Gifts To Make For Men – DIY Handmade Presents

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Sometimes it can be hard to come up with that perfect gift for the man in your life. Does your man have everything? Well, here is a great list of gifts to make for men – handmade presents that you can DIY yourself. 


Gifts To Make For Men


Gifts To Make For Men - some brilliant ideas for DIY handmade presents for the man in your life. Perfect for birthdays, Christmas, father's day & more. Easy sewing and making tutorials for each gift idea. Create your own personalised hand made gift for your father, boyfriend , fiance or husband. Fully customisable gifts that you can make at home. Perfect presents for the man who is hard to buy for.


Men can sometimes be difficult to buy for. They often don’t want or need anything. 

But I always think that a homemade creation shows a bit more thought and effort than a shop bought idea. Sometimes all you do need to do is use a more masculine fabric, and it becomes an ideal man gift.  And so I hope that you find something in this list that fits the bill.

What kind of thing should you be making when making a gift for a man? Here are some of my favourite ideas…


Fabric Bookmark


Does your man love to read? Then this fabric bookmark makes a perfect present. Make it in a suitable fabric, such as his favourite football team or comic book character. And why not buy him his favourite author’s new blockbuster and include this in the package?


Face Mask


Men need to wear these just as much as women do. And it can be quite difficult to find a masculine one. Why not make one in a manly fabric, or let him show his inner geek? See here how you can make your own.


Beard Balm


Beard balm is a brilliant present for male friends and family with facial hair that need taming. And it is so easy to make. This post from Happiest Camper shows you how.

Photo courtesy of Happiest Camper



Rice Bag Hand Warmers


These reusable hand warmers are perfect for the cold weather. Heat them up in the microwave and have them in your pockets to keep your hands toasty as the temperatures start to freeze. Find out how to make them here.


Comic Book Character Soap


I really love this idea! My other half is a huge Star Wars fan. So this Hans Solo Carbonite soap idea from The gingerbread house makes a great stocking filler idea for boys and men of all ages. They have lots of other great gift ideas on their blog too, so go check them out. This step by step tutorial shows you how to make it.

Hans Solo Carbonite Soap
Photo courtesy of The Gingerbread House


Ear Bud Case


Most men that I know love tech and have earphones that they just carry around in their pockets. Why not help them to stay organised by making an earphone pouch for them, in a fabric that they will love?

Ear bud case


Comic Book Coasters


Whether your man is a tea, coffee or soda drinker, he needs somewhere to place his cup. And these DIY comic book coasters from Drugstore Divas are a great idea for preventing him from marking the furniture. Go see the tutorial to find out how to make them.

Photo courtesy of Drug Store Divas


Fabric Coasters


Or if you sew and have a whole load of fabric scraps, why not also make these very easy fabric coasters? Make them in his favourite fabric for his den or study and save the furniture from heat marks!

Easy fabric coasters


Reusable Straw Case


While your man is out and about, why not make your man a cool reusable straw case to keep his pocket dry and his reusable straw clean? This tutorial will show you how to make them.

Reusable Straw Case


Reusable Sandwich Wrap


And whilst you pack his reusable straw case, why not make a matching reusable sandwich wrap in a masculine or cool fabric choice?

Reusable Sandwich Wrap


Flannel Hankies


These flannel hankies are a perfect beginner make. And these are a thoughtful gift that most men appreciate. Plus, they can be up cycled from an old shirt. See the tutorial over at Beginner Sewing Projects.


Photo courtesy of Beginner Sewing Projects


Dog Poo Bag Pouch 


Is your man a dog lover? Then he will love this pouch for clipping to his belt to hold poo bags when he takes the dog for a walk. Keep your poop bags close at hand. See the tutorial here.

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For those of you that love to sew with stretch fabric, why not make your man a t-shirt in a cool fabric? He will love a custom made make. My personal go to favourite pattern is the Peak T-shirt pattern found in this book of unisex patterns from Wendy Ward.


Peak T-shirt


Bow Tie


Whilst we are on the subject of clothing, you could also make your man this lovely bow tie, which is a brilliant tutorial over at Handmade in the Heartland. It is fun and super simple to sew.

Photo courtesy of Handmade In The Heartland


Tie Or Waistcoat


And still in the clothing department, most men get boring shop bought ties. Stand out from the crowd by making him a custom tie in a cool fabric. And for added effect you could even make a matching waistcoat. I love this pattern by Simplicity that has a lot of different styles and sizes included.

Simplicity pattern 4762 for mens waistcoats and ties




Does your man need a lanyard for work? Then why not make a custom fabric one. This tutorial over at The Goods Design Co. shows you how.

Photo Courtesy of The Goods Design Co.


Chapstick Holder


Men love soft lips too. And what better way to keep his lip salve to hand than a lip salve holder that he can clip to his belt or bag? Again, made in a manly fabric, this makes a brilliant present. See this tutorial to find out how to make it.

Lip balm holders


Soda Can Cake


This is a great idea for the man who loves soft drinks. Make it with his favourite cans of soft drink…or it can even be made with his favourite beer cans! Add lottery tickets, candy bars and scratch cards to personalise it even more. Find the fun tutorial over at The Keele Deal.

Photo courtesy of The Keele Deal


Hessian Shower Pouf


Do you loathe those plastic shower scrubbers but your man loves the way that they wash and exfoliate? Then why not make him a burlap shower pouf? Brilliantly exfoliating, add it to his favourite bath or shower wash and let him pamper himself. See here for how to make it.


Heat Therapy Rice Bags


Has your man got aches and pains? It is easy to make a heat therapy pack with a few simple items. It is a thoughtful gift for anyone who needs to relax or has to deal with nagging pain. See the tutorial over at Massage Gear Guru.

Photo courtesy of Massage Gear Guru


So I hope that I have given you plenty of ideas there for some gifts to make for men. Have you decided to make any of them? Or have you other ideas? I would love to hear your comments. Comment below, or find me over on my social media channels.

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Gifts To Make For Men - some brilliant ideas for DIY handmade presents for the man in your life. Perfect for birthdays, Christmas, father's day & more. Easy sewing and making tutorials for each gift idea. Create your own personalised hand made gift for your father, boyfriend , fiance or husband. Fully customisable gifts that you can make at home. Perfect presents for the man who is hard to buy for.

4 Replies to “Gifts To Make For Men – DIY Handmade Presents”

  1. Caz / InvisiblyMe says:

    Ooo some really good ideas. I especially like the ear bud case. I’ve seen some cases for those super expensive bluetooth buds and they’re £50+! I also like the soda can cake with scratchcards – I wouldn’t mind receiving that myself! xx

    1. Jo Boyne says:

      The earbud cases are really handy. I keep one in the car with some loose change for parking etc. And they clip to your bag easily too.

  2. Joanne says:

    These are some really great ideas! I often stick to food type gifts for men. A few years ago I made a bunch of spice rubs and seasoning packets for my step father who often can’t/won’t use the ones sold in stores since they have added sugar in them.


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