Gifts Ideas for the Handywoman

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Not every female who likes to build things or repaint furniture is a girly girl. We get that. But for gals like me – a little bit frilly, a little bit rock and roll – these tools and accessories are my kinda thing. Here are my Top 10 selections for gifts – all under $50 – that are a little out of the ordinary for the extraordinary DIY lady in your life.

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1.       Apollo Household Tools - $49.99

Man, when I was a single lass, I would have loved to have a kit like this at my apartment. A handy lady could take care of a lot of household repairs with this 201-piece tool kit. It includes a hammer, pliers, screwdrivers, tape measure, bit driver, hex keys, level, hacksaw and a picture hanging assortment, along with a pink bag perfect for storing it all. Bonus: Apollo donates $0.75 of your purchase to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. 

2.       Pro Ears Hearing Protection - $34.99

One size does not fit all when it comes to hearing protection, so Pro Ears created these ReVO ear muffs a little bit smaller and a lot more stylish. I love the pink rain version, but they are also available in neon green, skulls, zombie, purple zebra, neon pink, blue diamond, blue rain and purple rain.

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3.       CAT Eyewear Safety Glasses - $18.99

Who said safety glasses have to be plain and blah? CAT designed these ANSI certified safety glasses with looks and function in mind. They come in a variety of lens shapes and colors, but my choice has clear lenses with yellow and black accents. Not only do they comfortably protect your eyes to reduce the risk of injury, but they stand up to the most demanding environments and activities.

4.       Anti-Fatigue Floor Mat 2' x 3' - $36.99

If you spend any amount of time on your feet, you know it can be heck on your back and legs. The Comfort King Supreme mat offers superior softness, resilience and durability to combat the fatigue that comes with standing on concrete. Speaking as a self-proclaimed klutz myself, I appreciate the beveled edges and slip-resistant surface of these mats. I love the royal blue, but they can also be purchased in black and steel gray in sizes up to 3' x  5'.

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5.       Pink Bucket Organizer - $19.99

With 34 pockets, this bucket organizer by Apollo can hold paint brushes, scissors, a drill, garden tools, cleaning supplies, a cell phone and a whole lot more. Simply set it down in any five-gallon bucket, and you can take your tools on the go. Even better, $0.25 from the purchase is donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

6.       Pink Camo Gloves - $24.99

Work gloves don’t have to be boring. The StrongSuit Q Series gloves were actually designed for shooters, which means the form-fitted pre-curved fingers fit better and allow dexterity and protection when you need it. Available in size XXS through 3XL in camo, pink camo, night camo, desert tan, sage and black.

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7.       Hi-Vis Camo Tactical Knife - $18.99  

This lightweight knife by Sarge has a high visibility pink camo handle and measures a compact 3-1/4" when closed. Clip it inside your purse, keep it in your glove box, or put it in your craft room. Good for a variety of tasks and you never know when you’ll need it.

8.       Triton Wall Storage Unit - $42.99

I like my paint room to be organized, and the Triton 24-bin wall storage unit saves space in a stylish way. The LocBin system allows for sorting and storing all kinds of small parts, hardware or craft supplies securely. The wall mount will hold up to 30 lbs., and you can add more bins if needed. Shown here in orchid, but it is also available in teal, yellow, blue, red and brown in a few different configurations and sizes to meet your needs.

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 9.       Backyard Sheds & Tiny Houses - $19.99 

I don’t know about ya’ll but having one these little sheds as my designated space is a dream. Whether you envision a guest cottage, art studio, home office or workshop, small living expert Jay Shafer provides plenty of inspiration in Tumbleweed DIY Book of Backyard Sheds & Tiny Houses.

10.       Woodcraft Gift Card

Some people think gift cards are impersonal but allowing the recipient to purchase just what he or she wants or needs is a gift in itself. You can’t go wrong with this option and if you wait til the last minute, you can send an email gift card in a jiffy. When in doubt, gift card it.

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Stop by your local Woodcraft store or shop online to find the perfect gifts for the creative ladies (and gents) in your life. We’re here to help!

We hope you’ll be inspired!


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