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Gift ideas for the family handyman

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Gifts such as the multimaster, with its assortment of accessory blades, are perfect the jack-of-all-trades handy man come the holiday season. Handyman types call always use an assortment of tools.

Each holiday season, it seems as though it gets harder and harder to find that perfect gift for a loved one. Fortunately, finding that gift doesn't need to be so hard, as the recent boom in do-it-yourself home improvements has created a wealth of new ideas.

Rather than giving one more pair of socks or another sweater this holiday season, consider the following gift ideas for the do-it-yourselfer in your family.

•The gift that keeps on giving. One of the most popular gifts every holiday season is a magazine subscription to a favorite magazine. To gift givers, magazine subscriptions are popular because they're pretty inexpensive. To the gift receiver, magazines are the gift that keeps on giving. Whether the magazines comes one every two months, once a month, bi-monthly, or once a week, your family or friend will love the wealth of new information it provides throughout the year. A yearly subscription to Woodcraft Magazine provides six issues per year, and offers a host of season-appropriate articles and tips on do-it-yourself projects.

•Make the math a little easier. Nearly every do-it-yourselfer runs into problems stemming from incorrect calculations when cutting angles. A good quality protractor takes those errors out of the equation. Many have two scales, a red scale and arrow that show the angle for a miter joint, and a black scale and arrows that provide the angle to fit a single work piece to an angle, making miter cut calculations has never been easier. There are even various models of protractors to choose from.

•For the multi-tasker. For the jack of all trades do-it-yourself, finding the right gift can be a major hassle. A multi-master could be just the thing. Because no two DIY projects are the same, a multi-master uses a broad assortment of accessory blades to handle sanding, scraping and hundreds of previously "manual" tasks. Gone are the days of sanding tight spaces with paper, as a multi-masters profiled sanding pads make the job far less "hands-on."

Thanks to the booming DIY movement, finding that perfect gift for the do-it-yourselfer in your family has never been easier.

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