10 Perfect Gifts for the DIYer That Are Under $20

10 Perfect Gifts for the DIYer that are under $20
10 Perfect Gifts for the DIYer that are under $20

Now that Halloween is over and I have recovered from my annual Halloween party, it’s time to start thinking of Christmas.

One of my favorite things to do is to go find all of the cool tools that seem to be everywhere this time of year. There are always a bunch of new ones that I haven’t seen before (and some things that have been around for a while, but I just realized would be handy).

By some miracle, my wishlist this year doesn’t have anything over $20! Perfect if you’re looking for stocking stuffers, trying to cut back on gift giving expenses, or if you just want an inexpensive “gift” for yourself 🙂

Keep reading to see my list of perfect gifts for the DIYer.

Odd Job Multi-Tool With a Hammer

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Odd Job Multi Tool with a hammer | 10 Perfect Gifts for the DIYer That Are Under $20

Odd Job Multi-Tool*

I love having a multi-use tool stored in a convenient location (like a kitchen drawer). That way I don’t have to run out to the garage to get tools for a small job.

Having a muti-use tool with a hammer is a great idea | 10 Perfect Gifts for the DIYer That Are Under $20
Having a multi-use tool with a hammer is a great idea

The problem is that most of the time my small jobs involve a hammer (eg. hanging a picture), and I have never found a multi-use tool that came with one. Until now!

The hammer head gives a good grip for the screwdriver | 10 Perfect Gifts for the DIYer That Are Under $20
The hammer head gives a good grip for the screwdriver

Besides being able to hammer with it, the hammer end gives you a better grip when you need to screw something in.

The flexible extension gets into tight spaces | 10 Perfect Gifts For the DIYer That Are Under $20
The flexible extension gets into tight spaces

It also comes with a flexible extension that lets you get into tight spaces easier.

A utility knife is included with the multi-tool | 10 Perfect Gifts For the DIYer That Are Under $20
A utility knife is included with the multi-tool

And there’s a utility knife. Talk about your multi-purpose tool!

BUY IT HERE.*

Magnetic Wrist Band

Magnetic Wrist Band | 10 Perfect Gifts For the DIYer That Are Under $20

Magnetic Wristband*

I don’t know why I haven’t seen this invention earlier. Having nails or screws available right on your wrist is so much better than digging through pockets to find them!

And since it’s magnetic, you could also store screwdriver or drill bits that you will be needing.

BUY IT HERE.*

Measuring Tape With Built In Pencil

Measuring Tape With Built In Pencil | 10 Perfect Gifts For the DIYer That Are Under $20

25 Foot Tape Measure with a Built in Pencil, via amazon.com*

This measuring tape with a built-in pencil would be great for measuring lengths of wood to cut. No more looking for the pencil or searching for it after it has dropped on the floor!

Move the measuring tape back and forth to mark the distance | 10 Perfect Gifts For the DIYer That Are Under $20
Move the measuring tape back and forth to mark the distance

Just move the tape measure back and forth to make a line at the correct distance.

A graphite wheel makes sure the mark is accurate | 10 Perfect Gifts For the DIYer That Are Under $20
A graphite wheel makes sure the mark is accurate

This uses graphite leads (something similar to mechanical pencils) which you can re-order when they run down.

It will also let you do edge slide marking. Just run the end of the measuring tape along the edge of the board it will mark all the way along at the distance you set.

And you can make arcs and circles easily. Pin the end to the center of the circle and draw away!

BUY IT HERE.*

Nail Pulling Pliers

Nail pulling pliers make the job easier | 10 Perfect Gifts For the DIYer That Are Under $20

11-Inch Nail Pulling Pliers

If only I had a pair of these when I was taking down the old pantry in my kitchen. The rounded edge gives you that extra leverage you need to pull out those big ones!

BUY IT HERE.*

Multi Purpose Scissors

Tetsuwan Scissors*

Really sharp scissors! Need I say more?

These scissors cut everything from paper to wire
These scissors cut everything from paper to wire

These scissors will cut everything from paper to rope to wire.

BUY IT HERE.*

Flashlight With Magnetic Base

Flashlight with a magnetic base | 10 Perfect Gifts For the DIYer That Are Under $20

LED Flashlight with Magnetic Base*

I can’t count the number of times that I have needed to hold a flashlight and do some kind of work (usually electrical) at the same time. Having one of these flashlights with a magnetic base would make things so much easier! One less thing to hold on to.

BUY IT HERE.*

Angle Finder

Angle Finder*

To me, this tool falls under the category of having the right tool for the job. I have always tried to use the compass and protractor method of finding angles (like I did in when I was building the angled bookshelves in my bonus room).

This tool would have made that job so much easier! Just match it up with the angle on the wall and you know what angle to cut!

Since I’m planning on installing a chair railing around my hallway that has weird angles, this tool will definitely be finding its way into my toolbox!

BUY IT HERE.*

Scribing Tool

Scribing Tool | 10 Perfect Gifts For the DIYer That Are Under $20

Scribing Tool*

The scribing tool is somewhat similar to the compass that we used to use in school (and that I still use for some of my DIY projects).

The difference is that the end of it bends which makes it so much easier to get the measurement correct. And in this case, even use it to take a measurement.

BUY IT HERE.*

Mechanical Carpenter Pencil

Mechanical Carpenter Pencil | 10 Perfect Gifts For the DIYer That Are Under $20

Mechanical Carpenter Pencil*

I love mechanical pencils. When I’m drawing with a pencil, I won’t use anything else. So the idea of having a mechanical carpenter pencil is perfect! No more trying to find pencil sharpener for the lead that just broke. And it comes with an eraser!

BUY IT HERE.*

Multi-Type Blade Sharpener

Knife Sharpener | 10 Perfect Gifts For the DIYer That Are Under $20

Lansky BladeMedic*

This pocket-sized knife sharpener will sharpen pretty much any kind of blade you have.

Just pick the right slot on the sharpener for the material that your blade is made of and sharpen away!

BUY IT HERE.*

Hopefully you have found some inexpensive gift ideas for the DIYer on your Christmas list! If you are looking for some bigger gift ideas, check out our DIYer tools gift guide.


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