Decker The Halls

While doing research (and recruitment) for this year’s holiday posts, I got a pretty harsh email from a guy-oriented brand about how my blog was way too girly for their product. I let it go, but not before informing them that ultimately the admittedly lady-dominant audience for my blog also has the job of buying gifts for the guys in their life. In fact, a lot of the guy-oriented posts I write tend to be amongst the most popular as the ladies seek out gift ideas for their lads, and the boys rise up in full force with their own commentary. Anyway. Today’s post is definitely a little more guy-tinged, but that’s not to say your parents as a unit won’t appreciate each of these items from stalwart brand Black & Decker. Let’s jump in, shall we?

Black & Decker Matrix Multi-ToolBlack & Decker Matrix Multi-Tool 20V Starter Kit – $149.99 @ Canadian Tire
When my husband and I bought our first home, that first Christmas my dad actually surprised us with a pretty comprehensive Black & Decker tool kit – one we still have to this day – to help keep our home(s) in tip top order. I have to admit though, this multi-tasking tool may have outdone that expansive set. It’s one of those things where you have to ask – is there anything it can’t do? With multiple attachments, this all-in-one fixer-upper can sand, drill, and saw items with equally awesome performance across the board. Once you’ve worked your way through those nifty applications, you can pick up other attachments for future gift-giving purposes…not to get too girly, but it’s sort of like the KitchenAid Stand Mixer for men.

Black & Decker NCC218 18-Volt Cordless Trimmer and Sweeper Outdoor Combo KitBlack & Decker NCC218 18-Volt Cordless Trimmer and Sweeper Outdoor Combo Kit – $119.99 @
If you’re buying for an amateur (or expert) landscaper, consider upgrading their manual tools to these battery-powered ones that still offer the same level of precision. This two-in-one set provides plenty of ample power to help you get the job done faster, a light weight that makes it easy for even your retirement-age parents to operate, and an ergonomic design. Personally, I think battery power rocks for outdoorsy equipment because you’ll NEVER have the excuse (or frustration) that you’ve run out of gas. And if you happen to run out of battery juice, both of these gadgets charge up pretty quickly. The trimmer is particularly great for lawn junkies that want to touch up all the places their mowers can’t reach – like alongside concrete driveways or paths.

Black & Decker Platinum Vacuum
Black & Decker Platinum BDH2000FL 20-Volt Max Lithium Ion Flex Vacuum – $149.99 @

A vacuum may not seem like the sexiest gift ever…but oh my goodness will you love it if you have a good one. This compact model seriously blows traditional vacuums out of the water, thanks to its ridiculously long-lasting battery power (up to 18 months) in lieu of the hassles of plugging a cord into the wall. No more tripping! No more tangles! No more accidentally pulling the plug out! No more having to reset your position as your cord runs out of slack! Oh, and it works pretty well too, with a bendable tube that makes it easy to get into tight crevices, and a number of attachments that will help you suck up pet hair and freshen up upholstery. A really great choice for your pet-loving parents, the cabin-owning types, or those that are sadly still stuck in the vacuum bag era. There’s a better way – trust me.

Black & Decker Gyro Screwdriver
Black & Decker BDCS40G 4-Volt Max Gyro Screwdriver – $27.30 @

If you’re on a budget but buying for a power tools user, this is a great, innovative product to stock up their workbench with. Through a simple twist of your wrist, you’ll be able to change the direction and speed of the screwdriver, for greater control and less chance of damage while working on a home improvement project. The unique technology that goes into this lightweight, rechargeable gadget is inspired by the same motion sensor technology many peeps are quite familiar with through the use of their motion-capture video game systems, making it a snap to learn and kind of fun to use while you’re at it.

Black & Decker Workbench

Black & Decker WM125 Workmate 125 Portable Work Bench – $39.39 @
If you’ve always got projects literally on the go – as in, around your home – or perhaps you don’t have a formal workshop area, this portable, surprisingly sturdy bench is the perfect present. Despite its nimble size and stature, this folding bench can actually hold up to 350 lbs of weight. The top of it is actually adjustable as well, to make it easy to hold awkward items like a piece of furniture that requires a touch-up job or a bike you’re tuning up. Beyond that, it also works as a great place to rest your power tools while you’re working.

