So. It's the weekend before Valentine's Day and you still haven't gotten a gift for that special someone like you've been meaning to, eh? Luckily, I have put together a list of three super easy DIY gifts that will not only make awesome presents, but not look like you threw them together last minute. And the great news is that each of these gifts can be easily tailored to fit whomever you are gifting them to, be it a boyfriend, parent, or a friend.
The first gift we have is diy bubble bath. Now, there are plenty of great from-scratch recipes out there. I honestly was too lazy to do that. The easiest thing to do is to buy a body wash that you like (pay attention to the color and scent) and add castile soap to it. I use Dr Bronner's. The ratio I used was about 2:1 body wash to soap. I also added in a bit of warm water. Mix it all together and then funnel it into a jar. I used this cute jar and painted the lid with pink glitter. This is the perfect gift for a gal pal or sister.
Rubik's Cube Photo Set
This one is super cute for someone who might be a bit nerdy. It's also really simple. All you need is a rubik's cube, six photos of you and the recipient (or if you don't have six together you can be like me and just do one of your face), and some mod podge or Elmer's glue. Make sure the photos are square (Instagram photos work well for this) and cut each one into nine smaller squares. Then glue the photos into place on each side of the cube. This gift is versatile as it is both sentimental and can be used for entertainment purposes!
Boyfriend in a Box
I call this last one Boyfriend in a Box, but obviously you can call it whatever you desire. The concept of this one is just fitting small, random gifts that remind you of a person into a box for them. It's sort of like a care package. I just used a box I got from Influenster (if you want to see what I've gotten, you can check out my personal Instagram where I will be posting about the products) and filled it with tissue paper and confetti strips. In it I placed some fun socks, lotion, a Rubik's Cube with photos of us, pens, an Amazon gift card, and Reese's Cups (his favorites) with a few De La Rosa Mazapan (my favorites). I'm also including a little love letter. There really is no "theme" to this box, it's just little things that made me think of him.
However, if you're having trouble coming up with gifts, here are some themes you can use to help yourself:
I hope you found this list of last minute Valentine's gifts helpful and I hope you give some of them a try! Good luck out there!
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Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!