8 Handmade Valentine's Day Gifts That Show Someone You Care

embroiderd heart cards

Hey, cupid: Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so it’s time to whip up a gift that shows your loved ones just how much you really care. Whether it’s a gift for your significant other, child or longtime BFF, we have loads of cute ideas for showing them sweet, sweet love.

1. For the Chocolate Lover

homemade chocolates

Gifting a box of chocolate is the romantic go-to move. But that lovin’ feeling hits a whole new high when you take the time to make them yourself — not to mention it’ll make you a chocolate-tempering pro!


2. For the Sweet Tooth

rainbow heart cake

This cake may look like a plain vanilla treat, but once you dig in a rainbow heart is revealed. Talk about a smitten dessert.


3. For the Snail Mail Enthusiast

embroiderd heart cards

To make the coolest card for your Valentine, grab your embroidery floss. Stitching on paper is actually easier than on cloth, so this is an ideal project for beginners.


4. For the Fabric Fanatic

fabric envelopes

Ditch the plain white envelopes and give your valentines the packaging they deserve. This project is so easy, kids can get in on the fun, too.


5. For the One Who Wants Flowers

sugar cookie bouquet

The best kind of flower is one made from sugar and covered in royal icing. And if you’ve ever wondered how to nail the just-right shade of red for your icing, this is your chance to learn.


6. For the One Who Wears Their Heart on Their Sleeve

crochet heart

Grab your crochet hook and whip up some sweet little hearts — these come together fast, and you can use any yarn you have on hand.


7. For the Quilting Queen

pixelated heart quilt block2

Your quilting bestie won’t be able to get enough of this cool pixelated heart block. Best part: you likely have everything you need to make it right in your scrap bin.


8. For the Simple Sweetheart

heart cake

Maybe you’re a novice cake sculptor, or your recipient just appreciates simplicity. Whatever the reason, this minimalist cake might just be the perfect way to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day.


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