DIY gifts for him (or for her, too!) can be difficult to brainstorm. I know that when our Anniversary or Valentine’s Day comes around, I am always struggling to come up with a new handmade gift for my husband. While I love to purchase something I know my husband will love, I also love to make something special for my husband. Yes, my gifts are often cheesy (I’m looking at your coupon book), but I think it’s important to spend time hand-crafting something for my husband.
So today, I am going to share with you some great ideas for DIY gifts for him or DIY gifts for her! Some of the gifts require a cutting machine, such as a Silhouette or Cricut, but many of the gifts can be made without one. So let’s get crafting!
DIY Gifts for Him
This subway art sign is a great way to create a little handmade love for your significant other. Plus, it comes with a free Silhouette cut file so you can recreate it yourself!
This DIY leather camera strap is seriously amazing. Doesn’t it look like a hand-crafted piece from a high-end store? Your husband or boyfriend would love this if he’s a photographer (amateur or professional).
Aren’t these conversation starter stones so cute?? This would be such a fun DIY gift for your significant other. I also think they’d make a great wedding shower gift as well! While you can use a cutting machine to make these, you can also just use scissors.
I think coordinate signs are extra special because not only are you making something homemade but you also have to come up with the actual coordinates. You can choose your home or modify this sign to even include the coordinates of the spot you first met or where you got married. Don’t have a machine? You could create the same sign in a free program such as Canva, and have it printed somewhere.
Learn how to make some DIY coasters that would pair well in a guy’s hang out space. I love that they’re a higher-end looking DIY gift.
How professional looking is this Instagram photo album? While it may look like it’s from a store, it’s definitely a DIY you can do!
This easy DIY wall art can be done by anyone without any special machine or software. Check out the simple steps on Fun Money mom.
I love shiplap no matter how it’s used. This is such a crafty way to incorporate shiplap into a sign for a loved one.
Jennifer Maker is the queen of all things crafty. She has some amazing Cricut tutorials if you have one. But, for this simple DIY gift, you don’t need one! Sharpie mugs are a popular DIY and Jennifer shows you how to make your own.
Looking for DIY gifts for him that he’ll actually use? My husband loves functional gifts and I am sure he’s not alone. This homemade gift is one he can actually get use out of.
How fun is this DIY gift?? If you’ve got a bacon-loving husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, etc., they would certainly be happy to get a this homemade gift.
So this DIY homemade gift was initially created for Father’s Day. I thought it could easily be modified and turned romantic with a few pictures of you and him together instead of pictures of the kids (or if you’ve got a family man who loves pictures of his kids, you can do both!).
Have a foodie in your life? These DIY extracts are a special gift for someone who loves working in the kitchen.
Design Mom has a great tutorial for anyone that’s a little handy. You can DIY etch your own wood cutting board for someone special. This tutorial is great because you can make this gift personal to the person you are making it for.
While Betsy’s Adventure Fund was geared towards the entire family, I love her version of this popular DIY gift. This would be a fun gift to give to a globetrotting husband or boyfriend. Even better would be if you put some money in it to get the fund going! You could modify it for any place you’ve been dreaming of going. And if you’re a Silhouette or Cricut user, you could opt to use vinyl instead of painting on the words yourself.