No one knows your husband better than you. When it comes to finding the most personalized present, you’re the expert. Whether you’re on the hunt for a birthday, anniversary or holiday, handmade or customizable presents are the best way to break free from the usual go-to gifts. These projects and gifts also make excellent first Father’s Day gifts, celebrating his first big holiday as a proud dad. Include photos, phrases and names to transform traditional items into sentimental treasures he’ll cherish for years to come.
Always be sure to pair your homemade gift with a loving card. You can come up with what to write in a Father’s Day card with our pointers. Most importantly, use the next holiday or milestone to celebrate everything that makes him unique, whether it’s his love of cooking, a passion for craft beer or an unwavering dedication to his family.
1. Adventure Travel Tags
Heading out for a second honeymoon? Gift these leather tags before you go that make your luggage stand out from the rest. This is an excellent gift to pair up with a set of tickets for a surprise journey.
2. Wine Tasting Collection
3. A Clean Shave
Each of his morning shaves will be a success with this homemade, completely natural pre-shave oil. Combine grapeseed oil and your choice of earthy essential oil into a small glass bottle and craft a customized label.
4. Wedding Photo Block
5. Trip Back in Time
Commemorate your best travel memories from the past year by mounting an image of you or the kids from your recent journeys. Include a message on the front of the image with the destination and year you traveled.
6. Personalized Bottle Opener
Cheers to your anniversary, a birthday or Father’s Day with this customizable bottle opener. They also make excellent groom’s gifts if your big day is on the horizon.
7. Celebratory Shot Glasses
Add a rustic and personalized touch to each of these tall, frosted shot glasses as an excellent Birthday gift. Pair with your husband’s favorite spirits.
8. Floral Photo Tray
Bring him breakfast in bed or serve dinner at his birthday party on this photo-adorned serving tray. The dark floral border matches the elegance of your wedding day depicted in the center of the piece.
9. Legendary Growler
He’ll want to bring this customized growler on every one of his brewery visits. Set inside stainless steel, this stylish addition to his homebrew or brewery collection shows off his legendary status at home.
10. Concert Shadow Box
Showcase your concert and festival memories by adding all the tickets, wristbands and programs to a framed shadow box. Is your husband a musician? Add his guitar picks and sheet music for a special touch.
11. Rustic Romance
Snuggle up with this wedding anniversary gift idea that includes your initials set within a modern rustic design. Go a step further by choosing a pillow design that features one of your wedding photos.
12. Pumpkin Spice Soap
Looking for a fall birthday gift for your husband? Make your own spicy, earthy soap wrapped up in a personalized label. Pair with other pumpkin and spice-scented body scrubs or shaving creams.
13. Heartfelt Photo Collage
14. Collage Frame
This circular frame holds up to six romantic images from your past. Include three words that sum up your incredible marriage in the center for a unique collage. Send it over to his room the morning of the wedding as a surprise groom gift.
15. GOT Serving Platter
Serve a dinner fit for a banquet on this Game of Thrones-themed barbecue platter. Use a stencil and permanent maker to add the familiar phrase and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes to set the ink.
16. Adventure Flask
17. Goals Journal
Honor his dedication and creativity by gifting him with a motivational journal. He can keep all his fresh ideas and schedules in order in this personalized book dedicated to him.
18. World’s Greatest Dad
Choose a spot to display how much you appreciate dad right in the center of your home. Use a bright and colorful sheet of crafter paper and attach to a clipboard to hang on the wall.
19. Adventure Journal
Are you heading on a journey in the next year? Prep for your big trip together by gifting him a journal fit for a world traveler. Bundle it together with other travel-themed gifts.
20. Pet Photo Book
Have you raised a few furry family members together? Showcase your years with your dog, cat, bird or lizard in a pet-themed photo album and gift to your husband on your next anniversary.
21. Mr. And Mrs. Catch All
Does he need a spot to set down his keys at the end of the day? This rectangular glass catch all will act as a loving reminder every time you both arrive home from work.
22. Craft Beer Torch
After drinking that hard-to-find bottle of craft beer, transform it into a classy tiki torch with an outdoor wall attachment for a porch or patio. Create a set of torches to create a new look for your whole outdoor space.
23. Personalized Cutting Board
Cater to his inner chef with this family-themed cutting board. High-quality natural wood includes your family name, initials and an artistic flourish of your choice.
24. Breakfast for Two
Pair a homemade breakfast with a new set of personalized plates to pamper your husband on his next birthday. Create a breakfast-themed gift basket with a DIY mug, photo placemat or homemade serving tray.
25. Patterned Kitchen Utensils
Use a wood-burning wand to etch your own unique patterns into the handles of a new wooden spoon and spatula. Create a chef-inspired basket for your next anniversary gift.
26. Growing Your Love
Gift your new husband a young plant or flower in a personalized planter with your new family initials and a loving phrase. Choose from an assortment of colors and pair with seeds or some newly planted flowers.
27. Poker Night
The next time you invite the neighbors over for a competitive night of Texas Hold ‘Em, break out your personalized deck of cards with a symbol from your wedding and the date you got hitched.
28. Family Board Book
Handmake your very own family photo board book that your husband can show to the kids during storytime. Transform a small clipboard book with printed photos, handmade decor and short stories about dad.
29. Playful Dinner Plates
Make dad an incredible dinner or have the kids bring him breakfast in bed on these personalized plates. Add a fun phrase and choose his favorite colors to make it all about him.
30. Music Lovers Duvet
Wake up each morning to the song that reminds you of your wedding day or when you first met. Print a selection of song lyrics across a duvet cover and give as an unforgettable homemade anniversary gift.
