I find that the most special gifts are homemade Valentines gifts made just for you. One of these 10 ideas will inspire you.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! I find that the most special gifts are DIY Valentines day gifts made just for the person you are gifting to. Forget about store-bought cards and chalky candy hearts. If you really want to impress your special someone this Valentine’s Day, nothing says “I love you” like a homemade gift.
And no, we’re not talking about a batch of cookies (although those will definitely be appreciated). With a little creativity and some elbow grease, it’s easy to make a one-of-a-kind present that your Valentine will treasure for years to come. Whatever you choose to make, the important thing is that it comes from the heart. So get creative, and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve made this Valentine’s Day extra special.
Even if you are making homemade gifts for your boyfriend or spouse, one of these 10 ideas will inspire you.
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1. Heart-shaped Bath Bombs
Perfect for homemade valentines gifts, heart-shaped bath bombs are the gift of relaxation. Whether it be on Galentines Day with your gal pals or V-Day with that special someone, candles, soft music, and a homemade bath bomb will make your night as lavish as a spa day at home. Make sure to also include some fizzy fun with these heart-shaped bath bombs!
Not only will everyone love them, but they are a great way to spoil yourself and your loved one too. They’re so easy to make, why not give it a try?
Ingredients needed for this DIY…
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- Pink coloring (optional)
- 4-5 drops therapeutic grade peppermint essential oil (Use only therapeutic grade essential oils, non-therapeutic grade essential oils can cause skin irritation)
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- Silicone heart mold
To learn more about this DIY check out A Cultivated Nest for more instructions.
2. Leather Keychain
Homemade Valentine’s Day gifts are an amazing way to show your love and affection! Making a leather keychain is a great project to express your creativity. If you’re looking for the perfect homemade Valentine’s Day gift, this beautiful leather keychain could be the one!
Start by following the step-by-step instructions of the recipe — you’ll be glad you did since homemade crafts make for truly special presents. With a few basic crafting materials and some inspiration, you can make something unique that will remind your loved one of your thoughtfulness each time they reach for their keys. Don’t hesitate to get started on this amazing homemade leather keychain today! See below.
Supplies needed to make your own keychain DIY gift for men:
- Leather strip (you can make a few keychains from this)
- Embroidery Floss or Yarn
- E-6000 Adhesive
- Large Bead
- Crop A Dile Punch
To learn more about how to replicate this keychain, check out the full tutorial.
3. Sharpie mugs
This homemade Valentine’s gift is a no-brainer if your partner loves their morning coffee or late-night chamomile tea. And who doesn’t love a good mug? A handmade Sharpie mug is the perfect homemade gift for anyone who appreciates some creativity, art, and craft. I’m already getting excited about all of the possibilities!
With unlimited design options, we can make something truly special for our partners this Valentine’s Day. From thoughtful artwork to unique designs and colors, the combinations are endless!
Supplies needed for this project:
4. Adventure Fund
This February, why not break away from the conventional homemade Valentine’s gifts and give something a little more creative – a homemade Adventure Fund candy jar? I know if you and I had this, we would be looking forward to all of our future adventures, near and far.
It could be as simple a gesture as adding spare change or even dollar bills from each day – or a reminder of those date nights logged over the course of the year. It’s an easy way to save for that getaway we’ve been dreaming about for so long. Now, who knows – that beach vacation might just be within reach this summer!
If you would prefer to buy an adventure fund already made, then I have a great suggestion for you!
5. Bee Mine Valentine
What a great homemade Valentine’s treat to spread the love! This Bee Mine Valentine honey jar is the perfect gift for any tea lover. This would also make a great Galentine’s day gift.
Not only is it adorable, but it’s packed with delicious honeycomb to transform a regular evening cup into a special treat. Whether you give it to your best friend or gift it to yourself, this homemade Valentines gift will bring joy for miles and make everyone around you smile!
I thought this would be a sweet gift to give a friend that loves tea! Check out the tutorial for this gift.
6. Mason Jar Cocktail set
Spoil your sweet Valentine with homemade Valentine’s Day gifts! Making a Mason Jar Cocktail Set is a really fun and creative way to show someone you care. Gather a selection of tasty treats for two, add some favorite cocktails, then bundle it all up with an inspirational movie night or picnic idea.
It’s easy making and it can be changed up to fit any taste. Why not give the Mason Jar Cocktail set as the perfect homemade Valentine’s Day gift this year?
7. The “Story of Us” book
This homemade gift for Valentine’s Day is a truly sweet way to say how much you love your partner. With this “Story of Us” book, you can create a personalized scrapbook that captures all of the special memories and adventures you’ve been on as a couple.
You can add photos, emails, texts, or Facebook posts to make it unique with your own personal touches. This is sure to give your partner the perfect dose of inspiration and joy this Valentine’s Day!
I love this gift concept because it comes straight from the heart. You can create a book with adventures you and your partner have already been on in your relationship. Make sure to leave room for more adventures to come.
I also love the idea of adding calendar dates and old ticket stubs from fun events you have attended together.
8. A “Year of Dates” in a box
Here is another fun homemade valentine’s day gift. Spend the year with your loved one and plan out the most romantic dates you can think of! This special homemade gift will show your partner just how much your care.
Fill a box with 12 labeled envelopes, each featuring one night out for the two of you. Your partner will love spending this unique year with you full of amazing surprises and memories that you create together!
Here is the concept.
- You plan out 1 date night a month that is special for you and your partner.
- You package up each month’s date night concept accessories separately.
- Then you place them all together in a larger box to give to your beloved!
9. Valentine’s Dates in a Jar
Valentine’s Dates in a Jar is the perfect homemade Valentine’s Day gift to make your special someone’s day extra special. With this fun and simple valentine, create a jar of cute dates full of romantic or fun activities for you to do together throughout the year, or plan date nights whenever you feel like it.
The possibilities are up to your imagination! Fill the jar with homemade vouchers or slips of paper with suggestions and seal it with a kiss! This homemade valentine is sure to keep the love alive all year round.
I love how this gift is presented. Check out the full tutorial.
10. Lipstick Print Art
For a unique and creative DIY Valentine’s Day gift, consider making some lipstick print art! This craft is fun to make and can be used as a sweet reminder that you love your bae. All you need to make this cute decoration is a few pieces of paper, an elegant lip color, and your favorite shapes or design.
When finished, display it proudly in your space for everyone to admire; this DIY project is definitely worth highlighting! It’s so easy and inexpensive to create something special for that special someone and it’ll show how much thought you put into this creative expression of love.
- Cardstock (whatever size you would like)
- 6 shades of red and pink lipstick
- Clear spray paint
What do you think of these homemade gifts? Would you make any for friends or your partner? Please let me know which one is in the comments below.
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