DIY Gift Ideas To Surprise Your Valentine


Love is in the air and naturally everyone is super excited about the big day. On Valentine’s Day, love and chocolates will be shared, wining and dining will be going on all night and gifts will be exchanged. Most people are already thinking of what to buy for their Valentine. But that’s what happens every year, right? You go to the store and buy a nice new dress or perfume or a shirt or a shaving kit for the love of your life and then life goes on. If you’re bored of the routine ready-made gifts too, give your relationship the much-needed boost this Valentine’s Day with these unique DIY Gift Ideas! There’s something for everyone, so pick what you think your love would like.

Also read: 20 Thoughtful And Creative Gift Ideas For Him

For her: 

The alphabet book of love

The alphabet book of love is a cute way to express your feelings for your girl

The alphabet book of love is a cute way to express your feelings for your girl

What you’ll need:

28 plain cards

A pair of scissors

Marker pens

Alphabet stickers

Instructions: Keep two cards aside to make the front and back covers of your book and start working on the rest 26 cards. Write one letter each on a card (starting from A right to Z) and add a cute message like “A is for Andheri, where we met the first time!”  Or “K is for keeper, I knew you were one.” Once you’re done with all the letters, you can now make your front and back covers. Paint them red or pink in a Valentine’s Day theme and decorate it with ribbons, heart-shaped stickers or cute little teddy bears, whatever your girl likes best. Then you just need to get it spiral bound and your cute little alphabet book of love is ready! You can only imagine the look on her face when she goes through it, page by page. 

Body butter

There's nothing more rich and decadent than a jar of organic body butter

There’s nothing more rich and decadent than a jar of organic body butter

What you’ll need:

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup shea butter

1/4 cup cocoa butter

3 tbsp almond oil

1 vitamin E oil capsule

1 teaspoon corn starch

20 drops of lavender essential oil

Instructions: Every girl loves a good, awesome-smelling, moisturizing body butter (and I’m sure the guys love the results!) So how about making a DIY homemade organic body butter for your girl. Simply melt the coconut oil, shea butter and cocoa butter in a large deep pot on a hot water bath, and mix well. Then add the almond oil, vitamin E, and lavender essential oil. Stir in the corn starch in the end remove from the hot water bath. Transfer the pot onto an ice bath. Then using an electric whip, mix the contents until soft and fluffy like whipped cream. Finally, scoop the butter out and store it into cute glass jars.

 Also read: How To Make Your First Anniversary Special

Movie night hamper

A movie night hamper makes for a very romantic Valentine's Day present

A movie night hamper makes for a very romantic Valentine’s Day present

What you’ll need:

A large basket

A DVD of her favorite romantic movie

A few of her favorite chocolates

A few packs of microwave popcorn

A soft blanket

Champagne (or her favorite bubbly)

Instructions: Place all the things in the basket and wrap with a cellophane sheet. Surprise her with a great and the most romantic movie night. You could even propose to her during the end credits.

For him: 

Chocolate giant card

Real chocolates on a Valentine card!

Real chocolates on a Valentine card!

What you’ll need:

A few bars of chocolate with interesting names

A sheet of black chart paper


Instructions: Look at the names of your chocolates and get creative. Make up a story and weave the names on the chocolate in it. Write your story on the chart with a chalk and stick the chocolate where ever necessary. Boom! A giant chocolate card, ready within minutes!

 Also read: Get Creative As You Propose Your Girl This Valentine’s Day

A happy jar

Give him some happiness in a jar!

Give him some happiness in a jar!

What you’ll need:

A screw top glass jar



A pair of scissors

Instructions: Cut up small equal sized strips of paper and write a short happy message on each. Fold them up and put them in the jar. Stick a message on the jar saying ‘Only open when you’re feeling low’ so that whenever your guy is feeling down, a cute happy message from you will cheer him up in a second.

 Also read: Genius Ways To Propose Your Guy On Valentine’s Day!

Heart-shaped shortbread cookies

Trust me, an early morning yummy treat on Valentine's Day is was he had dreamed of the night before

Trust me, an early morning yummy treat on Valentine’s Day is was he had dreamed of the night before

What you’ll need:

A box of large to medium sized short bread cookies

A heart shaped cookie cutter

Whipped cream


Instructions: This one is a great last-minute surprise recipe. Remove the cookies on a flat surface and use the cookie cutter to cut a heart shape out of each cookie. Arrange the cookies on a plate and generously squeeze a dollop of the whipped cream using a cone on each cookie. Add the sprinkles on top and your 2-minute heart-shaped cookies are ready!

So, now that you have these super romantic DIY Gift Ideas, roll up your sleeves and get ready to surprise your honey-buns this V-day! :)


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