By Noreen Doll.
Terrific handmade gifts for men aren’t so hard to find if you think about what he really likes and enjoys.
Most men would use a fleece blanket, but what makes it unique is how you finish it for your specific guy. Use these same ideas for a fleece hat or scarf.
If he’s into sports, hunting, or fishing, look for fleece that has his favorite team logo. Or camo fleece, or hunting or fishing patterns.
Think of things he can use in conjunction with his interests, such as bags or containers that he can use to carry what he needs for hunting or fishing.
Or create theme related containers or holders for use while watching his favorite team’s games on television such as snack dishes or remote control pockets.
Consider personalizing tee shirts or anything he uses regularly with a Star Wars motif or his favorite team logo.
Handmade Gifts for Men – Beverage Gift Ideas
Monopoly Coasters & Wine Charms
Sports Jersey Insulated Beverage Holder
Containers – Handmade Gifts for Men
Vinyl Record Recycled Partyware
Collapsible Box from Bamboo
Create a collapsible box from bamboo placemat – an interesting box for storage that can be collapsed when not in use.
Wooden Shoe Box
Build a handy wooden shoe box with horseshoe handles on each end.
Stamp designs and antique with shoe polish to make a round moroccan box.
Lined Boxy Pouch
Stitch a lined zippered boxy pouch he can use when he travels. The camouflage fabric is a nice look.
Use oil cloth to sew a water resistant toiletry bag.
Army Blanket Bag
Stitch a handy army blanket bag for a man-purse.
Handmade Gifts for Men – Desk Accessories
To the bottom of this candle holder attach a photo or picture of anything the recipient likes, to make a special paperweight.
Recycled Magazine Business Card Holders
Popsicle Stick Business Card Holder
Fun Handmade Gifts for Men
Poker Time Plates & Dice Stir Sticks
Make Your Own Nuts and Bolts Chess Set
Jewelry Handmade Gifts for Men
Super Ball Cuff Links
Cut a super ball in half to make a fun pair of super ball cuff links.
Medieval Cords for Bracelets or Necklaces
This is a good tutorial on how to weave medieval cords for bracelets or necklaces.
Try multi strand finger loop braiding to make interesting braided bracelets for guys.
Gifts for the Grill Master
Apron from Tote
Use a tote bag for the canvas to make this apron from tote bag.
BarBQ Worthy Hanging Towels
Sew some barbecue worthy hanging towels to keep handy while cooking on the grill.
Star Wars Pot Holders
What man can resist these Star Wars pot holders! Stitch them extra large to be used for barbecuing.
Zach Potter says
Cool article and ideas here on handmade gifts. My friend is really techy/nerdy so I may have to implement star wars or something in one of these gifts! Thanks for sharing all of the ideas, it always seems so hard to come up with ideas during the season!