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Perfect Last-Minute Gifts for DIYers

Haven’t found that perfect gift for your favorite DIYer? There’s still time to snag one of these gems, guaranteed to be a hit.

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Heavy Duty Floating Tool Shelf

Stop digging around in cluttered toolboxes and cabinets. This sturdy wall-mounted floating shelf will hold your most used power tools and help make you more organized.

“There is about a five degree angle at the end of the tool mount so they will not accidentally roll out,” writes an Amazon reviewer. “I mounted the charger on top as shown and now I have everything in one place, vs. spread across my bench.”

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Electronic Micrometer Caliper

No more squinting at your old measuring tape and wondering if you’re getting an accurate mark. This electronic micrometer caliper has a large LCD screen to easily read your measurement. It’s battery powered and built to last a lifetime.

Amazon reviewers rave about its “easy readability” and “accuracy.” It rates 4.5 stars on Amazon with more than 20,000 reviews.

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LED Outdoor String Lights with Shatterproof Bulbs

Sit outside in style with these LED string lights, which come with shatterproof bulbs. This two-pack covers 48 feet with bulbs spaced roughly four feet apart. The bulbs are dimmable to create the perfect setting for whatever lighting you need. Nearly 90 percent of the roughly 11,000 Amazon reviewers gave these lights five stars.

“These LED string lights are easy to install, and make any outdoor area feel special,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “The wire and fixtures are well made.”

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Suede Tool Bag and Poly Web Belt

The durable heavy duty suede leather of this tool belt provides comfort and durability while you work. It has designated spots for your hammer or combination square and a clip for a tape measure. But it can hold much more than that.

“The belt is very sturdy and adjustable, and the pouch is versatile and useful with the three pockets and holders for pencils or whatever,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “If you want more space, you can buy another pouch without the belt and simply add it on to this on the other side. I don’t see how anyone can go wrong, whether this is your first tool belt or you’re giving it as a gift.”

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Non-Contact Voltage Tester and GFCI Outlet/Receptacle Tester

These two testers might not be the most exciting items on your holiday shopping list, but any DIYer who does their own electrical work will be glad to have them. The bright color-coded neon lights provide easy visual indication and it has a patented battery self-test feature.

“If you are doing any DIY electrical work (we changed out our light switches to rockers and newer wall outlets/receptacles), these two items are necessities,” one Amazon reviewer writes.

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DeWalt 20V Max LED Work Light

Illuminate low light work areas with this high powered, yet compact, LED work light by DeWalt. The pivoting head rotates 140 degrees and it uses any rechargeable DeWalt battery. It averages 4.8 stars on Amazon with more than 6,000 reviews.

“I absolutely love this LED work light,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “It’s a great addition to my DeWalt line of 20V tools, and the battery lasts forever. I used it for the first time for four hours and my battery is still showing full.”

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Amazon Music

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Stylus Pro PenLight with White LED and Holster

The stylus pro PenLight is a lightweight 1.64 oz. and 5.3 inches long, fitting easily in most pockets. It comes in lots of colors and styles. But what about its durability? Well, take it from this Amazon reviewer: “I lost this flashlight two years ago and just found it the other day buried under mud and leaves; still works.”

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Smart Projector With Hi-Fi Speaker

Watch shows, movies, sports, play games and more in 1080p with this smart projector that’s compatible with TV Stick, USB, HDMI, Android and iOS. It can display on a screen as large as 10 ft. and the omnidirectional Hi-Fi speaker gives that surround sound experience.

One Amazon reviewer writes: “The picture is clear, it is easy to use and the brightness is excellent.”

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August Smart Lock

Never leave a key under the doormat again thanks to the August Home smart lock, which upgrades your existing deadbolt to make it more secure. This smart lock allows you to share permanent, scheduled or temporary access to your home to friends, family, neighbors, a house sitter or someone else.

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Kreg Multi-Mark and Measuring Tool

The three scale positions of the Kreg multi-mark tool provide measuring and marking functions for DIYers. It also features a built-in level and a 3/16-in. reveal gauge.

