Funny Homemade Gifts for a Man's Birthday

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Funny Homemade Gifts for a Man's Birthday
A quirky mix CD is a great personalised gift. (BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Homemade gifts don't require a big budget or unique artistic ability, especially when you keep a lighthearted mindset. Fashion a funny homemade birthday gift for a special man in your life by focusing on his sense of humour and personality. Add personal touches to the gift for an added degree of originality. A homemade birthday present is more meaningful than a store-bought gift and it doesn't come with a big price tag.

Music Mash-Ups

A quirky mix CD is a great birthday gift for a music lover. Select songs that are significant to you and the recipient. Or pick songs that share a funny theme, such a particular place, a person's name or message. You could also create a collage of album artwork or concert stubs. Adorn the collage with inside jokes and memories about the music or concerts. If you are musically inclined, write the birthday boy a comical birthday song in his honour.

Personalised Decor

Add life and a little humour to a man's living space by giving him personalised decorations. Ceramic tiles can be transformed into quirky coasters with funny photos, drawings or quotes. Use multipurpose glue or sealer to attach your paper creation to the tops of the tiles and insulate them against drink condensation and other spills. You could also put funny photos and other humorous cutouts onto placemats, cloth napkins or shower curtains.


Give the gift of food by experimenting with funky birthday cake designs tailored to the recipient's personality and interests. An outdoor enthusiast might appreciate a cake shaped like a giant hiking boot, while a fan of board games would be amused by an elaborate checkerboard cake. Another option is to create a gift basket filled with the birthday boy's favourite junk food. He will be tickled to receive a basket filled with his favourite chips, candies, cookies and cheese puffs.

Oversized Drink Containers

An unusual drinking mug or glass is a funny birthday gift. Transform an oversized container like a fishbowl or vase into a drinking vessel and personalise it for the birthday boy. Plain glass fishbowls, vases and pitchers can all be obtained cheaply at a dollar store or large-scale supermarket. You can paint your designs directly on the glass with specialised paints available at crafts stores. Another option is to apply stickers or adhesive letters to the glass, but these additions will most likely make the gift unfit for the dishwasher.

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