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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.
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.
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!
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:
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.
Here are some cake recipes from us to get you started:
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.
Simply buy a selection of their favourite sweets, chocolates, biscuits, etc and arrange them in a mason jar – just like in the old sweet shops!
Then decorate the jar with paint, glitter, ribbons, your favourite in-jokes- whatever you think will make them smile.
Here’s some of the snacks you could include:
Vegan sweet treats:
Vegetarian sweet treats:
Just get yourself a wicker hamper, basket, or simply a cardboard box and fill it with some seriously tasty snacks you know they’ll love.
Ribbons, bows, and a cute handmade note will seal the deal and take your hamper to the next level. Pop a bottle of their favourite wine or drink in too, to make it extra special.
Here’s some mouth-watering snack inspo:
We’ve put together a few examples to get your imagination flowing:
Vegan beauty bundle
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
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
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.
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:
Last updated: 26 January 2021