Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you’re looking for a special gift to give to a special person, consider making it yourself instead. In this article, you’ll learn why it’s better to make a gift than to buy it, as well as three crafty Valentine’s gift ideas that are easy to create.
Crafted vs Bought
You can always go to any store and pick out an item that your special someone would love. After all, if you got it for them, they’ll probably like it no matter what. But if you want this year’s gift to really stand out, then you should try crafting it yourself. Here are three reasons why crafted gifts are better than store-bought ones:
It is bespoke
Store-bought gifts are usually generic – red hearts, stuffed toys, chocolates, and flowers. We’ve seen all these things before. Meanwhile, crafted Valentine’s gifts ensure that nobody in the world has that item but your special someone. You can make a bespoke item made with supplies from TheWorks that will make it dearer to whoever receives it, knowing that they own something that no one else does.
It shows effort
Anyone can spend money on a gift, but not everyone will put extra effort to make one. Crafting shows that you’ve put time, thought, and effort into the present, even if you didn’t spend a lot of money for it.
It is made with love
Even if the crafted gift doesn’t turn out as great as what you pictured it will be, it’s still made with a lot of love. That alone is enough to make your special someone happy.
Valentine’s Gift Ideas
Are you ready to put a lot of love and effort into a crafted and bespoke Valentine’s gift? Here are gifts that you can make for your special someone:
Gather your couple pictures and a few mementos from your dates (like movie tickets, theme park stubs, and other similar items that you’ve kept) and put them in a scrapbook. A scrapbook is always a great gift idea because it serves as a time capsule of sorts of all the time you’ve spent together and the memories you’ve shared with each other.
There are cheap mug painting sets available in TheWorks that allow you to customize a simple but useful household item. After painting your design, you can also write a sweet message on the mug. Additional crafty tip: If you want to make your special someone laugh with this gift, paint something that reminds them of an inside joke that only you two know about.
Valentine’s Day basket
Fill your Valentine’s Day basket with store-bought and/or crafted items, like homemade cookies, a scrapbook, a painted mug, a love letter, a stuffed toy, a box of chocolates, a bottle of wine, etc. Even though some of the items in the basket are store-bought, it still shows that you’ve still put a lot of effort and thought into curating these things.
This Valentine’s Day show your special someone just how much you love them by crafting one of these beautiful gift ideas.