We are officially in the holiday season! This holiday is an especially special one for me, it’s my son’s first Christmas and we are celebrating in our new home. As a new father and home owner, it’s funny how different my wish list compares to the past. Previous years would have seen me happy with a new gadget or video game, but this year, building on my biggest investment becomes top of mind.

Having to constantly look at our partner’s websites, here is a list of gifts for any home owner.

10. Powell Brandon Warm Cherry Bar at U-Sav.com

The Powell Barandon Warn Cherry Bar is perfect to enjoy a drink at the end of a long day or to challenge your friends to a friendly game of poker. The bar features Warm Cherry old English panelling and frame design with removable full overhang granite top. I’m sure you will have many pleasant memories enjoying with friends and family around this gift.

9. Karcher K2.360 Pressure Washer at WalMart

Perfect to keep your vehicles, driveway and patio clean! The Karcher 1600 PSI pressure washer has a Dirt Blaster spray wand for heavy-duty cleaning and a Vario Power Spray (VPS) wand for lighter use. It also comes with a complete 5-piece car care kit that contains a dual-purpose sponge, bristle brush, rim brush, three Soap Pac samples and an accessory bag. This product is a wonderful set of tools that will help you complete your cleaning tasks quickly and conveniently.

8. Defender 4 Hi-Res Outdoor Security Cameras at the Home Depot

Nothing says, “I got my eye on you”, more than security cameras. These HD cameras monitor up to 75 feet away in complete darkness, are weather-resistant and have an anti-vandal mount to ensure a vandal cannot tamper with them. Most importantly, at $149.99, it offers peace of mind when away from the home.


7. Definitive Technology Speaker System & Denon Receiver Package at Best Buy

As a guy, when I watch a movie it needs to sound right. This discounted package saves you $450. The Definitive Technology ProCinema 600 5.1-channel home theater system includes 4 satellite speakers, a center-channel speaker and 250W powered subwoofer. It also includes a Denon IN-Command 665W 7.1-channel A/V home theater receiver which features 3D pass-through technology for use with 3D components and allows for multi-room capability for you to enjoy media throughout your home via your Apple devices with AirPlay streaming.

6. Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR Camera from Overstock.com

Never forget a precious moment. If you have kids in sports, this EOS Rebel amps up the speed with the powerful DIGIC 5 Image Processor that helps make high-speed continuous shooting of up to 5.0 fps possible-great for capturing fast action. An 18.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor ensures that every image is shot in superb, high resolution; and an extended ISO range of 100-12800 gives photographers the opportunities to take the Rebel T4i into more shooting situations than ever before. Best part, it’s on sale!

5. Keurig Special Edition Home Brewing System – B60 at Target

Perfect to get you going! The Keurig Special Edition Home Brewing System takes just 3 easy steps to choose, brew and enjoy your favorite coffees and teas. It features the K-Cup Mini-Brewers, which contain a precise grind of coffee or tea, and the LCD message center includes a 24-hour digital clock and programmable auto on/off and brew temperature control. No more waiting for coffee in the morning!

4. Black & Decker WM425 Workmate 425 Portable Workbench at Amazon.com

Need a hand? Of course you do! On sale at $89.97, saving you $88, this Workmate transforms into a roomy workbench or bench tool stand. The one-handed clamp system is helpful as it allows for independent jaw adjustment and holds up to 350 pounds.


3. Hitachi 10-in 15-Amp Compound Miter Saw from Lowes

Need to make a frame, cut crown-molding, or fix the deck? A miter saw is an essential tool, as I’ve come to learn. If you are a creative person who has a DIY itch, the weekend will never be the same once you have one. At $110, it makes great gift.


2. Craftsman Evolv 83 pc. Homeowner Tool Set w/Bag at Sears

This 83pc Homeowner set includes all the tools you’ll need around the house. It comes with general purpose tools for everyday jobs like hanging pictures and building furniture. This set also includes ¼” and 3/8” Drive sockets and a ratchet for repair work and auto work. At $80, it’s a perfect gift.


1.  Pro Series 9 Piece Cabinet Set at Garages123.com

The Pro Series cabinet set is available in 2 distinctly modern colours to match your unique style. Go for charcoal grey steel doors with black frames and a chrome trim for that classic look. Or, check out the sandstone taupe option – taupe doors with light grey frames with a sleek bronze trim. Whatever you choose, the Pro Series is bound to make your garage the talk of the block in no time. Best part, save $850!

Side note: You could find NewAge Products at any of the above listed retailers; expect for Best Buy, but that speaker system was just too good not to list.

I “accidently” left a copy of this list on the kitchen counter – you should do the same ;)

Have an amazing holiday season and a fantastic New Year!

All the best,