that I have my eye on for myself. Yes, I am aware that I sound like a grandmother, but I love gardening and I hate getting dirt under my fingernails. These gardening gloves not only keep your hands clean, but they’re also thick enough to protect you from thorns.
Close Your Garage From Your Smart Phone With This Smart Garage Door Opener
If you’re forgetful (like me), then you’re most likely always wondering if you left an appliance on or the garage door open after you’ve left the house. This smart garage door opener allows you to open and close your garage from anywhere with your smartphone. Plus the app gives you real-time notifications so you’re always updated.
Lighten Your Way To A Midnight Snack With This LED Lighting Kit
I love a good midnight snack, but I don’t love the whole house knowing that it’s my guilty pleasure. This LED lighting kit allows me to illuminate my kitchen without having to turn on the overhead lighting. If midnight snacks aren’t your vice, you can also use this kit for cabinets, desk, closet, bookshelf, etc. My favorite part is the remote that is included. You can use it to dim the lights and turn them on/off when you’re up to 60 feet away.
These Motion Sensor Lights Will Keep Your Loved Ones Safe
I’m all for an extra layer of protection on the exterior of my home. I use security cameras as well as motion sensor lights like these. They are heat and waterproof and extremely easy to install/operate. Despite its small size, the light is very bright, so you can rest easy knowing it will work well to protect you.
Never Lose Screws Again With This Magnetic Wristband
Now, I am in no way, shape, or form, a handy person. However, I’ve put together a piece of furniture or two. And you know the hardest part (aside from understanding the instructions)? Keeping track of all of the nuts and bolts! This magnetic wristband holds screws, nails, washers, bolts, drill bits, you name it. No more headaches from losing or dropping important pieces.
Speed Up The Screwing and Unscrewing Process With This Universal Socket Wrench Set
This universal socket wrench set makes screwing and unscrewing nails a piece of cake. You no longer have to search for the right size socket when working on particular jobs meaning fewer tools for you! I know I can’t think of anything better than carrying a lighter load, that’s for sure.
Keep Your Workspace Lit With This LED Beanie
With winter coming up quickly, this is the perfect gift for the everyday DIY enthusiast. The beanie not only keeps your noggin warm, but it also has an attached light that keeps your workspace lit. Use it for car repairs, repairs outside, or for evening jogs!
Become Everyone’s Favorite Entertainer With This Portable Speaker
I love throwing holiday parties or just spending time outside during the spring and summer, so having a sturdy loud Bluetooth speaker is important. This one is lightweight, despite its large size, and has a whole lot of bass. It’s perfect for outdoor use or inside if you’re looking to create your own at-home movie theater.
Every Beginner Gardener Needs This Tool Set
If you know someone that has always wanted to try out their green thumb, but they aren’t sure where to start, they need this toolset. It has everything a beginner needs–including a garden shovel, trowel, mini rake, hand weeder, gloves, and more. They’ll be a pro in absolutely no time. Just remind them to give you some of their fruit and veggies from their garden when they’re done! It’s the least they could do, after all.
This Security Camera Allows You to Have An Extra Pair of Eyes on Your Home
Staying safe doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. This security camera is affordable, has customized detection areas, is compatible with Alexa, and has multi-user access. The minute it’s installed, you’ll have 24/7 security. It makes the perfect gift for college students and first-time homebuyers.
Point, Aim, and Measure Temps With This Laser Thermometer
Take temperatures quickly with this laser thermometer. Use it at home to ensure that your appliances (such as AC units or heaters) function properly or for automotive maintenance. It can even be used on food!
Easily Retrieve Dropped Items and Illuminate Your Projects With This Magnetic Pickup Flashlight
Remember how I said it was super easy to lose nuts and bolts while putting together furniture? Well, this magnetic pickup flashlight is another household must-have. Turn the flashlight and bend the telescoping neck to get those hard-to-reach places when you lose important pieces.
