Unique valentines day gifts you can make at home - diy valentine's gift ideas for him or her

18 Unique Valentines Day Gifts To Make At Home

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. While it may not be for everyone, there’s no doubt about it a little bit of romance goes a long way… on February 14th, or any day of the year! These unique DIY Valentine’s Day gifts you can make at home are perfect if you or your partner are romantics a heart. Nothing says ‘Be My Valentine’ like a handmade gift.

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Handmade gifts can be anything from a simple DIY Valentine’s Day card and home-baked goodies, to an elaborate DIY project that took days to complete. What makes them so special is the fact that you took the time to create something special.

It is not always about being thrifty when creating handmade gifts. Often it is simply the sentiment of gifting something so unique that there is nothing exactly like it in the world. That makes your gift recipient feel very special.


Whether you are planning Valentine’s date night at home or heading out for a fun day date, a little handmade gift will add to the excitement of the day. Check out some of my favourite handmade gift ideas from talented DIY bloggers, with tutorials to get you on track to creating your own something special for that someone special this Valentine’s Day:

Burlap Heart Wreath

Valentine's day burlap wreath with monogram

This burlap heart wreath gift doubles as a Valentine’s Day decoration. The monogram adds a unique personal touch and is easily created with a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.

DIY Stick Heart Canvas

Heart canvas gift

It doesn’t get much more simple than this wall art gift ideas. This stick heart canvas can easily be created with a blank painted canvas and sticks from your garden. Instead of pink, try experimenting with your Valentine’s favourite colour or a rainbow of colours.

Kitchen Chalkboard

Diy chalkboard reminder sign

For the love who loves to be organised, how about a kitchen chalkboard made from a clipboard. This is a super quick and easy craft project that is inexpensive to create and has a great functional purpose.

You could even clip cute love notes to it each day as an ongoing sign of your affection.

Candy Mason Jars

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Let your Valentine know you are sweet on them with a mason jar full of candy. The cute sticker labels are created using a Cricut cutting machine, so you can make them say anything you like.

Etched Utensils

Unique valentines day gifts you can make at home - diy valentine's gift ideas for him or her

These etched kitchen utensils are a perfect gift idea for the love who loves to cook. Simple and stylish, they look good on display so it’s a bonus they are functional too.

Fingers crossed you may already know someone who owns an etching tool so you don’t have to buy one, however, they are inexpensive to purchase and having your own etching tool means you can create loads more fun projects and DIY gifts like this in future too.  These wooden kitchen utensils are a perfect choice.

Personalised Moneybox

Kmart kids money box hack & tutorial

This money box tutorial may not be screaming Valentine’s Day gift as it is… however, put your creative hat on, and consider what romantic uses you could put a divided moneybox to.

Instead of spend, save, give… change the headings to ‘date night’, ‘holiday fund’, ‘dining out’ and anything else you can think of saving your money towards as a couple! Each week add all your loose change or just the silver coins into the different sections and start saving for some romantic goals together.

Giant Lawn Dominos

Giant lawn dominos

For the fun at heart, there are loads of lawn game tutorials for you to make at home, and this giant lawn Dominos is one of my favourites. Nothing quite compares to the gift of ongoing fun, although maybe let your love win at least one game on Valentine’s Day!

The best thing about this is that it’s also a great option if you have kids, as the whole family can join the fun!

Rustic Pallet Shelf

Unique valentines day gifts you can make at home - diy valentine's gift ideas for him or her

The best thing about this project is the fact that no only are you making a super cool gift for your Valentine, but also doing some pretty impressive upcycling too.

This is a relatively simple project using an old wooden pallet and it would look great on the wall near a home bar or even in the lounge room with some ornaments set up, depending on who your Valentine recipient is.

Date Night Jar

Unique valentines day gifts you can make at home - diy valentine's gift ideas for him or her

This super cute idea is not only completely inexpensive to put together as a quick DIY Valentine’s Day gift idea, but it means you get to extend the romance well beyond the 14th of February! Check out the free printables to make your work even easier!

