Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and now is when people are scrambling to get last minute gifts for their loved ones. Drunk people in love usually don’t cap the price they intend to pay, just so they can make their partner’s day special. But love doesn’t always have to be so expensive. Love is love, whether it comes in the form of a letter or a personalized $500 piece of jewelry.
So this Valentine’s Day, why not try doing something yourself to make your loved one’s day extra special? If you’re wondering what to do, here are 10 DIY gift ideas to spread the love.
1. A scrapbook with every little detail about your relationship
There is surely a story behind your relationship, no matter how exciting or simple. Over time, the little details may fade, but if you write down all those memories, they will stay with you forever.
2. Customize your own perfume for your partner
Going to a fancy store to buy an expensive perfume for your sweetheart on February 14th is such a cliche. Instead, why not source the ingredients and scents yourself and create a one-of-a-kind fragrance?
3. Prepare a date night jar so you never run out of ideas for a fun date
If you’ve been together for a while, dates don’t happen often, do they? So this Valentine’s Day why not come up with a list of ideas for a fun night out, put them in a jar and pop one out when you run out of ideas.
4. Engrave beer and wine glasses with your initials
There really is something to see your initials next to your partners. It makes perfect sense to have it engraved on a pair of wine glasses or beer mugs so you always remember how grateful you are to have them in your life.
5. Origami bouquet, but with little notes inside each paper flower
Origami may seem complicated, but an online tutorial will make it look like child’s play. To spice things up, write little love notes inside each paper before turning them into works of art.
6. A fingerprint jar
Everyone has a unique thumbprint, but it will form a unique heart shape when put together. So go ahead, dip your thumbs in the paint and form a heart together, which is just as unique as your love.
7. Make your own candles
Nothing is more romantic than candles, but making them yourself, together with your partner, will take your relationship to the next level. It’s an experience in itself and will most certainly leave your home smelling amazing.
8. Pretty handmade cards
Cards are a staple Valentine’s Day gift, but why get something with a standard message when you can just make one yourself, with a cute message, picture or piece of jewelry? The options are truly endless.
9. A wreath with nothing but wildflowers
Flowers, again, are special for Valentine’s Day, but instead of buying roses, why not go out, find some pretty flowers and put them together to make a wreath? It’s unique and shows how much love you have for your partner.
10. A big sign expressing your love
Finally, why not go all out and declare your love with a big sign. Just get yourself a canvas and paint your heart; it doesn’t have to be pretty, but it’s a symbol of your love for your partner, that’s all that matters.