December 7, 2022


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The Ultimate Gift Guide: Home Renovation Edition

Looking for a practical yet thoughtful gift for the do-it-yourselfer on your holiday shopping list? You’ve come to the right place! Doing a home renovation is a huge undertaking and it comes with lots of projects and the expenses can add up fast. If you know someone who is tackling a renovation, they would be incredibly grateful for a gift that can help make their projects go smoothly. From a magnetic screen door to a handy home improvement guide, read on for gift ideas to spark inspiration. 

Magnetic Screen Door

Depending on the project, there may be some tasks that require moving from indoors to outdoors, from using an electric saw for cutting trim to size to applying a fresh coat of paint on a well-loved piece of furniture. It can be cumbersome to have to deal with opening and closing doors, especially if the homeowner’s hands are covered in paint. A magnetic screen door takes away the stress allowing homeowners to easily move in and out of their homes without having to worry about leaving the door open to let in bugs or air. 

Multi-Use Ladder

Ladders are an essential tool during home renovations because they are required for any project that involves height. Using a strong, sturdy ladder is important to stay safe and there are lots of height options to choose from. A multi-use ladder that affords plenty of height expansion will be useful for a variety of projects. Consider what type of renovations the receiver is working on. Indoor projects would require a shorter ladder for most projects and larger ladders would need to be used on major outdoor projects, but may also be useful for indoor projects with high ceilings. 

Magnetic Wristband

Fumbling around with screws or nails during a home renovation project can be tedious. You want to avoid losing them and may not be able to move too much to pick them up. One useful tool that’s also unique and neat is a magnetic wristband. With the magnetic wristband, homeowners can easily keep everything from screws and nails to drill bits and bolts to washers and more all within reach, without stressing about losing anything important. 

Stud Finder

A stud finder is a must-have tool for any homeowner (even when they aren’t actively renovating a home). Stud finders are much more accurate at determining where studs are located and can sense more than just a stud as they can detect wood, beams, joist, wires, metals, and more. This tool is used to help hang pictures, shelves, or other heavy objects on a wall using a wall or screw. 

Home Improvement Guide

Books always make great gifts, especially for someone who is renovating their home. Using a smartphone can be useful, but often it’s better to see a larger version of an idea with a clearer way to look at instructions (without having to scroll too much) on a home improvement book. There are tons of useful books that can benefit home renovators such as tips on interior design and decor, home organizational strategies, or how-to guides on plumbing, carpentry, or general home knowledge. These guides will come in handy throughout the renovation process, from planning to execution.

Gift Cards for Home Improvement Stores

This may not be the most glamorous gift, but it is sure to be useful. When renovating a home, homeowners will often discover projects within projects or make a surprise discovery about something they need that they didn’t prepare for. The receiver will be incredibly grateful to you when they are in a pinch and need to head out to a home improvement store.

Aside from that, gift cards are always a great idea so you can let someone decide what they need for themselves. This is a good option if you know they are improving their home but aren’t sure which tools they already own or what their sense of home style is. That way, they know what they need and what they like and can find the best products for them.


Giving a thoughtful gift is the best way to brighten up someone’s holiday. Useful, practical gifts are sometimes thought of as boring, but they can come in very handy. With these gift ideas, the home renovator (or renovators) in your life will be so grateful that you took the time to consider their needs and likes to find a gift they can get tons of use out of as they work on making their home even more beautiful.