Let’s be honest for a minute: you totally want to get your boyfriend or girlfriend something cute for the holidays, but it’s hard when you have approximately $0.98 in your bank account. It’s the season of “giving,” but it can be hard to give when you’ve got nothing. Whether you’ve been with them for years or just a few months, you want to give them something they’ll actually like and use. It’s times like these when you really need to tap into your inner DIYer and make some gifts.
Unfortunately, when you google DIY Christmas gifts, you get a lot of things like “punny” cards or cheesy ornaments with tiny snowmen on them .Those can be cute for some people, but when you’re looking for a DIY gift that’s useful in every day life, you want something a little more practical and a little less kitchy. You also want to go for something that has a personal touch and doesn’t seem too generic. So, if you are looking for something a little more unique, check out these easy DIY gifts your boyfriend will actually want to use.
Mason Jar Filled With IngredientsHave you ever heard that phrase "a way to a man's heart is through his stomach?" I think it's pretty dumb, but making food with your significant other can actually be really fun. Fill a mason jar with all of the ingredients for your bae's favorite baked good and make a date to make it together. Check out a tutorial here.
Knitted ScarfI recently got into knitting and let me tell you: it's actually really fun. It takes a little time to get into it, but this tutorial helped me, and you can easily make a scarf for your BF in no time. If you're feeling really ambitious, try a hat or some socks.
Personalized CandleLet's be real: boy's rooms tend to smell...bad. It's not their fault, but they jut smell bad. A cute/easy gift for your BF would be a candle that smells good, so you don't have to suffer next time you hang in his room. Kidding, but candles are actually a really good gift. You can make it personal by etching your initials into it. It's cheesy AF, but it's also cute. Check out a tutorial here.
Picture BoardIf you're feeling sentimental (and love to take pics) make a photo board for your boyfriend. If we're being honest, a lot of boys don't know how to decorate their rooms at all. You can take the work out of it and make a picture board for him, which he will definitley appreciate. Check out this tutorial on how to make this easy one with some clothespins, string and wood.
Date Night JarAll you need for this one is a bunch of popsicle sticks and a mason jar. You write some date ideas on the sticks, like "Go To The Movies" or "Have A Picnic" so that you will always have date ideas at the ready. It's the gift that keeps on giving! Source
Five Senses Gift BasketIf you want to try something a little more creative, try a "Five Senses Gift." It's actually a pretty cool gift to make, and it's super unique. There are five parts to the gift: one that you see, hear, smell, touch and taste. This can be a wide variety of things, like a playlist for 'hear' or some chocolate for 'taste.' You can get really creative with it! Source
Coupon BookAnother simple DIY that will cost you no money is a coupon book. Make coupons for your BF/GF with special "offers" like a dinner on you or a night of video games. You can even make a ~sexy~ one that offers things like a massage or make out session. It's a super cute and clever idea your BF will actually use! You can buy these printable ones here, or easily make your own.
Are you going to make any of these DIY gift? Tell us in the comments!