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13 DIY Valentine gifts to make at home

23 Nov 2022 • 5 min read


Yeah chocolates and flowers are nice… but if you really want to show some love this Valentine’s Day, a thoughtful homemade Valentine’s gift is sure to make them swoon.

Here’s some of our favourite homemade Valentine’s Day gifts for her, him, and all your friends.

Spending the day by yourself? Treat yourself to any of the below for deserved self care.

What are some good homemade gifts?

First, you need to think about what will make your Valentine smile. Do they have a notorious sweet tooth? Are they a sucker for a cute hand-written note?

We’ve come up with a list of handmade Valentine gifts with something everyone will love, whether it’s a self-care package, sweet treats or hand-crafted beauty products.

What should I make my boyfriend for Valentine’s Day DIY?

Homemade Valentine’s gifts for him are a sure-fire way to show you care.

Go for the sweet or savoury snack bundle detailed above, make them their favourite cake or choose the date night jar option and fill it with date ideas they will love – being thoughtful doesn’t cost a thing!

What should I get my friends for Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s day isn’t just for romantic soulmates, you can enjoy the day just the same with your best buds.

As well as spoiling them with the Valentine’s gifts for her above, you could also arrange a video call for all sorts of Galentine’s fun, like:

  • A cocktail making class
  • Baking or cooking together
  • Crafting cute Valentine’s gifts (like the ones above)
  • An escape room
  • Watch rom-coms together with hot chocolates and treats

What can I make for Valentine's Day gifts?

To help you show some extra love, here’s 13 of the best DIY Valentines gifts you can craft up at home to make that special someone’s, or your very own, day.

1. Bake a cake

Ok, who doesn’t love cake? Even if you don’t consider yourself a baker, the effort put into baking your Valentine’s favourite bake will not go unnoticed.


  • Bake your valentine their favourite cake
  • You can use them to make afternoon tea (below)

2. Afternoon tea at home

Does your Valentine love an afternoon tea? Why not print them out an invite complete with a menu, get your best teacups out and get in the kitchen to prep them an at-home afternoon tea?

Keep it classic with scones and jam, traditional cakes and delicate finger sandwiches, or switch it up to tailor the afternoon tea to their tastes. For example, if they love chocolate, make it a chocolate theme or if you had an amazing holiday in Mexico last year – swap the cucumber sandwiches for (mini) tacos!

At least one pot of tea is a given, but bottle of bubbles probably wouldn’t go amiss either!

See some cake recipes in in the section above for some inspo.


  • A homemade afternoon tea is sure to impress
  • You can cater it to their tastes or dietary needs
  • Add a bottle of bubbles to make it more luxurious

3. Sweet treat jar

One of the easiest-to-make homemade Valentine’s day gifts for any sugar fiend in your life is a hamper packed full of their favourite sweet treats.


  • Fill a mason jar with their favourite sweets
  • Decorate to make this gift even sweeter

4. Date night jar or a girl’s night out jar

Filling a jar with cute handwritten date night promises for your Valentine is sure to go down a treat.

It’s a great Galentine’s idea too; fill the jar with girls’ nights out ideas instead for you and your pals.


  • Fill a pretty jar with date night ideas as a gift
  • You can give one to your friends too for girls’ nights out

5. Savoury snack hamper

Got a sweetie in your life who prefers savoury? Really satisfy their snack cravings this Valentine’s with a personalised savoury snack hamper.


  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a hamper full of snacks
  • Decorate the basket/box to make it special

6. Beauty & skincare bundles

Sure, you can buy pre-made beauty gift sets – but a personalised DIY Valentine’s Day gift hamper filled with clean and conscious beauty favourites takes this gift to a whole new level.

We’ve put together a few examples to get your imagination flowing:

Vegan beauty bundle

UpCircle Daily Face Moisturiser Vitaskin Vitamin C Cleansing Balm + Q+A Superfood Facial Oil

Good for your date + good for the animals = win, win this Valentine’s Day! Treat yourself or your vegan valentine to a beauty bundle full of cruelty-free and plant-based products.

Eco-friendly beauty bundle

Magnitone Cleansing Cloths + Ethique Solid Face Cream + So Eco Eye Kit

You wouldn’t want to give a load of single-use plastics to your eco-conscious valentine, and this goes for beauty products and cosmetics too. Impress them with this lovely clean and conscious beauty bundle.

Men’s skincare bundle

Ethique Shampoo & Shaving Bar + The Natural Deodorant Balm Mancave Moisturiser

Looking for DIY Valentine’s gifts for him? Why not gift your Valentine with a skincare bundle they wouldn’t necessarily treat themselves too that will make them feel (and look!) great.


  • Show you care with a personalised skin care bundle
  • Use these pre-set bundles for some inspiration

7. Make your own bath bombs

Drawing a fresh, hot bath for someone is one of the most romantic Valentine’s day ideas ever. Take this cute gesture one step further by making your own bath bombs and leaving one on the side for them to enjoy.


  • Make your own bath bombs for your Valentine
  • Draw them a surprise bath with your bath bombs on the side

8. DIY face masks

So, maybe you can’t get to a spa, but you could both still enjoy a relaxing homemade face mask by whipping up some of your own.

Get some candles out, pop on some relaxing music, chop some cucumber slices and enjoy some chill time this Valentine’s Day.


  • Bring the spa to you with homemade face masks
  • Add soothing music, candles and cucumber slices

9. Make your own hair mask

Most of us love a good pampering, and that naturally extends to our hair. One way to show you care is to make your Valentine a hair mask full of natural, nourishing goodies.


  • Perfect for adding to your handmade beauty hamper
  • Enjoy together with friends or your partner

10. Homemade body scrubs

Stuck for Valentine’s ideas? A great addition to your homemade beauty bundle is some homemade body scrubs.

They’re super easy to make and very easy to personalise, so you can make the perfect one for your Valentine.


  • Make a DIY body scrub with natural ingredients
  • An easy and simple way to show you care

11. Vegan snacks hamper

The best way to please a vegan on Valentine’s Day? A hamper full of vegan goodies, of course!

Simply find yourself a nice basket, hamper or even an old packaging box and decorate it with glitter, ribbons, bows, paint, stickers – whatever you think your Valentine would love – and fill it to the brim with some tasty vegan snacks.

Here are some of the best sweet and savoury vegan nibbles you can include:

Sweet snacks

Savoury snacks


  • Make a hamper of vegan snacks for your Valentine
  • Use the items listed as inspiration

12. Make your own vegan chocolate

Want to put some homemade treats into your vegan snack hamper? You should try your hand at making a luxury, personalised vegan chocolate topped with your Valentine’s favourite flavours, e.g. coconut flakes, dried strawberries, almonds or pistachios.


  • Have a go at homemade vegan chocolate
  • Top with your Valentine’s favourite flavours

1. Bake a cake

Does your Valentine love honey, but perhaps wouldn’t shell out on the luxurious stuff like Manuka for themselves?

Spoil them with a high-quality Manuka Honey, decorated with a cute ‘bee mine’ label for a super sweet Valentine’s gift.


  • Gift Manuka honey this Valentine’s
  • Add a cute ‘Bee Mine’ label

Last updated: 26 January 2021

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