Valentine’s Day is at the tail end of a string of holidays and is yet another day where it is customary to give gifts. While it might be easy to simply hand out some store bought cards and candy, you want to really show you care with something special. A little extra thought can go a long way.
Here are some ideas for homemade Valentine’s Day gifts that you can make to impress your family, friends, coworkers, teachers, or anyone else on your list:
Cookies in a Jar
Cookie mix in a jar is a really cute and unique gift that you can make yourself. What’s more, it takes very little time and is not expensive to do. All you need are some large mason jars with lids. The dry ingredients to your chosen cookie recipe, some tags, and decoration. Simply layer the ingredients in the jar in an attractive pattern, then pack them down so it all fits tight. For an added colorful touch, use pink or red candies, dried cherries, or dried cranberries as one of your ingredients. Decorate your jars with ribbon, pieces of lace, or stickers. Include a tag or card with the recipe instructions.
Buying candles can get expensive, but making your own candles is surprisingly affordable and makes a really impressive gift. You can purchase the items you need, such as wax, wicks, jars, scents, and colors online or in most craft stores. You can even print out your own professional looking labels. Add a simple bow and you have a perfect homemade gift that everyone will love.
Hand Painted Planters
A little bit of nature can bring some beauty to any day. A potted plant, anything from a fern to an elegant orchid, or a really unique succulent, is a great gift. Bring this present over the top by hand painting your planters for a personal touch.
Homemade Baked Goods
Everyone loves home baked goodies from scratch. You don’t need a super fancy recipe, you can just use the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag. Dress up your baked goodies with some pink cellophane and ribbon, and then attach a little tag to express your love.
Tea or Coffee Kits
If your gift receivers are hot beverage lovers, you can make them personalized kits for their favorite beverages. You can use tea bags or coffee from any grocery store, or you can purchase sample sizes from fancier retailers for a small price. Fill a mug with items that they might use for their beverage. For example, a cute tea steeper and a mini jar of honey for tea, or a tiny bottle of special flavor syrup and some cookies for coffee.
These are simple yet unique gift ideas that would be perfect for anyone on your Valentine’s list. You can show your love and make an impression without spending a whole lot of money and just a little effort. These gifts just require a little extra love and attention to detail, and you have perfect homemade Valentine’s gifts for anyone and everyone.