Gift Guide: DIY Gear

Gift Guide: DIY Gear

Buying for a DIY fanatic can be tricky, since they’ll often make the things they want for themselves and they already own all the obvious tools. Here are some of our favourite DIY-friendly gift ideas.

We’ve listed suppliers for many of these options, but hunt around online (and check eBay) to make sure you get the best prices.


KeyTool Keyring Multi-Tool

KeyTool Keyring Multi-Toolthere are lots of other options


Leatherman Squirt


Electronics Kits

Raspberry Pi

running a table arcade machineprivate cloud storage system


Arduino Starter Kit

an automated bartenderan MP3 jukeboxour guide to getting started making your own electronicsArduino Starter Kit


MaKey MaKey

just about anything can become a controllerMaKey MaKey


Other Essentials


laptop cordsheadphones



Hackerspace Membership

For the hacker in your life who loves to meet people, a membership to a local hackerspace is a fantastic gift. Hackerspaces are great places to get involved and meet a community of like-minded people, and they’re also a good place to go if they’re learning new DIY skills. Every place has different membership rates (and some are free): you’ll find a list of different spaces and membership costs on Hackerspaces.


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