DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas


I have never been one to stress out about what to do or get my significant other, family member, and friends for Valentine’s Day. Scott and I don’t really expect much from the other these days. I got him a card last year, and he bought me flowers and a card two weeks later. I used to get upset thinking I married somebody who doesn’t “believe” in Valentine’s Day, but I have completely gotten over it. Here’s why…
Two years ago, he gifted me with flowers, chocolates, and the sweetest card a couple of weeks before the holiday explaining that it doesn’t have to be a certain day of the year to acknowledge and express our love in our relationship. I thought it was incredibly sweet and I gave him credit. It finally made sense. Meaningful friendships, loving family members, and cherished relationships should be celebrated all year long!
DIY Valentines Gift Ideas
 (gift wrapping from my first DIY present to Scott)

Instead of focusing on what to get that special someone for one specific day this year, I thought it would be fun to browse the amazing world of Pinterest to suggest a handful of handmade gifts you could easily put together as a surprise for any time of the year!

DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas (All Year Long)

Here are my top six ideas (credited with the original creators) on how to celebrate relationships that bring you joy throughout the year.

• 52 Things I Love About You cards from Visual Heart

This can be a gift to anyone special in your life for Valentine’s Day, a birthday, an anniversary, or even a surprise just because!

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Create your own version of cards, or download this template (it costs $1) formatted to fit the card text box perfectly.

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I would personally love a gift like this. It would be a great thing to get out on those not-so-awesome days to make me smile!

• You are Golden Printable from The Crafted Sparrow This is a great thinking of you gift for a friend any time of the year.

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I just love this easy to print tag and quick, thrifty gift idea!

• Seven Days of Love from The Dating Divas This surprise is perfect for your spouse or even a friend that might need a little pick-me-up.

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This is also a great one to sneak into your special someone’s suitcase before a trip or even onto their night stand. Each night, they will open a sweet treat and read a message from you. Get their printable (<- so cute) for the text or make up your own!

• DIY date night cards from Pinterest I had trouble finding an exact source for this one, but I thought it was too adorable of an idea not to include.

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Personalize a dozen date nights (or girls nights with your best friend/mother/sister) with a crafted card a month. Label them by month or draw one randomly as the year unfolds!

Easy Dotted Sharpie Mug from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

What a great way to show your appreciation and say thank you, anytime.

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This is a DIY project anyone can do. It was originally created as a gift for Teacher Appreciation Day, but could really go towards anyone that helps you connect your dots on a day-to-day basis.

• homemade cookies

Cookies always make any day better if you ask me, especially if they are homemade. There are so many drool-worthy recipes to choose from!

Here are some of my favorites:

valentines day cookies

Pictured left to right, top to bottom:

» Chocolate Cherry Blossom Cookies from Baking Beauty

» Strawberry Cool Whip Cookies from Yummy, Healthy & Easy

» Soft Cut-Out Sugar Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction

» Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction

» Soft M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies from Averie Cooks

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Have you ever made a DIY gift for a friend or significant other?

Feel free to share your favorite projects and links below!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Silk®. All opinions are 100% mine.

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