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Cheap & Easy Valentine's Day Gifts

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ammullerGuest Blogger
February 05, 2019 · 1.9k Views

Valentine’s Day is almost here, which means it’s time to start searching for the perfect gift for your special someone. Here’s a list of some great DIY gift ideas to get you started, or if you’re not the crafty type, there’s also a list of low-cost store-bought gifts that anyone would love. Besides, whether you make it yourself or buy it, it’s the thought that counts (and the fact that you remembered to get a gift at all).


DIY Valentine's Day Gifts

1. Build a Gift Basket

Create a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day gift basket using $1 items from the Dollar Tree! Utilize Valentine's Day themed tins and mugs for the base, and then pack it full of inexpensive items that your special someone is sure to love.

2. Picture & Frame
What’s sweeter than giving your partner one of your favorite pictures of the two of you together? Frames are easy to find for cheap - you can look at stores such as Target, Walmart, or Joann - and all it takes to make it special is sliding in that cute photo he loves of the two of you.

3. Scrapbook
On par with the picture in a frame, a scrapbook is a great way to show how much you love your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife, etc. Did you keep the movie tickets from your first date? Scrapbook it. Have you ever taken a photo of your food when the two of you went out to dinner? Scrapbook it. Has she ever left you a sticky note with a silly message? Scrapbook it. Scrapbook anything and everything you can think of. It’s cute!

4. Washi Tape Heart
This one is exactly what it sounds like. Just make a heart - out of washi tape. Use her favorite colors, patterns, or Valentine’s themed washi tape to make her a heartfelt gift. Does she love a black and white theme? There’s washi tape for that. Does she shoot for the stars? There’s washi tape for that. Does she love protecting the ocean? There’s a waves & mermaids washi tape for that too.

5. Candy Heart-Shaped Wreath
Candy and hearts, you can’t get much more Valentine-y than that. Just get a bag of his favorite candy, a foam heart, and glue, tape, or somehow attach the candy to it. Maybe add some ribbons. You probably don’t even need the foam heart if you can figure out a way to get the candy to stay in the right shape. There’s plenty of room for creativity in this craft.

6. A Bag of Cuties
With Sweethearts candies unavailable this Valentine’s Day, we’ll need some other type of food that can tell our loved ones just how much we care about them. Plus, it’s citrus season! Just pack a bag of cuties with some Valentine’s themed ribbon, make a tag that says “You’re a Cutie,” and you’ve got yourself this year’s version of a Sweetheart.


$20 & Under Store-Bought Gifts

1. 100 Things to Do Scratch Off Poster

A fun gift idea for people who never know what to do on date night.

2. Valentine’s Day Beanie Baby
Who doesn’t love a teddy bear on Valentine’s Day? Plus, Beanie Babies are a classic that people of all ages will enjoy.

3. One Dozen Roses
ProFlowers is offering one dozen roses starting from just $19.99! That was the best priced bunch of roses I could find, and they’re a good gift to give no matter how long you’ve been with your special someone.

4. A Bottle of Champagne
There are plenty of types of Champagne and sparkling wine that are under $20, this just happens to be one of my personal favorites. Plus, it’s pink! Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

5. Matching Mugs
If either of you love a good cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa, or anything that go in a mug, this is a good gift to give. Plus, you can both use them! It’s a win-win.


What do you think you’ll be making or buying this Valentine’s Day? Do you have any other DIY projects you’d like to share? Leave a comment and let us all know!


Thank you to community member ammuller for this informative article! When she's not crafting fun and easy Valentine's Day gifts, she can be found posting great deals and coupons here.

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DiMamedova15Feb 05, 2019
Every time I have to pick gifts for holidays, I'm stressed out: I can't decide if it should be expensive (you know, we all try to save money) or a bunch of cheap stuff that looks great when put together. Your article gave me a couple of simple yet interesting ideas and now I can start preparing them. Thanks!

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