23 DIY Christmas gifts for your boyfriend!
What do you buy the man who has everything? You DIY him something of course! Here’s 23 cute DIY Christmas gifts for boyfriends.
Present shopping is daunting at the best of times and it's even harder when it’s for your boyfriend who has it all!
Instead of hitting the high street this year, why not create a cute DIY Christmas gift for your boyfriend? We’ve rounded up over 20 thoughtful DIY Christmas gifts for boyfriends for you to make as well as a few gifts you can buy from small, independent retailers.
All these present ideas are unique and will be adored by your love! Take a look through, pick your favourite and get making.
P.S. Remember to check out our how to wrap a present guide to give your gift the final festive flourish.
23 DIY Christmas gifts for boyfriends
1. Beer cosy
Keep your boyfriend's beer nice and snug with this DIY Christmas gift! Follow our beer cosy knitting pattern and keep their fingers from freezing!
Add some of your partner's favourite IPA beers, his favourite snacks and a handmade Christmas Card and viola! A DIY Christmas gift for boyfriends who love beer.
2. Car hanging ornament
Remind your boyfriend how much you love him with this sweet car hanging ornament.
Upload your favourite couple's photo and add the date you met your anniversary, or the date you moved in together.
This cute DIY Christmas gift for boyfriends is ideal for men who travel on the road a lot!
3. Knit a winter beanie
Keep your fella warm with this cool beanie hat knitting pattern. You can knit this beanie in your boyfriend's favourite or most worn colours.
Add this DIY Christmas gift to your boyfriend’s stocking as a special winter accessory.
4. Sew a wash bag
Your guy deserves to look and smell good too! Create a useful and sleek DIY Christmas gift for your boyfriend with our how to sew a wash bag tutorial.
Sew this washbag in colourful or cool black fabric and fill it with delicious-smelling goodies.
5. Personalised song plaque
Do you and your boyfriend have a special song? Or perhaps your boyfriend is a musician? Or maybe he just loves music! This is a cute DIY Christmas gift for your boyfriend.
We love these personalised plaques, especially as you can add a couple's photo to it. Write a sentimental message (or a silly one) and place it under the tree for your boyfriend to find.
6. Make him a new workbag
We love making DIY Christmas gifts for our boyfriends that are practical and can be used day to day.
Learn how to sew our messenger bag and whip one up for your partner this Christmas. It’s big enough to fit his work laptop and other work essentials in.
7. Keep his shelves neat and tidy
Book-loving boyfriends will appreciate these handy DIY bookends! Sew these weighted bookends from scrap fabrics for the ultimate eco-friendly and affordable present.
This is another project which could be turned into a cute DIY gift for boyfriends. Pair it with new books from his favourite author and our DIY vintage bookmarks.
8. Sushi making kit
Foodies will love receiving this DIY sushi-making kit for Christmas! It comes with all the utensils you need to become a pro sushi chef.
It also comes with an extensive eBook - Sushi Cookbook Guide for Beginners – for your boyfriend to brush up on his skills with.
9. Bow tie pattern
Turn your boyfriend into a dapper gentleman this Christmas with our how to sew a bow tie pattern.
You can customise this DIY Christmas gift for your boyfriend depending on his personality.
For a more serious approach, sew from velvet black or red material. For a silly look, use Christmas fabrics!
Or make him and his best friend matching bow ties with our dog bow tie pattern.
10. Keep his glasses scratch-free!
A quick, easy and very useful DIY gift for your boyfriend.
Follow our tutorial and learn how to sew a glasses case in just a few simple steps. This present makes a fab stocking stuffer.
11. Knit a pair of socks!
You can’t go wrong with a good pair of socks. It’s a classic DIY Christmas gift for boyfriends, parents and siblings alike.
We have lots of easy sock tutorials here on Gathered including this free men's sock knitting pattern.
Knit up a pair and add them to a Christmas Eve box along with pyjamas, snacks and a hot chocolate.
12. Custom dinner dice
Struggle with an indecisive boyfriend? This is the Christmas gift for him! These customised takeaway dice will help you and your boyfriend choose what to have for your Saturday night takeaway.
Send all your boyfriend's favourite restaurants and foods to Shop Amber Cove and they’ll do the DIY work for you.
13. DIY gifts for your boyfriend’s best friend!
A gift for his beloved pooch is a gift to him too!
Looking for more gift ideas for the men in your life?
Head over to our collection of homemade gifts for dads.
14. Crochet a cool plant hanger
Everyone loves plants! Gift your boyfriend their very own plant, complete with a handmade crochet plant hanger.
Use our easy crochet plant hanger pattern to create your DIY pot then add a hard-to-kill plant like Pothos or a Spider plant.
15. DIY gifts for boyfriends – date night edition!
Take the pressure off date nights with this DIY gift for your boyfriend. Oakdene Designs creates these cute personalised date night boxes.
We love the unique, ticket-like tabs, each featuring a lovely date night idea. There’s everything from DIY spa evenings to having an indoor cook-off!
16. Crochet him his own Pokemon
Cute DIY gifts for boyfriends don’t come more adorable than these Pokemon crochet characters.
Explore our collection of Pokemon Go crochet patterns and pick out his favourite character to crochet for Christmas. He’s gotta catch ‘em all!
17. Knit your man a jumper
Handmade jumpers make wonderful Christmas gifts for boyfriends of all ages.
Follow our men's jumper knitting pattern and create your loved one their own cosy jumper.
18. DIY gifts for boyfriends – terrarium kits!
Craft kits make great DIY gifts for boyfriends and we think your partner will love this terrarium kit.
The kit comes with everything you need to create your own mini ecosystem and is beginner-friendly. Best part? You don’t need to continuously water this terrarium – ideal for forgetful boyfriends.
If you like the idea of a terrarium but this kit isn't for you, check out our round-up of terrarium kits.
19. Star Wars artwork
Stitch your man their very own wall artwork with these Star Wars cross stitch kits.
From vintage-style movie posters to more modern adaptations of the franchise, these cross-stitch kits all look great when framed and hung in an office.
If your boyfriend loves craft or wants to give it a go, then give him the kit to make himself.
20. Protect his tech!
This techy bundle of gifts is ideal for men and can be customised with their initials or company details.
21. High-end watchmaking kit
If you’re looking to splash the cash on a DIY gift for your boyfriend, this is the one for you.
This Journeyman watchmaking kit comes with everything your fella needs to build his own custom watch – how cool!
It’s a truly unique craft kit that results in a very special watch he can wear for years to come.
22. DIY Christmas jars
From luxury to affordable and cute DIY Christmas gifts for boyfriends, our round-up has it all.
Make your boyfriend these little festive jars and fill them with all his favourite things. You could add love notes, chocolates, mini alcohol bottles, sweets – anything he loves!
23. Crochet cute DIY gifts for your boyfriend
Keen crocheters will love hooking up these DIY gifts for their boyfriends.
Our collection of crochet patterns for men includes everything from polo shirts to mini Mario figurines.
Make this Christmas special for you and your boyfriend
There’s nothing quite as special as receiving a handmade gift for Christmas. It shows your partner how much you care and how much you know about them!
Pick a cute DIY Christmas gift for your boyfriend and spend an evening getting creative.
Discover more DIY Christmas gift ideas with Gathered
Head over to our DIY Christmas gift ideas for mom to discover over 20 easy-to-make presents.
Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.
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