You may or may not be that way inclined, but for those of your friends and family who love to spend their weekends building, tinkering and gardening, a gift from B&Q could be right up their street.
Their garden might look perfectly pruned and finished off to you, but gardening is a never-ending task. And there’s always room for one more plant, water feature or even gnome. Or try them with something completely different. Help them create a garden that is a haven for wildlife. Attracting as many birds, bees, butterflies and small nocturnal animals not only makes things look beautiful, it’s great for wildlife too. Sweet pea plants, wildflower turf, bird tables and baths and climbing plants all help attract flying visitors. And a compost bin not only helps make natural compost from garden and food waste, it creates a safe space for hedgehogs to live too. To finish off a perfect garden, it has to be all about the right lighting. Fairy lights, illuminated pathways and wall lights all help to create ambience. B&Q have a fab range of party and string lighting, lanterns, table lights, candles and stake lights. Choose electric or solar depending on preference.
Paint and Wallpaper
Channel your inner flamboyant side and go all out with some funky paint or paper for a feature wall. Or for something less permanent, check out the B&Q range of stickers borders and murals. Stickers are great for kid’s bedrooms and kitchens. Go for a border for a living room and a mural for a master bedroom for real wow factor. Or, buy your funky friends some chalkboard, magnetic, metallic or crackle effect paint. They can choose what size area to cover. From a small chalkboard painted directly onto the wall for the shopping reminders, or a whole wall of magnets!
Not strictly a DIY present but certainly one that can be given as a reward for DIY-ing. Try the soft furnishings section of B&Q.com for inspiration. You’ll find no end of ideas to suit their colour scheme! Curtains, drapes, cushions, throws, pictures, paintings and house plants are just some of the ideas there. Or how about lighting? A perfect floor or table lamp, or fancy lightshade? Or a rug? Candles? You can’t go wrong with candles!
The ultimate in tool shed products, a power tool can make all the difference to DIY. Make someone’s life easier with an electric drill, grinder, router or power saw. (And you’ll always know where to go when you need to borrow one.) Or a pressure washer is always a good bet too. Ideal for cleaning patios, garden furniture and even the car.
We hope we’ve inspired you to get creative with your gift buying. Head over to B&Q.com for lots more ideas and inspiration. And don’t forget to take one of our voucher codes with you, for some great deals!