15 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

15 DIY valentine's day gift

Turn heads this Valentine’s Day with your very own lovingly handcrafted gifts. Whether you’re creating gifts for your classmates, teachers, or friends, these Valentine’s Day ideas are a sweet way to show that you care. Avery products and templates make it easy to create DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts that will make everybody swoon.

1. The Highlight of Their Valentine’s Day

pink highlighter on thick card with a message reading, 'you are the the highlight of my day, Happy Valentine's Day'
Make their Valentine’s Day brighter with a fluorescent pink Hi-Liter® (23592)

Everyone can always use an extra highlighter and the right message will make this DIY Valentine’s Day gift shine. Our file folder labels are the perfect size to attach one of our many colorful Hi-Liters to a postcard without having to worry about carefully cutting washi tape. Use our free heart pattern template and card design to really stand out.

Click here for the heart pattern file folder label template.

2. A Great Catch

small baseballs in cellophane bags with small tent cards on top reading, 'you're a great catch'
Staple together easy bag toppers with small tent cards (5302)

Baseballs are always fun to have around for a quick game of catch. Stress relief balls are also a great gift for teachers and coworkers to help keep their head in the game.

Click here for the “You’re a great catch!” tent card template.

3. Build an Awesome Relationship

small bag filled with colorful toy building bricks and blocks topped with card reading, 'everything is awesome, including you - Happy Valentine's Day'
Create colorful designs with double-sided printable tent cards (5302)

Building blocks and bricks are timeless toys that help spark creativity and are fun for all ages. Try to choose a colorful and simple array of bricks that will help them build something beautiful.

Click here for the “Everything is awesome” tent card template.

4. The Glue That Holds Everyone Together

Avery Glue Stic fastened to thick card reading, I'm stuck on you - Happy Valentine's Day
Make it easier for people to stay attached with a permanent Glue Stic™ (98001)

If you’re a teacher DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for your class, are a great opportunity to distribute supplies in clever ways. A dab of charm or a cheeky pun can help bring any gift together.

5. A Lovely Gumball Machine

small, pink gumball machine filled with large, white gumballs and tied with adorable white bow with various colored hearts and labeled with a cute pink tag reading, 'I chews you'
Give your gifts that extra crafty flavor with printable tags (22802)

Who wouldn’t want to own their own candy machine? Gumball machines are marvelous little gifts that are perfect for teachers and neighbors.

Click here for the “I chews you” tag template.

6. Dino-Mite Valentine’s Day Cards

various small toy dinosaurs fastened to thick card reading, 'I think you're dino-mite - Happy Valentine's Day,' in colorful fonts
Index cards (5388) are a fantastic bedrock for custom Valentine’s Day cards

Give your Valentine’s Day gifts some extra bite with a silly and fun dinosaur pun. Kids will have a roaring good time playing with and trading these colorful toys.

7. Plenty of Fish in the Sea

medium-size baggies filled with gold fish crackers topped with a light blue card decorated with fish reading, 'you're such a great catch, Valentine'
Reel people in with cute tent cards (5302)

Salty snacks like Goldfish® are beloved treats and always welcome. Just make sure that your bags have enough space at the top before stapling it together with the tent card topper.

Click here for the “You’re such a great catch” tent card template.

8. Bear Your Soul

three cute scallop-topped tags with gummy bear illustrations reading, 'you are beary special,' fastened to boxes of gummy bears with pink and white string on a pink table
Leave a sweet note with scalloped tags (22848)

Gummy bears are always great and a delicious treat. Complete the package with a wrap of string and a custom printed tag to make everything just right.

9. Get Their Heart Racing

various small toy cards stuck on white card with several punny car Valentine's Day messages on each
Get the top gear for your valentines with 3″ x 5″ index cards (5388)

Get everyone a brand new car this Valentine’s Day! If you’re making Valentine’s Day gifts for a large group, Avery Design & Print Online makes it easy for you to create multiple unique messages that will get their motor running.

10. A Valentine’s Day Gift That Pops

small place cards reading, 'you make my heart pop,' stapled onto plastic bubble wrap sheets
Small place cards (16109) also make for eye-catching bag toppers

Popping bubble wrap is fun and can help relieve stress. This gift is also affordable to make and lets you reuse any leftover bubble wrap you might have laying around.

Click here for the “You make my heart pop” place card template.

11. A Little Extra Polish

five small square tags with happy Valentine's Day message tied to five pink nail polishes with red string, sitting on pink table
Add some extra polish to your gifts with square tags (22849)

A fun new shade of nail polish is always appreciated. These heartwarming tag designs also work with any other gift that could use an extra finishing touch. 

12. A Sweet Roll

three round bubble gum containers labeled with three round 'I chews you, Valentine' labels on pink background with pink ribbon
Avoid using real tape by applying customizable round labels (94502)

Bubble gum tape is always a blast and fun to chew. Stick on your own custom printed stickers on Valentine’s Day gifts for a little extra flavor.

Click here for the “I chews you” round label template.

13. S’more Love

pink heart marshmallow, half of a chocolate bar, and two graham crackers in cellophane bag topped with cute Valentine's Day place card reading, Life is s'more fun with a friend like you
Complete a sweet package with custom bag toppers (5302)

There are few things sweeter in life than good friends and good snacks. Let your friends know that you care with a DIY s’more kit.

Click here for the “S’more fun” tent card template.

14. Lucky Ducks

pink rubber duckies with scallop tags reading, 'I'm one lucky duck to have a friend like you' tied on with red string, sitting on pink table
Give gifts an elegant edge with scallop edge tags (80503)

Get all of your ducks in a row with these darling rubber ducky valentines. Pair these ducks with gracefully scalloped edge tags to craft lovely gifts for your flock of friends.

15. A Sweet Message

several Hershey's chocolate kisses in silver wrapping labeled with tiny, round Valentine's Day themed messages and illustrations on the bottoms, sitting on pink table
¾” round labels (94504) fit perfectly under Hershey’s Kisses®

Fashion your own unique candy messages with our printable round labels. ¾” round labels fit perfectly underneath Hershey’s Kisses and are ideal for crafting bespoke Valentine’s Day notes.

Click here for the valentine heart round label template.

Click here for the valentine lips round label template.

Click here for the valentine red text round label template.

Click here for the valentine green text round label template.

Products used in this article:

4″ x 6″ Postcards (5389)

2/3″ x 3-7/16″ File Folder Labels (5366)

Hi-Liter® Pen-Style Highlighter (23592)

2″ x 3-1/2″ Small Tent Cards (5302)

Glue Stic™ 18 Pack (98001)

2″ x 3-1/2″ Printable Tags (22802)

2″ x 1-1/4″ Scallop Edge Printable Tags (22848)

3″ x 5″ Index Cards (5388)

1-7/16″ x 3-3/4″ Place Cards (16109)

1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ Printable Tags (22849)

2-1/2″ Glossy Round Labels (22830 / 94502)

2-1/2″ Scallop Round Tags (80503)

¾” Round Labels (4221 / 94504)

Hershey’s Kisses® and Goldfish® are registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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