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26 DIY Valentine Gifts for Him

Updated on June 23, 2016

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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!

Picture in a Mason Jar | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
Picture in a Mason Jar | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

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.

Open When…Envelopes | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
Open When…Envelopes | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

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.

Bag of His Favorite Things | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
Bag of His Favorite Things | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

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.


DIY Pallet Coasters | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
DIY Pallet Coasters | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

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!).

Still Nuts 4 U | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
Still Nuts 4 U | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

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!

 Boyfriend Wall Art | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
Boyfriend Wall Art | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

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.

 Cheap Dates | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
Cheap Dates | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

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!

Valentine Scavenger Hunt | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
Valentine Scavenger Hunt | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

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!



Surprises to Get His Motor Running | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
Surprises to Get His Motor Running | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

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!

12 Months of Dates | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
12 Months of Dates | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

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!

Secret Message in a Bottle | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
Secret Message in a Bottle | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

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!

 7 Days of Love | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
7 Days of Love | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

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.

DIY Conversation Balloons | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
DIY Conversation Balloons | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

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!

 Iron On Pillowcase Transfers | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
Iron On Pillowcase Transfers | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

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.

Memory Candles | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
Memory Candles | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

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.

Meringue Message Cones | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
Meringue Message Cones | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

16) Meringue Message Cones

Inspired by fortune cookies, but sweet and delicious with sugar cones, meringue cookies and chocolate chips.

Message in a Bottle | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
Message in a Bottle | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

17) Message in a Bottle

Really great idea for a guy - especially the ones that are so hard to buy for!

Popcorn Date Nite Invite | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
Popcorn Date Nite Invite | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

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!

DIY Sharpie Mugs | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
DIY Sharpie Mugs | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

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.

Sweetheart State | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
Sweetheart State | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

20) Sweetheart State

This is a really cool idea, especially if you're both from the same state or neighboring towns.

Valentine Lightbulb | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
Valentine Lightbulb | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

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!

 Clothespin Message | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
Clothespin Message | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

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.


Keys n Junk | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
Keys n Junk | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

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!

DIY Stick Messages | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
DIY Stick Messages | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

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!)


Luvd Up Sneakers | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
Luvd Up Sneakers | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

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!

Romantic Movie Basket | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend
Romantic Movie Basket | DIY Valentine Gifts for Boyfriend

Food for Thought

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      bookerboy 3 years ago from Ireland

      Nice ideas there

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      Shirley Johnson 2 years ago from Sallisaw, OK

      There were some incredible ideas on here that I might have to try. The message in a bottle or the Seven Days of Love.

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      Daniele Albanese 2 years ago from Milford, Delaware

      I like the movie basket idea. I made good for one cards before. For example: massage, car wash, dinner.

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Yes I like that idea too , it would also be a great Christmas present , I bet your cards your a hit :) Thanks for visiting

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      Christy Maria 2 years ago

      These ideas are so great! I always struggle trying to figure out small gifts for special days like Valentine's Day. I am going to do the movie basket! Thanks!

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      Deborah Morrison 2 years ago from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

      Unique and inexpensive ways to send a message of love for Valentine's Day and the great photos add and extra dimension of interest.

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Hey Christy Maria , thanks for visiting I love the movie basket idea too it's the perfect hamper idea for movie lovers !

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks for visiting Deborah Morrison , yes valentines doesn't have to be expensive, and thoughtful homemade gifts are always sweeter ;)

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      Liza Treadwell Esq aka Liza Lugo JD 2 years ago from New York, NY

      Really cool hub, thanks for some really great ideas! I always struggle to find the right things for my husband on Valentine's Day...it doesn't help that it's also my birthday :)

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks for visiting and happy birthday , hope your hubby gets you presents for both your birthday and valentines :)

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      Margaret Schindel 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      You've got some awesome ideas here! Thanks for sharing.

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks for visiting Margaret hope you've an awesome Valentines :)

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      Liza Treadwell Esq aka Liza Lugo JD 2 years ago from New York, NY

      Ezzly, my hubby knows very well by now that my birthday and Valentine's Day are TWO separate occasions :) Wishing you nothing but the best in 2015.

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Ha brilliant ! My sis has a birthday near Christmas and everyone used to just give her 1 present for both ! Many happy returns to you for 2015 :)

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      What a clever assortment of ideas to use for him. I see one that I will do with my grandson to give his daddy...the pallet coaster.

      Pinned shared voted up ++++ g+ tweeted

      Angels are on the way to you this evening. ps

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks for visiting pstraubie , and blessings to you. I hope you have fun with your grandson crafting the pallet coaster :)

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Lots of cute and creative ideas here! Thanks! Pinning this to Holiday Crafts board.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Great creative ideas for Valentine Gifts! Thank you for sharing.

