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Homemade Valentine's Day Gifts in Less than 30 Minutes
Save Money and Time by Making Your Own Gifts
Making Gifts From the Heart
Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate the ones you love and what better way to show someone you love them than to make a completely homemade gift from the heart. Below are ideas for unique and special gifts that take less than thirty minutes to make. There is a little something for everybody!
Fun Sayings to go With Your Food Gift
- Chocolate- You make my heart melt
- Lollipops- I'm a sucker for your smile
- Rice Krispie Treats- You make my heart snap, crackle and pop
- Gum- I'm stuck on you
Make Your Own Treasure Chest
Homemade Valentine's Gifts for Guys
Whether you have a little boy or nephew to surprise or you are a teenage girl with a new boyfriend, food is always a great place to start when you are finding your way to a man's heart. Here are some great food related suggestions. You can decorate a bag to put the items in or buy a cup with their favorite team on it and put the goodies inside the cup. I have been giving my husband candy for Valentine's Day for over fifteen years and every year I find new and creative ways to present it to him. You might even want to create a treasure hunt with clues leading to the food stashed in a pirate treasure chest!
- chocolate covered pretzels
- chocolate covered strawberries
- Sweet Tart hearts
- Rice Krispie treats
- lollipop flower
Make Your Own Flowers
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Homemade Valentine's Gifts for Females
Although some women might like chocolate, jewelry, flowers, or a large stuffed animal for Valentine's Day, most women would much rather a gift that is not from a store. One great homemade gift is to write a poem, but if you aren't poetic, finding one on the Internet that has meaning to you would be a great gift if you printed and framed it. Another great gift idea is to create a romantic CD or playlist for your Valentine. Make sure you choose songs that have meaning to the two of you.
Finding a great photo of you and your loved one can lead to many great gifts. Consider making a tile photo gift or framing a favorite photo of your Valentine in a double frame. In one side put the photo and in the second side put a love quote that you like.
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Have a Romantic Dinner Together
If you just can't seem to find your creative side and make the perfect gift for your Valentine, then consider having a romantic meal together. The planning of the meal and the atmosphere is really what matters. If you can cook, find a recipe online that you think your Valentine will like or take a dish your lover already likes and give it a twist. Consider making meatloaf in a heart shape or make heart-shaped salmon cakes. Even if you buy food and bring it home and present it in a romantic way, your Valentine will truly appreciate the effort.
This article on Planning a Stress Free Valentine Dinner will help you from start to finish. The day should really be about you spending quality time with someone you love, so a dinner followed by some movie watching and cuddling might just be the perfect way to express your love!
Origami Money Heart
Quick and Easy Valentine's Gifts for Kids
- origami money heart- see the video above; this gift can be done in less than two minutes!
- fleece blanket- make a tied fleece blanket by following a few easy steps in this article; no sewing involved!
- chocolate covered pretzel snacks- dip pretzel sticks into melted white or milk chocolate and decorate with candy sprinkles.
- homemade heart shaped crayons- melt old crayon pieces and place in heart molds to create fun heart shaped multicolored crayons.