Struggling with gift ideas for the men in your life? Here are 10 DIY Gifts for Men that are easy to make and sure to be 100% useful too!
I don’t know about you, but I find shopping for men very stressful! Whether it’s a birthday or anniversary, whether it’s for my spouse, brother, Dad or father in law, gifting men seems to be a really tough task!
I can see the irony here, considering it’s men who usually complain that women are hard to please! But one advantage of this is that it really brings out my creativity. And the more out of the box and unique the gift is, the more it seems to be appreciated!
So since it’s Movember and all, and the holiday season is just around the corner, I thought it would be the perfect occasion to round up some DIY Gifts for Men that aren’t too hard to make – so don’t worry if you don’t have any carpentry skills!
10 DIY Gifts for Men that are Easy to Make
MacGyverisms has the perfect gift idea for a chess lover – a customized chess set, made with nuts and bolts! And before you think it’s going to be tacky, just take a look at this picture – it’s quite ‘classy and glamorous’!
Got a loved one who loves all things DIY? In that case, DIY Scoop has the perfect gift for him – a magnetic wrist band! Not only is it handy to catch all those annoying bits and pieces, it also looks kind of cool!
Huge fan of this watch organizer from Alyssa and Carla! This is perfect for those men who have a collection of watches but have trouble organizing them and thus end up using only one. Best part? This doesn’t take up drawer or shelf space, and you can hang it inside the wardrobe door if you don’t want it displayed outside.
If the man in your life treasures his time with his daily cuppa, make it a little extra special by customizing it with his monogram. Design Mom has all the instructions you need to make this simple yet elegant gift.
These stamped handkerchiefs from Heart Handmade would make a great stocking stuffer or as part of a gift set. They’re really easy to make, and even the kids could put them together without much effort. Stamp something that’s a little quirky and unique to the personality of the recipient.
If you’ve got an outdoorsy kind of man in your life, here’s a great gift idea from Storm Dranes Lanyard – a paracord lanyard key chain. We love how intricate it looks, and it’s so useful since it can be clipped on to the belt loop.
Sammi Leanne has the perfect gift for gaming freaks!! And it’s really not as hard as it looks, considering you start with an existing white cushion. Now this is a gift that’s going to be treasured!
Got a comic book nerd at home? The Pinning Mama shows you how you can turn any glasses or sunglasses case into a comic book themed one using a good deal of modge podge and comic paper!
If you’ve got a man in your life who’s inseparable from his tablet/iPad, this idea from Brit & Co is exactly what you should make. This is super easy to make – just make sure you get some good quality leather or faux leather to start with.
10. Box Zipper Pouch
If you like sewing, then Melly Sews’ tutorial for a box pouch is a must try. Whether the men in your life travel frequently or occasionally, they could all use a pouch for their toiletries, and this one does the job well!
Now these aren’t too hard, are they? Whether you can only spare the time for some stamped handkerchiefs or have the skills to make a box pouch, you can definitely put together a useful and good looking DIY gift for the special men in your life. You can also check out our lists for Father’s Day gifts and book lovers’ gifts for more ideas. Once you’ve decided what to make, it’s time to get crafting!