November 19 ~ Gifts for Men

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We know you’ve been waiting for today’s gift ideas for men; Jennifer selected some fun options. Make something the men in your life will love!

Today’s Guest Curator: Jennifer from Ellison Lane

Jennifer Mathis is a designer, modern sewist and blogger at Ellison Lane. Her passions are designing and creating things that are both beautiful and useful. She is the founder and host of Sew South, a modern sewing retreat, and the co-author of Make It Pretty: Pillows. Jennifer’s work has been featured in several publications and you can find her patterns, tutorials and inspirations on her Ellison Lane blog. Hop over for her Holiday Hostess tutorial series this November and for her latest pattern, the SouthPark Bag!

Make It

Guy’s Survival Kit
Jennifer’s Guy’s Survival Kit at Ellison Lane includes a handy list of ideas for stocking the kit. Your favorite guy can keep it stashed in the car or at the office!

Hand Warmer
Rae’s Hand Warmers at Armommy would be a thoughtful gift for anyone!

Golf Towel
Sarah’s Golf Towel at A Spoonful of Sugar is a nice accessory for any golf lover. (It even includes a carabiner clip!)

Dog Leash
Does someone on your list love taking walks with their dog?! Learn how to make an easy, custom Dog Leash at Summer Thinks.

Quick-Sew T-Shirt Pillows
Make a set of Quick-Sew T-Shirt Pillows from those old, favorite t-shirts that probably shouldn’t be worn anymore! Amy shows you how at My 3 Monsters.

Men’s Wallet
Sewing by Stephanie has this easy Men’s Wallet tutorial for another custom option.

Manly-Man Tote Bag
Leslie designed the reversible, lined Manly-Man Tote Bag as a lunch bag for her husband.

Related tutorials you might enjoy: Gifts for Dads + Grandpas

Mix It

Salted Peanut Nutella Puppy Chow
Sally’s Salted Peanut Nutella Puppy Chow at Sally’s Baking Addiction isn’t for the puppies! Sally writes that it’s in competition for the best thing her friends have ever had and that it’s “salty, sweet [and] addictive!”

Salted Caramel Sauce
Salted Caramel Sauce from Maria at Two Peas & Their Pod can be added to so many different things to make the season’s desserts extra-special.

Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookie Bars
These Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookie Bars from Trish at Mom On Time Out have a “sweet, gooey, caramel center.” Take them along on a cozy drive to see holiday lights, or bring them to a holiday party!

Print It

Holiday Tag
Lauren shares some lovely Holiday Tags at A Fabulous Fete, a nice addition to a small hostess gift, wine or baked treat.

Win It

Comment on today’s post for a chance to win one of these prizes!
Tip: If you’re hoping to win a prize that notes “US Winners Only,” include your state in your name (i.e. Beth in WA) so we can confirm residence and avoid any disappointment on your end. Shipping range is determined by the generous companies and artisans that donate Handmade Holidays prizes.

Win a $30 gift certificate to Warp & Weft, your source for exquisite textile and design.

Mollie Makes Woodland Friends: More Handmade Projects for the Home
(US Winners Only)

Publisher: Interweave

The latest book from the Mollie Makes team takes its inspiration from woodland creatures. Ten of our favorite crafty contributors have put together over 18 exclusive projects featuring crafty foxes, cute and cuddly mice, wise old owls and any other forest-dweller you can imagine! There are ideas for home accessories, toys, gifts and cards, covering a wide range of techniques including sewing, crochet, embroidery, papercrafts and more. Whether you are a knitter or a felter, or fancy trying out some crochet, stitching or paper-cutting for the first time, there is something in here for you. Each project is accompanied by clear step-by-step photography and stylish photography, with hints and tips direct from the makers. So dig out your very best vintage fabrics, most colorful yarns and threads, clear the kitchen table and prepare to be inspired.

Boys’ Knits
(International Shipping)

Author: Katya Frankel
Publisher: Cooperative Press

With 16 sweater patterns and the cutest photography you have ever seen, Katya Frankel’s Boys’ Knits would be a fabulous present for all the knitting parents and grandparents in your life. (And fear not, she’s already at work on a sequel filled with accessory patterns!).

Heather Ross Prints: 50+ Designs and 20 Projects to Get You Started
(US Winners Only)

Author: Heather Ross
Publisher: STC Craft

Frog princes, VW buses, and big bad wolves—these are the sorts of subjects that Heather Ross depicts on the fabrics she designs, which the sewing and quilting communities feverishly collect (with many fabrics going for huge sums on eBay once they sell out at traditional retail outlets). In Heather Ross Prints, a book-and-DVD package, Ross shares reproducible artwork for more than 50 of her most popular prints. She provides step-by-step instructions for 20 craft projects using the prints on the DVD—everything from sea turtle stationery to a shower curtain covered with swirling mermaids. Crafters can use the artwork on the DVD as they wish, printing on fabric, paper, or whatever surface they choose. Plus, Ross teaches her process for designing fabric using Photoshop—a boon to anyone who has ever dreamed of following in her footsteps.

