DIY Gifts For Your Boyfriend: 34 Cute And Easy Handmade Gift Ideas (2023)

  • BY Keegan Kraemer
  • August 23, 2023
DIY Gifts For Your Boyfriend: 34 Cute And Easy Handmade Gift Ideas (2023)

In search of cute and easy DIY gifts for your boyfriend? Here we have compiled a list of handmade boyfriend gifts for every DIY skill level and occasions such as his birthday, an anniversary, Christmas, Valentine’s day, or a special just because gift.

Show your man how romantic you can be with these inexpensive and unique ideas that you have made from the heart. No matter the special occasion, you won’t need to put in a lot of effort with these easy ideas. Create the perfect handmade gift for him with these easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.

Cute DIY Gifts for Your Boyfriend

Instead of buying him a gift, make a special handmade present to surprise him. It is not necessary to spend hours and hours making a masterpiece. Here we have the cutest and easiest DIY gift ideas ever to give him are a little romantic but not cheesy.

1. Love Coupon Booklet

diy gift ideas for boyfriend: Love Coupon Booklet

Love coupons are an easy and fun homemade gift to give your boyfriend. These are especially surprising romantic gifts to give for any occasion. Include things as simple as taking out the trash or a romantic massage. You can easily print these to use or design your own.

2. Heart Photo Collage Canvas

crafts to make for your boyfriend: Heart Photo Collage Canvas

Highlight all of your favorite memories from the past year with this easy-to-make photo collage canvas. A fun way to get creative with all the pictures you have taken together with your boyfriend. Making the collage in the shape of a heart is a sweet gesture he’ll love.

You can also buy a custom photo collage canvas here and add up to 20 photos of your sweetest moments.

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3. 52 Things I Love About You Cards

diy boyfriend gifts: 52 Things I Love About You Cards

These 52 Things I Love about You cards make a cute gift for an anniversary or other special holiday. You can quickly and easily put together this gift with items that you already have in your house. Fill each card with a meaningful reason as to why you love him.

4. Treasure Chest Paper Box

diy gift ideas for boyfriends: Treasure Chest Paper Box

While this is a cheap DIY gift to make, it is going to take some time. However, once you give him this unique paper treasure chest box he will certainly know how much he means to you. This DIY gift makes a statement for any special occasion or anniversary milestone.

5. Pop-Up Photo Box

diy gifts for boyfriend not cheesy: Pop Up Photo Box

Feature all of your favorite memories in a fun and romantic way with this pop-up photo box. A unique DIY gift idea for men that will allow him to keep all of his favorite photos of the two of you close by. Personalize with his initials on the box.

6. Personalized Heart Map Art

crafts to make for your boyfriend: Heart Map Art

This fun DIY heart map is a great way to highlight the places you have been together as a couple. From where you met, places you’ve visited, and all the places you want to go. Highlight where it all began with this easy-to-make DIY idea.

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Check out these map wall art from 365Canvas for more ideas:

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7. DIY Heart Candy Jar

diy present for boyfriend: Heart Candy Jar

Does your guy have a sweet tooth and love getting candy as gifts? This heart candy jar is a super easy, handmade gift that he will love to get for Valentine’s day or an anniversary. Simply grab the required materials and toss some candy in the jar!

8. Shoes with a Sweet Sign

handmade small gift ideas for boyfriend: Shoes with a Sweet Sign

Whether your guy is a workout buff or just appreciates a fly pair of shoes, a new pair of kicks with a sweet saying will be the best surprise gift for him. This makes a practical and sentimental gift for your boyfriend that he is sure to get a kick out of.

9. Handmade Spotify Picture Frame

Gifts with song lyrics make a romantic present for an anniversary. While this gift might take some advanced planning with getting the vinyl cutout of the song, it will be well worth it. Be sure to pick your favorite, romantic picture of the two of you to feature.

