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20 Really Cute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Your Special One

20 Really Cute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Your Special One

On Valentine’s Day, it can feel like there is a lot of pressure to come up with just the right gift.

However, you don’t need to spend a lot to make your love known. Homemade personal gifts are often the ones that communicate our love the best.

You can’t go wrong by making the effort to show and recognize your love on Valentine’s Day, but you could go wrong by just ignoring the day entirely. Aren’t your loved one worth it?

Check out these 20 Valentine’s gift ideas to ease your stress over the holiday and make those you love feel amazing!

1. Engage All Five Senses

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    Decorate a five drawer set for the holiday and put something to tease each of the five senses in each drawer. Ideas would be perfume, candy, massage oil, lingerie, etc. This gift can also be made for the woman in your life. Use your imagination and watch your Valentine be surprised!

    2. Beer Me Flowers

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      Who says you can’t get a man flowers? Any beer lover would love this adorable valentine!

      3. A gift that keeps giving every day

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        All you need is a white board marker to tell your loved one how special they are everyday just by changing the message. Easy to make with simple craft store items!

        4. For your booklover

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          This one appears to be possible to DIY, but it also has an online order option. The online option is not cheap, but would be a forever keepsake for your most beloved book worm, or give the folding a try yourself.

           5. All the pieces of your heart

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            This Valentine is personal, special and affordable. Surprise your Valentine with a puzzle made from your favorite picture of the two of you.

            6. Perfect Match

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              This gift is simple, easy to make and yummy!

              7. Many Hearts Cheesecake

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                This would be an adorable surprise for your sweetheart. And it looks very impressive!

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                8. Treasure Hunt

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                  This says it’s for a husband, but it could be for wife, girlfriend or boyfriend. Send your loved one on a fun treasure hunt ending just where you want them to!

                  9. Cupcake bouquet

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                    For this cute gift, you could bake your own cupcakes or buy a variety of bakery cupcakes to put in your arrangement.

                    10. Heart Bath Bombs

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                      Any woman would love to get this gift. Bath bombs can be pricey to buy, but you can make them yourself. Pair it with other bath spa items and have a night of romance.

                      11. Two Person Journal

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                        This is a couples journal for you both to complete by filling it in. This gift will help communication and connection building!

                        12. Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

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                          Doing chocolate dipped strawberries would be a wonderful valentine treat for a man or woman. If they are a football fan, consider this added white decoration.

                          13. Photo Phone Case

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                            Your valentine will always be holding you in their hands with this gift.

                            14. Engraved Alloy Wallet Card

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                              Make a message to your loved one

                              a permanent reminder they can see everytime they open their wallet.

                              15. A Year of Dates

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                                Why not celebrate your love with a special date night once a month? Use a basket and twelve envelopes to hold each date description. Prepaid and pre-planned! What a great idea!

                                16. Jenga Love Game

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                                  Take a normal Jenga game and put clever questions or loving actions on each piece. If they pull a piece, the action is to be followed.

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                                  17. Chocolate Dessert Bowls

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                                    How about skipping the heavy dinner out and do dessert in? This is sure to be a sweet hit.

                                    18. Breakfast in bed

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                                      Simple and thoughtful. Everyone loves to be surprised with breakfast in bed. Try this simple twist on cinnamon rolls.

                                      19. Love Painting

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                                        Just by gathering your kids, some paints and a canvas you can create a one of a kind piece of artwork for your valentine.

                                        20. Love Box

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                                          Put together a box with fun small gifts and messages of love for your valentine to dive into on a bad day. This is great for a long distance partner too!I hope you found something to spark the inspiration to recognize your special valentine!

                                          Featured photo credit: Valentines Day background with hearts and flower via shutterstock.com

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                                          What Your Fear of Being Alone Is Really About and How to Get over It

                                          What Your Fear of Being Alone Is Really About and How to Get over It

                                          Are you afraid of being alone?  Do you worry about your physical safety or do you fear loneliness? These are strong negative feelings that can impact your health.

