Mother’s Day Gift Guide For the Do It Yourself Mom

Moms use power tools too!  I’ve put together a Mother’s Day Gift Guide For the Do It Yourself Mom!  Everything from tools to earrings.

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Moms use power tools too!  It’s nice for us to be able to have our own tools that no body else is allowed to touch.  And that doesn’t mean that our tools are pink or covered in flowers, regular power tools work just fine!  It’s just nice to be able to have my own special tools so that I know where they are every time, and I know how they’re being used…kind of like my secret stash of scissors that I keep away from the kids!

Mother’s Day Gift Guide For the Do It Yourself Mom

So I thought it would be fun to put together some great gift ideas for the handy mom in your life!  Some practical, some fun!  (these are clickable pictures with affiliate links)

  • Power Washer!  Yes, a power washer.  I like to wash ALL THE THINGS.  There’s just something so satisfying about getting out the power washer and cleaning the deck, or the siding, or the sidewalk, or the flower pots…I could go on and on and on.  This Ryobi electric power washer is compact and lightweight, so you can easily move it around as you clean all the things!  You can also purchase these at Home Depot.
  • Tool earrings.  Yes please.  These hammer and wrench earrings are adorable and perfect for the DIYer!
  • Pretty water bottle.  DIY’ing is tough work, so one must have a cute water bottle on hand.
  • Paint Sprayer.  For the handy gal who likes to paint, this paint sprayer would be such a great gift!  I tried one of these paint sprayers recently at a DIY conference, and I was hooked by how much easier it was to paint using a sprayer instead of a brush.  Just think of all the things you could spray…chairs, tables, cabinets, knick knacks.  It could get dangerous. 😉
  • Paint Tent.  And if you’re going to get her a paint sprayer, you need to get the paint tent.  These are great to keep the mess of painting to a minimum.
  • Measuring Tape.  Ok, maybe one or two things in floral is fine!  I do have my own measuring tape and I keep it hidden from everyone, including my husband because these things disappear faster than the last cookie in the cookie jar.  It’s so annoying when you need a tape measure, only to discover that someone has used it and not put it back.
  • Power Drill.  Every DIY’er needs their own power drill!  This is one of those tools that I just don’t like to share…don’t touch my drill.  Or lose my drill bits.  😉
  • Work Gloves.  I don’t want my hands to get dry or stained with paint so I wear gloves any time I’m working on a project.  I tend to wear the same gloves for gardening as I do for DIY’ing.
  • Hand Scrub.  Hand scrubs are a great way to clean your hands after working on a project…they can scrub off paint and dirt, and leave your hands feeling clean and soft.  You can also make your own scrub…I make this Coconut Sugar Scrub and it makes my hands feel so soft!
  • Work Apron.  I wear an apron when I cook, and I also wear one when I’m working on projects.  Not only are they great for keeping your clothes clean, they’re also great for holding tools!
  • T-Shirt.  I think this T-shirt is fun!
  • Like a Boss Mug!  Take on your DIY projects Like a Boss!!  Cutest mug.

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Have an inspired day!

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links.  The Ryobi Pressure Washer in this post was provided by RYOBI to facilitate a review. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.  Thank you for supporting A Pretty Life!  xo

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  • Reply Jonnie May 1, 2017 at 4:41 PM

    I would wash our garage door first

  • Reply Jonnie May 1, 2017 at 4:43 PM

    I think you have the wrong link to your twitter page in the rafflecopter form…

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife May 1, 2017 at 5:01 PM

      Oops, yes I did! Thank you for catching that! All fixed now.

    • Reply Mrs. Joanne Prichard May 2, 2017 at 7:19 AM

      The first thing would be our deck and stairs, which have gotten slippery from all the wet, wet, wet weather we’ve had last fall, winter, and spring ;-( thx for the contest too 😉

  • Reply Sheryn Bogen May 1, 2017 at 4:48 PM

    I would definitely start with the siding & windows 💦👍…

  • Reply Carey Hurst May 1, 2017 at 5:34 PM

    My huge Bay windows . I have 2 and I am fun-sized so this would help me reach lol . Also the eaves at my moms house, I would do that for her.

