We can’t believe its already December and Christmas is less than 2 weeks away! It is a fun and busy time of year filled with getting together with family and friends, eating delicious food and exchanging gifts. The gift costs can add up so this year we decided to organize our 2015 Christmas Gift Guide for DIYers around levels of spending.
If you are looking for a gift to spoil a DIYer (or a tech-lover) we recommend the Nest Protect. We received one as an engagement gift and absolutely love it. It was easy to install and integrates perfectly with our Nest Thermostat. We have the battery version of the Nest Protect but it does come in a hardwire option. Eventually we plan to replace all of our old smoke detectors with Nest Protect units.
Learning how to make basic home repairs is a valuable skill that can help you save money… just be careful once you know how then all your friends with houses will start asking you questions about home repairs! For those that are interested in learning more about how to do home repairs we recommend the book “The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling”. It is a great resource with illustrations and thorough instructions.
We have a pear tree in our small front yard and the fruit near the top of the tree is always the best but we cant reach it… this fruit picker from Lee Valley was the perfect solution attached to a broom handle.
Container gardening is very popular in cities and even balcony gardening for those in condos. If you know any enthusiasts then the Lee Valley gardening tool sets are a great gift idea.
For cooking enthusiasts check out their kitchen tools section. In the last year we have purchased this French-Style rolling pin (works great for rolling pizza and pastry dough). Basically any of the small items from Lee Valley are great ideas for DIYers, new home owners, cooking enthusiasts or gardeners. The prices are very reasonable and it is always nice when your purchases are supporting a Canadian company!
Hopefully our 2015 Christmas Gift Guide for DIYers was helpful if you are looking for gift ideas for the DIYers in your life… and if you get really stuck, then a Canadian Tire, Lowes or Home Depot gift card are always safe bets!