A homemade gift is one of a kind and can be personalized with the recipient's favorites in mind. And when done correctly, homemade gifts can often be a great way to save money. Whether your sweetheart is a musician, a beer enthusiast, a tech geek or just a guy who loves a good meal, we've got ideas for the perfect homemade Valentine's Day gift.
Customized Cuff Links
If your special guy has his own Pinterest boards dedicated to style, he'll be anxious to try out a pair of customized cuff links. Decorate them with cute sayings or found objects, such as Scrabble tiles or typewriter keys.
T-Shirt Gym Bag
For the guy who can't bear to part with school, band or sport t-shirts, consider making a t-shirt gym bag. Repurpose all of those t-shirts into a functional and nostalgic gift.
Related: Learn how to make a t-shirt gym bag.
Love Coupon Matchbooks
Short on cash or in need of a gift for the guy who has everything? These adorable love coupon matchbooks can be printed and assembled at home. Coupons include breakfast in bed, a day without chores, and a homemade meal.
Who says guys don't love flowers too? For Valentine's Day, make him a "guy bouquet" personalized with his favorite things, such as mini booze bottles, a pack of cards, candy, and of course, bacon roses.
Related: Learn how to make a guy bouquet.
Engraved Guitar Pick
If playing chords on the guitar is his favorite pastime, you'll always be on his mind when he's using this engraved guitar pick. File into a heart and stamp with his initials.
For the grill master in your life, assemble a Valentine's Day gift basket that's worthy of any barbecue. Complete with grilling tools and a homemade spice rub, this gift is sure to get him fired up.
Etched Shot Glass and Beer Stein
A beer enthusiast will definitely appreciate a set of custom beer steins. Glass etching is a simple process, as long as you have a stencil and the proper supplies. Consider etching his initials or symbols of his favorite hobbies, such as sports equipment.
Vintage iPad Case
If he's glued to his iPad, a one-of-a-kind case made from vintage clothing will be a gift that gets a lot of use. We sewed this case from a vintage leather skirt, but any textile could be used.
- Alison Needham