Make: pal, April Wilkerson of Wilkerdos, has posted a video gift guide for woodworkers and DIYers in general. There are a lot of good ideas here. I love thoughtful, unusual, and utilitarian gifts and April has a number of those on her list.

One thing I like to do is to give gifts that basically say that you’re paying attention, that you remembered a need or desire that your recipient expressed months ago, or a gift that addresses some problem or lack the recipient might have.

April suggests looking through the recipient’s shop and getting him or her a bucket of supplies for items they are low on, or a bucket filled with all sorts of glues and glue-related tools. Something like that, anyone can use. I always like it when someone gives me an unusual or unusually thoughtful present. I often then think about them whenever I use that item. To me, one of the best parts of gift-giving is the creativity you express in what you choose (and the way you present it). There’s a lot of that spirit in this guide.

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April is also giving away the items that she featured in her guide. Sign up for her Instagram account to be alerted when she is doing her gift giveaways.