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3 Easiest Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Choosing what to give your S.O. this Valentine’s Day is one of the toughest decisions you make every year. Through the fantastic thing called online shopping, however, you have been fooling yourself that you have the ability to surprise your S.O. ever 14th day of February. Hence, Valentine’s Day becomes just another ordinary day when a delivery man knocks on the door and delivers the most mundane gift wrapped in an interesting wrapper. Where is the love in that?

Forget about online shopping when you can do your gift yourself. A bit of personal touch makes things special, unique, and definitely one for the books. No time? No problem! I compiled 3 of the easiest last minute Valentine’s Day gifts for you.

Coupon Punch Cards

For the person who has it all, this gift is surely unpredictable. Your punch card can be for 10 backrubs, 5 meals at his favourite restaurant, or whatever you want to do for him. It can be naughty; it can be nice. This is where your sense of humour is necessary.

Materials needed:

    • Cardboard or special paper to print your design
    • White Cardstock
    • Hole Punch
    • Optional:

-Washi Tape
-Laminator Envelopes
-Excellent Sense of Humour

Not the creative type? Here are a few printables to get you started.

Sharpie Mugs

sharpie mug
For the coffee or tea lover, a mug is a great gift. Buying Starbucks’ collectibles would cost around Php 500 to Php 1,000 and your S.O.’s officemate may even have the same design. With a DIY mug like this, your S.O. would have a unique mug that will remind him or her of you in every sip.

Materials needed:

  • A sharpie
  • White mug

For a more permanent design, just follow  these steps.

Step 1: Write on the ceramic mug.

Step 2: Bake the mug at 350F for 30 minutes to make the ink permanent.

Step 3: Wrap for gifting.

You do not need to have the best handwriting in the world. Your funny handwriting adds meaning to the mug. You can even fill it with your S.O.’s favourite drink or treats.

Cuddle Kit

Are you the romantic type? Well, well, you will love this third DIY! Share the night with your S.O. cuddling while watching a movie with this Cuddle Kit for 2 from The Dating Divas.

Materials needed:

  • A soft, fuzzy blanket
  • Champagne or your favourite drinks
  • Chocolates, or popcorn, or take-out
  • A romantic film
  • Some Candles

Place all these in a basket and add a ribbon. There is a printable too for a more creative approach. Download it here.

Which one do you like best? Do you have other easy DIY gifts in mind? Comment below or drop me an email at smiley jpg


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