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Homemade Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Updated on September 17, 2014

Homemade Valentine's Gifts Your Sweetheart Will Love

Valentine's Day isn't about expensive gifts; it's about showing your appreciation for the people you love. Nothing can do that as well as a homemade Valentine's day gift. Your thoughtful, personalized gift is sure to be appreciated by your valentine and show your love in a special way. Here you will find the instructions to make homemade foods, bath and personal care items that make terrific gifts for your valentine.

Who wouldn't love to receive some homemade chocolate covered strawberries on Valentine's Day? If you can melt chocolate in a double boiler, you can make these for your valentine. Pair them with some love notes, and you have a perfect, inexpensive, homemade Valentine's Day gift.


Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Your Valentine

Homemade Valentines Day Bath Salt Gifts
Homemade Valentines Day Bath Salt Gifts

Homemade Bath Salts

A Valentine's Gift for Your Favorite Sweetheart

If your valentine loves to soak in a hot bath, these bath salts are a quick and easy homemade gift. All you need to prepare valentine bath salts are sea salt (or regular table salt), Epsom salt, red food coloring, and some essential oils of your choosing. Place the salts in a pretty decorative jar and you have a great gift. Ylang Ylang is a well-known essential oil for seduction and attraction.

Homemade Bath Salt Gifts for Your Valentine

You can expand on the idea of Valentine bath salts, by making an entire homemade gift basket for the bath. Some great ideas to put into your valentines gift basket are homemade crocheted wash clothes, fizzing bath bomb rose petals, dried herbs for the bath, or homemade massage oils.

Crocheted Washcloth and Bath Salts as Homemade Valentine's Gifts

Crocheted Wash Cloth and Bath Salts as Homemade Valentine's Gifts
Crocheted Wash Cloth and Bath Salts as Homemade Valentine's Gifts

Easy Valentine's Day Card

Homemade Valentines Gift Cookie Jar
Homemade Valentines Gift Cookie Jar

Make a Card as A Gift for Your Valentine

Sometimes words of love written in a homemade valentine card mean more than a gift. Here are step by step instructions to make a card as a Valentine gift in itself.

Cookies as a Valentine Gift

Valentine's Day Cookies

Premade Cookie Mix

A make ahead cookie mix recipes make great gifts for everyone on your Valentine list. Give them to friends, coworkers and teachers as a special valentine treat. This recipe with red m&m's and decorated with valentine d├ęcor works great for quick and easy homemade valentines.

Cookie Mix in a Jar as Homemade Valentines Day Gifts

Jar of Cookies

Maybe you prefer to fill the jar with homemade cookies already baked and ready for your Valentine to eat. Add a personal note for your Valentine by adding words of love such as, "sweetest," "be mine," and "valentine."

Giant Heart Cookie

Another cookie idea as a Valentine's day gift is to bake a large cookie. I use a heart shaped cake pan and spread out the cookie dough in the bottom of the pan. Be sure to use non-stick cooking spray or a non-stick pan, so the cookie will come out easily. After the extra large heart cookie is baked, use icing to write a special message to your valentine.

Herbal Bath for a Valentines Day Gift
Herbal Bath for a Valentines Day Gift

An Herbal Bath as a Valentine's Day Gift

Herbs for Your Valentine

Pamper the nature lover with Valentine's gifts made from herbs. Herbs have long been treasured for their positive benefits to the skin.

Place some herbs in cheesecloth and tie them up with a pretty valentine ribbon for an herbal bath your valentine will treasure, or tie up several of these and make an herbal bath basket for your valentine.

More Instructions on the Herbs that Work Best in the Bath

You can decorate a small glass jar, or several of them, to fill with small candies, or any other object that says, "I love you for Valentine's day." It is a quick and inexpensive gift that shows a lot of thought and adds a homemade flair.

The same principle can be used for any holiday, St. Patrick's day, Christmas, or Halloween are all great excuses to decorate a small glass jar and fill it with holiday goodies.

Instructions for Decorating Valentine's Day Jars

Knit, Crochet and Recycled Fabric Valentine's Day Ideas

Do you knit, crochet or do other types of sewing crafts? If you do, you might be interested in these ideas for homemade Valentine's day gifts.

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      Sherlyn 2 years ago

      Cool! That's a clever way of loinkog at it!

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      pouwapov000 4 years ago

      Wonderful idea and great lens.

      This video is sharing some great ideas for gifts for him ... have a look -

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO6FcmiPjFI

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      Gayle 5 years ago from McLaughlin

      Love the homemade gift ideas!

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      seedplanter 5 years ago

      My favorite presents have always been homemade, because anybody can buy something in a store. A homemade gift reflects the heart of the person making it. I really love this lens for that reason.

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      Coreena Jolene 5 years ago

      Nice gift ideas with that homemade touch. I enjoyed your lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You have the heart of Valentine's Day here, its not about the money you spend but the message you send from your heart.

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      Marie 6 years ago

      Thanks so much. I'm going to use some of these ideas for our anniversary - yum.

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      suzyjahi 6 years ago

      GREAT LENS AND GREAT GIFT IDEAS

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      Joy Neasley 6 years ago from Nashville, TN

      I love finding quality homemade gift ideas.

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      I like to make valentines for my sweetie and for the rest of the family. For this, I save up lots of bits and pieces and use some scrapbooking supplies. They seem to love getting their homemade valentines.