Friday Favourites: What to Make This Weekend Valentine’s Day Edition

Hello Lovely,

Can you believe that January is almost over? It seems like only yesterday we were making New Year’s Resolutions and workout plans. Now it’s time to spoil ourselves and our loved ones again because Valentine’s Day is less than a month away! That means you’ve got to figure out what kind of gift you want to give your partner, where to find out and how much to save for it. Or maybe you’re flying solo this Valentine’s Day. You could still use this as an opportunity to get something for yourself of that best friend that’s always there for you. If you need a few good DIY gift ideas that won’t break the bank, we’ve got 5 just for you!

1.      Peppermint Bath Salts are a great way to unwind after a long day. Even though Peppermint is usually associated with Christmas, the red and white colours are still perfect for Valentine’s Day as well. Plus, peppermint is a stimulating scent and is known to help reduce headaches, and would be a great natural help for cold and flu symptoms also. Make several batches and use them for your loved one, or even as teacher gifts. Be a little selfish and make one for yourself too while you’re at it.

2.      Can’t afford a bottle of your beau’s favourite scent this holiday season? Give them a new favourite scent when you make your own! No one knows your partner better than you, so who better to combine their favourite scents into one perfect perfume or cologne for them? It really is very easy actually to make your own perfume and doesn’t take a long time. It takes 3-4 base ingredients which really is up to you. You can make scents that help you to relax, help to de-stress you, or help to change your mood. Get the tutorial here and drive your partner’s senses wild this Valentine’s Day!

3.      If you’ve never heard of Blurb, it’s a great website that allows you make your own photo books! But why stop there? Why not make a family yearbook? If you’re married with kids, this would be a perfect way to include the whole family on Valentine’s Day! They are a wee-bit time consuming, but once you have a hardbound copy of all of the year’s memories with your significant other and kin, you’ll have fun reliving those moments over and over again!

4.      Want to go the inexpensive route but still want your gift to be heartfelt? Decorate a small glass jar with ribbons, felt hearts, and other decorative items. This unique gift can be added to a shelf as a decorative piece, and can be customized with a personal message from you.

5.      Got a tough one on your hands that’s not interested in all of the fussy stuff, but you still want to make them feel loved? Try this next idea! Add a special touch to your partner’s favorite drinks with custom labels that can be attached to ale and cider bottles. Think of unique quotes or a special message for each bottle, and then place them in the fridge.

Which idea is your favourite? Maybe you have some ideas you want to share with us? Share what you plan on gifting this Valentine’s Day in the comment section below. You just may inspire someone else!