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Heartfelt Valentine's Gifts You Can Make Yourself January 30, 2017 21:09 1 Comment

10 Thoughtful Valentine's Day Gifts You Can Make Yourself
Each year I try to think of a heartfelt gift to give my husband for Valentine's Day. This year I scoured the internet to spark some ideas and came across a handful that I felt were creative and thoughtful and thought I'd share them here...

Free printable love coupons from Capturing Joy
[Love Coupons by Capturing Joy]

Love Coupons
Capturing Joy has created a sweet, free printable love coupon book with both coupons that are already filled out and coupons you can fill out yourself. Just print them on cardstock, cut them out and staple together. Breakfast in bed please!!

 Open When Envelopes by ldr13
[Open When Envelopes by ldr13]

 "Open When" Envelopes
At ldr13, you can find some good ideas for "open when" envelopes. These are envelopes that are to be opened in specific situations and can have little gifts and letters inside them. These might be more suited for those having a long distance relationships, but I think they would be fun even if you see each other every day.

 Hello Glow carved love candle tutorial
[Carved Love Candle by Hello Glow]

Carved Love Candle
Rather than carving your initials into a tree, why not carve them into a candle? Hello Glow has created a great tutorial for making this cute candle on their blog. 

Tell your love story in a love book
[Personalized book by Love Book]

Personalized Book
Love Book is a site that enables you to create  your own hardback or paperback book by customizing template pages or creating your own. Tell your love story or list 100 reasons why you love your Valentine.  Love Book makes a personal gift they'll cherish forever. 

 52 Reasons why i love you
[52 Reasons Cards by 52reasonsiloveyou.com]

52 Reasons I Love You Book
Here's a nice tutorial (with templates) on how to create a 52 Reasons I Love You book using a deck of cards. A thoughtful and easy project with big impact!

 

 
[Love Jenga by Tried and True]

Love Jenga
Tried and True took a mini "Jenga-like" game found at the dollar store and turned it into a fun Valentine's game. Each block of wood has a sentence to finish, such as "The thing I most like about you is...".  The game can be made for kids or make it a little risque for a fun date night.

52 reasons i love you jar
[A Year in a Jar by The Gunny Sack]

A Year in a Jar
The Gunny Sack has a good idea for making Valentine's Day last all year. She places 52 reasons why she loves her Valentine into a jar, each to be opened at the beginning of each week throughout the year. Of course, you could put your own spin on this. You could make it 100 reasons and not necessarily make them wait each week to open one. You could make it 52 memories, 52 date nights... you get the picture. Again, another thoughtful gift that will leave your Valentine feeling loved. And that's the point, right?

Heart Jars by The 36th Avenue
[Heart Jars by The 36th Avenue]

Heart Jars
The 36th Avenue has created these cute jars to hold their Valentine's favorite candy. Who wouldn't want to receive a gift like this? She tells you how to make them and includes free printables you can download on her blog.

https://tickled-pink-goods.myshopify.com/products/valentine-printable-mason-jar-lids[Valentine Lid Inserts by Tickled Pink]

As a sweet addition to this heart jar, I've designed some free lid inserts you can download and add to the lid of your jar. 

Date Night Jar by Life in the Green House
[Date Night Jar by Life in the Green House]

Date Night Jar
Life in the Green House had the great idea of writing date night ideas on a popsicle stick and placing them in a cute jar. The sticks are color coded to represent the type of date; expensive dates that require a little planning, stay-at-home dates and inexpensive dates. 

12 Months of Pre-Planned Date Nights by The Thinking Closet[12 Months of Pre-Planned Date Nights by The Thinking Closet]

12 Months of Pre-Planned Date Nights
The Thinking Closet came up with a little twist on the Date Night idea. She created a little booklet that plans one date night for each month of the year. She even has instructions and free printables you can use to create the booklet.

Hopefully I have given you some ideas for your Valentine's Day gifts this year. Whatever you do, I hope it's one to remember.