24 Awesome Gifts for DIYers Under $50
You don't have to spend a lot to find the perfect gift. Stick to this list of gifts for DIYers under $50.
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Best All-Around Gift for DIYers: Worx ZipSnip
Sometimes regular scissors can’t get you through a DIY project that involves a lot of snipping. Worx’s ZipSnip cordless electric scissors effortlessly slice through materials like paper, cardboard and plastic, eliminating hand cramps. No worries about the blades going dull, either, thanks to the automatic sharpening system.
For Beginner Woodworkers: Kreg Circular Saw Guide
This circular saw guide from Kreg makes a great gift for anyone getting into woodworking. The guide also allows users to make long rip cuts safely and efficiently with precise control over the saw. Make cuts that would normally require a table saw with just this jig and the circular saw in your garage.
For New Homeowners: Worx Three-Speed Cordless Screwdriver
Has Worx made the perfect screwdriver? Maybe. There’s a lot to love about this three-speed cordless screwdriver: It features slow, medium and fast settings, each for a specific purpose. The slow setting backs screws out, medium is for general use, and fast aggressively drives in large screws and fasteners. It’s even got a built-in headlight that illuminates your workspace as you go.
For the Handyman: Shockwave Impact Duty Titanium Drill Bit Set
This set of drill bits from Milwaukee Tool is perfect for DIYers, whether they’re looking for a new drill bit set or want to expand an existing one. It contains 23 bits, all made from titanium for increased durability. The case is included as well and helps keep everything organized, so the right drill bit for the job is always on hand.
For Small Electrical Projects: Klein Tools Voltage Tester
Safety is paramount with any electrical DIY project, which is why a voltage tester like this one is so essential. A voltage tester can quickly tell you how much electricity is present in a wire, so you never unsuspectingly work with a live one.
This model is easy to use and tests low and standard voltage, making it a perfect gift for anyone on your list who is tackling small electrical projects.
For Hobbyists: Kobalt Wire Strippers
If you have a hobbyist on your list who needs a new pair of wire strippers, this option from Kobalt is definitely an upgrade. It’s got everything they need, including a convenient blade lock for easy storage in a tool bag or pocket.
Kobalt designed these wire strippers with comfort in mind. One of the best gift options from Lowe’s, they feature a spring-loaded handle and an ergonomic curved handle to reduce hand fatigue.
For a Stocking Stuffer: Klein Tool’s Mini Ratchet Set
With Klein Tool’s Slim Profile Mini Ratchet Set, you can get right into cramped, tight spaces that wouldn’t be reachable with a bulky standard ratchet set. This ratchet set is versatile, with four drive bits and multiple adapters for different socket sizes, making it the perfect stocking stuffer for any level DIYer.
For the Home Chef: KitchePool 4-1 Knife Sharpener
Sharpening your kitchen knives can be a real chore, but this 4-1 knife sharpener has three sharpening slots and comes with a cut-resistant glove for safety and comfort. For added safety, the sharpener has a non-slip silicone base and removable sharpening head for easy cleaning.
For Painters: Purdy Painter’s Pail
Know someone with a big painting project coming up? This painter’s pail from Purdy could be a big help. It might look unassuming, but it’s loaded with helpful details—a hook for hands-free use when you’re on a ladder, a magnet for holding paint brushes and a resting place for your paint roller handle.
For Staying Cool on the Job: Koonie Rechargeable Fan
Whether the person on your gift list works in a hot woodshop or garage, spends a lot of time camping in the summer or just needs some air flowing in their workspace, this 8-inch rechargeable fan will keep them cool. It also comes with a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 24 hours when fully charged via a USB port, and a 3-inch clamp that allows you to position the fan in the perfect spot.
For Gadget Lovers: Hammer Multitool
Any quirky gadget that combines a bunch of tools into one convenient package has our interest. This hammer multitool features 12 tools including a knife, carabiner, bottler opener and two screwdrivers (Phillips and flathead), making it ideal for those who want to cut down on the number of items in their garage or toolbox. It’s also handy for use while camping.
For Carvers and Sculptors: Wood Carving Knife Set
This set of wood carving knives is a handy gift for any woodworker looking to broaden their horizons. While they’re meant primarily for carving wood, these knives can also be used for sculpting clay, carving soap and designing jack-o’-lanterns.
