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7 Great Gift Ideas for the DIYer

If someone on your list is particularly handy, these are the gifts for them.

diy gift guide
Henry Phillips

If "call a professional" sounds more like capitulation than sage advice to you, odds are good you'll love the gear you see here.

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Dremel Stylo+ Versatile Craft Rotary Tool Kit
Henry Phillips
Dremel amazon.com
$49.97
$36.00 (28% off)

The Dremel Stylo+ is a versatile craft tool featuring 15 accessories for etching, engraving, polishing, sanding and other tasks. Dremel designed it to feel like you are holding a pen; it's sleek and lightweight, with a narrow profile and a soft grip. Plus, the motor offers variable speed options. 

Indigo Dye Kit
Henry Phillips
youreupstate.com
$52.00

Produced at NYC-based Upstate's studio in Brooklyn, this Indigo Dye Kit uses synthetic pre-reduced indigo, since natural indigo isn't soluble in water and requires toxic lye. It can dye up to 10 yards of fabric; and for those feeling extra artsy and ambitious, it also comes with a Shibori tutorial. 

Work Gloves - Chocolate/Suede
Henry Phillips
biltwellinc.com
$49.95

These gloves are technically designed for motorcycle riding - but they're called work gloves, and they're built like them too, with 100-percent heavy-duty cowhide construction and double-thick leather palms with suede panels for added protection. Articulated middle and index fingers provide added flexibility, while a fleece tricot half-liner wicks away sweat. 

Hori Hori Ultimate & Sheath
Henry Phillips
Hori barebonesliving.com
$50.00

With both straight and serrated edges to its tempered steel blade, the walnut-handled Hori Hori Ultimate is a great tool you can use for almost any gardening task. And when you need to relax after all your hard work, the Hori Hori has you covered with a built-in bottle opener. 

Carhartt Firm Duck Double-Front Work Dungaree
Henry Phillips
carhartt.com
$49.99

Carhartt introduced these work dungarees in 1939… and, well, you don’t really need to mess with a great design. These heavyweight firm-hand duck canvas pants offer a roomy fit for comfort and flexibility, and have both heavy-hauling reinforced pockets for carrying hand tools and double-layer knees that can accommodate knee pads. 

Channellock 8WCB WideAzz 8-Inch Adjustable Wrench
Henry Phillips
Channellock amazon.com
$41.61
$25.41 (39% off)

As you would suspect given the name Wideazz, this wrench has a super-wide opening, allowing you to tackle a broad range of jobs. Its jaws are both long, for a stronger grip, and thin, for greater maneuverability in tight spaces. The handle offers both comfort and durability.  

White's 350 Cruiser Boots
Henry Phillips
White's Boots amazon.com
$579.95

The 350 Cruiser, developed in the 1930s, is a shortened six-inch version of the 10-inch 400 boot. It's designed to be lightweight, versatile and comfortable for both walking and standing. With a water-resistant leather upper, these Cruisers are rebuildable, resoleable and built to last. 

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