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You put off getting a gift, and now it’s crunch time, and if anyone knows how to work well under a looming deadline, it’s Skip and Alison Bedell from Spike’s original series, “Catch A Contractor.” Here are a bunch of things that they love, that they know you will love, too, when you’re all out of ideas. Take a moment to peruse some suggestions from the pros, and hopefully get the perfect gift for that lucky guy or girl on your list!






Huskey Bucket Jockey:

First on the list for great gift ideas for the handy guy around the house is the Husky Bucket jockey. This inexpensive gift transforms any ordinary bucket into a handy tool carrier, creating an easy way to carry any kind of hand or small power tool. Whether completing all the items on the honey-do list or working on the job site, any handy guy will love this tool carrier.





Husky Stubby Set (46-piece):

The Husky 46-piece Stubby toolset is a gift that any guy would love to get, and it’s inexpensive! Contained in its own handy carrying case, you’ll find an adjustable wrench, a 1/4 & 3/8 inch ratchet with socket set that includes both standard metric sizes, and a ratcheting screwdriver with multiple tips to tackle any small repair or project. This compact tool kit is great for the house or to store in your car. Any handyman or pro will find it’s a welcome addition to his tool set.



Bosch GLM 50 Laser Distance Measurer with 165-Feet Range and Backlit Display:



This gift idea will please all tool/tech enthusiasts! For any job that requires measuring, this device makes it fast and easy. Not only can it measure distances up to 165 feet with accuracy to 1/16 of an inch, it can also calculate measurements into area square footage, and even volume. This is definitely a cool tool.




Husky 22 in. Pro Grade Rolling Tote :


If you’re a guy who loves his tools, then this is a great way for you to get them to the job. Let’s face it, tools are heavy, which is the main reason that guys who work with their hands have bad backs – lifting it up and carrying it from the truck to the job site gets to be a real pain. This rolling tool bag has a wide enclosure and provides plenty of storage space, organized sections and pockets for everything. Heavy duty construction will keep this tool tote working overtime!



Makita AVT 15-Amp Reciprocating Saw:

Here’s another one of my favorite tools…the Mikita 15 amp reciprocating saw is an absolute BEAST! Whether you’re doing demolition or just need a rugged saw to cut through any material, this is the saw to get the job done! Boasting a powerful 15 amp variable speed motor, this saw not only reciprocates but also oscillates which helps the cutting process. This awesome saw is designed with unique anti-vibration technology so you can run it all day long and not destroy your hands. Anybody who’s serious about getting the job done will want this tool!



Milwaukee M18 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Hammer Drill/Impact/Sawzall/Light Combo Kit (4-Tool):

Here’s an amazing tool kit that will come in handy on any project or jobsite, Skip-guaranteed! It comes with (2) 18V lithium batteries, charger hammer drill, impact driver, reciprocating sawz-all and even a flashlight that operates on the same rechargeable batteries. These tools are pro-grade and heavy duty. Built to last for many years, they will quickly become favorite “go-to” tools for every job!



Dewalt 20 volt drill and impact driver set


drill impact


The DEWALT DCK286D2 20V MAX XR Lithium Ion Brushless Compact Hammerdrill & Impact Driver Combo Kit (2.0Ah) features DEWALT brushless motors which deliver up to 57% more run time over brushed and the XR Li-Ion batteries with fuel gauge provide 33% more capacity over standard packs. The DCD795 20V MAX 1/2″ hammerdrill has a high speed transmission that delivers 2-speed settings (0-600/0-2,000 RPM). It is compact (7.8″ front to back), lightweight (3.6 lb) design fits into tight areas. The DCF886 20V MAX 1/4″ impact driver is compact (5.6″ front to back) design fits into tight areas and has one-handed loading 1/4″ hex chuck that accepts 1″ bit tips. Both tools feature LED lights with 20 second trigger release delay providing increased visibility in dark or confined spaces. The full kit includes: (1) DCD795 1/2″ Hammerdrill, (1) DCF886 1/4″ Impact Driver, (2) 20V Max XR Compact Li-Ion Batteries (2.0Ah), (1) Fast Charger, (2) Belt Hooks, (1) Bit Holder and Contractor Bag.




Packit Freezable Lunch Bag:

It may look like any other lunch pack to you, but there’s something really special about this one that makes it unlike all others. This lunch pack is lined with enclosed gel that keeps the contents inside cold for 10 hours! Whether you’re sitting in the car on surveillance all day, on the beach or on the job site, you can count on your food being cold and delicious by the time you get to it! It’s something that everyone can use at a really great price!



The VegTrug:

Whether you are an experienced gardener, or have a brand new green thumb, the Vegtrug is the type of gift that anyone who loves to eat fresh fruits and vegetables will absolutely love! The garden looks great anywhere you put it, saves you from pesky back pain and having to deal with most bugs and weeds, since it’s elevated. You’ll find yourself growing tomatoes, strawberries, eggplants and lettuce like a pro, your first season!




The Ugg Tasman slipper:

This is the slipper that beats all slippers and are the ones that we can’t live without! You might be looking at the price thinking that for just a pair of slippers, it’s silly, but it’s the type of item that you would never buy for yourself, making it perfect to give someone else! These slippers last for years, can be worn outside because of the great tread bottom and come in both men’s and women’s sizes. Skip and I both have them in 2 different colors!




PureSpa Aroma Diffuser:


aromaThis cool mist diffuser will bring 10 hours of wonderful scents throughout wherever you place it!  Just place 3-5 drops of essential oil drops into the water inside the unit, and you will enjoy whatever scent you choose all day long!  Essential oils are all natural and safe to inhale, and the various smells bring you different moods, like lavender for relaxation and pumpkin for getting in “the mood”!  This is better than any candle or spray, and lasts WAY longer!  This model even has relaxing light that changes color, if you choose to select that setting.





Poo Pourri


For the perfect holiday stocking stuffer, look no further!  Anyone who listens to our podcast knows that this stuff WORKS!  “Spritz the bowl before you go, and no one else will ever know!”  Give 3-5 sprays to the toilet water before you go #2, and I promise no one will be the wiser that you just blew it up in their bathroom!  In fact, they’ll go in after you and tell you how good it smells in there!!  Click here for a gift set that includes 2 feminine scents that both sexes wont mind using, and click here for the perfect gift for your smelly male friends.  Click here for a nice 3-piece set of original scent with one for your master bathroom, one for your guest bathroom and one to-go.






Bose Mini Soundlink Speaker


boseWe.  Love. This!!  It’s the small speaker with the big, big voice. The Sound Link Mini Bluetooth speaker II delivers full sound with dramatically deeper lows than you’d expect from a speaker that fits in the palm of your hand. And because it’s wireless and ultra-compact, it’s easy to take Bose sound anywhere. The Sound Link Mini II has a built-in speakerphone, so you can take calls out loud with clear sound. And voice prompts talk you through Bluetooth pairing, so connecting to your music is easy. The speaker’s lithium-ion battery provides up to 10 hours of unplugged playtime, and it can be conveniently charged from most USB power sources. At home, the included cradle keeps the speaker charged while serving as a home base, so it’s always ready to grab and go. The Sound Link Mini II was engineered to stand up to everyday use and be placed almost anywhere. It connects wirelessly to your Bluetooth enabled devices–up to two at a time.