One of the biggest consumerist holidays is quickly approaching: Valentine’s Day! Despite the societal pressure to spend tons of money on big extravagant gifts and romantic gestures, Valentine’s Day is a lovely holiday. Sure we should be showing each other this love year-round but the fact of the matter is, we don’t! Things get in the way and unfortunately some relationships get put on the back burner. So, it is what it is. Plus, Valentine’s Day comes at such a dreary time of the year – dead of winter – and its a great emotional boost to get you through those last few weeks of cold.
Since I am taking a vacation to Florida in March, we’ve decided to go cheap on Valentine’s Day. Well that doesn’t sound romantic at all! You’d be surprised, actually. Pinterest really came to my rescue when searching for DIY Valentine’s Day gifts. Good news – they’re all edible! Here’s my list of favorites and suggestions:
1. Hooked on you!
♥ Fill a mason jar with gummy worms to look like bait♥ -Thanks The Dating Divas!
2. Will you “chews” to be my valentine?
♥Use a pack or piece of gum♥ -Thanks It Happened Like This!
3. You light up my life!
♥With a candle, a new lighter, birthday candles, or a flashlight♥ Great valentine for anyone! Thanks Real Simple!
4. I love you to pieces!
♥Jar of Reese’s Pieces♥ This would be an adorable gift from daughter to father. - Thanks The Frugal Girls!
5. We just fit.
♥Puzzle pieces♥ Cute gift idea for a couple who have been dating long-term. - Thanks Real Simple!
6. You’re my main squeeze!
♥Bottle of orange juice♥ Give this unique valentine to your best friend. Thanks See Vanessa Craft!
7. We’re a perfect match!
♥Pack of matches♥ Could work for best friends, sisters, or a couple! Thanks Real Simple!
8. You’re the king/queen of my heart.
♥King/queen from a deck of cards♥ Perfect diy valentine card for a husband or wife. – Thanks Real Simple!
9. You’re one in a million!
♥Jar full of a colored candy with one candy of another color♥ Use M&M’s, bubblegum balls, skittles, anything! -Thanks Knocked Up and Abroad!
10. You’re a great catch!
♥Gift bag of Goldfish♥ Easy diy valentine for classmates or close friends. – Thanks Rock Paper Cricut!
11. You’re so juicy! (or) Love Juice
♥Bottle of water with crystal light packet♥ Clever diy valentine for a boyfriend. – Thanks At Second Street!
12. You make me hot. (or) You’re a hot tamale.
♥Gift bag of hot tamales♥ -Thanks Poofy Cheeks!
13. Don’t ever change.
♥Bag of candy change from the dollar store or fake change or real change♥ Could be a meaningful valentine from son to mother. – Thanks Jacolyn Murphy!
14. Blow me a kiss!
♥Bag of bubble gum balls and hershey kisses♥ Cute father-to-daughter diy valentine. - Thanks The Frugal Girls!
The great thing about most of these valentine’s is they don’t always have to be for a significant other. They can be used for father-to-daughters valentine’s or friend-to-friend. Have fun!