Cool DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts You Can Make for Under $20

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, we think handcrafted gifts are the best way to show love. In this post, we’ll look at some imaginative DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas you can make for less than $20.

Written Love Notes

Create handwritten notes to show your love! Write individualized notes on vibrant cards and include drawings or doodles. Place them throughout your loved one’s home in strategic locations to surprise and delight them.


  • Blank cards or colorful paper
  • Markers, pens, or calligraphy tools

Personalized Memory Jar

Assemble memories and dreams for the future by creating a personalized memory jar. Cut little bits of paper, then write down your special memories, inside jokes, reasons you love them, and more. After folding each piece of paper, put it in the jar. Adorn the jar with ribbon or string to give this heartfelt gift an extra special touch.


  • Mason jar
  • Paper or cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Markers/Pens
  • Thread or ribbon

A Romantic Cookbook

Gather your best romantic recipes and assemble them into a cookbook. Add a personal touch with drawings or stickers. Aside from being a lovely present, this homemade recipe booklet also serves as the backdrop for a fun shared culinary experience.


  • Small journal or folder
  • Handwritten notes of recipes or printed recipes
  • Romantic Decals or other embellishments

Personalized Coasters

Make personalized coasters to consistently remind your partner of your love. Trim ornamental paper or images to size, apply Mod Podge, and apply a last coat to seal. Any home would be enhanced by this useful gift.


  • Simple Coasters
  • Mod Podge
  • Brush
  • Decorative paper or printed photos

Coupons or A Coupon Book

Make a coupon book filled with loving deeds or date night experiences, like a movie night, a homemade dinner, or a massage. Add your own designs and decorations to make the coupons uniquely yours.


  • Colored paper or cardstock
  • Stapler or ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Markers or pens

Do you have any creative DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas? Share them with us in the comments below!

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