Today’s guide includes everything involved in making your home a place that you absolutely love! We’re breaking it down by items that surround you (and make you smile) + items to create everything you’ve envisioned for your home. Chances are, you may even notice many of these things from around our own home! Let’s dive into our picks for the home and DIY lovers in your lives!
For Home Lovers: Kim’s Picks
1| A faux fur throw that adds instant texture and warmth to any room. Currently $30 off!
3| This pretty bakeware will be even better when accompanied with a homemade meal! They’ll think of you every time they pull it from the cupboard. Currently 20% off + free shipping with code TREAT.
4| A countertop feels so lonely without this knife set. Currently 50% off!
6| This timeless set of black Falcon Enamelware that’ll become the household staple. (Bonus points for being dishwasher safe!)
7| The most handsome pour-over kettle for perfecting their morning Chemex routine. Currently 20% Off 1 item + Free Fast Shipping with code UPICK.
8| A set of 5 Save-It storage boxes (crafted from light Paulownia wood – swoon), because they like their items tidy and just so.
9| This black marble tray for displaying the cheese boards they’re known for.
10| A potted succulent in a modern black planter that will look so cute on their windowsill.
11| This clean and simple cotton rope basket that they’ll want to put in every room of the house. We have more of these than we can count, filled with anything from toys, blankets and future-Lucy-clothes.
For DIY-ers: Scott’s Picks
1| This 12v drill/driver is the only power tool that gets used at some point during every single project. We love the compact design, light weight, and three bright LEDs to illuminate the task at hand.
2| A shirt that’s also a jacket? A jacket that’s also a shirt? Who knows, but when work pulls your favorite DIY’er between indoor and outdoor jobs, they’ll never be too hot or too cold.
3| This 20v finish nailer changed the way we install baseboards and window casings. We love that we no longer need to have a noisy air compressor running while we work during Lucy’s naps!
4| This cordless multi-tool should be in everyone’s tool arsenal. We’ve used it to cut and grind metal, wood, plastic and natural stone. Completely indispensable. Seriously.
5| Why ruin your favorite shirt when this waxed canvas apron can keep you tidy during messy jobs?
6| This compound miter saw is powerful enough and offers enough adjustment for all but the most complicated woodworking jobs. We’ve had this workhorse in our Chicago garage for years, and it does exactly what we need it to every. single. time.
7| Black coffee fuels our project days around here. This thermos is just the thing to keep it hot while we’re between fill-ups! 20% Off 1 item + free shipping with code UPICK.
8| This bluetooth radio charger is the combo unit dreams are made of. Charge your 20v or 60v batteries while the jams accompany your black coffee in keeping you motivated. Oh, and there’s a bottle opener to pop tops when the work is done!
9| The Kreg jig mini kit helps to fasten things together in ways we never thought possible. Small but mighty!
10| This table saw makes rip cuts quickly and accurately. We seriously never knew how necessary a table saw was until we owned one.
11| A compact tool pouch is on my list of items to work into my everyday DIY rotation in 2019. This one seems to fit the bill perfectly with just enough space for the essentials.
12| Set of 4 Quick clamps are great for when two hands (or four, if Kim and I are tag-teaming a project) are not enough. If the woodworker or fix-it person in your life doesn’t have a set, these would make a great stocking stuffer!
13| The Gear Track system offers more modular storage combinations than we can count. Organized workspaces are productive workspaces!
14| This powerful cordless blower makes cleanup a breeze. (Dad joke alert!)
15| These organizers keep fasteners and small parts tidy and organized. Fill them up with frequently-used nails and screws to kick the organization spree off right! Or maybe fill them up with candy? Yeah – definitely candy!