Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Valentine's Day Ideas - Part 1

Since Valentine's Day is less than 2 weeks away I thought I would share some gift ideas. It takes very little to look like a superstar and let's be honest, no one will judge how small the gift is but they will always remember your thoughtfulness! I realise Valentine's Day is traditionally a holiday used by women to extort expensive gifts from their men during the post-Christmas pre-sping lull but there is no reason we cant give thoughtful gifts to our friends, co-workers, teachers, neighbours and anyone else we would like to spread some cheer to!

I will be posting ideas every day so this is part one of a series that will include food, gifts, decorations and more!

Today's ideas all came from Martha Stewart and the instructions are indexed on her website.

African Violet hearts. Take a leaf, cut it into a heart shape, push into soil and voila!

Wouldn't your spouse or children love opening their lunch to find their sandwiches wrapped in heart covered wax paper!? Bake loaves or cookies and wrap with this paper and tie with twine or butcher string and deliver to your friends!

I just love the presentation. Simple muffins are beautifully wrapped - this will make you look like a superstar! Keep life simple and get a package of oatmeal muffin mix from the grocery store.

Heart shaped button cuff links. Adorable!

If you are giving a box of chocolates put little love messages at the bottom of each cup!

Heart shaped fudge - so simple to make! When it has set just use your heart shaped cookie cutters to cut out the hearts and box them with pink cups, tissue and ribbon!

Plan a romantic bath with candles and petals! The bottle is actually a message in a bottle! What a beautiful way to give a love note!

Heart shaped soap. Your local craft store will carry soap moulds and melt & pour soap. You could even use an ice cube tray! This is a very easy project!

A chocolate bar wrapped in beautiful paper! The surprise is the love letter written on the inside!

Heart tea bag tags! Just cut out hearts, write a sweet message on each one and attach to the string of the teabag!

Have a fabulous day!


Lily Lemontree said...

What great suggestions! I will definitely try a few of these myself! Can't wait for your next post!

Short Southern Momma said...

Thanks so much! I have been seriously needing some inspiration! XOXO

KatieSPerk said...

These are adorable! I love the heart shaped fudge!!

HeidiG said...

such fun ideas! thanks for sharing!!

SogniSorrisi said...

Love the chocolate bar idea!

Gwen said...

What fun ideas!!! I love the heart shaped fudge idea. :) XOXO

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

my oldest daughter is 9 and loves all things valentine-y! i love the ♥ waxed paper idea! i bought her a plastic heart sandwich holder for her lunch and surprised her on Monday....each day i try to slip something ♥ like in her lunch box! today it was heart napkins! thanks for the ideas!

Janine said...

These are such fabulous ideas!! I know I will use at least one of them!!

Confessions Of A Domestic Goddess said...

Those are some great ideas! They just look so sweet!

Thanks for sharing!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

What great ideas! Sometimes the simpliest, most inexpensive things mean the most!

OceanDreams said...

More darling ideas, I love wrapping fun candy and treats in V-day paper!

Melita said...

love the tea bag idea. it would work perfect for me as i love tea. great blog! hugs!!