14 Awesome DIY Boyfriend Gifts
Impressive DIY Boyfriend Gifts He’ll Be Blown Away By
Your boyfriend deserves a gift that will make him happy. DIY boyfriend gifts are great ideas that require some level of personalization. He won’t be expecting such an awesome gift and he’ll love the thought and time you put into it. You could throw some stuff into a mason jar, but that’s been done to death. Your boyfriend would probably prefer a lot of things over a mason jar. Of course, you probably still have some questions. What do I need to look for in a Do It Yourself gift? Are there any easy DIY gifts out there? What makes the best DIY boyfriend gift? Our list answers all these questions and is here to help you find the perfect DIY gift for your boyfriend, whatever his interest may be. You don’t have to be an expert at arts and crafts for a cool DIY gift. You can still add that custom DIY touch on these items for a gift he won’t forget.
DIY Ammo Can Gift Set
An ammo can is the manliest version of a mason jar available. You can DIY one by joining the army, serving for several years, and then trying to sneak one out before you get discharged. Or this genuine U.S. military ammo can is available with a click of a button. It already includes a hatchet, pint glass, and flask to ramp up the manliness. Turn this into a DIY gift for your boyfriend by adding the included engraved monogram and fill the ammo can with a package of premium beef jerky to throw in and anything else he’d love to have the next time he goes camping. Although, he’ll probably want to use everything well before that.
Do It Yourself Ice Bucket
An ice bucket isn’t the most conventional gift and that’s what makes it one of the coolest DIY boyfriend gifts. You’ll likely need to brush up on your metalworking before you undertake this task. You can take an empty bucket, use some paint, and then sand it down for a non-insulated DIY craft. Also, if you really want to make this a top-notch gift be sure to perfect your engraving skills or use a silhouette machine. If that sounds like too much work then this custom ice bucket might be a better option. He’ll love that you tailored the design just for him, but make sure he opens it to find some chilled beer already waiting for him. You could even combine it with a custom pint glass inside next to the beer so he can drink it how it was meant to be. If your guy has a home bar, bar cart, or man cave, he will love the thought you put behind this gift.
DIY Cigar Gift for Boyfriend
Some guys like to treat themselves to a cigar every now and then. Give your boyfriend the chance to indulge in one of his favorite habits as often as he’d like with this personalized cigar box. You can always do it yourself if you know the exact humidity needed and have some propylene glycol lying around. If you’d rather have a personalized one ready for your man then this DIY gift for your boyfriend is easily added when you fill the box with as many cigars as it can hold. You can even add a monogrammed marble ashtray so your boyfriend can easily enjoy his cigars inside and outside the home.
Build Your Own Beer Caddy
Getting your guy something to easily tote around his favorite craft beers is an awesome gift. Just go to your local hardware store, find the right lumber, make sure you’ve got the proper saws, and you’re definitely going to want to sand it down and put some finish on it after you’ve assembled the frame. Here’s a step-by-step guide on the process. If you want a simpler approach then this custom beer caddy will make your guy just as happy. You can personalize it just for him and he can take his favorite beers wherever he goes. Before you give him this awesome DIY boyfriend gift, pack it full with a variety of craft beers. You can go with his favorites and you surprise him even more by filling it with a variety pack, giving him the excitement of trying something fresh and maybe finding a new favorite.
DIY Boyfriend Gifts – Wine Box
Think about your favorite hand-blown glass item that you’ve crafted. Imagine putting that much thought and care into a gift for your boyfriend. If you’ve never manipulated glass before that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck for a cool DIY gift. This DIY project will require the usual tools as well as a miter saw, table saw, and brad nailer. But there are other options. You and your boyfriend have emptied at least a few bottles of wine together. Having an engraved set of wine glasses is a great gift so you guys can still spend nights sharing a bottle of wine. The quality crafted box is not only great for housing the glasses, but you can also include a pair of cufflinks, a tie, or a watch for a classy DIY gift for your boyfriend. It might even spur him to take you to a nice restaurant so he can try out the attire you picked out.
Awesome Globe Bar
A globe bar is a fantastic addition to any office, study, or home library. Finally, you get a chance to bust out your cartographer degree as you craft him the finest DIY home decor globe bar. It goes without saying that you’ll need to put together which era of maps to pull from. If that’s too hard of decision you can always go with this 16th Century globe bar. You can turn the globe bar into an incredible DIY boyfriend gift by filling it to the brim with every liquor imaginable. Does your boyfriend enjoy Harvey Wallbangers? It can fit a tall bottle of Galliano. Old Fashion? Add some bourbon and bitters. There’s still plenty of room for you to add your favorites as well.