Don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool, and check out our 2012 Handmade Holidays list for more fabulous ideas. Here are our 2013 themes:

November 18: Gifts for People Who Sew
November 17: Accessories
November 16: Gifts for Grandparents
November 15: Holiday Fun
November 14: Repurposed/Upcycled Gifts
November 13: Gifts for Book Lovers
November 12: Gifts for Girlfriends
November 11: Gifts for Boys
November 10: Eco-Friendly Gifts
November 9: Advent Calendars
November 8: Gifts for Make-Believe
November 7: Gifts for Travelers
November 6: Gifts for Geeks
November 5: Gifts for Babies + Toddlers
November 4: Holiday Party Clothes + Accessories
November 3: Gifts for Cooks
November 2: Gifts for Gadget Lovers
November 1: Gifts for Tweens

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347 Responses to November 19 ~ Gifts for Men

  1. carriem says:

    Thanks for some ideas!

  2. Rachel says:

    Wow, that’s a great list. Now I think I have too many ideas! Love the personalised dog leashes, but I think that’s more a present for the doggy than the fella. Ah well, the guy’s survival kit and wallet are also top contenders!

  3. Patricia in PA says:

    Perfect, always stumped about man-gifts…always….

  4. ccherry in CO says:

    I like the handwarmers. Perfect idea for a few hunters in my world.

  5. Great ideas for guys. Especially the wallet and the pillowcases. Food is always a winner, too!

  6. sydney in me says:

    great ideas!

  7. Cute, cute, fun projects!! My dad is going to love the golf towel!!

  8. Liz K in OR says:

    Handwarmers! Everybody needs hand warmers

  9. Crystal says:

    Great ideas!

  10. Renee in NM says:

    love the wallet and survival kit ideas!

  11. Stacia in TN says:

    I love the reversible man’s tote. Great idea!

  12. Karrie Smith says:

    I’m loving the Tshirt pillow! Thank you!
    karrie (MI)

  13. Debbie in il says:

    Love the handwarmers!

  14. Beth T. in OR says:

    Caramel sauce for my sweetheart. xoxoxo to Sew, Mama, Sew!

  15. Jeannie D in TN says:

    The dog leash looks like fun and the hand warmers are a cute idea!

  16. Sharon in Oregon says:

    My to do list just got shorter. Thanks.

  17. Jennifer in MA says:

    Thanks for the great ideas. Especially the hand warmers.

  18. That “puppy chow” looks addictive!

  19. Judith Martinez says:

    I think I need to make the guy’s survival kit for my husband! He would love that!

  20. love the guy’s survival kit and so many other fabulous tutorials and recipes as well – thanks 🙂

  21. Amy in IL says:

    Love these ideas. I need to get cracking or Christmas will be unfinished.

  22. Andy from NH says:

    I am making the handwarmers!

  23. krystina says:

    These handwarmers are so cute!

  24. NancyinCA says:

    Great ideas for a hard to shop for group. Love the survival kit.

  25. Evelyn in California says:

    My husband definitely would get good use out the the Manly-Man Tote Bag.

  26. Love the man tote!

  27. Rebecca S in Hawaii says:

    Thanks for the great links and amazing giveaways!

  28. Joelle in Nebraska says:

    chocolate chip caramel cookie bars? yummo!!

  29. Morgan D. says:

    The caramel sauce looks delish. In CA!

  30. Jennifer in NC says:

    I like the dog leashes- they are so festive!

  31. Hilary in MN says:

    I have a pair of hand warmers I can’t live without.

  32. Mom C says:

    The recipes look delish and must have. Thanks.

  33. Brooke in SC says:

    This is the area where I really need help! Guys are so difficult to make for!

  34. Java Jane (NC) says:

    The survival kit is brilliant. Thanks.

  35. Sara inMA says:

    Toasty grandparents sound great!

  36. Cat B in MD says:

    love love love the T shirt pillowcases!

  37. SS in NH says:

    Totally checking out the handwarmers. And I have been wanting to make some caramel sauce.

  38. Susan says:

    Looks like some good recipes to try.

  39. Amanda says:

    Great projects!

  40. Sarah in WA says:

    Thanks for the great giveaways!

  41. SamanthaRI says:

    Thanks for more great ideas!

  42. Jess says:

    Another great round-up, thanks ladies!


  43. Jenny L in MD says:

    More great ideas! I’ll need to look more closely at these.

  44. Julianne Ross says:

    The recipes look great in this one!

