Date Night Idea Jar
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by Brittany Ambrosino

It’s that time of year again! Shades of pink and red fill the aisles of every store, as it’s time to find the perfect gift for the special person in your life. While expensive roses and jewelry are the norm for Valentine’s Day gift giving, there are some easy D.I.Y. gifts that are quick to make and will show someone how much you care.

Date Night Idea Jar

Let’s be real, sometimes dinner and a movie can get old. A perfect D.I.Y. gift is a date night idea jar. All you need is a mason jar and things to decorate it with, such as paint, glitter, or ribbon. Then taking strips of paper, write down different date ideas, such as going on a hike and having a picnic. Put them all in the jar to give to your significant other. It’ll be a great way to help them choose how to spend time with you.

Mixed CD

Who doesn’t love music and songs that you’re both able to relate to? A great way to show how much you care about your significant other is making him or her a mixed CD of songs that remind you of him, her, or your relationship. Along with the CD, you can attach a booklet explaining what each song means to you. It’s really romantic and speaks the words you might otherwise be unable to express.

“Open When” Letters

This idea is great, especially for couples that may have some distance between them; all you need is some paper and envelopes! Give each letter a different topic, such as “Open when you miss me” or “Open when you’re having a bad day.” Get creative with your topics and each one will let your loved one know how much he or she means to you.

Valentine’s Day is dedicated to showing someone how much they mean to you. So whether you need a quick last minute gift or something sentimental, these 3 D.I.Y. gifts are the perfect answer!