valentine’s day gift ideas

So I have been thinking about valentine’s day for my family, picking up greeting cards here and some chocolates there.  But I am not sure what the main gifts will be.


So like with everything, I always look and review what I did the year before and the year before that, etc.  So I thought I would share what I did last year in case it inspires someone for this year.


I used a deck of cards to tell Mr. Masterpiece 52 different ways I love him.  It was super fun to create and pretty easy to put together.


I printed out the 52 reasons on plain paper and then cut them out in strips that would fit width wise on the cards.  I used a glue stick to attached the paper strips to the cards.


Then I hole punched the cards and attached the whole deck with binder rings.   It’s a thoughtful gift that only takes some time but costs nearly nothing.  I bought the cards at the Dollar Tree.


Mr. Masterpiece is also a great mixologist.  Yes, we enjoy a good cocktail.  I got him the oversized ice cube tray from Williams-Sonoma to add to his bar paraphernalia.  He’s not a big sweets guy so this is his candy.  LOL.


The Masterpiece kids on the other hand love chocolate and candy so I filled mason jars for each of them full of their favorite chocolate treats.


They also got a scented candle each for their bedrooms.  We all love to burn candles in this family.


Just some simple gifts to remind my family that I love them and think about them all the time.


They are my life!
The most important thing in the world is family and love. John Wooden
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  1. Nora says:

    Lovely ideas! I haven’t yet planned what we’ll do / buy upcoming Valentine’s Day. Thank for reminding that it’s actually just around the corner and we should start planning right now. 🙂
    Last year I did that 50 reasons to love you thing as a blog post to my bf. If you want to copy the idea, check the post out here:

  2. Hi Nora- that’s a super cute blog post. thanks for the idea. Hope you have a fabulous Valentine’s Day. xo- mj

  3. This is so cute! How lovely 🙂 My husband loves his giant ice cubes too!
    XO Miss Portmanteau

  4. Jasmin says:

    These are such cute gift ideas! We don’t buy gifts for Valentine’s day,
    it’s more like flowers & a date night together for us 🙂

  5. Beth says:

    Lovely gift ideas! I’ve seen the 52 Ways… idea before but never with the cards put on rings before. I like that this makes the cards feel more like a flip book and would encourage the receiver to look back on it more frequently. I think I’ll have to give this DIY a go! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  6. Zana Djakovic says:

    I still don’t know what to do for Valentine’s day and what to buy to my bf but this idea is so amazing.

  7. thuli says:

    That deck of cards is such a great idea!! I can’t believe it’s almost February. Thanks for the ideas!!

  8. Kathy A says:

    What great gift ideas! I wish someone would do neat stuff like that for ME! I do little things for my kids and the grands. Boyfriend is not too much of a romantic but I got enough chocolates at Christmas from everyone that I still won’t need Valentine’s chocolate! At work, I once told an affiliating student that women should get flowers, perfume, chocolate, and jewelry for Valentine’s Day. Come the day, she came in, laden with gifts for me; a single cheap silk rose, several Avon perfume sample packets, a baggie with a handful of Hershey kisses (she knew I was dieting), and a child’s crown/bracelet/ earring set from the dollar store! What a hit! I promptly put on the jewelry and going through a doorway, I startled someone who had a mad on at me into saying hello; she hadn’t spoken to me for over a year! What fun!

  9. Yup. The big ice cubes are always a big hit. Thanks for stopping by. xo- mj

  10. Yeah. I️ usually get flowers & chocolates so always want to do something in return. And of course can’t forget the Kiddos. xo- mj

  11. Hi beth. Yes I️ wanted it to be a little book. We look thru it all the time. xo- mj

  12. Thnx zana. He really loved it & I️ enjoyed making it. xo- mj

  13. Thnx Thuli. I️ know it’s flying by already. xo- mj

  14. Sherry says:

    That card book is super cute! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.

  15. Kathleen says:

    How sweet! You really come up with great gifts! I give my kids a few small items each year. Husbands are hard to get for, though! You’ve got my wheels turning…….thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm.
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  16. Jann Olson says:

    Cute ideas Mary Jo! I especially love the card ideas. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  17. Carol says:

    Love this! Featuring when my party opens up tonight.

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