When it comes to holiday gifts, wants and needs often collide. Here are 20 priceless Fix-It Chick gift ideas that might be just right for someone on your holiday list.
Gift Idea 1: A gallon of paint ($35) and the promise to paint the bedroom or bathroom.
Gift idea 2: A motion-sensing flood light ($15) and the promise to install it.
Gift idea 3: A package of seats and springs ($2) and the promise to fix the dripping faucet.
Gift idea 4: Two packages of leaf bags ($6) and the promise to fill them in the spring.
Gift idea 5: A snow shovel ($30) and the promise to shovel the sidewalk and driveway the next time it really snows.
Gift idea 6: A new light fixture ($25) and the promise to install it.
Gift idea 7: Two or three cord wrap organizers ($3 each) and the promise to take down the exterior Christmas lights.
Gift idea 8: A water heater blanket ($20) and the promise to install it.
Gift idea 9: Assorted child-proof latches ($15) and the promise to install them before the new baby learns to crawl.
Gift idea 10: A quart of paint ($10) and the promise to paint the front door a bright, cheery color.
Gift idea 11: A few storage hooks ($1.50 each) and the promise to organize the garage or basement.
Gift idea 12: A bottle of glass cleaner ($4), some old newspapers and the promise to clean the windows.
Gift idea 13: A roll or two of gutter guard ($3 each) and the promise to clean the gutters and install the guard in the spring.
Gift idea 14: A dimmer switch ($6) and the promise to replace an old switch.
Gift idea 15: A gallon of Cabot Timber Oil and the promise to refinish the deck.
Gift idea 16: A sharpening stone ($10) and the promise to sharpen the knives.
Gift idea 17: A new flapper and flush valve ($15) and the promise to fix the leaky toilet.
Gift idea 18: Four pleated furnace filters ($20) and the promise to change them every 90 days for the next year.
Gift idea 19: A tube of caulk ($3) and the promise to re-caulk the bathtub.
Gift idea 20: A three-ring binder ($4) filled with Fix-It Chick articles and decorated with a Fix-It Chick bumper sticker — priceless!
— Linda Cottin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.