Valentine’s Day is a great time to let those special people in your life know how much you care – spouse, partner, girlfriend, boyfriend, mother, father, kids, grandparents, friends, and the list goes on… Flowers are nice, but a show of affection doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, some of the simplest ways cost very little, but mean so much.
Drawing, Coloring & Painting
Sometimes no words are necessary. Create a simple drawing or a fine arts painting.
Papercrafting & Creative Writing
Instead of buying expensive greeting cards, buy fancy paper or card stock and write your own message. A few well-chosen words or a favorite quote will do nicely, or you might want to challenge yourself by writing a poem.
Candle Light For A Romantic Evening
Candles provide light, scent and ambiance. The incredible selections include beeswax, fragrances, multicolor, tea lights, pillars, tapers, battery operated LEDs, and electric. If you can’t find exactly what you want, get a candle making kit.
Baking Sweets For Your Sweet Heart
With the infinite number of recipes on the Internet, and the availability of boxed baked goods, anyone can bake delicious cookies, cakes, and breads.
Who Doesn’t Love Candy?
Store-bought candy comes in mouth-watering flavors. If you prefer a more hands-on approach, buy candy melts and a mold to surprise the chocolate lover in your life with a few homemade confections. A heart shaped box can be purchased to complete this romantic theme.
Jewelry is a versatile gift for women, men and kids. Obviously there are many readymade items on the market, but if you make your own, it’s sure to be one of a kind.
If you can’t find the right words, and the thought of making something gives you chills, there are plenty of inexpensive Valentine’s figurines sure to charm your loved one.
A big cuddly bear could be just the ticket to getting a big “bear” hug.
Charms & Trinkets
Located in the jewelry aisle of the craft store, charms and pendants can be added to an existing bracelet or necklace, and can also be used on key chains and purses.
While fresh cut flowers can be outrageously expensive for Valentine’s Day, silk flower can be arranged in a pretty vase or container at a much more affordable price.
Photography & Framing
We all have special moments in our lives. Times we want to remember for a lifetime. Take a photo of that special person, event or location and place in an attractive frame.
Knitting & Crocheting
Crocheted or knitted hats, scarves and gloves are always appreciated. The addition of faux fur trim is a hot trend in fashion today.
Don’t Forget Your Furry Friends
A blanket is the perfect accessory for a warm and cozy nap on a cold winter day. If needlework is not in your skill set, a new toy or a playdate will thrill your pet.
It doesn’t matter how you choose to say it. Just let your loved ones know how you feel.