5 gift ideas for the DIY'er in your life this Christmas 2017

Christmas is a magical time.

Everyone exchanging gifts and being selfless for the day. But we all know, the hard work comes weeks before Christmas day when we are trying to figure out what the heck to get everyone.

When it comes to the Handyman/Woman in your life, trying to find something that isn't already in there tool kit/shed/emporium may seem impossible.

We'd like to help you out here, and provide you with 5 great products that might be just what's missing from their kit bag or a great alternative to what they already have.

1. Laser Distance Measure

Product name: Titan MK715 Laser Distance Measurer

Price: £20

Product description: Ideal Christmas present for someone who’s into their DIY or works as a tradesman. No need to start rearranging your furniture to try get a measuring tape flat or holding it up in awkward positions. Great for outside as well as it measures up to 30m so perfect for use in the garden or even taking to work

What the reviewers say: 

" Bought this to measure up our new house. Worked great, whizzed round the house in no time at all. Managed to do it single handed, makes it so much easier.

 2. Recoil Kneepads

Product Name: Recoil Kneepads

Price: £49.95

Product Description: The next generation in knee protection for manual trades workers! Knee Pads that you'll really feel the difference with through their double layer spring loaded mechanism! 

Product Features:

  • 76% SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN PRESSURE REDUCTION. 6 spring suspension system is engineered to absorb the impact and spread pressure evenly across the knee joint.
  • SUPERIOR COMFORT, ULTIMATE PROTECTION The heavy duty chassis and spring system resists penetration and provides multi-directional flexibility for every movement whilst the foam padding continuously comforts
  • MULTI-AWARD WINNING DESIGN. As featured in numerous business start up competitions including Young Innovators Challenge & Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards
  • PREVENT KNEE RELATED INJURIES. Reduces the risk of knee injury and damage
  • RECOIL GUARANTEE. We pride ourselves on the quality of our knee pads and our customer service. If you have any issues with your knee pads, we will resolve, replace or refund you and do what it takes to make you happy

The kneepads can be purchased here

What the reviewers say: 

 “Excellent knee pads , had them on for several hours at a time . No more sore knees , well designed product , would strongly recommend.”

“Great kneepads really helped when fitting my floor. The springs gave more cushioning than the normal type”

3. Bosch Cordless Drill

Product name:   Bosch PSB 1800 LI-2 Cordless Combi Drill with Two 18V Lithium-Ion Batteries

Price: £78.49

Product descriptionThis number 1 amazon bestseller is the perfect Christmas gift for tradesmen and DIYers. “Be it screwdriving, drilling or impact drilling - this cordless drill completes them ideally with its powerful 2-speed planetary gearbox. During work, you benefit from its handiness and low weight as well as from the maximum endurance of its 18V lithium-ion battery”.

Product Features:
  • Cordless -  Lithium battery operated so smart controlled energy to last
  • Two speed gearbox that can be used for drilling, a screwdriver or impact drilling in wood, metal or masonry.
  • LED light for use in dark areas
  • 20 pre-selectable torque
  • Powerful charger- 1 hour
  • Comes with screwdriver attachment, case and batteries.
  • Bosch Auto-Lock - Keyless chuck

What the reviewers say: 

“Awesome! Should have bought one years ago!”

“More than love it - this is an exceptionally good piece of kit. Effortlessly does its job and recharges SO quickly! Would not hesitate to recommend.”

4. Magnetech

Product Name: Magnetech


Product Description: This is the perfect gift for tradesmen who have a tendency to lose screws! Attach this to your wrist and never loose them again through the magnetic backing.

Product Features:

  • Durable, lightweight and long lasting
  • One size fits all - adjustable velcro strap makes it easy to put on and take off
  • Saves time and makes work easier

What the reviewers say: 

As being an Automotive Technician myself this magnetic wristband is truly brilliant”

“Great product, easy to use with strong magnets and really durable”

5. Stanley FatMax Tool Bag


Product Name: Stanley FMST1-71180 FatMax Open Mouth Rigid Tool Bag

Price: £59.99


Product Description: This is a perfect gift for those who require a bit of organisation for their copious amounts of tools. The Stanley FatMax Open Mouth Tool Bag has an open mouth design which allows for easy access to tools, whilst the multiple internal and external pockets provide maximum organisation potential. The ergonomic design features a padded shoulder strap and a rubber grip handle for comfortable carrying. The injected polypropylene base protects the bag from moisture and dirt. The bag is made from 600 denier fabric that is hardwearing, strong and durable, which resists cuts and scratches. Length: 18in.”

Product Features:

  • Weighs 2kg
  • Product Dimensions - 50x23x30
  • Colour - black
  • Brand - Stanley

What the reviewers say: 

“Great quality..use it for my welding gear and it holds everything nicely, with plenty of little pockets and loops for all my nick nacks.”

“Bought as gift for man in my life , who only had good things to say about it. Feels like a quality product.”


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