Homemade, From the Heart

JenniferNagel.vdaygiftsValentine’s Day is just around the corner. For all of you lovebirds out there, it’s never too early to start thinking of gifts for your special someone. But there’s no need to spend tons of money on your honey—homemade gifts are always the most special.

In the days of Pinterest, there are tons of ideas for DIY Valentine’s Day gifts out there. Here are some of Valley’s favorites to get your creativity flowing.

If your valentine has a sweet tooth, bake some cookies.

But don’t bake mediocre chocolate chip cookies— add a little pizzazz. Cut the cookies into the shape of hearts. Then, write on each one with frosting all of the things you love about your valentine.

If your valentine is over 21, make him a manly bouquet.

Who says bouquets have to be made of flowers? Head over to the liquor store and buy a bunch of mini-bottles of your valentine’s favorite types of alcohol. Simply glue the bottles on wooden skewers and stick them into a Styrofoam ball. Put the ball into a flowerpot, and your manly bouquet is made.

If your valentine is an animal lover, get him a (cheap) new pet.

You can show your significant other just how much you care by buying a fish with all the necessities (bowl, food, gravel, toys, etc.). With window paint, write on the glass bowl something cute like, “You’re the only fish in the sea for me.” There’s no doubt that this will be a very memorable Valentine’s Day gift that he can enjoy for (hopefully) years to come.

If your valentine likes coupons, make him a coupon book

Who doesn’t like to cash-in on a good deal? If your guy is a saver rather than a spender, make him his very own coupon book. He can cash-in on a free back massage or home cooked meal anytime he pleases.

If you’re valentine likes a challenge, get him a 250-piece puzzle

For $24.99, Walgreens.com will make a custom photo puzzle that you and your valentine can do together. As a bonus, it also comes with a personalized tin featuring the puzzle photo.


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