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Valentine Ideas

  • Memories of Us

    DIY Valentine Gift: Memories of Us

    On our first Valentine’s Day we will have been together for 41 weeks (10 months). I didn’t want to fall into the commercial Valentine’s Day racket, but I did want to do something to celebrate our love. So, I decided to make him a poster. I took 41 of our best memories (one to represent […]

  • Pop-Up Book

    DIY Valentine Idea: Love You Pop-Up Book

    It was a random day that I decided to make this, but he really loved it. I made this pop-up book that consisted of 3 pages. I wrote the words I…LOVE…YOU on separate pages and on each page decorated it with a certain theme. For instance on the „I” page I decorated it with stars […]

  • Balloon Bouquet

    Creative Valentine’s Day Gift: Love Letter Balloon Bouquet

    This idea can be used for Valentine’s Day or for any romantic occasion. All you have to do is get a few balloons that you can see through well. Put some rose petals and some love notes you have written in the balloons before you blow them up. Tie them up together and then tie […]

  • Blank CD Case

    Valentines Handmade Creative Card

    For Valentine’s Day one year, I wanted to do something special for my boyfriend but I didn’t have much money… So, I made him a card using an old CD case, construction paper, puff paint from the nearest craft store, and some small springs from old pens. I decorated the front and back covers with […]

  • blank check

    Creative Romantic Gift: Love Checks

    A few years ago, I wanted to give my partner a romantic gift, so I bought some paper with hearts on it and a folder. Using Word, I created bank checks on which I wrote things that could be cashed in like dinner, dishes, other „favors,” a sports match without interruption etc… I sent it […]

  • Little Packets of Love

    Sweet Gift Idea For Boyfriend: Little Packets of Love

    I did this for Christmas, but you can really do this anytime, and the good thing about it is that a guy or girl can do it. It’s hard to find sweet things to do for your boyfriend that don’t have to do with flowers or teddy bears. I wanted my boyfriend to know I […]

  • winnie the pooh lifebuoy

    DIY Valentine Ideas: Little Kid’s Valentines

    Last year, my then boyfriend wrote a poem for me and cut each word out and then taped each word to a different little kid valentine (like the Winnie The Pooh and Toy Story). He then hid them all over my apartment. I had to find them all, and then put them in order (he […]

  • Jar of Hugs and Kisses

    DIY Valentines Ideas: Jar of Hugs and Kisses

    For Valentine’s Day I decided to treat my boyfriend to a rather unique, homemade, gift. I bought a cheap, clear vase from the store, filled it with Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses, and then buried in the middle of all the candy a note that said „I Love You.” On the outside of the vase I […]

  • Rooftop Dinner

    Valentine’s Day Date Ideas: Rooftop Dinner

    On Valentine’s Day, I had planned a very special surprise dinner for just my boyfriend and me. It took me a whole week to plan this and gather all the things that I needed for our special dinner, but it was worth it! On Valentine’s Day, my boyfriend had to work from 7:30am – 8:30pm, […]

  • Ice Cream Delight

    Inexpensive Valentines Gift: Ice Cream Delight

    Last year my boyfriend and I had only been going out for 6 weeks before Valentine’s Day came around. Since we were only able to see each other on the weekend, the weekend before Valentine’s Day he gave me a gift bag with a beautifully engraved hollow wax candle, a few other things and a […]

  • I Love You Flip Book

    DIY Gift Ideas: I Love You Flip Book

    I was entering into my second year with my boyfriend and wanted to do something extra special without spending any money. It turns out I can draw, so I decided to make a flip-book of my face saying „I love you.” The portrait came out great. However it was pretty time intensive, so I didn’t […]

  • Flower Surprise

    Valentines Day Ideas: Flower Surprise

    Well, it was Valentine’s Day and I was excited on what my girlfriend had planned for me so I wanted my idea to be great. I planned to take her to her favorite restaurant for dinner which has dancing and slow music. I got her a small bottle of perfume, the kind she liked so […]

  • DIY Valentines Gift Ideas: Homemade Message Center

    I made this for my boyfriend last Valentine’s day and he loves it. Take a piece of plywood (at least 2 ft by 2 ft), cover it with quilt batting, and then cover it with fabric. You can just wrap the fabric and batting around and staple it on the backside. Next take some ribbon […]

  • DIY Valentines Gift Ideas: Heart of Stone

    My girlfriend and I met at University, which means we were apart for our summer vacation. A week before she made the 4-hour drive for a weekend visit, I started making a gift for her and dropping little hints as to what it was made of. The hints were: stone and speaker wire. She had […]

  • DIY Valentines Gifts: Heart Shaped Guitar Picks

    My boyfriend and I had only been dating a short while before Valentine’s Day, so I didn’t really want to get something super expensive. I just wanted to do something little and meaningful. He plays guitar, so I went out and bought 12 guitar picks (red, white, and black, his favorite colors and white added […]

