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Need a last-minute gift that says, "I spent weeks working on this"? We've got you.
You hate Valentine's Day? HOW ORIGINAL. We at SparkFun love Valentine's Day, if for no other reason than it is an extremely DIY-friendly occasion. There is probably someone around you who would delight in a handmade gift that says, "I love you so much I made a thing out of smaller things, just for you." And if you are a person with no one to give such a gift...well, we love you, so that's something!
We love you so much, in fact, that we've taken some of the last-minute guesswork out of the holiday and compiled some of our favorite DIYs you can whip up to impress any loved one.
Make your No. 1 person some love pizza, a light-up card or a plush critter --- or help them wear your heart on their sleeve.
Want to be a little less thematically obvious? Whip up a marquee bag that spells out your favorite conversation heart message (hello, "fax me"), some heated earmuffs to keep their sweet-nothings-receptacles warm, or a light-up crown or bracelet, just to show off.
Still not quite right? What about a texting box of chocolates, a compliment generator, some infinity-mirror heart shoes (because your love is INFINITE) or a fancy box that counts the ways you love them? Because we have all that, too.
At this point we've hopefully: (a) given you some excellent ideas, and you're already off and making or (b) at least proven that we really do love Valentine's Day around here.
And if, by some tragic miracle, we haven't managed to find the perfect DIY gesture of love for your valentine, there is one gift that never fails...