The Plumber: Handyman wants handy plumbing gift ideas
Hi Ed: I'm a pretty good home handyman, so good that even my friends call me often for advice. This holiday season I want to give some friends and family home-related gifts. Do you have any good ideas for some plumbing fixture gifts?
— Joey, Maine
Dear Joey: For a special treat, I put together a list of what makes a good plumbing gift.
First, you want an easy-to-install fixture. This way, nobody gets in over their head.
Second, don't break the bank. Keep it affordable; look for something under $200.
Third, make it fun!
You may be asking yourself, “What plumbing gift can do all that?”
I have three gift ideas that can fill the bill:
1. Specialty toilet seats
Toilet seats with night lights, anti-slam hinges and air-freshener features can make nice gifts.
2. Decorative wall-hung soap dispensers
This gift can work for a bathroom or kitchen.
3. Musical showerheads
A showerhead complete with removable wireless speaker technology can give your family and friends some good clean fun for the holidays.
Master Contractor/Plumber Ed Del Grande is known internationally as the author of the book "Ed Del Grande's House Call," the host of TV and Internet shows, and a LEED green associate. Visit eddelgrande.com or write email@example.com. Always consult local contractors and codes.