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Handmade Romance: 27 DIY Valentine Gift Ideas To Make

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 gift ideas you can make at home are perfect if you or your partner are romantics at heart.

Nothing says ‘Be My Valentine’ like a handmade gift. And some of these handmade Valentine’s Day gift ideas are perfect for other special occasions too!

Diy unique valentine's day gift ideas

Why Give DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts?

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 just for them. It doesn’t have to be perfect, because it was made with love!

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.

DIY Valentine Day Gift Ideas To Show Your Appreciation

Whether you are planning Valentine’s date night at home or heading out for a fun day date, a handmade gift will add to the excitement of the day.

Check out these creative and unique 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:

1. Edible Chocolate Heart Smash Box

Edible chocolate heart box

This DIY Valentine’s Heart Smash Box is a beautifully displayed and easy-to-make heart shape gift for friends, family and loved ones. Find step-by-step instructions for making your own edible heart box. The ultimate sweet gift for your sweetheart!

2. DIY Leather Cord Organisers

Diy cord organisers

This practical gift is sure to be appreciated, gifting handmade leather cord organisers to help keep your gift recipient more organised with their gadgets.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Monogram Heart Mug

Heart mug monogram

These heart monogrammed mugs are a perfect project for your cutting machine, with this tutorial created using a Cricut and pink vinyl.

6. Valentine’s Advent Calendar

Valentine's day advent calendar

Create your own DIY Valentine’s Day advent calendar counting down from the 1st of February to the 14th. This is a super cute upcycling project using toilet roll or cardboard tubing. Fill each one with special treats and love notes for a daily surprise.

READ MORE >>> You could also convert any of these DIY Advent Calendar ideas into a Valentine’s calendar

7. Hanging Heart Frame

Hanging heart frame decor

This simple hanging heart frame is a pretty home decor gift that could not be easier to make. And it can add a little romance to the home all year round!

8. 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.

9. Candy Mason Jars

Valentine's candy jars

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.

10. Etched Utensils

Etched kitchen utensils

These etched kitchen utensils are a perfect gift idea for the person 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. If you also happen to have your own laser machine, such as an xTool, this is a great project!

11. Bacon Bouquet

Bacon rose bouquet

Why give roses when you can give delicious bacon? This bacon bouquet is hilarious yet sure to be a hit with bacon-lovers! Perfect for a funny Valentine’s day gift.

12. Personalised Moneybox

Kmart kids money box hack & tutorial

This money box tutorial may not be screaming Valentine’s 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’, ‘treats to share’ 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.

13. 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!

14. Rustic Pallet Shelf

Wooden pallet bottle holder

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.

15. Date Night Jar

Diy date night jar with slips of paper tied with ribbon inside a glass jar

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 these date jar ideas to make your own.

Get my printable date night cards to make your own date jar quickly and easily with 170 printable date cards and blank cards to make your own:

Printable date jar cards.

17. Unique Wall Art

Valentine's day wall art

Create a beautiful wall art at home as a unique Valentine’s day gift idea for your loved one. This is the perfect way to share some of your creative flare using colours that you know they will love.

18. Rustic Wood Coasters

Wood slice coasters

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. This would be a very quick and easy project to make!

19. 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.

20. Open When Envelopes

Open when envelopes unique valentine's day gift ideas

These open when envelopes are prepared in advance for certain occasions. What a sweet idea, and especially great if you are on a super low budget for Valentine’s Day.

Plus this is another great gift idea that keeps on giving well after your Valentine’s celebration has ended.

21. Year of Dates Box

A year of dates diy valentine's day gift

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!

22. Chocolate Covered Fruit Truffles

Heart shaped fruit truffles

These delicious chocolate covered fruit truffles not only make a great gift idea, but they are also perfect for serving as a sweet treat at home on Valentine’s Day as well! Heart-shaped and delicious!

23. Date Night Box

Date night in a box gift

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.

24. Love Beer Labels

Diy valentine's beer labels

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! Super easy gift idea!

25. I love you because… Dry Erase Board

Dry erase message board

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 a sweet message any day of the year, not just on Valentine’s Day.

26. 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.

27. 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.

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

So there you have it… some awesomely romantic DIY unique Valentine’s Day 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.

After all, there should be a little bit of romance in your lives all year round and not just on that one day a year!

Need ideas for family fun? Check out these activities for your backyard, fun things to do on Father’s Day, family Valentine’s Day activities and tech-free family fun.

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

Not keen on DIY? Check out these last minute Mother’s day gifts and Father’s day gifts.


Saturday 14th of February 2015

I love those etched utensils. Those are absolutely adorable! Great post. Thanks for sharing.


Sunday 15th of February 2015

They look very funky! Thanks for popping over.


Tuesday 10th of February 2015

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!!


Wednesday 11th of February 2015

Thanks Amanda. It's great, hey? Love it!

Andie Conn

Tuesday 10th of February 2015

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


Wednesday 11th of February 2015

Monthly dates is less pressure lol maybe I should do a blog post with some ideas soon :)


Wednesday 4th of February 2015

Thanks for popping over :)

Luisa @ Looking for mama me

Monday 2nd of February 2015

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!


Monday 2nd of February 2015

And no doubt he will love it even more since it's handmade :) congrats on the new bub.