This is where I get stumped every Christmas or male's birthday. What can I possibly make for a guy (besides food) that he would appreciate? I went on a web hunt and found Instructables, a DIY site geared toward men's interests. Here are some fun things you could do.
First, I found an urban survival kit made from an Altoids tin! This site also has ideas for other tin kits.
What guy wouldn't like portable hot sauce? Find instructions at http://www.instructables.com/id/Ideas-for-Altoids-and-other-tins/.
Next, a bracelet from paracord! It could hypothetically be used in a survival situation, and it looks very manly. http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-bracelet-with-a-side-release-buckle/
For manly home sprucing, check out this faux driftwood votive. http://www.instructables.com/id/Faux-Driftwood-Votive-Tutorial/
Lastly, ignore the fact that this says mother! This is a fantastic idea (totally doing it here). Put magnets on the back of Scrabble tiles. You can play on the fridge or magnetic board. I have also seen tutorials for covering cookie sheets with paper or fabric, which would make great bases. So simple and genius! It comes from Craftster. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304285.0
Happy crafting and blessings!