5 dashing DIY gifts for him

Brit + Co.
Brit + Co.

Think crafting is all about feminine flair? Think again.

We gathered five great DIY gift ideas for men — with no ribbon or Mason jar in sight.

Tie clips


Hair pins form the base of these cool tie clips, made totally unique — and so stylish—with embroidery floss and paint pens. Brit + Co. has the how-to.

Bow tie


Dress your guy to the nines for all those holiday parties with a DIY bow tie in any fabric that, ahem, suits him. Go to Brit + Co. for the tutorial.



Mod Podge Rocks has the how-to for bookends with a sports theme — but you can adapt this project to any motif for other hobbies and interests. Find instructions for the look here



We love a project that’s as fun as it is functional. These comic-book coasters from Mod Podge Rocks are simple to create and make a great gift. Learn how you can recreate these coasters here

Coffee gift basket


A Beautiful Mess has the perfect gift for the caffeine-fueled guy in your life: a gift basked filled with personalized mugs and coffee blends that you can whip up in a snap. Get the tutorial here

Check back tomorrow for day 11 of 12 Days of HoliDIY, when you will DIY gift ideas for the kids on your list. And don't forget to check out TODAY's HoliDIY Pinterest board for more projects and to repin your favorites! 


This was originally published Dec. 17, 2014. 

Alesandra Dubin is a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of home and travel blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on FacebookGoogle+ and Twitter.