1. Make her a card
Sounds easy enough, doesn’t it? All you need is some cardboard and imagination. If your imagination lets you down, go and steal some ideas in the gift card store. You’ll see cards in the shape of a heart, regular shaped cards with a heart drawn on it or with a heart stuck to it. Make something similar, write a little message on the inside and you’re done.
2. Compose a poem
If you have a poetic heart, you should have no trouble coming up with a love expression. If poetry is not your cup of tea, borrow a love poem from one of the masters. Google “famous love poems” and you’re sure to find something.
3. Burn a CD
As an attentive boyfriend you should know your girlfriend’s choice in music. Does she favor a particular artist? More than one perhaps? If you have a computer with a CD burner, you could collect some of her favorite love songs and burn them on a CD.
4. Cook her dinner
You don’t have to have the culinary talents of Martha Stewart to cook your girlfriend dinner. If you can manage whipping up a spaghetti or roasting a chicken, great, but if you can’t, all is not lost. You could order in or buy a ready make dinner at the deli counter and heat it up. Just try to arrange a nice table setting with flowers and a candle and be sure you do the dishes.
5. A collage of photos
Depending on the length of time you’ve been together, you’re bound to have a few photos of the two of you together. You could present her with a collage of your most memorable moments. For extra effect, write a sentimental or funny caption under each one.
6. Roll her a candle
Making a candle yourself is not nearly as hard as you may thing. Pop into your local craft shop and see what’s on offer. You’ll need wax, a wick, a heat source and a container.
7. Original artwork
Even if you don’t quite qualify to be the next Van Gogh or Picasso, you could still try your hand at a sketch or a painting. If you’re an artist, this type of gift should be right up your alley. If you’re new to art, you might want to take an existing picture and create your own version.
8. Original craft work
Maybe you can’t draw or paint to save your life, but you are good with your hands in the woodworking department. In that case, you could make your girlfriend a box to store bits of jewelry or make-up. A girl like to be organized.
9. Make a flower arrangement
Presenting your girlfriend with flowers is always nice, but to go one step further, you could create a posy for her. You will need a container, a special sponge used for flower arrangements, water and a pair of scissors. What kind of flowers you use if up to you.
10. Create a collection
If your girlfriend has a sweet tooth, give her a fancy box filled with a selection of candy and chocolate. If sugar is not her thing, but she’s a tea drinker, fill the box with all kinds of tea and add a mug for good measure.
These are just ten Valentine's Day gifts you can make for your girlfriend, but there are more. Just put your thinking cap on and listen to your heart. Love can be very creative.