Homemade Valentine’s Day gifts

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!

Let’s begin.

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.

Fry Love You Silicone Egg Mould from FUN.COM

Does your other half like theirs “sunny side up”? Make breakfast in bed and surprise them with this adorable meal.

View details

Masterkit DIY Air Planter Terrarium Kit 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 Ring Kit from Etsy

What started off as a Kickstarter has now become a reality. This is the world’s first DIY concrete ring kit and you can buy kits for various shapes including mountains and houses.

View details

Hang and Peg Frame Kit 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

Stitch Your Own Adventure Fabric Wall Hanging Map from Etsy

Printed on embroidery fabric, this “stitch your own adventure” 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

DIY Music Box from Urban Outfitters

Musically inclined couples can take a crack at this creative gift. It’s a musical box with a twist. Using the sheet paper provided, create your own tune (or include the notes to your favourite songs) and let the little musical box read and play them.

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

Make Your Own Bacon Kit from Yellow Octopus

Bring home the bacon... literally! Pair this with an “I Love You” egg breakfast (see the top of this list) and you’re all set for a homemade Valentine’s Day gift that will go down a storm.

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.

Photobook Australia
Photobook Australia

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

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.
Image: Pinterest


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.
Image: Pinterest


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.
Image: Pinterest


Branch out

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.
Image: Pinterest

Make it and bake it

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.
Image: Pinterest


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.
Image: Pinterest

Valentine’s Day deals

Free shipping on orders over $200

Get free shipping on orders over $200 at

Free express delivery for orders over $25

Get free express delivery for orders over $25 at Surfstitch. Within Australia only.

LivingSocial - Events & Activities Deals

You can browse cool events & activities and find great deals at LivingSocial.

Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is a journalist, avid traveller and all-round bargain hunter. If there's an online coupon code, deal or cheap flight available, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too.

Was this content helpful to you? No  Yes

Related Posts

Ask a Question

You are about to post a question on

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Disclaimer: At we provide factual information and general advice. Before you make any decision about a product read the Product Disclosure Statement and consider your own circumstances to decide whether it is appropriate for you.
Rates and fees mentioned in comments are correct at the time of publication.
By submitting this question you agree to the privacy policy, receive follow up emails related to and to create a user account where further replies to your questions will be sent.

Ask a question