Some people think the hardest part of Valentine’s Day is finding a
valentine. But we all know the most difficult part is avoiding buying
into a Hallmark holiday and becoming Cupid’s cliché.
Since there is nothing more boring than spending a ridiculous amount
of money in the name of love, we’ve partnered with Extra Gum to present
this romantic, DIY gift guide.
We scoured Pinterest, and -- well, mainly Pinterest -- for the best
ideas for handcrafted, handmade and heartfelt presents you can give to
your loved ones this Valentine’s Day.
1.write a public love note
You’ll need: Chalk and/or chalk marker
The gift: Sending a love note is quite possibly one
of the most romantic things you can do for your SO -- so why not make it
a public spectacle that can help them smile throughout the day?
Use chalk or chalk marker to write endearing, heartfelt and/or funny
messages on your bathroom mirror, in your driveway, on the sidewalk or
even on the car windshield -- basically, anywhere your partner is sure
to look on his or her way out of the door in the morning.
This is an especially sweet gesture if you don’t see your partner
first thing in the morning ... and way easier than holding a sign
declaring your love, outdoors, in the middle of the winter.
colors of different shapes and sizes, then seal with a layer of mod
podge. Great for your gardening friend, or leave them around the
neighborhood to brighten a strangers day
Who knew breath mints could be so romantic. Just decorate them with these labels
Make your own glittery heart nail polish for lady friends
simply attached a Valentines Day note to pairs of dollar store
sunglasses. A creative and inexpensive gift that’s great for a group!
Make your own mugs of love as gifts for friends, family, or your sweetheart