Gift Ideas for the Quirky Romantic

If you haven’t decided on what to give your lady love this Valentine’s Day, give her a present that’s more thoughtful and personal than a box of chocolates. Spoil your girlfriend or your mom this February 14th with these simple do-it-yourself gifts and turn your utilitarian ideas into handmade wonders she’s sure to appreciate.


Impress lady green thumb with a creative and eco-friendly present that would create a new, refreshing look for her patio or terrace. Repurpose your old tin buckets or trash bins by giving them a new paint job. Drill holes on the garden wall then mount your plant containers on it to hold your mom’s orchids or shrubs. Feel free to play with colors and arrangements!

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Channel your inner Martha Stewart and whip out the old wood studs from the garage for this DIY wonder. Turn wood into colorful shelves your girl can use as a fun and functional addition to her living room wall.

Cut up the studs using a jigsaw and sand off any rough areas before assembling the pieces. Note that each piece must be perfectly adjoined to the others. Glue the studs together and let each shelf dry for at least four hours. For the finishing touch, paint the shelves with her favorite colors then hang them up on the big day.

Finding the right equipment is definitely a must when you want to do your projects correctly. Skil, one of the most recognized brands in the power tool industry, offers an extensive portfolio of power tools that give you the reliability, power and performance you need to make your DIY experience fun and worry-free. The Skil Combo Kit is all  you need to complete your hanging plant containers and DIY shelves.

Skil 18V Cordless 4-Tool Combo Kit

For lightweight repairs or serious home improvement, go cordless. The Skil Combo Kit’s SelectSystem technology makes your 4-tool collection compatible with Ni-Cd or Lithium-Ion batteries, allowing you to get the job done hassle-free.

Skil 18V Cordless Pivoting Head Flashlight
Direct the light right where you need it with the 18V Cordless Pivoting Head Flashlight. Arm it with a long-lasting Lithium or Ni-Cd battery and you never have to grope in the garage to look for old wood or tin buckets for your special project.

Skil 18V Corldess Lithium-Ion Orbital Jigsaw
The 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Orbital Jigsaw  can seamlessly cut through almost every material. A verstile tool, the jigsaw lets you decide what power supply you want to use by being capable of using both Lithium-Ion and Ni-Cd batteries (sold separately) with the PowerPlus system. Lightweight, ergonomic and easy to use, this jigsaw is a great tool for cutting the wooden stubs you need to make your shelves.

Skil 18V Cordless Multi-Finishing Sander
Remove mill marks and polish wood stains with ease using the 18V Cordless Multi-Finishing Sander. Its Soft-Grip design allows more comfort and control for better handling and refining. Other tools are no match to this modern sander‘s 3-Position Nose Detail to maximize the use of abrasive and make your shelves coarse-free.

Skil 18V Cordless Drill/Driver
Forget about twisting manually to drive and remove screws. The 18V Cordless Drill / Driver is perfect for drilling and fastening your DIY projects onto walls and other surfaces. With its powerful 2-speed gearbox for high speed drilling and high torque applications, the Cordless Drill / Driver is powerful and ideal for various working environments. It is also weekend warrior-friendly with its variable speed trigger, which allows you to control drilling speed when precision matters most.

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