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Last Minute DIY Valentine's Day Gifts

My favorite gifts aren’t the ones that cost the most or are the biggest. They are always they ones that have the most thought behind them. It could be something as little as a picture in a frame or a fitting greeting card. I also love making homemade gifts for loved ones. If you are stilling trying to decide what to get your loved one, or if you want to add a personal gift made with love, here are my favorite from me and other awesome bloggers.

 

52 Things I Love About You – Deck of Cards or Album

52 Reasons I Love You List

A few years ago I made my husband this ’52 Things I Love About You’ Deck of Cards. He truly loved it. You can get the template I used from Peppermint Creative for FREE. For each card, there is a reason why I love my husband. You can also do just a little book or put all the reasons on pieces of paper in a nice jar. See more tips and a list of over 100 ‘Things I Love About You’ ideas from me and my readers.

Gift Ideas for Valentine's DayAre you still looking for something to get for your loved one on Valentine’s Day? Or maybe you are just wanting to buy a great gift for yourself (because we all deserve a gift to ourselves every now and again). Either way, I wanted to let you know about some great products that could make some awesome gifts. I am also working on gathering my favorite homemade gifts and I will be continuously adding products to my Gift Guide.

 

Personalized Video Love Letter

Make a Free Video

Here’s a great personal gift that you can make for FREE! Animoto allows you to upload pictures and video clips, add them to a styled video, select music and add your own text. I have been playing around with the site a little bit and next week I will share more thoughts on it, as well as a video I am putting together. Until then, view this sample Valentine’s Day video. It is super cute. Creating an account is free, quick and easy then you can start making your own video.

Personalized Valentine's Gift for Her

When it comes to giving gifts to loved ones, I always try to come up with something that is personal and has a meaning behind it or something that can be emotional connected with. Anything can make a great gift with a little thought and personal touch. I know a lot of people who like to give (and receive) jewelry for their Anniversary or Valentine’s Day. Picking out the perfect piece can sometimes be a challenge and other times the recipient knows exactly what they want (like me). I have wanted an infinity ring ever since my husband and I got married and I finally found the perfect one(s) on Jewlr.com.

How to Make a Heart Shaped Cake

I love to make cakes and desserts and since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I thought I would share how easy it is to make a heart shaped cake.

Need:

  • Box of Cake Mix
  • Can of Frosting
  • 8-9″ Circle Cake Pan
  • 8-9″ Square Cake Pan

Make the cake mix as directed on the box. Pour half into the circle pan and half into the square pan. Bake as directed. Let cool completely and remove from the pans. If your pans are not easy to get the cake out, line the the pan with foil before you add the cake mix.

Cut the circle cake in half and place the three pieces together as shown:

Easy way to Make a Heart Cake

Now all you have to do is ice the cake. The first time I made this, one can of frosting barely covered the cake. It helps to beat the frosting with a mixer for a few minutes to fluff it up a little. This also warms it up slightly, making it easier to spread.

How to Make a Heart Shaped Cake

Wasn’t that easy?

 

Over the summer I posted ‘52 Things I Love About You’ Deck of Cards Album, a gift I made for my husband for our wedding anniversary. Lately, I have people asking how to come up with 52 reasons I love my husband. So I created a list of over 50 to get you started or if you are running out of ideas.

It took me a while to write down 52 things. Trust me, I love my husband, but coming up with 52 reasons written in such few words was not easy. My best advice is to think about little things, be specific. Some times one thing can be broken into 2 or 3. For example, don’t just say, “You are a great dad to our kids”. You can also break it down into the little things he does with the kids: Read bedtime stories, always wants to hold them, the way he looks at them, etc. Also be creative and personal. Put something silly he does all the time or even something that mildly irritates you. Make it personal!

100+ Ideas & Tips for 'Reason I Love You' Gifts
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