While I love to give (and receive) handmade gifts, I know that not everyone appreciates them quite as much. Guys can be especially hard to please in the DIY gift department, but you’re sure to find something on this list. I’ve given many to rave reviews and some are on my next round of to do’s.

20+ DIY Gifts for Guys - that he'll actually like!


Frame His Favorite T-Shirts – Make his favorite old concert, race, team or other t-shirts into a keepsake for an office or man cave.

How to Frame T-Shirts - great DIY gift idea


Beer Coaster Shadow Box – create a keepsake of favorite beers and breweries. Perfect DIY gift for the beer lover.

Beer Coaster Shadow Box - create a keepsake of favorite beers and breweries. Perfect DIY gift for the beer lover.


Personalized Bar Set (HGTV) – A thoughtful and fully customizable gift including coordinating glasses and coasters.

Personalized Bar Set (HGTV) - DIY Gifts for Guys


DIY Mason Jar Cocktails (Something Turquoise) – I love this idea and they are so customizable for every taste. You can make non-alcoholic versions too. Pair it with the next gift for a totally personalized gift!

Etched Mason Jar Glasses – add a monogram or sports team insignia. Pair with mason jar cocktail idea above for a double whammy winner!

DIY Etched Mason Jar Mugs


Wooden Beer Tote (The New Hobbyist) – This beer caddy showcases it’s own bottle opener. Always be prepared!

Make a Wooden Beer Tote (The New Hobbyist)



Backyard Drink Caddy (Man Made DIY) –  perfect gift for those who love to do outdoor entertaining or to coordinate with backyard game gifts (keep reading).

Wooden Yard Dice – You can play dozens of dice games with these backyard wooden yard dice.

DIY Wooden Yard Dice


Giant Jenga (Instructables) – Hours of fun for your backyard get togethers, camping trips or the beach. Just watch out when they fall!

Giant Jenga - diy gifts for men (instructables)


Toasted Seasoning Salt (Better Homes and Gardens) – great gift for the griller on your list.

Savory Herb Salt Rub (Better Homes and Gardens) – He’ll love experimenting with these new bbq rubs made by you.

Mason Jar Herb Garden – If your guy likes to cooke with fresh herbs, this one is simple and I can attest the herbs grow like crazy!

Mason Jar Herb Garden

Personalized Leather Cord Keeper – He’ll never have to deal with tangled headphones or charger cords again.

DIY Leather Cord Keeper - with monogram


Car Travel Kit – (Martha Stewart) – all the essentials for a guy who travels a lot in his car.

Stenciled Garden Rocks – This simple to make gift can be personalized in almost any way – try a favorite sports team logo or his last initial.

Stenciled Rocks - Monogram and Hawkeye


Handstamped Penny Keychain– stamp with initials, dates or names to create a special keepsake he can use every day.

Hand Stamped Penny Keychain


Dino iPhone Tripod (Cool Mom Tech) – I don’t know why, but even I’d want one of these. It may not be necessary, but it’s cool!

Make a Dino iPhone Tripod (Cool Mom Tech)


Floppy Disk Planters (Brit + Co) – the inner geek in me loves these! If you’re not old enough to have used these, just keep on scrollin’.

DIY Floppy Disk Planter (Brit + Co)


License Plate Pencil Holder (Lumber Jocks) – Help him celebrate the state he’s in or where he’s come from with a daily reminder on his desk.

License Plate Pencil Holder (Lumber Jocks)


Can Star Ornament (Instructables)- Make with his favorite soda or beer brand – or make a variety set for a “manly” tree.

How to Make a Can Star Ornament - from favorite soda or beer cans


Trophy Bottle Toppers (Country Living) – Ever wondered what to do with those old trophies collecting dust in the garage or basement? Pick a one or two he’s willing to part with and make it into something he may actually use, while reliving the glory days.

Happy crafting! If you’re looking for more inspiration, check out my Pinterest board on DIY Gifts for Men. Let me know if you make any of these and what the verdict was – did he love it or not so much?



  • Sue
    Posted December 3, 2015 2:40 pm 0Likes

    Guys are always hard to buy for. Some good ideas here I like the floppy disc planters! #bloggingonyourownterms

  • Liana
    Posted December 3, 2015 2:50 pm 0Likes

    I love making homemade gifts,these ideas are fabulous!

  • fabiolaofmexico
    Posted December 3, 2015 7:53 pm 0Likes

    There’s a couple on here my husband would love. Thanks!

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