25 DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

As we inch closer to Valentine’s Day, we thought it would be fun to share 25 last-minute DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas you can easily make for your friends and loved ones.

Like many of you some of our favorite gifts are handmade and homemade gifts! We love it when our friends and family members get creative and put their own spin on things.

In fact, every time I look at the bookcases in my office, I think about how much love and work my Dad put into the making them.

DIY Valentine’s Day gifts don’t have to be as elaborate as those bookcases though.

There are plenty of thoughtful things you can do to show the special people in your life you care about them.  Most of these projects can be completed in a day!

Here are 25 DIY Valentine’s Day gifts, projects and ideas for you to consider…

1-DIY Bath Bombs

DIY Bath Bombs: These bath bombs take just 8 simple ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your kitchen.

2-Monogrammed Market Tote

Monogrammed Market Tote:  I made this tote for my Mom a few weeks ago and she loved it.   It’s roomy enough to take to yoga class, the beach or to pick up supplies around town!

3-Personalized Name Plate

Personalized Name Plate for the House: I made this for one of the guestrooms at Loblolly Manor.  But this idea can be easily personalized in so many ways from a name plate for your home to a special quote or even a special date.

4-Vintage No Sew Monogrammed Pillows

Vintage No Sew Monogrammed Pillows: One of my favorite projects from last year.  These are so neural we’ve moved them all over the house!

5-DIY Tulip Crate

DIY a Dutch Inspired Tulip Crate: We made this for my mom as a gift a few years ago and she still loves it!

It’s one of those pieces that can be used inside your home or outside on the porches or patio.

6-Lavender Hand Scrub

Gardener’s Lavender Hand Scrub: With Spring planting season just around the corner there will be plenty of time for your favorite gardener to use this fabulous lavender hand scrub.

It smells amazing and easily removes all the dirt and grime that comes with weeding and planting.

7-Ironstone Container Garden

Ironstone Container Garden: If you’re pressed for time but need an easy Valentine’s gift, consider creating a container garden.

We used kale for this post but you could just as easily plant herbs or a miniature rose bush.

8-Monogrammed Tea Towels 

Monogrammed Tea Towels: Towels like these are another quick and easy way to personalize Valentine’s Day gifts.

I made these a few years ago and they’re still holding up!

9-DIY Cake Stand

DIY Cake Stand: We keep these in the hutch in our breakfast nook and I’ve lost count of how many times we’ve used them over the years.

They’re functional enough to help display all sorts of yummy treats during mealtime yet neutral enough to use for everyday decorating.

10-Personalized Signs

Personalized Sign: Creating a vintage inspired sign like this can be used in multiple space inside your home. You can find all the details about how to make a flower market sign for your porch, patio or She Shed here.

11-A Serving Tray

A Serving Tray from a Breadboard: S swears I am obsessed with breadboards. And while that might be slightly true more than anything I appreciate how utilitarian and functional they can be!

This is another item we made years ago that we use all the time.

12-Topiary for the Kitchen

Topiary for the Kitchen: We created this faux dill topiary for the kitchen at Loblolly Manor last year.  I loved it so much I’ve made one for my house too!

They’re such an easy to add layers of greenery to your home in any season.

13-Drink Stencil

Drink Stencil: If your friends or loved ones look forward to a special cup of coffee in the morning or a latte in the afternoon, they will adore this drink stencil.

14-Your Painting Skills 

The Gift of Your Painting Skills : This is one of those gifts that would fall under gifts of service or time which mean more than anything.

If you know someone that has been too scared to paint a piece of furniture, they’ve been put it off for months now, give them the gift of your painting skills.

15-DIY Napkin Rings 

DIY Napkin Rings: These napkin rings were another quick project that was so easy to make it took me longer to ride to town and pick up the supplies than it did to actually make them.

16-Dry Erase Board

Dry Erase Board: My Mom and sisters are always asking for gifts of organization.  This dry erase board is a budget friendly way to help keep the family schedule, menu or notes of encouragement organized.

17-Crock Inspired Paint Cans 

Crock Inspired Paint Cans: Given we go through lots of paint for home improvement projects, we’re constantly looking for ways to upcycle and reuse the paint cans.

These crock inspired paint cans can be used for everything from holding brushes to flower arrangements.

18-French Inspired Flower Pots

French Inspired Flower Pots: If you have someone in your life that loves all things, French, consider making them a set of flower pots.  You can even make a set for kitchen herbs!

19-Aged Book Bundles 

Aged Book Bundles: This was one of our most popular posts in 2018 and to be honest, I was totally shocked!

These aged book bundles were so easy to make I almost didn’t even create a post about them because I thought they were too simple to share.

We use them all over the house and in every season.

20-A Chalkboard 

Repurpose an old Picture into a Chalkboard: I wanted an extra-large chalkboard to use in my office but had trouble finding enough room to actually house one.

I finally settled on converting this large picture into a chalkboard because I fell in love with the frame.

It’s another budget friendly tool that keeps us organized.

21-Simmer Pot Ingredients

A Simmer Pot: With mischievous dogs we’re always looking for ways to make our home smell good.

These simmer pots couldn’t be easier to make, and you can even make them in advance.

22-Soy Candles 

Soy Candles: My sisters and I made these candles a few years ago from thrifted containers and it was so much fun.

They’re a gift that can be easily batched for teachers, friends or neighbors.

23-Salt Scrubs

Pink Himalayan & Rosemary Salt Scrub: We’ve been using this since the holidays for dry winter skin and our skin is super soft now.

Bonus, it looks pretty by the tub too.

24-Personalized Stationary

Personalized Stationary: While it’s definitely easier to send a text or an email thank you note, receiving a thank you note in the mail is a sweet gesture.

This personalized stationary can be easily customized to fit the interests and needs of the recipient.

25-Dinner & Dessert 

Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dessert Buffet: Making dinner for someone that hates to cook or doesn’t cook very well is one of those gifts that will always be appreciated.

Truly, it doesn’t have to be anything fancy at all. It just needs to be thoughtful and to taste good.

As I’ve shared before, a Valentine’s Day gift doesn’t have to be anything elaborate or expensive to make an impact.

In fact, most of these 25 DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas are budget friendly and can be made at the last minute in a day or even an afternoon.

We hope these 25 DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas have helped! Have you guys created anything fun for Valentine’s Day yet? We’d love to hear about it!

A Few Other DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas to Enjoy From My Sweet Friends:

Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. Wow – you have been busy! These are all wonderful suggestions that anyone can love. We would much prefer DIY to store-bought any day of the week…call us crazy LOL. Much love!

  2. The link to the chalkboard isn’t right but I “searched” it up top and found it. These are great ideas-thanks!

    1. We appreciate you letting us know, Barbara, thank you so much! We’re on it 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

  3. Sabrena Reed says:

    Hey Coco – I love this list. I am currently looking for 3 used quart paint cans and various embroidered handkerchiefs to start making some Christmas gifts. I was able to get everything this past weekend to make the Simmer Pot except the fresh pomegranate. It is out of season. Any suggestions? As Always – I love the Blog and look forward to doing more DIY’s around my house because of you. Keep up the great work!

  4. These are all great ideas Coco thank you

  5. Wow CoCo These are all such great ideas! There’s not one I didn’t like, so I’ll just have to pick something and go for it! Haha! ?

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