Valentine’s Day Gift: Inexpensive, Personalised & DIY gift Ideas for him and her

Ahh, Valentine’s Day… It’s the most romantic 24 hours of the entire year — Okay, so maybe it’s not THE most romantic day of the year for you should in case you get engaged or any other special moment, but it’s certainly up there — and definitely worth celebrating! So don’t slack – no excuses.

valentines day gift idea for him and her


Getting a Valentine’s Day gift or a gift in general for a loved one could be stressful and nerve wrecking, you don’t want it to be too small or insignificant. But in the end it’s the thought that matters – sadly, not everyone understands this. And with all this ‘pepper them gang’ and ‘Instagram showoffs’ it doesn’t get any easier 😒😒😒😒. You have a community to impress. Literally! Your Val, their friends, family and their Instagram followers… 😂😂😂😂 this in the world we live in now. We’re all in the relationship together; they purposely want to rub it into our single asses – such evil! 😈👿😈👿

Ok, let’s be real here… there are a few exceptions like me and probably you 😬😬😬😬 the thought is what matters to me the most. Send something as small as a cute hand written love letter and I’ll fall in love with you over and over again. If you’re lucky to have a bae or boo like we potentials, you don’t have to break a bank this Valentine to show your love to them.

Valentine’s Day Gift ideas for Him

Valentine’s Day gift: Inexpensive, Personalised & DIY gift Ideas for him and her


My beau-ri-ful sisters, don’t go and buy boxers and singlet for bae and expect an iPhone 7 in return. He may or may not get it for you; regardless, have the fear of God. Biko! Forget, what they say – men love mushiness even if they wouldn’t admit it. Hence, if you must give something small, there are a million and one cute ways you can that will mean the world to him.  The trick is to know what tickles his fancy – you want your gift to be meaningful and exciting to him. For Instance, if he’s a gamer buy him a play station. You get?

  1. Sunglasses
  2. Gadgets: Video Games, headsets, music players, fitness band etc.
  3. Perfumes
  4. Personalised Jerseys
  5. Personalised T-shirts
  6. Wristwatch
  7. A cool work bag
  8. A book if he’s into reading
  9. A pair of shoe
  10. A collection of magazine, comic  or something he loves
  11. A getaway package with his friends
  12. A shirt or fancy pant
  13. Silk tie and cuff links
  14. Travel Backpack
  15. Ticket to a game
  16. Suit set
  17. Exercise equipment
  18. Fancy shaving and aftershave kit
  19. Wallet
  20. Jewellery


Valentine’s Day Gift ideas for her

Valentine’s Day gift: Inexpensive, Personalised & DIY gift Ideas for him and her


Chocolate, stuffed animals and roses are fine, but you want enchanting. Give the unexpected with unique, creative ways to show your queen how much she means to you. Presentation has to be magical and with so many inventive ways to express your love for her, how can you choose just one? Though it may be hard to narrow down, you can be sure to find something (or perhaps, two or even three things!)

  1. Clothes: That A gorgeous dress, skirt, jacket or pant she’s been dying to own
  2. Handbag
  3. Accessories
  4. Shoes
  5. A spa date
  6. Makeup kit
  7. Fragrance
  8. Sexy lingerie
  9. Stylish Wrist watch
  10. Beauty products
  11. Weave (as it’s kinda a big deal to some of us)
  12. Personalised Jewelries
  13. Fancy clutch
  14. Pair of shades
  15. Vacation to one of her dream destinations
  16. The most romantic date she will never forget
  17. An engagement ring
  18. A complete makeover
  19. Camera that prints instantly (Polaroid)
  20. A professional photo shoot session (My Personal favourite: Heaven knows I’ll love the man that’ll think of this idea forever and a day more)


Personalised and DIY Valentine’s Day gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day gift: Inexpensive, Personalised & DIY gift Ideas for him and her


Peradventure you’re bored of chocolates and roses? Give your relationship a much-needed boost this Valentine’s Day with these unique DIY and personalised Valentine’s Day gift Ideas. In my opinion, he or she will appreciate this gift more because of the thought, time, effort and of course love you used in making it. However, You should consider flowers and stuff animals as extra gifts. (Jara)

There’s everything from do-it-yourself candles, homemade crafts, and gifts you won’t be able to find in your local store. The list is endless but to mention a few;

  1. Cute Love letter
  2. Pre-planned date ideas: Make it a date this Valentine’s Day and beyond! A basket full of 12 pre-planned dates (or however many you see fit) gives you and your sweetie something special to look forward to each month.
  3. A video clip of memories you’ve shared together
  4. Love messages in a bottle
  5. Seven days of love notes: Fill a seven-day pill box with tiny treats and surprises, plus a special message for each day.
  6. Personalised mugs
  7. Book of X reasons why I’m crazy about you
  8. Personalised jewelries
  9. Personalised Art
  10. Personalised Picture frame
  11. Personalised glass token
  12. Personalised throw pillows
  13. Personalised or hand written cards
  14. Love coupon book filled with fun and creative gifts for your lover
  15. Personalised T-shirts

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So, I hope I have been able to convince you that you don’t have to break your bank to give your significant other a noteworthy Valentine’s Day gift. Feel free to call me cupid 😍😍💘💘💘💘

P:s – If you can afford to buy him or her a piece of land (on banana island), private jet, a car (fast one), a yacht, and other luxurious thing you can think of then go ahead. More power to you. 😎😎💁🏽💁🏽👏🏽👏🏽


So, over to you! what other valentine’s day gift idea do you suggest?


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  • Cassie Daves
    February 4, 2017

    Engagement ring will be my favourite one. lmao

  • Ngumabi
    February 4, 2017

    After reading a post like this there is no reason not to gift someone on valentine’s day
    Nice lists
    Thanks for sharing


  • Precious
    February 5, 2017

    Tnx for the gift idea for him and the DIY is dope too, I don’t have to do a whole lot of thinking.

  • Ada
    February 5, 2017

    Baby girl thanks for the insight. I really like the idea of a personalised pillow so cool. Already there is this cool work bag he likes but he felt was really expensive at that time. I’m planning on getting it for him.

  • Biki
    February 5, 2017

    Guuurl, as I’ve said I’m flying solo, I aint got no gift ideas and aint nobody got gifts in store for me. Have a lovely Sunday hon ( :

    • Tc
      February 12, 2017

      Lol girl…………….that makes two of us. I’m seriously laughing over this.

      And Tega your idea of taking oneself out makes sense die. But me go dey work in a remote location that day so nothing nothing for me.

      Happy Valentine in advance to you all.

  • 'seyi
    February 5, 2017

    Am ‘HIM-less’.

    Let me check which one I fit do for myself sef…*back to the top*

  • Sochi
    February 6, 2017

    Really lovely items on all the lists, although the most pressing item on my list of “i wants” wasn’t mentioned. Don’t laugh Tega, but I badly want a HP Pavilion 50! lmao.. Yea I know it’s probably not what you were expecting to hear, but well, a girl wants what she wants 🙂

    Happy shopping and happy jolly valentine Tega!

  • Evita
    February 7, 2017

    Let me bookmark this page for when the boo comes along. LOL! Awesome gift ideas. Might as well just buy something for myself. After all, I love ME!

    Evita In Progress

  • Olaitan Bobade
    February 9, 2017

    Ah, this post is really helpful Tega, Welldone. I’m baeless and booless oh but I enjoyed going through the list of gift ideas.

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