11 Top Gifts from the Heart This Valentine’s Day

A lot of people feel like Valentine’s Day is just another Hallmark holiday. It can be stressful to feel like you have to make the day so special for all your loved ones, especially your significant other. Luckily, with a little ingenuity you can create special gifts from the heart that won’t cost you a lot of money or stress, but will still be a big hit.

Here are 11 top gifts from the Heart this Valentine’s Day:

1. Homemade Dinner for Two

Restaurants are always so booked up and crowded around Valentine’s Day and the stress of long waits and big crowds can put a damper on the romance. Why not instead make your own meal at home, set the table with candles, romantic music and a bottle of wine and just relax and enjoy each other’s company. No stress allowed.

2. A Coupon Book of Love

What do you get the person who has everything? Why not make him or her a coupon book of fun things you will do for them. It could be massages, movie nights, taking over their chores for a week. They will appreciate the extra thought you put in to think about what they’d like.

3. Sweets for Your Sweets

Chocolate and candies are very popular gifts at Valentine’s Day, but they can be expensive. Instead of buying them make them yourself. Not only does it save you money, but it is a nice personal touch that you can save that you made them yourself. A true gift from the heart.

These are also a great idea if you have kids. Make enough for everybody and wrap them up in special decorated bags to be more festive. You can even add a tag where you write an individualized message for each family member. Then hand them out as everyone is heading out in the morning. They will love having that reminder all day that you love them.

4. Design a Special Bouquet

Florists are on high alert during this time of year with many orders and of course a bouquet of roses is always a nice gift, but why not make it more personal? Ask the florist if you can design the bouquet yourself so you can make sure it has her favorite flowers and colors.

5. Write Your Feelings

Nothing beats pouring your heart out to your loved one. Go old-fashion and write a letter where you count the ways you love him or her. Let them know how much you appreciate having them in your life. Or if you are feeling really creative, write a love poem in calligraphy on a sheet of parchment paper. What could be more romantic then that?

6. Do Something They Love to Do Together

If you and your significant other tend to have a lot of separate hobbies and passions that you don’t do together, it could be a nice treat to offer to do what they love together. So go to that poetry reading or take in the superhero movie together. It is all about giving the gift of your time and attention.

7. A Memory Book of Love

Most of us love taking pictures of special moments in our lives, but it can be hard with our busy schedule to find the time to put them all together in a photo album with all the names, dates and details that will help us remember that moment years from now. Taking the time to do this for your significant other, sister or friend is a great way to show how much they mean to you. They will love having that reminder at their fingertips all the time.

8. Design a Piece of Jewelry

If you have some money you can spend on a gift, nothing beats jewelry but why not make it extra special by designing it especially for him or her. Use their birthstone or have a special saying engraved in it. Or if he or she really love custom, unique things, then design the piece from scratch. They will love having something one of kind made just for them.

9. Give the Gift of Laughter

We all have inside jokes with friends, family members and significant others that we love to bring up to make each other smile. Why not give a small gift that reminds them of that inside joke? It could be as simple as a pencil. It is not about the actual gift but what it represents.

Remembering the inside joke will surely bring on peals of laughter and have both of you in stitches. Laughter is really good for your health and helps bond you to others so it really is the best gift to give this Valentine’s Day.

10. Donate to a Cause Close to their Heart

Charitable donations have become really popular lately as more and more people are focusing on trying to give back by donating to causes they believe in. Whether it is donating to a local homeless shelter or adopting an animal in their name, your loved one will appreciate you supporting what they strongly believe in.

11. Make the Day an Experience

There has been a movement for a lot of people to collect experiences instead of material things. If your loved one prefers adventures over baubles, then try to special full day experience either on Valentine’s Day or the weekend closest to the big day. What is great about this gift idea is that you can scale it to your budget and the time you have available. You can simple spend a whole day together going through free museums together and have a meal afterwards or you can take a skydiving class together or get out of town to see some new sights.

Whatever you decide to do for a gift for Valentine’s Day, just make sure it is from the heart and it will sure to be a big hit. Happy Valentine’s Day!