Whether you’ve got an Aunt that’ll turn her hand to any DIY project, or a Dad that spends his weekends tinkering away in the shed, this guide has the lo-ho-ho-down on the best gifts for them. So, even if you’re not the sharpest tool in the box when it comes to crafts, you’ll really be able to nail their present this year.
Black + Decker BDCHD181B3A-GB Hammer Drill Including Accessories
A Black and Decker hammer drill is the wish on every DIYers lips. This powerful tool will have no problem screwing through hard materials, like brick and concrete, meaning this will be fit for different jobs all around the house. And if you’re lucky, they might thank you by putting up those shelves you’ve still not got around to.
With a cordless design, there won’t be any cables dangling in the way while they’re working. And as there’s no wires holding them back, they’ll be free to go and sip their drink when they’re having a well-deserved break.
With a high and low speed setting, they can choose how fast to go at each project. High speed is ideal for drilling quick holes into a piece of wood, while the low speed gives them greater control over a screw when they’re tightening it up, so it won’t go into the wood wonky.
They won’t be limited to one job with 120 drill bits. From making a standard size hole in a wall to loosening up an unusual looking screw, all the accessories will have their moment to shine.
The LED light is the Rudolph to their sleigh, helping them see exactly what they’re doing in the dark. When the gloomy evenings draw closer, they’ll still be able to get little bits done around the garden, so it’s ready for spring.
Black + Decker KA2500K-GB Sander
A sander is an absolute dream for anyone who loves a good upcycling project. From a chest of drawers to rocking chairs, it will help strip off old paint and smooth out any splinters. With this in their stocking, they’ll be tearing open the wrapping paper faster than Grandpa dozes off after Christmas dinner.
Sanding down tall objects won’t be a workout thanks to its lightweight design. So, they’ll be able to reach the top of a wardrobe or stretch along a bannister without it straining their arm and sucking all the fun out of their hobby.
Their workbench will be kept tidy with this clever piece of tech. When they’re sanding away, this will suck up any dust, leaving their masterpiece clean before they give it a lick of paint.
With loads of different attachments, they’ll have everything they need to sand over large areas or between small spaces. From spindles on chairs to grooves in an ottoman chest, this will help them tackle all kinds of furniture to put around the house.
The clever design on the sheets mean they’ll last four times longer than a regular piece of sandpaper. This means the pennies that would be spent on replacements can be put towards a new upcycling vision.
Black + Decker BCK25S2S-GB 18 Volts Combi Bundle
No DIY lover will be able to put projects into action without this powerful pair. The drill is ideal for all the odd jobs, like fixing the curtain rail and sticking up shelves, while the driver is a lifesaver when it comes to the minefield of flatpack furniture. And with all the handy features, the elves will be picking up their own to use around the workshop.
With clever handles, the tools won’t go flying out of anyone’s hand. When they’re drilling at a high speed or screwing at a weird angle, the firm grip will prevent any evening trips to A&E.
Since the casing is made out of metal, both the drill and driver will be able to take bumps and hits without breaking. So, if a hammer is accidentally dropped on one of them, or Santa hits a bit of turbulence on his journey, they’ll still work at their very best.
When they’re hanging up a few bits for a neighbour, they can carry their kit over in this bag. This means that when they’re on the way home, they’ll still have a hand free to bring back their ‘thank you’ drinks.
They both come with a 2-year manufacturer warranty. Giving you that extra peace of mind, you can rest easy knowing you’ve bought a solid gift that can be used for years to come.
Hyundai HY2175 18 Volts Cordless Combi Drill
Whether they’ve just found their love of DIY through buying their first house, or their old model is on its last legs, this is just what needs adding to their set of tools. As soon as the Christmas break is over, they’ll be itching to get stuck into all the jobs around the home and try out all its features. A win-win for everyone!
We’ve all done it – got halfway through a big build and then realised you’ve gone wrong (cue: blaming the instructions). Well, with the reverse setting, they’ll be able to loosen up any screws to fix their little mistake.
When it’s running low on battery, it’ll only take 3-5 hours to recharge. Once they’ve finished with it for the day, they can just pop it on its base, and it’ll be raring to go in the morning.
Whether they need to cut out the perfect circle in a piece of wood, or tighten up a screw on a cupboard hinge, this has 89 drill bits to help them out. So, whatever they choose to get stuck into that day, they’ll be able to get straight into it, without having to stop off at the hardware store.
This case will feed any organisation obsession. The tool, accessories and drill bits all have their individual homes. This makes it really easy for them to find the piece they need for the job and reminds them to put everything back in the right place, meaning they won’t lose anything.
Bosch UniversalImpact 18 18 Volts Cordless Impact Drill
To you a drill is just a drill, but to them an impact drill is the king of all tools. With a lot of force behind it, this will easily drill through concrete and brick, as well as loosen up the tightest of bolts. So, if heavy-duty is what you’re looking for, you can stop your search knowing that they’ll have a face like a Cheshire cat if they unwrap this on Christmas morning.
Strong and powerful, this will have no problem digging deep into wood and masonry. This is great if they need to make lengthy holes in the wall to thread the TV aerial through or tighten up long screws on a new set of shelves.
With a spare battery on hand, they’ll never have to stop a project halfway through the day to let it power back up. Instead, they can just keep charging and swapping the batteries over until the task is complete.
With this comfy handle, they’ll be able to tinker away without any pain. So, they can hide out in the shed all day long, getting on with their latest project and not have to pay the price with any hand strain the next day.
This clever feature will make changing over a drill bit so easy that they could do it with one hand behind their back. It holds the bit securely too, meaning they’ll be able to tighten up bolts and screws much quicker, giving them time back in the evening to relax with a drink – Sherry anyone?