Do you wish to surprise your guy with a handmade gift, this time around? I’m sure you’ve been searching helter-skelter for some ideas on cute things to make for your boyfriend, whom you love so much! Why else would you go so far as to make a gift specially for him…think about it?
There comes a time in every relationship when we yearn to show our boyfriends, how much we care about them. There also comes a saturation point that pertains to gifts. We end up at crossroads, confused about what to buy for them. What can we buy for them that others haven’t already thought of? Think about it, something bought out of a gift shop, is bound to be found in others as well, so how can your gift for him be unique? It just can’t be! It is frustrating; it truly is… to realize that your gift is so common that everyone can have it, just by spending a few dollars for it.
So then comes the question, how can you make your gift unique and your own? Well it is simple. All you need to do is, to make something with your own hands for him! Some people simply find it hard to make things for others, because they feel they lack creativity and talent. Which I might add, is a huge misconception! All that anyone has to do, is to apply their own level of creativity and imagination so as to come up with something nice that can be given as a gift. So what if it looks like it has been made by a 2-year-old? As long as you’re the creator of that fascinating work of art, and as long as its made with love, it will be treasured by your boyfriend. So let go of all your doubts and inhibitions and make whatever comes to your mind.
Creative Things to Make for Your Boyfriend
Firstly, think about your limitations, as to the things you can create. Can you sketch? If not, can you sketch enough to let him kind of understand what you’re trying to convey? It would do great, if you can manage just that much. Alright! So if sketching or painting are out of your league, then what about making something using computer aided technology? I’m sure you can do that? It doesn’t need much of an effort, just a bit of imagination.
Box of Goodies
Take an ordinary shoebox and wrap it with a really attractive plastic gift wrap. Or use simple black/white wrapping paper and decorate it with stickers, and photographs of the two of you together (or just you). Write sweet things with glitter and sparkle pens. Use ribbons, or dark stick-on. Let the message you wish to convey be known clearly!
If the gift is for his birthday or for a special day, or just because you feel like it, then simply write what you feel is appropriate for the occasion. Fill up the box with random stuff, such as:
✦ Love letters
✦ Swiss army knife
✦ Cool bottle opener
✦ Compact tool kit
✦ Personalized key chain
✦ Sports store coupons
✦ Music Cds
✦ Baked homemade treats
✦ Laptop skin
✦ Cell phone cover
Make a Collage
You have two ways of making a collage, you can either make it using a decorative paper or you cam make it on the computer. Either way, this is one of the easiest homemade gifts for your boyfriend. All you need to do is, to firstly collect all the photos that you wish be placed on the collage, so as to create a proper and logical lay out. For instance, place them in sequence of events that have occurred, or memories that are precious. Copy paste, change color, and re-size the images, if you wish. Edits the images, by adding captions, and funny images. This is your collage and you have all the freedom to go crazy with it. Get it printed or send it to him via email or get a printout and get it framed. He’ll love it! Though making one on paper or cardboard is always better, as he will get to see it hanging in his room whenever he comes home!
Paint Him a T-Shirt
Go get yourself a plain white T-shirt of his size. Now, you can either make a portrait of a famous rock star such as Bob Marley, Jim Morrison, Curt Cobain, John Lennon, or Bob Dylan OR you could paint a character such as, ‘Eddie’ from Iron Maiden! If he is into such genres, he will totally flip over in joy! Or you could simply go abstract, and use a splash of color, and make hand prints, or random art. You could also gift him a T-shirt with your photos printed on it. Select a funny pic such as, the ones taken from a Polaroid. If you do not wish to paint on a T-shirt, you may try using socks, or paint on gray or white, canvas shoes.
Make Something Out of Hemp
Take some hemp strings if you wish and let them soak in some fabric color. Once they have dried, you can make him a bracelet, or you can make him a chain with an amazing locket, or you can make the handle for a small cotton fabric bag that he can use as a magazine holder, or whatever he chooses it for. You can even make a curtain for him if you have the patience, using a cloth that you painted, and then attaching hemp braids as curtain hooks, or simply getting them stitched on to the curtain so that it creates a colorful pattern.
Make Him a DVD
Burn a few DVDs with his all-time favorite movies that he does not have, or movies that he hasn’t had the opportunity to watch yet. Make another, with all his favorite comic strips or Anime, from around the world, that he is crazy about. Collect music from a variety of bands that he is a big fan of. All this will be much appreciated by him. If he likes planes and machines, collect documentaries that he can watch and drool over. If he is into games such as baseball and football, get him a collection of live videos of record-breaking games of yesteryear. He will be forever thankful to you for this simple but profound gesture!
Make Him a Photo Frame or an Album
You can also make him a photo frame using cardboard that you can decorate, or you can use easy setting clay so as to make the frame. Use a scale and a blunt knife, for giving it patterns, or you could simply use the nib of your pencil, or toothpick, to make designs on the clay, and then allow it to dry. Use different combination of colored clay, so as to give it a tribal, spiral, or retro look. If you wish to make an album, you can find handmade paper albums and frames, in creative stores. Buy one and place photographs, letters, paper napkins, movie tickets, candy wrappers, or even post-its, to fill up the album. Do not get one that has a lock; since boys will be boys, and they will lose the keys!
‘Key to My Heart’ lockets
You can get Mizpah, or puzzle oriented lockets made, for yourself and your boyfriend. Wherein you must keep the heart and give the key locket to your boyfriend. You could also take due note of his hobbies and interests, so as to get a gift custom-made for him. A metal plectrum with your initials engraved, is an excellent idea if he plays the guitar. The metal you choose to make the plectrum with, must be non-corrosive and long-lasting. Sterling silver is an excellent option.
A pair of t-shirt, which has caricature of a couple trying to reach out for one another through their individual t-shirts. Get him shoes or a bag, that has been painted specially for him, and depicts things he likes. Set a theme, for the design for the gift you plant to give him. Themes may include games, such as the new Space Marine from Warhammer 40K, or comic characters such as those from Watchmen, Sin City, or even Calvin and Hobbes or a Hip Hop based theme.
Make a Flip book
A flip book or a picture story book, or simply a story would be a great gift idea, if your boyfriend appreciates art and literature. These gifts require a lot of time and thought, which goes on to say a lot about how much you care about him and feel about him. If this seems too much, you could simply collect a few books and editions that he has been trying to add to his collection. This would make a priceless gesture. You can also do this with compilations, using LPs, CDs or cassettes, for music and games.
Write Him a Song
If it is easier for you to express your feeling in a song or a poem, then you could either belt out a few of his favorites, or you could compose one of your originals, for him. He is sure to get blown away with joy!
No matter what you give him, as long as it is sweet and drives your point across to him, your gift is worth all your efforts. All you need is some imagination. So go ahead and make whatever you feel or can come up with. Have no doubts, he is going to love you nonetheless, maybe even more so.