Gift Books for Do-it-yourselfers

Have a creative homeowner on your holiday gift list? These four books - all under $20 - are ideal stocking stuffers that will spark their interest and creative senses. Better than a bottle of wine because they'll refer to them often and use them for years to come.

By Gene And Katie Hamilton

Gift Books for Do-it-yourselfers

Need a $20 gift for a homeowner who is interested in crafting, decorating and DIY projects? We have some suggestions for books they'll appreciate. The first book is for the creative spirit who likes to add their personal touch to everything. The next one is for the diehard do-it-yourselfer who likes to make their own tools and gear. A new homeowner will appreciate the third book to help him or her plan and manage their most precious investment. And for the creative painter a design book about chalk paint will intrigue and delight them.

Tape-Crafts Washi Tape Crafts: 110 Ways to Decorate Just About Anything by Amy Anderson is a crafting book with easy to use washi tape to decorate walls, furniture, and just about anything you can think of. It’s packaged with colorful rolls of tape and step-by-step instructions. ($19.95)

5gallon-bucket-book 5-Gallon Bucket Book - DIY Projects, Hacks, and Upcycles by Chris Peterson includes 60+ DIY projects for homeowners, gardeners, small-scale farmers and preppers. Illustrated instructions and parts list show how to make everything from an air cannon to a handy workbench. ($19.95)

Home-Planner-Logbook Home Planner & Logbook from Black + Decker is the perfect gift for a homeowner to keep track of every important detail of their home including Understanding Your Home, Your Home’s Systems, and Your Appliances. Two pockets keep receipts, warranties, etc. handy. ($19.99)

Chalk Paint Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint© Workbook by Annie Sloan is a creative journal filled with design inspiration and decorating tips about the colors and elements that make up Vintage, Rustic Country, French Elegance, Traditional Swedish, Modern Retro and Coastal decorating styles. ($19.95)