It’s Time To Get Crafty, These Last Minute DIY Gifts For Your Boyfriend Make The Cut!

Thinking of doing something unique for your partner? Check out these DIY ideas that’ll change your gift giving game!

Are you someone that likes to come up with new ideas? Do you like to break out your sewing kit and stitch up something new?

If this sounds like you then you’ve come to the right place!

Whether you and your partner are about to celebrate an anniversary, his birthday, or maybe you just want to do something special for him- we’re here to give you a list of last minute DIY gifts for your boyfriend. These aren’t too difficult to do, so even if you aren’t a DIY expert, you’ll definitely find a gift that you can make.

Here’s a list of tools you’ll need for some of the crafts on our list today:

  • (Scrap) Plain Paper- (any color works)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Mason Jars
  • Index Cards
  • Markers, Colored Pencils, Crayons, and/or Paint

Starting off we have the ultimate DIY gift and that’s a digital gift card from GiftYa! GiftYa is an online distributor of gift cards from your favorite online stores, well known retailers, restaurants, local favorites, and more. You can go to the GiftYa website, type in a location you know your boyfriend will like, select an amount, then send it to him via text or email with a personalized message. It’s a simple DIY gift that will take mere minutes to give. And speaking of…

1. A Stitch Fix Gift Card

Looking for new fits? Want something that’s personalized to your style? Look no further!

Buy A StitchFix Gift Card

Has your boyfriend been looking to update their wardrobe? Get ready to fall in love with Stitch Fix! Stitch Fix is an online service where you can get clothes that are styled to your own preferences by a team of stylists who talk with you about what you’re looking for. 

How does it work?

You head on over to the official Stitch Fix website, take a quick quiz about different clothing tastes, then get sent pieces of clothing that fit in with those quiz results & budget, and if you love them, you get to keep it! If it’s not to your liking, send it back and their team will help find a better fit for you. 

In store and online clothes shopping has been changed forever with Stitch Fix. Update your closet and feel good in your new clothing.

You can Purchase and Personalize a GiftYa Gift Card to Stitch Fix here!

2. A Jar Full Of Possibilities: Date and Compliments

A way to feel good when you’re feeling down or ideas to get out of the house, either way, 10/10 idea.

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Get your most colorful jar for the person you love and fill it up with things you love! Image courtesy of the Big Life Journal Youtube channel in their “The Jar of Compliments Printable video thumbnail.

We have not one, but two DIY projects for you and they all involve mason jars, some scrap paper, and anything you can write with! 

The same old restaurant dates can get boring after a while, especially if you both find yourselves the adventuresome sort, so why not spice things up with a jar full of new and exciting date ideas? You can write down things to do during the weekend or a weeknight, then put them all in a mason jar- and have your partner pick one when you want to do something just the two of you.

And if you already have an exciting list of things to do? Why not try the age old compliment jar! A compliment jar takes the same premise as the date idea jar but instead of places to go- it’s things you love about your boyfriend all written down for him to open up when things get a little stressful in his life. 

Both ideas are cute, fun, and allows the two of you to get closer together!

You can buy Mason Jars here!

3. Look Back At The Memories With A Photo Book

Do you and your partner take a lot of photos? Want to make a book full of those memories?

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Capture one of the many memories you have together and look back on it in the years to come!

Taking pictures is a way to remember moments when you look back on them days, months, or even years from now. And right now, you and your boyfriend are taking pictures of your love, of the places you go, the people you meet & see, of you two together laughing and enjoying one another, so why not have a place where all of that can go? 

A “Photo Book” or “Photo Album” is a great way to bring all those moments together in one big…book! There are many different ways you can go about this DIY project, so let’s cover a few so you can choose what you think you’ll be best at.

  • If you want to pursue a variety of templates and have the album physically made for you, then you can go to a number of websites like Shutterfly, Mixbook, or Snapfish- where you can do it all online and have it delivered right to your door.
  • There’s Youtube tutorials like this one by Photo Book Guru where they will give you a step-by-step process on how to bind a photo album.
  • Or you can go to the store, buy a blank photo album, and decorate it! Add custom little messages under the photos, stickers, or draw fun little doodles/inside jokes only you two will know for an extra special album.

4. Set Up A Scavenger Hunt

Create a day full of fun quizzes, puzzles to solve, places to go, and friends to tag along the way!

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Go all around the town and set up clues to see them try and figure out what you’ve got in store!

If you really want to do something that’ll be fun for not only your partner, but for you, and possibly others as well, then a scavenger hunt may just be one of the best DIY gifts you can give!

Scavenger hunts have been a beloved activity for so long now, and there’s no wrong way to do them. You can set up a “path” where you leave clues or riddles that lead to different places, and eventually one spectacular place or reveal. Or you can have your friends be in different places with puzzles that everyone has to solve while you get to sit back and watch in delight as they figure out the puzzle before moving onto the next one.

The end goal? It can be whatever you want! A final gift that he’s been talking about for ages or to a restaurant where all of his friends and family are to surprise him- either way, it’ll be an exciting journey to get there to be sure!

5. An Art Piece With His Favorite Story

Does your boyfriend love a piece of media? Why not get an art piece with him in that world?

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Whether it’s made by yourself or someone else- they will definitely love this art piece!

