Within just an afternoon, the handyperson in my life went to the local organic tree farm, cut down a Christmas tree, wrestled into onto the top of the car, dragged it into the house, climbed the ladder to the attic, crawled through a cubbyhole to get to the boxes where we store the Christmas and Hanukkah stuff, and came down and set up the tree and an antique train set. Not only is he the handiest person I know, he's the ultimate weekend work warrior.
People who love to work with their hands have their fair share of aches and pains. For those who work outside, their dry, cracked and chapped hands cry out for moisture. Heat applications and moisturizers are the perfect soothing gift for all the handy people on your list.
Watch this video and find out why these guys need these gifts.
Handy people need these rejuvenating gifts so they can continue to impart their DIY onto others all year long.
DIY Heating Pad
Using an old pair of pants, a sewing machine and rice, Cathe Holden of Just Something I Made created this heating pad with pockets to tuck a book or reading glasses in. Add a DIY holiday tag with heating instructions and this gift will sooth those tired bones.
Hand and Body Butter
What you Need
- 2 oz Cocoa Butter
- 1 oz Olive Oil
- 1 oz Coconut Oil
- 2 oz Shea Butter
- 1 oz Jojoba Oil
- 1 oz Beeswax (grated)
- Rose Geranium Essential Oil
- Recycled Containers
What to Do
- Melt all ingredients, and mix well
- While cooling, add a drop or two of essential oil
- Fill recycled containers
Get Excited And Make More Things
I am going to break with DIY tradition here and add a gift to give your handyperson that costs a just a few worthwhile bucks. Why? Because for $20, this "Get Excited And Make Things" tee-shirt from Mule Design will donate $5 from the sale of every shirt to a family in need. Go to Small Can Be Big to find out more. Plus, this tee will not only look fab on your handyperson, it sends the DIY message out loud and clear.