  45. Great post!

  46. Alicia in AZ says:

    I may make the handwarmers as a His & Hers set! Great ideas! Thx.

  47. Great ideas!

  48. Linda Fleming says:

    Great ideas – the tote bag would be so handy!
    That’s a great recipe for the salted caramel sauce!

  49. Maeve says:

    The nutella puppy chow looks yummy!

  50. Judy in OR says:

    I always find ideas to make gifts for men the hardest to find so having more good gift choices is great. Thank you!

  51. Linda L. says:

    Who says these are only for men?? Just change the colours and they will do nicely for me!!

  52. Betsy says:

    Love the Survival Kit.

  53. SammieEB says:

    Mmm…loving the look of all the caramel recipes!!

  54. DebbieKL says:

    I may give the wallet a try – thanks!

  55. Samantha says:

    I can’t believe I’ve never thought to make T shirt pillowcases before! Thank you for such an awesome roundup. -Samantha in Colorful Colorado

  56. Sandy in Ohio says:

    The salted caramel sauce sounds delicious!

  57. Sherri says:

    Yum. The chocolate chip cookie bars look delicious.

  58. kristymn says:

    Love the wallet.

  59. Greeblygreebly in WA state says:

    The men’s survival kit looks like a practical gift for anyone.

  60. Amy in FL says:

    Love the survival kit!

  61. Kim McM in PA says:

    You know, if the internet suddenly broke and all I could do was look at one website, yours would keep me happy and occupied for a long time. I wish there were enough hours in a day to make everything that you post.. Thanks for the inspiration, and for the prizes, too, of course!

  62. Amy in OH says:

    Great list for the hard to buy for men in our lives! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy

  63. Effie in NY says:

    There are several things here that will find their way as gifts for the men in my family, thanks so much!

  64. Barb B in BC says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas.

  65. Those handwarmers are so stylish!

  66. Sharron says:

    Thanks for the round-up! Men are so hard to create for! A book just for boys knits? I need this for my new baby boy

  67. Cinnamon says:

    Those printable tags are so simple and so perfect. Thanks for the share.

  68. kathy says:

    Survival kits for everyone!

  69. Anna W says:

    That kit looks super handy for gym day! And the sweet goodies – oh my! Anna in WA

  70. kelli says:

    I love that you guys are doing this. Thank you for putting all of these great ideas in one spot!

  71. Allison in WA says:

    Thanks for the reminder – I definitely need to make some hand warmers.

  72. Anna W says:

    The kit looks super handy! And the sweet goodies…oh my! – Anna in WA

  73. Jennifer N. in CA says:

    Caramel gets me every time. I want to try all of the caramel recipes. Lots of great sewing projects as well. Thanks for sharing.

  74. Emilyplays in WA says:

    Nutella puppy chow?- oh just slay me now!!

  75. I’m enthralled with your site! Love all your designs and your wonderful fabrics!
    Irene in GA

  76. Karyn in HI says:

    Caramel Sauce – Yummy. T-shirt pillows, brilliant! Hand warmers for sure because we don’t know how to handle the cold weather. Thank you!

  77. Whitner in SC says:

    Love that reversible bag. I might just have to steal that idea for myself!

  78. Deb H. in PA says:

    The salted caramel sauce looks too good!

  79. Tammy says:

    Ah…nutella puppy chow and caramel sauce yum! Tammy in GA

  80. Stephanie in Canada says:

    Thanks for the ideas for the hard-to-sew-for!

  81. Jenn J in OR says:

    I’ll have to make that tote.

  82. ruby t--nm says:

    I know someone who would love the dog leash! Thanks for all of the ideas….I had better get sewing.

  83. Love the hand warmers, and love that caramel sauce…

  84. Lynn in Mo says:

    Great ideas for all the men in my life!

  85. Chiska in Wyoming says:

    What great ideas!

  86. Martha says:

    T-shirt pillows?! Genius!

  87. Gina S. Ia says:

    The Guy’s Survival Kit is a great idea!

  88. Barb C says:

    With winter coming on those little hand warmers are a great idea, and they are the perfect size for stocking stuffers.

  89. Diana says:

    As always, a great collection!

  90. Sonia Barton says:

    Oh nice list. I needed to make something for 3 male bosses! Going to make them the Golf Towels!

  91. Kelly says:

    I definitely have to try the Nutella puppy chow! The tote bag and survival kits are really great too!

  92. Gabriel says:

    Those look like cool books! My daughter would probably ask me to make every woodland friend item. And my son might actually wear some of those sweaters.

  93. Donna says:

    Fabulous collection of ideas!

  94. Elizabeth in Ga says:

    That puppy chow looks great!

  95. Elizabeth in LA says:

    I can’t wait to make the Nutella puppy chow 🙂

  96. Mary in MN says:

    Just printed the salted caramel recipe and I’ve been drooling over the Heather Ross Prints book since it came out.

