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5 Holiday gift ideas for the DIY dad

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Best holiday gifts for Mr. Fix-It

If your dad (or husband) is the kind of man who likes to get his hands dirty and is always looking for a new home improvement project, then give him a holiday gift that fits his needs. This season, consider one of these gift ideas for your Mr. Fix-It DIY dad.

Best holiday gifts for Mr. Fix-It

Black & Decker Alligator Lopper

This 4.5 amp powered lopper cuts like a chainsaw but is easy to maneuver and light like sheers. It's perfect for cutting thick branches and logs that are too big for manual pruners. The metal guards protect you from the cutting chain and the innovative jaws clamp and cut in one easy motion. Your DIY dad will love this holiday gift. Get the Black & Decker Alligator Lopper priced under $100. Various other models, both corded and cordless, are also available.

Best holiday gifts for Mr. Fix-It

Milwaukee 33-Pocket/5-piece Tool Belt

Created from water-resistant 1800 Denier ballistic polyester material, this heavy-duty tool belt is perfect for the DIY dad. This belt features a total of 33 pockets in a variety of shapes and sizes. Your dad will be able to carry everything from his cell phone to a compact drill. You can find this Milwaukee tool belt online at, available for $65.99 with Amazon Prime.

Best holiday gifts for Mr. Fix-It

Leatherman Wave Multi-Tool

The Leatherman Wave Multi-Tool is like a pocket knife on steroids. It features 17 tools in one, making it the perfect gift for your do-it-yourself dad. This tool features knife blades, pliers, scissors, a bottle opener, wire cutters and much more. At just over $60, this multipurpose tool is a fabulous bargain. Order it now at or pick it up at your local Sears store.

Best holiday gifts for Mr. Fix-It

Personalized Mr. Fix-It Tools T-shirt

Dad will be proud to wear this fun shirt. Available in sizes S to 3XL, this tee can be personalized with any name. Available in white or gray, this Mr. Fix-It Tools T-shirt is on sale at for just $14.95.

Best holiday gifts for Mr. Fix-It

Home Depot Gift Card

Sure, your dad would be happy if you gave him anything -- even a couple rolls of duct tape. But he'd be thrilled if he could pick out his own gift from Home Depot, Lowe's or his favorite hardware store. Give your dad a gift card or gift certificate so that he can buy whatever he wants, from plumbing to lighting and everything in between.

Best holiday gifts for Mr. Fix-It

Get more great gift ideas in The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide >>

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