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14 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 14 great ideas for less than 20 bucks.

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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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Continuity Tester

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

Safety glasses are essential for many at-home projects. These safety glasses 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 roundup to find duct tape designed to solve odd problems and for many special uses.

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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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Magnetic Wristband

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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Adjustable Wrench

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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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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FastCap Scribing Tool

For the DIYer who is a perfectionist, this scribing tool is ideal for scribing trim, architectural moldings, countertops, tile and flooring.

Scribing is one of the key techniques for successfully installing cabinets, countertops and built -in woodwork. Learn how to perfectly scribe odd shapes and wavy walls.

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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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Alexa Erickson
Alexa is an experienced lifestyle and news writer, currently working with Reader's Digest, Shape Magazine and various other publications. She loves writing about her travels, health, wellness, home decor, food and drink, fashion, beauty and scientific news. Follow her traveling adventures on Instagram: @living_by_lex, send her a message: [email protected] and check out her website: livingbylex.com