Holiday Gift Guide for DIYers

Hurry! While your favorite DIY’er is hunched over his/her latest project, peruse our holiday gift guide, which features the best gifts for the crafty/handy person in your life. From conditioning soaps for brushes to notebooks that will help anyone map their way out of artist’s block, we’ve thought of everything so you won’t have to.

Holiday Gift Guide for DIYers1. For the Take-It-With-You DIY’er: Make-Your-Own Canvas Tote Bag Kit

A beginner friendly kit! Just cut out the pattern pieces, stencil the canvas, and then sew this fully lined bag together. There are two interior pockets for cell phone and keys, and a snap to close the top. The instructions are hand-illustrated and carefully written, designed and tested. Buy online at

Holiday Gift Guide for DIYers2. For the Snip-Away DIY’er: Silhouette Electronic Cutting Tools

No messing around now – these guys will cut through paper, vinyl, cardstock, fabric, heat-transfer material. With the Silhouette Studio software, the DIY’er will be able to create and cut his/her own designs and use the fonts already installed on his/her computer. Buy online at

Holiday Gift Guide for DIYers3. For the Artiste DIY’er: Da Vinci All Natural Brush Soap with Conditioner

Expensive, delicate paintbrushes need proper care. This chemical-free soap is 100% pure vegetable-based, and will prevent brushes from losing their interlocking quality and from becoming dry and brittle. Buy online at

Holiday Gift Guide for DIYers4. For the Crafting-All-Night DIY’er: Vusion 2Led Craft Light

This lamp allows you to position the teardrop-shaped light head and round magnifier to suit the task at hand. Six powerful LEDs cast a crisp white, no-glare light. The optical-grade magnifying lens doubles image size. Plug in the included AC adapter for uninterrupted power. Buy online at

Holiday Gift Guide for DIYers5. For the I’ve-Got-Artist’s-Block DIY’er: Unstuck: 52 Ways to Get (and Keep) Your Creativity Flowing at Home, at Work & in Your Studio

Can’t get the creative juices flowing? Unstuck features 52 simple, creativity-generating projects that can fit into any lifestyle. Arranged in order of time commitment, from 30 seconds to several hours. Also included are 12 artist profiles that illuminate what other successful creative people do to stay inspired and productive, along with blank journaling pages to sketch, scribble, and jot down experiences and ideas. Buy online at

Holiday Gift Guide for DIYers6. For the Unorganized DIY’er: Oval Metal Tins

These bins are a colorful, playful choice for storing supplies; the pail-style design makes it easy to tote from room to room at clean-up time. Buy online at


Holiday Gift Guide for DIYers7. For the Scribble-On-the-Go DIY’er: Poketo Ideas Book

They’ve got ideas, many ideas that could change the world. You can help them jot their inspirations down before they forget. 3 books for the price of 1, full of 100% recycled paper, and printed with graph paper for easy writing. Buy online at

Holiday Gift Guide for DIYers8. For the It’s-Gonna-Get-Messy DIY’er: Best Made Company Twill Apron

This apron can be worn in the workshop, to hold pencils and hammers alike, but it also works well for a crafty gardener. The uniquely simple grommet tie for the waist and neck allows—whether the receiver is man or woman—for adjustment to the perfect fit. Buy online at

Holiday Gift Guide for DIYers9. For the Heavyweight Champion DIY’er: Makita LXFD01CW 18-Volt Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Driver-Drill Kit

This drill speaks a language all its own: The LXFD01CW is engineered for a range of drilling and driving applications and is ideal for HVAC, electrical, remodeling, and woodworking. At only 7-9/16 inches long and 3.3 pounds, it has a compact and ergonomic design for reduced operator fatigue and a new rubberized soft grip for increased comfort on the job. The built-in LED light illuminates the job area for applications in low-light conditions and close quarters. Buy online at

Holiday Gift Guide for DIYers10. For the Take-It-With-You (Part 2) DIY’er: Small Ditty Bag

Traditionally used by sailors on-board ship, the Ditty Bag has outside pockets, a hand-spliced rope handle and sturdy brass eyelets – perfect for gardening tools, artists materials, or any collection of bits and bobs in need of a home. Buy online at

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Holiday Gift Guide for DIYers

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