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DIY gifts for him – and how to make them

DIY gifts for him

It’s hard to find the perfect gift and when you’re scouring the Internet for the perfect presents for him, it can feel a little overwhelming. But nothing says “thoughtful” quite like a homemade gift. Whether you’re in need of a present for your boyfriend, husband, brother or best friend, a DIY gift comes from the heart and is always appreciated. Check out our top four DIY gifts for him and instructions on how to make them.

1. Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a coupon booklet

Customized coupons are a super quick craft idea to solve your gift dilemma. All you need is a piece of paper and some pens or craft supplies to draft a beautiful card. On the inside, write out your coupons for fun activities. To round it off, you can wrap it up with some ribbon. Here are some ideas:

  • A back massage
  • A homemade dinner or breakfast
  • Breakfast in bed
  • An adventure hike/trip
  • Dinner at their favorite restaurant
  • Washing the car
  • Taking over all the household chores for a day

Extra tip: you can find plenty of templates for printable coupon booklets online.

2. Knitted wool hat or scarf

This one’s a little more advanced because you need to know how to knit. But then again, teaching yourself the skill means he’ll be doubly impressed. And you’ll never struggle for a DIY gift ever again. Wool hats, scarves, gloves, socks, jumpers – the sky’s the limit. All you need are:

  • Knitting needles
  • Wool of your choice
  • Knitting pattern

3. Leather tool pouch

Leather is fairly easy to work with, especially when you’re working with leather glue instead of a leather punch. Just get yourself a nice piece of quality leather. Cut it in two and lay the second piece on top of the first. Then shape the pockets according to your preferred style and glue the sides into place. If you need some inspiration, there are plenty of good online tutorials on how to make a leather tool pouch or belt from scratch. You’ll need:

  • Leather
  • Leather glue or sewing equipment

4. Box of luxurious home-baked goods

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, as they say. For an extra special treat this year, you could bake him some luxurious cookies. From classic chocolate chip cookies to homemade pie or chocolate fudge brownies, with a bit of decorative sprinkles or icing, you can quickly turn a standard recipe into his favorite treat. That’s one yummy DIY gift for him!