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Surprise Him! Check Out These 50 DIY Christmas Gifts For Your Boyfriend!

It can be hard finding the perfect gift for your beau. Instead of emptying your wallet on movies and video games, why not whip him up something that he’ll use and appreciate a bit more than something that can be bought in the store? Surprise him! Check out these 50 DIY Christmas gifts for your boyfriend!

1. Magic BBQ Rub

Magic bbq rub diy

Stone gable shows us how to make some “magic” BBQ rub for men that love to spend time on the grill. Follow it up with the apron below for the perfect combo present!

2. Jack Daniels’ Soap Dispenser

Jack daniels soap dispenser

If you’ve got a Jack Daniels lover, then this idea from Curly Birds will be right up his alley. Jazz up the bathrooms a bit with one of these creations.

3. Comic Book Coasters

Diy comic book coasters

Mod Podge Rocks took some comic books and turn them into a fun coaster set for your man’s dorm room, apartment or man cave! Check out how to whip them up after the jump.

4. Serving Boards

Diy wood slice board

This is quite the chic addition to the kitchen. Visit ManMade to learn how to turn a piece of wood into the most stylish and functional serving board around.

5. Coffee Bean Soap

Diy coffee bean soap

Living Well Spending Less shows us how to make some coffee bean soap that he’ll want to lather himself up with every morning. Talk about the right kind of wake up call!

6. Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream

Homemade rosemary mint shaving cream top

Here’s another manly beauty product that you can make right in the kitchen. Check out Food For My Family and learn how to whip up this rosemary mint shaving cream for your beau to enjoy.

7. Apron

Diy manly apron

Here’s that fun apron we mentioned earlier. Lovely Indeed gives us the super easy details!

8. Photo Playing Cards

Diy photo playing cards

A Beautiful Mess showed us how to take a regular set of playing cards to the next level. Add some photos and personalize his deck!

9. Man Balm

Diy man balm

PopSugar made some man balm that your boyfriend could use too! He can lather his lips up and be kiss-ready with this little pot of love.

10. Leather Keychain

Diy leather keychain

The Crafted Life made this chic leather keychain and we think it’s a great idea for something personalized and sweet for your boyfriend to keep and remember you with. It’s a great stocking stuffer too!

11. Dipped Shot Glasses

Diy dipped shot glasses

Make his home bar a bit more stylish by gifting him a set of dipped shot glasses. Pick the color and shades yourself and follow along at PopSugar for the directions.

12. Hot Pepper Oil

Diy hot pepper oil

A Beautiful Mess gives us a great gift for the foodie boyfriends. Check out how to make some hot pepper oil this afternoon!

13. Tie Phone Case

Diy tie phone case

Does he lose his phone all the time? PopSugar shows us how to make the right kind of phone case – out of a tie – that he can sit right ton his desk at work.

14. Wine Bottle Tumblers

Diy wine bottle tumbler

Brit + Co takes it a step further when it comes to stocking his personal bar. Grab some old wine bottles and turn them into tumblers!

15. Mountain Clock

Diy mountain clock

Say Yes makes a chic mountain clock that could fit into his modern little space quite nicely. You could even paint it to match his own style.

16. Tripod Camping Stool

Diy tripod camping stooll

If he’s an outdoorsman, why not make something for him to use on his next adventure? Design Sponge will give you all the know-how for creating this tripod camping stool!

17. Leather Cord Roll

Diy leather cord roll

Or you can grab some leather and learn how to make a nice little organizer for all his electronic cords. Check it out at Brit + Co.

18. Mustache Mug

Diy mustache mug

Whipping up this little mustache mug is quite the easy task as well. He’ll love the sweet thought and use it every morning! (via)

19. Slipper Socks

Diy slipper socks

Martha Stewart shows us how to make some slipper socks that are quintessentially Christmas-worthy and cozy. He’ll love this for lounging!

20. Swiss Army Key Chain

Diy swiss army key ring

Over at Instructables, learn how to make a Swiss army key chain that will wow him! It’s not only functional but he’ll be so impressed with the creation.

21. Bottled Cocktails

Diy bottled cocktails

Bottle up some cocktails for him to try with some help from Brit + Co. These will be so much fun to experiment with in the kitchen.

22. Beard Oil

Diy beard oil for the manly man everythingetsy com

Does your bae have a beard? If so, why not make him some beard oil to keep it tamed with help from Everything Etsy?

23. Tiny Notebooks

Diy tiny notebooks

See Kate Sew made some tiny notebooks for the writers and artists in our lives. He can carry this around on his trips, in his car or on his way to class!

