If you haven't already planned out some type of special gift and/or date for Valentine's Day, you might be freaking out right now. But don't worry! You're not completely out of hope... just yet. We've compiled a list of various do-it-yourself gift ideas. They're super affordable and easy to make. Give your Valentine any one of these and they'll grow smitten. If done right, these gifts have the potential of having a lot of sentimental value. So what are you waiting for?Here's a gift idea that's not only inexpensive to make, but also gender neutral and will make a great permanent decoration in any house! Customize these logs by carving whatever design you want into them.
Heart Hand Warmers
For people who live in areas that are still cold in February, these heart shaped hand warmers are the perfect valentine gift! They'll warm up your valentine's evenings and mornings when you're not there to keep them warm yourself.
Light Of My Life Lamp
Do you consider your Valentine the light of your life? Does he or she brighten your mood whenever you're with them? Then this little light bulb would make a great sentimental gift.
Custom Beer Bottles
Is your Valentine a fan of beer? Customize their favorite drinks with custom labels. These can also be added to wine or cider bottles!
Fill a jar with strips of paper suggesting date ideas! Each month your Valentine can pick one out for a guaranteed special date with you.
DIY Heart Magnets
For the super organized Valentine who keeps their whiteboard regularly updated, create him or her heart shaped magnets. Now they'll think of you when they're organizing.
Tea Bag Hearts
If your Valentine prefers tea over coffee, make him or her heart-shaped tea bags! You can use their favorite teas like Green Tea, English Breakfast, or Earl Grey.
Fill a small glass jar with a few personal messages, ribbons, felt hearts and other Valentine-themed decorations!
Heart Quilt Valentines Gift
If you're good at sewing, this is a project you should definitely try! It's a quilt literally made out of love to represent your love.
Floral Food Bouquets
This one's for all the sweet tooths and junk food eaters. Make them a floral bouquet... that they'll actually appreciate. Instead of real flowers, fill the bouquet with candies, chocolates, and other sweet treats!
Lottery Point-Of-Sale Display
Create a point-of-sale display full of lottery tickets, heart-shaped candies, ribbons, and other decorations. This one’s easy to create, and can easily be assembled. If your Valentine has a slight knack for gambling, excite them with this collection of lottery tickets. Decorate it with candies, ribbons, and other decorations.
Be My Valentine Chapsticks
This one might sound weird, but trust us when we say you're going to want your Valentine to have super smooth and healthy lips.
Is your Valentine a bookworm who's starting a new book every week? If so, make a bookmark for them! This way, they'll be thinking of you every time they're reading (which is often).
Valentine’s Day Dominoes
Who doesn't enjoy a game of Dominoes? Customize a special Valentine edition by implementing hearts on each piece!
DIY Instant Mocha Mix
Just combine a few simple ingredients together and you'll instantly have a recipe for a delicious mocha latte mix. Add the ingredients into a test tube for a cool look.
Valentine’s Candy Bottle
What better way to show your love for someone than with candy? It's even better when it's presentable, like in this pretty bottle.
DIY Message Puzzle
This is a great gift idea for puzzle lovers! And even if you're not good with them, this puzzle is only 16 pieces -- so it'll be super easy to make and put back together. Be sure to add whatever secret message you'd like to the puzzle!
DIY Leather Conversation Hearts
These leather hearts can be turned into key chains, key fobs, or even into pendants for necklaces! Personalize it with whatever message you want it to say.
DIY Kiss Artwork
An art project that is impossible to mess up. Smother your Valentine with kisses with this artwork! Use whatever colored lipsticks you want and then smooch away on the canvas.
With these mugs, your Valentine can enjoy his or her favorite hot (or cold) beverages! Personalize them by adding a special design onto the chalkboard area.
Heart Day Vignette
Doesn't it remind you of Beauty and the Beast? Recreate this vignette and fill it with any object that may symbolize your relationship.
Wire Wrapped Heart Necklace
Manipulate wire to bend it into a heart shape. It'll create a cute pendant for a necklace that'll look great around your Valentine's neck.
Create your very own chandelier out of balloons and photos of your most precious moments with your Valentine. Remember it's the thought that counts.
This candle will illuminate any room in the house! Add the initials of you and your loved one for the full "tree look" effect.
Beaded Charm Bracelet
A super cute beaded charm that's super easy to make! And it's the perfect accessory for your valentine on Valentine's Day.