Round three of stocking stuffer ideas is catered to the DIY enthusiast. Basically me. 🙂 If you know someone who is interested in perhaps building, starting a DIY blog, or just likes working in the garage making things to improve their home, then this gift guide will be helpful. These are all ideas of things that I would love to see in my stocking, or I already have and love/use all the time.
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Since I typically consider stocking stuffers to be small and inexpensive, I have 15 ideas that are under $50 each. They are all found on Amazon Prime, so you can get free shipping and it will arrive before Christmas if you order this weekend.
Here are my picks!
I have raved over and over about the Kreg pocket hole jig for years. It made building furniture possible for a beginner woodworker like me. This smaller version of what I have works just as good– all you need is a clamp, which most people already have. Everyone should own AT VERY LEAST this Kreg R3.
I am always misplacing the rogue screw or drill bit in the middle of a project. Problem solved with this wrist band magnet and it sorta looks cool too. 😉
I was looking for a great laser distance measurer and saw this multi-purpose one on Amazon with great reviews and I had to include it. I seriously want this thing.
When I’m working in the garage, my phone always seems to die. And plugging it in requires the use of one of my extension cords. Which means I can’t use it for one of my tools. I do have a power strip, but sometimes I want my phone closer, so this would basically solve that problem. I can set it up to charge, listen to music or check messages while still making progress on the project.
I don’t have the habit of wearing aprons while I work but I really need to start. I’m always misplacing things that I’m using. This one is pretty sweet for a couple reasons: 1- waterproof; 2- cross back and super durable; 3- good amount of pockets but not too many– I hate tool belts because I feel like I carrying the weight of the world on my hips.
My sweet friend Ana White wrote this book 5 years ago and it is absolutely amazing. It is the #1 best seller in the Furniture and Carpentry book category on Amazon. Anyone who thinks they would like to start building their own furniture needs this book.
I bought this little tool a couple years ago when I was cutting crown moulding because I needed exact angle measurements for the corners of each room. Old homes = not square room corners. Since, I’ve found this to be super helpful when getting any angle right, whether it is woodworking or tile.
It’s no secret my favorite paintbrush brand is Purdy. The 2 1/2″ width is my favorite width for a paintbrush and this smaller size is perfect for a stocking.
This Dremel took is the basic for those starting out and unfamiliar with all the wonders of Dremel tools. It can make lots of sweet little cuts including cutting out a square of drywall, cutting metal or tile (small cuts), shaving off a bit of wood from a drawer that keeps hitting something… lots of possibilities here folks.
This may seem out of place here but I promise you this is one of my favorite secrets that I use all the time. My sewing machine is broken so I have found myself finding more uses for it. Arm yourself with this and an iron and you can make a new set of curtains, new pillow covers, napkins or placemats, repair a hem that got loose… it’s washable too so you don’t have to fret!
When I recently did my basement bathroom makeover and had to learn to switch my single light fixture to two sconce lights, I was introduced to this wondering tool by my friend, Bre’s husband. No more worrying about getting electrocuted if you need to replace outlets, light fixtures, etc. Messing with electrical? Use this to make sure you steer clear of any live, hot wires. The LED light feature is pretty convenient too.
This bluetooth speaker is great because it is dust/sand proof meaning I can have it in my garage while woodworking and I don’t have to worry about it getting damaged from all the sawdust floating around. And if it falls down or gets wet– no worries. It also has great reviews.
I was given these earphones a couple years ago from Ryobi and I much prefer them over most noise suppressing headphones I have seen. Put them in to protect your ears while operating loud power tools, listen to music, and if someone needs to talk to you the mic enables that without their removal. This is a discontinued product though, so get them while they last!
This is where I need to attach all 4 of these receivers: my keys, my purse, my measuring tape, and my pencil. I’m sorta kidding about that last one, but for real I always misplace my marking pencil! This is great because the receivers work up to 30 meters away from the transmitter. Just push the button of the receiver attached to the object you lost, and it will play a noise until you find it.
I don’t know about you but those typical flat woodworking pencils are not my favorite. They make too fat/sloppy marks on the wood. I need precision people. This mechanical pencil gives precision, but the led is thicker so it doesn’t break as easily, and the pencil circumference is bigger so it feels more comfortable in your hand.
Whew! You guys I know this is a lot of stocking stuffer gift guides today, but bear with me… I got one more. I’ll post it this evening– it’s for the tech lover in your life (in our family, this is my husband).