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Free Valentine's Day Gift Ideas and Cards Including Homemade Gifts

Updated on February 10, 2014

Free Valentine Gifts

Looking for a free Valentine's gift? I have a lot of free Valentine's gifts including poems, printable cards, homemade gifts, Ecards, coupon gift ideas and more for him, her, kids and friends.

You don't need to spend a bundle on Valentine's Day when there are so may free gifts you can give to everyone on your Valentine's Day gift list. Let me know what you think!

Image by EraPhernalia Vintage at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Free Valentine Poems

I love the idea of poems for Valentine's Day. It's a great way to let someone know how you feel about them from your heart. Here are some poems you can print out for the special people, (or animals,) in your life.

Do you happen to have a spare frame around the house you could put a poem in? If not, I suggest printing out the poem, rolling it up like a sea scroll and wrapping a decorative ribbon around it.

Heart image courtesy of WPClipart.

Message in a Bottle Gift

Get an empty bottle and remove the label. I suggest soaking the bottle in warm water to make it easier. Next, write a heartfelt letter to the person you want to give the Valentine to. I have free stationary below that you can print out and use if you would like. Once written, roll the letter up and use a ribbon to tie it.

Next, decorate the outside of the bottle. You might want to glue some lace on it or sequins, rhinestones or anything you have around the house that would make it decorative. You could even paint decorations on it.

Drop your letter inside and I suggest getting a nice piece of ribbon to tie around the top and make a bow. You have now created a personalized Valentine gift that can also work as a nice decoration.

Bottle image by LexiLanePhotographer.

Free Valentine Stationary

Free stationary courtesy of WPClipart. Just click on the image to get the printable version.

Valentine Coupon Book

Make Your Own Valentine Coupon Book

One of my favorite gifts I've ever received for Valentine's Day are Valentine coupons from my kids. Valentine coupons can be made for anyone on your Valentine list.

If you want to make a coupon book for her, some suggestions include a back rub, a walk under the stars, breakfast in bed, watching a movie at home of her choice, a pedicure and writing and performing a song for her

A coupon book for him could include a foot massage, a head massage, watching a sports game on TV, a home cooked meal and cleaning and washing his car.

A coupon book for kids could include a week without chores, a trip to the park, baking cookies together, making a craft together, coloring together and taking a nature walk.

Want to make a coupon book for your parents? Some ideas are coupons to empty the garbage, wash the dishes, sweep the floors, cuddle together and watch a movie, do your homework the first time you are asked and have a family game night.

Have a friend you would like to give a coupon book to? How about a sleepover coupon? Other ideas include help with homework or office work, a jogging date, a makeover night or burning a CD with your friend's favorite songs.

Homemade Jar Gifts

Have an empty jar? Take a look around your kitchen and see what you have to put into the jar. Suggestions include pasta, white rice with seasonings, coffee, pretzels, crackers, cookies, candies or beans.

Next, do you have any old clothing like an old shirt you don't wear anymore? Cut a piece of fabric and with a rubber band, secure it over the lid of the jar to make it decorative.

Jars image by oskay at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Free Printable Valentine's Day Cards

Hearts image courtesy of WPClipart.

Potpourri Gift

Do you have any potpourri lying around? You could take a handful and wrap it up in a piece of material. If you don't have any material, once again, look for an old piece of clothing and cut out a piece. Tie it up with some pretty ribbon and you now have a lovely sachet.

You could also do this with bath salts, although I suggest you first put the bath salts in a sandwich bag, then wrap it up.

Image by Goynang at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Valentine Pillow

How about making a small, cute Valentine pillow? You can use the free pattern below. If you don't have a sewing machine, you can simply sew it by hand. Remember to sew it inside out and leave an opening for the stuffing. Turn it out, stuff it and close it up. If you don't have any pillow foam, I suggest using cotton balls or cut up an old sock or two to fill it.

Pillows image by storebukkebruse at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Heart Pillow Pattern

Pattern courtesy of WPClipart.

Get Out of Jail Free Card

Let's face it. We all end up in the doghouse from time to time. Print out this Get Out of Jail Card to give as a gift. The next time you and that person have a disagreement, the individual can hand you the card and all is forgiven.

