Wow Him This Holiday Season With These 80+ DIY Gifts For Guys
If you're unsure of what to get the men in your life this holiday season, we've totally been there. It's all about finding a gift that's both thoughtful and useful. Well, what's better than receiving a gift? Receiving a gift handmade specifically for you! So, in the spirit of the gifting season, we've rounded up more than 80 DIY gifts that are suitable for boyfriends, coworkers, BFFs, and brothers, or really any guy you'd like to treat during the 2019 holidays. From wooden bottle stoppers to chalkboard mugs and adorable scrapbooks, we've got all the best present ideas. See what best suits your loved one with the DIY gifts we've collected, ahead!
— Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes and Emily Co
DIY Wooden Bottle Stoppers
He'll cap his wines in style thanks to these burned wooden bottle stoppers.
DIY Cutting Board Tablet Holder
If he loves to cook, give him an easy way to look up recipes with the cutting board tablet holder.
DIY Photo Candle Holder
Make him a candle full of memories with the photo candle holder.
DIY Gradient Soap Bars
These gradient soap bars are so cool looking, he won't want to use them.
DIY Chalkboard Mug
Make his morning cup of joe as personal as can be with the chalkboard mug.
DIY His and Her Sharpie Mugs
You won't believe how easy these his and her sharpie mugs are to DIY.
DIY Mini Magazine Notebook
He'll love the thought behind this sweet mini magazine notebook.
DIY Photo Wall Clock
This photo wall clock is a lot easier to make than it looks.
DIY Wooden Cutting Board
The wooden cutting board comes in handy for so many things, like delicious charcuterie boards.
DIY Highlights Scrapbook
The highlights scrapbook is made out of recycled materials for a super cheap and eco-friendly DIY!
DIY Instagram Calendar
Make him a calendar he'll cherish forever with this Instagram calendar DIY.
DIY Stamped Bar Leather Bracelet
He'll love the edgy style that the stamped bar leather bracelet gives him.
DIY Photo Playing Cards
If he loves card games, take his go-to deck of cards up a notch with the photo playing cards.
DIY Copper-Dipped Shot Glasses
These grown-up copper-dipped shot glasses will make very chic stocking stuffers.
DIY Cheese Knives
Make him some cool cheese knives for hosting.
DIY Wood Slab Table
Make him a rustic wood slab side table he's sure to be impressed with.
DIY Taco Stand
He'll be totally impressed with your DIY skills if you make him this DIY taco stand. Go above and beyond by filling it will homemade tacos!
DIY Buffalo Check Rosemary Soap
This DIY buffalo check rosemary soap looks (and smells) like it came from a high-end store — but it's an easy and affordable DIY!
DIY Typographic Luggage Tags
These customizable DIY typographic luggage tags are perfect for the globe-trotting guy in your life.
DIY Geometric Wood Trivets
These geometric wood trivets do double duty — they keep your tables safe, and they they make pretty decor.
DIY Hot Pepper Oil
This hot pepper oil is perfect for a man who feels at home in the kitchen.
DIY Homemade Spiced Rum
Fill a pretty bottle with this homemade spiced rum for a tasty, boozy gift he's sure to love.
DIY DIY Rum-Spice Aftershave
This homemade rum-spice aftershave costs almost nothing to make and uses a lot of things hiding in your pantry.
DIY Fabric Photo Transfer Journals
These fabric photo transfer journals make pretty and personal gifts.
Mix him his own personal scent that he can spritz all over — and won't cause others to hold their breath as he walks by.
DIY Stamped Leather Keychain
He'll never misplace his keys again if you make him this awesome personalized leather keychain!
DIY Modern Bottle Opener
It doesn't get much easier or more useful than this modern bottle opener DIY.
DIY Easy Catch All Wood Tray
Some cool contact paper is pretty much all you need for this easy DIY catch-all wood tray.
DIY Cheers Gift Basket
This boozy seasonally-themed gift basket will have beer and whiskey fans drooling.
DIY Homemade Seasoning Mixes
Simple packaging makes this set of homemade seasoning mixes an inexpensive and easy edible gift.
DIY iPad Case
Create a dip-dyed canvas case for his iPad.
DIY House Number Wall Planter
This DIY house number wall planter is also great for renters looking for removable front porch decor.
DIY Bacon Bouquet
Men may not love getting a bouquet of roses, but they'll love a bouquet chock-full of bacon!
DIY Cookie and Brownie Mixes
Use photos, twine, and jars to make these cute cookie and brownie mix gifts.
DIY Spiced Latte Hand Soap
You'll win him over with this DIY spiced latte hand soap.
DIY Charging Station
Make this neat charging station that will keep his cords tidy and organized in an upcycled plastic bottle.
DIY Leather Keychain
Create a simple leather keychain for the men in your life.
Make him his own personalized mousepad for working in style.
DIY Tie Phone Case
Use an old tie he barely wears to make this one-of-a-kind phone case.
DIY Beer Beef Jerky
The way to his heart is probably through his stomach, so why not make him some beer beef jerky?
