8 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts You Can Make On A Budget

It can be hard to not get swept away by the onslaught of advertising telling you all the things you should be buying for your loved ones on Valentine’s Day.

Whether you’re looking for romantic gift ideas or cute accessories, show the special people in your life how much they mean to you with handmade Valentine’s Day gifts this year. That personal touch is a great way to send a heartfelt message to a family member or best friend on February 14th.

Bouquet Wraps

Dress up that bunch of grocery store blooms with a quick DIY wrap and printable tags. Your loved one will appreciate the handmade touch. Plus, this easy Valentine’s Day gift idea is perfect for last-minute giving.

Sweet Treats

About $1.7 billion are spent on Valentine’s Day chocolates and candies alone. There’s nothing wrong with spending money on sweets, but most of these products come in single-use plastic containers. So why not make your own sweet treats to give away this Valentine’s Day? Here are 48 easy, DIY desserts you can whip up in just minutes.

Canvas Tote

Perfect for anyone on-the-go, this oversize canvas and leather tote bag is roomy enough to hold everyday essentials and groceries. Customize your handmade bag with a colorful or patterned fabric liner. You should be able to complete the project in an afternoon with these easy instructions.

Bath Bombs

Know someone who’s a bit stressed? Give them the gift of relaxation with a box of homemade bath bombs. Loaded with essential oils and dried flowers, these pretty bath bombs can be customized with their favorite scents, colors and flowers. Make a big batch and keep a few for yourself.

Personalized Photo Book

Making a personalized photo book is an easy and thoughtful way to capture memories. The simple, neutral design of this Shutterfly Photo Book features clean photo layouts and textured backgrounds, and all of the layout and text options are customizable to fit anyone’s style.

Gift Bags

Gift the gift of glamour this Valentine’s Day. Fill small fabric drawstring bags with candy, nail polish, liquor and other small items. They’re totally customizable and perfect for last-minute giving.

DIY Candles

A scented candle makes a sweet Valentine’s Day gift for friends, teachers or anyone else you want to celebrate but aren’t sure what to give them. The best part: you don’t have to spend a lot of money on fancy store-bought candles. You can easily make a whole batch of DIY scented candles at once to give away.

Movie Basket

Put together a date-night-in-a-box with your valentine’s favorite movie, two small bottles of champagne and their favorite candy for the two of you to enjoy. Your thoughtfulness will make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. For an evening by the fire, include marshmallows and roasting sticks.