10 Easy DIY Gift Ideas for Men

Handmade gift ideas for him

Easy and Inexpensive DIY Gifts for Men

Getting the perfect gift for men is the toughest of all. But, with a bit of creativity, you can get them something that is useful, thoughtful, and frugal! And to help you out, I’ve gathered 10 DIY gift ideas for men that I guarantee they will LOVE!

1. Paracord Lanyard Project

Paracord Lanyard Project

This paracord lanyard idea is a super cool DIY gift not only just because it looks manly and heavy-duty, but also because of it’s functionality. When it’s finished, it amounts to 10 feet of paracord that can be used in emergency situations.

You’ll Need:

  • 10.5 feet of paracord
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Lighter
  • Snap hook
  • Swivel clip
  • Carabiner, or a keyring
  • Twist tie or clothespin


2. Car Travel Kit

car travel kit

If the man you’re buying for goes on a lot of road trips, a car travel kit is an essential item and perfect DIY opportunity. Just gather the supplies below, pack them in a nice box, and you’re good to go.

You’ll Need:

  • Cardboard box
  • Self-adhesive Velcro
  • Tire gauge
  • Flashlight
  • Swiss Army knife
  • Compass
  • Maps
  • Pencil
  • Notebook


3. Easy Homemade Shaving Lotion

Easy Homemade Shaving Lotion

Shaving cream can get expensive so a tub of handmade shaving lotion is always going to be appreciated. Plus, this particular recipe leaves skin feeling soft and moisturized which sounds amazing.

You’ll Need:

  • 1 Bottle Herbal Essence Shampoo
  • 1 Bottle Herbal Essence Conditioner
  • 6 Tbsp Aveeno Lotion
  • 4 Tbsp Baby Oil
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • 16 oz airtight container or (2) 8 oz airtight containers


4. DIY Beer Coasters

DIY Beer Coasters

This is such a fun idea for DIY coasters! Perfectly manly and pretty frugal to make too if you already have the cardboard holders on hand.

You’ll Need:

  • Six-Pack cardboard beer holders
  • Scissors
  • Ceramic tiles
  • Felt
  • Mod Podge
  • Hi-gloss Lacquer


5. DIY Bottle Opener

Bottle opener DIY gift ideas for men

There are many different ways to customize and create a homemade bottle opener, so you can make this very personalized! It’s something you know he’ll use too. You could even bundle it with something like the beer coasters above.

Check out our top 5 DIY bottle opener ideas.

6. Money in a Chocolate Box!

Money in a Chocolate Box!

If you really can’t think of what to get for the man you’re buying for, you can never go wrong with cash! This is a super fun way to package it up too as they won’t expect it at all.

You’ll Need:

  • A candy box (reuse one or buy one at a craft store)
  • Paper candy liners
  • Money
  • Glue or double sided tape
  • Foam stickies


7. Mini Bar in a Jar

Mini bar in a jar

The mini-bar in a jar is a classic gift idea perfect for a birthday, Christmas, or any special occasion! It’s funny, relatively inexpensive to put together, and you can customize it with your boyfriends, husbands, dads, brothers, cousins, or friends favorite drinks.


8. Secret Book Safe

Book safe

Ok…I don’t think there’s a single guy who doesn’t like secret compartments, and a secret book compartment is straight out of the movies. There are so many cool things that could be stored in one of these DIY book safes, and you could even put something special in there (like some money) when you give it as a gift.

You’ll Need:

  • A book
  • A box cutter
  • A brush
  • Puzzle glue


9. Bottle Cap Fishing Lures

Bottle cap lures

For the beer drinking fisherman in your life, these DIY bottle cap lures couldn’t be more perfect. They’re quite inexpensive to make as well!

You’ll Need:

  • Bottle caps
  • Treble hooks
  • Swivel snap connectors
  • Round slip jump rings


10. Leather Wallet

Man holding leather wallet up to camera

This is one of the more advanced DIY gifts for men on this list but if you can pull it off, it’s one of the coolest handmade gifts as well. In the end, it will take around 2 hours to make.


Homemade gifts for men

Final Thoughts

Now that you have some ideas, time to get crafting! As we said above, all of these handmade gift ideas are perfect for pretty much any occasion and any man. Just pick one that’s within your abilities and figure out how to put your own spin on it if you want to make it really special.

What’s your favorite DIY gift idea on this list? Let us know in the comments!

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