Love, love – beloved love is in the air! Whether it’s for a special someone, your best friend or closest family member, there’s always a love to cherish. Valentine’s Day isn’t just about celebrating your love for your partner, but your love for all those around you! Here’s a list of some inexpensive DIY Valentine’s Gifts that will truly show you care because it doesn’t always have to be about the material things.
This is definitely my favorite gift that I’ve given in the past. It’s fun, exciting and it keeps you guessing. The mystery about it is that the end of the road could truly lead to anything. Putting it together is also very simple. First of all, make a list of easy riddles, love poems, love quotes or love notes; I’d say no more than ten. Whatever amount you’ve chosen, you’ll need to create little cards for each one. If you chose riddles, then the answers should lead to the following riddle, otherwise the note will also have to state the location of the next note. Next, you’ll need to choose the same amount of hiding spots (one per riddle). These can be anywhere! Place them around your house, behind a frame of you and your loved one, or under their pillow; around town with a friend or in a secret spot you both go to. They can be placed around school, in an old library book, or under a classroom chair. The last note should lead to the end result which could also be a prize of your choosing; a stuffed animal for a crush, concert tickets for your best friend, or even yourself in sexy lingerie for that special someone. The options are endless!
Suggestion: Another option for the clues is to make the scavenger take a picture in each spot. You can have them make silly faces, silly poses, or take a picture with a stranger, and then have them send the picture to your phone or e-mail for the next location. When it's all done, you can then make an awesome collage of all the images!
This one can really be fun for anyone; both kids and adults. First, you’ll need to buy a small basket with red, pink and/or white shredded paper and gift basket wrap. Then you can purchase small Valentine’s fillers. You can use chocolates, candies, love coupons, stuffed animals, love notes, a simple t-shirt, or just about anything that’s small and cute!
Homemade Book: 52 Reasons I Love You
This is a really cute idea that you’ll enjoy making for your loved one. First, you’ll need a deck of cards. You’ll have to punch two holes on the left side of all 52 cards and a joker card, and two holes on the right of the second joker (this will be your cover page). The punched holes will be used to loop all the cards together with a ribbon, string or leather – something durable. Decorate your cover page with a title and each of the 52 cards with a reason why you love your special someone. Once they’re all done, you can loop them together and enjoy the reaction of your loved one as he or she reads each one.
These are all fun and creative ways to really say I love you, so get down to business and start on your Valentine’s Day project! Will you be giving your special someone one of the above gifts this Valentine’s Day, or will you be buying them something different? How are you showing your love this Valentine’s? Also, don’t forget to sign up for our Newsletter to receive exclusive DIY Valentine’s Day Projects that you won’t find anywhere else on our site!