Finding homemade gifts for men can be a challenge. You need to consider what your recipient is most interested in.
Lots of men like anything made with duct tape.
Make a fun duct tape wallet for your guy.
Create a great guy gift with this duct tape business card case!
The tutorial is a book about Dad, but don’t you know several men that would love a small book about what they have meant in your life? I wish I had thought to do one for my Dad while I could.
Things We love About You Scrapbooks
Use photos and commentaries to create things we love about you scrapbooks.
Magazine of Your Man
Create a magazine of your man, with photos and articles that are all about him.
Stitch a leather card holder, which would be a handy gift for a man to carry his cards in.
Business Card Holder
Craft a business card holder using a magazine page, contact paper, and a bit of stitching.
Use leather or oilcloth to create attractive business card cases.
Scroll down for a tie wallet made from an old tie. Or it could be used as a coin pouch.
Wallet from Paperback Book
Craft a wallet from a paperback book.
A Tyvek wallet is made from the housing wrap and express mail envelope material – which is almost impossible to tear, and therefor quite a sturdy product.
Stamped Monogram Handkerchiefs
Use a permanent ink to make stamped monogram handkerchiefs.
Try this fun idea for guys. Beer Me coasters with beer images mod podged to tile. They would be great in a rec room, home office or den.
Great way to use old maps, when you make this map coaster set.
Make map coasters using an old atlas or city map.
Game Board Coaster
Use the game board from an old favorite game to make these clever game board coasters. They make great homemade gifts for men.
Make a felt or fleece coffee cozy to keep his drink hot or his hands cool.
Personalize a set of can coolers with his favorite team or sport.
Re-label beer or soft drink bottles with your own fun label.
Necktie Coffee Cozies
Use a favorite old necktie to make necktie coffee cozies.
Blue Jean Drink Cozy
Use some old jeans to make this sturdy and washable blue jean drink cozy.
Comic Book Flask
Mod Podge comic pages onto flask to create an easy comic book flask.
Use a sturdy box to decorate and fill with useful things to carry in a car travel kit.
Car Trash Bag
Help him keep his car neat and clean with a car trash bag.
Cup Holder for a Smart Car
Craft a cup holder for a smart car to hold his drinks.
Sew a cable cache bag to hold battery cables, safety goggles, and other items that are carried in the trunk of his car.
Use sucker sticks, a small plastic bucket, and an assortment of your guy’s favorite candy bars to make a candy bar bouquet.
Tasty Tackle Box
Help kids make this tackle box and fill with Dad’s, Grandpa’s, or Uncle’s favorite treat.
Craft a paper men’s billfold to hold a gift card or cash.
Shirt & Tie Card
Craft a shirt and tie card for a guy.
Shirt Cuff Card
Make an easy shirt cuff card to go with guy’s gift.
Mens Jacket Card
A few easy cuts and folds will produce this men’s jacket card.men’s jacket card.
This stitched catchall is quick to make and lays flat when not in use. Make with denim from old jeans.
Make a plaster cast of an item of interest to your recipient. When finished it can be used as a cast catchallor to hold small items.
Stitch a handy holder to fit over the arm of a chair, to hold all his T.V. necessities.
Personalized Hobby Boxes
Craft a personalized hobby box to match his interests.
Mod Podge or glue paper or photos your guy will love around a coffee can to hold his tools.
Make Clockin’ time, using plywood, a clock movement and Mod Podge. I love the comic section used, but you could put anything that is relevant to the recipient on the front.
This billiards clock would also look nice if it was painted.
Turn a used saw blade into a saw clock for his shop.
Vinyl Album Clock
A vinyl album clock is a fun way to recycle an old record.
Gears Cottage Clock
Use wire and metal washers to make this gears cottage clock.
A hat clip is easy to make and a great idea for guys who fish or indulge in other sports where they are apt to lose a cap.
Easy, clever way to stencil a personalized necktie, using freezer paper.
How to make a necktie.
Make a bow tie with this tutorial.
Applique a necktie shape on the front of a tshirt to make a necktie tshirt.
Lounge Around Towel
Quickly make this lounge around towel with one or more towels and elastic.
Quick sew heavy felt slippers will be nice and warm.