Image by UNKIEPAUL/Paul Johnston at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Free Valentine's Day Ecards

Image courtesy of WPClipart.

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Flowers for Valentine's Day

Do you happen to live in an area where flowers are growing this time of year? If so, how about picking some for a Valentine's Day gift? You can bunch some together and tie them up with ribbon. You could also pair them with a Valentine's Day poem.

Image by cwasteson at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

What gift would you like to get for Valentine's Day?

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I would be happy with a simple bouquet of flowers. :)

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @ToyaChristie: I love the pillow.

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      ToyaChristie 3 years ago

      There are some nice Valentine's Day gift ideas here like the heart pillow and pot pourri.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Melissa Miotke: That's a sweet answer.

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      Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

      Anything that is from the heart:)

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @traslochimilano1: Thanks so much for telling me this.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @shahedashaikh: Flowers are so cheery.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @DeborahDian: 42 years???? You don't look old enough to be married that long. Congrats on so many years together.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @VspaBotanicals: The thought and meaning behind a gift really is important.

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      traslochimilano1 4 years ago

      Beautiful lens dear

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      shahedashaikh 4 years ago

      Flowers would do,great ideas for valentine gifts,thanks for visiting and blessing my lens my fabric painting designs.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great homemade gifts!

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      My husband and I always keep Valentines Day very low key. After 42 years of marriage, we don't have to be extravagant. These are great ideas!

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      I love this. Great lens. it's the thought that counts, so either or is fine with me.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @cmadden: Thanks!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @KimGiancaterino: I hope you had a great day.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you so much for the blessing!

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      cmadden 4 years ago

      Lots of great ideas!

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      KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

      Happy Valentine's Day!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Very fun ideas for Valentines Day gifts. Wish I would have seen this sooner. - Blessed! :)

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @halloweenprops: Happy Valentine's Day to you, too!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Aunt-Mollie: Glad you found something that you like.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Jo-Jackson: Care to share?

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @john9229: I hope you get what you want.

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      halloweenprops 4 years ago

      Great info on free Valentine's Day gifts. Happy Valentine's Day WriterJanis!

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      I found some great, last-minute gift ideas here. Thanks you!

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      Jo-Jackson 4 years ago

      Chocolate is always welcome!

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      john9229 4 years ago

      Countdown for my valentine's day gift...

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @kabbalah lm: You've been waiting for that for quite awhile now.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @writerkath: Oh that's so cute about the jeans and your husband.

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      kabbalah lm 4 years ago

      I'm still waiting for a new Harley. Perhaps I need to be more suggestive to Mrs K

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      writerkath 4 years ago

      I love the idea of the coupon book (I've done that in the past!) and that "Get Out Of Jail Free" card is a great idea! Would be great to use in those awkward moments when I put on a pair of jeans or something and ask my husband, "Honey, do these make me look fat?" and if he stumbles over the answer, I could give him the card! :) Really cute ideas, and I love this layout theme for lenses like this! :) Kath

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Ursel001: That is so sweet!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @foodstoragegal: Thank you!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Glad you're feeling creative.

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      Ursel001 4 years ago

      Great ideas, great lense :-)I would like a basket of kisses from my wife ....

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      foodstoragegal 4 years ago

      very nice blog

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great ideas, Janis - thank you! I love practical lenses like this one and find they give a boost to my own creativity. Squidliked! :)

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @KateHonebrink: Thanks for your feedback!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I hope you get some!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @TolovajWordsmith: I'll take some of that chocolate!

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      KateHonebrink 4 years ago

      Love the heart pillows! They would be great made from any kind of fabric! Some really super ideas here - thanks for a great article!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Love this lovely page of valentine gifts.I would certainly love some jewelry on Valentine's day.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

      Chocolate with some extra chocolate would be fine. O. K., make it double!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @takkhisa: How kind of you!

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Amazing ideas! Your Valentine's day eCard is very sweet and romantic! Blessed!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Camden1: That's a fun one, isn't it?

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @DuaneJ: So glad you like them.

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      Camden1 4 years ago

      Any of these would be thoughtful Valentine's Day gifts...I like the coupon book idea best1

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      DuaneJ 4 years ago

      Beautiful ideas for the most romantic day of the year!