Give those special guys in your life these thoughtful gifts they will love with these Easy + Affordable DIY Gifts for Men that are all the more special because you made them yourself.
Men can be so hard to shop for.
I know getting gifts for the special guys in my life – my dad, grandfathers, brother, nephews, boyfriends, etc. – has always been the most difficult for me.
Don’t give your guys another boring tie this year. Give them something they’ll love with these DIY Gifts for Men that are all the more special because you made them yourself!
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Help your man keep all his favorite tools in one place (and maybe encourage him to get some projects done) with this luxe-looking leather tool roll.
I’m loving this drill station so much, I think I need to make one for myself, too!
Give him this super handy storage and battery charging station that will make storing his cordless power tools so much easier!
Who wouldn’t feel super cool with this nifty gadget in their pocket?! Now, he can carry all his keys in a streamlined case – no more bulging pants pockets!
If your guy isn’t really a Swiss Army type, check out this rugged and attractive leather keychain that also streamlines key carrying.
Does your man like to chomp on toothpicks? Give his boring, plain toothpicks an awesome flavor upgrade with whiskey (optional) and essential oils.
Give him a dedicated space to hang his ties with this rustic DIY project.
If you’re handy with woodworking, this DIY beer carrier is the perfect gift for the beer drinking guy in your life.
Plus, it’s eco-friendly if he reuses his carrier again and again at grocery store mix-and-match stations.
Keep his drink cool and his hands dry with these easy insulated beverage holders, or Koozies) you can personalize with his favorite color or sports team.
Help your guy unwind after a stressful day with this cool gadget that opens beer bottles and automatically catches the caps!
This gift basket is perfect for outdoorsy types who love their beer and whiskey! You can fill a basket with the products featured here or with favorite brands you know he’ll love.
This tutorial shows you how to make this hilarious t-shirt with the Plaid Simply Screen Print Kit (available only at Hobby Lobby according to this site). Now, he’ll have a catchy t-shirt to go with this “hot” apron below.
“Caution: Hot stuff coming through… with food.” Lol. This apron is the perfect gift for your witty grilling guy to celebrate that he’s “hot stuff.”
In this tutorial, a personalized stencil for this cheeky apron lettering is made with a Silhouette Cutting Machine, which is similar to a Cricut Cutting Machine, though the Cricut gets better reviews (see a detailed, unbiased review here).
You can also use individual letter stencils purchased at a craft store, which is more work but a lot cheaper than buying a cutting machine.
This “Magic” BBQ Rub will add incredible flavor to almost any cut of meat!
What man doesn’t love bacon (what woman, too, for that matter)?? This easy homemade gift is perfect for the foodie man in your life.
This bacon jam recipe is one of the best things I have ever eaten! Sweet, salty, and savory, this spread is perfect on sandwiches or crostini, mixed into pasta, on baked potatoes, quiche, or grilled meat. It’s so versatile and best when slightly warmed up.
He’s always buying you bouquets of lovely flowers. Return the favor with a bouquet of something even better – bacon!
Beef jerky is a super manly gift idea and makes a great stocking stuffer at Christmastime! Check out this recipe for “The Best Beef Jerky in the World” for an easy oven dried jerky.
If your guy loves spicy foods, he’ll go crazy for this homemade Hot Pepper Oil made with hot ornamental peppers.
This simple tutorial will teach you how to make this cool, rustic serving board with a Basswood Round, which is readily available at craft stores and on Amazon.
Here’s another easy leather DIY gift idea. Give your guy this luxe leather mousepad to help him show off his classic manly style at the office.
This easy DIY fishing free printable is a wonderful gift for the guy who loves to go fishing. Just print and frame for a great wall decoration for his man cave or bachelor pad.
Keep your sports enthusiast warm this winter with an incredibly easy, no-sew fleece blanket he’ll love.
I made one of these blankets for my brother years ago, and he was super grateful!
This blanket is also extra warm (I have a couple, too) due to two layers of cozy fleece fabric.
Here’s a fun DIY housewarming gift for your beer loving guy – Mod Podge coasters made from six-pack beer holders.
Here’s a great gift idea for your rugged outdoorsman!
At first, I was intimidated with the thought of using a woodburning pen to trace the moose shape, but apparently, it’s super easy!
You can just buy a starter woodburning tool and stencils at your local craft store or online here, and you’re good to go!
Cut your own wood slices with this tutorial, or you can buy them pre-cut – just make sure the wood slices are at least 4 inches in diameter, so they’re large enough to serve as coasters. These are so easy, but look so impressive!!
The Mod Podge technique is so easy. Just use Mod Podge brand glue to attach loads of different materials to just about anything.
With this tutorial, you can give your comic book fanatic these awesome retro comic book themed coasters sealed with outdoor Mod Podge for added protection against cold and leaky beverages.
If you enjoy woodworking projects, check out the tutorial for this handy drink and remote holder. Now, Dad will barely have to move a muscle to enjoy his TV time.
Slippers make a great gift, and they are even better when filled with treats and gift cards! Perfect for Father’s Day, Christmas, or really any occasion.
Reuse an empty Jack Daniels bottle and a pump from a fancy soap dispenser to make this easy DIY gift for the guy who likes his liquor.
Help him take care of his manly good looks with this easy, fragrant DIY beard oil made with essential oils.
This tutorial calls for doTERRA brand essential oils, which is fine if that’s the brand you like.
Personally, I like Plant Therapy Essential Oils, which are the highest in quality, super affordable, and readily available on Amazon!
This natural, lightly scented (with manly scents), and moisturizing essential oil soap is perfect for the man who likes to take care of his skin without all the fuss and girly scents in your soap.
Rosemary and mint is a perfect natural, woodsy scent pairing anyone would love in this moisturizing shaving cream made with coconut oil and shea butter.
Got a man in your life that likes to get his hands dirty? Even manly men need pampering.
Help him take care of those hard working hands of his with this DIY sugar scrub.
This recipe uses juniper body wash for a nice, seasonal, masculine scent, but you can use any body wash you think he’ll like.
Even the toughest guys get rough, cracked hands when it’s cold outside. Help him treat and protect his hands with this herb and essential oil infused salve.
PRO TIP: This DIY recipe calls for calendula and comfrey. If you don’t have a great source for herbs where you live, I recommend shopping online at Mountain Rose Herbs.
Baggo (aka Cornhole) is the perfect game for any outside occasion. Now, your man can enjoy family picnics, football tailgates, and backyard get-togethers even more than before with this fun game set!
Is your guy like a big kid? Aren’t they all? Well, here’s a creative, big kid game – a giant Jenga set that stands 3 feet tall when assembled! Talk about fun!
I hope gift-giving for the men in your life won’t be so difficult with these Top 20 DIY Gifts for Men. With homemade gifts, not only can you save tons of money (so helpful!), you’ll also show your guys how much you love and appreciate them!
What do you think of DIY Gifts for Men? Do you think you’ll make any of these easy projects for the men in your life? Please let me know in the comments below!
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