Home improvement gifts to make Mom’s day

Practical ideas for the do-it-yourself woman

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Got a mom who loves home improvement projects? As Mother's Day will be back next year, here are some great ideas for practical gifts she's sure to appreciate. --barbara k! tools ( barbara k! offers a nice line of practical tools that are designed to be lighter and smaller without sacrificing anything in the way of quality or usefulness. In addition to individual tools such as hammers and staple guns, barbara k! offers two very nice cordless tools--a drill and a screwdriver--that have plenty of power without the bulk of traditional cordless drills. There are also several very nice kits that include all the basic tools for home improvement applications. There's a home survival kit to help with home emergencies such as power outages, and a dorm survival kit that's also great for apartments. A particularly nice gift for Mom is the 30-Piece Toolkit ($39.99), which includes a six-in-one screwdriver, pliers, adjustable wrench, level, ergonomic 7-ounce claw hammer, and severa...