77+ Creative & Cheap Homemade Gifts For Boyfriends – Last minute DIY gift ideas for spoiling him – or Just Because! Whether you’re running out of time – or ran out of money – you’re sure to find the perfect romantic, sweet, funny and/or thoughtful gift to make your boyfriend or husband below.
Here comes his birthday (or your Anniversary – or Valentine’s Day – or your monthsary monthaversary – or Christmas) and you need a unique DIY gift idea to make for your boyfriend or husband that is NOT cheesy. Bottom Line: These are homemade gift ideas he will LOVE!
Updated on February 23, 2024
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DIY Gifts For Him
Whether it’s your husband or boyfriend, WHAT to make as a creative and thoughtful homemade gift that he will actually LIKE sure can be challenging – especially when you’re wanting to make a gift for the man who has everything and/or he likes NOTHING!
✅ Romantic Homemade Gifts
Below are many super cute, sweet, romantic and fun homemade gift ideas for your boyfriend or husband. If you need a creative and romantic bday, anniversary, Christmas or DIY Valentines Day gift for HIM, here’s some ideas you’ll see in the homemade gift ideas pictures below.
37 Romantic Homemade Gift Ideas For Your Boyfriend or Husband:
- Romantic Date Night DIY Gift Jar-PICTURES BELOW
- Homemade Gift Basket With Scratch Off Tickets
- Creative Boyfriend Bouquet-Super Cute Gift
- You’re a Catch Gift Idea
- Favorite Things Gift Bag
- Wine Gift Basket
- A,B,C of You & Me
- 50 Sentimental Things
- Romantic Sweet Heart Mix
- Last Minute ‘Hooked On You’
- Our Year Memory Book
- JELLO Shots Gift Basket
- I Love You Because Board
- Love Note Mug
- Romantic Texts Gift
- Flashback Selfies
- You & Me Aesthetic Wall Photo
- “Open When” Letters
GIFT IDEAS SLIDESHOW:
Last Minute DIY Gifts
Back before we were married, I decided to MAKE him a gift for his birthday.
But here’s the thing – I procrastinated (real shocker there lol!)
I needed a CREATIVE homemade gift for my boyfriend that I could make last minute… and… it had to be a CHEAP DIY gift because I was BROKE.
I made him this (in the picture below).
It was small, yet quick and EASY.
I then I made a card for him that looked like this:
It was an EASY and last-minute DIY boyfriend gift that *I* thought was a bit “cheesy” but he LOVED it (’cause he loves Jack Daniels – in fact, I make a some really cool crafts with empty Jack Daniels bottles!).
It was also the perfect solution because I was pretty broke.
He STILL talks about that gift I made him!
And well, he’s my husband now so…. there’s that =)
Now that we’re married and we have a bit more money than we did then, I get really cool gifts like our new fire pit area and his super cool inflatable hot tub… oh, and last year his gift was to convert the garage into a Man Cave!
Yep, we love some home improvement projects around here haha!
Back in the day, I was making gift idea lists like below for him.
I used to think he was SO hard to buy for – but when I sat down and really thought about the things HE loved, he turned out EASY to buy gifts for.
But – if you want to MAKE your boyfriend or husband an affordable homemade gift there are lots of ideas below.
For example, make him a gift basket with scratch off lottery tickets and a sweet note like in the picture below.
Here’s the gift basket I made with some scratcher lottery tickets (he LOVES those lol!)
Here’s some more quick and easy gift ideas you can make for your boyfriend or husband (perfect for when you’re down to the last minute and need a creative and thoughtful homemade gift to make him)
Not feeling “crafty”?
Creative DIY Gifts For Him
Here are even more creative, fun, sweet and thoughtful handmade DIY gift ideas your guy will love.
Perfect for Valentines Day, but they also make GREAT birthday gifts and anniversary gifts, too.
These DIY gift ideas are perfect for anytime you’d like to put some extra thought and time into a gift idea that shows him just how much you really care.
Here’s my FAVORITE idea that is a twist on my favorite romantic notes for boyfriends….
It’s a candy card!
Super cheap to make – but let me tell ya’… he LOVED IT!
Here are some more things to make him…
1. Memory Lane Gift Basket –
This is one of my favorite homemade gift ideas because, to me, this DIY gift makes it perfectly clear how well you know him.
What did he love as a child? Did he have a favorite book, a favorite dish or a toy he was crazy about?
What was his favorite type of candy?
Put together a gift basket of all the favorite things he used to love as a child for a truly one-of-a-kind gift.
2. Survival Kit –
What does your boyfriend or husband do?
Is he still in college or does he work at a desk job?
If he is working, what kind of work does he do?
You could easily put together a ‘Survival kit’ geared around the job he does and throw in whatever you think he needs or could use more of.
If he works at a desk job then you could easily put together an office survival kit.
This is a great gift idea for a boyfriend takes his job seriously.
3. ‘What a great catch’ Collage –
How about a collage that portrays what a great catch he is?
Just cut out a fishing scene and stick photos of him along with the words ‘What a great catch!’
If you are artistically inclined you could even sketch or paint the entire scene.
Have it framed to create a truly marvelous gift!
4. Handmade Text Message Book –
This is a birthday gift I made for my boyfriend and he thought it was SO romantic!
Create a notebook full of little text message conversations you two have had.
Screenshot multiple cute, romantic and funny little exchanges then print them out.
Then create a binder cover and print it out.
Put it all together into a little book.
A text message book makes a wonderful homemade gift for his birthday, anniversary, Valentines, etc and you’ll both have a great time reading through it together over the years to come.
5. Homemade Scrapbook –
Even if you have never made a scrapbook before, you will find that it is a very easy homemade gift idea for boyfriend or husband!
All you need to do is to go to a craft store like Michaels or Hobby Lobby, and pick up the book glue, ribbons, stickers, or any other decoration materials.
You could type up special quotes or phrases that you and your guy tell each other and add them to your scrapbook.
Once you get started, you will have so much fun creating this gift for that special guy in your life.
6. DIY Romantic CD or Playlist –
This homemade gift idea can be a lot of fun to make.
You probably already know what his favorite songs are or who his favorite singers are , but if you don’t know, just ask him.
Then burn them onto a CD or make a special playlist just for him.
You can also “sneak” in the first song you and he danced to, or the song that reminds you of him.
7. Special Coupon Book –
A fun homemade gift idea for him would be a coupon book.
All you have to do is make a list off all the things you know he enjoys such as a back rub, or a night out with the guys and type them up on your computer.
You can get really creative with them and make them look like a coupon you would cut out of the newspaper.
8. His favorite cookies
What guy would not absolutely love a batch of homemade cookies?
If you love to bake, this would be a great homemade gift idea for your guy!
If you do NOT like to cook, here are some NO BAKE cookie recipes that are really good.
They’re really simple to make!
DIY Anniversary Gift Ideas
I still really like making romantic and personal gifts for my husband – and he still really likes them.
This year, as an anniversary gift, I printed out screenshots of my favorite text message conversations we’ve had.
Some were really sweet, some were funny (ok, MANY were funny) and all were special memories just between the two of us.
He really loved it – and that made me happy because finding gifts that men really like is challenging – let alone DIY presents.
Why are men so difficult? lol!
(I really think that’s what they say about us ha!)
You will be creating amazing memories when you give your husband or boyfriend a homemade gift.
These types of gifts never go out of style!
It might take a little bit of time but at the end of the day your guy will receive a gift that he’s not likely to have ever gotten before.
So use your imagination – I’m sure you’ll be able to come up with more utterly fantastic gift ideas for your man that he’s sure to deeply treasure!