Do It Yourself Unique
Valentine Gift Ideas

In our busy lives, unique valentine gift ideas are sometimes hard to come up with! Many of us want to be romantic and make or buy a creative Valentine's Day gift, but life often takes over, and the planning side of it kicks in a little too late.



Suddenly you realize that the day has arrived, and you end up making the familiar quick stop at the market for flowers or candy (you know the trip that I'm talking about...).

While flowers and candy are both nice last minute valentine day gift choices, there are tons of opportunities to make or buy them something from the heart. Start early and put together some unique valentine gift ideas for her or find that perfect valentine gift idea for guy. Get creative and choose from one of our homemade valentine's day gift ideas below for anyone on your list (or put together a few of these ideas for a one-of-a-kind valentine gift basket idea).

Remember as you plan, it's not about how much a gift costs that makes it special. The best unique valentine gift ideas are well thought out and come from the heart. Think about it--the things we remember most usually don't cost a thing. Good luck on your creative journey to the perfect gift, and Happy Valentines Day!


Do-It-Yourself Unique Valentine Gift Ideas, Projects, and Articles:

Valentines Day Gift Ideas for Men
Men are so hard to buy for! Here is a list of some great Valentine's Day gift ideas for the man in your life.

Funny Valentine's Day Box for Your Child's Classroom
Create this adorable box for your child's Valentine's Day party at school using simple items from around your home. The kids will love it!

Handmade Filled Chocolate Hearts
You can make these simple chocolate hearts with your favorite filling. They look great, and take less than a half an hour to make from start to finish!

Inexpensive Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
Who says Valentine's Day has to be expensive? The last thing we need after the holidays is to spend a bunch of money on Valentines Day gifts, right? Use these free (or almost free) ideas to do something special for your sweetie.

Valentine's Day Heart Cupcakes
This is such a cute cupcake idea! These heart cupcakes with filling make the perfect sweet gift for Valentine's Day.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Dip fresh strawberries in chocolate to give your special Valentine. Use this chocolate covered strawberries recipe and make a Valentine's Day gift they'll love to receive!

How to Make Your Own Bath Salts
Give her a little luxury this Valentine's Day! Simple and inexpensive gift that can be personalized with color and scent.

Valentine's Day Cookie Bouquet
Use this fantastic sugar cookie recipe to make a Valentine's Day cookie bouquet. Includes ideas on how to arrange and display your cookies.

Make a Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Recipe and step-by-step instructions on how to make a cookie cake that looks like it came from a bakery.

Mini-Heart Brownies
These small brownie bites are made using a mini-brownie/muffin/cupcake pan, and decorated with pink frosting and little chocolate hearts.

Personalized Photo Candle
Learn how to make a romantic personalized photo candle. Perfect for Valentine's Day!

Love Quotes
Famous love quotes to write in a card, put in a frame, add to a scrapbook...whatever!

Personalized Photo Frame
Creative project to help you make a unique frame to display your favorite photo in. Great Valentine's Day gift!

Romantic Love Songs
List of both older and more modern love songs that you can use to create a custom CD using your computer.

Homemade Photo Key Chain
Put a photo of the two of you together on this distinctive key chain, and remind him/her of you when you're apart.

Customized Etched Wine Glasses
Make a pair of etched wine glasses for Valentine's Day! Perfect to include in a wine basket.

How to Make Fortune Cookies
Make these custom fortune cookies for a unique Valentine's Day gift idea. Put your own sayings in them for a completely personalized surprise!

Hot Chocolate Peppermint Sticks
Do you have a lot of candy canes left over from the holidays? Use them to make these yummy peppermint hot chocolate sticks for Valentine's Day.



Would you like to learn to make this Valentine's Day gift box out of paper?

Be sure to visit our how to make paper gift boxes page. There you'll find oragami techniques for making paper folded boxes, and a free step-by-step pattern to follow!

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