If you’re really trying to make your Christmas present for your boyfriend special this year, try doing a few DIY gifts. They allow you to add personal touches and sentiments that store-bought presents can’t match.
1. Candy Bouquet
Make something sweet for your sweetie. A candy bouquet means you can mix it up with a variety of candy making it one of the cheaper and easier DIY gifts. Pair this with another DIY gift or a store-bought gift to really sweeten the deal. This DIY bouquet won’t fade away into brown crinkling messes and it will be something he can enjoy for a couple weeks or days depending on his sweet tooth.
2. Date Night Jar
This is one of those DIY gifts that is as much for him as it is for you. It gives him ideas for dates you want to do because you picked them out yourself. It’s a way to break up the routine of your regular date night and try some new things. It stops the back and forth of ‘I don’t know, what do you want to do’ and settles the debate for the rest of the year.
3. ‘Fun’ Coupon Book
This makes for one of those fun DIY gifts that can be left up to interpretation. Make fun sexy or make fun be a chore you can do for him. Offer to cook him dinner one night, offer to give him a lap dance, offer to massage his feet. Think of all the things he might want you to do for him and make it an extremely personalized DIY gift for him. If you want to make sure he really appreciates all that you’re giving him, be sure to add some expiration dates so he doesn’t let all the fun go to waste.
4. Paper Bag “Brown Paper Bag Tied Up With String…Filled With A Few Of Your Favorite Things”
The simple nature of this DIY gift makes it even more personal than a lot of others. You only need to get a plain-looking brown paper bag and add the cute message to the front. Your boyfriend will feel seen and heard through this gift when you fill it with things you know he loves. This gift says I’m paying attention and I care about making you happy. It’s a DIY gift that is focused entirely on him.
5. DIY Sports Team Tie Blanket
It’s one of those special DIY gifts that will bring the two of you closer. Whether you’re snuggled up together or he’s wrapped snug as a bug in a rug alone, he won’t be able to look at this blanket without thinking of you. Pull it out as good luck on a game day and get cozy while he gets riled. Plus, if your boyfriend is severely lacking in the cozy blanket department, this is one of those DIY gifts that subtlety fixes that problem. He’ll think you’re just doing it for him and he won’t ever have to know if you have an ulterior motive.
6. Magnet Wristband
If your boyfriend holds your hand and is the perfect handyman for all things, this is one of those DIY gifts made specifically for him. Follow the instructions here to learn how to make this custom bracelet your man can stick nails, screws, and other metal material he needs easily available for any project. If you want to turn this into one of those DIY gifts that also benefits you, have him test it out with a new project building something for you.
7. DIY Woodgrain Flask
Bring back drinking in style with this classy customized flask. It just looks like real wood so you don’t worry about having to be a woodworking expert. It’s one of those DIY gifts, that when done correctly, won’t even look like a DIY project. Having a reliable flask is a must-have for any man so why not be the one to provide it for him. Follow the easy instructions here and make your man’s night every time he goes out with the boys. Plus, when he drinks he’ll be reminded of you every time.
8. Turn Beer Bottles / Alcohol Bottles Into Drinking glasses
This is one of those DIY gifts that will make all his guy friends jealous and give him yet another reason to brag about you. While it’s a fairly simple process to make this DIY gift, there is fire involved so be sure to take extra precaution. Get help from another person if you aren’t comfortable performing all the steps here. Not only is this a unique and fun gift, but it’s also personalized because you show him you know his favorite drinks. It might look store-bought, but imagine how impressed he will be when you made it all by yourself.
9. Open “When” Letters
These are the DIY gifts that can be used over days, months, or years into the future depending on the occasions you pick for opening. Come up with both serious and fun reasons to open the letter(s). Some ideas for these open “when” letters include: open when your birthday comes, open on our __ anniversary, open when we have a fight, open when you think you want to marry me, etc. Thinking up the fun reasons for when he should be opening these letters makes giving this gift even more fun. Just like the coupon book, you can make this one of those DIY gifts that dabbles in the naughty side. Think of fun open “when” letters such as open when you’re horny, open when you can’t stop thinking about me; get fun with it.
10. Leather Bracelet
Give your man a subtle touch of style without broaching the too feminine side. He’ll look hot in this DIY leather bracelet and it’s even hotter knowing you made it for him. This is one of those DIY gifts that balances style, rustic, and classy all in one subtle piece. He can rock this present in the office, at the bar, or out in the country; he’ll fit right in.
What other DIY gifts can you think of that your boyfriend will love? Tell us below or what ones you are planning to make for this Christmas!
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