If you’re looking for some cute ideas for Valentine’s gifts — for you or your kids to make — here are some ideas from Martha Stewart, Better Homes & Gardens and me.
These Starter Seed Packets are adorable! Simply buy plain envelopes at the craft store and seeds at the garden center. Embellish with inked rubber stamps and markers. Sweat Peas, Sugar Snap Peas, Daisies (“She loves me” Daisy), and Sweet William make cute Valentine’s gifts for your gardening friends.
Embellish Tea Bags with red and pink hearts (or in colors like Conversation Hearts.) A great, simple, inexpensive gift for those that love tea.
Make decorative containers for flower pots using paper lunch bags, embellished with ribbons and heart cut outs. Your garden centers and even Trader Joe’s have potted cyclamin, primrose (pictured above) and tulips.
For chocolate lovers, wrap specialty chocolate bars and candy in beautiful wrapping papers or scrapbooking papers. Embellish with ribbons and Valentine stickers. These “Wrapped in Love” gifts make a pretty Valentine’s display.
Valentine Coupons are a great way to express your love. Handmade coupons have become a hit with our kids at Christmas, Valentine’s and Easter. Breakfast with Dad, An afternoon at the Movies, An Extra Long Back Scratch, Carwash by Hand … the ideas are endless! A great way to do something kind for someone else!
Baked Goods are always a nice treat. Large heart-shaped cookies wrapped in cellophane bags and tied off with ribbon make a sweet treat. (I just learned to make these cookies at a class this week. So fun!)
Or make small heart cookies and decorate them in a rainbow of colors like Conversation Hearts.
At our local Antique Flea Market, there is a vendor that sells Scrabble Letters and Old Keys. There are numerous crafts you can make with these fun items.