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25 DIY Gift Ideas For The Men On Your List

Men are notoriously difficult to buy gifts for, which means that they’re difficult to make gifts for as well. But we’ve rounded up 25 tried and true DIY projects that are sure to impress even the guy who seems to have it all. Continue reading to check out our favorite man-approved gift ideas.

1. DIY Painted Golf Tees

golf tee painted gift

Paint a set of golf tees for the golfer in your life… that way he won’t mix up his with anyone else’s. And it will add a bit of color to his golf bag, too. Make your way over to Design Improvised to find out how to make these. And it would be a great project for kids, too!

2. Easy DIY Beard Oil

diy beard oil

If your guy has facial hair, this might be the perfect gift for him. This DIY beard oil is made from various oils, with some essential oils to add scent. Head over to Squirrelly Minds to find out what ingredients you need and how to mix them all together.

3. Bow Tie Sewing Tutorial

diy bow tie gift

If you know someone who likes to get dressed up with a bow tie and a suit, then he’ll probably love a handmade bow tie. The key to this is the getting the measurements just right. Head over to The Sewing Sessions to find out how to make one of these stylish accessories.

4. DIY Beer Box Coasters

DIY Beer Box Coasters

These coasters made of beer boxes would be the perfect addition to any bachelor pad or man cave, and they’re quite easy to make. All you’ll need is  some clear sealer and a few wall tiles. Make your way over to The Sweeter Side of Mommyhood to find out how to make them.

5. Slim Fold Leather Wallet

Hand Sewn Leather Wallet

This slim leather wallet is a lovely gift for any guy who hates having a thick wallet in his pocket. It’s super simple to make, requiring only basic sewing skills and a small piece of leather. Head over to the Permanent Kisses blog to see the full photo tutorial.

6. Bacon Infused Whiskey

bacon infused whiskey
Give your cocktail-loving friend a special bacon infused version of their favorite whiskey… it’s sure to be their favorite gift of the season. Make your way over to Modern Wifestyle to find out exactly how to make it. It’s actually easier than you might think!

7. Grilling Apron

manly grilling apron

If your man is a fan of grilling, he’s sure to enjoy this DIY stenciled apron that’s perfect for any grillmaster. The design is simple to recreate since they have provided a template… and the apron itself is easy to sew too. Head over to Lovely Indeed to find out how to make one.

8. Leather Wrapped Flask

leather wrapped flask

Here’s another good one for those men who enjoy booze… a flask wrapped in various shades of leather. It’s an incredibly easy project, requiring only 3 things to complete. Check out the full photo tutorial over at I Spy DIY. You could also do alternating stripes for a different look.

9. Stenciled Mug

stenciled coffee mug

This mug has a cheeky saying on the side in a no-nonsense font… something that any guy is bound to love. It’s quite easy to make, using stencils and paint made specifically for ceramic surfaces. Make your way over to the Cherished Bliss blog to find out all the details.

10. Bay Rum Aftershave

bay rum aftershave

This DIY Bay Rum Aftershave is made with real jamaican spiced rum and a variety of essential oils. She recommends a specific type of non-GMO rum, and also provides free paintable labels for you to adhere to the bottle. Check out the tutorial over at the Mommypotamus blog.

11. DIY Colorblocked Tie

color blocked tie

If the guy you’re buying for likes to get dressed up, this uber stylish colorblocked tie might be the perfect present for him. And here’s the best part – all you have to do it paint a section of an existing tie! Make your way over to I Spy DIY to find out all the details.

12. DIY Bacon Salt

diy bacon salt

This bacon flavored salt is sure to be his favorite gift if he likes to cook (or if he liked to eat, for that matter). It’s perfect for garnishing foods, giving them an extra salty delicious flavor. Make your way over to Not Quite Nigella to find out how to make it.

13. Nuts and Bolts Chess Piece Set

nuts and bolts chess set

For the chess lover, this DIY chess piece set made out of a variety of nuts and bolts is sure to be a big hit. It even has a link to a tutorial for the board itself, which is made out of small bathroom tiles. Check out the tutorial for the chess pieces right here.

14. Wooden Slice Serving Board

diy wood slice board

If your guy is a fan of cheese and charcuterie, he’ll probably love this handmade serving board. It’s made out of a real slab of wood, and lots of mineral oil to give it a warm, finished look. Head over to Man Made to find out how to make this stylish rustic serving tray.

15. Mini Beer Crate

beer crate

This is a great gift for any beer lover on your list… simply make the rustic miniature beer crate, and fill it with a few of his very favorite beers. The crate itself is pre-made, so it’s really quite easy. Check out all the instructions over at the Northstory blog.

16. DIY Plaid Camera Strap

Camera Strap Plaid

If you know someone who loves to take photos, make them one of these lovely plaid and leather camera straps. It is attached right to your existing camera strap, making it incredibly easy to complete. Head over to the ModCloth blog to find out how to make one.

17. Leather Cup Jacket

leather cup jacket

This leather cup jacket functions just like a koozie, but looks super sophisticated with its hand stitched seam (which reminds me of a football). Make him one for game day and his craft cocktails will stay nice and cold. Get the full tutorial over at Design*Sponge.

18. DIY Eucalyptus Shaving Cream

eucalyptus shaving cream

This luxurious shaving cream is made of coconut oil, shea butter and a variety of essential oils including uplifting eucalyptus oil. He won’t want to go back to store bought shaving cream! Head over to The Darling Bakers to see the recipe along with some tips and tricks.

19. Scrabble Coasters

scrabble tile coasters

These fantastic coasters are made out of scrabble coasters and have cocktail and beer-related words to give them a creative spin. Find out how to make a set for your favorite guy over at Simply {Darr}ling. You’ll probably want to make yourself a set while you’re at it!

20. DIY Paracord Chair

DIY Paracord Chair

This one may require a bit more time and effort, but it will be well worth it! You’ll need lots of paracord of course, along with some oak wood and a variety of tools (which you might have on hand if you work with wood often). Check out the full tutorial over at Instructables.

21. DIY Cedar Bottle Opener

Cedar Bottle Opener

This simple DIY bottle opener is made of cedar wood and has a box on the bottom to catch all of the bottle caps so they don’t end up on the floor. Very clever! Make your way over to Shanty 2 Chic to check out the instructions and see the free plans.

22. Mustache Keychain

diy mustache keychain leather

If your man has a mustache obsession, this fantastic mustache keychain is a must. All you’ll need is some leather, the free printable template that is included, and a few other materials. Make your way over to Katrinshine to find out how to make one.

23. Reclaimed Wood Knife Rack

how to magnetic knife rack

This magnetic knife rack is made using a weathered piece of reclaimed wood, giving it a well-used, almost vintage style. Head over to eHow to find out how to construct one of these lovely pieces. The rustic style is sure to impress anybody on your shopping list.

24. Grillmaster Apron

easy bbq apron free printable

If your guy likes to think of himself as the king of the grill, this is definitely the gift for him. This one is easier than you might think, as they’ve provided the printable illustration for free. Head over to the Darice blog to get the template and to read the directions.

25. Gentleman’s Coasters

drink coasters

These slate coasters are customized with a unique process that involves a metallic Sharpie and some rubbing alcohol. You could do any pattern or design using the same process. Make your way over to Beckham and Belle to find out how to recreate this look.