30 Delightfully Thoughtful DIY Gifts to Make for Your Boyfriend

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Selecting the perfect gift for a guy can be stressful business… even more so when you’re dating!

But if it’s thoughtfulness and brownie points you’re after, nothing can beat something from this list of DIY gifts for boyfriends.

Whether you are great with power tools or prefer to just piece together a few things you found in a store, we’ve got some ideas for you too.

No matter what you choose, you are going to love these DIY gifts for your boyfriend. But most importantly, he will love them too!

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Partial DIY Ideas

If you want to surprise your boyfriend with an awesome DIY gift, but don’t have the time to make something from scratch, here are a few easy shortcuts that will save you lots of time, but don’t skimp on thoughtfulness.

This Customizable Set of Capsule Messages in a Bottle

This bottle is filled with capsules containing blank notes that you can write/customize for your loved one! That way, they can crack open a novelty pill anytime they miss you.

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This Fill in "What I Love About You" Book

This adorable book contains prompts and tons of empty space for you to write in all the reasons why you appreciate your loved one. Definitely easier than making a scrapbook from scratch, and no less thoughtful!

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Now, let’s move onto some other awesome DIY gifts that you can make for your boyfriend from scratch:

1. All That and a Bag of Chips

This simple DIY gift for your boyfriend is a little cheesy but also a lot of fun. It’s also inexpensive but thoughtful if you include your guys favorite kinds of chips.

Click here to learn more from Down Redbud Drive.

2. Grill & BBQ Rub

DIY Grill and BBQ rub is easy to make, easy to customize and tastes great on a variety of meat. It the perfect DIY gift for the boyfriend that loves to grill.

Click here to learn more from Delicious Table.

Photo via Delicious Table

3. Beard Balm

Men need self care too. Beards are trendy, and dare I say sexy, but they need a little upkeep. This DIY Boyfriend gift is perfect for guys with beards!

Click here to learn more from Happiest Camper.

Photo via Happiest Camper

4. Bacon Bouquet

You don’t often think about giving flowers to a guy but when the flowers are made from bacon, all bets are off. This fun and tasty DIY gift is sure to be a hit.

Click here to learn more from Chaotically Yours.

Photo via Chaotically Yours

5. Beard Oil

This Cedarwood and Citrus Beard Oil is the PERFECT boyfriend DIY gift! An all natural DIY gift made with jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, essential oils, and love! 

Click here to learn more from Little Home in the Making.

6. Earbud Pouch

Does your boyfriend like to keep his earbuds close by? This simple pouch will hang on his keychain or backpack so they are always right at his fingertips. No more shoving them in pockets!

Click here to learn more from Happiest Camper.

Photo via Happiest Camper

7. Instant Pot New York Cheesecake

We all know that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. This New York Cheesecake is easy to make and tastes amazing. Your boyfriend will love this DIY food gift.

Click here to get the recipe from Amy + Jacky.

Photo via Amy + Jacky

8. DIY Lantern

Does your boyfriend need some decor for his home or man cave? This DIY Lantern is simple to make and not too feminine.

Click here to learn more from Craftsy Hacks.

Photo via Craftsy Hack

9. Comic Book Coasters

Pick up some dollar store comic books (do NOT use your boyfriend’s prized collection) and craft a few comic book coasters for your best guy.

Click here to learn more from Drug Store Divas.

10. DIY Watch Box

If your boyfriend has collected a lot of watched over the years he is going to love this DIY watch box. You can make it without any power tools!

Click here to learn more from Restore Decor and More.

11. Open When Letters

If you’re looking to give your boyfriend a gift that literally keeps on giving, these Open When Letters for Boyfriends will do the trick. Printables included!

Click here to learn more from By Deze.

Photo via By Deze

12. Recycled Leather Bracelet

Use leftover leather to make this cool bracelet for your boyfriend. It’ll take only a few minutes to make this thoughtful gift.

Click here to learn more from Craft Bits.

