Gifts for the DIY Dude

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Tickets to Baconfest Chicago 2014. Tickets for the quick-to-sell-out event go on sale in December. Be the hero of the holiday, and get on the mailing list for announcements. Baconfest is scheduled for April 25-26 at UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Ave. in Chicago. Visit www.baconfestchicago.com; call (773) 257-3378. (Photo courtesy of Anne Petersen)

Need a gift for a no frills kind of guy? Here are some ideas for the man (or woman) in your life into the basics. Click on “View Gallery” to see the guide.