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12 Guys of Christmas: The Do-It-Yourselfer

Handyman, craftsman, mister-fix-it, Dad. Call him what you like, but the Do-It-Yourselfer on your list gives his all for you, no matter the task. Be honest: that beautiful new deck that causes envy in the eyes of all your friends would’ve been a creaking pile of splinters were it not for him, and you’d probably be sharing space with Fido out in the yard — in the K9 condo he designed and built no less — had he not stepped in to save your recent en suite experiment. Like most men of his ilk, your handyman rarely receives anything more than a hot coffee to start his day and a cold brew to finish it, which is fine by him. Isn’t it about time you gave him something more? Here are a few gift ideas that should ensure your calls for help continue to get answered.

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Breakdown: RoboReel

You know those videos from the 50s promising a future of flying cars and robo-butlers by the year 2010? Well say hello to what we’ve managed to conjure up in those 60 years: the RoboReel ($649). We break down the “water” iteration of this spherical helper.

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RoboReel Cord Winders

When we were just youngsters, it was always fun “helping out” the old man in the garage or lawn…which probably explains our gear addiction. Now that we’ve got some square footage of our own, carrying on the generational tradition of a perfectly manicured lawn and well appointed garage is one of life’s chief delights. While…