Treat your loved one to something special this year with a unique Valentine’s Day gift that’s straight from the heart. Unique Valentine gifts don’t need to be overly expensive—just thoughtful, creative and something that will have special meaning for your special someone.
Celebrate your love with this easy DIY project. All you need is a picture mat with three cut-outs, a frame and three different maps that represent special places for you and your love. Pick locations like where you first met, where you had your first kiss and where you were married. Mark the locale on each map with a red heart and frame. Label the locations on the mat by writing “First Kiss” or “Married Here.”
52 Reasons I Love You
Print out 52 reasons why you love your significant other and glue one to each playing card from any deck. Print out the words “52 Reasons I Love You” (52 copies) and adhere the title to the front of each playing card. Laminate the cards and wrap with a bow.
Hugs and Kisses in a Mason Jar
The humble mason jar is a versatile vessel and perfect for this easy, sweet Valentine gift. Fill the mason jar with a combination of Hershey Kisses and Hershey Hugs. Decorate with the outside of the jar with either a printable label or markers, writing “Hugs & Kisses.”
12 Valentine Dates
Why not celebrate Valentine’s Day one day, every month for a year? Plan out 12 special dates for you and your honey, one for each month and place all the details in an envelope labeled with the month. It’s something you both will have to look forward to each month.
I Love You Because. . .
Pick out a decorative 8×10 photo frame and coordinating mat that fits a 5×7 photo of you and your loved one. On the mat write, “I Love You Because . . .” at the top. Once the photo and mat are in the frame, on the outside of the frame’s glass at the bottom, write a special message finishing the sentence “I love you because” with a dry-erase marker. Now you’ve created a unique gift where you can change out your message of love as often as you want.
DIY Love Message Pillow Cases
With your computer and iron-on transfers (find them in any craft store) you can create a set of special pillowcases that you won’t find in any store. Your love message may be as simple as your names plus your wedding date or something a bit more cutesy like “Spooning Together Since 2005” along with a picture of two spoons. Get creative and these pillowcases will be a hit.
Custom Wine or Beer Bottle Labels
Once again, using your computer and blank labels you can purchase at the craft or office supply store, you can create something unique and fun for Valentine’s Day. You also can print labels on regular paper and glue it to the bottles. Create a wine bottle label that reads “I Love You More than Wine” or your favorite love quote.
In many parts of the country, Valentine’s Day weather can be cold, icy and snowy—not perfect for a romantic picnic. This year, plan an indoor picnic at home. Go all out and lay a blanket, pack a picnic basket with gourmet cheeses, crackers, fresh fruit (we recommend chocolate dipped strawberries) and don’t forget a bottle of something sparkling or bubbly.
Perfect for him or her, create a candy bouquet with favorite childhood sweet treats. Browse the candy aisle for old-fashioned favorites, mixing and matching a dozen different choices. Attach long, green chenille stems to each candy box and arrange like a bouquet—lay it down in tissue paper so it’s easier to hold and present.
Love Quotes Framed
Pick your favorite love quotes from books, movies and television and print them out from your computer or hand write on craft paper. Frame with your favorite picture of you and your sweetie as a special piece of artwork.
Whatever you choose to give you special someone on Valentine’s Day, let it be from the heart and your gift is sure to be treasured and appreciated.