Valentine Gifts for Man Folks, Update

You guys had some pretty great ideas.  For my choosing, I had these:

  • garbage bag for car
  • bento-y lunch kit in tweed
  • steering wheel cover
  • leather “bracelets”
  • manly placemats & napkins
  • skinny ties
  • boxers (silk and otherwise, as well as something called a “willy warmer”)
  • scarf with built-in iPhone pocket
  • anatomically correct heart embroidery (on anything, other than an actual heart, I assume)
  • padded kindle cover, preferably with nerd theme
  • slippers
  • embroidered hankies
  • long, lean hoodie
  • t-shirt quilt
  • wallet with secret love note pocket inside
  • desktop organizer
  • hand-embroidered note inside the pocket of his favorite suit
  • cuff wallet
  • warm hat & gloves with a small heart applique or embroidery
  • “man woobie”
  • manly bag for manly things
  • pajama pants with or without robe
  • MP3 pillow with pocket
  • bag for wet swimsuits, for traveling
  • cord roll-up for traveling
  • travel shoe bags
  • lined men’s toiletry kit

I mean, really some GREAT ideas that bring lots of images to mind of a happy, crafty Valentine’s Day.  I’ve narrowed the choices down to three for the tutorial I’ll be posting on Monday–but there are a bunch of tutorials out there that can be adapted to make some of the stuff listed above, so I think I’ll do a little rounding-up while I’m at it.  If you’re looking for a gift to make for your manly man, stay tuned!

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  • April Forshee
    February 1, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    This is a great list! I’m going to make a couple of these (car trash bag & shoe bag for traveling)!

    • Deborah
      February 1, 2012 at 7:46 pm

      Me, too! I saw at least three or four that I want to begin ASAP–if only I could find those extra five hours in a day… But am hoping to get a couple done, at least, in addition to the tutorial, and share them before V-Day. Can’t wait to see yours!

  • Sarah
    February 2, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    How exciting! I can’t wait to see what sorts of cool things I don’t have to figure out on my own!! Some of us have to rely on the genius of others to do the test runs. I only have time for a couple hours of sewing per night, and Easter is coming up, too!!!

    • Deborah
      February 3, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      I’m really pleased to find how many great tutorials there are out there that, with a change of fabric, are perfectly suited to making Manly Gifts. Rounding them all up for a post next week!

  • Bridgette
    February 3, 2012 at 10:05 am

    can’t wait to see what it is, the hubs was just complaining last night that I make too many little girl clothes… Its as if he doesn’t realize we have girl #2 due any day. I must say that nesting is way more fun when you have crazy energy to sew and no interest in cleaning/organizing 🙂

    • Deborah
      February 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm

      I can give you a hint: it’s TWEEDY. Hoping it’s faboo!