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11/26/2014 02:38 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

10 Best Gifts Under $25

For the homeowner or DIYer in your life: a wallet-friendly wish list, hand-picked by the editors of This Old House
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Keep it simple!
Not every great present costs as much as a mortgage payment -- if you know where to look. This Old House rounded up some of the coolest, ultra-affordable gifts around for everyone on your list (and if you buy them for yourself, we won't tell).

See More: Holiday Gift Guide: 25 Great Ideas Under $25

1. For the Eco-Conscious Homeowner
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Casagami Solar Nightlight

Thanks to its miniature solar panel, you'll get up to 5 hours of LED glow after dark from this 3-inch-tall paperboard house. (Bonus: It's cute enough to brighten up a windowsill by day, too).

About $12; moma.com

2. For the Woodworker
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DMT Dia-Sharp Sharpener, Credit Card Sized

This monocrystaline diamond-coated steel sharpener fits in a wallet's credit-card slot -- and is easy on your wallet, to boot.

About $13; toolsforworkingwood.com

3. For the Gardener
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The Companion Beach Chair
Made of sturdy steel and hard-wearing polyester, this foldable stool has eight open pockets that are ideal for stashing tools within easy reach.

About $18; wayfair.com

4. For the Foodie
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Blue Striped Bee's Wrap

Keep that wedge of Gruyère fresh with this Vermont-made muslin and beeswax wrap, which can be used again and again on bread, produce, and more.

About $24 for three wraps; food52.com

5. For the Handyman
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Simple Scribe

One way to make your mark: this reinforced nylon scribe, which has seven registration faces and fits a standard pencil.

About $10; leevalley.com

6. For the Crafter
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Small Heirloom Brass-Handle Scissors

Hand-forged steel and sand-cast brass scissors are perfect for the person who is both crafty and a bit, ahem, snippy.

About $18; food52.com

7. For the At-Home Bartender
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Personalized Gift Bamboo Bar Board

For the merrymaker who has everything--except a monogrammed bamboo cutting board.

About $22, including personalization; wayfair.com

8. For the Candle Lover
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Bartlett Candle, 3 Initial

Made in Vermont of unscented soy and palm oils, with a cotton wick for a slow, steady burn.

About $25, including personalization; birchlane.com

9. For the Person with Marble Countertops
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Sky Cup and Saucer Set

Hand-painted by Japanese artisans, this stoneware set looks like marble but it's dishwasher safe.

About $15; momastore.org

10. For the Architecture Fiend
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Archi Desk Accessories File Holder

Not your average plastic file corral. This one was inspired by the 19th-century cast-iron buildings of New York City's SoHo neighborhood.

About $25; momastore.org

See all our budget-friendly holiday gift picks: Holiday Gift Guide: 25 Great Ideas Under $25

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DIY Gift Guide

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