Does your partner have a favorite movie, book series, anime, tv show, or story they love so much? They have their favorite characters, favorite moments, a quote that they say so often you now know it by heart, then a perfect DIY gift would be to draw them in that story, in their favorite part of whatever their obsession is.

Now if you’re worried about your art skills not being up to par, don’t worry- there are tons of talented artists all over the internet that take commissions! You can look online, pick an artist with an art style you think he would like, and then talk with the artist about your ideas. This way you can have a creative input into it- but you don’t have to worry about your drawing skills not being too tip top- (though if you do have skills you wanna show off, go for it)!

After you get your picture, either sent to you, or something you can print out, you can then frame it and wrap it for him to hang up in his space for him to enjoy!

6. A Personalized Playlist

Music is its own love language, why not make a playlist that’s perfect for him?

Share the playlist whenever you want, wherever you want, it’s there for them to enjoy!

The days of making a mixtape for your sweetheart are in the past. With the rise of MP3 players, iPods, and now cell phones, it’s all about digital streaming where millions of songs are all at your disposal with a few quick swipes.

That’s not to say the intention behind the mixtape is gone for good, with services like Spotify and Apple Music, you can create playlists with your own names, descriptions, and cover art. It’s the new mixtape, and what a great DIY project to tackle.

Whatever music sharing platform is the one you and your partner use, create a playlist, come up with a name like: “for my (pet name)” or “happy anniversary,” add a description where you can explain why you chose certain songs, and then pick an image for the playlist art. It can be a picture of the two of you, of your favorite place to go together, or something completely random that only you two will laugh at. After you have all of that set up, add songs! Add a few of his favorites, put in songs you think he might fall in love with, and/or search through the many different genres to find something new!

A curated playlist is a simple yet thoughtful last minute DIY gift for your boyfriend.

7. Good Baker? What About Making Their Favorite Treat?

If you like to bake or want to do something nice that’s really cost efficient, then baking is always a safe bet!

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Cookies, cake, pie, or something else- no matter what, we’re sure he’ll love it!

A relatively simple DIY gift, but one from that heart nonetheless. Making someone food is a way to show you appreciation, it shows that you care for them in a way other presents don’t. Food for the soul is a saying for a reason and what better food then a sweet treat to give your partner.

If your boyfriend has a favorite dessert then you’ll need no other tips other than to follow the recipe, check the progress in the oven, and do your best. But if you aren’t sure what your boyfriend’s favorite dessert is and you’re not sure on what to make, well we have a few suggestions:

There’s plenty of recipes out there, so take a look and enjoy!

8. A Coupon Book

A “book” of things you can do together, favors for them that you can do, or something you come up with!

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Make a day out in the park something to remember, you can even bring a classic checkered blanket for a picnic!

This DIY gift is a little bit like the compliment/date night idea jar, but a tad bit different. For this craft you can either go really simple with plain printer paper or index cards or go all out and bind a book like the photo album option. We’re talking about making a coupon book full of different ideas that you both love to do together or that you can do for him!

For example, you can write down ideas like: “spend a day exploring a new part of town,” “go on a spontaneous vacation for the weekend,” “cook our favorite meal together,” or “watch my favorite movie with me.” There’s endless options that your boyfriend can “cash in”- so have fun making up the rules for the coupon book.

As we said before, if you’d like to go simple and just use a pack of index cards as the “coupon book” then go for it! No matter what method you choose, the coupons and their meanings will still shine!

9. Couple Painting Class

Don’t just do the DIY yourself, invite your partner along for a fun time out!

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Have fun over what you both create and then maybe you can hang it up in your home!

So you’ve had the idea to do a “DIY” present for your boyfriend but you aren't the most creative person in the world. That’s okay! At a couple’s painting class you both can learn how to paint- or make something you both giggle over, together! At the end of the day most of these gifts are about spending quality time together and what better than to create art in a class where you can meet other people who also are looking to do something fun.

You can visit your local community’s social media group ro simply type in: “painting classes near me”- but if that’s too overwhelming, buy some canvases, some paint, and old towels you don’t care too much about and paint at home! 

Together you can make memories in the form of art and isn’t that just a beautiful thing to bond over?

10. A Custom Visa Gift Card From Gift Card Granny

At the end of the day, if you aren’t sure what to get, why not a personalized card full of money??

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Put your picture here of the two of you as an extra special add-in. Image courtesy of the Gift Card Granny website

This might just be one of the easiest DIY gifts you get to make, but it’ll be a great one. A Custom Visa Gift Card from Gift Card Granny is a great do it yourself gift that takes minutes to do! 

All you have to do is go to the official Gift Card Granny website, type in “Visa,” select the “personalized option” and then choose whether you want to do a Plastic card or an eGift. 

You can put a custom photo and personalized message on the gift card. You can choose an amount from $10 to $500. But whatever you decide it’s gonna be a great gift.

You can make a Custom Visa Gift Card from Gift Card Granny here!

All of these last minute DIY gifts for your boyfriend would make for great options, either for a celebration or just a regular day of the week. There’s plenty of options here for gifts down the line too, so if one looks good but you’d like to do more, keep this in the back of your mind for a later occasion.

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Trae Bodge

Trae Bodge is the shopping expert here at GiftYa. Trae helps people find the best deals and ideas on popular new items to purchase.

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