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The best holiday gifts for the home improvement enthusiasts in your life

For those in your life who take pride in tackling home repair and maintenance tasks themselves, finding the right gift isn’t always easy. Our personal experiences working on our own homes has given us a pretty good idea of what products would be most useful when channeling your inner HGTV personality.


See below for a curated guide of products that are both practical and valuable, so you’ll be sure to deliver a great present this holiday season.

The best holiday gifts for the home improvement enthusiasts in your life

LaCrosse M/W Alpha Range, $140 | $150 Composite Toe
Combining premium rubber and neoprene, the Alpha Range is comfortable, functional and ready to work. Built with ZXT Rubber – the same proven rubber used in the Grange® and Burly® – these boots offer time-tested durability with the flexibility to roll them down when temperatures begin to rise again. The Alpha Range is made to keep you going from dawn to dusk because there’s no time for discomfort when there’s work to be done.

Helly Hansen alpha boots


Helly Hansen Oxford Winter Jacket, $180 USD | $210 CAD
The Oxford Winter Jacket is equipped with a Helly Tech® Performance membrane and PrimaLoft® insulation, keeping you warm, dry and comfortable in both rain and snow. The removal of the shoulder seams allows for durability on a high-impact area, but also maximizes comfort when carrying a backpack or equipment. Additional features include articulated sleeves for optimal mobility, an adjustable hem with drawcord inside the hand pocket and an extended back for improved comfort – making this the ideal jacket for working in and around the house as the temperatures start to cool.

Helly Hansen Oxford Winter Jacket


Helly Hansen Chelsea Evolution Construction Pant, $150 USD | $170 CAD
The Chelsea Evolution Construction Pant gives you the best of both worlds – a durable material, but also guarantees ease in movement. Featuring a 4-way stretch fabric in polyamide combined with Helly Hansen’s legendary Chelsea cotton rich fabric, a modern fit, improved pocket solution and extraordinary design lines, these pants make the best workmate.

Helly Hansen Chelsea Evolution Construction Pant


Benchmade Bugout® Custom, $175+
The Benchmade Bugout® was originally designed as the ultimate lightweight folder for backpacking. The slim and minimalist design proved to be an absolute game changer for anyone looking for a quality EDC knife. Now, there are 497,760 different configurations possible for the Bugout® through Benchmade’s Custom Knife Builder. The online, interactive visualizer creates a step-by-step list of materials, showing exactly how the combination of materials will look, including full 360-degree rotations.

Benchmade Bugout


Danner M/W Bull Run Chelsea, $180 USD women’s | $190 USD men’s
Whether you’re ripping out the walls or putting those final touches on your flip project, you can count on the Bull Run Chelsea for durability and comfort. It has the same rugged design as the original Bull Run, updated with a slip-on Chelsea construction. The full-grain leather upper is soft yet durable and features elastic panels for ease of entry. The oil-and-slip-resistant outsole keeps you comfortable for long days standing on your feet.

Danner MW Bull Run Chelsea


Helly Hansen Kensington Lifaloft™ Vest, $130 USD | $160 CAD
The Kensington Lifaloft™ Vest is a perfect year-round piece for all conditions, keeping you warm even when it’s wet outside. Lifaloft™ is a revolutionary insulation that keeps the wearer warmer with less weight and bulk due to the unique LIFA® yarn technology. Developed in cooperation with PrimaLoft®, Lifaloft™ is a combination of LIFA and PrimaLoft’s extensive knowledge in synthetic insulation. Less carbon and water footprint vs comparable polyester makes for a lower environmental impact.

Helly Hansen Kensington Lifaloft


Danner M/W Caliper, $140 Men’s | $150 AL Toe Men’s | $140 AL Toe Women’s
Designed for demo days and extreme renovation projects, the Danner Caliper, available for men and women, provide comfort and safety throughout a long work day. The full-grain leather upper is strong and durable, but soft enough to wear right out of the box. The boot is constructed with four layers of cushioning underfoot to give the wearer maximum comfort from start to finish.

Danner MW Caliper

Helly Hansen W Luna Rain Jacket & Pant, Jacket – $95 USD | $130 CAD; Pant – $55 USD | $70 CAD
Designed by women for women who are looking for durable, yet comfortable workwear, the Luna Rain Jacket and Pant are constructed with full-stretch fabric and functionality in mind to get the job done. The PU main fabric on the jacket ensures the user stays dry when the rain comes down, while the pant features an adjustable waist and adjustable bottom leg with snap buttons. If in between sizes, we recommend sizing up.

Helly Hansen W Luna Rain Jacket


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