DIY Valentine's Day Gifts for Him
Leather Grill Tools
Does your guy love to grill? Give purchased utensils a sleek upgrade with modern leather-wrapped handles. A colorful piece of leather to hang them on ensures they'll always he handy when he fires up the grill.
“Beer Me” Pack
For all those times he asked you to grab him a beer: a pack of his favorite specialty brews. Decorate cork coasters with playful notes, then hang over each bottle. Pair it with peanuts, ranch-dressed snack mix, or popcorn.
A chic men's keychain doesn't have to be complicated to make! He'll be proud to carry these simple gold and leather clips. Give it a personal touch by upcycling a vintage leather case or bag.
Leather Passport Holder
Help your sweetie travel in style with a DIY leather passport holder. Find a vintage leather bag and cut the surface into leather pieces to make this easy Valentine's Day craft.
Cold Brew Coffee Kit
Hanging with a coffee addict? We get it. Keep your love brewing with a barista-approved coffee kit. Include a drip-coffee maker, filters, and favorite beans to perk him up.
Show how much you care about your guy with this monogram pennant he can hang at home or work. Get creative with the color scheme by matching his favorite team or keep it classic in black and white.
February 14 signals warm Valentine's Day celebrations, but you know it will be cold outside. So knit a scarf for your special someone. Variegated yarn in a repeating pattern ensures interest in what's an easy project.
Sweet Succulent Arrangment
If your man is the gardening type, try an arrangement of succulents for his Valentine's Day gift. Arrange the plants in vintage insulated drink containers and tops.
Put that trip you’ve been wanting to take on the map using this wood-stained piece. All you need is cherry plywood, a United States map decal, and contrasting wood stains.
Snazz up some simple cork coasters with geometric designs for a DIY Valentine's Day gift. To make, cut 4x4-inch squares from thin cork. Cut a simple herringbone pattern from stencil acetate. Press the stencil onto a cork square and apply acrylic paint.
Reds or rosé? If you can't arrange a winery hop, host a tasting at home featuring his favorite varietal. Red, white or bubbly, Valentine’s Day together is worth poppin’ bottles for!
Freestanding Photo Collage
Give your valentine the gift of a trip down memory lane with our freestanding photo collage. Select 14-20 special photos, and crop them into 4-inch squares. Print onto photo paper; cut out. Using adhesive strips or Mod Podge, adhere the photos onto thick white cardstock. (The paper has to be thick enough to stand on its own.) Cut out photos using a crafts knife, leaving a narrow border. On all four sides of each photo, cut small slits as pictured. Assemble the collage by slipping photos into the slits.
Bar Tool Essentials
For the self-proclaimed mixologist, let him tend bar at home with a full set of bar tools and accessories. A cocktail shaker, jigger, cocktail strainer, corkscrew, juicer, bar spoon, and muddler will have him ready to tend bar.
Beer and Peanuts
If the quickest way to a man's heart is through his stomach, this pairing will have him head over heels in no time. Repackage salted shelled peanuts in a resealable plastic bag and pair with your loved one's favorite beer. Add a personalized tag or note and embellish with red ribbon.
Business Gift Combo
For your tech-savvy valentine, tuck the shiny new toy he's been eyeing in the pocket of a new dress shirt. He'll look polished at the office, and he'll love having apps for just about everything at his fingertips.
Chunky Tassel Blanket
Spend the evening watching rom-coms under a cozy blanket you make without getting too into the knit-y gritty. Stitch DIY tassels onto the corners of a purchased throw using this easy tutorial. (But before knotting the head, place a small ball of yarn inside to keep the tassel full and round.)
Homemade Pizza Kit
Surprise your valentine with a romantic dinner in. Make and bake pizza crusts; wrap up a variety of his favorite pizza toppers plus our quick pizza sauce. Include instructions to bake at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes, and place in a decorated pizza box.
Stamped Cheese Markers
We can’t help but get all cheeseball about this Valentine’s Day gift idea. Silver-plated forks from a thirft shop get a new look. Place between two felt pieces, flatten in a vise. With the front side up, hammer metal stamps into the fork to mark the name of the cheese. Cut a few inches off the handle, wrap it in felt, and curl it backward using pliers. Surprise him by using the gifts in a Valentine's Day cheese spread.
Hot Chocolate Date with Personalized Mugs
Pull this Valentine's Day gift out on date night. Packets of hot chocolate and mini bottles of Irish cream liquor nestle in mugs that you write sweet messages on before you sit down to enjoy your hot chocolate.
DIY Tablet Case
For the gadget-obsessed man in your life, create a personalized tablet case from ever-trusty duct tape. Wrap lightweight fabric around the tablet, leaving some overlap for a closure flap. Cover one side end-to-end with duct tape in your desired pattern. Add self-stick tape to the closure to finish.
Memory-Saver Photo Frame
Highlight a trip or other event in a gift that preserves cherished memories. Create a custom embellished photo mat by arranging words and phrases in an illustration program then converting them to an outline font. Print your creation on art paper, then color the words.
Triple-Pepper Hot Sauce
Spice it up this Valentine's Day with the gift of hot sauce. Try our Triple-Pepper recipe, perfect for kicking up everything from scrambled eggs to stir-fry. Or buy his favorite hot sauce and personalize with our printable labels. Dried chili peppers and a festive photo-transfer label complete the gift.
Keep your loved one comfy this Valentine's Day with a terry-cloth, flannel, or fleece bathrobe. The classic men's wrap is sure to keep him warm even when he's not cuddling with you.
Travel Wall Art
Remind your man of a favorite vacation you took together with our easy wall art. Cut a map to printer-paper size; print it with special phrases and images. Attach the map to a store-bought canvas with spray adhesive, then brush with two coats of decoupage medium to seal.
Homemade Meat Rub
Custom spice mixes are a quick and easy gift to give a man who loves to cook or grill. Fill a small spice jar with our Jamaican Jerk Rub, and wrap the jar with twine. Glue a piece of narrow ribbon to a wooden clothespin; use the clothespin to attach a card with the spice name and instructions.
Personalized Business Case
Don't let your main man go without a handy carrying case for his business papers, newspapers, and magazines. He'll love getting our DIY business case for Valentine's Day. Customize the holder to fit his interests.
Fortune Cookies with Dipping Chocolate
Sharing fortune cookies dipped in chocolate can be a fun and sweet after-dinner activity to do with your valentine. Line plastic Chinese take-out boxes with decorative tissue, then fill them with store-bought fortune cookies. Wrap a jar of dipping chocolate with patterned paper and ribbon, then tuck a paper heart under the ribbon for a finishing touch.
Map Coaster Set
Decoupage maps or special items, such as photos or artwork, onto square tiles to make a one-of-a-kind set of Valentine's Day coasters. Back the tiles with felt to keep them from scratching surfaces.