  97. Mary in MN says:

    These would make great gifts for men or anyone who was hard to sew for.

  98. maggie says:

    yeah, that nutella puppy chow is happening.

  99. Kathleen Graas says:

    It is always so hard to think of gifts for the men…thanks so much for these GREAT ideas!

  100. Oooh, love the baking items today! And the wallet is really cute!

  101. heidi in WA says:

    Love the wallet tutorial and the salted caramel sauce is a must!

  102. Shannon in Wa says:

    My traveling hubby could use the survival kit.

  103. Meg in OR says:

    Love the handwarmers!

  104. Meg in OR says:

    The handwarmers are perfect!

  105. Amber K. In UT says:

    These are some great ideas.

  106. Sharon says:

    Love all the men’s gift ideas

  107. Love the t-shirt pillow idea!

  108. LisaInCT says:

    Just wonderful! Thanks for the holiday help!

    Lisa in CT

  109. Charlotte in GA says:

    Love the hand warmers and the caramel sauce looks yummy!

  110. Amy in IL says:

    Love these ideas. And… mmmmm… caramel…

  111. Alicia says:

    I was skeptical…but more than one idea looks great! Crafting for my man this year! Handwarmers, survival kit…and anything yummy will work. 🙂

  112. Jenessa says:

    These are great, I’m sure my husband will love the salted caramel sauce! I’m sad I’ve gotten rid of some of the better tshirts, the muppets one would have been great at a pillow case. I’m certainly going to keep it in mind for the future though

  113. Penny G in FL says:

    Salted caramel sauce!

  114. tracy reed says:

    I love that survival kit.

  115. barbara corbitt says:

    hand warmers are a great idea especially since the weather is so cold

  116. Hannah says:

    Caramel Sauce…Yummy!

  117. Sonja says:

    Love the survival kit! ~ Sonja in AL

  118. kathyh in or says:

    Can’t wait to try a couple of these.
    great giveaway!

  119. Bethany in WA says:

    Love the hand warmer idea.

  120. Sue says:

    Great post! I will be making kit, but not just for men!
    The post led me to bloggy and Pinterst-y goodness too; thanks!
    -Sue from CA.

  121. Monica in TX says:

    All of those recipes look awesome! And, love the golf towel!

  122. Alida in VA says:

    Great post! great ideas, thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

  123. Great post. Love all of the projects in this one. Thanks.

  124. Nancy in GA says:

    I’m making that leash! Thanks for the idea.

  125. carmen in canada says:

    the survival kit is a great idea!

  126. Emilia in cali says:

    Hand made rocks my world!!!

  127. janet in nj says:

    WOW. I had better get started making those Christmas gifts

  128. Genevieve says:

    Cool ideas! Thanks!

  129. Miranda in California says:

    These are great ideas, men are difficult to craft for!

  130. Shannon (in MD) says:

    I want that caramel sauce!

  131. Sue in NY says:

    Thanks for the great ideas for men!

  132. Stephanie in TN says:

    The Nutella mix looks good. Thanks for these ideas. I never know what to sew for my husband.

  133. DeborahGun says:

    I love the mens wallet – great list – thanks!

  134. Cari in CO says:

    My hubby would love the survival kit.

  135. Rebecca says:

    love the handwarmers!

  136. Kari in WA says:

    I love the hand warmers!

  137. Melanie in AZ says:

    I think the wallet is a great thing to make. And Nutella puppy chow? Yes, Please!

  138. missmoozie in ca says:

    Love the hand warmers! These would be great for my Dad when he goes fishing. Thanks for a chance to win.

  139. Connie J in CO says:

    mmmmm Puppy Chow! The hand warmers look like a great idea.

  140. Meredith says:

    Such fun ideas!!

  141. I love seeing this. I’m sending it to a friend who needs some ideas for the guys.

  142. Honora in CA says:

    All great ideas for gifts! I think I need the caramel sauce all for myself

  143. Lisamarie in CT says:

    Guy gifts are always tricky for me. Thanks for the great ideas!

  144. Laura in OR says:

    I can’t wait to try the salted caramel sauce! Yum!

  145. Margaret says:

    The manly tote looks great! It can replace the brown paper grocery bags that my husband currently uses to bring lunch to work. 🙂

  146. Dorothy B in AZ says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas. Love the hand warmer.

  147. Julia in WA says:

    The Guy’s survival kit for the car is a great idea, add some deodorant to the list and he’ll be all set. The Salted Peanut Nutella Puppy Chow sounds pretty tasty right about now.

  148. Lisa in WV! Lots of great man gifts!

  149. Maggie in KY says:

    mmmmm salted carmel sauce…in my mouth now please!

  150. Jennifer in NY says:

    It’s so difficult to come up with DIY gifts for men. Thank you for the great roundup!

