Opting to make a gift for the guy in your life is a surefire way to make sure you are giving him something that fits his personality and is one of a kind that he can show off to his buddies. Check out some of our favorite DIY gift ideas for your boyfriend.
If your guy loves playing video games or enjoys comic books then these gifts will be right up his alley.
These coasters are sure to tickle his inner superhero. You can use a fun fabric print like the instructions call for or you can use the pages of a comic book (just make sure it isn’t one from his personal collection).
The modge podge will attach fabric or paper to the cork coaster base and will then seal it once it dries to protect the coasters from any water damage.
Take a look at these cool coasters here: www.annmariejohn.com
Sometimes the best gift isn’t just an object, instead give him something that will get him through an extreme gaming weekend.
This gift box includes snacks for him to keep his health levels up, cute cards to make him laugh and also extra batteries for his controller.
Check out the fun stuff inside this gaming box here: www.thedatingdivas.com
Does he keep promising he will get a frame and put up that cute picture of the two of you, but still hasn’t?
Well with this awesome comic book picture frame he will stop making excuses and start displaying his photos.
You can also add in some paint to fully customize the frame to your liking.
If you are making him the comic book coasters, then you can also make this cool picture frame with the same comics.
Get started here: www.instructables.com
If your guy always has a lot of spare change, then making him a coin bank with his favorite superhero emblem on it. This gift is so easy to make, simply use a spray paint on a large mason jar in the color of your superhero choice, create the emblem with duct tape and cut large slit in the lid.
You could even make him 4 different hero jars, so that he has his own set of Avengers or Justice League, which will also help him separate the quarters from the dimes, nickels and pennies.
Help him save with this: www.firefliesandmudpies.com
Guys like to be pampered sometimes too. Help him take the edge off of a hard day with these great gifts that will make him feel and look like a king.
Some gifts are better enjoyed together, so give him this crate filled with stuff for a relaxing evening for both of you.
Not only will you and your guy be able to unwind together, but this is also a great time to turn off your phones and have a heart to heart conversation without any distractions or interruptions.
Take a look at this crate here: www.thedatingdivas.com
This gift is a fun way to tickle all of his senses to remind him of all the things you love about him.
You can really get creative and personal with this gift, using a playlist for the sound sense, re-creating a memorable meal or treat for the taste sense and giving him a massage for the touch sense.
Find your inspiration here: www.thedatingdivas.com
Take care of your bearded man with your own blend of beard oil to help him take care of his beard. We love this DIY gift because the instructions not only tell you how to make the oil, but the creator also talks about why and how beard oil is an important part of the grooming routine.
Be prepared to learn as well as make a great gift for your guy that you can also tell him more about.
Check it out here: www.wisebeards.com
Make his mornings better with a DIY soap recipe that’s made from brewed coffee as well as coffee grinds that help exfoliate as he scrubs.
The included recipe makes about 20 bars of soap, so you can give him a years worth of coffee soap, or save a few for yourself. If you like, you can also explore building a coffee table together out of pallets.
Check out this neat soap here: www.tifforelie.com
Whip him up a batch of this great natural oil shaving cream that is sure to be his new favorite brand.
With a blend of essential oils and coconut oil, this shaving cream is ideal for sensitive skin thanks to its ability to moisturize as well as protect the skin while you are shaving.
Get the recipe here: www.foodformyfamily.com
Skip getting him another tie this year, instead try out some of these great DIY gifts that he can wear.
This isn’t some simple scarf that the lady on the corner used to make each Christmas, instead he will wear this designer looking scarf that you knitted with pride.
If you are new to knitting then a scarf is a great first craft since they are simple to make.
Scarfs are also great to get started on because, if you mess up, the material is so cheap that you won't even feel bad.
Get the pattern for this scarf here: www.knitsburgh.com
Creating suspenders is much easier than you might think.
With a little sewing and putting the components together, you can create a standard looking pair of suspenders in just a few hours at the most.
You can also mix up the colors by purchasing different color elastic, this way the colorful guy in your life isn’t restricted to only a basic black pair of suspenders.
