I’d DIY for you – 10 homemade Valentine’s gifts

January 20, 2017 (Last Updated: February 9, 2017)
DIY heart tote bag

Grabbing the last battered box of chocolates from a shelf that was emptied thanks to a collective last-minute panic is nowhere near as impressive as giving a handmade, homespun gift. This Valentine’s Day, why not make that special someone feel particularly loved with a DIY gift? These goodies are easy but heartfelt, the perfect surprise for a day dedicated to thoughtful gestures. No more wilted red roses and stale chocolates! These are handmade with love, for love.

1. Valentine’s Day Candy Jars

Valentine's Day Candy Jars

2. DIY Heart Tote Bag

DIY heart tote bag

3. 12 Pre-Planned Date Nights booklet

3. 12 Pre-Planned Date Nights booklet

4. Berry sorbet champagne floats

Berry sorbet champagne floats recipe

5. Mini “Message in a Bottle” Necklace

Mini message in a bottle necklace

6. Valentine’s Day Strawberry Sugar Scrub

Strawberry scrub

7. DIY Picture Frame Mason Jar

Mason picture jar

8. Banana bread toast with homemade hazelnut butter and honey

Banana bread toast with homemade hazelnut butter and honey recipe

9. Ombre Glittered Candle

Ombre Glitter candle

10. Deck of love

Deck of love

At the end of the day, even if you fail spectacularly and end up with more papercuts than cut-out triumphs, your special someone is sure to appreciate the effort.  First and foremost, February 14th is about celebrating the love you share and how Cupid brought you together (although this is done particularly well with a berry sorbet champagne float in hand). The gifts are just the cherry on top. Happy Valentine’s Day!

By Virginia Boshoff

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