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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!
For more gift ideas, check out the following:
Best DIY Gifts for Men
LEATHER TOOL ROLL
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.
CORDLESS DRILL STATION
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!
From Her Tool Belt
SWISS ARMY KEY RING
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.
From A Beautiful Mess
Does your man like to chomp on toothpicks? Give his boring, plain toothpicks an awesome flavor upgrade with whiskey (optional) and essential oils.
From The Art of Manliness
TIE PHOTO BOOKMARK
Here’s a wonderful keepsake photo for the dad who likes to read. Attach photos of his beloved children for a tie he’ll actually love to receive!
From Martha Stewart
WOODEN BEER TOTES
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.
From The New Hobbyist
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.
From Positively Splendid
Help your guy unwind after a stressful day with this cool gadget that opens beer bottles and automatically catches the caps!
From Shanty Chic
CHEERS GIFT BASKET
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.
From Oak + Oats
CHUNKY KNITTED COWL + HAT
Bring out your knitting skills for this lovely DIY gift idea! If your guy likes to spend time in the outdoors, consider making him this cozy knitted cowl and matching hat to keep him warm.
From Susk + Banoo
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.
From The Cards We Drew
CAUTION EXTREMELY HOT
“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.
From i heart naptime
MAGIC BBQ RUB
From Stone Gable
HOMEMADE BACON SALT [FREE GIFT TAG PRINTABLE]
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.
From Taryn Williford
He’s always buying you bouquets of lovely flowers. Return the favor with a bouquet of something even better – bacon!
From Jess Pryles
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.
From The Art of Manliness
HOT PEPPER OIL
If your guy loves spicy foods, he’ll go crazy for this homemade Hot Pepper Oil made with hot ornamental peppers.
From A Beautiful Mess
WOOD SLICE SERVING BOARD
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.
GO FISHING! [FREE PRINTABLE + MORE COLORS]
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.
From The 36th Avenue
EASY SPORTS BLANKET
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.
From The Dating Divas
Here’s a fun DIY housewarming gift for your beer loving guy – Mod Podge coasters made from six-pack beer holders.
From Post-Grad Crafting
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 Michael’s 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.
From Mod Podge Rocks!
COUCH REMOTE HOLDER
Tame living room clutter with this helpful DIY project that will keep TV viewing stress free by allowing him to find all the remotes in one spot!
From Stylish Living
COUCH CUP CADDY + REMOTE HOLDER
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.
JACK DANIELS SOAP DISPENSER
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.
From Curly Birds
BEARD OIL [FREE PRINTABLE LABEL]
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!
From Everything Etsy
Perfect for the man who loves his morning coffee, this double strength coffee bar is also great for his skin with exfoliating coffee grounds and jojoba oil to condition and nourish.
From Offbeat + Inspired
ROSEMARY MINT SHAVING CREAM
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.
From Food for My Family
MANLY HAND SCRUB
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. They also have beeswax, or you can get that on Amazon. I also prefer Plant Therapy essential oils. They are of the highest quality, super affordable, and readily available on Amazon.
From Crunchy Betty
BAGGO GAME SET
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!
From Interiors by Kenz
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!
I would love to hear from you!
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