  151. Kathy in pa. says:

    So many great ideas and yummy recipes too.

  152. usairdoll in ca says:

    Super ideas! Love the survival kit and how neat is the t-shirt pillow, I’d make that for my grandson, hehe. Awesome desserts as well, yummy!

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

  153. Tamie says:

    The food has me today. Yum.

  154. Julie in IN says:

    The recipes look particularly yummy today.

  155. Allison in MA says:

    Love puppy chow and caramel sauce. I wish I had some right now.

  156. Marge says:

    Salted caramel yum!!

  157. Melissa Wilde in NM says:

    I so very badly want the Mollie Makes Woodland Friends.

  158. Lynn H says:

    Nice batch of gifts for guys! Love that Heather Ross book!

  159. Beth in MI says:

    The Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookie Bars sound amazing!

  160. Diane in NM says:

    More great ideas. I’ll be making the man’s tote bag soon. Thanks!

  161. Afton says:

    That salted caramel looks so good.

  162. I’ll have to make some of those chocolate chip bars for him. Yeah, that’s who they’ll be for. 😉

  163. Jen says:

    Love that men’s wallet

  164. emi in IN says:

    Love the little hand warmers!

  165. Miet says:

    Love the survival kit!

  166. Perfect! It’s my boyfriends birthday TODAY!

  167. Those recipes looks too delicious for me to make – I might not want to share them with anyone.

  168. Christina in IN says:

    Those hand warmers will be perfect for my football-watching husband!

  169. Sonya says:

    I’ve had the Boys’ Knits book on my amazon wishlist for a year now!

  170. Whitney M in SC says:

    Great ideas for men! And I’m dying now to have that boys knit AND the heather Ross book!

  171. Sheila in WA says:

    Hand warmers for my guy; he works outside a lot.
    Always nice to have ideas for guys; they’re not easy to buy/make for.

  172. Robin E. in AZ says:

    Some great recipes today! Yum.

  173. Karen in Indiana says:

    What great projects!

  174. Ellen from OH says:

    I think it would be great to make the handwarmers in the colors of your favorite football team. Thanks for all of the ideas!

  175. Beth in Michigan says:

    Loving the wallet, and the sweet and salty recipes!

  176. MaryEllen in ND says:

    I am making the puppy chow tomorrow!

  177. Elli in Wisconsin says:

    I love the handwarmers, man bag, and the man kit. My men will be happy!!!

  178. Katrina H says:

    LOVE the guy’s survival kit!!!

  179. Christy says:

    Oh my, salted caramel sauce! I could get along well with some of that, nevermind hubby!

  180. Ella in GGA says:

    Love the ideas for the guys!

  181. Carrie P. says:

    those are some great gifts for guys. I am going to try that salted caramel sauce. my new favorite thing.

  182. Patti McGarry in PA says:

    I plan to make the Guy’s Survival Guide for my son!

  183. Mandi in CO says:

    great ideas!

  184. delia from va says:

    The recipes look amazing!

  185. Laura in MD says:

    I’m always on the lookout for great gifts for guys. Thanks for the ideas!

  186. Love those hand warmers and that salted caramel sauce!

  187. Shelley C from Cali says:

    Men are SO Hard to shop for! these are some great gifties though!

  188. Amorette in OR says:

    The guys survival kit looks so lovely and polished, i especially live the grey and the print. The hand warmer packages are great too

  189. Mary H in CO says:

    There’s always Nutella around this house; can’t wait to try the puppy chow.

  190. Veronica says:

    Thank you for all of your posts! I dearly love your collection of tutorials!

  191. Sonia in NJ says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  192. Becky in PA says:

    Great list! Men are hard to shop for and make for… !

  193. Barbara in Fl says:

    I want some of the salty Carmel sauce

  194. Yumm so many recipes to try!

  195. Anita from NE says:

    Great list today! I especially like the survival kit and the puppy chow.

  196. Holly says:

    I’m loving this series! Those chocolate chip caramel cookie bars look divine. – Holly in WA

  197. Ramona M. from MI says:

    I think I am going to have to make some hand warmers for people on my list.

  198. Sherry in MA says:

    Oh the caramel sauce!! Wish I had a bg spoonful!

  199. jb in IN says:

    Wow great ideas thanks!!!!!

  200. Amber in NY says:

    Salted Carmel sauce!!! Yum!

  201. Gina says:

    Love most of these ideas-especially the manly man tote for my husband’s lunches and the survival kit. Also all the books would be wonderful resources for me.

  202. Sarah in AZ says:

    Love the hand warmer idea.

  203. MandiC says:

    Guy’s Survival Kit is pure brilliance.

  204. Lee in MI says:

    I love the golf towel, survival kit and hand warmers – all great ideas! thank you!

