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10 Home Improvement Items Dad NEEDS this Father’s Day

Posted by Dixie Courtney on June 18, 2015 at 2:17 PM

Father’s Day is right around the corner and you might be wondering what exactly it is that you should get the dad in your family to make this year special.

Happy-Fathers-DayWe’ve got you covered!

Rather than settling for a cheesy tie that he’ll never actually wear, why not get dad the type of gift that will give him years of enjoyment?

If the father in your house is like most dads, he is always tasked with an ever-growing list of projects that need completed around the house. That’s why getting him the tools he needs to better complete those projects make such great gift ideas.

Whether he can’t hang a picture straight to save his life or has an entire garage full of tools, your local home improvement store has the perfect gift for helping dad get more done around the house.

Here are 10 options that are perfect gifts for a wide range of budgets and skill levels:

Laser Level

It might be easy for Bob Vila, but hanging picture frames so that they are even with each other is a difficult task for the rest of us. You can give dad a hand with this by giving him a laser level that will make this job a hundred times easier.

All he will have to do is shoot the laser at the wall and those pictures will go up easily…right in line with each other.

Power Tool Combo Kit

If dad hasn’t splurged and bought himself any new power tools recently, there is a good chance that he has completely missed the boat on all of the great battery powered tools that have become available in recent years.

If he is still using that old Craftsman hammer drill that requires an extension cord for even the simplest projects, maybe it’s time to give him a brand new combo set of battery operated power tools. There are tons of different options to choose from here that fit a wide range of budgets.

Hand Tools

No matter how many tools he may or may not have already, dad can never have too many screwdrivers, hammers, or exacto knives. That’s because these basic hand tools never seem to be in the right place when you need them the most.

If you are really grasping to find a good gift, or just that one last present to put on top, any type of hand tool is always a great option.

Tool Storage

Of course, having a place to store all of those tools is also a great gift idea.

If dad doesn’t already have a toolbox, that is a great place to.

If he already has a few toolboxes, then maybe it’s time to step up dad’s game and get him a larger tool chest on wheels that he can keep out in the garage. These can get fairly pricey, but they will last a lifetime and dad will really appreciate it.

Dremel Tools

Dremel rotary tools are famous for having thousands of different applications. They are also famous for having hundreds of different adaptors that you can purchase separately.

If dad doesn’t have a Dremel yet, get him one of the starter packs. But if he already has one, there are still plenty of adapter kits that will make his day.

Power Saws

No matter how many power saws dad might have, there is always one more saw that he wishes he had.

Whether it’s a basic circular saw, a jigsaw, a saws-all, a table saw, or a compound mitre saw, there is definitely some type of saw on dad’s wish list.

Take an inventory of what he has and pick him up whatever is missing and you won’t disappoint!

Socket Sets

If dad is like most guys, he probably has an old socket set. He has also probably lost some of the pieces of that set over the years. You can never have too many socket set pieces, because when you need that one certain piece, nothing else will matter. That’s why these always make great gifts.

Shop Vacs

Cleaning up tends to be one of the last things on the mind of any true handyman, but with some of the awesome shop vacs available these days, cleaning as you work can actually be quite enjoyable. If dad hasn’t bought a new shop vac since the 80’s, this is going to be a great gift idea.

Hedge Trimmers

Is dad still using those old hedge trimmers with the extension cord that he cuts through once a year?

Make those corded hedge trimmers a thing of the past with one of the great battery operated versions that are so popular today.

Riding Lawnmower

This is the granddaddy of them all when it comes to great gift ideas for dad…especially if he is the type to take great pride in keeping the lawn in pristine condition.

Even if your house only sits on a quarter-acre lot, dad has always dreamed of cruising around that lot on a riding lawnmower. This is definitely the most expensive item on the list, but if you have the budget, dad will love it!

The key to a great gift is getting someone something that they will actually use for years to come. You aren’t going to accomplish that by getting dad the first shirt you see at Macy’s this weekend.

But you can get him a tool that will help him complete mom’s projects for years to come, and that will keep everyone happy.


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