Embroidered "Secret Message" Necktie
The loop of fabric on the back of a necktie is just the spot for a secret message he can keep close to his heart.
If you can use a needle and thread, you can embroider a handmade gift he'll treasure for years to come. A stitched "love" note is especially perfect for Valentine's Day: The result is permanent, intimate, and almost unheard of these days: a whispered declaration when everybody else is broadcasting their feelings on social media. For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of embroidery projects and handmade gifts for him.
(Also pictured: Studio Carta Italia tight-weave cotton ribbon, 1⁄4", $10 for 5 yd., shopangelaliguori.com.)