  205. Love the prizes this week 🙂

  206. Jenn says:

    I would SO enjoy making that survival kit for my husband! 🙂 Adding that to my list of things to make! Just gotta find the time to do it in private 😉

  207. Ali in WA says:

    Ooh, OK, I’m going to have to figure out where to source some leather, you guys have listed a few good ideas for it this week!

  208. Becky in FL says:

    I pinned two of these projects to my secret “Christmas 2013” board so no one can see them. Now I just need to get to work on them!!

  209. Katie in NM says:

    Mmmm…salted caramel 🙂

  210. Margo in WA says:

    I like that dog leash, and boy all of those goodies look delicious!!

  211. L says:


  212. Loree in ME says:

    I, for some reason, always feel I must sew something when the men in my life have a birthday. Here are some good ideas for something other than boxers.

  213. Beth B. says:

    Hubby was shopping online for wallets last night, I’ll have to take a look at that one! ~Beth from IN

  214. Joyce Mitchell says:

    Thanks for the great gift ideas for men. Love the 2 recipes. And thanks for the great giveaway.

  215. Esther says:

    Fabulous ideas for all the guys! I think i’ll make those handwarmers for myself though! 😉

  216. Erika says:

    My favorite is the wallet. I just may make one.

  217. Carmen says:

    Not sure any of those would be good gifts for my husband – other than the snacks and caramel 🙂

  218. Sarah says:

    Love that salted caramel sauce!

  219. christina in vt says:

    I made a ‘survival kit’ for my husband last year — it’s the one gift he actually uses regularly — in fact, he’s asked for it to be re-stocked this year.

  220. Julia in WA says:

    T-shirt pillow cases! sweet! (My oldest may need that survival kit, too)

  221. jenny says:

    Love the handwarmers! So cute and not just for guys!

  222. Jenny says:

    gotta try that puppy chow! From tennessee

  223. Thanks for the chance! Would like to try the wallet. 🙂

  224. Linda Armenti says:

    That was an insanely great post. I’ve already bookmarked the wallet and kit from Jennifer, I love that puppy chow too!

  225. Kristie says:

    I wish I had had the wallet pattern when I was trying to make one out of upcycled leather and wool for my husband last year. Thanks!

  226. Wendy in OH says:

    The travel kit and handwarmers are going on my must-make list.

  227. Jennyroo says:

    Love these ideas! They’re great!

  228. Stacy in WI says:

    Like the hand warmers and nutella puppy chow!

  229. Jane in PA says:

    love these good ideas for guys! thanks!

  230. --anu says:

    The manly super sturdy tote is going to my sewing list for sure!

  231. Carol P. says:

    love the man bag!

  232. VickiT in IL says:

    Great ideas! I am always looking for good ideas for the men in my life, and with four sons and a husband, I need A LOT of ideas. LOL

    And those recipes today? YUM! Those all looks great.

    Thank you

  233. Beth in VA says:

    Good job Jennifer! Guys are so hard sometimes you just want to go with the ITunes card!

  234. Kirsten in CO says:

    That wallet looks like a fun challenge.

  235. Lisa McGriff says:

    Hi, Lisa from Alabama!! Sweet Home Alabama! Please enter me to win and thanks for all the ideas, they are great!

  236. Robynn in CA says:

    I am using some of these ideas. Can’t wait

  237. Eleanor in NC says:

    What a great wallet!

  238. erica in OR says:

    I really love these handmade holiday posts. I look forward to what the next day’s post will bring–way more inspiring and useful than checking Facebook.

  239. Rachel in IL says:

    Those cookie bars are calling my name!

  240. Emme says:

    Does number 1 ever win!?!


  241. Dawn says:

    LOVE the tee-shirt pillow. I’m going to add a pocket for the remote control!

  242. Tammy in MI says:

    Fun list of things. I am pondering what to give my brother and brother-in-laws.

  243. Jane S. says:

    Those hand warmers are a great idea! Perfect for anyone that has to be outside in the cold (like my search & rescue husband). 🙂

  244. Jaimee in NV says:

    With a husband and 4 sons in their teens and twenties, these gift ideas are spot-on for me. Thanks!

  245. Tasha in MO says:

    Great ideas for men!

  246. Monique says:

    What a great collection of ideas, I will definitely make the Golf Towel for my Dad!

    Monique in VA

  247. Grace says:

    Great ideas for guys! Thanks for pulling all those great ideas together.

  248. Jenn says:

    I love, love, love Heather Ross everything. Really excited about that book! 🙂

  249. Serena in CA says:

    I am going to keep the golf towel in mind for my brothers’ birthdays.

  250. Audrey in PA says:

    Can’t wait to make the dog leashes!!!

  251. Karen's Sew Hub - Georgia says:

    Those men, they’re so difficult!

