25+ Cool Gifts for Guys that are Upcycled and Repurposed

25+ Cool Gifts for Guys that are Upcycled and Repurposed

If you have a guy to shop for, then you may struggle with gift-giving…and you are certainly not alone! So, instead of buying presents at the mall, maybe it’s time to take a different approach with these upcycling ideas. Whether you’re looking for birthday gifts for him, romantic gifts for him, or even best man gift ideas, this collection is for you. Trust me – there are some cool gifts for guys that you can make and he will love!

Over the years, I’ve made a few gifts for guys are that repurposed or upcycled, such as these beer coasters that look like oversized bottle caps

bottle cap coasters from tartlet tins

I made these for my husband and he absolutely LOVED them. And trust me, he’s hard to impress!

And this belt organizer from a vintage pants hanger.

belt organizer

There are probably more upcycling ideas and repurposed projects out there than you think. So, I gathered up some cool gifts for guys that are entirely repurposed and that you can DIY.

drawer sachets from shirt pockets

And maybe, just maybe, they can even be made from a favorite shirt of is that can’t be worn anymore. Some shirt pocket sachets for his dresser drawers, perhaps? Or like this, a business card holder to keep in a briefcase or truck!

upcycling a flannel shirt to make a business card holder

You can find the instructions for this business card holder in my book, “Crafting with Flannel”.

Whether he is outdoorsy, loves a good beverage, plays games, or something in between, I <hopefully> have him covered.

Cool Gifts for Guys that Are Upcycled and Repurposed

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Hopefully some ideas have sparked your creativity, whether you need birthday gifts for a husband, unusual Father’s Day gifts, or even man cave gifts – like this game board clock.

playroom wall decor from a retro board game

Making gifts for guys yourself doesn’t have to be daunting, and upcycling makes it even more special and unique. Especially if it involves something he really loves (clearly my husband is a craft beer fan!)

wall mounted bottle opener with cap catcher

If you enjoyed this collection of upcycling ideas, then you’ll love this collection of repurposed projects for flannel shirts! You’ll be cleaning out his side of the closet in no time at all…

upcycled flannel shirts

Speaking of which, I’m SO excited to announce that my first book is now available! If you love working with flannel or fabric crafts in general (sewing and non-sewing), then you will LOVE “Crafting with Flannel”!

Craft book on flannel fabric

Craft on!


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Sarah Ramberg is the owner of Sadie Seasongoods, a website that celebrates all things secondhand. From upcycling ideas and thrifted decor to vintage-centric travel itineraries, Sadie Seasongoods is a one-stop shop for anyone who loves thrifting and approachable repurposing ideas. Sarah is also the author of “Crafting with Flannel” and has been featured in numerous media outlets and magazines.


  1. What fun ideas! My favorites are the boombox and the wine gift bags made from upcycled shirt sleeves.

  2. Some great ideas as always ! 🙂

  3. Great ideas! Love the tshirt one! And the rake organization! Thanks for sharing! (Visiting from Welcome Home Wednesday)

  4. The chess set is cool!

  5. I’m sending you massive hugs and thanks for these ideas. Hubby and I have been married for 40 years and I am fresh out of ideas. We also have three adult sons and are always scratching our heads in search of gifts for them. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  6. The re-purposed t-shirts to wall art is going to send me to the thrift store to see what fun ideas lurk on the racks!

  7. These are some wonderful ideas. I like how unique they are. Plus, the fact that they repurposed products makes it even better.

    Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty.

  8. I love that these gift ideas aren’t just repurposed – they are actually unique and useful ideas guys would love. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – hope to see you link up again this week on Friday!

  9. Ty so much for great ideas! You are so talented!

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