When it comes to gifts, especially on Valentine’s Day, you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on them. In fact, “it’s the thought that counts” and something that comes “straight from the heart” are what makes presents more endearing come V-Day. Here are some great DIY gift ideas that will endear your sweetheart more to you, or perhaps, woo the person you’ve had your eye and heart on.
The age-old age, “The way to a man’s heart is through the stomach” still rings true today. It works for women, too. In Japan, it is a custom for girls to give chocolates to the boys, especially the ones they like. Colleagues, however, can give the friendly type of chocolate to their male co-workers. On March 14, which is “White Day”, it is the men’s turn to give back to the women. It’s so easy to just get store bought chocolates from the store and wrap them up with a pretty paper and a bow. But making your own chocolates adds a sweetened spin to the typical gift, as it becomes a labor of love. You can even customize your chocolates depending on your partner’s taste. Homemade chocolates are all the more sweeter by your effort in creating them.
Will You Be My Crafty Valentine?
In today’s digital age, many rely on the internet to send electronic greeting cards. After you read those online greetings, however, they are easily forgotten. I still prefer the more traditional cards that comes with pre-made messages. If you don’t think that not one card can perfectly describe what your relationship, it’s time to make your own card with a highly personalized touch, your loving message. Think of a unique concept for your card like a map of sorts that will open up with a start and has a trail peppered with small pictures of you and lead to the finish line with what you want to say to your love. If you have a way with words, try to pen a poem for the card.
Create a Cute Plushie
Men will rarely admit it, but they like keeping little things that will remind them of their sweethearts. Create a cute little plushie from leftover cloths and patches from clothes you are planning to throw out. Make it into something that will represent you. If you both like cats, you can make it with feline features. Or you can go for a puppy design if he’s a dog lover. If he likes japanese animation, you can try to create one that looks like his favorite character. If you’re having trouble, just browse through youtube for tutorials on how to make plushies.
Set a Candlelight Dinner for Two
You don’t have to go out to a fancy restaurant to enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner. It will make valentine’s day more meaningful when you prepare dinner by yourself. Make sure you practice making dinner before your actual Valentine’s dinner. To add a fun twist to the typical candlelight dinner, make use of decorative or aromatherapy candles to set the mood for romance.
About The Author Of DIY Valentines’ Gifts You’ll Love
Based in San Diego, California, Tiffany Matthews is a professional writer and a social media contributor for Deco Breeze. When not writing, she likes to travel and watch movies with friends.