MYTH: Gifts are only as valuable as their price tag.
TRUTH: The most valuable gifts don’t come with one.
Social media swindles us into thinking that to celebrate each other we need to dig deep into our wallets. Let us tell you, that’s simply not true.
On a budget? These DIY gifts for your special someone are just what you’re looking for.
(We’ve done each of these gifts for each other over the years, and the memories we have from them are irreplaceable!)
Here we go our Easy DIY Holiday Gift Guide for Couples!
This might be one to bookmark and save as it takes time to complete it but it’s oh-so-worth it.
Every day, for a year before the intended giving, write why you love your partner a little extra that day.
(I gave this gift to my husband as a wedding present on our wedding day!)
I kept a file on my smart phone to jot down what I loved a little extra about him that day, sometimes it was deep, meaningful paragraphs and others it was that we could fart in front of each other. This gift was amazing for both of us to read daily and remember the past year and why our relationship is awesome-most of the time.
But the best gift was for me as I was writing it, I checked in with gratitude everyday for my husband. It kept me in check when things got hard, it became the most rewarding (and sometimes challenging) part of my day.
2. Love Letters – Per Month or “Open When”
This gift pictured we bought at Chapters but could easily be DIY’d. A letter to open every month or for specific occasion, will keep the love flowing all year long.
Here’s Some prompts to get you started.
You miss me
You’ve had a hard day
You’re feeling happy
I’m mad at you
You’ve succeeded at something
You’ve failed at something
When you’re mad at me
It’s your birthday
It’s Valentine’s Day
We’ve had a loss
You need an “I love you”
What I love about you is…
My favourite things about you are…
I wish for us a future full of…
Something important you’ve taught me is…
Here’s a story I’ve never told you…
A memory that will always be with me is…
This is an invitation to…
You are incredible because…
3. Scavenger hunt
What’s a better gift than a day of fun together? Sending your loved one on a wild hunt for a treat, an activity, a present (or all of the above!) becomes a gift itself.
Fun clues to write up are essential, rhyming is optional.
Get creative! Send them around the house, the neighbourhood, or the city, involve others or keep it just the two of you. This gift is always a win.
Check these out for inspiration:
4. Coupon book
A classic. Easy to complete and super meaningful, sexy, or fun, this gift is perfect for anyone.
Fill an envelope with “coupons” for your partner to redeem for anything you wish! Chores, back rubs, sleep ins, dinners, sexual favours, the sky is the limit!
Here’s some ideas for inspiration:
5. Year of dates
This gift in the picture is one of my favs we exchanged last year. A date for every month, for an entire year. New things to try, dates that go with the seasons, free dates, some pricey ones, but bottom line–all quality time together.
This gift was a favourite, I think we will have to repeat this one again next year!
There you have it.
Easy DIY Holiday Gift Guide for Couples!
Handmade gifts you can’t put a price tag on. We hope you enjoy this short list of our favourites and now you can DIY your way through the holidays.
Leave us a comment and let us know which one was your favourite!