Valentine’s Day is a special time when you get to express your love to your man. While you should be doing this for him every day, Valentine’s Day is a time when you can devote the entire day to him. Here are a few homemade valentine gifts for him that don’t require money. Instead, they’ll show him how much you really love him!
My boyfriend and I will often take the weekend and take off to some unknown location: somewhere where we can be alone. But since we spend our money on the trip, I will often make him a homemade Valentine’s Day present.
If you’re strapped for cash this year, or if you’re like us and want to spend your money on a trip, try out some of these homemade Valentine’s Day gifts for him.
Unique Homemade Valentine Gifts For Him
While you’re thinking about what to make your man, try to keep some of these things in mind:
Men love sexy: you should known that by now. If you can’t find something for him, why not try to find something that he would enjoy … on you. Some romantic bedroom time doing things that he will enjoy is always a Valentine’s Day classic. So are Panty-grams. Just saying.
Ask yourself these questions:
- What you both like to do together?
- What is his favorite hobby?
- His favorite food?
- What would he like to spend more time doing?
- What do you love about him? Who is his hero?
- Where is his favorite place?
- His favorite color?
Remember that this is about what your boyfriend is like, not about what you want him to be. All right, let’s get down to business, shall we?
1. Book gift basket
While women are more avid readers than men, it’s not true for everyone. Some men LOVE to read. And if yours is one of them, he’ll absolutely love a gift basket filled with books from his favorite authors and a few snacks to enjoy while reading.
You can buy a pre-made gift basket, or you can make them yourself. Of course, the one you make yourself from scratch will be more valuable, as you’ll know exactly what to include.
Find out who his favorite author is and if possible, the type of novels he reads. Here’s a quick list of things you should include in his book basket:
- books (obviously!), or or a gift card for his e-reader
- tea cakes
- his favorite snack that won’t leave him with sticky fingers
2. Chores coupon book
No one likes doing chores! And even more so men. So if you’re living together, throw some chore coupons his way. You can go out and buy some or you can make them at home with some card stock, scissors, and markers.
This blank coupon book is the ultimate gift: are you bold enough to give him one?
3. “Get out of jail free cards”
Sometimes guys are just …well, guys.
Sometimes they don’t understand when they hurt our feelings or when they do something insensitive. Instead of the traditional “get out of jail free” cards, why not try a “Definition, please?” card (where you have to tell him what’s wrong – truthfully – instead of insisting that he has to figure it out), or a “Pause” card to use in the middle of a fight.
4. An “all about you” basket
Make a list of all of the reasons why you love him:
- He’s a great handyman
- He’s a romantic at heart
- He’s sweet and caring
- He always knows how to make me laugh
Then attach those to items that correlate (i.e. attach the “He’s so sweet and caring” strip to a candy bar.) and then place all of those things in a basket for him.
5. “52 reasons I love you”
Write 52 reasons that you love your man and print them out on little sheets of paper. Cut them out and glue each one to a deck of cards. Punch a hole in the corner of the cards and connect them together using a binder ring (they can be found at Staples).
6. Open if… letters
All you need for this one is a handful of envelopes, some paper, some pictures of you, and pens. On each envelope, write down one of these statements: open if…
- you miss me
- need a laugh
- you are mad at me
- you’re at home sick
- I’m mad at you
- you don’t feel loved
Write down other ideas on the other envelopes as you see fit. In each envelope, write a letter to your man (making him feel better), put in a goofy/sweet/sexy/saucy/romantic picture of you (whatever suits the letter). Maybe even put in something a little extra: a Hershey’s Kiss, some rose pedals, etc.
7. Funny faces
Get yourself a nice picture frame (or two), a really nice scrapbook page (or pictures of the two of you), and some dry erase markers. If you can snag a picture of you with your mouth open like you’re going to say something (and the same picture of him), that will make this project even more fun.
Okay, so frame the pictures of yourselves or frame the scrapbook paper and you’ve got yourself a nice dry erase board where you can leave sweet messages for each other when you leave for work in the morning. The dry erase markers will just wipe right off of the glass.
You can even make it a special place where you can write different reasons why you love each other by framing a sheet of nice paper that says “I love you because __________”, then just fill in the blank.