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks rebecca and velour hope you have an awesome Valentines Day :)

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      Uzochukw Mike 2 years ago from Oba

      You have written a great and correct hub. creative one.

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      Mary Gaines 2 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

      These are great ideas!!! I have voted up and will share!!!! Thank you!

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks so much for visiting Whidbeywriter, have a great Valentines !

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks for your comment Uzochukwu Mike :) Creative wishes to you !

    • Beth 2 years ago

      Can you please send me the link to order the stencil for #6 - Boyfriend Wall Art. You can send to bethbcraig@gmail.com. Thanks! Your ideas are fabulous!

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Hi Beth,

      I have e mailed you with details , thanks for visiting :)

    • Jenn 2 years ago

      Do you know what was used for #23

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Hi Jenn, an old container was upcycled and painted black with keys and stickers added :)

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      Uzochukw Mike 24 months ago from Oba

      In fact, graphics on this hub make great sense...

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      ezzly 24 months ago

      Thanks Mike !

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      Audrey Hunt 23 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      Love these clever ideas for valentines DIY gifts. Fun to make too. Thanks a heap for sharing and voted up, useful, awesome, interesting and will share. Audrey

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      ezzly 23 months ago

      Thanks for sharing Audrey , hope you have a great Valentines :)

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      Hope Centre 23 months ago

      Very very interesting hub. Everything was new for me. I'll show it to my daughter, She will love it (She is 10 years old and loves art&craft). Because I don't think men are really that much romantic. Hubbies usually feel suffocated by that much involvement. Its my idea only, no one has to has to agree with it anyway.

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      ezzly 23 months ago

      Thanks hope centre, yes men do need encouragement I agree , I have forced my hubby to like Valentines and believe it or not he actually enjoys making cards for me now or at least he plays along ;)

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      peachy 23 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      i think i will do the mug with sharpie pens

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      ezzly 23 months ago

      Thanks for commenting peach purple , the sharpie mugs are so cute :)

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      Carrie L. Cronkite 23 months ago from Maine

      These ideas are awesome! I love them. This makes a Valentine's gift so much more personable and true from the heart. Thank you!!!

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      Jeannie InABottle 23 months ago from Baltimore, MD

      What great ideas! I am low on cash right now and need some inspiration. Thanks for your help!

    • DEE 23 months ago

      I'm attempting to make number 6 but have no clue what to use for the letters help!!!

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      ezzly 23 months ago

      Creativelycc, thanks for visiting, yes totally agree handmade gifts are way more impressive ;)

      Jeannieinabottle, thanks for commenting hope you have fun creating :)

      Dee, thanks for stopping by If you refer to number 17 on this list it has the link for the stencil :)

      http://craftriver.com/diy-valentine-gift-ideas-for...

    • shelly 23 months ago

      Can you send me the link for the boyfriend wall art please. Thank you

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      ezzly 23 months ago

      Hi Shelly look at the link I provided in the introduction , it's a stencil , it's no.7 on the list.

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      Celebrates 23 months ago

      I like the date ideas in a jar. That is a really cool idea. Happy Valentine's Day!

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      ezzly 23 months ago

      Thanks Celebrates, happy valentines to you too !

    • Rebecca 23 months ago

      What kind of materials did you use for the keys n junk box? Super cute! I want to do it as a craft for my toddler for her daddy:)

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      ezzly 23 months ago

      Hi Rebecca, an old container was upcycled and painted black with keys and stickers added. There's a great little tutorial here about cement coasters to give you an idea of working with cement http://crafts.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-make-i...

    • Candy 13 months ago

      Hi! Am I crazy or is it not there? I can't find the link to the tutorials for any of these or the stencil set for the wall art as indicated in the description. Thanks!

    • Shelly 12 months ago

      The boy friend wall card. What are the measurements for it. I want to make it for my guy.

    • Jamie 12 months ago

      I don't see the link for the stencil either. Can you please post the link in the comments?

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      Mr Ali 11 months ago from Pakistan

      Really a good collection for valentines gifts.

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      ezzly 11 months ago

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      Author Wong 11 months ago from US

      Very useful post ! Thank you

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      ezzly 11 months ago

      Thanks the revieweb :)

    • Teresa 11 months ago

      I really like some of your ideas, but the link at the top does not lead me to a page where I can purchase stencils or free printables, only more gift ideas. Very good ideas, I may try a couple if I can find some stencils I like. Thanks!

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      ezzly 11 months ago

      Thanks for commenting Teresa, and happy Valentines :) you can get the stencil here http://www.thestencilsmith.com/catalog.php?item=35...

    • iniz chetan 11 months ago from Punjab

      thanks :)

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      ezzly 11 months ago

      thanks inizchetan :)

    • Jbiz 11 months ago

      How do you make the keys n junk box? Is it wood? Do you use regular glue?

    • AreenaTejani 11 months ago

      Great work!

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      ezzly 11 months ago

      Thanks Areena

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