This Bonsai Tree Kit Is The Perfect Unique Gift For Someone Who Has Everything
This bonsai tree kit is the perfect gift for that person in your life who has everything, especially if they’ve got a green thumb. There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing a plant grow from seeds. And, bonsais happen to be one of the most sturdy plants out there!
Add Some Light To Your Life With This Portable Work Light
This powerful portable work light ensures that you will have light during the entirety of your project. No matter how long you keep it on, it stays cool to the touch, so you won’t have to worry about burning yourself if you keep it closeby. It also includes a 6-foot power cord and waterproof on/off switch for outdoor use.
Turn Any Room Into A Fairytale Come True With These Fairy Lights
Fairy lights can make a room feel warm and cozy in a matter of seconds. They not only offer a beautiful glow, but they are also shapeable, weatherproof, energy-efficient, and stay cool to the touch, even after hours of use.
Transform A Room Instantly With This Removable Wallpaper
If someone you know is indecisive or currently living in a rental property, but they want to decorate their space, this removable wallpaper is the perfect gift. Peel and stick to apply to transform a space instantly! When ready for a change, all you have to do is peel again. Talk about the easiest DIY project ever.
Get Ideal Selfie Lighting With These LED Vanity Mirror Lights
Let’s face it, everyone is all about getting that good lighting for selfies. Surprise your teen or makeup-loving girlfriend with these LED vanity mirror lights. They change an everyday bathroom mirror into a Hollywood-inspired vanity in no time at all. Just don’t blame me if they ask you to take lots of pictures together after they’re installed!
This Ladder Is A Household Must-Have
At almost 30-years old, I am embarrassed to admit that I do not have a step-ladder. That’s why this one is on my list for Christmas this year. Whether you’re into painting or decorating for the holidays or you just can’t reach tall shelves, every home needs a quality step ladder.
Never Run Out of Screws With This Hardware Kit
While most furniture comes with the needed hardware, there are definitely times I have tun into the issue of needing a bolt or screw and did not have one available. This hardware kit has over 1,300 high-quality pieces, so you’ll never be foraging for another missing piece again!
Change Your Light Color Depending On Your Mood With These Smart Light Bulbs
Sometimes you just want to change the color of your lights (just me?), but you can’t with typical light bulbs. Well, now you can. These smart light bulbs not only change color to match the atmosphere, but they also have 16 million different colors to choose from. Oh, and you can control them with your phone or Alexa. Brb, going to change out every light bulb in my house…
Every Griller Needs This BBQ Thermometer
We love grilling at home. There’s nothing tastier than a home-cooked burger. But getting temps of the food just right can be a little tricky. This BBQ thermometer offers fast response with high accuracy, so you know your food is ready to be devoured. It also connects to your phone, so you can walk away while still keeping an eye on the meat!
Hang Pictures Flawlessly With This Stud Finder
Long gone are the days of tapping a wall to find a stud. This stud finder accurately tells you where a stud is and can sense wood, beams, joist, metals, AC wires, and more!
Get Keyless Entry To Your Home With This Electronic Deadbolt
While the days of needing a key are not over quite yet, this electronic deadbolt gives you an extra layer of protection. It not only allows you to give out a personalized code to those you feel comfortable with, but it also allows you to get inside should you forget your key.
Keep Your Tool Drawer Tidy With This Tool Organizer
If anyone in your life is a bigtime handyman, they need a good sturdy tool organizer to stay tidy. Especially if they have endless amounts of tools. They’ll always be able to find exactly what they need, plus it’ll save space! If needed, they can stack on top of one another for extra storage as well!
Control Your Lights From Your Couch With This Smart Light Switch
Can you tell that I am super into smart products that allow you to never leave the couch? I swear I’m not that lazy. This smart light switch connects to your phone and Alexa app so that you can control your lights without getting up. No more wasting electricity when you’re in other rooms or out running errands.
Inspire Your DIY Enthusiast With The Do It Yourself Magazine
As a creative, I’m always looking for new projects to take on. I’m sure the other DIY enthusiasts in your life are the same. A subscription to Do It Yourself magazine will not only help them get inspired, but it will also help you transform any space.