Newlywed Gifts for the Nest

eHow Home Blog

With wedding season upon us, many of us are left wondering what to give couples heading to the altar. Why not help keep the newlyweds’ nest in working order with a few home gift ideas? You can create a helpful package with just a few simple (but essential) items. Not only are you saving the bride and groom oodles of cash by filling their DIY toolbox, but you’re also helping them make improvements that can add equity to their home.

The three musketeers: A hammer, Phillips-head screwdriver and flat head screwdriver. These three friends will never lead you astray and are staples for any DIY project.

Cordless drill: Never attempt to hang a curtain rod without this companion by your side.

Staple gun: From upholstering furniture to hanging holiday lights, a staple gun is a definite must-have for any handy couple.

Hot glue gun: For a quick fix in a pinch or hours of crafting fun.

Caulk: Smooth cracks in moudling before painting, seal windows to keep energy bills low or clean up a dingy bathtub with a quick swipe of the caulk gun.

Primer: Ask any homeowner and they’ll agree: painting is the most common Saturday afternoon home project. A large bucket of good quality primer is something everyone should have handy.

– Cara Wilkerson writes the real estate and home improvement blog Live the Home Life.

Photo Credits: Cara Wilkerson & Michael Baxley

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