  • DIY Valentines Ideas: Heart Puzzle

    I loved this idea and figured I would try it on my boyfriend. Glue some red paper to cardboard (ideally red or pink cardboard/poster board, draw the outline of a heart and puzzle piece shapes within the heart. Write the name of your sweetheart on the very middle piece, and then cut it all apart. […]

  • Heart Expressions

    Valentines Gift Ideas: Heart Expressions

    For one Valentine’s Day, my husband got red, pink & white paper and made 60 hearts. On each heart he wrote a memory that reminded him of me or a „love” coupon for many various things. I could pick one a day. He also put them in a vase with sweet-tart hearts, my favorite candy. […]

  • Valentines Gifts For Him: Guitar Pick Rose Bouquet

    My boyfriend is the bass player in the Long Island rock band. For our first Valentine’s Day together, we both agreed to not make a big deal out of it. Still wanting to do something cute for my little musician. I went to his equipment store and picked up some red guitar picks. Using some […]

  • Do It Yourself Valentines Gifts: For The Love of Art

    I’m an artist, so for my first Valentine’s Day with the woman that I want to spend the rest of my life with, I wanted to make her something that would last. I took a picture of her and I created a digital art piece on the computer incorporating her image with the art piece. […]

  • Outdoor billboard with heart

    Do It Yourself Valentines Idea: Enormous Valentine Card

    Being a single mother, Valentine’s Day has to be a romantic, yet an inexpensive event. Thus, I came up with the following: You need several pieces of poster board (any color), A package of construction paper (assorted colors or all pastel), six binder rings, scissors, markers (metallic if using black poster board), glue or rubber […]

  • Loving breakfast

    DIY Valentine Gift: Eat My Words

    Buy a box of Alphabets cereal. Then find a good clean surface, like a table or counter top. Using the WHOLE box, spell out the words to write a love letter. If you have any leftover letters that you can’t make words with, use them to make heart shapes. For fun you can offer a […]

  • Empty white cards

    Valentine Gift: Daily Card Countdown

    My anniversary is on Valentine’s Day. So, starting on February 1st, I make a card each day listing reasons why I love my wife. On the 1st I give one reason, on the 2nd I give two, and it goes on like that until the 28th, when we have a big celebration for Valentine’s and […]

  • Colorful crayons

    Cheap Valentines Gifts: Crayon Messages

    I had no idea what to get my boyfriend for Valentine’s Day this year, so after a long while thinking I thought of a cute CHEAP idea. I bought a box of 64 (or other sizes) Crayola Crayons. On each crayon I wrote one reason why I loved him, or a memory of something we […]

  • DIY Valentine’s Day Gift: Couples Photo Album Book

    For Valentine’s Day, I made my boyfriend a book all about us. It was just a simple photo album, but each page held something different about us and our relationship. Some of the pages included: the first time we met, our first kiss, the day we started going out, our first vacation together, a personality […]

  • Write your own story

    DIY Valentines Gift Idea: Choose Your Own Adventure

    This would be a great gift idea for those 20-something year olds that grew up with the books Choose Your Own Adventure and want to make a creative love journal. Basically, the books gave you choices and depending on your choices you would flip to different pages. They were especially fun to read because you […]

  • DIY Valentines Gift: Card of Memories

    On Valentine’s Day last year I was having a hard time coming up with a gift idea, but an idea finally came to me. I got one of those huge over-sized cards. Then I picked through over 12 yrs of our pictures together. I selected pictures that showed different times in our life together, from […]

  • DIY Valentine Idea: Candle Messages

    I wanted to do something for my boyfriend that would remind him of me. He loves candles and is always burning them. So, I bought one that smells like apple cinnamon without any decals on the outside of it. It was just a red candle in a plain jar. Then, I got some stickers letters. […]

  • Inexpensive Valentines Idea: Breakfast in Bed Tray

    My boyfriend and I have been together for almost five years now, so I wanted to do something extra special for this Valentine’s Day. Every year I make breakfast for him, but this year I decided to add something new. I went to the local craft store and bought a wooden breakfast tray. I painted […]

  • Scrapbook

    Valentine’s Day scrapbook gift: Book of Reasons

    I’m really into scrapbooking and wanted to make something crafty for my boyfriend for Valentine’s Day. He’s always asking me why I would choose him. So, I bought a small 6×6 scrapbook and on the 1st page put „101 Reasons Why.” I printed out 101 different reasons why I love him and put them in […]

  • Red baloon

    DIY Valentines Day Ideas: Big Kiss of Love

    On Valentines Day my boyfriend and I decided to make each other gifts instead of buying something. He came up with the best idea! He gave me a huge homemade Hershey’s Kiss. He filled a big balloon with scented rose petals and tons of little notes of what he loves about me. This balloon was […]

