I remember the days when I used to have ALL of my Christmas gift shopping done before Thanksgiving.


Those days are long gone though now . . . If you’re anything like me, you will be spending the next two weeks scratching your head, trying to figure out what to get for the people you love in your life.  Sometimes your loved ones are pretty easy to buy for, sometimes not so much!

Don’t get me wrong–I love Christmas gift giving!  It’s just that as I’ve gotten older it seems my brain has lost some of it’s creative gift-finding power.

Well,  I can’t help with all of your gift-giving needs, but I can offer a few suggestions if you have a DIY’er on your list.  Whether they’re a builder, a painter, or a crafter, I have a few ideas for you.

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For the Builder . . .

Personal Tool Kit

My absolute most favorite gift I received last Christmas was my own toolkit.  Rather than raiding my husband’s toolbox for his hammers and screwdrivers, I now have a bag of all my own, super-cute, purple tools.

Christmas gifts ideas for the DIY'er


Work Gloves

I love my work gloves!  I didn’t realize how beat up my hands got while working on my projects until I got a set of gloves for myself.  I don’t think I could live without them now.

Christmas Gift ideas for the DIY'er

Orbital Sander

I have shared before about how handy my orbital sander is–it’s become one of those essential tools I use in almost all of my projects. It’s a great power tool for someone who is a little power-tool shy because it’s so so so easy to use.

Christmas gift ideas for the DIY'er

For the Painter . . .

New Paint to Try

I really enjoy trying out new paint colors and finishes, but constantly purchasing new paint to try out can be pricey.  A great gift for the painter would be a set of new paint colors to try or even a totally new product.

Fusion sells little tester pots of all colors for only $4.99 a piece.  Wouldn’t it be fun to put together 4 or 5 testers for your paint lover?


Fusion Mineral Paint tester sizes--great gift for the painter!


I also really like working with milk paint.  Try picking out a beautiful color of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint for your painter so they can experiment with a completely new paint and finish.




A Nice Brush

I’m pretty frugal, and so for a long time didn’t want to invest in a boutique brand paint brush. But let me tell you, I have come to really like my high quality Fusion brushes.


Fusion Mineral Paint natural-bristle brushes


A Fusion brush along with a container of 100% natural Fusion Brush Soap would be a wonderful gift for anyone who likes to paint!




For the Crafter . . .

Glass Glitter

Yes, this glitter is pretty high dollar for glitter, but it really is amazing!  Anyone who crafts would really enjoy playing with this beautiful product.

Christmas gift ideas for the DIY'er


Funky Junk Old Sign Stencils

I love this stencil collection Donna from Funky Junk Interiors has put together.


The photo above only shows a very small part of her entire collection! I have a few of them available for sale at my Antique Company Mall Booth space, or to order them online you can click on the link above to shop Donna’s direct site.


Christmas Gift Ideas for the DIY'er


Feeling inspired at all?  I hope so! I can say personally I would be delighted to receive any of these as gifts–So if you know someone who is DIY crazy like me, there’s something on this list for them.

And since it’s the Christmas Season, I would like to give away a gift to one of my readers.  I have packed up a few Small Fusion Brushes and Brush Soap in some holiday packaging, and I am giving ONE Brush and Brush Soap Package away :

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Giveaway is open to residents of the US, 18 and up, and will close midnight Tuesday December 8th.   Good luck!







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