RELATED: 35+ Best Dating Anniversary Gifts for Your Boyfriend in 2022

10. DIY Comic Book Coaster

handmade romantic gift for boyfriend: Comic Book Coaster

If your boyfriend is a fan of comics (and most are) then he is going to love this simple, vintage-inspired handmade gift. Who says that you need a reason to spoil him, make this a just because gift to show him how much you love him.

11. Candy Bar Poster

handmade unique boyfriend gifts: Candy Bar Poster

Need to put together a quick DIY gift that your boyfriend is sure to enjoy? Then run to the store and grab a bunch of candy bars for this last-minute gift idea. While the image says it’s for Valentine’s, you can certainly give this for his birthday as well.

12. Homemade Explosion Box of Love

handmade gift ideas for boyfriend: Explosion Box of Love

Give your boyfriend a big surprise with this DIY explosion box. This creative box makes a great boyfriend gift idea for a long-distance relationship or if you haven’t seen each other in a while. While this gift takes a bit of planning, it makes a cute present filled with memories.

13. Vacation Memory Box

handmade gifts for boyfriend: Vacation Memory Box

If you and your boyfriend enjoy traveling, then he is going to adore this homemade vacation memory box craft. Customize this unique gift with photos, tickets, and mementos from your travels. Include your favorite photo on the front of the box along with some travel-themed cards.

14. DIY Beard Oil

homemade gifts for boyfriend: DIY Beard Oil

For the man who takes pride in his facial scruff, surprise him with this handmade beard oil. Not only will he appreciate a gift like this for Christmas, but you will also appreciate how nice he will smell when using it. This is not cheesy, like other DIY and crafty gifts.

15. Personalized Leather Keychain

cute things to make for your boyfriend: Leather Keychain

If you want to give something personalized for a new relationship gift ideas for him without looking like you tried too hard, then opt for this leather keychain. You can easily find inexpensive, leather punching kits for beginners to make this simple, DIY gift.

16. Handmade Candy Wreath

cute things to make your boyfriend: Candy Wreath

You can never go wrong with a sweet candy gift. Much like the candy bar poster, this cute gift idea will have him chomping at the bit. Make this heart wreath extra special by including all of his favorite holiday-themed candies.

17. DIY Candy Guitar

cute gifts for boyfriend homemade: DIY Candy Guitar

For the boyfriend who loves sweets as much as playing guitar, make him a unique gift with this DIY candy guitar. DIY gifts for your boyfriend should be meaningful and something he will love getting for his birthday. While this isn’t as easy as other gifts, it’s cheap to make.

18. Slim Leather Wallet

cute homemade gifts for boyfriend: Slim Leather Wallet

If your man has been rocking the same obnoxiously large wallet for the past decade, it might be time for an upgrade. This mini wallet is a fun and easy-to-make DIY gift for your boyfriend. Big enough to fit the essentials and small enough to not be lumpy.

19. Handmade Beer Soap

Get creative with a DIY gift for your boyfriend with this step-by-step tutorial on cold-pressed beer soap. Your man will love that you have infused his favorite beer into some soap. The end product is a fun and fragrant gift he can use every day.

20. DIY Xbox Controller Pillow

diy gift ideas for boyfriend: Xbox Controller Pillow

There never seems to be a shortage of creative, handmade gifts for gamer boyfriends. If he can’t get enough of the latest Xbox game, then he is going to love this pillow. The perfect gift to snuggle up with when you’re not there or while he’s putting in hours gaming.

21. 12 Months of Pre-planned Date Nights

gifts to make for your boyfriend: 12 Months of Pre-planned Date Nights

No matter your age or what is going on, life can get busy. Don’t forget to take time out for yourselves with these pre-planned date nights. This sentimental gift idea takes advantage of the seasons with themed date nights. A simple craft idea you can quickly put together.

22. DIY Baseball Bracelet

diy boyfriend gifts: Baseball Bracelet

Is your boyfriend an avid baseball fan? Then give him a gift he will always want to keep with him with this simple baseball bracelet. A small but meaningful gift for a monthsary. Just be sure to not use one of his baseballs or at least ask permission first.

