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Give a Gift Card This Mother’s Day

Posted by: on May 11th, 2014 | One Comment

Image of Home Depot gift card attached to a stake inside a planter


Here’s a clever Mother’s Day idea: Give her a Home Depot gift card on a plant stake.

Include one with a plant from your local Home Depot store. A living plant can symbolize the nurturing and care that a mother provides, so it makes a particularly apt gift for Mother’s Day. Choose a flowering plant that blooms in your mother’s favorite color to make a big impact.

And add the Home Depot gift card to make your Mother’s Day gift do double duty. The plant serves as a personal expression of your gratitude, and because it lets her choose a gift for herself, the gift card ensures that your mother will find something specific to her interests.

No matter if your mother loves gardening, home improvement, interior design or landscaping, she will find something to love at The Home Depot. The Home Depot Gift Card has no monthly fees and never expires, so Mom can take her time to find exactly the right piece for her project.

This Mother’s Day, give the mother in your life a gift you know she’ll not only appreciate, but also use.


The Home Depot has plants to hold up a gift card stake, you know. Check out the Flowers, Plants & Trees at the Garden Center. Or stop by your local Home Depot store

For more great Mother’s Day gift ideas, take a look at our helpful guide at the Home Depot Gift Center.

Gift Idea: DIY Hinged Valentine Card

Posted by: on February 4th, 2014 | One Comment

Gift Idea: DIY Hinged Valentine Card


Traditional holiday cards are great, but they can lack a personal touch. So here’s a unique gift idea for Valentine’s Day– create a card made of wood and hinges, and include a gift card. This is a great gift idea for any holiday, actually, including birthdays, anniversaries or Christmas.

Here’s how to make your own hinged wooden Valentine.

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Inspired: Around-the-House Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Posted by: on February 13th, 2013 | Make A Comment

Valentine's Day gift ideas inspiration board


With Valentine’s Day just a day away, it’s time you put some thought into what you’re going to give your sweetheart. Depending on who you’re shopping for, we don’t always think it’s necessary to make a huge gesture with a Valentine’s Day gift. But you can treat someone to a little present, even if you know it’s just something they need rather than something they want. For the homeowner or decorating-obsessed, a tool could be the perfect way to make their crafting or projects just a little bit easier.

We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite must-have items, from the do-it-all pocket knife to the all-purpose flashlight.


Whether you’ve just purchased your first house or you’re just now getting into renovation projects, a flashlight is one of those items that you never think to buy until you’re elbow-deep in a project and it’s too late. The Maglite LED Flashlight is a dependable light with a sleek design that’s used by everyone from your professional contractor to your scout leader.

A garden hose may not be the most glamorous gift you’ve ever given, but it is something that helps a house run smoothly. With spring around the corner, it’s sure to get a lot of action in the coming months.

Forum associate Chris Long swears by this utility knife, insisting that it’s the most useful one he owns!

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Unusual Gift Wrapping Ideas for Men

Posted by: on February 6th, 2013 | Make A Comment

Several examples of unusual gift wrapping ideas


The gift wrapping can say as much as the present itself. And it’s usually not that hard to “say” something with pretty gift wrap. When giving a gift to a man, often it takes a little something extra to make that statement. That’s what I was thinking when I came up with these unusual gift wrapping ideas with unexpected materials. Of course, anyone can enjoy receiving a present that has what you might call out-of-the-box wrapping (even if there is a box involved), so try these gift wrapping ideas yourself, and see what other crazy ideas you can come up with.

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Gift Wrapping Ideas for Him: Use a Tarp Zipper

Posted by: on February 6th, 2013 | 2 Comments

Gift Wrapping Ideas for Him: Using a tarp zipper to wrap gifts


When receiving a gift, there’s nothing more delightful than unexpected gift wrapping! It adds an extra level of excitement to the gift you’ve carefully picked out, and it shows the recipient that you’ve spent time and effort selecting the perfect package.

I decided to have a little bit of fun in the gift wrapping department and select a material you might never expect — a tarp zipper! Using a spare bit of tarp, a tarp zipper, and some hot glue, we created this unique and unusual gift wrap! This is one of the more unusual gift wrapping ideas you’ll find, I think.

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Inspired: Valentine’s Gift Ideas for the Cook in Your Life

Posted by: on February 5th, 2013 | One Comment

Inspiration board of cool Valentine's Day gifts for cooks


Valentine’s Day is upon us, and perhaps you’ve started thinking about what you’ll get your sweetheart. Well, so have we! If your valentine loves to cook, we have a few festive ideas, all in reds and pinks! Take a look at our inspiration board of great Valentine’s gift ideas for the cook in your life.


Anyone who loves to cook and bake would go crazy for the famed KitchenAid Stand Mixer. If there’s one small appliance with a cult following, it’s this one. It comes in just about every color you can imagine (we like the vibrant Raspberry Ice hue above), including copper and stainless steel.

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Gift Ideas for Men and Women Who Love Tools

Posted by: on February 4th, 2013 | One Comment

It’s sometimes hard to come up with good gift ideas for men and women who are handy with tools. This special person in your life may be a DIYer, a crafter, a hobbyist, or maybe a home owner who handles his or her own home repairs. You can be sure to score a big hit when you present your handy husband or wife, niece or nephew with something for the workshop, or upgrade an often-used tool. We asked some of our Home Depot associates to help come up with just the right gift.

Cordless Power Drill

Gift Ideas for Men Makita 1-2 inch Cordless Drill KitIn his 17 years talking with Home Depot customers in the store aisles, associate Michael O’Shea says cordless drills are the most asked-for gift. That’s for good reason. Besides a hammer and screwdrivers, a power drill is a staple of any DIYer’s tool kit. A good power drill not only drills, it also drives screws, helps with sanding and even cuts small holes. Michael really likes the Makita 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Cordless Drill Kit.

A 1/2-inch drill is a little more powerful than a 3/8-inch drill, which is what a lot of weekend DIYers have. This 1/2-inch drill would be a great upgrade for someone who already has a 3/8-inch drill. A 1/2-inch drill is a little more powerful, and so will be all the more versatile. Customers say this Makita cordless drill has a lot of power, great battery life and it’s lightweight and easy to hold. It’s sure to be a winning gift for any DIYer or home owner.

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From the Forums: Valentine’s Gift Ideas for the DIYer

Posted by: on February 1st, 2013 | Make A Comment

An image of a Valentine's Day gift card from The Home Depot


The Home Depot associates who answer your how-to questions on our online Forums are the mushiest romantics you’ll ever see in a tool belt. We asked them to come up with Valentine’s gift ideas and projects to help anyone in need of some Valentine’s Day inspiration.

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Gift Ideas for the DIYer: Cordless Power Tool Kit

Posted by: on December 11th, 2012 | One Comment

An infographic about gift giving and recommending a Ryobi cordless power tool kit as a gift idea

Never underestimate the importance of collecting good gift ideas.

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From the Forums: Advice on Wood Carving Tools

Posted by: on December 7th, 2012 | Make A Comment
A wood block print by Joseph Caylor

Woodblock print The Exchange by Home Depot associate Joe Caylor


One of the keys to starting a new hobby is getting set up with the right tools. You don’t necessarily need a comprehensive array of every tool or gadget you could ever need. Having a good starter kit of the basics will usually be enough.

Reader Inellalexander seemed to be thinking of starting a woodworking hobby when he asked for some advice on wood carving tools on our online How-To Community.

Forums associate Travis Poore, who posts under the handle LawnRanger, had an unexpected suggestion on a tool a wood carver might use:

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