26 DIY Valentine Gifts for Him
Make your very own DIY pressies!
Buying Valentine's Day gifts for your man can be a 'lil bit tricky - so why not DIY your very own, custom pressie. Here's 26 of my fave, budget friendly pressies that you can make in no time at all!
1) Picture in a Mason Jar
The most thoughtful gifts are the ones we can make ourselves.
Use your partner's interests as a springboard for what to make. For example, maybe they love holidaying. Why not make a picture gift of a holiday you took together like the mason jar on the right.
Mason Jars can be acquired cheaply from your local craft store or even candle jars you have lying around your home.
2) Open When…Envelopes
This gift idea is my personal favorite.
Create as many special envelopes as you want. Watch his face light up as he opens one for when he needs to be cheered up.
What you put in these little pockets of delight is up to you, maybe a silly picture of you or some poetry.
These are a real hit depending on how creative you want to get with the project.
3) Bag of His Favorite Things
You know the way most guys hate shopping? Think how great it would feel for him to have you make up a bundle of his favorite things.
A travel version of his favorite board game, a box of his most treasured sweets, maybe even tickets to see a game. The Sky is the limit for this one.
It really shows how much you listen and care when you take the time to make this extra special gift for him.
4) Pallet Coasters
You can make these really cool coasters with popsicle sticks - then just draw a heart on the mug with a sharpie (and then place it in the oven!).
5) Still Nuts 4 U
All you have to do is fill a jar with nuts, then hot glue a custom label with your own romantic message!
6) Boyfriend Wall Art
You could make this wall art freehand or click the link below and you can purchase the stencil set which will make life a little easier.
7) Cheap Dates
Dates don't have to cost much - you can go for a picnic at the closest park or nice scenery spot, give each other massages, or just go down to your local dollar store and buy each other something cheap but funny.
It's all about spending time together!
8) Valentine Scavenger Hunt
You'll actually have a lot of fun with this one! Come up with the clues that rhyme, or if that makes your brain hurt, just write funny clues or if you're in a Sherlock Holmesy mood - you can go all cryptic!
9) Surprises to Get His Motor Running
These are such cute and wallet friendly pressies. Just make sure the kiddies don't take it to their teacher by accident!
10) 12 Months of Dates
No matter how busy life gets - you need to keep the romance alive with frequent dates - so with a "12 month" pre planned date gift - neither of you will have any excuses!
11) Secret Message in a Bottle
Use the free printables (on the link at the bottom of the page) and create this awesome gift - with your own secret message!
12) 7 Days of Love
This is a really fun gift, that has printables for love quotes, messages, and you can even write your own personal love messages.
13) DIY Conversation Balloons
Get yourself some vinyl letter stickers (at your local craft store) and you can make your very own romantic balloons with sweet messages!
14) Iron On Pillow Case Transfers
Simply print the PDF file onto iron-on transfer paper and stick them to your pillowcases and you'll have an adorable set of pillows that you can both rest your tired heads on.
15) Memory Candles
This is such a romatic way to display your photos - just use black and white photocopies and transparent contact paper to transfer images to glass candleholders.
16) Meringue Message Cones
Inspired by fortune cookies, but sweet and delicious with sugar cones, meringue cookies and chocolate chips.
17) Message in a Bottle
Really great idea for a guy - especially the ones that are so hard to buy for!
18) Popcorn Date Nite Invite
You don't need to spend big on dinner at a 5* restaurant - instead, why not have a cozy night on the couch and have an indoor 'picnic'. Grab a blanket, snuggle up, and put on your fave movie and get the treats out!
19) DIY Sharpie Mugs
Start your morning with a sweet message that will put a smile on both your faces! Also, use an oil based sharpie and your messages will last longer.
20) Sweetheart State
This is a really cool idea, especially if you're both from the same state or neighboring towns.
21) Valentine Lightbulb
Once you hollow out your lightbulb you can place a subtle love note inside the pretty glass bulb, and display it year round!
22) Clothespin Message
This is actually the cutest pressie ever - and even though it costs very little, it will bring your loved one a huge amount of happiness.
23) Keys n Junk
Sick of your guy running around frantically in the morning looking for his wallet, keys, phone, change etc?
Come on it happens to the best of them...
Then make a really funky wallet, key and coin organizer from materials you probably have lying around your home!
He'll seriously love you for it!
24) DIY Stick Messages
If you love nature then you make a really frugal gift with some sticks - just use some sandpaper and a soldering iron to write your message.
If you don't have a soldering iron you can just use a sharpie (but seriously, the burnt lettering looks a lot cooler!)
25) Luv'd Up Sneakers
This will probably be the most expensive gift on the list - depending on what type of footwear you want to buy - but for me, the message is the most valuable part of the gift!
Don't forget to draw all those love hearts and kisses!
26) Romantic Movie Basket
This gift gives you the perfect excuse to make him watch a chick flick - just put enough surprises in there to keep him happy!
For More Ideas and Tutorials
- 38 DIY Valentine Gifts for Him, That Will Show How Much You Care! | coco29
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- 30 DIY Valentine Gifts He'll Absolutely Adore! | CraftRiver
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