Beer and Peanuts
If the quickest way to a man's heart is through his stomach, this beer-and-peanuts pairing will have him head-over-heels in no time. Repackage salted shelled peanuts in a resealable plastic bag and pair with your loved one's favorite specialty beer. Transform the store-bought snacks into a special treat by adding a personalized tag or note and embellishing with red ribbon.
Make His Valentine's Day Gift Special: Gift your present with his favorite flick and curl up for a romantic movie night for two.
Travel Wall Art
Remind your man of a favorite vacation you took together with our easy wall art. Just cut a map to standard printer-paper size and use it to print special phrases and images you share. Attach the map to a store-bought canvas with spray adhesive, then brush with two coats of decoupage medium to seal.
Make His Valentine's Day Gift Special: In addition to maps of places you've been, surprise your man with a wall art map of a future destination you'd like to share with him.
Homemade Pizza Kit
Surprise your Valentine with a romantic dinner in. Make and bake two large or four small pizza crusts and wrap up a variety of his favorite pizza toppers plus our quick pizza sauce. Include instructions to bake at 350˚F for 12 minutes and place in a decorated pizza box.
Make His Valentine's Day Gift Special: Attach a love note to the box and serve the meal with his favorite beverage. Curl up with a slice and tune in to a sports game of his choice.
DIY Tablet Case
For the gadget-obsessed man in your life, create a personalized tablet case from ever-trusty duct tape. Wrap lightweight fabric around the tablet, leaving some overlap for a closure flap. Cover one side end-to-end with duct tape in your desired pattern. Add self-stick tape to the closure to finish.
Make His Valentine's Day Gift Special: Decorate the case with your Valentine's monogram in his favorite color. Load his tablet with songs, movies, or photos you both love.
Memory-Saver Photo Frame
Highlight a trip, hobby, or other event in a gift that will make him remember your most-cherished memories. Create a custom embellished photo mat by arranging words and phrases in an illustration program then converting them to an outline font. Print your creation on art paper, then color the words.
Make His Valentine's Day Gift Special: Color the words with his favorite colors, or add Valentine's Day motifs. Describe your favorite memories in your design.
Triple Pepper Hot Sauce
Spice it up this Valentine's Day with the gift of hot sauce. Try our Triple Pepper recipe, which is perfect for kicking up everything from stir-fry to scrambled eggs, or buy his favorite hot sauce and personalize with our printable labels (below). Adorn your gift with dried chili peppers and a festive photo-transfer label.
Make His Valentine's Day Gift Special: Wake him up with a homemade breakfast or brunch in bed complete with a side of triple pepper hot sauce.
Keep your loved one extra warm and cozy this Valentine's Day with a terry cloth, flannel, or fleece bathrobe. The classic men's loungewear item is sure to keep him warm even when he's not cuddling with you.
Make His Valentine's Day Gift Special: Fill the pockets with soothing bath oils and salts for a romantic spa day at home.
Simple Valentine's Day Coaster Set
Decoupage maps or special items, such as photos or artwork, onto square tiles to make a one-of-a-kind set of Valentine's Day drink coasters. Back the tiles with felt to keep them from scratching any surfaces.
Make His Valentine's Day Gift Special: Use ticket stubs from the first concert, movie, or sporting event you attended together. Pair the coasters with his favorite beverage or a set of personalized barware.
Meat Rub in a Homemade Spice Jar
Custom spice mixes are a quick and easy gift to give a man who loves to cook or grill. Fill a small spice jar with our Jamaican Jerk Rub, and wrap the jar with twine. Cut a piece of narrow ribbon and adhere to a wooden clothespin using glue; use the clothespin to attach a card with the spice name and instructions.
Make His Valentine's Day Gift Special: For a romantic dinner, purchase your man's choice of meat and have him prepare it with the dry rub. Or save the spices for a sunny day and grill out at your favorite picnic spot.
Five Handmade Gift Ideas
Need a last-minute Valentine's Day gift? Watch this video for five easy ideas for handmade gifts, from customizable stoneware to fun food gifts.
Decorated Leather Flask
Wrap a nice leather flask with red-and-white Valentine-theme paper and add a message, such as "Be my Valentine" (available below). Cut the paper to fit and secure in back using tape.
Make His Valentine's Day Gift Special: Gift the flask with a bottle of his favorite top-shelf liquor.
Technology Gift with a Collared Shirt
For your tech-savvy Valentine, tuck the shiny new toy that he's been eyeing, like an iPod touch, in the front pocket of a white collared shirt. He'll look smart and polished at the office, and he'll love having apps for just about everything at his fingertips.
Make His Valentine's Day Gift Special: Preload the iPod touch with a few apps you know he'll love, so it will be ready to use right when he opens it.
Fortune Cookies with Dipping Chocolate
Sharing fortune cookies dipped in chocolate can be a fun and sweet after-dinner activity to do with your Valentine. Line plastic Chinese take-out boxes with decorative tissue, then fill them with store-bought fortune cookies. Wrap a jar of dipping chocolate with patterned paper and ribbon, then tuck a paper heart under the ribbon for a finishing touch.
Make His Valentine's Day Gift Special: Make your own fortune cookies and fill them with your own fortunes or date-night ideas.
Hot Chocolate Date with Personalized Mugs
Turn a simple Valentine's Day gift into an intimate date with personalized hot chocolate mugs, two packets of hot chocolate, and mini bottles of Irish cream liquor. Package everything together with pretty tissue paper. Before you sit down to enjoy your hot chocolate, write a message or draw a picture on the mugs.
Make His Valentine's Day Gift Special: Wrap up his favorite movie (on Blu-ray or DVD) separately and start date night right away.
Scratch-Off Valentine's Day Card
Keep him guessing about his Valentine's Day gift with a DIY scratch-off card. Follow our template to create four different date-night ideas, cover them with scratch-off solution, and package the card with a new penny to make the perfect gift.
Make His Valentine's Day Gift Special: Make one date night a romantic dinner at his favorite restaurant.
Wine Carrier with a Message
Wine makes a great Valentine's Day gift for him, set in a colorful hand-decorated carrier. Cover a cardboard cylinder with pretty scrapbook paper and attach a paper tag to the handle with a heart punched out and a message proclaiming your love.
Make His Valentine's Day Gift Special: Gift his favorite wine or a bottle from a significant year, like your anniversary or the year your first child was born.
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