Valentine’s Day gift ideas

I prefer handmade gifts for Valentine’s Day or handmade gifts mixed with some store bought items, such as hampers or gift baskets.

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The hamper above was made for Valentine’s Day 2012 and it mostly consisted of novelty items, some chocolates and small items of clothing (socks, boxer shorts etc). As well as a “date night jar” (inspired by: Life in the greenhouse.com) and some love coupons.

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For the date night jar I used coloured card to write down date ideas and coloured coded them based on the type of activity and cost, i.e. “free indoors”, “free outdoors”, “inexpensive” and “expensive and/or requires planning”. I also thought of adding to the jar and doing some seasonal ones.

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The love coupons pictured are the ones I made in 2010, I also made in a different style in 2012. The coupons contained date nights, massages, pampering etc and some raunchier themes.

For the first year anniversary of my ex partner and I we both decided to make each other a paper themed gift. I created a “365 reasons why I love you” binder, the idea was one reason for each day we’d been together (this was in 2012).

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He really liked it and found it very thoughtful. It was very simple to put together; you could also put the reasons in a jar (inspired by: Cutout and Keep ).

I also think home cooked meals are a great idea. 🙂

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^^^ Yummy cheese fondue
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^^^ Heart shaped pizza

You could also bake for your partner, in previous years I’ve made chocolates, cakes, mini cakes, biscuits and cookies.

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