Brace yourselves, Christmas is here! We know, we know, how?! It was only summer yesterday but before we know it the local supermarkets have got their decorations up and Christmas lights are being switched on everywhere.
It goes without saying that it’s not everyone’s favourite time of year (not least for the contractors working in this weather).
But, you can make things a bit easier on yourself by reading this blog, so you can get organised and then get a great gift without all the hassle that comes with Christmas shopping!
Luckily enough, there are plenty of ideas to choose from below…
With loads of excellent features and superior flight quality, this drone is a great little gadget for Christmas – and it won’t break the bank.
The 2.4 GHz quadcopter is fitted with a 6-axis gyroscope for excellent control and stabilisation, so the drone is always steady and agile in the sky. It also comes complete with a 0.3MP camera, so you can take videos and images with a bird’s eye view, all recorded on the 2GB memory card.
It can even perform tricks thanks to the built-in 360° eversion - including flips, spins and stunts. Then once they’re done, all you need to do is simply hit the one key return home function, so the drone comes straight back safe and sound.
Every DIY lover needs a good combi drill and this is certainly it.
This is a really handy tool for any homeowner or DIY enthusiast as it can be used as a screwdriver and a normal drill, as well as a hammer drill for masonry applications. As it’s from Black and Decker, you can rest assured it’s of superb quality too, so it’ll last the lucky recipient for many years to come!
This brilliant Christmas gift also comes with 2 x 1.5 Ah lithium-ion batteries, plus a charger in a neat carrying case.
This is the world’s first ‘unspillable’ mug – perfect for use on the building site! Using patented Smartgrip technology, the Mighty Mug creates a strong airlock to any smooth, flat and solid surface so it won’t topple over if accidentally knocked or pushed.
It also features a double wall construction so drinks can be kept hot or cold for longer. A very useful buy for anyone who’s accident-prone!
This is one of DeWalt’s best hand tools and it is a must-have for the avid DIY’er or professional user!
It has a slim body for great user control, a powerful 300-watt motor plus a long, rocker action variable speed trigger which allows you to use the machine comfortably, whatever your hand position on the body.
This incredible multi function hand tool also cuts, scrapes and sands thanks to its equally incredible selection of accessories – including a sander head, abrasive sheets and a general wood cutting blade to name just a few. Take a look at the product in action now, it really is a bargain!
Now this is a gift and a half – one that also comes with an excuse of buying plenty of beer afterwards considering you can store up to 40 cans in it! The official Budweiser branding makes this a great addition for any room, and with an A+ rated energy class this efficient appliance preserves energy too, so it’ll save you a little off your bills. It even has a reversible door so you can have it open from the left side or from the right side, making for easy access all round!
Marples have been making quality chisels since 1828, and this superb limited edition set always makes a regular appearance on building sites – so this is definitely a gift for the tradesmen in your life.
Each chisel has a specially designed and formulated acetate handle, which is guaranteed not to split – even when hit with a traditional claw hammer. This great chisel set also comes in a wooden presentation box, an added benefit in terms of wrapping too! Let’s not forget it’s also available with a huge £100 saving…
Introducing the ‘build your own’ robotic arm kit – a gift for the techies!
Although there’s quite a bit of complex technology behind this product, it’s actually relatively easy to construct, so you don’t need to worry that the person you’re giving it to will need to solder anything, or be an expert in electronic engineering. All they’ll need is a screwdriver and some wire cutters - everything else is included in the kit.
Once built, the lucky recipient can then enjoy the robotic arm’s functional gripper, base rotation and impressive elbow and wrist motion - it’s safe to say this really is a unique gift!
This amazing little smart phone projector can transform images and games from your phone onto a huge 40” screen – pretty impressive! With minimal set up needed (the most important thing is a large flat wall) it’s a great stocking filler – one which most people with a smart phone can use.
With a lifetime accuracy warranty and an accuracy of ±0.5mm/m in eight orientations, these levels are a real must-have for any construction workers or builders out there.
They’re also 5 times stronger than other Stanley levels, thanks to its unique reinforced box-beam construction, so it goes without saying that these are a very popular choice of tool on the construction site. From building walls, to fitting door frames and decking – these really are the only levels you need to be wrapping up this Christmas.
Okay, so we said 9 great gift ideas…. But actually we can’t leave out the ultimate Christmas gift, and that’s Irwin’s 45 piece professional toolkit!
This toolkit boasts some of the best-selling tools in the market today – not to mention a massive £300.000 saving! Created with the professional user in mind, this kit has a huge range of the most popular and essential items from Marples, Jack, Quick-Grip and Vise-Grip.
This is the gift you need if you’re looking to surprise any tradesmen in your life this Christmas; it really does contain the perfect tools for builders, plumbers and many more trades!