For the Handyman (or Woman) in Your Home

4 cool gift ideas to make those odd-jobs a little easier

Whether you’re giving to an avid or accidental DIY’er, the experts agree these gifts are sure to please:

  1.  Keychain flashlight. Have you ever noticed you never have a flashlight handy when you need one? Often times, a small but powerful light will more than do the trick — like the Arc-AAA LED Flashlight or LD01 Keyring Flashlight by Fenix, reviewed at
  2. Tool bag.  Chances are there are one or more tool boxes floating around, but a rugged tool bag with a shoulder strap is lighter, can be carried hands free, and set on most any surface without fear of scratching — like the well reviewed tool bags from Veto Pro Pac, or the Dewalt Tradesman’s Tool Bag, both available at Amazon.
  3. Laser level and stud finder. Whether your project is big (like adding on a room) or small (like hanging a picture), a level is an indispensable tool. Consumer Reports rated the Black & Decker Projected Crossfire Auto Level Laser a “best buy” (available at Amazon).
  4. 4Multi Tool. Knives, pliers, wire cutters, scissors, ruler, screwdriver and more — all in one small tool. Popular (and well-reviewed) choices include the Gerber Crucial F.A.S.T. Tool (at GerberGear), the Leatherman New Wave Multitool and (at Amazon) and the Kelvin.23 All In One Tool (at Think Geek).

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