  252. Alli says:

    Oh, I want to make that caramel sauce!

  253. sonja says:

    I love the hand Warner’s, thank you!

  254. Laurie in MA says:

    the wallet looks easy and functional – nice list!

  255. Susan K says:

    Oh My – Nutella Puppy Chow!! I will have to try this and won’t let anyone else know so I won’t have to share!! Nutella – crack in a jar!
    And handwarmers for my guys in Denver and Iowa. And t-shirt pillows. Thanks for sharing so many good ideas.

  256. Terry in IL says:

    Another great day of wonderful items to make. Happy to see Ellison Lane featured, too. I’ve followed her for some time now and she makes beautiful things!

  257. Lovely prizes! Thanks for the giveaways. 🙂

  258. Nicole Martinez from NY says:

    Im always having trouble figuring out what to buy for my man during xmas

  259. amanda says:

    loving this entire series! so many good ideas… must get busy sewing 🙂

  260. Vero Et in FL says:


  261. Dulcimer in PA says:

    Lovely project ideas! I’m thinking about the handwarmers for my husband. 🙂

  262. Jenny says:

    I’m drooling over the puppy chow! Going on my must make list.

  263. Kellye A in TX says:

    I love the survival kit! It would be good to make for my husband to keep things in his work bag!

  264. Wendy in OR says:

    I want to get started on a manly-man tote for my man for Christmas.

  265. Trina in MA says:

    Those cookie bars look wonderful!

  266. consuelo says:

    Again, so many great tutorials! thanks.

  267. Kimberly in OR says:

    I really like the guy’s survival kit. Great round up!

  268. Wanda L says:

    Such wonderful ideas… I’d love to win!

  269. deborah b. in az says:

    cute ideas here. i like the hand warmers & wallet, especially.

    had never heard of warp & weft — wow!!!!

  270. Sarah in ME says:

    Making dog leashes!!!

  271. Rachel in CO says:

    Ideas for the guys are the hardest to come up with! Thanks for some inspiration!

  272. Elizabeth says:

    I like the handwarmers!

  273. Karen in GA says:

    the survival kit looks like fun to put together.

  274. Debbie says:

    Very nice ideas for the men in our lives!

  275. Judi Duncan says:

    thank you for the wonderful giveaways!

  276. Wonderful ideas – thank you! 🙂

  277. Amy from Utah says:

    Those are some great ideas. The treats look so good, I can’t wait to try them.

  278. Serena in TX says:

    I really like the wallet and the tote bag.

  279. Caitlyn in FL says:

    I am DEFINITELY making the survival kit for my partner. He needs it at the office!

  280. Lesley says:

    That wallet looks great! Like these ideas!

    I live in Oregon-Go Ducks

  281. Sarah M in VT says:

    Oh wow…my brother-in-law with his concert t-shirt collection. He’s always talking about a quilt, but maybe he’d settle for a couple of Allman Brothers pillowcases lulling him to sleep? And yes, he’s pretty old-school when it comes to music!

  282. Shelley C in ME says:

    I’d like to make that emergency kit for my SIL. for his car. He is difficult to buy for but I think that would be a good gift for him.

  283. Kelly in IL says:

    I love the survival kit. What guy couldn’t use one of those stashed in a drawer at the office? Great idea!

  284. Anna Dorothy in AZ says:

    I might have to do those old tee shirt pillow cases. 🙂

  285. kristin says:

    oh what fantastic gift ideas, and fantastic pack of prizes today! thanks for the chance to win.

  286. Amber in CA says:

    Great ideas! I already made him a wallet this month, which he loves. Now I think he gets the travel kit!

  287. Linda50 says:

    Wonderful ideas!

  288. Jenn in GA says:

    Ohhh, making that nutella puppychow!

  289. Tera says:

    Definitely making my husband the tote bag!!! Thank You!!!

  290. I’m sure my husband would love some of those cookie bars (if my sons & I could keep our hands off them!).

  291. jenny in IN says:

    im loving these ideas

  292. Emilee of GA says:

    So many great ideas! I may have to make that leash!!! Thanks and hope I win the woodland friends book!

  293. Emiko says:

    Love the tshirt pillow idea! (Emiko WA)

  294. Kristin H says:

    Fun ideas today! All of the recipes look absolutely delicious!

  295. Mary Ann in SC says:

    I have been looking for a teen guy idea. Love the pillows

  296. Kari E WI says:

    Love the boys’ knits and Heather Ross prints – gorgeous!

  297. Kristin in CA says:

    The pocket hand warmers are a cute idea!

  298. Lindsay in Iowa says:

    Oh I know several guys who’d love a golf towel! Great idea.

  299. Julia in NJ says:

    Good ideas – I’ll probably make the emergency kit and the lunch tote.