No Sew Slipper Socks
This easy no sew slipper socks are quick to make and warm to wear. Make some for everyone in the family!
Tie storage pockets are easy to add to the back of a necktie – and very handy.
I loved this idea! Draw the game board on a large piece of canvas. Buy sets of kids’ army men and paint some to have green,red, yellow, and blue sets. Make game cards, and add giant dice and a croupier’s stick. Store the giant Risk Game in an ammunition box from an army surplus store.
Personalized Poker Chips
Personalized poker chips are a clever idea for the weekly poker game.
Golf Ball Dog
Make an easy golf ball dog by gluing golf balls together. For a fun tail, glue on a golf tee with the point sticking up.
Golf Ball Keeper
Stitch a long skinny bag for a golf ball keeper he can attach to his golf club bag.
Golf Club Covers
Stitch golf club covers using fleece fabric and the ribbed tops of socks.
Paint tees with regular craft paint to make colorful tees that are easy to keep track of. Great gift for kids to make.
My Only Hole in 1
Make this fun My Only Hole in 1 wall hanging.
Stamp a dog tag to make a dog tag key chain, or necklace.
Lego Cuff Links
Great fun gift for a guy! Who wouldn’t love Lego cuff links – but I like the idea of using mini-figs for them.
Make cuff links using coins, gemstones, nuts and bolts, or special small souveniers. You will need the item plus epoxy and cuff link pads.
Clever ideas for cuff links made to perfectly suit the recipient. Check out the comments below for some creative ideas.
Coin Cuff Links
Make coin cuff links by attaching old or foreign coins to cuff link backs.
Create a hammock for relaxing in the shade.
Remote Control Holder
Stitch a remote control holder that fits over the arm of a chair or sofa, with pockets to keep all the remote controls handy.
Remote Control Pillow
Sew pockets on a pillow to make a remote control pillow.
Remote Caddy and Holder
Sew this fabric remote caddy and holder to put over the arm of a chair.
Sew this bed caddy to tuck under the mattress and keep items close at hand.
This would be a nice photo bookmark for the special man in your life.
Make a photo cube for him to put on his desk.
Binder Clip Photo Holder
Quick and inexpensive homemade gifts for men, you could make several of these binder clip photo holders as a set.
Sew a laptop sleeve.
iPad Cover with Wrap Around Pocket
Sew a handy iPad cover with wrap around pocket.
Easily stitch and iPhone cover to protect his iPhone.
Dad’s Tie Gadget Case
Use one of Dad’s old ties to make this creative gadget case for a cell phone, iPod or other holder.
Very clever teeny toolbox, this is made with an altoid tin, painted and decorated to look like a toolbox. Very nice.
Make this clever tool box and fill it with favorite treats. It can be used afterwards to hold small items.
Control Center Clipboard
Make a control center clipboard that will help him remember what he needs to do, etc.
Stitch a magnetic wristband to hold small metal items and free up hands.
Honey Do Belt
I like to think of this Honey Do belt as an emergency tool belt that you can keep handy – with the most used items in the pockets. Buy the apron and stencil the pocket.
Denim Wrench Casing
Sew a denim wrench casing to store his wrenches and keep them handy.
Drill Bit Holder
Sew a drill bit holder to keep his drill bits together.
Paint Can Wrap
Make a paint can wrap (with a new paint can) to hold an artist or calligrapher’s tools.
Clever idea for carrying necessities, sew this bicycle handlebar bag.
Easy Barbeque Apron to Make
Make this barbeque apron from any fabric the man in your life would love.
Make this clever tie snake to guard your guy’s desk top or keep drafts from coming in under the door.
Garage Key Rack
Create a garage key rack using an old license plate and a piece of board.
Stitch a firewood tote to make it easier for him to bring in a load of firewood.
Fire Starter from Dryer Lint
Create an easy fire starter from dryer lint.
Vintage Gun Sleeve
Stitch a vintage gun sleeve for him to store his gun in.
More Gift Ideas for Men
More gift ideas for men are here, but not all of them are for handcrafted items.
Frugal Homemade Gifts for Men
These frugal gifts for men ideas are not homemade, but I hope they will help you in shopping for the men in your family.
Here are several pages of links to think about for homemade gifts for men.