Show Some Love This Valentine’s Day with These DIY Gifts

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and this holiday is not just for couples any longer! The day of love has become a perfect excuse to shower your “galentines” with gifts or treat yourself to some much-needed self-care.

Whether you’re shopping for your sweetheart, your best friends, your coworkers, your kids, or even yourself, we have some amazing and affordable ideas! Check out these DIY Valentine’s Day gifts you can make with help from Goodwill.

Glass jars from Goodwill

Glass Jars from Goodwill

Glitter candy jars

Candy is a classic Valentine’s Day gift, and you can make it extra special with a handcrafted jar or tin! Shop at Goodwill for glass jars or reusable containers that you can decorate in Valentine’s Day style. We recommend using spray adhesive or craft glue to cover the outside of the bottom of the container. Then, roll the jar in loose glitter and tap the excess glitter off. Let the jar sit for five minutes to dry and fill it with your favorite Valentine’s candy, such as heart-shaped candies, pink and red jelly beans, or chocolate-coated candies.




Basket from Goodwill

Basket from Goodwill

Basket from Goodwill

Basket from Goodwill

Spa day kit

What’s better than spending Valentine’s Day relaxing with an at-home spa day? Put together an easy and adorable set for your besties (or yourself) and enjoy the simple pleasure of a spa experience in the comfort of home. Shop at Goodwill for a basket or repurposed hatbox, then fill it with spa day goodies such as fuzzy socks, bubble bath, lotion, manicure and pedicure supplies, nail polish, face masks, and a comfy robe. Tie it all together with a red or pink ribbon!




Books on a shelf

Books from Ohio Valley Goodwill

Handmade card

It’s easy to go to the grocery store and pick up a card. Why not go the extra mile and express your creativity by making a special Valentine’s Day greeting with supplies from Goodwill? For example, repurpose word puzzle game board pieces to spell out a special greeting and glue them to heavy card stock paper. Or reuse book pages to create “blackout poetry”. Check out a tutorial here. Another sweet idea? Paint over a vinyl record with a special message or design and frame it to make unique home décor. You can find all these supplies and more at Goodwill!







If you’re not confident in your DIY abilities, never fear! You can still find the perfect last-minute gift for that special someone at Ohio Valley Goodwill, where we have a massive selection of clothing, accessories, jewelry, household goods, books, and much, much more! Stop by any of our 18 retail stores and browse our ever-changing inventory. You never know what you might find! Visit your nearest Ohio Valley Goodwill store and check out our special offers to save on your next Goodwill shopping trip.

Display of Valentine's Day clothing in red and pink colors at Ohio Valley Goodwill

Valentine’s Display

When you shop at Goodwill for Valentine’s Day gifts, you spread the love to everyone in our community! That’s because every Goodwill purchase supports our mission to change lives through the power of work by helping individuals with disabilities find meaningful employment. Thank you for shopping at Goodwill and Happy Valentine’s Day!