Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Let’s talk about Valentine’s Day gift ideas.

No one is great at gifting for Valentine’s Day, no one. Seriously, husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends. No one.

But today, we’re making a really simple DIY Valentine’s Day gift that can be for her, for him, your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or wife.

This craft project is really easy to make. I’m also going to leave you with a bunch of great Valentines gift ideas at the end of this post.

Valentine's Gift Ideas, wood pallet heart DIY and other easy gift ides for Valentine's Day!

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

This inexpensive DIY Valentines day wooden heart will melt the heart of your loved one this year. It also makes a lovely little home decor project. Maybe you just want to keep it for yourself and hang it up to decorate your house!

Basically, you’re only going to spend $2 on this idea.

The only thing we bought for this project is the wood heart and the metal love sign. Other than that, everything else was in the art supply closet at home.


  • Metal Love Sign – Dollar Tree
  • Pallet Heart – Dollar Tree
  • White Chalk Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Early American Stain
  • Glue Gun or other crafting glue

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas valentines gift diy materials, heart wood pallet, glue, paint, paint brushes, love sign


These are the instructions for making the Valentine’s gift DIY wooden heart.

Paint The Wood

Begin with your wooden heart. Paint every other wooden slat using the white chalk paint.

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas Painting Valentines Day Gift DIY Heart with white paint on every other slat

Apply two coats of paint, allowing it to dry between coats.

Stain The Wood

Next, stain the slats that are not painted using the wood stain and allow it to dry.

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas  Staining pallet wood heart DIY valentines gift

Attach Love Sign To Heart

Attach the love sign to the wooden heart with glue. Use hot glue or other crafting glue. Attach it near the center.

If you’d like, do a dry fitting without glue and see how you wish to position the love sign on the heart.

You can place it across the center level, or you can attach it at a slight angle for a more unique look.

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas Attaching the metal LOVE sign to the wood pallet with glue

That’s all there is to making this easy DIY Valentine’s Gift for your loved one. Now it’s ready to be gifted!

Valentines Day gift idea LOVE heart sign

If you want to switch it up, you can paint and-or stain the heart and letters any color you wish!

Try using black for the word Love….

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas Valentines gift DIY love heart sign

More Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Here are my other top choices for Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas!

These gifts are practical and unique.

Aromatherapy Diffuser Necklaces

A unique gift for her, or him, are these aromatherapy essential oil diffuser necklaces.

They’re handmade wooden pendants with essential oil diffuser wicks inside.

They work by adding a drop of essential oil to a diffuser wick and inserting it into the diffuser cap that unscrews from the necklace.

These are very easy to use and you can wear your essential oil diffuser necklace anywhere you go!

Wooden Bowls

Add a bag of candy to a unique handmade wooden bowl for a fun and unique gift.

They’ll get used all the time and can be used for a wide variety of purposes.

From nightstand catch-alls to hold jewelry, wallets, change, and more, to key bowls by the front door, a wooden bowl is a perfect gift.

The uses are endless, and you can make the gift your own by adding candy to the bowl before gifting!

Handcrafted Pens

Unique and practical, nothing says I love you like a handmade pen.

Pair it with a journaling book and you’ve got yourself a wonderful gift that keeps on giving.

3D Crystal Picture Engraved Heart

This is a fun and unique gift idea, a picture of you and your honey engraved into a crystal heart!

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas 3D photo engraved heart for Valentines Day

Buyers are raving about these crystal photo hearts and they’re certainly a fun gift to give to your love.

3D Picture Engraved Heart »

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him

Need a Valentine’s Day gift idea for your boyfriend? Look no further, he’ll love these gifts and a lot more because they’re from you!

These Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him are sure to be well received and cherished.

Bolt-Action Handcrafted Pen

Handcrafted by myself, these wood bolt action pens are awesome gifts for him.

Whether he’s a hunter or gun enthusiast, one of these pens will be cherished, used, and give him something to show off to his buddies! It’s unique, and a gift he’ll keep close and use all the time!

Beard Grooming Kit

With more than 20,000 reviews, this beard grooming kit is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for him.

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas Beard grooming kit gift pack

He’ll love it, and you’ll have a man with a nicely groomed beard. Win-win!

Beard Grooming Kit »

All In One Survival Outdoor Kit

Whether your man loves to hike, bike, kayak, snowshoe, ski, or just liked to act like a beefy man building a fire in the backyard, this survival kit is perfect.

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas Outdoor survival kit Valentines Day gift for him

It includes everything he’d ever need to head into the woods.

The kit includes what he’ll need to start a fire and cut down a tree. It even to compass so he won’t have to ask for directions when he gets lost.

Outdoor Survival Kit »

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Valentine's Gift DIY Wooden Heart

A Dollar Tree wooden heart Valentine's gift DIY and home decor piece.
Servings 1 Hart
1 hr
Total Time 1 hr


  • White Chalk Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Wood Stain - we used Early American color
  • Metal Love sign from Dollar Tree
  • Dollar Tree Pallet Heart
  • Glue Gun


  • Paint 2 alternating slats and cross-bracing using the White Chalk Paint. Apply 2 coats, allowing the paint to dry between coats
  • Stain the other slats using the Early American Stain, allow to dry
  • Using hot glue or other crafting glue, attach the Love sign to the wood


Author: Scrappy Geek
Cost: $3

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  1. 5 stars
    Such a fun and easy Valentine’s gift and home decor piece!

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