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Top 7 Gifts for the Do It Yourself Dad

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Check out the top rated gifts for the do-it-yourself father--the amateur or professional handyman. Books, tools, magazines, software and more for your best loved do-it-yourselfer. Whatever his need or interest inside or outside the home, you will find a great gift idea on this list.

1. The Stanley Complete Step-by-Step Book of Home Repair and Improvement

Stanley Home Repairs Book
Our top rated do it yourself book, from the most trusted, authoritative, and experienced name in the do-it-yourself field, here is the most comprehensive, most completely illustrated, and most up-to-date reference for the home do-it-yourself dad. Whatever his skill level -- from beginner to expert -- he will find this book an invaluable and essential resource. Virtually anything you would want to do with your home, inside or out, is featured in this book. It is my single, most-often referred-to home improvement book.
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2. New Complete Guide to Landscaping: Design, Plant, Build

Better Homes and Gardens Landscaping Guide
Discover the beauty and joy of creating a wonderful landscape in your yard and let Better Homes and Gardens New Complete Guide to Landscaping help. This guide's beautiful garden ideas, step-by-step project instructions, and plant selection and care tips ensure a stunning landscape you can enjoy for years to come. This book has excellent plans for gardens, planters, yards, container plants, trees and shrubs and more. This is my personal number 1 book for the do it yourself landscaper.
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3. Family Handyman

Family Handyman
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The Family Handyman Magazine, our top rated DIY magazine, brings the home improvement-oriented person tons of projects, tips and tools on a monthly basis. Learn how to install solid wood paneling, vinyl tile and extra electrical outlets; choose the best tools for home repairs; and discover how to wire, both indoor and outdoor, with the utmost precision and safety.

4. Home Depot's Home Improvement 1-2-3

Home Depot Home Improvement 123
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The Experts at Home Depot have teamed up to deliver the ultimate power tool for Do-It-Yourself enthusiasts. Using video, animation, illustrations, photographs, and narration, Home Improvement 1-2-3 allows you to master a variety of home improvement and repair projects by providing tips and techniques for over 150 household projects. This is our top rated do it yourself software.

5. Better Homes and Gardens - Do-It-Yourself Home Repairs

Better Homes and Gardens Do It Yourself
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Our number one rated home improvement video, the Better Homes and Gardens Do It Yourself Home Repairs video offers the true handyman an excellent visual guide to a wide variety of home repairs. It covers more than 30 common household repairs from changing an electrical switch to unclogging a drain to replacing a faucet.
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6. Tool Kit

119 piece Tool Kit
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If you are just moving in to your first home, this starter tool kit is an excellent way to begin building your own tool collection. The only thing missing is a good claw hammer, which you can get many places. But all the screwdrivers, wrenches and other basic hand tools can be found in this set.

7. Home Improvement: The Final Season

Home Improvement
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Who can help but love the antics of Tim and Al and the whole "Home Improvement" cast? This video, our choice for the lighter side of do it yourselfers award, is the final season of the long running series.
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