Stress Free Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
Today, I’m excited to share 14 super easy Valentine’s Day gift ideas that are so simple they should be considered stress free!
Have you guys started thinking about or planning your Valentine’s Day festivities yet? I swear to myself every year I’m going to be totally on top of celebrating this holiday with intention and then we get so caught up in the January and February birthdays, I find myself scrambling at the last minute to come up with a fun gift idea or experience.
I’m not sure how you guys feel but I definitely think the spirit of Valentine’s Day should be celebrated throughout the year. I know there can be a lot of pressure to make Valentine’s Day extraordinarily special, but you guys, showing someone you love and care about them can be impactful all year long!
This list of 14 Valentine Gift Ideas is a celebration of love in action, which is the best kind of love. It’s also budget friendly and perfect for anyone in your life you care about…
Bake Sweet Treats – Bake something sweet to place in festive tins and give to friends, neighbors, coworkers or teachers. You could also host a cookie baking party with the littles or your best girlfriends!
Write a Love Note – Place a handwritten note on the bathroom mirror, lunch box, car seat, pillow, purse, computer keyboard, backpack or any place your Valentine will be sure to find your love note. You can even make your Valentine their own customized stationery to use all year.
Pack a Lunch to Take to the Beach, Lake or Your Favorite Park – use heart shaped cookie cutters to create festive sandwiches or pack a lunch filled with food items that are only red or pink.
Make the Bed – I know a lot of you are like me and already make the bed every morning but wouldn’t it be so nice if while you were in the shower getting ready for work someone surprised you with the bed already made? Think about how thrilled your little would be if they got to skip that chore for a day or even a week. Best Mom Ever!
Give the Gift of Your Time – I know people hesitate to give this as a gift but the impact is honestly huge. Help a friend rake leaves, babysit your sister’s kids, make a chicken pot pie for a neighbor, take your girlfriends to a pottery making class or take your mom to the beach for the afternoon. The gift of your time is priceless and the memories you’ll make while you’re together will be treasured for years to come.
Host Brunch, Serve Breakfast in Bed, or Plan an Indoor Carpet Picnic – find a cozy spot on your bed, in your living room or the back yard and bring all your favorite outdoor picnic foods complete with drinks then lay a blanket down, add lots of pillows and enjoy.
Give a Dinner Basket – create a dinner basket that has heart shaped pasta, marinara sauce, cheese, herbs, oil, a crusty loaf of bread, a bottle of wine, dessert and the recipient’s favorite movie.
Buy Vintage – some of my favorite gifts have come from craft fairs, the thrift store, old barns, antique malls and outdoor extravaganzas. Give a gift of ironstone, glass, scales, tarnished trophies, metal tool boxes or transferware to the collector you love.
Draw a Bath – believe me, drawing someone a bath filled with bubbles, bath bombs, oils or whatever they use will feel like a luxury. Make sure they have something to drink, a magazine, candles, a face mask, a robe and fluffy towels too. This is also a great gift basket idea.
Keep an Appreciation or Encouragement Journal – It literally takes a few minutes to write down one or two reasons you like, love or appreciate the people you share a space with each day. Plus, it’s always fun to go back to reminisce and celebrate those things you treasured most throughout the year.
Make them Something They Want or Need– there are so many things you can make a loved one…pillows, signs, farmers market tote bags, a piece of art, a lamp, painted furniture, pottery, scarves, blankets, laundry soap, or baskets. Use your best gifts to make them something special!
Give the Gift of Nature – with special flowers for the garden, houseplants, fragrant herbs, fruit from the fruit trees in your back yard, rocks from your special hiking spot or sea shells you’ve collected on your morning walk.
Create a Scavenger Hunt or Plan an Adventure – one of my sisters created a scavenger hunt for my birthday last year and we had so much fun. It was a good mix of things that were in my comfort zone and things just outside my comfort zone. I still think about that time we spent together over a year later because everything it holds such happy memories.
BE FULLY PRESENT – when you’re taking the time to be with a loved one REALLY be with them in the moment. If you’re worried about a client or thinking about everything you have to do when you get home, it totally ruins the time you have together. Put your phone aside, enjoy and celebrate the time you have together fully focused on each other – you won’t be disappointed.
I hope these ideas have helped to take the pressures off just a bit. Always remember, Valentine’s Day comes once a year but we have the ability to show love in action every day – that’s 364 extra days to show someone you love and care about them!
See you guys back here tomorrow. We’ve put together a simple Valentine’s Day inspired tablescape that’s perfect for celebrating with friends, family or loved ones. Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
What great ideas to use. I like that they are all very easy to do, but also very thoughtful.
I appreciate it, Lizzy, thank you so much! Hugs, CoCo
Simple is what I need in my life right now, this is a great list. I hope you get a goat for Valentines Day, Sarah
Talk to me Sarah, I think we all could use a little simple! Thanks so much for your sweet words. I hope I get a goat for Valentine’s Day too! Hugs, CoCo
Yes to all of it! Great list and love the alternatives to a commercial Valentine’s Day. We prefer thoughtful, vintage or handmade gifts too. Feel free to send sweet treats our way! Much love!