Photo via Craft Bits

13. Self-Care Box

In this box, you’ll have a mix of wonderful, fun, and calming things that will help make your boyfriend’s day a little bit brighter. The beauty of this box is that it is your own creation and you can put anything that you want in the box. Fill it with things you know he will love.

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14. 12 Months of Dates

This is a fun DIY boyfriend gift that you can both enjoy all year long. Plan out 12 dates (one for each month) and include money and/tickets for each idea in envelopes.

Click here to learn more from Our Kind Of Crazy.

15. Baseball Book Ends

Looking for an original idea for the sports fan in your life? Learn how to make bookends! These baseball bookends use scrap wood and Mod Podge to personalize. This boyfriend DIY gift is sure to be a hit!

Click here to learn more from Mod Podge Rocks.

Photo via Mod Podge Rocks

16. Sweet and Salty Pretzels

These sweet and salty pretzels are all packaged up to give as a gift. These pretzels in a jar are perfect for your boyfriend.

Click here to learn more from Amanda’s Cooking.

17. DIY Star Wars Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite Soap

If your boyfriend is a Star Wars fan he is going to get a big kick out of this soap. He’ll love that you pay attention to the things that he loves.

Click here to learn more from The Gingerbread House.

18. DIY Grill Storage

DIY grill storage is a great idea for for your boyfriend. Give him a gift that is useful but will also get his outdoor space more organized. 

Click here to learn more from The Country Chic Cottage.

19. Etched Chef’s Knife

If your boyfriend is a pro in the kitchen he is going to love having his very own personalize etched chef’s knife. This DIY boyfriend gift is so easy to make.

Click here to learn more from Kidgredients.

Photo via Kidgredients

20. Personalized Guess Who Game

Add some excitement to your next friends game night and gift your boyfriend a Personalized Guess Who game with photos of all of his friends.

Click here to learn more from The Keele Deal.

Photo via The Keele Deal

21. Map Mason Jar Bank

Your boyfriend is going to love tossing his change into this fun mason jar bank. Use a map of a favorite place or someplace the two of you hope to travel together.

Click here to learn more from Pillar Box blue.

Photo via Pillar Box Blue

22. Royal Chocolate Cake

This chocolate Royal cake will surely make your boyfriend’s day! Nut dacquoise, a crispy layer, and chocolate mousse will please a man’s taste buds.

Click here to learn more from Baking Like A Chef.

23. Home Bourbon Tasting

Invite all of your guys best friends and have an in home bourbon tasting party. This unique gift is a fun way to celebrate your boyfriend.

Click here to learn more from Kim & Kaylee.

Photo via Kim & Kaylee

24. Steampunk Altered Bottle Lamp

This cool project would be the perfect DIY gift for your boyfriends house. This cool piece is masculine and functional.

Click here to learn more from Unique Creations by Anita.

25. Bloody Mary Pickles

Making use of cucumbers, jalapenos, and green beans – these pickles and vegetables have some heat to them. What better way to enjoy them then in a Bloody Mary Cocktail? Your boyfriend will love these.

Click here to learn more from Stef’s Eats and Sweets.

26. Etched Bourbon Glasses

If your boyfriend appreciates simple things like a good bourbon he is going to love these personalized DIY etched bourbon glasses. They are easy to make and are a great boyfriend DIY gift.

Click here to learn more from Where the Smiles Have Been.

27. Sharpie Mug

Let your guy know that you think he is Mr. Fantashtic. This simple yet funny gift will be perfect for your boyfriend to take to the office.

Click here to learn more from Feeling Nifty.

Photo via Feeling Nifty

28. Craft Beer Gift Basket

Let’s be real: a true beer lover can almost never have too many beer gifts. This beer basket took under an hour to source and put together.

Click here to learn more from Chasing Daisies.

Photo via Chasing Daisies

29. Leather Bracelet

Use a wood burning tool and some simple supplies to make this personalized leather bracelet for your boyfriend.

Click here to learn more from Vikalpah

Photo via Vikalpah

30. Dartboard Cabinet

If you are handy with tools – this dartboard cabinet is such a special gift that your boyfriend will surely treasure.

Click here to learn more from The Inspired Cabinet.

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