Feb 14 2011

Do-It-Yourself Romantic Gift Ideas

We all know that finding the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day is hard. Maybe you ‘re on a tight budget this year or you don’t have time to go shopping, The Gift Insider is here to help. Check out these do-it-yourself/homemade gift ideas. Putting the time and effort into making your own gift shows you really care!

Love Note/homemade card: Valentines Day is all about the mushy-gushy I love you stuff. This year put it on paper. Writing a love note or taking the time to make a homemade card shows that you really care. This is something that they will keep forever.

Your best baked-goods: The old saying, “the way to their heart is through their stomach” defiantly has some truth to it, especially this time of year. If you have a specialty, whether it be cupcakes, cookies or muffins, bake some up this Valentine’s Day. Make them extra special by frosting a special message or baking in a heart shape.

Picnik a photo of the two of you: This is a fun, easy and free way to make pictures unique. picnik.com

Tee-shirt quilt: This is a great do-it-yourself gift if you have some sewing knowledge. (Hint: But if not you can get the same homemade look and feel here)

Breakfast in bed: Delivering breakfast in bed to your sweetie this Valentines Day will be a thoughtful and romantic way to start the day.

Make a scrapbook: Compile old photos, ticket subs and other memorable items into a scrapbook that they will always be able to look back on.

Photo gifts such as picture mugs, coasters, or mouse pads: Put a picture of you two on everyday items that you will see more often. Get $10 off photo gifts of $25 or more through February 12 at Walgreens.com

Household aphrodisiacs: Aphrodisiacs are sensual ways to celebrate Valentines Day, but you don’t have to break the bank or even leave your house to get them. Check out these household aphrodisiac suggestions from treesandshurbs.about.com and practicalkitchen.com.

The crafting possibilities for Valentine’s Day are also endless. Check out  allfreecrafts.com for a complete listing of craft ideas with full instruction.

Do you have any Valentine’s Day do-it-yourself traditions or something new you want to try? The Gift Insider wants to know, comment here.

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