The Ultimate Best Gift Ideas Guide for The DIYer in 2023

November 23, 2023

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Looking for the perfect gift for a DIY’er, but have no clue what to get them? I’m sharing my ultimate list of gift ideas for the DIYer. As someone who loves DIY projects, these are all of my favorites! Whether your budget is big or small, I’ve got you covered.


This gift guide is chock full of great ideas for the best gifts. Whether you’re looking for:

  • Christmas gifts (some of these make great stocking stuffers too)
  • Birthday gifts
  • Father’s Day or Mother’s Day
  • Housewarming gift
  • Or maybe, your own personal wish list :)

The perfect present for the DIY enthusiast is listed below, so let’s get to it!

39 Gift Ideas for the DIYer

Sometimes searching for the right gift for a DIYer can be tricky. Especially if you’re not a DIYer yourself. There are so many different options to choose from, where do you even begin?

And you may be wondering (particularly if you’re not someone who enjoys DIY projects) why would anyone want any of this as a gift? Haha! I understand. That was me before I took a nose dive into Pinterest and fell in love with this DIY world.

Now, these are the gifts that bring a smile to my face. And I’m sure they will your DIY-loving special someone too.

​Hand Tools

Kreg Jig

Starting out with my favorite and one I believe every DIY’er needs. A Kreg Jig is a great tool for making pocket holes. For those who love to build furniture, big or small, a Kreg Jig makes the job easier. Not to mention, it’s a very easy tool to use. 

Kreg jig-gift ideas for the diyer

Kreg Jig

Staple Gun

Whether you’re buying for an expert or beginning DIYer, a staple gun falls in the essential tools category. Manual staples can be a huge time sucker. A staple gun gets the job done fast.

Staple gun

Staple Gun

Glue Gun

Does a craft lover fall on your Christmas list this year? Chances are they might already have a glue gun. But very likely, it’s nothing to write home about.

This glue gun is for the serious crafter. With it’s ability to place small dots and precise, smooth, accurate lines, it’s perfect for detailed and intricate projects.

Glue gun

Glue Gun

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Paint Sprayer

A paint sprayer makes every painting project go much much faster. So, I would say this great gift idea isn’t just for the avid DIY’er. It’s for anyone who has ever painted a room before. I would say that’s most of us. This gadget will make that job a whole lot easier next time.

paint sprayer-gift ideas for the diyer

Paint Sprayer

Gift Ideas for the DIYer: Power Tools

Go big or go home! Power tools are my ultimate favorite. Here are the most important ones all of the serious DIYers need.

​Cordless Drill

A power drill is one of those things every household needs. Another one of those tools that is not JUST for DIYer’s. I use my drill more than any other power tool I own.

Because I use it for a variety of projects. It definitely falls in the home improvement tools category. A tool that is used for building and day to day repairs around the house.

cordless drill

Cordless Drill

Orbital Sander

A perfect, smooth finish is key when it comes to DIY projects. An orbital sander gets the job done.

orbital sander

Orbital Sander

Brad Nailer

A brad nailer is great for trim work and attaching moulding. This one is especially fantastic, because of the convenience of it. No need for an air compressor…it’s battery powered. Just grab it and get to work.

nail gun-gift ideas for the diyer

Finish Nailer (nail gun)

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Oscillating Tool

There’s a reason an oscillating tool is also called a multi-purpose tool. You can use this tool for everything!

  • Sanding
  • Sawing metal, wood, and drywall
  • Making large holes
  • Cutting off nails
  • Undercutting a doorway

These are just a few of the reasons why this gizmo is a great addition to every DIYer’s workshop.

oscillating tool

Oscillating Tool

Sliding Miter Saw

Unfortunately, I still have the old school miter saw. Mine does not slide. But I have my eye on this Dewalt Miter Saw that does slide. That sliding feature is so much better at providing accurate cuts. Not to mention it’s ability to cut wider pieces of wood.

