homemade gift ideas for men - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 6 Old 12-09-2007, 12:35 PM - Thread Starter
muse's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: here, now
Posts: 2,407
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

got my MIL covered for xmas with a nice felted bag, now on to FIL..eek..
he wouldn't wear a hat or scarf that i knitted, isn't really into ornament type things, and i'm kind of stumped. my own dad is getting a felted bowl, but he wouldn't be into that either. he's a very practical guy, into birdwatching, sailing, reading and eating. hmm.

muse is offline  
#2 of 6 Old 12-09-2007, 08:48 PM
cristeen's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 14,791
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Gloves? Mittens? If he's into birdwatching then he's probably out in the early morning, some mittens that convert to fingerless gloves might be nice.

Cristeen ~ Always remembering our stillheart.gif  warrior ~ Our rainbow1284.gif  is 3, how'd that happen?!?! 

We welcomed another rainbow1284.gifstillheart.gif  warrior in May 2012!! 

2012 Decluttering challenge - 575/2012

cristeen is offline  
#3 of 6 Old 12-09-2007, 09:22 PM
frogguruami's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Under my rock!
Posts: 2,785
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I made my father a chess set. DH's step father is getting a cookbook from Haiti and I am making a few of the recipes from it to make a gift basket. DH's father will most likely get a gift basket of low carb goodies!
frogguruami is offline  
#4 of 6 Old 12-09-2007, 11:35 PM
Curious's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Somewhere in Time
Posts: 1,747
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Awhile back Dh asked me to pack lunches for him to brighten his work days with our healthy food.

For his birthday yesterday, we presented him with a set of placemat/napking which I sewed with some 'help' from Dd. I used quarters for quilting, turned over the edges. They are a bit irregular, very homemade looking.

Dd claimed to love them and says they will be the talk of the lunchroom. He already gets teased about the lunches from home. Now he'll really get it.
Curious is offline  
#5 of 6 Old 12-10-2007, 12:37 PM
doubledutch's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,600
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
food: i like to make my "mama mix" for christmas, and everyone raves about it. it's really simple. equal parts dark chocolate chips, cashews, dried sour cherries and tamari-roasted pumpkin seeds. it's a bit expensive, but worth it for a special treat! it's salty, sweet, sour & spicy. i get about a cup of each ingredient from the bulk bins, and that makes a lot.

reading: you could make personalized "ex libris" labels for him to paste into his books. you could include not only his name but also a "crest" incorporating birding and/or sailing.

you could also bind a little journal for him to make notes about the books he's reading; keep track of his birding; or whatever he wants to write about, i guess.

men are much harder to craft for. good luck!

klaus 9-8-05
sonnen 3-25-07
doubledutch is offline  
#6 of 6 Old 12-10-2007, 01:30 PM
kittycat9's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: W. Chicago Burbs
Posts: 201
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What about making him a nice pouch/saddle bag for his bird watching things? Room for his binoculars, a journal, pen holder - maybe a camera if he carries a small one?

Last year for Father's day, I made DH a workshop apron, out of some heavy duty fabric. It has the usual pockets, and covers his chest. He's tall so it's hard for him to find things like that to fit.
kittycat9 is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off