Give your Valentine something to look forward to when they come home – make a coupon book of caring things. This could be good to brainstorm with the kids…or, if it’s coming just from you, some more romantic coupons may be fun!
9. Cupcake Mix in a Jar
You might not be able to bake for them, but you can get most of the work out of the way! Nothing feels more like home than warm, fresh-baked desserts. Try one of our Cake in a Jar recipes – no really, you should test it out before you send it. You know, for quality’s sake.
They can sleep a bit easier with this adorable DIY eye mask. If you aren’t inclined to yarn work, hearts cut out of fleece and sewn with an elastic band can do the trick, too!
11. Soap Pouches (Or, “Something Practical”)
Since this is a deployment box, there is always something that is needed. These little soap pouches were easy to sew (the kiddos might even be able to help) and added a bit of practicality to the mix. Soap pouches or not, a practical gift here and there is always appreciated!
12. Hugs and Kisses
What Valentine’s gift ensemble would be complete without some Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses?
13. Tootsie Pop Valentines
There are so many ideas to choose from. My favorites are the little ninjas and superheroes, but any of the tootsie pop Valentines are easy to make and mail. Now, how many licks does it take to get to the center…
When it comes down to it, there is nothing your long-distance Valentine wants more than a hug from you and their little love. Have the hugger lay on a stretch of butcher paper, arms wide, and trace their upper body and arms. Cut it out, and roll it up to send to the hug-ee.
What DIY Valentines will you be making for that special someone this year?