2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Low Cost Tools

Great gifts for under $10

In the days leading up to the holidays, we’ll be presenting a series of gift suggestions. Today: great gifts for under $10.

Swiss-Tech Utili-Key When I bring my keys I have no trouble getting through security on international and domestic flights. I was surprised to find the other little gizmos incorporated into this miniature thing — particularly the Philips screwdriver — are just as useful. (Our first Cool Tool review ever, from 2003!) $9

BlockLite The ultimate lightweight backpacking camp light. A tiny 6 LED chip sits atop a regular alkaline 9-volt battery which acts as body, handle, stand and power source. $9

Teeny Turner The small size and stubby shape of this cheap driver allows me to reach tight spaces and still apply considerable torque. $7

Casio F91W This $9 watch is the simplest and most utilitarian timepiece I have ever worn. It is easy to read, has an adequate (not blinding) illumination, is small, light and comfortable but also tough, and has a battery that will last up to 8 years (with many other reviewers noting that it lasts even longer). $9

The Love Glove looks like an oven mitt. The palm side is covered with rubber nubs. To use it, you simply pet your cat. The loose fur comes off and sticks to the glove. It’s easy to peel off. $6


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