DIY Enthusiasts Will Love
The DIY enthusiast in any given family is knowledgeable, hands-on, and knows what they want. More importantly, they know better than anyone what they need for their DIY projects. But the holiday season is about gift giving. It's about finding the perfect presents for family and friends, not only to show that we're thinking of them but also to show that we support their interests, favorite hobbies, and DIY aspirations. Finding the right gift for the DIY enthusiast in your life can be a challenge. Take on that challenge with these shopping tips.
Crazy For Crafts
Dedicated DIY crafters are always in need of supplies and are always enthusiastic about finding new tools, materials, and techniques for their favorite hobbies. Craft enthusiasts usually reserve their enthusiasm for a single kind of craft. More importantly, their creativity makes them versatile. If you're shopping for the DIY enthusiast who keeps a stockpile of supplies at all times, you could try buying them a gift that gets them involved in a similar activity, or encourages them to learn a skill that will be useful in the craft they already know and love. You could also take advantage of the holiday theme and get them something they can use around Christmas time, from arts and crafts kits or personalized stamps they can use on thank you notes to photo albums for organizing Christmas memories.
DIY enthusiasts have a ton of creative potential. If the DIYer in your life is the type who likes to sketch, draw or paint, your path to the perfect gift won't be too tiresome. Obviously, finding the art supplies for their next artistic adventure is a can't-miss. Don't be afraid to take a chance on a new sketchbook or drawing supplies. Even if you don't understand how simple art supplies could really be a great Christmas gift, know that the artist in the family will cherish blank pages and celebrate fresh supplies. For artists, the gift ideas don't just end with the supplies they use. For example, future fashion designers might have a special appreciation for fashion accessories, jewelry kits or new additions to their wardrobes to inspire their next creative ensemble.
The holiday season is a great time to find deals on gardening decor for those DIY green thumbs who can't wait for the spring thaw. The Christmas weather might not allow them to put all the gifts you get them to use right away, but chances are that the gardener in your life is already making plans for their new spring additions and future designs. From finding the garden accents that will bring a smile to their face to the handy tools they can use when the weather gets better, the gardener in your family (much like the artist) is always looking for new ways to be inspired, hone their skills, reinvent themselves and build on what they have already created.
So far we've identified a trend with DIY enthusiasts. No matter what they're interested in, they have a different perspective when it comes to the practical supplies they need to get their crafts and projects done right. For the restless DIYer who won't let the cold winter weather slow their projects down, you can't go wrong with home improvement tools. There are quite a few DIY enthusiasts who have a knack for getting their job done even if they're missing the right tools. In effect, this can make it more difficult for them to spend money on some of the things that would make their DIY life a lot easier. You could also opt for some accessories for their finished product. For example, if they love working on their vehicle in the garage, some NFL car accessories will give them a way to combine their favorite franchise with their DIY passion.
You never know where your next creative idea is going to come from. Some of the best DIYers know that it's important to open themselves up to new ideas and inspiration on a regular basis. It doesn't matter what the DIY enthusiast in your life likes to do, there's bound to be a book that will expand their horizons, introduce them to new ideas and show them how some of the best in their particular field approach the difficulties of their craft or have found success. You never know if the gift you take a chance on will inspire someone to dive into the DIY world and lead them to a craft, hobby or special skill they'll be able to enjoy for years to come.
Find the artistic tools, craft essentials and DIY supplies to surprise, delight or inspire the DIYer in your life with the wide selection of products available right now at The Lakeside Collection.