This Is What You Should Spend Your Home Depot Gift Cards On This Year
Now that the holiday season is over, you may be wondering what you should do with those gift cards to The Home Depot. To help you decide, we've curated this list of things we think every DIYer would love having in their home or workshop.
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Leatherman Multi-Purpose Tool
Don’t yet have a Leatherman multi-tool yet? Then definitely consider cashing in your gift card for this ultra-functional Leatherman Multi-Tool ($40). With 14 tools in one, you’ll always have needle-nose pliers, a knife blade, three screwdrivers and wire cutters, plus package, can and bottle openers at your fingertips. Here are five more pocket tools that our editors love.
13-Piece Stainless Steel BBQ Tool Set and Apron
If you’re a griller, this BBQ tool set and apron ($68) is the perfect gift to give yourself. Reviewers rave about the quality of the tools, saying, “I bought this as a high-end quality gift for my dad who is a bbq nut and he absolutely loved it! We were both completely blown away by how sturdy the tools were and amazed by how everything (including the apron) seemed to be made of such high-quality and durable materials.”
Flexible Solar Charger Kit
A portable solar charger ($40) is a smart little out-of-the-box splurge. It’s lightweight, waterproof and flexible, and includes a USB port to charge devices (smart phone, tablet, etc.) and battery packs. Attach it to your backpack or tool bag with carabiner clips (included) so it can charge on the go. It’s a game changer!
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Tool Storage Tote
Here’s your chance to follow through on your resolution to get your tools organized. Use that gift card on a durable, portable tool storage box ($59). Reviewers on The Home Depot’s website give it 5 stars and point out that it’s a much better value than similar tool storage totes from other name brands.
Portable Basketball System
If your kids (or, let’s be honest, you) have always wanted a basketball hoop, a gift card is the perfect excuse to go for it. This portable basketball system ($149) is extremely easy to use. Its telescoping adjustment from 7-1/2 ft. to 10 ft. (in 6-in. increments) requires no tools, and wheels mean relatively easy re-positioning.
Nest Mini (2nd Gen)
The Google Nest Mini ($35) is an excellent way to start or expand your smart home. This device, a Google Assistant-enabled speaker, gives you the ability to listen to music, ask questions and control your lights, locks, thermostats and more via compatible apps. The Nest mini would be a helpful addition to your workshop too—”Hey Google, add 100-grit sandpaper, three bags of concrete mix and a 7-1/4-inch framing saw blade to my shopping list.” And, you can integrate these 10 smart devices to further automate your home.
Dremel Rotary Tool With 25 Accessories and Carrying Case
Don’t already own a Dremel rotary tool? There are few things you could get with your gift card that are more versatile than this Dremel rotary tool kit ($69). You can use a rotary tool for countless projects—removing rust, cutting metal and tile, sharpening a chainsaw and carving elaborate Halloween pumpkins, to name a few.
Wet-Dry Shop Vacuum and Premium Car-Cleaning Kit
If you’re a homeowner and you don’t have one, it’s time you did. Already have one? A gift card’s a perfect excuse to nab a second shop vac—no more hauling your existing beast from basement to garage, or vise versa. This model from Ridgid ($109) has more than 2,500 reviews on The Home Depot’s website, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars! We’d recommend keeping the new one in the garage, where you can use the auto-detail kit to keep your ride in tip-top shape.
Did you know that The Home Depot sells home decor items? In addition to area rugs, candles and faux plants, they also have a large selection of wall art ($65 for the piece shown here). Styles include traditional, contemporary and rustic. Look around until you find something that fits your space and style.
Non-Contact Voltage Tester
Still not sure what to do with that $20 gift card waiting in your wallet? You can’t go wrong with this non-contact voltage tester ($20). It won’t be the most exciting gift you’ve ever received, but it’s an important piece of safety equipment for anyone who works around the house on anything electrical. This tester will let you know if there’s live voltage in cables, cords, circuit breakers, lighting fixtures, switches, outlets and wires. Better safe than sorry—always.
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