June 18 is Dad’s Day – Here are Gift Ideas for a DIY Dad

Is your Dad a handyman who likes do-it-yourself projects, puttering around the house and working in the lawn and garden? Then he’s sure to like any of these useful gifts for Father’s Day. Plus everytime he uses them he’ll think of you!

The new Dremel Velocity Kit VC60 is a tool that bridges the gap between an oscillating tool and rough-cutting tools. It’s for a hands-on guy who knows his way around remodeling and home repairs. The tool can make long accurate cuts in panel material and be used as an oscillating tool for any cutting, scraping, sanding, grinding or grout removal jobs. We found it at Lowes for $180.

Who doesn’t need to get organized? Clever Crates are space saving storage crates made of recyclable material and lightweight and collapsible. These useful crates sell for under $20 and come in various sizes.

If Dad’s a gardener here are two nifty gifts for container plants. Drain-Smart makes container drainer discs that fits into a container and encourages faster drainage and prevents root-rot. (3 pk of 3×12-inch discs $20).

Pot Risers are invisible pot feet that support containers and statuary. They elevate a pot to prevent staining and rotting of decks and patios and promote better drainage. A 6-pack of risers for 4-5 pots is $14. Both products are made of recycled material.

The  Black +Decker Garden Cultivator efficiently breaks up soil to allow water and nutrients to reach plant roots while counter oscillating tines prevent weeds from tangling. The soft grip, adjustable handle and upright design provide comfort and limit fatigue when cultivating. Works to easily prepare bare patches in your lawn before seeding, too. ($90) True Value, Ace and others.

If he likes painting projects consider any Handy Paint Products. Choose from a variety of painting aids $3-$15.

Another painting aid that Dad will appreciate is an easy way to cover up a wet brush or roller in an airtight container until it’s time to paint again. The handy Paint Brush Cover ($5) and Roller Cover make stopping in the middle of a paint project easy to do.

Find the cost of hundreds of improvement jobs and compare the cost of doing it yourself with hiring a contractor at www.diyornot.com.


About diyornot.com

Gene and Katie Hamilton are authors of 20 home improvement books and creators of www.diyornot.com, a website that compares the DIY and contractor costs of hundreds of repair, decorating and remodeling projects. Their weekly column Do It Yourself or Not is syndicated by Tribune Content Agency.
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