Men’s Valentine's gifts - a selection of DIY Valentine's Day gifts for men.

DIY Valentine's gift for men - 4 gift ideas for your Valentine

Are you looking for something special for your boyfriend or husband this Valentine's Day? Why not try making a one-of-a-kind Valentine's Day gift? With the help of our guide, you’ll be sure to find the gift that will win his heart.

Men’s Valentine's gift idea 1: delicious homemade chocolate hearts

The best way to a man's heart is through his stomach. What better way than homemade chocolate hearts? These sweet snacks look scrumptious, and they'll get you in the Valentine's Day mood. Read on to learn how to make this Valentine's Day gift.

Men’s Valentine's gifts - ingredients used to make the delicious chocolate hearts.

Ingredients list to make chocolate hearts:

  • Chocolate bars of your choice (e.g. white, milk or dark chocolate)

  • Toppings of your choice (e.g. freeze-dried berries, chocolate lentils, sprinkles, chocolate chips)

  • Heart-shaped mould

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Did you know ...

... you can use two different types of chocolate (e.g. dark & white) and create patterns with a toothpick?

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How to make the chocolate hearts

  • Start off by melting the chocolate. To do this, bring some water to the boil in a saucepan. Now take a slightly smaller pot or a metal bowl and fill it with small pieces of chocolate. Place the pot or bowl over your boiling water bath (be careful: hot steam) and melt the chocolate while stirring. Make sure that no water gets into the chocolate, otherwise, it will form lumps.

  • Carefully pour the chocolate into your silicone mould. If you want to create a pattern, you can put a dab of darker or lighter chocolate on top and paint a pattern with a toothpick.

Valentine's Day gifts for men - delicious chocolate hearts with sweet toppings.
  • Next, add your toppings to the chocolate hearts.

  • Leave the chocolate hearts in the fridge to cool and harden. Then carefully remove them from the silicone mould and wrap them in a transparent biscuit bag. Place them in a basket with a cosy cashmere scarf to create the perfect gift.

Men’s Valentine's gift idea 2: spend some quality time together

Making memories together is one of the best Valentine's Day gifts you can give your boyfriend/husband. This can be crafting a gift voucher, planning a short break or preparing an activity for Valentine's Day. Giving a nicely presented gift voucher means you will always have a memento of your little adventure.

A gift voucher made into a unique gift.

Materials list for your Valentine's Day gift:

  • Deep wooden picture frame

  • Kraft paper

  • Design paper

  • String and clips

  • A pair of scissors

  • Glue and/or adhesive pads

Instructions on how to make a gift voucher

You can let your imagination run wild with this Valentine's Day gift. Our example is made for a trip or day out, but you can customise yours to suit your plans. By matching the paper to the small pictures, you can illustrate your gift perfectly.

Tip: A holiday voucher would fit well with some small gifts, for example, some swimming trunks, a bathrobe and a nice pair of sunglasses.

Men’s Valentine's gift idea 3: a DIY custom T-shirt

Every couple has special memories connected to a date, place or song. Putting them on a T-shirt to give to your boyfriend or husband is a fantastic way to remember these special times. You don't need a lot of materials for this romantic gift, and you can even make a beautiful gift at the last minute if needed.

Valentine's Day gift for him - materials needed to make a homemade T-shirt.

Materials list for this Valentine's Day gift:

  • Plain T-shirt (e.g. cotton)

  • Iron-on letters or transfer foil or fabric paint

  • Iron or brush

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Ideas for your Valentine's Day gift:

  • Use Roman numerals to display the date you first met.

  • Display the coordinates of the place where you met or a special holiday destination.

  • Use your lucky number or initials.

  • Print a QR code of his favourite song.

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Valentine's Day gift - T-shirt with coordinates of the place you first met.

Instructions on how to make your own Valentine's Day T-shirt.

To make this fantastic gift, choose one of the following methods that best suits your design. If you like to paint and get creative, then fabric paint will work best. For a QR code or a more precise design, then try transfer foil. Iron-on letters are a good method if you want to put your initials on the T-shirt. Whichever method you choose, the T-shirt is sure to be a fantastic gift for him.

Men’s Valentine's gift idea 4: a DIY cable organiser as a thoughtful Valentine's Day gift for men.

This Valentine's Day gift is suitable for men who own many devices and need to keep their charging cables organised. This lovely little present is quick to make, and you will only need a few materials.

Valentine's Day gifts for men - DIY cable organiser craft materials.

Materials list for the homemade Valentine's Day gift for him

  • Thick material (e.g. cork fabric, thick felt or jeans) measuring 35 x 15 cm

  • A wide ribbon (e.g. 1 cm wide and at least 50 cm long)

  • A knife

  • A pair of scissors

  • A cut-resistant pad

  • A ruler & a pencil

  • Hot glue or super glue

Valentine's Day gift - cork cable organiser.

Instructions on how to make your own DIY cable organiser Valentine's Day gift.

  • Cut a 35 cm long and 15 cm wide rectangle out of your thick material.

  • Next, cut some slits for the ribbon. Measure the centre and draw a 1 cm vertical line every 3 cm (0.5 cm above and below the centre).

  • Cut the fabric along the vertical lines with the knife.

  • Now thread your fabric ribbon through the slits and attach the left end flush to the fabric with hot glue or super glue.

  • Next, to make room for the different cables, mark 3 cm above and below the centre. Now cut strips of different lengths (between 2 and 5 cm long and 1 cm wide) at the top and bottom of your fabric. Make sure you leave enough space between the strips so that all the cables will comfortably fit in the organiser.

Men’s Valentine's Day gifts – a homemade cable organiser.
  • The different length slots allow for thinner or thicker cables to fit.

  • Lastly, roll the cable organiser up and secure it with the ribbon and it is ready to give to your boyfriend or husband.

Conclusion: 4 DIY ideas to make Valentine's Day gifts for men yourself.

A homemade gift shows that you've put a lot of thought, effort and love into your Valentine's Day gift. This romantic present is sure to bring your boyfriend/husband a great deal of joy. By the way, a homemade card is a perfect companion for your homemade Valentine's Day gift. You can find craft ideas and inspiration for this in our article "Valentine's Day Cards".

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