DIY Valentine’s Day gifts that will make them go “awww”.
These DIY gifts are sweet, thoughtful and won’t leave you eating noodles until next payday. Best of all, since you’re making them yourself, you can personalise them and nab extra brownie points for making Valentine’s Day about the two of you and not about everyone else in love on this Hallmark holiday.
For a nudge in the right direction, consider making a home-cooked meal with a Valentine’s Day touch, patch together scrapbooks or photo string ornaments, make love coupons with gifts specific to your relationship, or gift something the two of you can build or make together. The sky’s the limit!
Homemade Valentine’s Day gift starter packs
Sometimes you need a shove in the right direction to make a DIY gift. These starter packs and products can provide you with the tools to make your DIY V-Day dreams come true.
DIY Hanging Geode Terrarium from Urban Outfitters
Terrariums are still all the rage. Personalise one for your Valentine with this quick and easy kit. It comes with everything you need to build your own terrarium. All it needs is a little DIY love and care.View details
DIY mini photo mobile from Typo
Those who don’t want to go the photobook route can still make the memories last with a hanging frame kit. They make for beautiful centrepieces in bedrooms and living rooms and will be seen more than if they were stuck in a Facebook album.View details
Embroidery Kit World Map Travel from Etsy
Printed on embroidery fabric, this “embroidery kit world map travel” is perfect for travellers. Using the needle and thread, you can draw lines between destinations or write notes into the map. Stitch in personal messages or memories for a truly unique gift.View details
The Original Doodle Bear from eBay
Remember these drawable teddies from childhood? We’ll bet she does. Surprise her with a blast from the past and personalise it with notes, decorations and other sweet nothings.View details
Pop! DIY Female Vinyl Figure from FUN.COM
Similar to the Doodle Bear but catering more to the geek girl or boyfriend (yes, there’s a male figure too), these draw-it-yourself pop vinyls mean you can customise your own mini-me or create a POP! that’s never been made before. Oh, the possibilities!View details
Top sites for making personalised items
Got an idea for a homemade gift but need some help printing it? These retailers make it easy to upload your designs and have them printed and shipped your way ASAP.
DIY Valentine’s Day gifts you can make with things in your home
Are DIY kits not what you need? Maybe they’re beyond your budget. That’s OK! You can keep your spends ultra-low without resorting to kissing her on the cheek and handing her a flower you picked from your backyard… or your neighbour’s backyard.
Put it in a jar
There’s so much you can do with empty jars in the house. Roll up little notes and put them in, fill it with a mixture of lollies, throw in little trinkets or charms of things you know they love, or build a kit inside it. Perhaps a Coke can and mini bottle of JD? Or maybe a pancake mix in a jar?
Don’t forget to decorate the jar. This could be as easy as tying a note card to a string and winding it around the lip of the jar a couple of times.
Make a bon bon
Bon bons serve a greater purpose than to house cheesy jokes and party hats during Christmas, you can use them all year round to house gifts and treats.
Make your own out of cardboard (click the link for a template) and tuck in lollies or cosmetics as a surprise.
Give love coupons
This is the perfect gift that keeps on giving throughout the year. It’s also low-cost. You can build a book of coupons to be used daily or be a little more creative (see image on left) with how you present your gift.
Roses are expensive. That’s a fact. They’re especially pricey on the day of love, Valentine’s Day. But you don’t have to shell out the cash to give her flowers. You can make your own in a variety of ways. Try cutting out love hearts from pink paper and dangling them off bendy wires in a modern twist on the bouquet. You can also make your own roses out of paper or felt. The Internet is filled with super-easy tutorials.
Make it and bake it
One thing that never goes out of style is the handmade treat. You can bake any number of goods from breakfast to dinner, cupcakes to cookies.
Decide if your partner likes savoury or sweet and put that into play. Be creative by adding a love heart twist, adding pink food dye into one of the elements or simply decorating it in the style of Valentine’s Day.
Make a mixtape
Or a mixed playlist. It really doesn’t matter, although old skool fanatics will definitely appreciate the mixed tape.
You don’t have to limit yourself to loved up ditties when you do this. Direct your mix more towards what you love that you’d like to share with your Valentine or songs remind you of your loved one.
Cap it off with a special note and you’re good to go.
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