When looking for gift ideas for the DIYer, this would make a great gift! Hint-hint to my kiddos out there, if you’re reading this. :)  Haha!!

sliding miter saw

Miter Saw

Table Saw

Looking for the ultimate gift for your DIYer? This table saw is a win for sure! It’s compact size is great for portable jobs.

table saw-gift ideas for the diyer

Table Saw

Safety First!

Moving from the power tools to safety accessories is a great segway. Definitely a few must-haves when working with power tools…

Stylish Safety Glasses

While the “stylish” part isn’t as important, I’m sure the DIYer in your life still wouldn’t mind looking good. These glasses are my favorite. They protect my eyes and look great at the same time.

stylish safety glasses

Stylish Safety Glasses

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Safety Ear Muffs

Power tools are loud! It’s important to protect your ears. These safety ear muffs are great at blocking out all of those harsh, damaging noises.

ear protection

Safety Ear Muffs

Work Gloves

Splinters are no joke! I like to protect my hands with these utility work gloves. Definitely a good idea for the DIYer who works with wood a lot.

work gloves-gift ideas for the diyer

Work Gloves

Tool Box

Tape Measure

This tape measure would make a great stocking stuffer. Did you know there’s a number on the tape measure case itself that tells you how long the case is.

Handy for those tight spaces when you would otherwise have to bend the tape into a 90-degree angle. This provides a much more accurate measurement. Just a fun little fact, you can maybe share with your DIYer. Maybe they don’t know. Haha!

tape measure 30'

Tape Measure

Damaged Screw Extractor

Even the most experienced DIYer makes mistakes. This gadget is a game changer. Easily remove stripped screws with this little drill bit. So much power in such a little gadget.

screw extractor tool

Damaged Screw Extractor

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Ultimate Screwdriver Set

This ultimate screwdriver set would be great for a new homeowner. Or maybe one of your kiddos just starting out on their own.

screwdriver set-gift ideas for the diyer

Ultimate Screwdriver Set

Right Angle Drill Attachment

Another game changer tool. A right angle drill attachment makes those hard to reach places accessible. Another handy tool that will save any DIYer from a lot of stress.

right angle drill bit

Right Angle Drill Attachment

Drill Bit Set

I love my Dewalt Drill Bit Set. A great accessory to your DIYer’s power drill.

gold titanium drill bits

DEWALT Drill Bit Set

Gift Ideas for the DIYer: Accessories

Laser Level

Now we’re getting fancy. A laser level is so convenient and makes larger projects much easier to tackle. The DIYer in your life will be thrilled to have this tool.

laser level-gift ideas for the diyer

Laser Level

Woodworking Clamps Set

What an amazing deal for this 8-piece set! Clamps are one of those things, you just can’t go without as a DIYer. If you’re looking for the right tool for your passionate DIYer this holiday season, this one is sure to be a hit!

woodworking clamps

Woodworking Clamps Set

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Stud Finder

If for no other reason than to hang a picture frame, a stud finder is a must-have household tool. If you’re looking for a good gift for anyone on your list, this one fits the bill!

stud finder

Stud Finder

Folding Sawhorses

Sawhorses are one of those things I don’t think you can have too many of. I have a couple sets and still feel like I need a few more sometimes. When working on a big project, my sawhorses are where the magic happens.

foldable work benches-gift ideas for the diyer

Folding Sawhorses

LED Shop Light

Lighting is everything when it comes to working on a building project. I used to rely on the wimpy 4 overhead lightbulbs spanning across my garage. Somehow, I thought that was enough light.

Wow! Was I pleasantly surprised when I added a few shop lights to my space. Now, I can actually see what I’m doing. Game-Changer!

garage light

LED Shop Light for Garage with Plug

Garage Heater

We live in Northern Indiana, so a heated garage 6 months out of the year is a must! Without it, my projects would be put on hold for those colder months. And that would not be fun.

