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25 Homemade Gift Ideas for Boys

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I just posted a blog about gift ideas for girls, but I can’t forget about the boys in our lives. I have a son and two daughters. My son (9 years old) also appreciates when I give him things and when I make him things. Although I think it can be harder to think of ideas for some boys, it is still possible to give meaningful gifts to boys as well as girls.

Here are 25 homemade gift ideas for boys.

  1. Origami toys (such as various animals and trees)
  2. Paper airplanes
  3. Homemade ornament that is personalized to him
  4. An origami kit (include paper and print off some origami instructions)
  5. Homemade card games (laminate some cards of his favorite characters or a certain theme)
  6. Snack pack (include his favorite snacks)
  7. Camping kit (include a flashlight, first aid items, water bottle, etc.)
  8. Gingerbread house kit
  9. Travel art tote bag
  10. Crocheted stuffed animal
  11. Boys Wallet
  12. Floor cushion
  13. Pool noodle light sabers like these
  14. Hot wheel storage
  15. Lego and Car Table
  16. Crayon Monster Art Tote Tutorial
  17.  Money Cuff
  18.  Star Wars Finger Puppets
  19. Angry Birds Bowling Game
  20.  Car Race Game 
  21. Coupon book (include things such as a day off from chores, a family movie night, etc.)
  22. Hot cocoa kit (put cocoa and marshmallows in a mason jar and give a mug and spoon and wrap it up all nice and neat)
  23. Homemade puppy chow
  24. Homemade bookmarks
  25. Homemade playdough, slime, or moon sand
25 Homemade Gift Ideas for Boys

Heather Gilmore

My name is Heather Gilmore. I am so happy to be able to have a space to share helpful insights and resources to other moms out there. Being a parent is hard work and I hope to be able to give you tips and strategies to make it at least a little bit easier and more enjoyable. We love our kids but any mom knows that they can also be exhausting and overwhelming at times, as well. I have a master's degree in social work. I work as a children's therapist. I am also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and work with children with autism spectrum disorder. Additionally, I am a freelance writer specializing in topics related to children and families. I have my own company called Hope Family Resources which provides resources in person and online to help families find greater hope, health, and happiness. See my site and learn more about me at: or email me at [email protected] I have also published books on Amazon. Search for "Discpline and Parenting Strategies for Kids with ADHD," "Have Peace: How to Have Peace in Your Busy, Chaotic Life," and "Sibling Rivalry: How to Deal with Sibling Rivalry so You Won't Have to Anymore,"

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Gilmore, H. (2016). 25 Homemade Gift Ideas for Boys. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 21, 2020, from


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