When it comes to finding the perfect gift for that special person in your life this Valentine’s Day, the most heartfelt way to show someone you care is with a homemade gift. The time and effort that goes into making a thoughtful DIY gift will show your significant other what they mean to you. So, forgo the flashy diamonds, and latest gadgets this year and try giving them a thoughtful and unique gift with one of these romantic DIY ideas.
A card is a wonderful way to say you care, but give the message a unique twist this Valentine’s Day by creating a card out of candy. This gift is perfect for that special someone with a sweet tooth and a wicked sense of humor.
Write all the things they love to hear around pictures of your precious memories together or caption your favorite photos together. The chalkboard paint allows your SO to change the caption when they change the photo, letting you continually relive your amazing experiences.
Have a fella or lady who loves a cold beer? Why not decorate the box with a little decoupage to personalize your special person’s favorite beverage?
This simple tutorial shows you how to add a unique spin on otherwise plain packaging. Use your loved one’s favorite color or copies of photos of the two of you. Make sure to give the box a good coat of sealant, so they can use it long after Valentine’s Day is over.
Beer or soda not your SO’s drink of choice? You can also decorate a bottle of their favorite wine with these printable love quote wine labels. Turn this gift into a romantic evening for two with a dinner and a movie.
Let your pillows do the talking this Valentine’s Day, with this adorable pillowcase design. This sweet nightly reminder of how much you mean to each other is an effortless, yet thoughtful way to say, “I love you.”
This is the gift that keeps on giving all year long and will help to remind you why you love each other, even on the days when you aren’t getting along. Combine a dry-erase marker with this printable “I love you because…” which has space underneath for you to write all those things that you appreciate about each other so that every day feels like Valentine’s Day.
For people who prefer kind acts of service rather than gifts, give them a beautifully printed coupon book full of fun ideas of kind things you can do for them. Print out plenty for them to use throughout the year so your SO always feels loved.
For lovers of warm beverages, let them know you are thinking of them every morning with a mug inscribed with a message of love — no pottery classes required! This gift is as easy as making your morning cup of coffee. All you need is a Sharpie, a plain mug and a bit of imagination.
If you can’t afford a diamond price tag, but still want to surprise your special lady with a stunning piece of jewelry, why not make her a pair of delicate pearl earrings? Don’t be intimidated by gemstones and difficult metalwork, as this simple tutorial will show you how to create a gorgeous pair of pearl earrings. For a truly unique gift that your SO will treasure forever, use rare Japanese keshi freshwater pearls.
If you have an SO who loves getting their hands dirty in the garden, why not create something that will not only brighten up their day but also their favorite outdoor space? Grab a few smooth rocks and decorate them with hearts, or letters to spell out “I Love You.” Just make sure you seal them with a thick layer of Mod Podge, so the weather doesn’t ruin your beautiful gift.
Another perfect gift for that special person with a green thumb is this sweet seed starter. Valentine’s Day means spring is just around the corner, so help your SO get a head start on their garden, and watch your love grow.
Sometimes we can’t find the right words to express how much we love our SO; this gift lets you write them instead. Decorate a little jar with Valentine’s themed buttons, felt and twine, then fill it to the brim with folded pieces of paper, each with a different reason why you love your SO.
If you want to stay with more traditional fare, but want to give your gift a unique touch, print out some of these fun candy wrappers to wrap around your SO’s favorite candy. You can create wrappers that spell out love messages, or simply decorate them in your SO’s favorite colors.
For your hardworking SO, show them your appreciation with a luxurious soak in the tub. This sweet-scented love potion bubble bath will help melt the stress away. Add a touch of pink sparkle to decorate the bottles, and pack the bottles in a gift basket with their favorite book, then watch as the potion transforms your SO from exhausted to bright and bubbly.
Set the mood with romantic candlelight this Valentine’s Day. These beautifully carved candles add a touch of whimsy and personality to a tried-and-true Valentine’s Day staple. Buy candles with your SO’s favorite scent, and complete the look with a decorative candleholder.
Your book-loving SO holds a special place in your heart, so give them something to hold their place in their book. This heart bookmark is a lovely reminder that you pay attention to the things they love, and when they use it, they will know how much you appreciate them.
A beautiful, thoughtful way to commemorate the significant dates in your lives is with a map. This unique gift frames maps of the places where important events in your lives occurred. Frame a map of the place you met, your first kiss, your wedding, and any place that holds a special place in both your hearts.
If you’ve been in a long-term relationship, you will have collected hundreds of memories together. Don’t let the photos of those memories stay hidden away in the camera.
Print out your favorite pictures together, and give them to your SO in this gorgeous pop-up photo box. It’s simple to make, but a thoughtful way to remember how much fun you have together.
What’s been your favorite Valentine’s Day gift you’ve ever received from your significant other?
Brenda Kimble is a writer and stay-at-home mother of two daughters and a son, plus their beagle named Duke! She loves blogging, crafting, and spending time with her family. She also enjoys strolling the streets of her quaint neighborhood in Austin, Texas and finding the trendiest hotspots for fashion, food, and live music.