Handmade Valentines Day Gifts for your Sweetie or Special Friend

By: Ariana Cherry

It's going to be that special time of year again. It's the day that we express our feelings to our loved ones and let them know how we feel. And not only is it a day of sweethearts, but you can also express your admiration to those special friends to whom you are close to. You don't' have to be attached to celebrate Valentines Day. Take a girl's night out to celebrate womanhood, or children can share their love with their parents too.

While the holiday can seem somewhat commercialized, there are gifts that you can create from your own imagination and heart. With some kind words, a little inspiration and creativity, and your own two hands, you can tell someone how you really feel on Valentines Day.

If you are the poetic type, or you like to express your thoughts and feelings in words, try writing a special poem, or even making a handmade valentine day card. Think of the person that you would like to make this gift for. Write down some of the qualities that you really admire in this person. You can even describe how they look to you, or how their emotions around you, make you a happy person. The poem and greeting doesn't have to rhyme. Whatever you have to say, write it from your heart. You can write or type it on some pretty paper with special colored background and frame it if you would like to make a poem. For greeting cards, find some colored stock paper, and then fold your greeting inside. Tie some pretty ribbon, add some Valentines Day stickers, and a personal touch. Put in some movie tickets from a first date; add a small printout from a favorite movie, television show, or product. This can be a unique and personalized card for that special person in your life.

Another great idea for Valentines Day can be a portrait gift. Find a picture of the two of you during a happy or humorous moment. Place it on a scrapbook page, and add some of your own words with the page. Add stickers, ribbon, or anything else that would describe the relationship that you have with this person. Then find a pretty frame in a store to put it in. This would be a treasured photo to have displayed in your home for decoration.

Last of all, you could create a treasure hunt within a box of candies. If you're special somebody is a candy or chocolate fanatic, create a mini treasure hunt within the candy. If it's a female, try placing a pretty pair of earrings underneath one of the candies, or a necklace. Or if you would like to propose marriage, this would be a great place to put the engagement ring. For males, you could fold a t-shirt within the box, put a box of cologne inside some pretty foil wrap surrounded by candy, or place sports trading cards underneath pieces of candy within a box too. Your gift can hide within all of the candies and become a delicious adventure for the both of you.

By adding some fun, sweets, and words from the heart, any Valentine Day gift can be made special. Gifts are especially beautiful when they are created from the person that you care about the most. Thoughtful gifts don't always come from the store, they come from the heart.

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