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20 Gifts Under $20 DIYers Will Love
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on a gift that will make your favorite DIYer’s day. Here are 20 great ideas for less than 20 bucks.
Multipurpose Laser Level
A multipurpose laser level is a great gift for DIYers because it is so versatile. It can be used to hang pictures, install shelving, lay floors, hang wallpaper and much more. Here’s how to use a laser level.
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A continuity tester can be great for DIYers looking to ensure safety when working with anything electrical. It can be used for small household needs or even while on a job site. Continuity testing determines if an open, shorted or closed circuit exists in an appliance or electronic device. Here’s how to use one.
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Leather Work Gloves
For the DIYer who likes to get their hands dirty, surprise them with these high-quality leather work gloves made with leather from rural France and Italy. They come in handy when cutting wood, gardening, doing yard work, fencing, landscaping and so much more. Check out this safety gear every DIYer should own.
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Safety glasses are essential for many at-home projects. These feature rubber-tipped temples and an integrated rubber nose piece for longer, comfortable wear. And, they have a full frame with larger lens that provides excellent coverage. Safety glasses may not seem like a gift item at first, but you’re telling your DIYer that you genuinely care about their eyes! Protect safety glasses by storing them in an old sock.
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Neon Duct Tape
Give the DIYer in your life a fun way to make their next quick fix really stand out. This neon duct tape is excellent for repairs, crafting and many more imaginative projects. Read our duct tape round up to find duct tape designed to solve odd problems and for many special uses.
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Whether it’s for welding, the garden, grilling or artistry, this utility apron is a built-to-last piece of DIY gear. It’s made of waxed canvas, which makes it water-resistant and durable. It’s also reinforced with double stitching, heavy-weight gun-metal grommets and rivets.
The string of a light-duty shop apron can really slice into your neck when you load up the apron with screws and tools. See how resourceful reader Steve Dailey solved this problem.
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Hardworking Hand Cream
For the DIYer who needs to practice self-care a bit more, this hand cream is the perfect gift under $20. It creates a protective layer on the skin’s surface that instantly boosts moisture levels and prevents further moisture loss, so a DIYer can get back to doing what they love without the discomfort. You may also want to check out these 26 incredible gifts for gardeners.
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Odd Job Multi-Tool
This convenient tool is sized right for a kitchen drawer, college dorm, condo tool box, boat and car. It’s 11 tools in one, and can help you assemble, fix and hang so many things. It features six screwdriver bits, including Phillips, slotted and hex bits. Check out these 23 hand tool gift ideas for DIYers.
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Bucket Tool Organizer
The Bucket Boss turns a five-gallon bucket into an easy-to-carry tool organizer. It comes with 30 pockets that line the outside and inside of the bucket, as well as three interior loops to hold a hammer, drill or other tools with handles. If all your tools are stuffed in plastic buckets or jumbled together in a drawer, check out these simple yet clever tool storage tips.
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For the DIYer who needs a little bit more organization, gift them this magnetic wristband. Ideal for holding nails, drill bits, fasteners, wrenches and small tools, they’ll never again call out to you in frustration when they drop a nail on the floor! You may also like this DIY magnetic tape measure hack.
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This adjustable wrench is 45 percent thinner than most wrenches, making it perfect for getting in to tight spaces. It features a four-thread knurl and non-protruding jaws. And, it’s made of chrome vanadium steel for durability. Buy this cool tool, a special faucet nut wrench, to simplify leaky faucet removal.
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A pocket knife is a great gift for anyone who likes to be the resident DIYer. A pocket knife is handy when someone needs help opening a package, sharpening a pencil, making kindling for a fire, etc. This product features a steel blade, wood handle, a back clip that makes it easy to carry, and a lock that holds the blade in place for safety. Check out this folding knife with fast blade access.
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Bear Grylls Fire Starter
This small, compact fire starter features watertight construction that keeps tinder safe and dry, allowing the DIYer in your life to know it’ll work when they need it. How do we know? It’s been tested to ensure a spark for 8,000-plus strikes! Here’s how to make wine cork fire starters.
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Grow Your Own Bonsai Tree Kit
Know someone with a great green thumb? Gift them this kit that comes with everything needed to start their own bonsai tree from a seed. Check out these 14 small-space landscaping ideas.
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Make Your Own Bird House Kit
This DIY gift is great for kids who are showing interest in crafting. It’s an easy project that comes with acrylic paints to create an adorable wooden bird house. You can build this birdhouse in a half day for less than $20, with our step-by-step instructions.
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101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home Book
DIYers can find plenty of inspiration from this book that features projects that use commonly found herbs, flowers, oils and natural ingredients. None of the tips require fancy equipment or experience, just helpful information on how to use local, natural ingredients to make something beautiful and healthy. Check out these 11 homemade bug repellents worth trying.
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FastCap Scribing Tool
For the DIYer who is a perfectionist, this tool is ideal for scribing trim, architectural moldings, countertops, tile and flooring.
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Headlight Restoration Kit
For the auto enthusiast, gift them this headlight restoration kit. It fully removes haze and corrosion from headlight lenses, and even comes with a lifetime warranty! Here’s what you need to know about cleaning headlights.
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DIY Paper Seedling Starter Pot Mold
Constructed of sustainably harvested, solid-beech hardwood, this little tool will surely last the DIY gardener in your life a lifetime. This tool is used to make two-inch diameter starter pots from paper scraps. Cute, clever, green and fun. You can also grow seedlings in toilet paper tubes!
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Home-Brewed Beer Ingredient Kit
For the DIYer that loves beer, gift them this beer making kit. It makes one gallon of a medium-bodied, sweet, malty beer with a strong peanut butter flavor and aroma. Yum! Check out this DIY reclaimed barn wood beer caddy.
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