24. Leather Cuff

Diy leather cuff

The Red Kitchen made a leather cuff that’s manly enough to fit your boyfriend but also stylish enough to create a trend. Grab the details after the jump.

25. Skinny Ties

Skinny tie diy

Design Mom shows us how to make some skinny ties. You can make him an entire new collection if you check out this tutorial.

26. Bike Lunch Bag

Diy bicycle frame lunch bag

For those that love to ride their bike, Evil Mad Scientist make a frame lunch box that could come in handy. Pick out your prints and colors to match his style and get to work!

27. Sofa Caddy

Diy sofa caddy

Again, you’ll want to pick out a print or color that matches his personal style before you get started. And this sofa caddy from Sew4Home will get a lot of use!

28. Zen Garden

Diy zen garden

Curbly will help you give him the gift of relaxation. A zen garden for his home office or regular work space could be a sure way to his heart this Christmas.

29. Grill Rub Set

Diy grill rub set

We’re back to the grill with this one. Fire up the BBQ with Kojo Designs and give him a trio to try out.

30. Suspenders

Diy suspenders

A new pair of suspenders could be cool for a man with a funkier style. Check out A Beautiful Mess for the tutorial.

31. Bicycle Brake Clock

Diy bicycle brake clock

Instructables shows us how to take a bicycle break and turn it into a clock. What a cool addition to his space!

32. Handprinted Mouse Pad

Diy hand printed mouse pad

Design Sponge also gives us a great idea for jazzing up his office space. Learn how to hand paint a mouse pad with all the right flair.

33. Leather Sketchbook

Diy leather sketchbook

The Merrythought shows us how to make a slick leather sketchpad for the men in our lives with a bit more creativity running through their veins. It’s a great journal idea as well!

34. Pencil Holder

Diy pencil holder

Over at Strawberry Chic learn how to organize his desk top or have his drawing or writing pens on hand with ease. Turn some wood … into this!

35. Map Coasters

Diy map coasters

BHG teaches us how to take a map and turn them into a fun set of coasters. Again, this is great for a stylish apartment or to enhance his man cave.

36. License Plate Key Rack

License plate key rack

Grab one of his old license plates and turn it into a key rack. With some help from Kojo Designs, he’ll never lose his keys again.

37. Classic Socks

Classic men's socks diy

Of course you could always go traditional in the gift-giving sense. Visit Purl Soho and learn how to whip up a pair of cozy socks for him!

38. Chalkboard Mug

Diy chalkboard mug

Wit & Whistle gives us another mug idea that we love. Dipped in chalkboard paint, you can personalize it differently every day!

39. Leather Wallet

Diy leather wallet

See Katie Sew makes a leather wallet that will bring an easy smile to his face. And he’ll be able to actually use this one!

40. Army Guy Bowl

Diy army guy bowl

Make will make him giggle with this fun project. An army man bowl will be his newest addition to the dining room!

41. Car Kit

Diy car kit

Putting an emergency car kit together could be easy and special too. Check out the details over at Not Martha.

42. Roll-up Tool Organizer

Diy tool roll up organizer

If he has a large tool collection, why n to make something to help him with the organization of it all. One of these roll-up organizers could be really great! (via)

43. Laptop Riser

Diy laptop riser

An easy and chic laptop riser could be another great – and unique – present idea. Check out ManMade for the details.

44. Bacon & Beer Cupcakes

Diy bacon and beer cupcakes

Brit + Co goes with an edible gift that we’re drooling over too. Have him open up a batch of bacon and beer cupcakes – then let him dive right in.

45. Wooden Bungee Organizer

Diy wooden bungee organizer

And if you visit Brit + Co again you’ll find a great tutorial for one of these wooden bungee organizers. From glasses to cords, they’ll help out in any room!

46. Beer Tray

Diy beer tray

A beer tray could be a fun addition to this space as well, especially for serving snacks during ball games. Visit DIY Playbook for the know-how.

47. Wooden Slab Table

Wooden slab diy table

The Crafted Life made a wooden slab table that could help out with some decorating inside his space. He’ll also love that you made it all on your own!

48. Leather Mason Jar Sleeve

DIY Leather Mason Jar Sleeve

Check out this awesome e leather, mason jar sleeve we found over at A Beautiful Mess! It’s such a fun way to jazz up his favorite drinks.

49. Manly Hand Scrub

Manly hand scrub diy

Paper Turtle will have your man’s hands feeling extra soft and supple with this hand scrub. Learn how to whip it up yourself after the jump.

50. Bacon Salt

Diy bacon salt

And finally, why not add some bacon salt to his kitchen-inspired gifts this year? He’ll have so much fun experimenting with it! (via)