  • Honey in jar

    Valentines Day Gifts Ideas: Jar Of Honey

    If you’re looking for valentine’s day gifts idea give your honey simply a jar of honey! Pick up one of those honey bears from grocery store and attach a tag that says „bee mine.” A variation can be to get a cut chunk of honeycomb from a specialty shop or health food. It may seem kind […]

  • Couple calendar

    Valentines Day Gifts: Personalized Calendar

    My husband I and temporarily live in different cities, so for Valentines Day I decided to make him for a gift a personalized calendar. I made it on my computer, and at the top of each month I put a picture of one of his loved ones and a little note from me tell him […]

  • Hershey Kisses

    Valentine’s day ideas: A Year of Kisses

    Last year was our first Valentine’s day together. I wanted it to be special. I went to a candy store and bought 365 Hershey kisses (about 3 big bags). I got one bag of regular, one bag of strawberry and cream and one bag of caramel filled. I went to a craft store and bought […]

  • Gift box roses candles

    Year before Valentine’s Day

    My boyfriend and I have been going out for three years now, and I want to do something extraordinary for him for Valentine’s Day, next year. After this Valentine’s Day, I will construct a big Valentine’s Goodie Box and from then on, I will fill it up with love notes and poems, pictures of us […]

  • Wall calendar

    Year Full of Love

    I don’t have a job, so when it comes to getting gifts for my boyfriend I tend to have to make him something. For Valentine’s Day this year I decided I was going to make him a calendar. I used the card program on my home computer and created a calendar. Then I marked all […]

  • Lunch bag

    Sweet For You

    My boyfriend and I live quite a ways away from each other. We weren’t able to be together for Valentine’s Day this year. So, I remembered when I was a child we learned to make boxes for our classmates to put our cards in. I took a regular lunch bag and found little foam letters. […]

  • Mailbox Filled With Love

    Mailbox Filled With Love

    Since this was our first Valentine’s Day apart, I wanted to do something very special for him! I made a „mailbox”, like in elementary school when you colored a box for all of your valentines to go into. Well, I got an ordinary box and sponge painted it with letters, and stencils to make it […]

  • White footprint

    A Big Valentine’s Day Surprise

    For my first Valentine’s Day with my current husband I decided to go all out. He had expressed to me how in relationships he was always the one to put out all the effort. So, it being our first Valentine’s Day together, I wanted to do something special. I purchased some rose petals, Hershey’s kisses […]

  • paris symbols

    5-Destination Dinner

    My wife and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary last year and being the romantic man I am I wanted to make it special. After much thought, I came up with the idea of taking her on a trip…sort of!! I picked 5 places I thought might be romantic to her and I had a […]

  • Four chefs in kitchen

    5 Guys in the Kitchen

    Valentine’s Day is not just for couples alone. It can be for more than 1 couple. We are in an our 3rd year of “5 Guys in the Kitchen.” Year 1: 5 couples get together for a fun dinner. Guys make the babysitting arrangements and cook the dinner. We made up a menu for the […]

  • Heart shaped gift box

    365 Reasons Why!

    For Valentine’s Day, I gave my husband a box shaped like a heart and placed a total of 365 notes, letters, special memories, just wonderful things about us, about him and about me. I wrote my Valentine card and said that I poured my heart, soul, and love into the box, please pull out a […]

  • Two pieces of chocolate cake

    1st Valentine’s Surprise

    I really wanted to do something little on last valentines for my man, though we were not into celebrating it usually. With all the tight schedules we had, what we both always needed were some good time together, specially to feel the care and warmth of each other and to keep some time to hold […]

  • Romantic Valentines day symbols

    14 Days Of Valentines

    I went to a dollar store and bought 14 little gifts. I gave them to him one day at a time from February 1st to the 14th. I gave him his real present on Valentine’s Day, but it was fun for him to have 14 days of Valentines instead of just one. submitted by Amber

  • 12 roses

    12 Flower Messages

    My boyfriend of a few months wanted to take me out for our first Valentine celebration. He had everything planned for us that night and would not let me in on any of it. When he came to the door he was nicely dressed and walked me to the car and opened the door for […]

  • Heart on handle

    10 Reasons Why

    For Valentine’s Day, I cut out several hearts that led my boyfriend from the front door to the bedroom. He opened the door to a room full of balloons that covered the ground completely, with some balloons overlapping. In the middle of the room, on a chair, there was a stuffed black dog with boxing […]

  • Cutting one dollar


    For Valentine’s Day, the guy I just started dating, sent me a card and half of a two dollar bill with the note: „I gave you a half of a $2 bill. I will have the other half in my wallet with me at all times. When we are together my half and your half will […]

  • Heart shaped homemade pillow

    „Why I Love You” Heart Pillows

    The idea is to make enough to give one a day until a special day arrives – building up to it. Since our anniversary is the 23rd of February, I made 10 of these to build up „10 days of love.” First, I wrote down 10 different reasons why I loved my lover, then added […]