Homemade Gifts for Men
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Never sure what to give the men in your life when Christmas, Father’s Day, a birthday or some other gift-giving occasion rolls around? Well, wonder no more. I’ve put together a big list of homemade gifts for men that are easy to make and sure to please. It includes both food and non-food gifts.
All of these gift ideas include tutorials that are housed right here on My Frugal Home. If you see something you want to make, just click on the link to access the instructions.
Everything is arranged by category. Read through the whole list of gift ideas, or skip ahead to the categories you’re interested in, by clicking on any of these links:
Homemade Food Gifts for Men
Gifts to Sew for Men
Homemade Grooming & Body Care Gifts for Men
Homegoods to Make for Men
They say food is the way to a man’s heart, so let’s kick things off with a bunch of homemade food gifts. I’ve personally made and gifted every one of these tasty gift ideas.
These peppermint spoons are the perfect hot beverage upgrade. Use them as stirrers in hot cocoa or coffee, and as they melt they’ll release their pepperminty goodness into the drink. Give them as a stocking stuffer, or pair them with a bag of coffee for the perfect guy gift.
Hot chocolate on a spoon is another can’t-miss gift for any guy who enjoys his hot drinks. Just stir one in a cup of hot milk, and you have a delicious mug of hot chocolate. Use disposable spoons, or get fancy and make a batch of my edible peppermint spoons.
Whip up a batch of this hot cocoa mix for all the guys on your gift list. It includes the free, printable label that you see here.
I developed this mocha hot cocoa recipe for my husband last Christmas. Now, I’m sharing the recipe, so you can make it for all the men you love. It has a secret ingredient that makes it over-the-top good.
Grill masters and foodie guys are sure to appreciate this BBQ spice rub, and it comes together in minutes.
These crockpot candied pecans require just five minutes of hands-on time. Present them in a festive tin, and you’ve got all those hard-to-buy-for guys covered.
Just melt three ingredients together, and you’ll have this delicious chocolate peanut butter fudge. Make a single batch, or go big and make enough to cover every guy on your gift list.
These practical, problem-solving gifts prove that food isn’t the only way to a man’s heart.
Make microwavable heating pads for all the guys in your life. They’re just the thing to soothe aches and pains, or warm up on a cold winter night.
Pop these reusable hand warmers in the microwave, and they’ll hold their heat for at least 15-20 minutes. This makes them the perfect gift for any guy with a dog to walk, or outdoor chores to tackle.
Use a towel to make a handy ice pack cover for all the guys on your list. It’s designed to slip over an ice pack, so there’s something between your skin and the ice pack, when you ice an injury. It’s something everyone should own, but no one really does.
Gifting a guy who loves his gizmos and gadgets? Help him tame all the cords with a set of these cord wraps. This is a quick sewing project, and a great way to use up your fabric and interfacing scraps.
This soap saver bag is the perfect stocking stuffer for any guy who likes to camp. Just slip a bar of soap inside, and you’re done.
Have a neat freak or a car guy on your gift list? Make him one of these homemade car trash bags. They sew up quickly, and are a good way to use up fabric scraps.
Surprise the tech guys on your list with one of these tablet stands. They’re sized to work with cellphones, eReaders and tablets, and double as a charging stand.
I made my husband a set of these insulated soup bowl cozies a few Christmases ago. He uses one every morning with his oatmeal, but they work equally well with cold things, like ice cream.
Tuck one of these keychain lip balm holders in each of your guys stockings. It’s designed to be clipped on keys or a belt loop, so his lip balm will always be handy, but never in the way.
This orange pumice soap is the perfect gift for guys who work with their hands. It’s contains orange oil and pumice, so it cuts through grease and grime with ease. If you can operate a microwave, and stir a few ingredients together, you can make this soap.
Pick up some local honey, and make this simple, two-ingredient honey soap. It lathers beautifully, and works just as well for handwashing, showering and shaving.
Gift your guys one of these solid lotion bars. They moisturize better than bottled lotion, and go on without all the mess.
Treat the outdoorsmen on your list to a bottle of this all-natural bug spray. It uses essential oils, instead of chemicals to repel mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers and other pests.
This solid bar of bug repellent also makes an awesome gift for outdoorsmen. It fits inside a travel soap container, so it’s easy to toss in a bag, when camping or traveling.
Have a dad, husband or guy friend who suffers from sinus headaches? Make him a bag of these sinus shower steamers. They contain peppermint and eucalyptus essential oil to help ease headaches and congestion.
Need a gift for a guy who likes to cook or woodwork? Make a batch of this wooden spoon butter. It’s a food-safe paste, made from beeswax and mineral oil, that’s used to condition and bring out the natural beauty of wooden spoons, salad bowls and cutting boards.
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Know a guy who’s locked in a battle with carpenter bees? Make him some of these carpenter bee traps. They’re an effective, all-natural way to win the war.
Melt down some old candles; then, use the wax to make these dipped pinecone fire starters for your guy. They’ll help him get fires started in record time. Use them in a woodstove or fireplace, a firepit, or take them along on a camping trip.