Rustic Wood Coasters

Unique valentines day gifts you can make at home - diy valentine's gift ideas for him or her

These handmade wood coasters would look great in a bar or out on the back patio. Very cool if you’re feeling handy with some power tools like the great range from Ryobi! This would be a very quick and easy project to make!

Word Photo Collage

Diy valentines photo collage word

There is nothing more sentimental than a DIY project featuring some of your favourite photos together. This handmade Valentine’s day gift would look great on display and be one to cherish for many years to come.

Open When Envelopes

Unique valentines day gifts you can make at home - diy valentine's gift ideas for him or her

These envelopes are prepared in advance for certain occasions. What a sweet idea, and especially great if you are on a super low budget for Valentines Day. Plus this is another great gift idea that keeps on giving well after the Valentine’s celebration has ended.

Year of Dates Box

Unique valentines day gifts you can make at home - diy valentine's gift ideas for him or her

This year of dates idea is somewhat a mix between the date jar and the open when envelopes. You can plan a whole year of dates for your partner, putting details of each different month’s date into the box for them to be surprised by when the time arrives. This is such a romantic idea and perfect for a handmade anniversary gift too!

Date Night Box

Unique valentines day gifts you can make at home - diy valentine's gift ideas for him or her

That crazy rush of couples at every restaurant and attraction on 14th of February can be a little bit of a romance blocker… so why not plan a perfect date night in with a box full of snacks, drinks and entertainment for home.

This is such a cute date idea for any special occasion, and you could even do a similar thing for family nights in.

Love Beer Labels

Unique valentines day gifts you can make at home - diy valentine's gift ideas for him or her

If you are looking for DIY Valentine’s gifts for him, make your own personalised beer labels full of messages of love. You can do a similar thing for wine bottles, or any drink of choice really… even if that happens to be kombucha or cola!

I love you because… Dry Erase Board

Diy valentines day gifts

If you are looking for one of the most simple ideas ever and most affordable, a dry-erase note board is so simple! You just need to print out your message background, pop it in a frame and grab a whiteboard marker, and you’re done! I really love this one for all special occasions.

A nice reminder to leave each other special love notes any day of the year, not just on Valentines Day.

Sharpie Mug

Unique valentines day gifts you can make at home - diy valentine's day gift ideas for him or her

Imagine a daily reminder of you when your love goes to have their morning coffee. You can make the message something funny and romantic that relates to your relationship, or go for a more generic Happy Valentine’s Day message.

Homemade Fudge

Marshmallow white chocolate fudge recipe

Don’t underestimate the appreciation of homemade baked goods. This Valentine’s inspired white chocolate fudge is a delicious treat you can gift or enjoy eating together. Food can work great for unique Valentine’s Day gifts because you know it’s made with love.

So there you have it… some awesomely romantic DIY Valentine gift ideas for you to make for your love. Keep it sweet and simple instead of worrying about the expensive event it is marketed as. Afterall, there should be a little bit of romance in your lives all year round and not just on that one day a year!

If you’re looking for cheap or free date ideas, check out my list of 101 budget date ideas as well!

For even more ideas, check out these DIY gift guides for every occasion: 

13 thoughts on “18 Unique Valentines Day Gifts To Make At Home”

  1. Hayley @ House of many Minions

    Some great ideas! I’m really liking the wooden photo LOVE letters & the cards with 52 things I love about you.

  2. Some lovely ideas! I don’t go over board on Valentine’s Day but I love to gift sweet little things like these. #aussieparentingbloggers

  3. Luisa @ Looking for mama me

    Nice ideas :) I’m the worst at thinking of presents to get my hubby! With a new bub, money is tight so making something thoughtful is a good idea!

  4. Whew, coming up with a whole year of dates would be quite a challenge! So many good ideas here. Thanks for sharing these!

  5. Great list! I love that message board. I have been wanting something like this for my kitchen. Thank you for sharing with us at Merry Monday!!

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