This Christmas season I’m hoping to give you loads of creative gift ideas for the people who you love. I’ll be posting ideas for gifts that you can sew, make or buy. Some will be quick, and others will be well worth the extra time involved. Today I have for you a round-up of DIY Gifts Ideas for Guys.
Looking for the perfect gift for the man in your life? Get creative! We’ve found a ton of unique gift ideas for men that you can make at home
Someone once told me to be more productive to start with the hard stuff first. There are few things more difficult for me (and many other people too I imagine) than picking out gifts for the men in their life.
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Whether they are Dads, Brothers, Husbands, or Friends, they can be a bit of a tough group to find gifts for. After MUCH consultation with my husband and teenage son, here’s a list of gifts that I hope your guy will love.
25+ Gift Ideas for Men; Husbands, Dads Boyfriends, Sons & Brothers
Each year we work hard to bring you great ideas of gifts that you can make and buy for the loved ones in your life! This list has been checked, double-checked, and updated from previous years to give you the best gift ideas that we can dream up.
This list is meant as a Christmas gift guide for Men, however, there is no reason that you can’t use one of these DIY gift ideas for your boyfriend’s birthdays or Father’s day as well.
What Handmade Gift Can I Make?
DIY Gifts & Crafts for Guys with Tutorials
We've rounded up many gifts for men that you can make yourself, from ties to Dopp kits to key chains. You'll find information for patterns and tutorials for each item below. Most of these tutorials are FREE, but a few are paid patterns. All projects requiring a purchased sewing pattern support small business owners.
Sew a Bow Tie
Stitch him up a “proper” bow tie, no pre-tied clip-on ties here! Create a Christmas gift by making one out of Christmas fabric!
Make Him a Tie
If your guy is more traditional, you can make him a necktie instead. This pattern is a great, easy-to-follow pattern.
Sew a Necktie Zip Pouch
Steal a few of his old ties and whip up a simple zippered pouch. It would work great as a Dopp kit, cord kit, or travel bag. These pouches also make extra special "memory gifts" for family members if a loved one has passed away.
Self-Binding Sweatshirt Blanket Tutorial; Turn your old shirts into a cozy blanket!
Turn a bunch of your dad, brother, or boyfriend's old sweatshirts into a cozy blanket. This sweatshirt blanket is self-binding and is in my opinion easier and quicker to make than a t-shirt quilt.
Leather Conversation Hearts
This DIY is crazy simple. Use some basic tools to stamp a monogram or other message on a piece of leather. You could use a leather heart as shown here or a rectangle or circle shape.
Monogrammed Leather Dopp Kits
Use a bit of freezer paper and a stencil to personalize a zippered pouch kit for him.
Busy Day Tablet Case
This tablet case can be made in 3 different sizes, the largest should fit a small laptop (13" MacBook). It was designed to fit an iPad, mini iPad, or iPad Pro.
To create these with a more masculine look opt for a solid color or simple fabric prints. You could also make them from canvas.
Waxed Canvas Travel Bag
Waxed canvas is not hard to sew with. You just need to know a few tricks. I walk you through all the steps in the tutorial.
Wool iPad Case
This wool iPad tablet case is quick to sew and features a zippered pocket to hold cords & cables.
Dad's Travel Bag Sewing Pattern
This boxy zippered pouch is large enough to hold the essentials for a weekend away. The addition of leather on the side gives the pouch a professional touch.
If your guy’s a football fan why not stitch him up a quilt? You can personalize it in the colors of his favorite team. I recommend creating this quilt from solid fabrics.
Easy Peasy Fleece Blanket
Guys like blankets too!! These monogrammed fleece blankets require only a little bit of sewing and do not require tying!
They are shown here in pinks and purples but can easily be changed to your guy's favorite colors.. or even better use some fabric licensed by his favorite pro or college team.
Blog post includes a step-by-step tutorial.
The clean lines and simple design of this quilt make it a great one to make for a guy.
DIY BBQ Aprons
If your guy is the king of the BBQ make him a fun apron. You can even personalize it with your Cricut. Gift the apron to him with a set of his favorite grilling spices packaged in a mason jar, some of his favorite BBQ sauce, or a new chef's knife.
Men’s Gift Guide – Great Gifts to Buy
Gifts for Men; Things to Buy
Guys can be notoriously hard to shop for. Whether you're shopping for your Dad, Brother, Boyfriend or Father in Law here are a few suggestions of things we think he will love.
We have picked out a variety of items from fun to serious at a wide range of price points.
There are so many fun socks for sale now, you can easily find a pair that your guy will love. My son and husband LOVE Stance socks. They are the only ones they will wear. The no-show socks actually stay put.
Outdoor Movie Projector
Perfect for a backyard movie night!
Apple AirPods Pro
I got a set of AirPods and thought I'd hate them. I ended up loving them. This "new and improved" set is more comfortable in your ears than the original.
I bought these headphones for myself then loved them so much that I got them for my husband for Father's Day. They are noise canceling and don't give you a headache when you're wearing them. I like them because you have the option to use them with or without a cord.
DJI Pocket 2
Does your Dad have a "Dad Vlog" ? Ours does. By far his favorite item for video is his DJI Pocket 2. The image is stable and clear. It's amazing the quality that comes out of this little thing.
Packing Cubes for Travel
My husband has a set of these and LOVES them. Use one pack for shirts, one for pants and one for socks. Throw them in a suitcase and everything stays organized when you’re on the go. A great gift idea for a traveling guy.
NERF Gun Set
DO NOT laugh! These things are not just for kids! Get him a set of two Nerf guns and watch him go to “war” with whoever is at your house on Christmas day. I've had this item on my guy's gift guide for years. It's a total classic!
Compact External Battery
Get him a small portable phone/device charger that he can keep in his pocket or briefcase. This one automatically knows how much power to deliver based on the device that it’s plugged into.
Speaking of chargers and cords…. this Cable Organizer will keep all of his electronics organized. Great for a tech dad or photographer.
DJI Mini Drone
My husband loves his drones. I asked, he said that DJI is the only way to go. They come in a variety of price points from a few hundred dollars to many more dollars than that. Pick the one that works for you. This mini is the newest model and on the top of my husband's "wish list" this year.
Solo Stove Bonfire
A portable campfire! Great for a Dad who loves the outdoors. This stove has a special feature that pulls the smoke away from you. So you can sit and enjoy your s'mores without inhaling all the smoke.
Mens Winter Leather Gloves
If your guy lives in cold weather climate, good winter gloves are always a good idea. These leather gloves are great for everyday use.
Mini Percussive Therapy Massager
Theragun's are "all the rage" this year. We got one for my husband when he strained his neck earlier this year. This model is a smaller version than the original, but both models would make great gifts.
Dad Jokes Book
This would be a cute gift for a dad or a dad to be (let him practice his dad jokes before the baby arrives!). Also makes a great stocking stuffer.
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this is a great list!
Deborah Hughes says
would like pattern for neck tie zip bag
Melissa Mortenson says
Just click the photo for the tutorial
Beatle fan says
Thank you! I love your style!