Looking to add a personal touch to your Valentine’s Day gift this year? Check out some of these great DIY gifts.
Make a Mix CD
This might seem a little old fashioned, but it is a great way to introduce your favourite songs and bands to your significant other. Pick songs based on a specific theme or band, or simply pick at random. They are sure to love this thoughtful gift.
Craft a Personalized Valentine
Whether it is made out of construction paper and marker or with glue, glitter and Styrofoam hearts, your partner is sure to love the thought you put into their card. Write a personalized message on the inside for an added touch.
Write a Cheesy Book
Creating a small coupon book is a great gift idea. Things you can add include a coupon for a dinner out, one for doing the dishes, or one for a night in. You can also create a small flipbook including all the reasons why you love them. Either way, the gift will be personalized and sweet.
Make a Bowl of Potential Dates
Think of things to do in the city, write them on a small piece of paper, and place them in a jar or bowl. The next time you and your loved one want to go on a date, go to the bowl and pick one out. With this gift, you will always have fun date ideas. Put in as many as you want or work on it together to ensure you are both including things you will enjoy.
Create a Candle
Beeswax candles are inexpensive to make and are a great gift. Take a look at kits online or venture around the city for a local shop to get some supplies.
Build a Bath Bomb
There are a ton of tutorials online to help you create a homemade bath bomb for your sweetie. If your loved one isn’t the bath-taking type, making soap is also easy. Places like For the Love of Body offer workshops around the city to help you out.
Paint Your Own Ceramic
Painting a personalized dish or figurine for your partner is a fun idea and makes a decorative piece. Place like The Clay Room on the Danforth offer a variety of paintable options for any budget.
Create a Masterpiece
The Paintlounge on College Street allows anyone to go in, grab an easel and paint away. If you don’t have any creative ability, the staff are more than willing to help you out.