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Three great gifts for the DIY enthusiast

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Do you have someone on your Christmas shopping list who likes to spend their free time building things? If you’re stumped about what to get them, here are a few gift ideas that you may not have considered.

Digital tape measure

A modern version of a classic tool. A digital tape measure can convert measurements from fractions to decimals and inches to centimetres. It also gives precise readings up to one millimetre and will calculate the midpoint of whatever’s being measured. Some prototypes also come with a built-in level. A useful tool for many types of projects, this one is sure to quickly become indispensable.

Multi-tool

A must-have item for the DIYer who prefers to always keep their favourite tools on hand. More than a regular pocket­knife, a multi-tool can hold as many as 18 tools. Components might include knives, saws, pliers, cutters, awls and screwdrivers. Most even have a bottle opener for cracking that beer when the job is done.

Personalized hammer

Almost everybody already owns a hammer, but most don’t have one with a personalized handle. Engrave a regular hammer with their name, a special word or an inside joke between the two of you right on the tool’s wooden handle. They’ll be so touched, they may decide to decorate their workshop with it rather than use it.

Whatever their passion project, the DIYer in your life is sure to appreciate one — or all — of these thoughtful and useful gifts.


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