Mother’s Day is celebrated on the 8th of May this year and if you have a mom in your life that loves things like DIY, renovations, furniture make-overs, upcycling, arts, crafts and hobbies then below are a few great gift ideas from BRIGHTS Hardware that will have handy moms feeling happy!

Cordless Dremel
A Dremel is an all-in-one handheld multitool with various attachments and accessories that can be used to tackle carving, engraving, routing, cutting, sanding, grinding, sharpening and polishing on wood, glass, metal, plastics, stone, seashells, candles, leather, vinyl and pretty much any surface you can think of. It is the ultimate tool for arts, crafts, and other projects and is also handy when it comes to home repairs.

Product tip: Dremel 12V Li-Ion Cordless Moto Tool 8220 for R2299. Comes with 2 included adaptor attachments and 45 accessories as well as a sharpening platform attachment, dealers grip attachment, shield attachment, and sturdy plastic case. Easily go from cutting to carving to sanding to polishing and more. The added EZ SpeedClip accessories enable you to quickly change between applications.

Multi-purpose tool
These nifty gadgets are ideal for multiple DIY applications such as cutting, scraping, sanding, polishing and removing grout. You can set the blade system at different angles to suite the project being tackled without risk of slipping.

Product tip: Ryobi 300W multi-purpose tool 5-piece accessory kit – R1049.00

Heat gun
Heat guns have a wide range of uses and in addition to removing paint, adhesives and vinyl from surfaces – perfect when repurposing furniture or stripping wallpaper. They can also be used to sterilise tools, dry out damp wood, loosen old bolts and screws, roast coffee beans, melt chocolate, and defrost the freezer.

Product tip: Metabo 1600W heat gun – R1099.00.

Glue gun
Hot glue guns are great for so many projects from arts and crafts to home repairs and maintenance. You can hem clothing, resize rings, make non-slip coat hangers, non-slip socks, repair toys and books, make jewellery, Christmas decorations, and so much more with the humble glue gun!

Product tip: Total 100W glue gun with a preheat time of 3-5min. Includes 2 x glue sticks and a 1-year warranty for – R89.00

Cordless jigsaw
The jigsaw can be used to make both straight and curved cuts in a wide variety of materials, including wood, chip board, plywood, plastic, metal, even ceramic tiles. They are safe and easy to use, which is why a jigsaw is often the first power tool a new DIY lover buys.

Product tip: Makita 450W Jigsaw Kit R1699.00 – Has an ergonomically designed handle with a rubberised soft grip for more control and comfort, quiet with less vibration and comes in a handy carry case.

Staple and nail gun combo
These hybrid tools are perfect for the crafter, DIY enthusiast and home renovator. They can take both staples as well as nails and do not require a compressor, making them light, portable and easy to use. Think upholstery, woodwork, and furniture building – plus, they are a great tool for home repairs and maintenance, both inside and outside the house.

Product tip: Ryobi staple/nail electric gun R649.95 – Can fire 20 shots per minute.

Cordless drill and screwdriver combo
This tool is a must-have in any home, but particularly for the DIY enthusiast. Little introduction is needed on the many uses for a drill and/or electric screwdriver and a combo tool saves space and money.

Product tip: Total Cordless 12v Li-ion drill with 15 torque settings for R599.00 – Includes 2 x 1.5Ah Li-ion batteries, 1 x charger, 1 x double ended screwdriver bit, plastic carry case and a one-year warranty.

Spray gun for paint
Anyone who has painted anything will tell you that it can become tedious. Loose brush bristles stuck on the surface, drips, smudges and paint smudges on hands, face, hair. A spray gun for paint is the answer to avoid all of this as you simply load up the paint canister and pull the trigger.

Product tip: Bosch 650W Spray Gun R1799.00 – Can apply all kinds of paints quickly at 2 m² per minute, and handle small or large indoor and outdoor jobs. The large 1L paint container saves time by minimising refills and the paint is finely atomised for even coats on all surfaces without drips.

Rechargeable flexi desk lamp
For those times when a project or hobby needs that little bit of extra illumination. These lamps are ideal as they are portable, and are rechargeable so will keep shining even during load shedding.

Product tip: Rechargeable 120 lumens flexi desk lamp R129.95. Can burn for up to 8 hours on high and 40 hours on low with a 5-hour charging time.

Rechargeable portable mini clip-on fan
This is a great gift to keep the DIY fan or hobbyist cool while they work. The fan can be clipped on to almost any surface and angled for maximum effect, plus it is rechargeable so can keep blowing in areas where there is no plug point or during power outages.

Product tip: Eurolux rechargeable portable mini clip-on fan R249.95. The battery life is 1.5 hours with the fan on high and up to 4 hours on the low setting with a 6-8 hour charging time.

Safety gear
It is important to stay safe while involved in DIY so make sure that your mom has safety goggles and safety gloves to keep hands and eyes protected while she works. And also remember the feet – it is important to wear shoes when working to protect feet from falling debris or sharp tools.

Product tip: Cut-resistant safety gloves R94.95 – R109.95, Ingco full view safety goggles R49,95, Bata ladies Safari boots in pink or navy in sizes 3-8 R399,95. Made out of high-quality tough suede with reinforced eyelets for durability.

“Mother’s Day gifts don’t have to be about chocolates and flowers (alone),” says Orlando Luis, CEO of BRIGHTS Hardware. “For women keen on DIY, renovations, upcycling, arts and crafts, these gift ideas are sure to make them happy, and some of these items may well be sitting high up on their wish list. But as we all know, many moms don’t spend much money on themselves and so may well never treat themselves to any of these.”

BRIGHTS stores are located in Boston, Blackheath, Langebaan, Mitchells Plain, Montague Park, Plattekloof, Stonewood, Brackengate and Sunningdale. As well as an online store shopping experience available at www.brights.co.za. BRIGHTS offers same-day delivery for products purchased online, as well as a tool hire service.