  • Reply Julie bolduc May 1, 2017 at 6:00 PM

    I would wash my walkway and driveway

  • Reply christina barany May 1, 2017 at 6:12 PM

    I would have so much fun with this! Where to start, I would wash my patio stones and then the siding on my house!

  • Reply Maria May 1, 2017 at 6:12 PM

    I would wash our siding

  • Reply James MacEwen May 1, 2017 at 6:30 PM

    I would wash the doors to my building . We feed the birds and they like to leave deposits all over the door!

  • Reply Kathy E. May 1, 2017 at 7:23 PM

    I would wash the dirty winter grime off my wheel covers of my SUV..they look awful! Then I’d clean my siding.

  • Reply Cynthia Wandler May 1, 2017 at 7:49 PM

    i would wash our fence first!

  • Reply Lisa Easton May 1, 2017 at 7:54 PM

    I would wash my house! Every little bit of my house – we live on a corner lot of a busy street so there is dust and dirt on every surface!

  • Reply Glogirl May 1, 2017 at 8:08 PM

    I would wash my car with it.

  • Reply dave May 1, 2017 at 9:27 PM

    I would definitely start with the siding

  • Reply Lushka Smith May 1, 2017 at 9:39 PM

    I would wash my siding and the sidewalk.

  • Reply Tasha May 1, 2017 at 10:20 PM

    The first thing I would wash is the driveway and siding of the house 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

  • Reply Will G May 2, 2017 at 4:50 AM

    Our deck.

  • Reply Bernadette Bewick May 2, 2017 at 5:26 AM

    our beautiful rock garden…….

  • Reply Theresa Jones May 2, 2017 at 5:51 AM

    My deck boxes that are winter ravaged.

  • Reply Peter K May 2, 2017 at 6:22 AM

    Ryobi is a great value in tools for the homeowner…

  • Reply Kim H May 2, 2017 at 6:30 AM

    I’d wash the siding first, for sure!

  • Reply Amy Heffernan May 2, 2017 at 7:32 AM

    The first thing I would wash is some of the siding on our house. Thanks!

  • Reply Craig Silva May 2, 2017 at 8:00 AM

    I would pressure wash my deck and my interlock walkway and driveway. All of them need a good pressurized water blast!

  • Reply Tiffany @ myDIRT May 2, 2017 at 9:56 AM

    What WOULDN’T I pressure wash??! Windows, my RV, my car, all the things!

  • Reply Suzanne G May 2, 2017 at 9:56 AM

    I would be washing down our patio .

  • Reply Holly LaRochelle May 2, 2017 at 9:58 AM

    I would wash my bike first!

  • Reply Elizabeth May 2, 2017 at 10:04 AM

    I would give the siding and deck a good Spring cleaning!

  • Reply Pamela May 2, 2017 at 10:10 AM

    Definitely my patio stones

  • Reply Nancy Loring May 2, 2017 at 10:16 AM

    I would be pressure washing my parents mobile home and their driveway because it is a rule in the retirement community that they just moved to that these have to be cleaned often.

  • Reply Sarah Forrester May 2, 2017 at 10:36 AM

    I would pressure wash my house.

  • Reply Carolle H May 2, 2017 at 10:51 AM

    I would wash my patio and patio furnitures and get ready for summer 😉

  • Reply Lisa McLellan May 2, 2017 at 11:02 AM

    Great gift ideas! I love to see articles that encourage women to step into their own because we are capable of anything! I’d pressure wash the heck out of my house & veranda…and the stone patio in my yard❤

  • Reply yvonne May 2, 2017 at 12:05 PM

    The first things I would use the Ryobi 1600 PSI 1.2-GPM Electric Pressure Washer on are the deck and stairs. They are very slippy because of all the wet weather we’ve had. However, it was true that April showers have brought May flowers!

  • Reply Kelly D May 2, 2017 at 12:16 PM

    I would wash my deck. I need to do this before I paint it.

  • Reply melissa marie May 2, 2017 at 1:28 PM

    i would wash the back deck

  • Reply Erin C May 2, 2017 at 1:53 PM

    We have to do a major clean of our garage. A pressure washer would be such a big help!

  • Reply DebP May 2, 2017 at 1:55 PM

    The first job would be the siding and windows.