23. DIY Mug For Boyfriend

things to make for your boyfriend:  Mug

Not much of a crafty person? These mugs are a cute idea for your boyfriend even if you don’t have a crafty bone in your body. All you need for this craft is a ceramic mug and some oil-based markers. You can easily create beautiful paints or cool designs with stencils.

24. A Jar of Love Notes

A jar of love notes is a simple gift that you can give to your man for any occasion! Simply take a jar and fill it with messages of love and appreciation. Whenever he is feeling down or having a bad day, he can read one of these love notes.

25. Handmade Kiss Print Wall Art

crafts to make for your boyfriend: Kiss Print Wall Art

It’s time to grab out all of your favorite lipsticks and put together this sexy little gift. This craft is an easy way to show your boyfriend how much you love kissing him. A simple handmade gift that you can put together in about 20 minutes without any special materials.

26. Woven Paracord Bracelet

diy boyfriend gifts: Woven Paracord Bracelet

For the boyfriend who loves the outdoors, make him a stylish and practical gift. Paracord is a great material for any outdoorsman. Not only can it be used in a wide variety of outdoor situations, but it also looks pretty cool too. Get creative with this paracord watch and bracelet tutorial.

27. Warm Heart Coffee Cozy

cute gifts for boyfriend homemade: Warm Heart Coffee Cozy

Does your man always seem to have a coffee cup in his hand? This gift is perfect for travel and using on his favorite gourmet coffee mugs on the go or while at home. Place a heart or sentimental saying on the coffee cozy for a romantic gift.

28. Date Night Jar

diy present for boyfriend: Date Night Jar

Similar to the date night cards, this date night jar helps to keep your relationship alive. Come up with some clever date ideas and add them to the popsicle sticks. You can even color-code them based on the theme or activity. So grab your hot glue gun and get crafting.

29. DIY Zen Garden

homemade gifts for boyfriend: Zen Garden

Does your boyfriend seem to be stressed out often? Help him find his inner peace with this adorable, handmade zen garden. He will have a newfound appreciation for you knowing that you are caring enough for his mental health to make him this one-of-a-kind present.

30. Date Night In Gift Basket

handmade unique boyfriend gifts: Date Night In Gift Basket

Who says you need to go out to have a great date night? Surprise your boyfriend with a fun, movie-themed date night basket for a romantic evening. Buy him a new pair of slippers, his favorite candies for something sweet, and gourmet popcorn for something salty.

31. Embroidered Handkerchief

things to make for your boyfriend: Embroidered Handkerchief

Handkerchiefs are a traditional gift that you can give for any type of occasion. They are a cheap present that you can easily embroider with a simple and cute design. A meaningful gift you can give for his birthday or your anniversary.

32. Hooked on You Candy Box

crafts to make for your boyfriend: Hooked on You Candy Box

If your boyfriend loves fishing just as much as he loves you, then he is going to be hooked. A super easy present you can put together at any time. After he is finished eating all of the candy, he can use the tackle box to keep his fishing essentials.

33. Homemade Love Letter Cookie

You can never go wrong when giving the gift of food. Give your boyfriend a fun surprise with these handmade love letter cookies. Much like a fortune cookie but that you can easily make yourself. This will be a fun craft for a girlfriend who loves baking.

34. DIY Book Planters

DIY gifts for your boyfriend: Book Planters

For the boyfriend who truly loves unique gifts, he will appreciate the thought that you have put into this creative craft. Grab an old copy of one of his favorite books from a thrift store and put together a truly one-of-a-kind present he’ll be proud to display.


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Surprise Him With Your Creativity

We hope this gift guide has inspired you to make at least one cute thing for your boyfriend. Whatever your man’s hobby is, these easy homemade presents will be a hit, from sweet treats to home-crafted products like beard oil, or stuff for your gamer, like a DIY Xbox controller pillow.



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