20 Homemade Gifts for Men He’ll Want to Use


What to make for men this year for Christmas presents is no longer the question! {I’ve got your back}  Here are the best homemade gifts for men to make for your adult son, boyfriend, husband, Dad, father-in-law, or significant other!  These DIY gifts for men include pictured tutorials for a leather journal, leather tool roll, coffee cozy, laptop case, cord roll, bacon salt, keychain, pajamas and pre-shave oil and beard balm.

Create a new Christmas tradition or do a simple activitiy for kids with these awesome holiday crafts! Use these pictured instructions to make Holiday CraftsDIY DecorFood and RecipesParty Ideas, Free Printables, and Activities for Kids perfect for the holiday season!

Homemade Gifts for Men

Homemade Gifts for Men

1.  Laptop Sleeve Tutorial ~ Looking for a fashionable yet inexpensive laptop or tablet case, why not make your own? With this tutorial you’’ll learn how to take a piece of leather material and turn it into a stylish way to transport your device!

2.  DIY Leather Tool Roll ~ Using leather scraps you can sew him a heavy duty tool caddy that can roll up for easy storing.  Travels nicely too!

3.  DIY Leather Journal {gifts for men} ~ Take a boring journal and turn it into something unique and fabulous! Wrap it in leather and personalize it with their name or initials. The leather gives it a masculine touch making it perfect for gift giving, or chronicling your own adventures.

4.  DIY Magnetic Wristband ~ A magnetic wristband that’s a great helper when using power tools.

5.  Paracord Survival Keychain ~ Here is a great pictured tutorial where you’’ll learn how to create paracord keychains. An easy project that is perfect for kids. Great for an indoor activity on cold rainy days this winter! Plus, they are a cute accessory for keys!

6.  Firewood Tote ~ This firewood tote sews up super quick, and will make carrying wood to your fireplace a whole lot easier.  It comes with a free downloadable PDF file so there’s no guess work involved.  Fabulous!

7.  DIY Leather Cord Roll ~ Help keep the man in your life organized with this leather cord roll.  No sewing is necessary so anyone can make it!

8.  DIY Gold Leaf Cuff Links ~ Make a set of gold leaf cuff links with oven bake clay, gold leaf flakes and cuff link blanks.

DIY Gifts for Men

DIY Gifts for Men

9.  DIY Hand Painted Mug ~ You don’t have to be a coffee drinker to love a mug!  Use a porcelaine outliner to hand paint a ceramic mug.

10.  Bacon Salt ~ Because we all know that everything is better with bacon, right?!  This simple recipe combines bacon, sea salt and pepper.  That’s it!

11.  Knit Coffee Cozy ~ Make a knit coffee cozy for that special man in your life.  It’’s an inexpensive and thoughtful Christmas gift.  When Dad’s at work he can warm his hand and his heart every time he takes a sip!  {{wink}}

12.  DIY Wood Slice Serving Board ~ Have you ever thought about making your own wood cutting boards for yourself or as a gift? Me neither, until I saw how easy it is to accomplish! Click on the link for the full tutorial.

Gifts for Men

Gifts for Men

13.  DIY Pre-Shave Oil ~ Pamper dad or your significant other with this amazing Pre-Shave Oil. It combines castor oil and olive oil leaving their skin extra smooth and moisturized. It’’s a practical gift he can continue to enjoy. Perfect for sensitive skin.

14.  Rum Spice Aftershave ~ Keep him wonderfully scented with this amazing after shave made from leftover rum and orange peels.

15.   Handmade Cedar Shave Soap ~ The men in your life are going  to love this one!  Husbands. Father’s. Grandfather’s.  Uncles.  We sometimes forget about them in our crafting.  An excellent gift idea!

16.  Beard Balm ~ This homemade beard balm is the perfect gift for taming your man’s facial hair.  It’s a wonderful woodsy scent that combines cedar and rosemary oils.

17.  Manly Toiletry Bag ~ I made these Toiletry bags for most of the men in our family since they all needed them, and this was a gift that actually was homemade as well as liked and used.

18.  Crochet Brim Hat ~ Crochet a brim hat beanie for him.  If you’re a beginner crocheter this pattern is perfect for you.

19.  Cargo Pocket PJ Pants ~ This tutorial shows you how to make PJ bottoms for men including pockets.  I love the idea of picking out just the right fabric for him!

20.  Vertical Stripe Crochet Scarf ~ A simple crocheting project for beginners, this scarf can easily be made for men or women.


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  1. Hi Jessica! Can you tell me which projects are incorrect and send me the correct url’s. We’re still trying to fix these “bugs”. So sorry for the inconvenience.

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