  • Reply Sarah Kucharski May 2, 2017 at 2:48 PM

    My chicken coop needs a good scrub!

  • Reply Bailey Dexter May 2, 2017 at 2:53 PM

    The very first thing I would wash with a new pressure washer would be our house, we have the old aluminum siding on our home and it should be a nice white!

  • Reply Surso S. May 2, 2017 at 3:08 PM

    the driveway and the windows

  • Reply Stephanie Moore May 2, 2017 at 3:11 PM

    My balcony!

  • Reply Kathy May 2, 2017 at 3:33 PM

    Clean my driveway and house siding!

  • Reply Jilliann M May 2, 2017 at 4:18 PM

    The back porch and driveway!

    • Reply Jilliann M May 2, 2017 at 4:20 PM

      Oops just saw this is for Canadians only! Good luck to you all!

  • Reply nicolthepickle May 2, 2017 at 5:05 PM

    I’d wash my upper windows. They’re too high for me to reach, but this would get the leaves off.

  • Reply Mark Martin May 2, 2017 at 5:32 PM

    I would wash my backyard interlocking stone that is covered in moss.

  • Reply Martha Martin May 2, 2017 at 5:34 PM

    The siding at the front of our house.

  • Reply Lauren Martin May 2, 2017 at 5:35 PM

    I would power wash my car.

  • Reply Antony b May 2, 2017 at 7:17 PM

    The van.. then the outside of the house..

  • Reply Joni May 2, 2017 at 7:51 PM

    I would wash the whole house down

  • Reply Melissa May 2, 2017 at 9:18 PM

    I would wash out my sheds!

  • Reply Bill May 2, 2017 at 9:43 PM

    1st thing to wash would be. Everything! I would be so excited to use it!

  • Reply Judy Cowan May 2, 2017 at 11:59 PM

    I would have lots of fun cleaning our deck if I won! This would actually be a very practical gift!!

  • Reply Janet Saxton May 3, 2017 at 12:09 AM

    This would be amazing to use on our trailer at the lake lot! 🙂

  • Reply Alexandra May 3, 2017 at 12:20 AM

    I would wash our patio with the pressure washer first. It could use a good cleaning for the warm weather that’s coming.

  • Reply Kelsey Lawson May 3, 2017 at 8:02 AM

    I would definitely start with the siding on our house. We took possession late last fall, and I don’t think it’s been cleaned in a few years. Then the deck, the concrete outside the front door, the underside of the lawnmower, plant pots, outdoor kid toys…

  • Reply Leslie May 3, 2017 at 9:38 AM

    I would clean my deck and fence before restaining

  • Reply Carly Williams May 3, 2017 at 11:36 AM

    I would wash our balcony!

  • Reply dani@lifeovereasy May 3, 2017 at 12:41 PM

    My deck! It is begging for a pressure wash!

  • Reply Diana Powell May 3, 2017 at 12:41 PM

    Our back deck needs a good cleaning !!

  • Reply Andrea Z. May 3, 2017 at 2:48 PM

    Would wash my apartment windows! Can’t reach them without a ladder…

  • Reply Leona May 3, 2017 at 6:51 PM

    A power washer and its wonders would be great to clean siding and windows. Happy Spring!

  • Reply Jessica Naca May 4, 2017 at 5:39 AM

    It’s spring time so the first thing I would wash is my deck and front steps! It would be so awesome to own my own pressure washer! thanks for the chance!

  • Reply Matthew Tully May 4, 2017 at 6:58 AM

    I think the question should be where would the washing stop? Lol I do love keeping a clean car so would probably start there and then a spring siding cleanup. Ryobi rocks!

  • Reply Carrie May 4, 2017 at 8:09 AM

    I would use the pressure washer on the brick outside of my house. I would love to give it some life back!

  • Reply SherylH May 4, 2017 at 1:01 PM

    So many things I would use it on — probably would end up doing the garage floor first.

  • Reply sara rai May 4, 2017 at 4:40 PM

    I really wanted to do something special for my sister. She is moving away this summer and I would love to give this to her.

  • Reply Kim McD May 4, 2017 at 7:01 PM

    My siding, so much dust!

