For the DIYer on Your List: Tool Gift Guide

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Last month we wrote about our favorite gifts for home renovators and fix-it-uppers and just this past week the folks at Young House Love put together a comprehensive collection of their favorite DIY tools.

There’s nothing terribly fancy about the products on this list, but that’s the point. John and Sherry keep costs down by focusing on these must-haves for tackling projects around the house:

  • a hammer
  • a crowbar
  • a flat head screwdriver
  • a phillips head screwdriver
  • a tape measure
  • plumber’s putty
  • a hack saw
  • a drywall saw
  • clamps
  • liquid nails
  • plumber’s tape
  • a box cutter
  • an exacto knife
  • straight razors
  • channel lock pliers (these are our DIY MVPS, they come in handy for all sorts of things, even stripped screws and rusted pipes)
  • wrenches of all sizes
  • needle nosed pliers
  • a level
  • sandpaper
  • caulk
  • a caulk gun
  • spackle
  • a putty knife
  • painter’s tape
  • high quality rollers (they’re labeled for smooth or textured surfaces – so pick the right one for your walls)
  • mini foam rollers (great for painting furniture and even cabinet doors)
  • paint trays and drop cloths
  • high quality angled brushes
  • an assortment of nails and screws

Are you tired just from reading that list? I admit to owning everything on the list (and then some!). Any items you’d add or have been psyched to receive in the past?

Read More: For more ideas about grouping items together, suggested power tools and recommended brands, check out the full post on their blog: A Handy Little Holiday Gift List from Young House Love