Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas: 17 sweet gifts you can make yourself

Next in our series of Valentine’s gift ideas, ideas for gifts you can make yourself. It’s brought to you by the US Postal Service’s new limited-edition Sealed With Love Stamp–because what’s Valentine’s Day without Valentine’s cards in the mail? And isn’t the stamp just gorgeous? (We want it on all our letters, not just Valentine’s cards!)

Whether you’re super crafty, a maestro with the convection oven, or just handy with construction paper and the kids’ leftover glue sticks, here’s a great array of 17 DIY Valentines Day gift ideas you can make yourself–with varying degrees of help.

Valentine's Day gift ideas you can make yourself
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Cupid’s Arrow Cupcakes, Recipe and Printables via Bakerella
Robot Valentines Card Kit, NickWillJack $18
Handprint Valentines Cards, Tutorial via Martha Stewart
Printable Custom Treat Bag PDF, Paper Fox Design $6.50
Make Your Own Valentine’s Book Jackets, via Juniper Books for Design Sponge
Fill an iPod or Nano with Love Songs, instructions at Cool Mom Tech

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Homemade Heart Crayons, Tutorial via GoodKnits
Made with Love homemade gift jars of treats, free printable via eighteen25
Personalized Chalkboard Frame, via BHG
3-D Lollipop Valentines, via DesignMom
Free Printable Valentines Coupons, Template at Love vs Design
DIY Tulip and Candy Bouquet, Instructions via Martha Stewart

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Custom Photo Books, Shutterfly $11.04+
DIY cross-stitch bamboo pendant kit, $15 at Red Gate Stitchery
Je T’aime Mini Card Set, free template from Eat Drink Chic
Amigurumi Heart Crochet Pattern, Anapaulaoli $5
No-Sew Apron, instructions at BHG

If you’re sending a gift, don’t forget the card! Buy the new limited-edition Sealed With Love Stamp today from our sponsor the US Postal Service, available at your local Post Office or at

Cool Mom Staff

We spend our time looking for cool stuff so you don't have to. Hope this one fits the bill.

1 Comment

  • Reply February 4, 2013

    Christine Reynolds

    My favorite home made valentines gift is still a meal. Make me my favorite meal and I will be happy.

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