The ultimate Christmas gift guide for the DIY expert

Here’s a sneak peek at the happiest present wish-list this side of the festive season.

It’s safe to say we all have a Clark Griswold-inspired member of the family who’s just as keen to attempt a number of overly ambitious DIY home projects as the famed Christmas Vacation patriarch himself. You know the personalities we’re talking about – the siblings, parents, aunts and uncles that live and breathe their favourite crafts and hobbies. To keep them entertained, here are some innovative gift ideas for the dedicated DIY lovers in your motley crew.

The green thumb

Know someone who loves the act of gardening just as much as they love planting and nurturing their own fruits and veggies? A Fruit Salad Tree is the perfect combination of both of these outdoor activities – allowing the grower to enjoy up to six types of fruit all from the one tree. No, it’s not the magic of Christmas – these trees are simply multi-grafted with different fruits from the same family. This leaves the lucky tree-owner with juicy, delicious and super cool tree fruit. Yes… super cool tree fruit is a thing. Rest assured all fruits still retain their own flavours and characteristics. Best of all, these trees flourish in any climate and can even live on the balcony if your gift receiver doesn’t have a big yard.

The MacGyver

Know someone with a knack for fixing anything and everything? Make their lives even easier with this titanium-finished Credit Card Tool. It’s as small as a business card but has 15 different applications. This nifty helper acts as a large flathead screwdriver, a bottle opener, a moustache and beard comb, a phone stand, a nail or wood file and plenty more. It’s durable, easy to carry around and super helpful no matter what situation you find yourself in.

The wanderer

He or she who rides far and wide must be equipped for any cycling scenario, good or bad. Enter the Bicycle Tool Kit. This wooden box has a number of stainless-steel tools including a four-piece combination spanner set, chain breaker tool and ball end hex key set. Ride away from the chaos of Christmas with the confidence of knowing the only thing left to worry about is those lycra shorts riding up to the ‘bad place’ after a long day on the pedals…

The Jack or Jill of all trades

They may not be the master, but this DIY enthusiast has brilliant ideas by the truckload, as well as the vision needed to transform their home. You don't know if their interest will be piqued by building something new or simply by day-to-day maintenance. Either way, they want the right tool to get the job done. The Ryobi gift guide removes the guesswork from buying tools. You simply enter in key details like your budget as well as your loved one's needs and they'll suggest the perfect gift. Genius!

The decorator

For those who light up your life – this LED light box is the perfect gift. Not only does it allow for creativity and inspiring messages, it’s a fun and practical way to communicate with our nearest and dearest. Lightweight and powered by a USB cable, this is one gift that can be used practically anywhere. Once you decide between the A4 or A6 size, all that’s left to do is sit back, relax and wait for Santa to shimmy down that chimney.

This article is brought to you by Ryobi.

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