Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, Here Are Valentine’s Gifts for You


Mackenzie Torres and Cadence Wooden

With the spirit of Valentine’s Day still lingering, here are some cute gifts and treats that you can share with your friends or significant other. These are simple gifts and treats that only take a little amount of time, so if you want to do something simple, or you need a last minute gift, these are the perfect recommendations for you. Share the love and enjoy this love-filled season.


Photo Box:

Show the love with this cute little four photo box. All you need to do is head to your local Michaels craft store and buy a wooden box that has photo slots. Once you make that purchase, pick out four of your favorite photos of you with your friend or significant other, make sure they’re 4×4 inches, and place them within the box. The fun doesn’t stop there though, as you’ll be able to put some cute mini gifts within your box to surprise your person. This is a fun easy gift that will be a great desk decoration for their room.

Heart Photo Pop:

Follow the large TikTok trend with this elaborate heart photo pop gift. Michaels offers an easy fold out for this sweet gift that you can pick up and fill with a bunch of photos with you and your bestie or significant other. The gift is simple to make by just tapping in the photos you’ve selected onto the folds, and when your person opens the heart they’ll be surprised with a bunch of fun photos and memories. 

Spotify Love and Flowers:

What better way to show your love then by sharing your signature song with your friend or significant other, adding in the classic component of flowers on Valentine’s Day. All you need is your favorite photo with you and your bestie or significant other. Then you can pick out your song on Spotify and print out the code. After you tape it all together, pick out their favorite flowers, real or fake, and place them in a fun vase. You’ll give a classic flower gift, while also adding in a component that everyone loves: music.


Vanilla French Macarons:

While macarons are notoriously difficult, this recipe is fairly simple and the result is a batch of adorable cookies with a smooth filling and soft shell. They are perfect for gift giving, as they’re only about the size of a half-dollar coin. And with the way the recipe is structured, changing the flavors of either the shells or the buttercream would be easy. With the cookie’s light texture and flavor, macarons are always a crowd-pleaser.

You can get the written recipe here.

Strawberry Rose Cupcakes:

These are a simple, yet fun twist on the popular mix of chocolate and strawberry flavors. The rose design on top isn’t too difficult to master with a little practice, either. If you want to make the process even simpler, you can make the chocolate cake portion from a box recipe. And if you’re wondering where the cupcake liners in the video came from, they’re from JOANN Fabrics and Crafts. As a sweet alternative to the classic bouquet of roses, give your significant other a few of these cupcakes to change it up a bit.

You can get the written recipe here.

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies:

When cakes are too much work and cookies are too boring, these red velvet sandwich cookies make for a happy-medium. The cream cheese frosting has the perfect gooey texture to go great with the chewy and crispy cookies. With the red velvet color, it’s perfect for a gift to your special-someone, especially since the cookies can be customized with their size. The frosting is great at room temperature: it doesn’t spill out everywhere, but it also refrigerates well for a longer-storing option.

You can get the written recipe here.