I love Valentine’s Day, but I don’t love the commercialism that envelopes it. A sweet and thoughtful day has turned into a candy, balloon and trash fest. Just not cool in my book. So what can we do about it? Show our love for others with thoughtful gifts that can be used throughout the year and made from reclaimed material. Ready to get inspired from these super creative Valentine’s Day gifts and make a difference this Valentine’s Day?
1. Wood you be my valentine? Transform a fallen log into these fun wooden cards from Mustard Seeds. I love how younger kids can join in the fun by painting the hearts— the sloppy paint job is so enduring to me.
2. Friendship bracelets. I loooooove these colorful friendship bracelets from Dandee Designs. She even has a template you can download to make your life easier.
3. Prints of love. Capture your children’s infancy with this adorable print idea from Marta Writes. Grandparents, aunts and uncles can frame them on the wall for keepsakes. Wish I did this when my kids had itty bitty toes.
4. Bird Love: Spread the love to the birds by making these heart-shaped bird feeders for your valentines to hang in their backyard. Peep Thread does a step-by-step tutorial of how to make them.
5. Crayon hearts: Transform those broken crayons into a gift of love with this DIY from Whipperberry.
6. Love for the boys. Made by Joel used an old magazine to create this tie for his son. Why not take it a step further and make ties for all the little boys in your life? Write a sweet message on the backside and they can wear your love all day long.
7. Say I love you with a song. Design Mom featured this musically inspired Valentine gift that rocks. Share your favorite songs with your friends, or even record your own children singing their favorite songs to make it even more special.
Make sure you don’t miss our 10 days of giveaways this Valentines. Jadah and I are promoting and giving away products that we love and believe in— and are excited to share them with you.
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