Homemade Valentine Gifts - If you’ve got an inkling to make your own Valentine’s gifts this year but are feeling a little intimidated about how to get started or myths that you may have heard, no worries, we’re here to put the rumors to rest.
We’ve rounded up the truth behind the most common myths when it comes to Valentine’s gifts. Here is everything you need to know to make sweet and thoughtful gifts that your honey will love.
Fact - Anyone can make great Valentine’s gifts at home, even if they don’t consider themselves to be artists or particularly creative.
You don’t need to reinvent the wheel and come up with homemade gift ideas that are totally unique when you can scope out sites like Pinterest for inspiration and instructions, making homemade gifts accessible for anyone, even those of us who aren’t crafty or creative.
Fact - Many people assume that making your own gifts at home is a great way to save money, and in many cases this is true if you stick to a budget.
On the other hand, the costs can easily add up if you need to purchase a lot of specialty supplies, making your homemade gifts way more expensive than simply buying something.
Weigh the costs and choose simple gifts before you commit to making anything.
Fact - You don’t need to rival Martha Stewart to come up with delicious homemade Valentine gifts to surprise your sweetie with.
In fact, you don’t need to bake at all, just melt chocolate and dip strawberries in for a romantic dessert, or drizzle it over pretzels for a sweet snack that he’ll love.
Making homemade Valentine’s treats is all about the thought, not about slaving in the kitchen for hours.
Fact - Men adore homemade gifts as much as women do.
If you’re unsure that he’ll like a hand painted picture frame or homemade candle, stick to something you know he’ll love: sweets.
Even something as simple as baking him a batch of chocolate chip cookies is a thoughtful and romantic gesture that any man is sure to love.
Fact - Why not wing it? There’s no rule saying you need to do things by the book when it comes to making homemade Valentine’s gifts for your sweetie.
If you’re more independent then go ahead and make up your own gift, and tailor it to suit exactly what your needs are and to what he’ll love.
Fact - You can easily make awesome Valentine’s gifts using items that you already have at home.
You don’t need to own any special supplies or have a fully-stocked craft closet to make simple and sweet gifts that he’ll love.
Scour the internet for ideas on gifts you can make using the things that you already own.
Fact - It really is the thought that counts when it comes to Valentine’s day.
Whether you’re baking his favorite brownies or making a scrapbook of your travel photos together, the most touching and memorable Valentine’s Day gifts are the ones that come from the heart, not from a high-end store.