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Great Gifts for the DIYer’s Workshop

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your favourite fixer? Whether they’re the family toy repair person, a furniture builder, or all-around handy DIYer if the workshop is his domain, you’ll find tons of gifts to inspire and support they’re hobby.

If there’s one thing family fixers usually have in common, it’s their workshop. Either in the basement or the garage, this is the spot where treasured tools are kept, things are built … and sometimes where they hide out from the rest of the family. Give them a gift that makes their workshop a pleasurable place to visit.

Here are gifts that would make a great addition to the workshop.

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18V ONE+™ AirStrike 23ga Pin Nailer

SRP: $195.00

Designed for finicky remodeling and delicate accenting tasks, this innovative nailer lets DIY’ers tackle trim work spotlessly with nonmarring pads and works steady driving 3,800 pin nails in a single charge of a 4Ah Lithium+ battery. With LED lights for accuracy and an edge guide for consistent placement of nails, the RYOBI ONE+ Airstrike 23ga Pin Nailer gets the job done quickly, powerfully and completely cord free. Available exclusively at Home Depot or

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Lithonia Lighting 4 ft T8 4L 32W Grid Shop Light


Good lighting is a workshop essential. The 4 Light Heavy Duty Shop light with Wire guard from Lithonia Lighting comes fully assembled and ready to install. The wire guard protects the 4 fluorescent bulbs from damage and is easily detachable without the use of tools. Available at

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8 Volt Lithium-ion Twistor Cordless Screwdriver Kit


The BENCHMARK Twistor Cordless Screwdriver is an adjustable cordless screwdriver that bends, rotates and has 360° flexibility. For awkward and hard to reach jobs, this is the perfect one-stop screwdriver to have in your toolbox. Available at Home Hardware.

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The Grid 9 Outlet Power Strip Charging Station 4 Rapid Charge USB Ports Surge Protector Docking Station

$139.99 USD

This robust charging station comes packed with 9 power outlets, 4 rapid charge USB ports, and 3 separate power switches. It will help tame the tangle of cords that comes with running several different outlets.  Available on

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SRP: 99.99

Keurig’s single serve, no-reservoir coffeemaker will feel right at home in your favourite fixer’s workshop. If the workshop isn’t a room that’s used every day, you won’t have to worry about water that’s stored in the reservoir for too long. They’ll have a fresh, delicious cup each and every time. Available from various retailers.

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Kreg Jig® Pocket-Hole Jig System 


A pocket hole jig allows pieces of wood to be joined while keeping screws hidden. If your gift recipient is a woodworker, they’re really going to love the way this tool allows them to create more professional looking pieces.

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