Gifts for DIY lovers: Get a Christmas present they’ll want

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Christmas is coming and choosing gifts for DIY lovers has never been easier thanks to our hand-picked guide. We have scoured the web and put together a collection of tools and accessories that DIYers will love. There’s no doubt that we would be more than happy to receive any of the gifts in this guide.

We have put together a collection for serious DIYers who need some extra power tools for their next project, budding DIYers who own nothing, painting kits that have everything a DIY decorator needs and some fun but practical additions that will make any DIYer smile and all at prices and deals that are hard to beat. 


8 essential Christmas gifts for DIY lovers

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1. DeWALT cordless brushless oscillating multi-tool 

DeWalt DCS355N-XJ 18V Li-Ion Cordless Brushless Oscillating Multi-Tool

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A multi talented tool is a big plus for any serious DIYer and this cordless multi tool from leading brand DeWalt has plenty to offer. There’s no cord here, giving users the freedom to take it anywhere when needed. An 18V 4.0 Ah lithium Ion XR battery gives plenty of running time. 

It delivers up to 22,000 oscillations per minute meaning you can get jobs quickly, but has variable speed control when less power is needed. And a dual grip position means it stays steady and secure when in use. Alongside the multi tool you will get a host of accessories including scraper, saw and sanding attachments. 

BUY NOW FROM AMAZON AND SAVE OVER 20% ON THE RRP

2. MR FIX IT mug 

Mr Fix It mug

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A mug is for life not just for Christmas and this fun mug is the perfect present for DIY dads. Kids, it's cheap and your dad will love it.

A happy smiling handyman with an uncanny resemblance to a certain series is adorned in overalls and holding a drill and a hammer and touted as The World’s No 1 Odd Job Man.

If this sounds like the DIYer in your life then this ceramic, microwave safe mug with a capacity of 250 millilitres — plenty of room for a decent mug of tea — is the perfect Xmas present. 

BUY NOW FROM AMAZON FOR ONLY £7.95

3. Ryobi cordless home DIY starter kit 

Cordless Home DIY Starter Kit

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This is the perfect present for budding DIYers. It has the essential tools to get anyone started on the road to DIY success. And there’s the added bonus of a free Ryobi tool to expand the kit.

You get a Ryobi cordless drill — every DIYer needs one of these — a hammer, torpedo spirit level, 5m measuring tape, drill bits and a battery which can be used in any other Ryobi tool from the range. All neatly stored in its own carry case

But the real big bonus is the 12 Tools of Christmas promotion which gives you the option to choose another tool for free. Get another drill, a hand sander, an orbital sander or an extra battery or charger to upgrade the kit.

BUY A STARTER KIT AND GET A FREE TOOL WORTH UP TO £76 

4. Harris Trade Big Box set 

Harris Big Box decorating set

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When it's time to delve into the world of DIY decorating this kit is the perfect companion. It has everything you need to roller walls and ceilings, cut in, paint woodwork and anything else that needs a splash of paint.

Included in the set is a 9" cage roller frame, 4 x 9" medium pile sleeves, a 9" deep ridge tray, a 4" roller frame, 6 x jumbo mini sleeves, a 4" tray, 3 x paint brushes — 1-inch, 1.5-inch and 2-inch and an extension pole which extends to 0.9m, making it ideal for ceiling and high walls.

GET THIS 18-PIECE SET FROM B&Q FOR JUST £34  

5. Bosch PST 800 PEL jigsaw

Bosch jigsaw on white background

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Jigsaws are great for all types of saw jobs. Whether you are cutting long straight edges, looking to introduce some curves or follow a unique pattern this Bosch jigsaw is here to help. It boasts a 530 W motor and has a cutting depth up to 80mm.  

It has low vibration meaning you can use it for longer and comes with a cable guide and hanging hook, so you can store it safely when you have finished using it.

BUY NOW AND GET 43% OFF 

6. Victoper rechargeable head torch 

Victoper Head Torch Rechargeable on white background

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Ever been stuck under a sink, in a loft or an extension with no natural light? Most DIYers will know exactly what it's like to be lacking light. This rechargeable head torch boasts a Li-polymer battery which provides 7-8 hours of on time, making it ideal for home improvement projects and odd DIY jobs alike.

It is adjustable, rotatable and IPX5 waterproof means you can use it in the rain. For comfort and stability it has soft adjustable headbands.

BUY NOW AND GET 15% OFF 

7. DIY notebook: All my DIY projects to do 

DIY book cover on white background

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Every DIYer knows there are always a million and one DIY jobs to do around the home. In fact too many jobs to remember, so this notepad can be a happy reminder when needed and great for jotting down sizes and sketching out designs. 

It contains 120 blank lined and graph pages in A5 size with a contemporary matte finish.

BUY THIS BOOK NOW FOR JUST £4.95 

8. B&Q vouchers - the fail safe option 

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If you know someone who loves DIY but don’t know what tools they have, need or want then the fail safe option is to get a voucher. It never fails and it's hard to go wrong.

B&Q are one of the biggest hardware and DIY stores around and stock pretty much everything a DIYer needs. You can purchase a gift card and get it delivered by post. Or if you left your Christmas shopping a little late, you can get an e-gift card straight to your inbox.

GET A B&Q VOUCHER TODAY FROM £10

Steve Jenkins

Steve is Homebuilding & Renovating's DIY content editor, and has been a writer and editor for two decades. He is an avid DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating homes. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has strong all-round building skills, having previously worked in the industry for 10 years.