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50 Awesome Gifts for DIYers under $50

You don't always have to spend big to give a good present – especially to a DIYer. Check out these gift ideas you can buy (and make!) for those individuals on your list who appreciate the satisfaction of a DIY job done well.

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Ryobi 90-Piece Drill Bit Set

This little 90-piece kit from Ryobi will let you get a lot of projects done whether it be wood, metal, plastic or masonry in nature. Priced as low as $29.97 on Amazon, it’s a reasonably priced addition to your toolbox.

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Black+Decker Roto-Bit

A powered screwdriver can alleviate any troubles you run into with using a regular screwdriver. This Black+Decker Roto-BIT Storage Screwdriver gets the job done and makes life easier. The screwdriver includes eight bits, a magnet to hold additional screws and an LED light to help you see your work. This tool is priced at $24 on Amazon.

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Husky Ratcheting 30-Piece Screwdriver

Get everything you need out of a screwdriver with this Husky 30-piece ratcheting screwdriver. It features five slotted bits, four Philips bits, three TORX bits, seven tamper resistant TORX bits, three hex bits and four square bits. It comes with a lifetime warranty and is priced at $16.97 at the Home Depot.

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Klein Non-Contact Voltage Tester with Flashlight

Klein has an easy-to-use low-cost voltage tester that comes with a flashlight. This voltage tester powers itself off and is dustproof as well as waterproof. Klein’s voltage tester also beeps to let you know there’s higher voltage.

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Estwing 15-Ounce Ultra Hammer

Estwing’s 15-ounce hammer provides plenty of punch and works smoothly. The grip reduces vibration up to 70 percent and will last. This hammer also comes with a magnetic nail starter on the head, a feature that helps separate it from more standard hammer options.

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Occidental Leather Clip-On 4-in-1 Tool Holder

If you’re having trouble keeping everything within arm’s reach, try on this four-in-one tool holder made from occidental leather. Slip in a tape measure along with a pencil or utility knife to make projects easier to complete.

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Milwaukee Self-Retracting Safety Knife

A self-retracting safety knife like this one from Milwaukee Tool can help reduce cutting errors while making long cuts and keep all of your digits intact. Milwaukee’s knife comes with a lifetime warranty, has two different blade positions, and stores up to five blades at a time.

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Channellock Combination Pliers

Channellock has got a grip on solving your pliers problems. The E348 E Series 8-inch Combination plier with XLT Joint utilizes a crosshatch pattern on the jaws for a tighter grip. This design makes the pliers easier to use because the leverage it employs uses less force, giving your hand muscles a well-deserved break.

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Ryobi Random Orbit Sander

Ryobi’s RS290G random orbit sander is a versatile sander that comes in at an ultra-light 4 pounds. It’s ergonomically designed and features a hex-notched rubber design that makes gripping it a lot easier. This sander comes with sanding discs and the dust bag is conveniently placed so it doesn’t constantly get in the way during your sanding project.

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MagnoGrip Magnetic Wristband

Aside from just looking cool, this magnetic wristband is especially handy… and if you don’t want to wear it, you can strap it on to something. No more loading up your mouth with screws as you work on a job!

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FastCap Accuscribe Scribing Tool

The AccuScribe can help tackle any project for scribing trim, architectural moldings, countertops, tile and flooring. It’ll fit a pencil, Sharpie or FatBoy pencil.

Learn how to scribe for a perfect fit.

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Sanding Sticks

Smooth out those hard-to-reach spots with sanding sticks. Sanding sticks allow users to do fine, detailed sanding jobs, making them great for woodworking and putting models together. The sanding sticks come in 80, 120, 180 and 240 grits.

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Mechanix Wear M – Pact Gloves

A good pair of gloves can make all of the difference when you are working out in the elements, and Mechanix Wear has some of the best. These M-Pact gloves are machine washable and includes a dual layer for the index finger and thumb.

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WORX Power Screwdriver

WORX’s semi-automatic screwdriver is pretty slick to use. With a built-in screw holder attachment to a mechanism that catches screws after they’re loose, this is a pretty neat power tool. The power screwdriver comes with six bits in the tool and accepts a ¼” hex insert bit.

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3M Half Facepiece Respirator Assembly with Particulate Filters

This respirator from 3M is top-notch in terms of its ability to be used in multiple environments. The respirator is approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for environments containing certain oil and non-oil based particles. It can provide protection for welding, brazing, torch cutting, metal pouring, soldering as well as exposure to lead asbestos, cadmium and arsenic.