DIY Bar Tags
Give these DIY leather bar tags hung on some nice bottles of liquor.
DIY Aftershave Lotion
Instead of trying to figure out the right present for your man, make him personalized aftershave lotion that he'll love.
DIY Skinny Ties
This easy DIY transforms vintage ties into fashionable and modern-looking skinny ties.
This suede catchall is easy to make and perfect for holding the little things he loves.
DIY Wooden Sofa Sleeve With Cup Holder
This wooden sofa sleeve with cup holder DIY requires a little extra elbow grease, but it totally pays off!
DIY All-Purpose Man Balm
This all-in-one man balm can be used for anything from cracked hands to pomade for your hair.
DIY Mason Jar Sleeve
He'll love this leather mason jar sleeve for beer or coffee.
DIY Color-Blocked Instagram Ornaments
Pick a handful of Instagram photos you know he'll love, and create these cute ornaments using them.
Homemade No-Bake Oreo Truffles
Who doesn't love Oreos and truffles?
Homemade Chocolate-Almond Toffee
He'll want to indulge in this homemade chocolate-almond toffee as soon as he sees it.
DIY Peppermint Candy
These peppermint hard candies are so cute and colorful — what's not to love?
Homemade Chocolate Caramel Popcorn
Make your own popcorn instead of handing out store-bought ones as gifts.
DIY Coffee Grounds Soap
Find out how to make these homemade coffee grounds soaps.
DIY Map Photo Frame
These map photo frames are perfect for the travel enthusiast to frame up their favorite photos from trips.
DIY Hot Buttered Rum Mix
Cozy up with some pals and treat him to hot buttered rum mix in jars.
DIY Flavored Salts
Flavored salts make a great gift for the foodie who loves to cook.
DIY Shaving Cream
He'll have a smooth shave with this homemade shaving cream.
DIY Tea Bags
Make these cute tea bags with a special blend of customized tea to show your love.
Homemade Filet Mignon Beef Jerky
Make this fancy filet mignon beef jerky for all the men in your life.
DIY Secret Book Safe
This just might be the coolest DIY gift ever, and your bookworm pal will surely go nuts over this secret stash book. Hollow out his all-time favorite book, and you'll have a winner.
DIY Rose Petal Lip Balm
Putting rose petals from a bouquet you already have into a lip balm is just genius.
DIY Body Lotion
Whip up some homemade body lotion as a holiday gift for your man friend. He'll love how natural it is and how well it moisturizes his skin.
DIY Bug-Away Scented Floating Candles
These scented floating candles are pretty, but are hiding a deadly secret. Well, deadly to bugs, at least. They are effective in chasing off those unwanted pests!
Limoncello makes a great present for those with a fondness for cocktails.
DIY Picture Magnets
Make these special magnets out of holiday cards and photos.
DIY Map Votive
If he loves to travel, then these map votives are ideal decor. They're affordable to make and are perfect gifts. All you need are dollar-store votives and an old atlas.
DIY Thread-Wrapped Bracelet
Update an old bangle with thread for a colorful new accessory.
DIY Coffee Grounds Candle
The coffee addict will love this coffee grounds candle that will have a subtle hint of that heavenly smelling drink.
Homemade Vanilla Hot Chocolate Mix
Gift someone special the comfort only hot chocolate can give!
DIY Spice Rub
This spice rub is great for a variety of dishes. POPSUGAR Food says it suits anything from roasted vegetables to grilled chicken.
DIY Map Tile Coasters
If you have leftover maps, then these map tiles are the perfect complements. They're sturdy, fun, and make good conversation starters. You can even personalize them with maps of places the gift recipients have been to!
Homemade Chocolate-Covered Bacon
Chocolate-covered bacon?! You might need to make a big batch in case you decide to keep some to yourself.
Homemade Thin Mints
Give your loved one his Girl Scout fix year-round with these homemade Thin Mints.
DIY Denim Coasters
Who doesn't need more coasters in their lives? These beauties can save your furniture from condensation and other pesky marks. If you don't want to buy new coasters and have an old pair of jeans lying around, then try this easy DIY.
DIY T-Shirt Bag
Convert a simple tee from his university into this handy t-shirt bag that he can bring with him to the market or gym.
DIY Hand Sanitzier
Battling illness in college is never fun, nor is it easy. This DIY hand sanitizer is a creative and thoughtful way to keep those germs away.
DIY Sleep Salve
This sleep salve will relax the user right into dreamland.
These rosemary-sesame pecans are so good, no one will have the discipline to keep their hands away.
Garam Masala Popcorn
Inspired by garam masala popcorn, this Indian-spiced popcorn recipe is a nice break from sweet holiday treats. Butter-free, salty, and filled with spices, the Indian-spiced popcorn will become your loved one's new go-to treat.
Homemade Cheese Crackers
One word: yum. These homemade cheese crackers will be the talk of your loved one's day, and their scrumptious flavor sure beats store-bought!
Low-Carb Peanut Butter Truffles
Peanut butter fans will love these sweetened low-carb peanut butter truffles.