On the hunt for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? Why not quit the hunt and go Do-It-Yourself instead?
V-Day is almost here, and all couples are frantically searching stores and the Internet for the ideal present for their special someone. While purchasing gifts may seem like a good idea, why not spend less by purchasing affordable presents? Not only are they affordable and personalized, they’re simple to obtain, will save you the bother of shopping, and would definitely make this Valentine’s Day even more special. In case you’re searching for ideas, we’ve got 11 inexpensive gift ideas that’ll surely impress your partner this Valentine’s.
DIY Flower Bouquet
A lovely bouquet of flowers is a classic Valentine’s Day present that is always loved. However, why spend money on pricey flowers when you can create your own? Simply head to the cheapest florist in town and grab a bunch of beautiful flowers at an affordable price. Two places we would definitely recommend getting your floral supplies from is Weng Hoa Flower Boutique and Lee Wah Florist. Their flowers are super fresh, come in a variety of colours and are really affordable. If real flowers are not within your budget, you can always shop for fake ones. It might seem like a low grade thing but hey, at least you get an A+ for effort and it’s gonna last years!
Sweets & Pastries
Whether you’re shopping for him or her, food is a tried-and-true option that can make anyone happy. But for Valentine’s, it’s most definitely a time for all things sweet. Sweet delicacies make for a perfect gift for almost any occasion. To go the extra mile, you can make all sorts of sweets and pastries in the comfort of your home. Just Google the recipes and add a bit of love to the mix!
But since we’re all busy these day (and Valentine’s Day falls on a weekday), buying readymade products and assembling them isn’t such a bad idea. There are tones of bakeries and shops that sell sweets and chocolates in KL. Just grab a few items or items your partner personally loves and make your own box of sweet treats. Easy, isn’t it? While you can order online and have them customize the box for you, you can actually save so much by doing it on your own.
If your partner loves all things beauty, then this makes for the perfect gift. Actually, everyone needs a self-care kit every now and then, given the stressful times we live in. And a DIY self-care kit might just do the trick. For something boujee, you can shop for brands like The Body Shop or The Bath & Body Works as they have excellent choices of self-care products. If you’re on a budget, you can shop at local pharmacies like Watsons and Guardian. From local to international brands, you can find a variety of self-care products ranging from skincare to body care. Pick and choose a few products that’ll be useful by your loved ones and turn it into a beautiful gift.
For anyone you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with, but aren’t sure what to get them, a scented candle makes a thoughtful gift. The best part: it doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money. Of course, buying scented candles from branded stores is ideal, but you can always make your own candles. In fact, instead of gifting it, why not make candles together? Think of all the fun you’ll probably have. Candle making is easy. All you need is candle wax, essential oil and a glass container.
Personalized Photo Gifts
Because memories are enduring treasures of the heart, what better way to save your favourite moments with your partner than with meaningful photo gifts? Collect some of the best pictures you have together and get them printed out. The next part is all about getting creative. You can collage them on a canvas, frame them, make a mini album or write meaningful quotes or poems at the back of every picture. Trust us, this gift will bring back all those lovely memories you had together, making your Valentine’s extra special.
DIY Cheese Platter
Another food-related gift, but this time, it’s healthy and classy. Fruit and cheese plates are unquestionably a charming and delicious surprise. However, buying them online will cost you a lot, as some items aren’t really cheap. The best way to get around this is to create your own cheese platter with a variety of cheeses, fresh berries, chocolates, small pretzels, crackers, and even honey, all in a box of your choice. You can get these items at any grocery store and assembling them is super easy as well as fun. The thing about cheese platters is that they don’t have to be all cheese and fruits, but anything that you feel would pair well – like ice cream!
DIY Art Gifts
Is your lover a little creative with their hands? Give them a Valentine’s Day DIY art project to do. Some ideas are 3D diamond art, batik painting, LEGO building, paint by number, terrarium assembling, or anything that they can do with their hands. You can get them online or at any convenience store. The main idea is to enjoy doing the art instead of giving readymade items. This will make your partner appreciate you more and you’ll probably have a fun time doing these DIY projects together.
Coffee & Tea Kit
Coffee or tea? Why not both! This Valentine’s Day, surprise your caffeine-loving partner with tasty beverage options. Simply grab their favourite choice of coffee or tea and wrap them up as a gift. Sure, you can always run to Starbucks or Coffee Bean to grab their favourite beverage, but that would be clichéd, wouldn’t it? Getting a packet of ground coffee or tea is more relevant, as they can have it anytime they want – especially if they’re a caffeine-addict!
You can never go wrong with this one. It’s not only romantic but can be funny at times to. Plus, it’s the least expected gift anyone would expect for Valentine’s. Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to wear underwear all day long, even though it’s not necessary. Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day alone, with friends, or with your partner, it’s the perfrect occasion to give yourself or your sweetie a sexy Valentine’s Day present. For the boys, show some love by getting your girl adorable lingerie sets that’ll make them feel and look gorgeous. As for the girls, make this Valentine’s Day more memorable by giving your partner a wearable item too (we’re thinking adorable boxers!).
Forget fancy dinners and expensive cinema dates. Chill in the comfort of your home with your very own movie basket. Create a date-night-in-a-box for you and your partner that includes a bottle of champagne or Coke, and your go-to munchies. Get a little extra by making your own movie coupons and watch a movie together by tuning in to Netflix or Amazon Prime. Valentine’s Day is not simply for romantic films. In addition, you can select among genres like action, fantasy, or even horror, depending on how you’re feeling on any given day. Whatever movie you decide to watch, the movie basket will undoubtedly be useful.
We don’t know about you, but we absolutely adore love letters. Flowers, chocolates, and other presents are lovely, but nothing beats a handwritten love letter. Love letters have been around for thousands of years, despite the fact that they may be a dying art in the digital age. They are a really special gift to give and receive because of the effort, thought, and uniqueness they demand. You don’t need to be an expert writer. Just the act of sitting down, picking up a pen and paper, and really writing what your significant other means to you, is already the perfect love letter.