Valentine’s Day presents a bit of a problem for those who are wealthy in love—but not much else. You want to get something nice for that special someone (and not come across as a cheapskate), but you also don’t want to bankrupt yourself buying roses (that will wilt within a week, by the way) or overpriced chocolates. But hey, we’ve got your back. We’ve compiled a list of DIY gifts for your sweetheart that are cute, thoughtful and, above all, they’re inexpensive to make.
Is your lady a social (media) butterfly? Show some appreciation for her artful Instagrams by making her a cool photo collage of some of your favorite pics that she’s posted over the past year—of the two of you, of things you’ve done and of places you’ve gone together.
For a woman with a sweet tooth, this fun basket makes the ultimate themed gift. Collect all the ingredients for a root beer float night and enjoy making them together—chances are, you’ll “float her boat,” too!
For the shameless romantics out there, opt to gift your Valentine with the key to your heart. For this rustic wooden sign, all you need is a small block of wood, some stain and a key (which you can find at any craft store or antique mall).
Give your honey the spa treatment with this amazing cranberry scrub. It’s easy to make, smells great, and will leave her feeling pampered and luxurious.
If the girl in your life is a bit of a grape nut, she’ll be sure to appreciate this festive cork decoration. It makes for a great addition to any dining room or kitchen, and wine connoisseurs will likely display it proudly year-round.
Start your sweetheart’s Valentine’s Day off right with a surprise—a perfectly themed breakfast in bed. Just carve her favorite breakfast foods into heart shapes, and you’ll instantly have a festive and thoughtful meal that she’ll be sure to appreciate.
What better way to preserve your most treasured memories together than with this crafty photo booth strip? We like the idea of printing them in black and white, but any of your favorite photos will do the trick!
Engrave a symbol of your love into something that will stand the test of time without actually harming Mother Nature. Just find a nice-looking piece of firewood and carve out a heart-shape to create the perfect palate for your initials.
Bring the classic mix tape into the now with a gift that’s perfect for the music fanatic in your life. Select your favorite love songs and create a Valentine’s Day playlist to give her on a thumb drive—old school romance, made new again.
Create an intimate ambiance with mason jars and tea light candles. Surrounded by glowing candle light, your special someone will definitely find herself in a mood for romance.