Do It Yourself Cigar Flask for Boyfriend
The best DIY boyfriend gifts pair some of his favorite things in one carefully crafted package. For a do it yourself flask you’ll need some brass, lead-free tin, sheet metal cutter, and a soldering torch. Be sure to have an acid bath after you get the mold set. This will take a few hours. Of course, it doesn’t have to. This flask is something he can take with him to sporting events, concerts, at the lake, or wherever it’s needed. But what makes this flask special is that it can also hold cigars on top of liquor. Give this gift your DIY touch by filling it with his favorite spirit and a couple of cigars. That way he won’t even need an excuse to enjoy the gift immediately.
DIY Whiskey Lovers Gift
Sometimes a DIY gift only takes a small touch. That small touch is going to be finding a slab of soapstone and carving out 9 perfectly sized cubes for chilling whiskey. You’ll need a hand saw. Move slow to perfectly carve them. Be sure to wear a face mask or respirator before you start this DIY project. Of course, there are better options available. This whiskey gift box set is the perfect example. With a rocks glass, flask, and a set of pre-carved whiskey stones housed in the box, your boyfriend will have everything he needs to enjoy a glass of whiskey without tarnishing the flavor. But he won’t be able to do that if he doesn’t have any whiskey on hand. Consider adding a miniature bottle of his favorite whiskey or whatever liquor he prefers for a gift he can enjoy immediately.
Complete Wine Box Diy Boyfriend Gift
You could always give your boyfriend a bottle of wine. It’s a timeless gift that’s great for almost every occasion. No one has ever soured on the idea of being gifted booze. You can easily turn this simple gift into one of those neat DIY boyfriend gifts by placing the bottle in an engraved wine box. You’ll need to combine your woodworking and metalworking skills and learn how to tailor to make the best wine box possible. Or you can customize this design so it fits his style perfectly and he’ll get the gift well before the occasion has passed. He’ll admire the craftsmanship on the box and the wine inside. After you guys share the bottle, he can go out and buy an upscale bottle of wine to store in the box that you guys can share on the next special occasion.
DIY Doop Travel Kit
If your boyfriend travels a lot for work or fun then he would never forget the day you gave him a DOPP travel bar. You’re going to want to find a reliable source to purchase quality leather from. Or you can give him something that won’t require you to become an expert tanner. If he’s in a hotel room, sitting poolside, or camping with friends, this travel bar will always come in handy. Put a bottle of liquor inside and even some whiskey stones for a clever DIY gift for your boyfriend. This will be an even better gift if he’s about to take a trip or you could even slide some hotel reservations or flight confirmation inside.
Do It Yourself Liquor Box
Similar to the wine box, a liquor box is awesome to gift your boyfriend a bottle of liquor. After you craft your own from wood, you’ll need a few tools to etch in a design. You can make your design in programs like Photoshop. You’ll want graphite paper to put it on the wood. Be sure to use your Dremel or wood burning tools to get a quality looking design. However, you don’t need to purchase a workbench to have one ready for your boyfriend. This liquor bottle gift box is capable of holding most 750 ml bottles. You could easily fit your boyfriend’s liquor of choice or a high-end bottle into the box. There’s enough room to slide in gift cards to his favorite places or a handwritten coupon book for whatever you think he’d enjoy. This is one of those great DIY boyfriend gifts that can be taken in several directions. Whichever option you choose, he’ll be sure to reciprocate when the next gift-giving occasion arises.
Do It Yourself Shadow Box Gift
A shadow box is an awesome DIY gift for your boyfriend. It’s not a box that literally holds shadows, so you stop worrying how you’d put together such an item from supplies around the house. It’s something that will look great on display anywhere in his home. It’s one of the few gifts that gets even better as time goes on. He can fill it with tickets and stubs from every sporting event or concert he goes to. Your boyfriend will love looking through it over the years and reliving all of those experiences. Get him started by throwing in a couple tickets to a football, baseball, or basketball game. You could even add passes for a music festival or concert coming to town.
DIY Whiskey Stones
A fun way to give your boyfriend a DIY gift is something that catches him off guard. You don’t need to plan a sneak attack or get a slab of soapstone for a DIY home project. Give him something he’d actually enjoy like this rocks glass with a boxed set of whiskey stones. Both are personalized, instantly turning these into favorite items in your boyfriend’s world. Let your boyfriend slide up the whiskey stone box only to find a nice pair of earbuds you’ve placed inside. It makes the gift-giving experience more memorable and he’ll love the surprise. Just be sure to hold on to the whiskey stones because he’ll definitely want to use those to elevate his drinking experience.
Do It Yourself Ammo Can Gift Idea
This personalized 50-caliber ammo can is larger than the ammo can earlier in this list. You could still go the route of joining the U.S. Army, but if you’re wanting to get your boyfriend this gift in a shorter amount of time then you have other options. This ammo can doesn’t include a cool hatchet or anything else, but it leaves you a lot more to include stuff he loves. Get everything ready for a hunting trip by adding a duck call, some cans of Dinty Moore, and maybe a small bottle of Fireball whiskey to help keep him warm. Whatever your boyfriend likes can be added. The can even includes 3 lines of engraving so you can turn this DIY gift into something to remember you by when he takes it on his hunting trips.