Maybe you’ve spaced out Valentine’s day this year, or your order didn’t arrive on time – or maybe you’re the creative type who crafts their own DIY spring decorations already! In every instance, we’ve got you covered. We’ve collected some cute DIY Valentine day gift ideas for him here. Take your pick and get crafting!
These ideas are all-rounders, and should please even the pickiest partners. There’s no better way to show someone you care than by putting in a bit of time and effort just for them.
Pick out your favorite photo of the two of you, and find an envelope that fits it. Take the photo out of the envelope again, and then cut out a shape on the front of the envelope where you want your photo to peek out of. Decorate the rest of the envelope as you like, and then put the photo into the envelope and seal it. If you want a sturdier construction, you can then stick this envelope onto a piece of cardboard.
This is perfect if you’re pressed for time – grab a candle from your cupboard and carve your initials into it with his. For a better carve, heat up your tool before you begin so the wax carves smoothly. You can outline your initials with a heart – or if you’ve got another simple motif you both like, use that instead.
Psst! We’ve got a whole article about how to make lavender sachets, in case you want to make something soothing and relaxing for him!
You know the saying – the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach (although we think this applies to anyone, really!) Even if you’re not an avid baker, you’ll put as smile on his face by whipping up a culinary treat. Try making your edible treats in his favorite flavor – salted caramel cupcakes, anyone?
A classic for a reason – cupcakes are delicious, and everyone loves a sweet treat. Get your baking hat on and whip up some cupcakes in his favorite flavor. He’s a sucker for breakfast food? We love vanilla cupcakes with maple icing and bacon. Not such a sweet tooth? Carrot cake cupcakes with a lemon drizzle are a healthier option than ones with lots of icing. Once the cupcakes are baked and cooled, you can cut them into heart shapes.
This can be in the form of a cocktail kit, or if your man’s not the pina colada type, a box with red wine and a bar of chocolate will go down a treat – who said the potion had to be mixed together?! For a more testosterone filled present, beer and beef jerky are a popular choice. Just decorate the beer bottles with a cute label, or cover your chocolate bar with a DIY wrapper, and you’re good to go.
Trinkets and food always go down well, but if you want to dedicate some time to acknowledging your partner’s uniqueness, then look no further! We’ve got some unique DIY Valentine’s gift ideas for him here.
This is a really nice gift for anyone to receive, but it’s sure to warm his heart this Valentine’s day. Get an empty, clean mason jar and decorate it in any way you wish. A simple label is already a great way to refine it. Then, cut out a couple pieces of paper, as many as you like, and write things that you appreciate about your partner on it. It can be that you love the way that he looks, smells, or smiles, the way he laughs at bad jokes, or even that he likes pineapple on pizza, even though you hate it! Think about the things that made you fall in love with your partner and why – that’ll get you off to a good start!
This one might take a bit more time, but it is one of our favorite DIY Valentine gifts for him! The idea is that you’ll create a board game that traces the best parts of your relationship and looks forward to future events together. If your partner rolls a 6, for example, they’ll move 6 spaces and land on a specific memory. Here’s how you can make it happen:
You might have a cardboard box lying around (online shoppers certainly will, but even a pizza box will do!) Take the largest smooth surface you can find and draw the shape of your board. Decorate it in any way you like – with photos or drawings or glitter. Creativity is key! Then, fill in your board with the memories and events you want to remember or plan together. You can also include a mini game or a dare on a few squares, if you like!
Once you’ve created your board, use any remaining cardboard to cut out two figures – you and him. These are the figures that will run around the board. Don’t worry about artistic perfection – it’s the thought that counts, and if it doesn’t look perfect, you might be in for a bonus giggle together.
This one is a neat cross-over of an edible gift, but one that is tailor made just for your partner. Get a basket (or cut out a cardboard box to look like one!) and fill it with his favorite foods and drink. Whether a bag of delicious espresso beans, a few beers, or maybe he’s a gunner for smoothies – anything that makes your partner smile can fill up this special basket. Take a moment to think about the weirder things your partner likes – pickles and pineapple, together?! We’d pass, but this is about honoring your partner for who he is and accepting his whole personality. Show him that you’ve taken note of what he likes by including a little of everything in this personalized basket.
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