For the homeowner or DIYer in your life: a wallet-friendly wish list, hand-picked by the editors of This Old House
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).
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
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
About $18; wayfair.com
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
One way to make your mark: this reinforced nylon scribe, which has seven registration faces and fits a standard pencil.
About $10; leevalley.com
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
For the merrymaker who has everything--except a monogrammed bamboo cutting board.
About $22, including personalization; wayfair.com
Made in Vermont of unscented soy and palm oils, with a cotton wick for a slow, steady burn.
About $25, including personalization; birchlane.com
Hand-painted by Japanese artisans, this stoneware set looks like marble but it's dishwasher safe.
About $15; momastore.org
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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