Black-Decker-Matrix-20V-Power-Base-UnitThere you have it! Black & Decker is pretty widely available throughout Canada, at the likes of Canadian Tire and Wal-Mart, as well as online at With pretty reasonable prices and tools for the seasoned DIY-er and the beginner handyman, it’s a great place to get inspiration after peeking at your giftee’s tool bench to see what they’re missing. If you feel like your tools could use an upgrade, you’re in luck! I’m giving away a Matrix Multi-Tool 20V Starter Kit valued at $149.99 – which includes attachments for drilling, sawing, and sanding. Want to win it? Here’s how to enter:

1) Visit the Black & Decker website and leave a link back to the item you’d most like to gift, and who it’s for. You’ve got till December 5th.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around December 6th to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entries: Follow and send out a Tweet to Black & Decker about why you think they’re awesome for gift-giving, then leave a comment below with a link back to your Tweet to earn ONE bonus entry. Like Black & Decker on Facebook, leave a comment to a similar effect, leave a link back to your comment, for a SECOND bonus entry.

146 Responses to “Decker The Halls”
  1. Debbie Bashford says:

    I like the ScumBuster Xtreme with 3 in 1 Extension Handle and would give it to my Mom. She has a bad back so this would certainly help make cleaning easier and less painful for her.

  2. Natalie SQ says:

    I would gift
    To my husband for Christmas, poor thing has been using a push mower and a rake for our first summer and fall in our new home. It has a big lot and over 10 trees on the property

  3. I would really love to have the Hedge Trimmer so my husband can teach me how to use it and then I can take care of things that need hedging. Back up everyone! lol

  4. joyce s. says: – My husband really wants a hammer drill. This was an easy choice.

  5. Nicole B says: I think this would be super handy!

  6. Julie G. says:

    I’d like to give this 36V 24″ Lithium Hedge TrimmerMODEL # LHT2436
    to my son.

  7. erin w says:

    I’d give mu hubs this awesome hedge trimmer:

  8. Marlene J says:

    FLEX™ – Cordless Mini Canister Vac
    would be for mom

  9. kittypride says:

    I would like this Black and Decker reciprocating saw for myself so I can cut holes any where 😀

  10. I’d get the compact chest freezer,
    for my friend who never has room in her fridge freezer for all the wild blueberries she picks.

  11. Suzanne G says:

    I would gift this to my husband 19″ 36V Cordless Mower with fast charger + 2 batteries

  12. Suzanne G says:

    I followed and tweeted.

  13. May says:

    I want to gift my hubby the Lithium Screwdriver with CompactFit Design.

  14. Cairine says:

    I’d get the Black and Decker 20V Max 4-Tool Combo Kit for my nephew.

  15. nicolthepickle says:

    I like the
    It would be for my FIL!

  16. Jennifer R says:

    I like the Cordless HandVac for my husband so he can clean out the cars!

  17. Emilia says:

    I would gift this to my husband I know it’s on his wish list

  18. Emilia says:

  19. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d give this grinder to my partner:

  20. Victoria Ess says:

  21. I would love to give this ladder to my boyfriend
    rebthecatsitter at gmail dot com

  22. I follow B&D on twitter and tweeted


  23. I like B&D on Facebook and commented

    (Rebecca Roberts)

  24. I’d like to gift the 15 Amp 7-1/4″ Circular Saw to my husband.

  25. Taps says:

    For my hubby it would be MATRIX 12v MAX* Lithium Drill/Driver

  26. mousecat says:

    I’d most likely gift Black & Decker 20v MAX* Lithium Bare Reciprocating Saw MODEL # BDCR20B to my husband!! He’d love it and me!!

  27. Leah says:

    I’d gift this Lithium Drill/Driver for my boyfriend:

  28. Audrey Skinner says:

    I would give the Compact Saw to my brother.

  29. Luis Espinoza says:

    I would for Santa to bring this come Christmas morning.

  30. louise gilbert says:

    Ratcheting ReadyWrench for hubby.

  31. louise gilbert says:

    I Follow and send out a Tweet to Black & Decker -twitter name louise gilbert

  32. louise gilbert says:

    I Like Black & Decker on Facebook, fb name louise gilbert

  33. dionisia says:

    The scum buster would be really great!

