All right, so if you haven’t already picked up your Valentine’s Day gift, the clock is ticking. It’s about time to put on your thinking cap and figure out what to give that special someone in your life.
This year, why not show your love at the last minute and give a memorable, homemade valentine?
If you need gift-giving inspiration, check out these ideas for quick and easy homemade Valentine’s gifts for him. You may even have what you need on hand in your craft drawer or kitchen pantry.
- Specially arranged flowers.
It’s the thought that counts, right? Your sweetheart will be sure to think you’re extra thoughtful if you hand deliver her a bouquet of flowers with a special message written on the petals.
Tulips for a bright and cheerful smile, roses for romance and wildflowers for a sweet memory of a special time together.
You can also go with your favorite color by arranging the flowers in the shape of a heart to concentrate the message.
- Heartfelt cards
You can make your Valentine’s Day gift extra special by giving it yourself. You don’t have to spend lots of money on gift cards or other presents, either. Instead, use your craft skills to make a heartfelt card for the one you love.
If you’re not into crafts, you might consider going with a pre-made card, but be sure to get something you can easily personalize.
If you’re short on time, keep it simple and write “I miss you” or “Love and kisses” in a heart shape on the front of the card. If you have time to spend more time on it, then add your own special message inside.
- Fruit basket
If your sweetheart is a naturalist, then you might consider surprising him with a basket of fruits. You can make this surprise gift even more romantic if you include a bottle of wine and some candles.
- Coffee and tea labels
If you’re not big into gift-giving, but you still want to do something, then how about giving your love a mug with a personalized label?
You can find free printables on the Internet, or you can use your own artistic talents and make your own.
- Personalized recipes
You may be pressed for time during the busy holiday season, but don’t let that stop you from making the little things extra special. Instead of giving a plain ol’ box of chocolates, give him something that he can use to make a delicious cup of his own tea and coffee.
There are plenty of ways to make this as imaginative as you want it to be. You can use a photo of your sweetheart if you can get one, or even if not, you can simply draw a picture using the pot-and-apron method.
- Chocolates and treats
You don’t need to make everything out of whole foods or even homemade.
If you want to make something sugar-free, give him some dark chocolate covered almonds or some chocolate covered fruit from the grocery store’s snack aisle instead.
If you have time to make something whole foods, then you can’t go wrong with chocolate-dipped strawberries or some homemade (or vacuum sealed) cookies.
- Homemade body scrub
Another idea is to make your sweetheart a homemade body scrub out of cocoa or shea butter and essential oils for aromatherapy. The nice part about making things like this is that it’s really easy to make one for yourself as well.
- DIY bath bombs
Bath bombs are another thing that you can make and keep for yourself, but give one to your sweetheart as a Valentine’s gift that he can use when he takes a bath.
Pamper her with self-love gift sets that include a bath gel, bubble bath, body lotion and body scrub.
The best part about all of these ideas is that even if you only have a few minutes to spare, you can still create a happy Valentine’s Day for your loved one.
And if you don’t have time to make everything from scratch, then you can buy the supplies and make it up on the day. Whatever you do, don’t half-ass your homemade Valentine’s Day gift.