“This little tool makes repeat measurements a breeze,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “Once you lock it in, you know you will have the same measurement until you change it. It’s much more reliable and accurate than my multi-function squares in that regard.”

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Leathercraft Deluxe Cordless Poly Drill Holster

Tired of misplacing your drill? Don’t want to deal with a bulky tool belt around your waist? This drill holster might just be the perfect solution. It weighs less than half a pound and fits comfortably while allowing easy access with the quick-release buckle. Several Amazon reviewers wish they bought it years ago.

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Black and Decker Long Level

No DIYer’s tool set is complete without a long level, and this 36-inch one by Black and Decker will ensure you’re not out of alignment on another project. The Gecko Grip pads prevent slipping without leaving marks, and the rubber end caps provide protection and durability.

“The sliding attachments are just so easy to use, and take all the inaccuracy out of the process,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “Not only that, but this level is super-easy to use with one hand despite how long it is. It grips the wall and doesn’t slip, letting me make my drill marks and be sure they’re right the first time.”

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iRobot Roomba 694 Robot Vacuum

Clean smarter, not harder. The iRobot Roomba 694 connects to WiFi and can be powered through the iRobot app, allowing you to set it and forget it. It features a three stage cleaning system and dual multi-surface brushes, which grab dirt and grime from hard and soft surfaces. There are lots of robot cleaners on the market, but this one provides the most value for its price.

Nearly 50,000 reviews on Amazon gave this 4.5 stars. Reviewers with pets rave about its ability to whisk away unsightly hair.

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Outdoor LED Solar Wall Lights

Adding the waterproof LED solar lights by Greluna to your backyard will do more than just increase visibility. These eco-friendly lights will add an ambiance to your space that will wow your guests. The lights come in two modes: warm white and color changing. So switch it up depending on how you want to decorate.

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Ceiling Fan With LED Light

Easily control your room’s temperature and brightness with this Jinweite ceiling fan. The three adjustable speeds allow you to program the fan to any comfort level you like. It comes with a remote control for easy use.

One Amazon reviewer praises the fan’s contemporary look, adding it “works great, (is) super quiet and the oscillating feature is a real bonus.”

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VoiceIQ Touchless Kitchen Sink Faucet

A voiceIQ sink faucet might seem superfluous, but once you install one you’ll wish you hadn’t waited so long.

This kitchen sink faucet by Delta easily connects to Alexa and Google Assistant. It comes in several looks, including matte black, chrome and champagne bronze. Voice commands let you control the amount it pours, the water temperature, and a timer for hand washing. An LED indicator light changes color to reflect the water temperature.

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Google Nest Learning Thermostat

Smart thermostats can save you hundreds on your energy bill, and the popular Google Nest is one of the best products in the market. The Nest can pair with your other Google devices and can be easily controlled through a phone app, allowing you to adjust the temperature from anywhere. The thermostat is available in seven colors, which vary in price.

“The weather changes seasons inside of one day here during the winter months so having a thermostat that switches between AC and furnace automatically is amazing to me,” one Amazon reviewer writes.

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Lumen USB-C Rechargeable Dual Power Headlamp

If you DIY in low light areas and need both hands to work, this dual power headlamp is a great tool to add to your set. The two powerful beams illuminate for short and long-range viewing.

“It has the perfect amount of illumination, a nice amount of throw, and a quality feel,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “I really like that it’s made of metal, and feels solid. The fact that it uses a USB-C to charge is another big plus.”

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Bucket Tool Bag Organizer

Keep all your tools easily available with this bucket tool bag organizer by Ironland. The 51 pockets will hold all your tools, big or small. This organizer is also great for gardeners.

“(It) makes carrying tools so much easier than a tool box because you can put items in the center of the bucket like bulky cordless drills extra battery packs etc.,” one Amazon reviewer writes.

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Iris Hardware Cabinet

You can never have enough storage. The 44 drawers in this hardware cabinet will hold screws, nails and anything else rattling around your tool box. If 44 drawers isn’t enough storage, or too much, this cabinet is also available in sizes from 16 to 64 drawers.

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Alex Shoemaker
Alex Shoemaker is the Digital Newsletter Editor of Family Handyman.

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