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Homemade Valentines Gift Ideas


Valentines day is one of those days that you either love or hate.  Many people hate the idea of it because of the commercialism and the stigma that is placed upon spending lots of money in order to show your loved one that you truly “love them”.

14 Days of Valentines set out to provide you with simple yet special ideas that you could provide your loved one with this year.  We looked at homemade Valentine gift ideas that are inexpensive and easy to recreate.  I hope you have enjoyed the feature and found something that you can use for this years Valentines day.

As today is Valentines day, lets refresh ourselves with what the feature has covered.  If you are still needing a last minute idea, there is still time to undertake some of the ideas here!


Everyone loves subway art, especially when it is for free!  To view the full post and obtain the pdf download link, click here.


What is not to like about chocolate, especially home made chocolate.  These heart shaped chocolates are simple and easy to make and really show the love and thought put into the gift.  For the full details you can read the post here.


The Valentines day love jar has been a real hit, and it is easy to see why.  A cute little jar filled with 10 reasons why you love your partner.  This is a really inexpensive gift, but incredibly personal.  If you want to give this a try and download the free printables, click here.


The red velvet cupcake is the perfect cake for Valentines with its beautiful rich red colour.  Serving it in a gorgeous little glass makes the dessert that little bit extra special.  To read the full details, please click here.


If you are looking for something a bit different and cheeky, the love coupons might be just your thing.  You can promise breakfast in bed or maybe a massage.  Choose from pre-designed coupons or make up your own.  To download the printables, please click here.


Karen’s Cookie Jar was the feature of this post with some mouth watering heart shaped cookies.  To see the cookie designs and/or to order some for yourself, please click here.


This one is for the guys, with 6 designs for beer bottles.  Personalize his gift by downloading the labels here.


It’s easy to leave a little “I love you” with one of these sweet treats.  For more information and to download the printables, please click here.


Don’t have any plans for Valentines evening?  Why not have a cosy night in and watch a romantic movie. To help make it that little bit extra special, download some party printables just for the occasion by clicking the link here.


Do you prefer fondant or buttercream cupcakes?  Whatever is your pleasure, you can’t go wrong with a simple tasty cupcake.  For more details click here.


Maybe you have bought the present, but yet to find a suitable gift tag for it.  If that is the case, there are 8 free designs to choose from here.


If you are looking for a bit of fun and something a bit different, why not try out a love potion.  This cosmopolitan cocktail recipe fits the bill perfectly.  For more details and to download the free printables, click here.


We started the feature with some subway art, so it seems appropriate to finish it with one.  If you like this subway art design, follow the link here to download the free 7″ x 5″ pdf.

I hope that you have enjoyed this feature as much as I have enjoyed preparing it for you.

What was your favourite post and did you use any of the ideas here?

Please leave me a comment with your thoughts, I would love to hear from you.

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6 Responses to Homemade Valentines Gift Ideas

  1. sandi February 14, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    Interesting article, I got an idea for a gift for my wife.

    I will buy her a chocolate which we eat together 😉

    • cath February 15, 2013 at 10:55 am #

      Sounds great Sandi. I’m sure your wife will be very happy with some chocolates 🙂

  2. Margaret - Barossa Valley February 14, 2013 at 8:07 pm #

    Thank you Catherine for all your wonderful ideas for Valentines Day. I have really enjoyed reading your posts and looked forward to your next idea. I decided to give my husband the bottles of beer. He was most surprised and thought the labels are very clever – a wonderful and easy gift for me to give. Thank you.

    • cath February 15, 2013 at 9:53 am #

      I’m so pleased you have enjoyed this feature Margaret. That’s wonderful that you used the beer label idea for your husband and especially pleased to hear that he loved it. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Matt Smith February 14, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    What a great list of ideas! I personally like the customized beer labels, but I also like the jar of ideas as well.

    Always important to let your other half know what they mean to you. Great set of posts Catherine 🙂

    • cath February 15, 2013 at 9:52 am #

      Thankyou Matt for your lovely comment. I actually gave both of those ideas to my husband for Valentines and he loved them. He especially liked the love jar. I think sometimes we can miss the basic point of Valentines and that is to let people know we love them – the jar worked perfectly for this 🙂

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