Are you trying to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but you’re stuck on a tight budget?  Don’t worry, you can still celebrate with your loved one and give them the most awesome gifts around, and you won’t even break the bank with these adorable DIY Valentine’s Day gifts.  Sounds pretty inviting, hey?

We shouldn’t feel like we have to spend hundreds of dollars on our loved ones every year on Valentine’s Day.  If that is something that you want to do, there’s nothing wrong with that, but either way, try not to forget that just spending quality time with your loved one is the greatest gift of all, and try to not take it for granted.

Related: 33 Valentine’s Day Gifts Your Man Will Love

Here is a list of a few adorable, thoughtful, romantic, and easy (Hallelujah!) DIY Valentine’s Day gifts that your loved one will appreciate.

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14 DIY Valentine’s Day gifts that your special someone will love

  • 52 Things I Love About You. This is an adorable and romantic way to show your spouse exactly what it is about them that you love so much (with a total of 52 different things!). Click here to get your DIY 52 Things I Love About You gift.
  • Open When Letters.  I love the idea of giving “open when” letters as a Valentine’s Day gift. Click here to get your Open When letter kit. Or, click here to learn how to make your own.
  • Reasons Why I Love You jar. Fill a jar with papers telling your loved one why you love them. Click here to get your DIY Reasons Why I Love You jar. 
  • Reasons Why I Love You book.  You can fill out all the pages in this book telling your spouse why you love them so much. (This is similar to the “Reasons Why I Love You” jar, except the book includes prompts to help you get writing.) Grab the book here.
  • Our Story book.  Use this journal to record stories and moments of your love story over the years by completing the 150 simple questions and making a book full of memories. Click here to learn more.
  • Bake Valentine’s day goodies. What is your loved one’s favorite sweet treat? Find the recipe for it online and make it for them. Even if it turns out terribly, they’ll still love that you cared enough to try.
  • Create a 5 Senses gift. This is quite possibly my favorite Valentine’s day gift (and gift for ANY occasion). Click here to find out how to make your own. 
  • Make a homemade card. Anyone can go out and buy a card, but nothing beats a homemade card with a handwritten love note inside it. Click here for Valentine day card inspiration.
  • Decorate a picture frame. Then find your favorite picture of the two of you together and put it inside the frame.
  • Go on a penny date. Have you ever been on a penny date?  It’s a simple, affordable, and super fun date.  All you do is:
  1. Grab a penny
  2. Let your partner pick a number between 10 and 20 (or higher if you want to go further)
  3. Head out to your car and begin
  4. Flip the penny – heads = right turn. Tails = left turn
  5. Every time you come to a junction, flip the penny and turn in whichever direction it indicates
  6. Once you have flipped the penny the number of times that your partner picked (up in step 2) you STOP, look around, and make a date right where you are!
  7. You can also start off by packing a picnic and having a picnic wherever you end up.
  • Make homemade bath bombs. If your spouse enjoys bathing, make a couple homemade bath bombs for them to enjoy after a long day. Click here to get the kit!
  • Create a treasure hunt. Spend some time making a treasure hunt with the perfect treasure at the end. Make a homemade map and watch the fun unfold.
  • Crochet or knit. If you’re crafty you could crochet or knit them some socks, mittens, or a cup snuggie.
  • Make your own date night jar.  Click here to get inspiration.
  • Preplanned date package. Plan out some dates (you choose how many), and put them nicely in their own packages and label them.  You can do one for each month of the year, or one each week.  You get to choose.

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