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Mother’s Day Gift Guide For the Do It Yourself Mom

Moms use power tools too!  I’ve put together a Mother’s Day Gift Guide For the Do It Yourself Mom!  Everything from tools to earrings.

Moms use power tools too!  It’s nice for us to be able to have our own tools that no body else is allowed to touch.  And that doesn’t mean that our tools are pink or covered in flowers, regular power tools work just fine!  It’s just nice to be able to have my own special tools so that I know where they are every time, and I know how they’re being used…kind of like my secret stash of scissors that I keep away from the kids!

Mother’s Day Gift Guide For the Do It Yourself Mom

So I thought it would be fun to put together some great gift ideas for the handy mom in your life!  Some practical, some fun!  (these are clickable pictures with affiliate links)

  • Power Washer!  Yes, a power washer.  I like to wash ALL THE THINGS.  There’s just something so satisfying about getting out the power washer and cleaning the deck, or the siding, or the sidewalk, or the flower pots…I could go on and on and on.  This Ryobi electric power washer is compact and lightweight, so you can easily move it around as you clean all the things!
  • Tool earrings.  Yes please.  These hammer and wrench earrings are adorable and perfect for the DIYer!
  • Pretty water bottle.  DIY’ing is tough work, so one must have a cute water bottle on hand.
  • Paint Sprayer.  For the handy gal who likes to paint, this paint sprayer would be such a great gift!  I tried one of these paint sprayers recently at a DIY conference, and I was hooked by how much easier it was to paint using a sprayer instead of a brush.  Just think of all the things you could spray…chairs, tables, cabinets, knick knacks.  It could get dangerous. 😉
  • Paint Tent.  And if you’re going to get her a paint sprayer, you need to get the paint tent.  These are great to keep the mess of painting to a minimum.
  • Measuring Tape.  Ok, maybe one or two things in floral is fine!  I do have my own measuring tape and I keep it hidden from everyone, including my husband because these things disappear faster than the last cookie in the cookie jar.  It’s so annoying when you need a tape measure, only to discover that someone has used it and not put it back.
  • Power Drill.  Every DIY’er needs their own power drill!  This is one of those tools that I just don’t like to share…don’t touch my drill.  Or lose my drill bits.  😉
  • Work Gloves.  I don’t want my hands to get dry or stained with paint so I wear gloves any time I’m working on a project.  I tend to wear the same gloves for gardening as I do for DIY’ing.
  • Hand Scrub.  Hand scrubs are a great way to clean your hands after working on a project…they can scrub off paint and dirt, and leave your hands feeling clean and soft.  You can also make your own scrub…I make this Coconut Sugar Scrub and it makes my hands feel so soft!
  • Work Apron.  I wear an apron when I cook, and I also wear one when I’m working on projects.  Not only are they great for keeping your clothes clean, they’re also great for holding tools!
  • T-Shirt.  I think this T-shirt is fun!
  • Like a Boss Mug!  Take on your DIY projects Like a Boss!!  Cutest mug.

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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Have an inspired day!

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links.  The Ryobi Pressure Washer in this post was provided by RYOBI to facilitate a review. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.  Thank you for supporting A Pretty Life!  xo

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103 Comments

    1. The first thing would be our deck and stairs, which have gotten slippery from all the wet, wet, wet weather we’ve had last fall, winter, and spring ;-( thx for the contest too 😉

  1. My huge Bay windows . I have 2 and I am fun-sized so this would help me reach lol . Also the eaves at my moms house, I would do that for her.

  2. I would have so much fun with this! Where to start, I would wash my patio stones and then the siding on my house!

  3. I would wash the doors to my building . We feed the birds and they like to leave deposits all over the door!

  4. I would wash the dirty winter grime off my wheel covers of my SUV..they look awful! Then I’d clean my siding.

  5. I would wash my house! Every little bit of my house – we live on a corner lot of a busy street so there is dust and dirt on every surface!

  6. The first thing I would wash is the driveway and siding of the house 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

  7. I would be pressure washing my parents mobile home and their driveway because it is a rule in the retirement community that they just moved to that these have to be cleaned often.

  8. Great gift ideas! I love to see articles that encourage women to step into their own because we are capable of anything! I’d pressure wash the heck out of my house & veranda…and the stone patio in my yard❤
    Thanks!

  9. The first things I would use the Ryobi 1600 PSI 1.2-GPM Electric Pressure Washer on are the deck and stairs. They are very slippy because of all the wet weather we’ve had. However, it was true that April showers have brought May flowers!

  10. The very first thing I would wash with a new pressure washer would be our house, we have the old aluminum siding on our home and it should be a nice white!

  11. I’d wash my upper windows. They’re too high for me to reach, but this would get the leaves off.

  12. I would have lots of fun cleaning our deck if I won! This would actually be a very practical gift!!

  13. I would wash our patio with the pressure washer first. It could use a good cleaning for the warm weather that’s coming.

  14. I would definitely start with the siding on our house. We took possession late last fall, and I don’t think it’s been cleaned in a few years. Then the deck, the concrete outside the front door, the underside of the lawnmower, plant pots, outdoor kid toys…

  15. It’s spring time so the first thing I would wash is my deck and front steps! It would be so awesome to own my own pressure washer! thanks for the chance!

  16. I think the question should be where would the washing stop? Lol I do love keeping a clean car so would probably start there and then a spring siding cleanup. Ryobi rocks!

  17. I would use the pressure washer on the brick outside of my house. I would love to give it some life back!

  18. I really wanted to do something special for my sister. She is moving away this summer and I would love to give this to her.

  19. The first thing I would clean would be the deck. We just removed the outdoor carpeting that was glued down when we purchased the house and this would be great.
    Then the garage and sidewalks.

  20. First,I would was the patio, and then who knows….. there are sooooo many choices. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  21. My Balcony, it’s going to need it for sure after all those nesting critters and bad weather.

  22. The first thing that I would wash with an awesome New Ryobi, is the front porch, closely followed by using it on the doors and driveway.

  23. Oh, I would power wash our deck. It is looking a little tired and I have watched the neighbours get great results with power washing. Thanks for the chance

  24. I’m trying to sell our really, REALLY, old camper (from the early 80’s) and it could use a good washing as it sat under the trees all last year. So far no luck, although I thought I had it sold the first day I put the ad up

  25. I need this so much! I would pressure wash the photos front veranda, siding and pool deck, just to start!

  26. The first thing I would wash is our back fence and then probably my parents deck. Any excuse to spend a little extra time outside!

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