For the Organization Freak: Lovimag Disk Magnets
These rare earth magnets are made with a sticky adhesive on one side so they can attach to virtually any surface, making them an ideal gift for anyone looking to get organized. Use them to organize your home and workspace, such as to hang garden tools on the wall in your garage, or create a magnetic knife board on the wall of your kitchen.
For Glass Workers: Glass Bottle Cutter Kit
Some advanced DIY projects require glass cutting, a task that can be legitimately dangerous without the right tools. This glass bottle cutting kit makes the entire enterprise much safer, giving users an apparatus to make controlled, precise cuts.
For General DIYers: Ryobi Hot Glue Gun
Hot glue guns aren’t just for arts and crafts. A high-quality glue gun can be the difference-maker in a workshop, whether you’re using it to attach a temporary fence to your table saw or gluing two parts together for sanding. Plus, this glue gun from Ryobi will fit right in with the other tools on the shelf!
For Any Homeowner: Mecurate Stud Finder
This stud finder from Mecurate is simple and effective. It has five scanning modes for distinct application, whether you’re working with wood or metal—no guesswork required. It’s a practical gift for any homeowner on your holiday list.
For DIYers Short on Space: Portable Mini Vise
The Irwin three-inch Clamp-On Vise attaches to any makeshift work bench. It’s small and lightweight, but sturdy when it comes to clamping. Use it to hold spade bits for sharpening, steel conduit or chain for cutting and strike plates for filing. It also grips hard-to-hold bolts for cutting, steel angle for bending…the list goes on. And since it’s portable, it’s ideal for those short on workspace.
For Home Repairs: Mini Air Jack
Pry bars are great for lifting windows, appliances or cabinets to level them—but they also tend to leave scratches. And sometimes you need three hands to lift, align, level and shim all at the same time.
The AirShim Inflatable Pry Bar and Leveling Tool solves all that, making it perfect for anyone who does a lot of home repairs. This 6-inch bladder inflates with the squeeze of a bulb, up to about 2.5 inches thick. Push a button to deflate it. The manufacturer says each one can support 300 lbs.
For Gardeners: Relaxed Gardener Watering Wand
The Relaxed Gardener Watering Wand is a game-changing product for any gardener. This 15-inch hose attachment features eight spray settings and enough handle length to comfortably water hanging plants and other hard-to-reach vegetation. Plus, the one-touch thumb operated on/off switch also adjusts the strength of the water flow, making it a handy choice for gardeners with arthritis or disabilities.
For the Multitasker: MagnoGrip Magnetic Wristband
Aside from looking cool, this magnetic wristband is especially handy. No more loading up your mouth with screws as you complete something. Or, if you’d rather not wear it and risk sweaty wrists, just strap it onto something nearby.
For Winter Outdoor Enthusiasts: Cleats for Snow and Ice
If your DIYer works in the winter elements, outfit them with these traction cleats from Yaktrax. The zinc coating prevents rust, and these cleats are safe in temperatures as low as -41 degrees Fahrenheit. Yaktrax will also help prevent falls in snowy and icy conditions, whether you’re out on a hike, walking the dog or clearing off your driveway of snow and ice.
For the DIYer Who Has Everything: Vampliers Patented Screw Extraction Plier
Stripped screws are no problem for this pair of Vampliers. They feature vertical and horizontal serrations on the inside jaws, which make it easier to grab a corroded or rusted out screw. Made from extra-durable carbon steel, these pliers are strong, too. They’re useful gifts for DIYers, especially those who already seem to own everything.
For Your Little Helper: Melissa & Doug Take-Along Tool Kit
Get even the youngest helpers on the path to DIY projects with this wooden tool kit. The 24-piece kit includes a child-size hammer, screwdriver, wooden nails, screws, nuts and bolts that will help the little DIYers gain hand-eye coordination while learning tool basics.
For Any DIYer: Family Handyman Hacks
Everyone could benefit from a book chock full of handy tips and hacks, which is why Family Handyman Hacks is one of our top gifts for DIYers under $50. With more than 780 project hints and ideas from our editors and experts, this book is a must-buy.
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