  34. angie erickson says:

    I love the matrix multi-tool!

  35. KellyPC says:

    I’d get my hubby a MATRIX 20V MAX* Lithium Drill/Driver cause whenever he uses my drill he leaves the battery dead!

  36. Marsha says:

    We would love teh cordless trimmer.

  37. Pam says:

    I could really use some tools. Those look awesome

  38. Pam R says:

    I would love to give this: to my sister-in-law; she has 8 kids, so I’m sure she could use it, lol

  39. Cara W says:

    I’d like to give this cordless drill to my dad as a gift!

  40. Heather S. says:

    I would buy this reciprocating saw for my husband because his is broken

  41. Heather S. says:

    I am following B&D on Twitter and tweeted this:

  42. Heather S. says:

    Already liked on FB and here is my post:

  43. Margaret Imecs says:

    My favourite is the MATRIX 20V MAX* Lithium Drill/Driver
    I would love to give this to my son, he just moved to a new place.

  44. Marilyn says:

    I would use every one of these tools

  45. Ricki says:

    The vacuum and the cordless trimmers would really be useful, my husband loves B & D

  46. vesper1931 says:

    The 5.0 Amp Variable Speed Orbital Jigsaw with SmartSelect Technology for my husband –

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

  47. I would love the 20V MAX Lithium Chainsaw for my hubby!

  48. this Black & Decker hand drill the Multi Tool is so handy that it would make life easier around my home

  49. I follow Black & Decker on twitter & tweeted

  50. I follow Black & Decker on facebook & commented

  51. penny says:

    i like the 36V cordless tiller – my garden would like it too

  52. darlene boyle says:

    BD screwdriver

  53. CarolAnn Westbrook says:

    Black and Decker makes quality tools and any man wouod love to own any one of them. I would like to buy my husband the cordless tiller to make taking care of the garden easier.

  54. Patricia says:

    I want a 4-in-1 SmartSelect Multi Sander for each of my two sons so they will stop borrowing mine,

  55. Kevin B says:

    would love the lithium drill as a present for myself. I always get a present for myself every year in case I don’t get what I really wanted.

  56. Jeremy says:
    I would gift this for my girlfriend so she can learn to do more around the house.

  57. Carol McCann says:

    wow my hubby would like this

  58. jan mallory says:

    I would love to deck the halls with that drill for christmas!!

  59. Donnah P says:

    Very nice tools. All of them are unique

  60. Kimberley says:

    I would love to give my son, who is just starting out, the 20V Max Matrix combo kit.

  61. I’d wrap up the combo kit and put my hubby’s name on the tag. Looks like a GREAT idea and tool(s). Liked on facebook, but for whatever reason, can’t figure out how to get the link to my post. OH WELL

  62. Virginia Buck says:

    I would like to gift this lawnmower at to my son.

  63. thomas rusinak says:

    this is classic stuff and works as good as it looks

  64. Christina Ferguson says:

    I would love to win:

    I would give it to my fiance.

  65. martin h says:


  66. Sean MacDonald says:

    We have use Black and Decker in our house ever since I was a kid. Still have some of those tools. Unbeatable.

  67. kathy wilson says:

    cordless drill

  68. Edmond says:

    Cordless Mini Canister Vac for my uncle. Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! Show me the money!!!It would be a dream come true and means more to me than anyone else to win. Starving artist here desperately needs the prize to work and eat again. Winner, winnner. Chicken dinner. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generousity.

  69. Lisa says:

    I Would Give this to my boyfriend , he would love it !!! he’s always building Sub-Boxes for vehicles but his drill sucks ,his sander is broken and he doesn’t have a saw so he does everything with what he can find. If i could give him this for christmas he would freak !

  70. |Elaine R says:

    I would love to give my husband the Black and Decker Cordless Trimmer and Sweeper.

  71. CLC says:

    As my oldest son prepares to leave the next, I’d like to send him off with some great tools to help him out.
    This Matrix Drill/Driver is a great start.

  72. beewbedard says:

    would love to get my hubby 36V 13″ Lithium Trimmer/Edger

  73. Stephanie N says:

    I would love to get this flashlight for my father,

  74. Wanda Bergman says:

    I would most like to gift the Personal Electronics Charger to my hubby.

