14 Gifts Under $50 That They’ll Find Any Excuse to Break Out
Searching for the latest wonder tool, apparel or awesome gadgetry to give a fixer-upper? These gifts under $50 will be loved by DIYers.
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Stop scrambling to find a unique gift for your favorite shop rat, home-improvement aficionado, grill master or gardening guru. We’ve rounded up a list of practical gifts under $50 that were made for DIYers. From a yarn bowl to a personalized front door mat to a smart grill, to Amazon gift ideas for DIY enthusiasts, there are presents for every type of handy person.
Even on a tight budget, you can knock your loved one’s socks off with a surprise. Paying attention to their hobbies can go a long way (without breaking the bank).
For the DIY Mom: WorkPro Pink Tool Kit
When it’s time to gift a DIY pro, why not make it extra meaningful? With every WorkPro Pink Tool Kit purchased, the company will donate a portion of its proceeds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The 103-piece household tool set includes a hammer, level, pliers, magnetic screwdrivers and bits, plus wrenches, cable ties, utility knife and more—all contained in a carry case trimmed in “Breast Cancer Pink.” It’s spot-on for Mother’s Day, birthdays, International Women’s Day or just because.
For the Knitter or Crocheter: Little World Wooden Yarn Bowl
Keep balls of yarn or string corralled and tangle-free with this handmade Little World wooden yarn bowl. Simply place the yarn in the polished center and feed the end through the swirl. It even has holes to park your needles and hooks, or to knit and crochet with multiple strands at one time.
For the Woodworker: QeeLink Leather Welding Apron
Any woodworker worth their salt will tell you that good protection and coverage are paramount. Made of 100% split leather cowhide, the flame-resistant QeeLink leather welding apron is extra-long to protect all the way down to the knees. It’s a useful gift that shows you care.
For New Homeowner: Personalized Welcome Door Mat
Go the extra mile and mark the momentous occasion with a housewarming gift a recipient will actually use. This personalized welcome door mat is made of real coconut coir, printed with the new homeowner’s name using high-quality, cured UV ink to resist fading. It’s thick and rugged, so you can expect it to last.
For Budding Bonsai Master: Grow Buddha Easy Bonsai Starter Kit
The Grow Buddha bonsai starter kit comes complete with everything you need to seed, establish, train and maintain a beautiful bonsai tree. Choose from Japanese red maple, judas, wisteria or Japanese black pine plants. The kit is totally beginner-friendly, making it a project the entire family can do together and an A+ plant gift.
For the Decorator: Johnson Level Stud Finder Plus
The Johnson Level Stud Finder Plus detects metal fasteners or drywall screws in studs using a red indicator magnet. The “plus” part refers to the built-in acrylic yellow barrel leveling vial to help you hang pictures, mirrors and shelves straight and securely.
For the BBQ Chef: Weber iGrill Mini
Meat thermometers are nothing new, but the Weber iGrill Mini takes it to the next level. The tool, which is one of the best kitchen gifts on Amazon, is designed for use with the free iGrill app on your smart device. To set up, insert the probe, select the food type and desired doneness and simply wait for a notification to tell you that your steak is ready!
For the Vegetarian: Fullstar Vegetable Chopper
With the Fullstar vegetable chopper in your arsenal of countertop kitchen appliances, you’ll dice, slice, chop, ribbon and spiral your way to quick and easy plant-based meals. The veggie cutter comes with four interchangeable blades to turn potatoes into French fries, and carrots and zucchini into crudité. When done, the blade snaps out to pop right into the dishwasher.
For the Camper: Nemo Fillo Pillow
Give the gift of a good night’s sleep. Whether snoozing under the stars at your hiker base camp or catching a few zzz’s on the train, the award-winning Nemo Fillo Pillow is stuffed with soft, luxury foam to give you the rest you need for the long journey ahead.
For the Little Builder: Beetle & Bee Build A Bird Bungalow
Oh, to be a kid again! The Beetle & Bee Build A Bird Bungalow (try saying that three times fast!) inspires youngsters to explore creating with their hands as they learn valuable DIY skills for the future. The kit includes precut wood pieces, paint pots, paint brushes, nails, glue, instructions and a chain for hanging. It’s recommended for kiddos ages 5 years and up, along with some of these other gifts for kids.
For the One Who’s Always Prepared: PopSockets PopGrip SOG Multi-Tool
Launched in 2014 by a former philosophy professor, PopSockets has partnered with SOG to create the smartphone attachment: PopGrip SOG Multi-Tool. Set into a built-in disc/magnetic twist system, the multi-tool functions as a bottle opener, pry bar and hex bit driver (0.25-inch). The top is easily detachable—remove it to wirelessly charge your phone or swap it out with other PopSockets styles. It also acts as a hands-free phone stand. Learn more in our review.
For the Gadget Lover: DeWalt Atomic Pocket Laser Distance Measure
No more tediously pacing out toe-to-heel to estimate distances or room dimensions. The DeWalt Atomic Pocket Laser Distance Measure uses precision laser technology for ultra-accurate readings. Ideal for all sorts of projects around the house or on a construction site, its compact size fits easily into your pocket, tool belt or kitchen junk drawer.
For the Gear Head: Ann Arbor T-Shirt Co. T-shirt
As the offspring of an automotive mechanic, I totally get this reference—as would any car buff in your life. The “Still Plays With Blocks” silk-screen graphic T-shirt from Ann Arbor T-shirt Co. is tagless, constructed of mid-weight cotton and comes in a unisex, tapered fit, so you can wear it in the garage or out on the town.
For the One Who Works From Home: Work From Shed: Inspirational Garden Offices from Around the World
Give someone working from home the inspiration to transform their backyard shed, yurt or other outbuildings into a beautiful and productive “office space.” Published in the U.K. by Hoxton Mini Press, Work From Shed: Inspirational Garden Offices from Around the World includes 256 pages of stunning photographs showcasing extraordinary garden offices and studios in harmony with nature. The hardcover, carbon-neutral coffee table-style book is in its first edition.