  • Reply Dana B May 4, 2017 at 7:07 PM

    My siding needs it desperately.

  • Reply Lisa ward May 4, 2017 at 7:17 PM

    I would wash the garage floor first

  • Reply ivy pluchinsky May 4, 2017 at 7:26 PM

    I would wash the windows, the garage floor, maybe the car even!

  • Reply Josie May 5, 2017 at 8:10 AM

    I would wash my deck

  • Reply Debra Luecke May 5, 2017 at 9:15 AM

    The first thing I would clean would be the deck. We just removed the outdoor carpeting that was glued down when we purchased the house and this would be great.
    Then the garage and sidewalks.

  • Reply Shawna Y May 5, 2017 at 11:49 AM

    first thing I would clean is my back deck, desperately needs it!

  • Reply Anu Chopra May 5, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    I would wash my front door!

  • Reply Cora Lawrence May 5, 2017 at 12:18 PM

    I would wash the siding on my house

  • Reply Theresa A. May 5, 2017 at 1:00 PM

    I would give my deck a good cleaning after the long winter we had.

  • Reply LILLIAN BROWN May 5, 2017 at 1:20 PM

    I would wash my dingy grey-should be white-lattice fence

  • Reply amanda whitley May 5, 2017 at 1:39 PM

    i would wash my deck. it got pretty gross over winter.

  • Reply Gord May 5, 2017 at 2:04 PM

    I would probably power wash the outside of the house and the back patio.

  • Reply Deanna Barkley May 5, 2017 at 2:20 PM

    First,I would was the patio, and then who knows….. there are sooooo many choices. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  • Reply Ryan B May 5, 2017 at 4:34 PM

    My Balcony, it’s going to need it for sure after all those nesting critters and bad weather.

  • Reply Vivian Dionne May 5, 2017 at 6:30 PM

    I would power wash my patio furniture first.

  • Reply Shirley Sommerfeld May 5, 2017 at 7:53 PM

    If I won this pressure washer, it would be given to my husband. He is a truck driver and owns
    a semi. The first thing he would wash is the semi and then the dry van.

  • Reply Rosanne Robinson May 5, 2017 at 8:25 PM

    The first thing that I would wash with an awesome New Ryobi, is the front porch, closely followed by using it on the doors and driveway.

  • Reply Robyn Bellefleur May 5, 2017 at 11:16 PM

    I would wash all the outsides of the windows of our house.

  • Reply Shona Leonard May 6, 2017 at 1:08 AM

    I would wash the siding of my mum’s house for her right off the bat!

  • Reply Piroska May 6, 2017 at 12:14 PM

    I’d clean the windows, then the patio furniture. Snows almost gone, time to get outside!

  • Reply Alan Haines May 7, 2017 at 4:52 AM

    i would power wash my patio deck

  • Reply Linda Beaton May 7, 2017 at 10:20 AM

    My waste containers need rid of winter grime!

  • Reply Shellie Clark May 7, 2017 at 10:50 AM

    The first thing would be my deck!!

  • Reply Susan May 7, 2017 at 10:59 AM

    I would wash my outdoor windows first!

  • Reply Anne Marie May 7, 2017 at 11:13 AM

    I would clean my driveway – it is crying for attention.

  • Reply Elizabeth Vlug May 7, 2017 at 1:14 PM

    Oh, I would power wash our deck. It is looking a little tired and I have watched the neighbours get great results with power washing. Thanks for the chance

  • Reply Sab Edwards May 7, 2017 at 3:10 PM

    I’m trying to sell our really, REALLY, old camper (from the early 80’s) and it could use a good washing as it sat under the trees all last year. So far no luck, although I thought I had it sold the first day I put the ad up

  • Reply Susanne May 7, 2017 at 3:45 PM

    I need this so much! I would pressure wash the photos front veranda, siding and pool deck, just to start!

  • Reply Jenny Ham May 7, 2017 at 6:57 PM

    I would use it to wash my porch

  • Reply Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard May 7, 2017 at 7:28 PM

    I would wash our fence first

  • Reply Amber Y May 7, 2017 at 11:51 PM

    The first thing I would wash is our back fence and then probably my parents deck. Any excuse to spend a little extra time outside!

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