Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, so in our home this week we’ll be working on putting together something for the kids to bring to school for their Valentine’s parties, thanks to Pinterest, along with making this simple heart banner as a fun decoration for our home.
I also got to thinking it would be fun to make gifts for some friends and loved ones. I kind of miss being in elementary school and getting to pass out Valentines to all my friends. I love making homemade gifts and since I’m not super crafty, anything I’m going to make needs to be quick and easy, and not require too many ingredients.
Here are some ideas I came up with–any of these would be great to bless a friend, sister, mother, neighbor, or anyone in your life who you want to show love to. And all of them are easy enough that you still have time to make them happen before Valentine’s Day!
You can’t go wrong with a delicious sweet treat! Here are some Edible Gifts for the sweets lovers on your list:
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1. Roasted Strawberry Goat Cheese Ice Cream | More Than Mundane
It might sound strange to give ice cream as a gift but I think most of us would love a pint of homemade ice cream for a special Valentine’s Day treat. I love using these Frozen Dessert Containers to package my ice cream. You can even personalize the containers, making them perfect for gifting. And if Roasted Strawberry Goat Cheese Ice Cream isn’t your cup of tea, you can try my Simple, Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream, or check out my Ice Cream Pinterest Board where you’re sure to find a flavor you love!
2. Herb Infused Mint Chocolate Truffles | A Delightful Home
Perfect for the chocolate lover in your life! Plus, they seem super fancy and yet not too difficult to make. You could also infuse your truffles with vanilla, lavender, or just keep them plain chocolate if mint isn’t your thing.
3. Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix | Deliciously Organic
This would be perfect paired with some homemade marshmallows and a cute mug.
4. Herb Infused Honey | Simple Bites
This one takes 5-7 days, so if you start it today it would be ready on time. There’s a recipe for lemon-rosemary honey or vanilla bean-cardamom honey, which both sound lovely. Or you can get creative and come up with your own combo. I think lavender chamomile would make a great infusion as well.
DIY Body Care Gifts:
5. Body Scrubs: Perfect for your sister, friend, mom, or daughter–or really anyone in your life (my husband actually loves using scrubs too!) These are a few of my favorites:
6. Chocolate Peppermint Lotion Bars | A Delightful Home
You could make these lotion bars heart-shaped using this Heart Mold Pan. And you can use this same recipe to make lip balm too!
7. Whipped Body Butter | The Nourished Life
This recipe only requires ONE ingredient, but of course you can always add some essential oils in to scent it however you want. Or you can try this Mint Chocolate Whipped Body Butter if you’re going with a chocolate themed Valentine’s gift.
8. Lip Balm
If you’re making the chocolate peppermint lotion bars above, you can use the same recipe to make lip balm. Or you can try one of these easy recipes:
- Warm Vanilla and Honey Lip Balm | Frugally Sustainable
- Buttery Lip Balm | Faulk Homestead
- Homemade Lip Balm and Lip Gloss | Food for My Family
You can use these Lip Balm Tubes and personalize your own labels.
Get Crafty with these Sew-Easy Handmade Gifts:
9. Heart-shaped Hand-warmers | Modern Mrs. Darcy
Even for someone like me, with no sewing ability to speak of, these hand-warmers wouldn’t be too difficult to make. Plus, you could also mix in some dried lavender or add some essential oils to make them smell good too!
10. Felt Coffee Cozy | Life Your Way
Perfect for the coffee lover in your life. This also would pair well with the homemade hot cocoa mix and a chocolate peppermint lotion bar.
So, now I just have to decide what I want to make…I think the truffles are calling my name!