Skip & Alison's Holiday Wish List

December 22, 2014

It’s holiday season crunch time and if anyone knows how to work well under a looming deadline, it’s Skip and Alison Bedell from Spike’s original series, “Catch A Contractor.” We know that this dynamic duo has made it on to the nice list with two seasons of transformations under their belt, so we asked what he’d like to give or receive this holiday season. Take a moment to peruse some suggestions from the pros, and hopefully get the perfect gift for that lucky guy or girl on your list!


Huskey Bucket Jockey:

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First on the list for great gift ideas for the handy guy around the house is the Husky Bucket jockey. This inexpensive gift transforms any ordinary bucket into a handy tool carrier, creating an easy way to carry any kind of hand or small power tool. Whether completing all the items on the honey-do list or working on the job site, any handy guy will love this tool carrier.

DEWALT Screw Driver/Drill Bit Set (68-Piece):

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This is my favorite pick for a stocking stuffer, as it’s the perfect accessory tool for any homeowner or professional. This set comes with two separate hard carrying cases, the first being filled with a 21-piece drill bit set. These drill bits are awesome! They’re titanium with "pilot points," which means they start drilling the instant they touch the material. Whether drilling through wood, plastic or metal, these bits will get the job done quick. The second case comes with a 30-piece screw-driving tip set that includes number one, two and three Phillips, flathead and even torx tips that all fit any drill or screwdriver. As a bonus, this gift comes with a third case filled with 17 #2 Phillips bits, which is the most commonly used bit of all! It’s priced to move for the holidays, so get one while you can.

Husky Stubby Set (46-piece):

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The Husky 46-piece Stubby toolset is a gift that any guy would love to get, and it’s inexpensive! Contained in its own handy carrying case, you'll find an adjustable wrench, a 1/4 & 3/8 inch ratchet with socket set that includes both standard metric sizes, and a ratcheting screwdriver with multiple tips to tackle any small repair or project. This compact tool kit is great for the house or to store in your car. Any handyman or pro will find it’s a welcome addition to his tool set.

Bosch GLM 50 Laser Distance Measurer with 165-Feet Range and Backlit Display:

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This gift idea will please all tool/tech enthusiasts! For any job that requires measuring, this device makes it fast and easy. Not only can it measure distances up to 165 feet with accuracy to 1/16 of an inch, it can also calculate measurements into area square footage, and even volume. This is definitely a cool tool.

Husky 22 in. Pro Grade Rolling Tote with Bonus Bag:

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If you’re a guy who loves his tools, then this is a great way for you to get them to the job. Let's face it, tools are heavy, which is the main reason that guys who work with their hands have bad backs - lifting it up and carrying it from the truck to the job site gets to be a real pain. This rolling tool bag has a wide enclosure and provides plenty of storage space, organized sections and pockets for everything. Heavy duty construction will keep this tool tote working overtime!

Makita AVT 15-Amp Reciprocating Saw:

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Here’s another one of my favorite tools...the Mikita 15 amp reciprocating saw is an absolute BEAST! Whether you're doing demolition or just need a rugged saw to cut through any material, this is the saw to get the job done! Boasting a powerful 15 amp variable speed motor, this saw not only reciprocates but also oscillates which helps the cutting process. This awesome saw is designed with unique anti-vibration technology so you can run it all day long and not destroy your hands. Anybody who's serious about getting the job done will want this tool!

Milwaukee M18 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Hammer Drill/Impact/Sawzall/Light Combo Kit (4-Tool):

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Here's an amazing tool kit that will come in handy on any project or jobsite, Skip-guaranteed! It comes with (2) 18V lithium batteries, charger hammer drill, impact driver, reciprocating sawz-all and even a flashlight that operates on the same rechargeable batteries. These tools are pro-grade and heavy duty. Built to last for many years, they will quickly become favorite "go-to" tools for every job!


Packit Freezable Lunch Bag:

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It may look like any other lunch pack to you, but there’s something really special about this one that makes it unlike all others. This lunch pack is lined with enclosed gel that keeps the contents inside cold for 10 hours! Whether you’re sitting in the car on surveillance all day, on the beach or on the job site, you can count on your food being cold and delicious by the time you get to it! It’s something that everyone can use at a really great price!

The VegTrug:

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Whether you are an experienced gardener, or have a brand new green thumb, the Vegtrug is the type of gift that anyone who loves to eat fresh fruits and vegetables will absolutely love! The garden looks great anywhere you put it, saves you from pesky back pain and having to deal with most bugs and weeds, since it's elevated. You'll find yourself growing tomatoes, strawberries, eggplants and lettuce like a pro, your first season!

The Ugg Tasman slipper:

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This is the slipper that beats all slippers and are the ones that we can't live without! You might be looking at the price thinking that for just a pair of slippers, it’s silly, but it's the type of item that you would never buy for yourself, making it perfect to give someone else! These slippers last for years, can be worn outside because of the great tread bottom and come in both men's and women's sizes. Skip and I both have them in 2 different colors!