Handy Holiday Gift Ideas
December 17, 2009
You may have caught Shell Busey on Vancouver's Studio 4 with Fanny Kiefer featuring his Gift Ideas for the Holidays and you may be struggling to find a gift for the person who has everything. Here are a few of the unique yet useful items that were featured and websites you will want to check out for some handy ideas.
Countertop Compost Pail:
Not only is this stainless-steel pail attractive for countertop use, it has two activated charcoal filters in the lid to absorb odors. The polished finish requires only a quick rinse with soap and water to clean. Unlike plastic, stainless steel won't take on the smell of onion scraps or the color of beet juice.
These are not your average garden-planning guides. They provide an instant visual reference to help you select plants coordinated by height and by color, while also planning for continuous bloom through the seasons.
Each wheel shows color photos of 25 common perennial, shade or annual plants, with tall plants on the outer ring, medium ones in between, and short ones in the center. Just turn the rings to select various combinations, while comparing bloom times and light needs, indicated by symbols beside each photo. Specific plant details are listed on the back.
Sold individually or as a set of all three, the 10-1/2" diameter wheels are made of waterproof, UV-stabilized plastic. A great tool to bring along when choosing plants at a garden center.
Paint Kit Designed for the Ladies by Tom Boy Tools:
Freshen up that trim work or brighten those baseboards! This mini paint kit with its ergonomically designed paint brushes will have you hunting for painting projects. Paint pail with adjustable hand strap for comfortable grip and reusable paint can cover for a 1 gallon bucket of paint makes pouring easy.
A must have for every tool kit that lets you know exactly where to drill or nail so it will end up squarely in a stud, offering the most strength. It allows you to see what's behind your walls without having to punch holes in them.
Precision Screwdriver Set:
Great for repairing eye glasses or getting into any small area.
Real Estate Action: 55 Action Takers Share Their Secrets:
Whether you are buying for a buyer or a seller, a novice or a professional, in this book - well known real estate expert and best selling author, Ozzie Jurock brought together 55 real estate professionals and some newbies who "can" and continue to "do". It draws on their experience and expertise in order to bring to you an insider's view on essential real estate subjects ranging from making the right purchase for first time buyers to unlocking the keys to being a successful investor. Inside you’ll also find a chapter by Shell Busey with some words on investing in home improvement and hiring professionals. Cost $24.97 +tax
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