Gifts are such a special way to show people in your life that you care about them and that they matter to you. The old adage of ‘it’s the thought that counts’ actually starts to take on new meaning the older that people get. As life progresses, so does the list of obligations, and the challenges that come along with those obligations. It seems that with each passing year the days get shorter and the years begin to somehow race by.
Taking time out of your busy life and schedule to go through the process of buying a gift for someone special will take on more and more meaning the older that you get. Not only does a gift take time and effort, but it also takes resources and knowing the other person. Yes, you should never be bogged down by the fear of getting the ‘wrong gift’ but when you hit the nail on the head and you get a gift that the other person loves – it’s a great feeling!
Some individuals are naturally harder to buy gifts for, and this isn’t uncommon. Most people understand the frustration of having that one family member or close friend who they can’t ever seem to easily find a gift for.
If you have a close friend or family member who loves to do DIY projects, this can be a challenge. Most likely their version of a gift that they would be thrilled by might be an item that a lot of other people would associate a chore or some kind of work with. Thankfully, you don’t have to be shooting in the dark when it comes to buying that special DIY friend a gift they will appreciate. Here are 5 gift ideas that any DIY enthusiast will love that you need to know about!
– Magnetic Screen Doors
Here’s the thing, when it comes to buying a DIY enthusiast a gift, you have to remember that practicality and usefulness are key. That means that the gifts you buy will be something that you might personally be extremely disappointed in if you were to receive the same gift. These gifts not only need to be practical, but they can also be something that isn’t immediately usable.
For example, if you give a gift to a DIY enthusiast, you don’t necessarily have to give them a gift that correlates to their current project. Instead, you can get them something that they will have on hand in case a project arises where they could use it. One such item is a magnet screen door. A magnetic screen door is a useful tool that replaces the traditional hinged screen door and brings a lot of convenience to any home.
Because it doesn’t use a hinge and door knob, it is easy to walk in and out thanks to its hands-free entry. The magnets that line the inner seam cause the door to quickly seal behind you as you pass through. This is something that they can use immediately on their home if they have an exterior door that has no screen on it, or they can use it in the future when replacing their current screen doors.
– A Circular Saw
Here’s one that a lot of DIY enthusiasts will already own, however, if they don’t it will be a gift they can’t thank you enough for. It may take a little sleuthing to look through their garage or shed to see what tools they do and don’t have, but it will be well worth it if you discover they don’t own a circular saw.
These saws are portable and can be used for a variety of different projects. If you have a loved one or family member who doesn’t have a circular saw or maybe has one that is very old, gift them a new one and blow their minds!
– Gift Cards Are Actually a Good Thing
A gift card can sometimes feel like a cop-out, and depending on the situation, sometimes is. However, when it comes to a DIY enthusiast, a gift card might be the perfect gift. The reason is, DIY people are extremely practical and are problem solvers. A gift card to them won’t be a sign that you don’t ‘know them well enough’, but instead an exciting opportunity to go get the tools and supplies they need when they need them.
DIY people are typically self-starters and independent, so getting a gift card to their favorite hardware store is something they will deeply appreciate.
Gift season or just because gifts are great things to look forward to. The time and effort of a gift both go a long way to showing your friends and family that they mean a lot to you. When it comes to your DIY friends, these three gifts are sure to land!