                                          One study found that when older people are socially isolated, there is an increased risk of an earlier death,[1] by as much as 26%.

                                          If you experience loneliness and are worried about your fear of being alone, study these 6 ways to help you find your comfort zone.

                                          But first, the good news!

                                          How many times have you said to yourself, ‘I just can’t wait to be alone’? This might be after a day’s work, an argument with your partner or after a noisy dinner with friends. You need time to be yourself, gather your thoughts, relish the silence and just totally chill out. These are precious moments and are very important for your own peace of mind and mental refreshment.

                                          But for many people, this feeling is not often present and loneliness takes over. As Joss Whedon once said,

                                          ‘Loneliness is about the scariest thing out there’.

                                          Read on and discover how you can exploit being alone to your own advantage and how you can defeat loneliness.

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                                          1. Embrace loneliness

                                          When you are alone, it is important to embrace it and enjoy it to the full.

                                          Wallow in the feeling that you do not have to be accountable for anything you do. Pursue your interests and hobbies. Take up new ones. Learn new skills. Lie on the couch. Leave the kitchen in a mess. The list can go on and on, but finding the right balance is crucial.

                                          There will be times when being on your own is perfect, but then there will be a creeping feeling that you should not be so isolated.

                                          When you start to enjoy being alone, these 10 amazing things will happen.

                                          Once you start feeling loneliness, then it is time to take action.

                                          2. Facebook is not the answer

                                          Have you noticed how people seek virtual contacts instead of a live, face-to-face interaction? It is true that social networking can provide an initial contact, but the chances of that becoming a real life personal contact is pretty slim.

                                          Being wrapped up in a cloud of sharing, liking and commenting (and insulting!) can only increase loneliness.

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                                          When you really want company, no one on Facebook will phone you to invite you out.

                                          3. Stop tolerating unhappy relationships

                                          It is a cruel fact of life that people are so scared of loneliness that they often opt into a relationship with the wrong person.

                                          There is enormous pressure from peers, family and society in general to get married or to be in a stable, long-term relationship. When this happens, people start making wrong decisions, such as:

                                          • hanging out with toxic company such as dishonest or untrustworthy people;
                                          • getting involved with unsuitable partners because of the fear of being alone or lonesome;
                                          • accepting inappropriate behavior just because of loneliness;
                                          • seeking a temporary remedy instead of making a long-term decision.

                                          The main problem is that you need to pause, reflect and get advice. Recognize that your fear of being alone is taking over. A rash decision now could lead to endless unhappiness.

                                          4. Go out and meet people

                                          It was the poet John Donne (1572 – 1631) who wrote:

                                          ‘No man is an island, entire of itself, every man is a piece of the continent’.

                                          Human contact is essential to surviving in this world. Instead of wallowing in boredom and sadness, you need to get out as much as possible and seek contacts.

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                                          Being a member of a group, however tenuous, is a great way. So when you are in the gym, at church or simply at a club meeting, exploit these contacts to enlarge your social circle.

                                          There is no point in staying at home all the time. You will not meet any new people there!

                                          Social contacts are rather like delicate plants. You have to look after them. That means telephoning, using Skype and being there when needed.

                                          Take a look at this guide on How to Meet New People and Make Friends with The Best.

                                          5. Reach out to help someone in need

                                          A burden shared is a burden halved.

                                          Dag Hammarskjold was keenly aware of this fact when he said:

                                          ‘What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have no one to share my burden but this: I have only my own burden to bear’.

                                          Simply put, it is a two-way street. Helping others actually helps yourself, here’s why.

                                          Reach out to help and people will be there when you need them.

                                          6. Be grateful and count your blessings

                                          Study after study shows that if people show gratitude, they will reap a bountiful harvest. These include a stronger immune system, better health, more positive energy and most important of all, feeling less lonely and isolated.

                                          If you do not believe me, watch the video below, ‘What good is gratitude?’  Now here is the path to hope and happiness:

                                          Featured photo credit: Anthony Tran via unsplash.com

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