The purchase of a first home is a happy occasion, and many times, those close to the first-time buyer want to give gifts that help make a house a home. Below is a gift guide to help with the inevitable projects and repairs that come with homeownership.
While there are a number of pre-assembled kits currently on the market that consumers may want to pick up as a gift, retailers can offer their expertise and drive sales by helping consumers create customized tool kits that can fit a variety of skill levels a homeowner might have, from beginner to advanced.
Some of the basic tools every homeowner needs are:
- Picture-hanging Kit
- Safety Glasses
- Tape Measure
- Utility Knife
- Allen Wrenches/Hex Keys
- Spackle/Putty Knife
- Adjustable Wrench
Additional useful items include gloves, a handsaw, pry bar, clamps, duct tape, super glue, adhesive remover (such as GooGone), and a lubricant (like WD-40). And don’t forget to include a heavy-duty tool bag, a must-have for keeping tools together and ready to go for any project.