I love Valentine’s Day! A celebration of love is always fun. This year I have decided that I want to be unique and offer something personal and special for Valentine’s Day. It just so happens that finding unique Valentines day gifts is often a lot cheaper too!
Scouring the internet for Valentine’s ideas and examples of unique gifts has taken me to some fantastic sites across the web and I’m always amazed at how talented and creative some people are. Their ideas have inspired me to try something different myself and hopefully they will for you too. Here are the 7 best unique Valentines Day gifts I have found. Enjoy! Just click the links to be taken to the original sites for full tutorials.
7 Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts
Few things are cooler than fortune cookies and those cryptic messages they contain. When I saw this idea for a Valentine gift I knew it would work well for men, women and children of all ages. Using beautifully patterned paper, some thoughtful messages and some origami hand-fu you’ll have fortune cookies baked for the whole family!
Vintage Picture in a Mason Jar
I love mason jars. They look vintage, have history and can make a really great gift when used the right way. With one mason jar, a bottle of olive oil and a sentimental photo, you’ll have a fantastic looking gift that is totally unique.
Crayons are not just for kids to scrawl all over your house with. They can also be used to make a really sweet Valentine’s gift for either your children or you. The tutorial uses a letterpress machine to pimp them up, but if you’re nifty with a pair of scissors and scrapbook paper, you can do that bit yourself! Definitely doing these with my daughter.
This homemade Valentines card makes anything Hallmark produce look absolutely terrible! The detail, depth and use of textures is awesome and it’s a great way to combine a card and a gift into one. The gift is the love, time and effort that went into the making of the card – obviously!
A Romantic Matchbox Message.
Using a matchbox and a few little scrapbook items you can make this slide-out love box that gives your Valentine a poem, message or sign of your love for them. Awwww.
52 Reasons Why I Like You
Is your partner into poker? If so, you can create 52 loving messages to them atop a deck of cards and bind it with a bow for extra Valentine cheer. Just make sure you don’t use their best set of playing cards to make the gift!
Heart Shaped Soap
This is my favorite of all the gifts because they look so professionally made they could be bought. Like those Lovehearts candy we all used to eat as a kid, you can put cutesy little messages on mini bars of soap. Will you “Be Mine?” See the video tutorial at Martha Stewart.
Here is one more bonus idea for a unique Valentine’s gift that is especially nice to give to your daughter or mother- homemade lip exfoliator with red hots!
I also have a suggestion for unique Valentines day gifts that you can actually buy just in case DIY is not your thing!
Vertellis is a card game that is not a game of competition, but of enabling discussions and bringing people closer. They have a Relationship Edition for those that want to strengthen and enjoy their romantic relationship more. They also have a Family Edition for fun, engaging, and important conversations between parents and their children.
The point here is that Valentines Day isn’t about how much money you can spend or buying more “stuff” that you don’t really need. It’s about showing somebody you love them and care enough to do the little things.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Personally, I think unique Valentines day gifts are the best, and only, way to show love on February 14th. What about you? What are you favorite unique Valentine’s Day gifts?