  300. Sarah says:

    Sarah in Colorado LOVES this post. It’s always a struggle to find homemades for men. Thanks!

  301. carol says:

    What great ideas. with a husband and two adult sons, i love to see these gifts for guys!

  302. Bess in UT says:

    Definitely adding those hand warmers to my list of things to make this year. Thanks!

  303. Kati in FL says:

    The golf towel is a great idea!!

  304. Cindy in ND says:

    Loving your gifts for guys!

  305. Kate in MO says:

    Thanks for putting this together!

  306. Jamie B in N.H. says:

    The tote bag looks great!

  307. Jessie from NM says:

    Another good idea for the men folk with their t-shirts is to make a tshirt quilt. My husband is saving his up so we can make a huge one. He is so excited about it!

  308. I’m going to try that puppy chow this weekend!

  309. Julie in WI says:

    love to make gifts for the man in my life!

  310. Modernmanson says:

    Ooo. I might give that wallet a whirl.

  311. Amanda in MD says:

    I am so happy to have something to do with those t-shirts they just won’t get rid of! And DH needs one of those dude go to gifts for his car!!

  312. Steph in NE says:

    Love the t-shirt pillows. Great way to get my husband to stop wearing some of his worn-out t-shirts!

  313. Cindi in GA says:

    I love the dog leash….if I could only get my husband to walk the dog…lol

  314. Robbie Kwasniewski says:

    Love the t-shirt pillow idea!

  315. Jolien says:

    Manly-Man tote, love the name. Wonder if it would make my manly man use a tote..

  316. Kristen in PA says:

    Great ideas, it’s hard to buy for men sometimes.

  317. Becca in PA says:

    more wonderful prizes!

  318. Charissa in WA says:

    The recipes today sound delicious!

  319. Shirley says:

    Loved everything!:) CA, Shirley

  320. Crystal Rose in MN says:

    I’m loving all of the ideas. Guys are so hard to shop/craft for.

  321. Those wallet patterns are cute. I’ll have to look into them!

  322. Gill says:

    I love the wallet – and the salted caramel sauce looks yummy!!

  323. Erika says:

    I really like the idea of the mini handwarmers. Nice.

  324. Heather in CA says:

    What great ideas! I’m on my way to check out those hand warmers now!

  325. Erin M says:

    The salted caramel sauce looks divine. I want someone to make that for me for Christmas. 😉

  326. Jim in NC says:

    Lots of this projects would be great for anyone on my list. The tote and handwarmers look easy to make and useful.

  327. Elizabeth says:

    I love this theme so much! And the prizes are great, I am always surprised by all the books I never knew about.

  328. Jacklynn in WI says:

    My husband has a couple concert tee shirts he can’t bear to part with, even though he’s out grown them. I think a tee shirt pillow would be perfect! Thanks for the give away!

  329. Barbara says:

    That caramel sauce is definitely on my list of gifts to make for the holiday season! Thanks for sharing.

  330. Crystal in Canada says:

    Love the lunch bag!

  331. CheriH in MO says:

    I really think my guy might like some of these. (And I might like the Heather Ross book if I win it 😉 ) LOL

  332. Lauren in mi says:

    Great stuff. Thanks

  333. Beth in MD says:

    I so love the first one..the survival kit! Can’t wait to bust out my sewing machine and start making gifts for this season.

  334. Rachel B says:

    handwarmers so cute and adaptable.

  335. Sara in NY says:

    I love those t-shirt pillows. They’re one of the cutest t-shirt upcycles I’ve seen. :)`

  336. Samantha says:

    Those t-shirt pillowcases are such a good idea! Especially since I’ve sworn off t-shirt quilts forever! 🙂

  337. Megan in GA says:

    I’m totally making the Nutella Puppy Chow. My husband loves Nutella!

  338. Diane in AZ says:

    I’m thinking the hand warmers would be good for anyone!

  339. Cherri in WI says:

    I think I’ll be making the golf towel & survival kit soon.

  340. annette in me says:

    Definitely making the hand warmers — maybe for me!

  341. Lauren says:

    What great ideas for the men. (I’d love to win a copy of that Heather Ross book! – Lauren in NC.)

  342. Heidi says:

    Yes, the handwarmers would be perfect!

  343. danielle says:

    the hand warmers are a great idea!

  344. […] over at Sew Mama Sew with my list of Handmade Holidays Gifts for Guys round up! Go check it and get a jump start on those holiday gifts. There are some great ideas there […]

  345. Anna in Ohio says:

    I might like some of those “manly” things for myself!

  346. Christy Dixon says:

    I love the man’s tote bag! And the t-shirt pillows are great for my grandson who just outgrew his favorite Scooby Doo shirt! Thank you!

  347. Nicole says:

    Nutella puppy chow?? Oh my. I’ve gotta try that!

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