February 14th is just around the corner. I’ve got inexpensive personal Valentine’s gifts to show you care. For a little more money than a nice card, you can give your Valentine a pretty wooden frame with your photo together. I also had fun decorating the gift tags with watercolors.
I’m joining Annie and Cindy and some talented ladies for Valentine Inspiration today. I can’t wait to see what they have for us. I’m also showing you our unusual Valentine’s table set for an intimate dinner.
Inexpensive Personal Valentine’s Gifts
Here’s What You Need:
For Watercolored Gift Tags:
- $13 watercolor paint set from Amazon
- gift tags also from Amazon (or cut out your own from the card stock in the watercolor set)
- painter’s tape is optional to form heart outlines
For the photo framed gift:
- Wooden Carved $6 frame from Target
- Order 4 x 6″ photo reprints from a drugstore like CVS (same-day pickup)
- Heart tissue paper from Target and twine from Amazon for wrapping
Just assemble as above and that’s all there is to your Inexpensive Personal Valentine’s Gifts!
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Blue, Green, And Gold Intimate Valentine’s Table Setting
Usually, restaurants are crowded on Valentine’s Day so why not create an intimate setting at home? I went with a color scheme that is not the traditional pink or red. The cutout hearts nod to Valentine’s Day.
For this table setting, I used:
- washed wicker placemats These get a lot of use!
- my collection of glass vases and crystal candlesticks (you may already have these)
- three bouquets of grocery store flowers (I took my color cue from the striped napkins)
- blue and green hand-carved candles from Anthropologie (I love how these are dripless…really nice)
- striped linen napkins
- white dishes (several years old) bought in Mexico
- stemless wine glasses are my favorite
- little paper hearts cut from leftover sparkly wrapping paper similar
Cut heart shapes in different sizes from wrapping paper scraps.
Write names on some of the hearts for place tags.
Happy Valentines Day. On Sunday, I’m showing what’s on the dinner menu.
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Now let’s get these ladies’ ideas!
I love the table scape. It’s not the usual commercial Valentine table. I like using things I already have to make dining more festive. I don’t like to have table settings for every holiday. I’d rather use the dishes I have rather than storing things I use once a year.
Hi Mary Ann,
The table setting is just so pretty, love the flowers, candles, and frames. Everything looks so peaceful. I like repurposing things when I can.
Happy Galentine’s Day. It’s such a fun holiday. Our world needs more love.
Have a wonderful holiday.
***sorry for the typos, trying to correct typos or grammar here at your blog is always a challenge, most times I loose all I’ve typed and have to restart, or for the most part my comment disappears, so I just send it as is.
What a lovely way of making such s comercializes holiday more personal. Your table setting looks so welcoming and pretty, Valentine’s happens to be the day I got married so we normally go out for dinner as a family, our anniversary is a family celebration that we all look forward to it. Looks like you’ve found a great source for flowers on your local grocery, make sure to pull out your hood camera and shoot, shoot , shoot this table setting. Happy Valentine’s from the west coast
Hi Mary Ann,
I love your pretty table set for Valentine’s Day! The flowers are so pretty and make me happy!
A photo in a frame is always a nice gift, I do this often and always remember to give myself one, too! I have lots of framed photos to choose from when I switch things up around the house.
I hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day!
Karen B. says
I love the table setting, including the flowers that reflect spring and Valentine’s Day. How lovely. The pictures in the frames are a great present for a friend.
A beautiful tablescape! And I love the idea of repurposing the wrapping paper for the little hearts.
Annie Diamond says
Mary Ann! I adore your table set for Valentine’s Day! The flowers look so beautiful with the gold hearts! Love how it all looks with your gallery wall!
You’re so right about sending a gift that’s not a lot more than a card! I love your idea of the frames and of course the watercolor hearts are my favorite!
Love your table Mary Ann with the cute stripe napkins and scalloped dishes. They look perfect with the tulips. What a pretty idea doing the frames. .. and love how you wrapped them and the tags! I have to get more crafty. I adore watercolor. I also have to take your cue about ordering prints! I never do it and would love to frame more things. Such fun ideas. Hope you have a fun Valentines. Love doing this with you all.
Lovely table setting, Mary Ann! I’ve noticed that you really have an affinity for flowers! Love these colors and textures… It brought to mind your wonderful orchids and decor additions for your daughter’s US wedding celebration.
Great ideas, MA! There’s nothing I love more than framed photos of happy times. And those frames are fantastic! Loving your table setting too … wow. The colors. Your flowers are so cheerful and those Anthro candles. I’m ordering now. Ok, you’re inspired me and I’m going to create something similar for my Valentine table. That is, if my Valentine is home, it may be a lovely candlelit setting for one. Plus pups. Ah, the joys of being the wife of a road warrior. 😉 xo
Is your table coated with anything? I am always amazed when I see these tables set with placemats and runners and no tablecloth–how do you avoid grease or water rings on the wood while in use? Is there some trick I don’t know about?
sheri silver says
What great ideas Mary Ann! I especially love those place cards – they’re “holiday” appropriate while blending in beautifully with the rest of the table setting! Thank you for including me! xo
What a fabulous idea using wrapping paper scraps! I would have never thought of that! I love those carved bone frames from Target. I have them all over my house! Your tablescape is absolutely gorgeous as well. So many clever ideas.
I love your Valentine style table scape . I get tired of the red and pink so frequently associated with the holiday. Thanks for giving us a different take on it.