A Hooray Heroes personalized love book for couples, a cutting board and some Valentine's Day sweets.

The Very Best of Valentine’s Day DIY: 10 Ways to Show Them You Care

A Hooray Heroes personalized love book for couples, a cutting board and some Valentine's Day sweets.

Do you want a Valentine’s Day gift that’s a little more original than the typical bouquet & box of chocolates? Do you want to give something more personal? Something that proves that this day doesn’t need to be all about how much you spend? You’re in the right place! We’ve compiled a small selection of the best DIY Valentine’s Day gifts to get your creative juices flowing!

1. Valentine’s Day Recipes for Love

The best way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach! There’s almost no better to show your special someone how you feel than through the loving preparation of food. You can go all out and prepare something amazingly lavish, or you can keep it simple and relaxed. There’s absolutely no need to break the bank as the best recipes are often the least complicated.

A plate covered in assorted deli meats, cheeses, olives and bread.
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And don’t forget to add the magic ingredient: love!

2. Date Night Jar

How many times have you and your significant other asked one another, “What do you want to do tonight”? And somehow, no matter how many fabulous date night ideas you have when you have NO time, neither of you can think of anything to do or anywhere to go when you finally DO have time. Don’t worry though, it happens to the best of us.

A couple holding hands at a table outdoors near a carousel.
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This one does take a bit of prep work, but the end result will be fun for both of you! Every time your husband, wife, girlfriend or boyfriend mentions somewhere they’d like to go or something they’d like to do, make a note of it! Then decorate a jar (make sure you remove the label first!) and write your ideas down on brightly colored popsicle sticks or strips of colored paper. You can even fold those strips of paper into tiny origami stars or hearts before placing them in the jar to give it an extra special twist! 

3. A Hooray Heroes Personalized Love Book for Couples

What could be better than an entire book about all of the reasons you love your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife? With Hooray Heroes, you can make an original, DIY gift for Valentine’s Day.

The cover of a Hooray Heroes personalized book for couples.

With just a few clicks, you can personalize your characters, choose your stories and write your very own dedication (or choose one of our pre-written ones)! It’s a Valentine’s Day gift that really says it all! This book is one of our top sellers for a reason, but don’t take our word for it! We’d rather let our customers do the talking!

The cover of a Hooray Heroes personalized Premium Edition love book.
Premium Edition

This edition is also available as a Premium Edition (15 stories + you two dolled up and blinging with silver foil on the cover) as well as a beautiful edition for same-sex couples!

The cover of a Hooray Heroes personalized book for same-sex couples.
Same-Sex Edition

Hooray Heroes also offers another personalized book, which focuses on all of your partner’s (not so) tiny imperfections. Humor and love go hand in hand and this book depicts all too well the reality of being in a relationship … for better or for worse!

The cover of a Hooray Heroes personalized love book for couples, Perfect Imperfections.

4. DIY Carved Candle with Initials

Now, while carving your initials into a tree is pretty romantic, you have to admit, it’s not particularly kind to the tree. But if you happen to be more of the hands-on type, you may want to try doing the same on a candle instead!  

A number of lit tea lights laid out in the shape of a heart.
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All you need is a candle, a linoleum cutter, a silver or gold leaf pen, tape, and a design idea! The results are effortlessly beautiful and you’ll be giving full credit for your handcrafting abilities and your work will shine in all its glory!

5. Freshly Baked Bread with a Loving Twist

If your wife, husband, boyfriend or girlfriend is a sucker for baked goods (guilty as charged!) you may just want to show your love through the heavenly crust of carbs. During the pandemic, a lot of us tried our hands at bread baking, which, at the very least, left us with some lingering experience in the kitchen. So, why not put your new-found skills to good use and bake a beautifully rustic loaf of their favorite bread?

The crust of a freshly baked loaf of bread.
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Make it fit the season with some free printables to make it clear just how much you “loaf” them.

Pun very much intended!

6. Fortune Cookies

These little cookies are always full of surprises. So why wouldn’t you take one of the best parts of going out for Chinese and make them yourself? It’s actually not as complicated a recipe as you would think! This gives you the unmissable opportunity to write your very own fortunes! You could go for cheesy pick-up lines (the cheesier the better!), something a bit spicier or even lines from a favorite TV show! Every time they open one will be a new chance for them to feel loved!

A pile of fortune cookies of various colors.
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Top Tip: Slip one into their lunch bag, backpack, briefcase or purse, so they can open it at work or school and make an ordinary day extraordinary! 

7. Personalized Wine Bottle

Is your significant other a connoisseur or fine wines, but you want to give something with a more personal touch? The solution couldn’t be simpler! Print out these pun-tastic wine labels on sticker paper to make replacing the original label a cinch and give them something a little more thoughtful and giggle-worthy than an ordinary bottle.

A vintage bottle of wine on a table with a glass and a single rose.
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If you’re feeling extra-creative, you could even design your very own label to make it even more personalized to your husband, wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend’s tastes!

8. DIY Magic Wand Valentine’s Day Card

Is your significant other more of a mystical creature? Are they lovers of magic, dragons, sorcerers, great warriors, ghouls, rogues, rangers, and epic battles between the forces of good and evil?

A Harry Potter book and figurine along with a dried rose and magic paraphernalia.
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Well then, this may be the right Valentine for you! All you need are a few basic items (and a printer, of course) and you’ll have an enchanting card sure to bewitch the heart of anyone who receives it.

If you’re not feeling up to it, though, you can also check out our line of personalized Valentine’s Day cards!

9. A Handmade Heart-Shaped Bookmark

Should your special someone be an avid reader, you might want to consider making one of these beautiful bookmarks! Include a short declaration of love on the front and you’re all set! They’ll be able to carry a small piece of your heart with you wherever they go!

The reflection of a red heart on the pages of an open book.
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If you think they might appreciate a new book to go along with that bookmark, you can check out our books for couples here! They are an amazing way to put everything you feel into words.

Top Tip: Don’t forget to check out our free personalized phone wallpaper for couples and free printable love coupons too!

10. DIY Gifts for the Fuzzy Love of Your Life

For those of us looking to spoil our furry companions, there are tons of simple no-sew accessories for your precious pet! Some are so easy to create that you can easily adjust them for pets of all shapes and sizes.

The covers of Hooray Heroes personalized book for pets.

Considering, however, that some of us are sewing impaired, there are other amazing options like a special snack, a free Hooray Heroes wallpaper for your phone or you can splurge and get your four-legged friend a personalized book all about you and your cat or dog! It’ll always be a beautiful reminder of all the adventures you have gone on together!

A Gesture that Comes from the Heart

Whatever gift or activity you come up with, the only must is to put your heart into it. By giving the precious gift of your time (and effort!), you are sure to create something that your significant other will treasure for years to come.

We know you’ll knock it out of the park!