Making a handmade gift for your boyfriend is an easy, inexpensive, and super sweet way to show him how much you care at Valentines Day, Christmas, for his birthday or for an anniversary.
We know you’ll love our round-up of ideas on how to surprise him for the holidays or a special occasion!
Whether you’re looking for a date night gift, something sentimental to remember your dating memories, or a cute or funny handmade gift, you’ll love our 14 diy gifts for boyfriends!
DIY Tie Blanket
Making an easy tie blanket is a cozy, easy and meaningful DIY gift for your boyfriend! No sewing skills required other than adding a personalization with your initials or anniversary date.
You can even buy tie blanket kits at the craft store and then use a hot glue gun to add initials or patches.
Photo source: Pinterest (no pattern listed)
Treasure Chest Box
Idea Source: Reddit (no instructions)
Easy DIY Pillow
Whatever your guy is into…turn it into a DIY pillow! Sammi Leanne made this adorable pillow for her bf that was obsessed with gaming. Maybe when he can’t play his video games since he’s hanging with you, he can hug his gaming pillow instead lol.
Find the project on Sammi Leanne
Add a sweet sign to a store bought gift
Guys and their shoes, it’s hard to beat a nice new pair of shoes as a gift for him. Why not add a thoughtful message along with your generous gift?
Photo from Pinterest
Easy DIY Leather Bracelet
These super nice leather bracelets definitely look professional, yet are super easy and take less than one hour to make! He’ll definitely be surprised by a cool bracelet he can wear. Maybe he’ll then get the hint he should be buying you jewelry too 😉
Find the project on All Free Jewelry Making
12 Months of Date Ideas
Idea from Pinterest
Candy Guitar or Bouquet
Making a fun item out of candy is both surprising, easy, meaningful and can be customized depending on his interests! You can use this idea to trace an item on cardboard and then decorate it in colored candy that fits the item.
Ideas: A football, tennis racket, stocking cap, a different type of musical instrument, a cactus, a puppy face, a basketball, or a tennis shoe
Idea from Pinterest (no source given)
DIY Succulent Planter
Why not make an easy and thoughtful gift by planting succulents (which barely need water and are so easy to grow!) into a cute solid colored container and write a fun saying like “you had me at aloe” or by adding his favorite emoji?
While this cute “Had me at aloe” idea doesn’t include directions, you just need a small white container, plant a small aloe plant, and then take a black sharpie and write a cute saying on the container.
Idea from Pinterest
Lottery Tree or Bouquet
If you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas, this fun tree lottery project would be super fun and easy!
Find the project on Views from a Step Stool
Gift in a Jar
Pick your guys favorite color and turn it into a fun jar gift of his little favorites
Find the project on One Good Thing on Jillee
Decorate a simple white mug and fill with hot cocoa fixings he can save for a cozy and cold night.
Find the project on I Heart Nap Time
Photo Box Gift of Special Moments
Sometimes just a sweet and simple gift of relationship photos and memories are the best! This is also an inexpensive gift idea that’s easy to put together too.
Project idea from Pinterest
Memories in a Bottle
What a perfect and easy way to write down favorite memories, 100 things you love about him or you could even fill a jar with little notes of date ideas! The holidays are the perfect time to remind him of why you care and remind him about the memories you’ve shared.
Movie Night Box
Creating an event in a box is a special way to celebrate in a meaningful way at a later date. Some of the best gifts are ones for an experience instead of an actual object. Whether it be a movie night or another special idea, he’ll be sure to love it!
Idea from Instragram
12 Romantic Ways to Surprise Him
Be sure to also check out our post on 12 romantic and thoughtful ways to surprise him! These are the perfect gifts for events like Valentines Day, an anniversary or just because 🙂