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Phew….sorry about that long title! There is a lot going on in this post!
There is one project in the book that is particularly perfect for men’s gifts! It’s a dopp kit pattern and I love how quick this project is! I sewed this one up in about 20 minutes (which fits with the whole theme of my book of course: 24 projects you can sew in an hour!) and I’m planning to stuff it full of a few goodies for my husband! He always appreciates a handmade gift and I feel like handmade gifts for men are hard to think of.
You can wrap it up in a gift bag or use the dopp kit as the “wrapping”. And then you can fill it with bath or grooming products, or even accessories. Anything that you might keep in the bathroom and will fit inside is ideal for this gift idea!
I used a reversible fabric from Joann last year. I used the lighter fabric for the outside and then the reverse shows on the inside. I used the reverse side for the little tab on the side, which I thought was fun! And a light blue zipper that I had on hand.
I made these paint splatter tags to go along with this gift. These print 8 to a sheet and look super cute with gold ribbon (I used this gold bias tape). I made these into a printable that you can download and print. Just cut around the lines and punch a hole. I recommend printing on yardstick.
To help you complete this gift, here are some ideas of things to stick inside!
10 BUY + DIY Gift ideas for Men to pair with the Dopp Kit!
DIY the Dopp Kit from See Kate Sew the Book and then BUY a couple little things to stick inside! Here are 10 ideas:
- JORD wood watch! These are beautiful wooden watches, they have men’s styles and women’s styles. Definitely a splurge gift, but they are so nice. The whole package is beautiful, too. It comes with a wooden case with a drawer. Enter to win a $75 voucher here (get a $20 voucher just for entering!): https://www.woodwatches.com/g/seekatesew (ends 11/27)
- R+F Multi-Function Eye Cream – No one likes getting old and this is my favorite eye cream! It’s good for bags and fine lines.
- Harry’s Razor Subscription – We have a subscription to Harry’s though there are a few other similar brands. Of all the subscription boxes, this is one that is no doubt a great deal! I love not running out of razors and they send you boxes based on your need, we get one every 5 months!
- Bath Salts – Zen for Men? It’s just too catchy! This may not fit inside the dopp kit, but you could gift them together!
- Beard Grooming Kit – For the bearded ones, this kit will fit right inside the Dopp Kit.
- Deep Sleep Pillow Spray – A little extra luxury for your nighttime routine.
- Nail Clipper Set – Since I always steal these from my husband, I think he might need a new set!
- Cologne – The holidays always smell like perfume and cologne to me anyways, might as well gift it!
- Bath Candles – Pair this with salts to make a relaxing bath themed kit.
- Lip Balm Giftables – This set is too cute and has some fancy flavors, too! Cranberry and Mango, yum!
I hope that helps you shop for the men in your life! Do you have any additional suggestions?