  75. Lisa H says:

    I’d like to get this rechargeable screwdriver for my dad

  76. Bev says:

    My Black & Decker tools need to be updated – they are about 30 years old. Time for something new,

  77. wai man says:

    Black & Decker Platinum Vacuum
    Black & Decker Platinum BDH2000FL 20-Volt Max Lithium Ion Flex Vacuum

  78. Jon T says:

    I could see gifting the Personal Electronics Charger to just about everyone I know.. they all have so many devices that need charging constantly.

  79. Jon T says:

    Facebook commented:

  80. Belinda McNabb says:

    I would love to give the to my boyfriend. Maybe that will get him painting the house too

  81. Belinda McNabb says:

    follow them on twitter and tweeted

  82. Martha says:

    Black and Decker sells only top quality tools.

  83. Joan G says:

    My husband has been hinting that he wants a new chainsaw for Christmas so I would get this for him.

  84. Shelley Nelson says:

    My husband mostly has old tools that he inherited so he would love this B&D Lithium Drill/Driver.

  85. Shelley Nelson says:

    here is the link to the tweet to Black & Decker

  86. Shelley Nelson says:

    Shelley Nelson
    I always find Black & Decker products great for gift giving since they are perfect for my husband. I was sent here by the Canadian gift guide -they did a great article on you
    Like · · 7 minutes ago
    I have no clue how to post the link back to where I posted on the B& D website but I was able to copy this so I hope it qualifies.

  87. Peter Shaw says:

    Awesome to win any of these tools!! 🙂

  88. I’d gift the MATRIC 20V Max Lithium Drill/Driver to my hubby. (

  89. ikkinlala says:

    I’d give the 20V MAX Lithium Chainsaw ( to my brother.

  90. Susan says:

    I would love to gift my son with the Black and Decker 24 foot Fibreglass Extension Ladder 250 lbs. — especially as he keeps mentioning that he can’t do certain jobs around the house because we don’t have a decent ladder!

  91. Jasen H says:

    I’d like to give my father the Black & Decker 20v Max Matrix Combo Kit –

  92. andrea4444 says:

    I don’t know anything about power tools! I like to paint though, so I would buy this for myself 😉
    EasyEdge Powered Paint Edger

  93. Sunshine G says:

    A mini-van would be handy for my Mom:
    FLEX™ – Cordless Mini Canister Vac

  94. ginette4 says:

    I would love to give my husband a new lawn mower, his has had it, it’s so loud!

  95. ginette4 says:


  96. Vanessa says:

    I would gift my husband this power washer:

  97. Andrew P says:

    12V Automotive DustBuster – I’d love to gift this to my dad

  98. Shannon Mark says:

    the pruning saw for my husband so he can prune all our fruit trees!

  99. Katharine says:

    I would get the deluxe water wand for my mom who loves gardening.

  100. Diane says:

    I would gift my husband this extension ladder.

  101. Follow on twitter and tweeted @doreenlamoureux

  102. Like them on facebook Doreen Lamoureux and left a message. Here it is 🙂

  103. Vicki says: for my husband ( and me
    ) to finish our basement

  104. Julia H says:

    I’d give my mum the two in one steam mop

  105. Black & Decker NCC218 18-Volt Cordless Trimmer and Sweeper Outdoor Combo Kit for my husband !

  106. stacey h says:

    the BullsEye® Auto Leveling Laser w/ Stud Sensor for my dad – he’s borderline obsessed with making sure pictures are evenly hung and spaced.

  107. Lori P says:

    I’d like to get the 2.4V Direct-Plug Rechargeable Screwdriver for my Mom, for general maintenance around the house:

  108. Beatrice Lawson says:

    For the neat freak in me I would love the steam mop

  109. Beatrice Lawson says:

  110. william says:


  111. Diane says:

  112. stacey h says:

  113. Angela Mitchell says:

    I’d love to get the Vacuum/Sweeper for my husband:

  114. Steph Bkn says: Would love to gift this to my hubby, we’re in the process of repainting the house, this would be a huge help 😉

  115. I have always liked Black n Decker products. The platinum 20 volt iron flex vacuum is what i would love to win especially on my birthday on December 6. Please n thank you 😃

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