Take a look at the project here: www.abeautifulmess.com
Blankets are always a great gift, but sometimes they can be just a simple and unpersonalized gift. If your guy likes to snuggle under a warm blanket after a long day, then you can create a blanket for him that includes his favorite sports team.
They fabric for these blankets also comes in other really great patterns, if you are lucky then you could also find another pattern to suit him if he prefers movies or music to sports. Check out your local fabric stores to see what they have.
Get the instructions here: www.thedatingdivas.com
If he loves to cook then an apron is a must have in the kitchen so that he doesn’t get his clothes dirty or stained while he is making a delicious meal for the two of you.
The best part about making him an apron is that you can pick a cute saying or pun to put on the apron that will make him smile and think of you each time he puts it on. If you don’t have a stencil cutter for this project then the creator offers other simple alternatives for you to still make the apron with easier to access materials.
Check it out here: www.iheartnaptime.net
If you are going to make him a present then you could go for the “Wow Factor” with some of these really cool gifts for him.
A laptop desk is a must have if you work on your laptop, enjoy watching movies on it in bed as well as being able to use it as a lap table for other items like books, writing and for food. This DIY pallet laptop desk is not only functional but it is also a really chic rustic looking piece for his place that you can either finish with paint or stain.
Even if you are new to using woodworking tools, this laptop desk is a simple project that requires you to measure, cut and screw the boards together to create the U shaped desk.
Check out this great project here: www.1o1pallets.com
This is the clock that his man cave didn’t know that it needed. This one of a kind clock made from the brake disc of a bicycle.
All you really need to do to make this cool craft is clean the brake disc (including the rust if there is any), swap out the parts of a previous cheap clock and then add numbers to the clock if you desire.
Check out this one of a kind clock here: www.instructables.com
Finally there is a secondhand use for all of the bottle caps that he has lying around.
If he is collecting them and keeps a count then you may want to get a few of your own bottle caps instead of taking his without asking.
These bottle cap magnets are also a great item that he will constantly use and show off to his buddies when they come over.
Check these out here: www.thepinjunkie.com
We love this functional plus helpful storage shelf that will hold his power drills plus other attachments. You may want to be a little more savvy with carpentry before you take on this task. If you're feeling overwhelmed, you can try some making some pallet storage shelves for his garage.
Either way, the plans are all really easy to follow and the content creator has added in exact measurements as well as really clear cut diagrams on how to work your jigsaw. So when you take on this task you will be fully walked through each step.
Take a peek at this awesome gift: www.hertoolbelt.com
This really easy DIY bottle opener station is a great gift that he will love.
It’s very simple to make and will catch all of the bottle tops that usually accumulate on side tables or on the kitchen counter.
If you scroll back up a little there are some great magnets you can make later on with the bottle caps that this wall mounted opener catches.
Take a look here: www.shanty-2-chic.com
Some say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. While this may or may not be true, we like to think that there is no harm in trying with some of these delicious edible gifts you can make for him.
If you enjoy baking then you can give him kisses that he can keep and enjoy even when you are not around with this delicious cookie recipe.
You can even pair it with a special tin that he can return to you for cookie refills.
Check out this recipe here: www.sixsistersstuff.com
Let him know that you care when he gets sick by whipping him up a batch of these yummy lemongrass and ginger cough drops.
The base of these cough drops is a strong tea that will help alleviate throat soreness as well as help with his sinus congestion.
Make these today with this recipe: www.foodiewithfamily.com
You could make him normal brownies, but there is just something fun and specific about making him boyfriend brownies. You can also cater the recipe to him by including his favorite bits of chocolate, cut up candy pieces and nuts.
Take this recipe to the next level by drizzling white chocolate or caramel over the top of the brownies.
Spoil him with these here: www.allrecipes.com
These one bite treats are the gift that keeps on giving, unless he eats them all in one sitting. Easy to make and easy to store in the freezer, this might just be the coolest treat that you can make for him.
Get started here: www.brit.co
This list is full of so many different DIY gifts that you can make for that special guy in your life, so why should you only choose one. Many of these gifts complement each other and can be added into a big DIY gift basket for him. Some of our favorite collaborations are:
Pampered Boyfriend Basket:
Working Man’s Box:
Man Cave Gift Crate: