50+ simple DIY gifts for boyfriend just in time for Valentine’s Day

Are you struggling to think of something interesting to give your boyfriend this Valentine’s day? Are you super busy and don’t really have time to go shopping for a gift? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. With these simple DIY gifts for boyfriend we will show you how to impress him with your crafts skills. Plus, all these super personalised cute gifts are sure to make him emotional.

Moreover, Valentine’s Day is usually the day for grand romantic gestures, big surprises and can often be very commercial. Lots of people tend to spend a lot of money for their significant others on this one day. However, what can say “I love you” more than something that you spend time and effort on. With our DIY gifts for boyfriend ideas you will definitely grab his attention and make him appreciate you even more. So, get your tools and let’s get started. What’s more, don’t forget to have fun and create these gifts with lots of love.

Let’s start with something simple. If you just want to make him smile and show him that you are thinking of him, this little candy box will do just that.

DIY candy box with a hidden message

In order to make it you will need the following things:

  1. A small box
  2. Mini pom-poms
  3. Patterned paper
  4. Glue
  5. Scissors
  6. Conversation hearts

DIY gifts for boyfriend tool box

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Cut the patterned paper in the shape of the box and glue it to the inside bottom of the box.

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Stamp or write your message on a little piece of paper

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Glue it to the bottom of the box and fill it with candy

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Glue the pom-poms to the lid of the box in the shape of a heart, of course

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As soon as he finishes the candy, he will see your sweet message

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Sometimes it doesn’t take more than a card to show someone how much you love them. Moreover, can you imagine his reaction when you tell him it is hand-stitched by you. This card is really easy to make. Just make sure you write a sweet message inside to make his heart melt. All that you are going to need is:

  1. Blank piece of paper
  2. Needle
  3. Red thread
  4. Scissors.

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The message in a bottle method comes from the past when sailors used it to send distress messages to the shore. However, in recent years, it has been romanticised in literature a lot, like in Edgar Allen Poe’s story “M.S Found in a Bottle” or Nicholas Sparks’ “Message in a Bottle”. Now is your time to make your man feel special and give him a special message in a bottle. The things you are going to need are:

  1. A small piece of paper
  2. A bottle with a cork
  3. Red thread
  4. A small chain (you can use one from an old necklace, for example)
  5. Thin wire
  6. Small velvet heart
  7. Pliers
  8. Needle

Make him feel like a character from a novel with this sweet DIY idea

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Start by writing your message on a small piece of paper

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Roll the paper and tie it with the red thread along with the heart (use the needle)

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Attach the chain to the red thread and make sure it is half the length of the bottle

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Use the wire to make a “U” shape and attach it to the chain

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Attach the wire to the cork

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Put the message inside, close the bottle and you’re all set

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For some reason half of the DIY gifts for boyfriend we are suggesting contain candy, go figure. Anyway, this next idea is also very sweet and will remind him of you every day of the week. For example, if he is at work and having a bad day, or just has a sweet tooth, this will be the perfect gift for him. Not only will he be able to relax and eat some candy, but also read a sweet message from you to make his day and boost his confidence. Plus, it is incredibly easy to make.

DIY candy box with sweet messages for every day of the week

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What are you going to need?

  1. Pieces of paper
  2. Pill box
  3. Different types of candy

Write or print seven sweet love messages

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Fill the boxes with candy, fold the messages and put them in with the candy and your gift is ready

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If you are looking for something more practical and something that can come in handy every day look no further with this DIY mug. You are going to need:

  1. A simple white mug
  2. Candy
  3. Glass or multi-surface paint

DIY mug with heart-shaped thumbprints

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Press your thumb in the paint, then to the mug and move it around until you form a heart

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Repeat until you circle the whole mug and fill it with candy

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However, if you want to also make him smile this card is a great idea.

“I only have eyes for you” DIY Valentine’s day card

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You are going to need:

  1. A blank card
  2. White paint
  3. A paintbrush
  4. Stick-on googly eyes

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Use the white paint to write the sweet message

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Stick the google eyes on the card

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Give it to him and make him smile

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Our next DIY gifts for boyfriend idea is a little flip book that comes with lots of hearts. In order to make it you will need to ask someone to take a picture of you blowing kisses and print it a bunch of times.

Draw one heart on the first picture, two on the second and so on

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Punch two holes and tie the cards with a ribbon and your flip book is ready

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Another idea that would make him feel special is a personalised coffee mug with hand written love messages from you. In order to make it you will need:

  1. A blank mug
  2. Black and red sharpies

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Use the sharpies to write your sweet messages on the mug

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Why not fill it with some of his favourite candy

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The next gift idea can be made in different ways, so if you are creative you can come up with some pretty funny messages for your man. You are going to need:

  1. A deck of cards
  2. Red ribbon
  3. Scissors
  4. Glue
  5. Hole puncher
  6. Lots of creativity – you can download photos and phrases off the internet

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Punch holes in the cards and tie them together with the red ribbon

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Get creative with the messages

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Funny is the new sexy

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Scrapbooks are always a good idea

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Funny cards to make him smile

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If you are a Pixar fan, here is something from the movie “Up”

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DIY gifts for boyfriend with a sweet tooth

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“I love you with all of my senses” gift basket

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And here are some ideas for the non-crafty

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A backpack personalised with his initials

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A wireless bluetooth speaker

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Special cufflinks to make him think of you every time he puts them on

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Trendy whiskey stones for the alcohol lover

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A scratch-off  “Romantic gestures” poster

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