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DEWALT DWARA100 Right Angle Attachment

When you’ve tried attacking a problem from several angles but haven’t come across a solution, DeWalt’s got the right angle with its Right Angle Attachment tool. The tool will get into tighter areas to drive screws and drill holes.

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Stanley Wonder Bar II Pry Bar

This half-size pry bar is pretty handy to tote around and accomplishes similar tasks of a full-sized pry bar. This tool can be great for vehicles and baseboards. It can withstand the bending momentum of 310 inch-pounds, even though it stands at just 7 ½ inches. It’s going for $6.64 on Amazon.

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Vampliers Patented Screw Extraction Plier

Suck out stripped out screws with a pair of Vampliers. These pliers have unique vertical and horizontal serrations on the inside jaws, which make it easier to grab a corroded or rusted out screw. They’re strong, too, made from carbon steel.

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Cyber Clean

Cleaning computer keyboards and other technology is sometimes difficult because of all the nooks and crannies. Cyber Clean can reach those tricky spots and pull dirt out. It’s great on cellphones, which accumulate dust and lint all the time. This putty-like cleaning agent can be used again and again by folding it over after each use. Plus, a color indicator lets you know if it’s time to get some new Cyber Clean.

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CLC Custom Leathercraft 5023 Deluxe Cordless Poly Drill Holster

The CLC Custom Leathercraft Drill Holster is designed to carry most cordless drills and give you some room to carry additional items. The holster comes with three medium pouches good for small hand tools and six small loops for drill bits. It’s double stitched to provide longevity and prevent fraying.

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Channellock Compact Rescue Tool

You might not be prepared for everything, but Channellock’s Compact Rescue Tool usually is. This tool will pry open windows, cut wires and cables, shut off gas valves and loosen hose couplings. Not only that, it’s only 8.8 inches long and a little more than a pound in weight. The tool will cut through metal in small spaces and is a go-to choice for EMTs and first responders. .

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Yaktrax Walk Traction Cleats for Walking on Snow and Ice

If your DIYer is working outside in the ice and snow then you’re going to want to outfit them with these traction cleats from Yaktrax. The cleats are made with a zinc coating to prevent rust and are tested safe to temperatures as low as minus-41 degrees F. Yaktrax will help prevent falls in snowy and icy conditions.

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Ice Safety Picks

Ice safety picks are a no-brainer for ice anglers and essential for any vehicle emergency kit. In the event of an emergency on ice where someone has fallen through, they’ll give the grip someone desperately needs in order to climb out of the water.

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Rust-Oleum Distressing and Worm Holing Tool

Here’s the perfect gift for a DIYer who wants to add a distressed look to a piece of furniture. Rust-Oleum’s Distressing and Worm Holing Tool easily makes dents and divots to create the impressive of time worn tear. You can use the worm hole kit to give it the look of insect holes to really fool friends. Set your time machine to pick one up for $37.63 on Amazon.

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DIY Kid Book

Classic Children’s Carpentry

This classic DIY book, Easy Carpentry Projects for Children, withstands the test of time. Featuring fifteen projects kids can make themselves, along with how-to instructions for basic woodworking skills and techniques, this book is built upon the premise that kids learn best by doing. Young woodworkers will love working their way through each project.

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DIY Kid gift

Their Own Take-Along Tool Kit

This Take-Along Tool Kit comes with play tools and hardware for the young handyman, complete with a kid-size carrying case. Kids can practice tightening bolts, screws, and nuts with a wrench and screwdriver. And the best part? It’s all wood.

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DIY Kid Gift

A Book For Tinkerers

Some of the best inventions are the result of tinkering. Encourage the pursuit in your kids with this book dedicated to the topic, published by Make. In Tinkering: Kids Learn by Making Stuff, kids learn science and DIY concepts with hands-on activities that make learning, building, and, well, tinkering fun. You might just get a kick out of it yourself. This book would make a great gift from a DIY enthusiast to a budding DIYer, especially if you’re looking to faciliate some quality time.

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DIY Kid Gift

Time to Get Building

Kids can get building with this Black & Decker Junior 14 Piece Toy Tool Belt Set. This tool belt and set sports the Black & Decker logo, just like the real thing, and the tools are some of the most realistic we’ve seen for kids. Children will love wearing this tool belt and having their tools on hand for handyman emergencies.

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DIY Kid Gift

Dress the Part

While this toy construction hard hat is not approved for use on the job, kids will have fun pretending it is! Get your kids thinking about safety early by adding this to a gift of play tools or a workbench. This also makes a great addition to a handyman Halloween costume!

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