It’s amazing how fast my electric garage heater heats up my 3-car garage. Making it much more enjoyable to be out there doing my thing. Another great idea for gift ideas for the DIYer.

garage heater

5000 Watt Electric Garage Heater

Head Lamp

Have you ever tried to measure something in a tight spot and hold a flashlight at the same time? Not an easy task. This head lamp fixes that problem. So clever and convenient.

headlamp-gift ideas for the diyer

Head Lamp

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Gift Ideas for the DIYer: Comfort Accessories

What the heck are comfort accessories when it comes to DIY, you may be asking. All the things that make DIY even that much more enjoyable. Starting off with my tool belt made especially for women.

Tool Belt Made For Women

Yes, please!! I have bought a few tool belts over the years and let me just say, they don’t make them for women. They are bulky and heavy and just not comfortable at all to lug around on my waist. Until now!

Lipstick Tools has designed a tool belt that has all the right compartments. While still being heavy-duty, it’s made of a much lighter material. I have finally found a tool belt that I love!

womens tool belt

Tool Belt For Women

Steel Toe Boots

You only need a heavy plank of wood to fall on your toes one time to be sold on the concept of steel toe boots. Well worth it! Wood is heavy and does get dropped some times. My steel toe shoes are a must. These would make a great gift!

CAT work boots

Steel toe boots

Warm Cozy Socks

While we’re on the subject of protecting our toes. It’s also nice to keep them warm. As I mentioned before, living in the north gets quite bitterly cold at times. These socks are oh-so-cozy warm! A great stocking stuffer!

thermal socks-gift ideas for the diyer

Warm cozy socks

Fleece Leggings

Another must on those cold winter days! These leggings are sure to keep you warm.

thermal leggings

Fleece Leggings

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Fleece Lined Shirt

Are you seeing a pattern here? Haha! I am all about being warm! Fleece it is! This fleece-lined shirt is nice and toasty!

thermal shirt

Fleece Lined Shirt

North Face Zip Sweatshirt

For those days that are a little more in between. Not too cold and not too hot. This North Face Zip-up is both fashionable and comfortable. Another one my great gift ideas for the DIYer.

North Face zip up jacket-gift ideas for the diyer

North Face Zip Sweatshirt

Woodworking Shop Apron

This is another one of those cases, where I have bought a few woodworking aprons, but never found the right fit. This shop apron is not too bulky and not too heavy. It’s so light, I sometimes forget I have it on.

woodworking apron

Woodworking Shop Apron

Non-Slip Kneepads

Save your DIYer’s knees with these comfy non-slip kneepads.

knee pads

Knee Pads Comfortable Non-Slip

Canvas Tool Bag w/ Strap

For the DIYer who doesn’t just work on projects at home. Plenty of space to hold all the things. And the shoulder strap makes carrying all of it a whole lot easier.

canvas tool bag-gift ideas for the diyer

Canvas Tool Bag W/Strap

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Hair-Tie Bracelets

Honestly, I just love these hair-tie bracelets so much I had to share them. I wear my hair up most of the time when I”m working on a project. But when I don’t have it up, you’ll find one of these hair ties around my wrist. Chances are you wouldn’t even know it’s a hair tie!

They are the best! They don’t stretch out. They look great! And they double as a hair tie and a bracelet. Awesome stocking stuffer for any girl on your list.

bracelet hairties

Hair Tie Bracelets

Bluetooth Speaker

Because who likes to do projects in silence? These speakers play all the tunes without distortion when cranked up. A great gift idea for any DIYer!

Dewalt radio

DEWALT Bluetooth Speaker

Bluetooth Earplug Headphones

But when you’re using your power tools, the bluetooth speaker isn’t going to cut it. You need Bluetooth earplugs. These are OSHA certified. Listen to your music, not your power tools.

earplugs/headphones-gift ideas for the diyer

Iso Tunes Pro 2.0 Bluetooth Earplug Headphones

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So, what do you think? Did you find some gift ideas for the DIYer in your life? Maybe a few for yourself? :) I hope so! Obviously you don’t need all of these to build a beautiful furniture piece or makeover a room.

Come follow along to see how I use these tools to create pieces for my own home. Let me show you how, you can too!

Let’s go beyond the design to build something beautiful together!

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