February 14 does not have to be about lovers and gifts of love. The gifts can be (and should be?) useful to the recipient. They should be something they will feel good about receiving and know you thought of them individually.
By the way, this works with coffee mugs and bowls too. Guys, you've got this!
Another heirloom quality gift is a glass block (pick it up from most craft stores) with a favorite photo. A little creative decoration and you have made a gift to be treasured always!
A bit off the materials of the writing on the plate idea (above) is to use a recipe, or page from a favorite book, script or poem. Wrap around a can, brush with Mod Podge and yet another quality handmade heirloom is presented!
If you dont' want to make the necklace version, why not a watch fob, large safety pin or other way to attach to the belt loops?
Crochet a couple of birds and place in a basket! These are perfect for Valentine's Day decorations or as wedding table decorations.
Other fun gifts to create are hats or scarves from this Joined hearts pattern. It makes up in less than a few hours and uses those pesky yarn scraps you've been saving!
Whatever you decide for your Valentine's Day gifts, I hope they are inspired by your thoughts of the relationship to the person receiving them.
I wish you success and inspiration today and always!