31. Good Old Days
Celebrating a big anniversary? Dig through your favorite prints from the past and bring them back to life by setting them in a vintage frame. Choose a personalizable frame to include a collection of images or a message of your choice.
32. League Of Their Own
Quote one of his favorite movies while showcasing his love of the great American pastime with this “League of Their Own” themed poster. Choose a large wooden frame to match the tone of the baseball bats.
33. Easy DIY Bottle Opener
Add stripes, polka dots or your own personal design to a clear clipboard to transform into a necessary kitchen tool. Replace the clip with a small mountable bottle opener and gift with your hubby’s favorite six-pack of craft beer.
34. Leather Bracelet Set
Handcraft a set of masculine leather bracelets from a series of red, black and brown leather. Mix and match the clasps and knotted designs to create a whole set.
35. Matching Snuggle Shirts
Looking for a great first Father’s Day photo opp? Iron on matching clothing transfers that read “papa bear” and “baby bear.” Be sure to set up a Father’s Day photo shoot once you’ve surprised him with the gift.
36. Happy And Hydrated
Perfect for the dad that spends all day running around, this personalized water bottle will keep him cool all day long. Add a motivational phrase in front of a watercolor design or include a photograph of your favorite memories.
37. Feather Bookmarks
Laminate a collection of small feathers in a rectangular piece of laminating sheet. Punch a hole at the top and add a rustic piece of twine. Pair with a book that he’s had his eye on.
38. Designer’s Wreath
Break free from the traditional holiday wreath and give him a homemade Christmas gift that matches his style and passions. For the guy that loves to design, build and construct, deck out the wreath in rulers, protractors and rolls of tape.
39. DIY BBQ Sauce
Looking for the best Father’s Day gift as you head into summer? Fill a glass bottle with your favorite homemade BBQ sauce recipe and attach a custom label with your very own family brand name.
40. DIY Beard Oil
Natural oils can do wonders for keeping his growing beard looking sharp. Combine avocado, jojoba and earthy essential oils into a small bottle and add a handmade label.
41. Honeymoon Memories
Relive the sights and memories of your honeymoon by compiling a photo book with your favorite images. Include captions, stories and a timeline of your journey together to keep alongside your wedding album.
42. Cactus Headphone Holder
Help him avoid the inevitable headphone tangle with an easy DIY gift. Trace and cut two colors of craft foam into the shape of a cactus with a loop in the center to safely secure headphone wires from day to day.
43. Driftwood Beach Decor
Head to your favorite beach spot and collect a piece of natural beechwood for a blue wall hanging. Wrap varying tones of wool yarn around wooden shower rings and connect with small eye pins.
44. Framed Cityscape
Did you take a trip to an amazing city as a family? Enlarge a print of the cityscape and frame within a window pane to create the appearance that you’re forever on vacation in your favorite spot.
45. Stay Fit Juice Glass
Design a set of glasses to reward yourselves after heading to the gym together. Etch a collection of motivational phrases to the front of each mason jar glass and pair with your favorite smoothies and juicing recipes as a gift set.
46. Gold-Rimmed Mug
47. Wedding Candle
Ideal for the first-anniversary gift, print your favorite wedding image on the front of a scented or unscented candle for him to illuminate at home or at work.
48. Wrapped Canvas
Create your own photo collage on canvas with a loving message to commemorate your incredible years together. Do you have a favorite phrase, quote or song lyric? Feature it in the center of the ring of photos.
49. Photo Paper Weight
Looking for ways to uniquely showcase your wedding photos? Nestle an image of your big day inside a glass heart paper weight with your initials and wedding date as a lovely anniversary gift.
50. Travel Mug Cozy
Keep his coffee toasty and his hands cool by knitting this tea cozy. The cozy is easy to add or remove in a hurry, making it a great accessory for running off to work or hitting the road with a fresh cup.
51. Loving Lyrics Paper Weight
52. Photo Magnets
Tell a story on your refrigerator door by designing a set of glass or wood grain magnets for you and your husband’s next anniversary. Include photos and phrases that highlight your marriage.
53. Hanging Photo Collage
How do you sum up the first magical year of marriage? This DIY gift delicately displays every blessing since your marriage with feather accents and a loving phrase of your choice.
54. Family Fun Phone Case
Commemorate your favorite family trip by printing the best photos on his phone case or a phrase that sums up your adventures together. Give as a Father’s Day gift with a great image of him and the kids.
55. The Cat Collection
As a unique birthday or anniversary gift, honor your favorite family kitty with a collection of photo albums or matching office accessories like mouse pads. Weave the story of your relationship as you both grew with your feline friend.
56. Monogram Cheese Board
Bring out the cheese and chocolate on a wood and marble cheese board adorned with your family initials. This unique gift makes a great addition to a kitchen filled with personalized family items.
57. Family Table Runner
Plan a romantic meal at home for your husband to celebrate the next big occasion. Surprise him with a woven table runner that features your favorite engagement photo or wedding image.
58. Glitter Photo Magnets
Add some sparkle and glam to your kitchen by framing photos in a pocket of glitter. Slip each image into a rectangle of vinyl and fill it with glitter about a quarter of the way up the bag. Back each one with a large magnet and pop it on the fridge.
59. King Of The Grill Apron
When summer rolls around, he’ll love sporting this customized grilling apron with a playful printout. Pair the apron with a hand-painted platter and a new set of grilling tools.
Personalized gifts elevate your holiday or celebration to a whole new level. Not only will your husband remember the thought and care put into the unique gift, but you’ll have a meaningful experience designing or picking out the present itself. Explore all your personalized gift options today to reinvent the gift-giving experience in your family.