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.
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.
Valentine’s Day deals
South Pacific and Bali flights $227 each way
Valid on select flights departing between 1 March and 21 September 2017. Sample flights include Brisbane-Fiji for $227 each way, Sydney-Fiji for $249 each way, Brisbane-Bali for $299 each way, Melbourne-Fiji for $315 each way. Other destinations include Rarotonga, Samoa and Tonga. See a full list of sale fares here. See a full list of sale fares here.
Various flights available for travel between 16 February and 13 November 2017. Flights include 30kg checked in baggage. Companion fare and single fare flights available with prices starting from $634pp based on two or more people flying. Return sample fares are Sydney to Beijing from $634, Melbourne to Hong Kong from $718 and Adelaide to Tokyo from $810.
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