Homemade Sweet Treats For Your Special Someone

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Boxed chocolates and candy hearts are the usual suspects for Valentine's Day gifts.  With February 14th just around the corner, perhaps you're thinking of more personal ways to woo loved ones this year. Homemade gifts not only help you save money, but also add a thoughtful touch to that special something for your sweetheart. Using something as simple and beautiful as a mason jar (we suggest  the Purple Heritage Collection for Valentine's gifts, or even the clear mason jar) as the vessel for your gift can be the perfect way to show that you put in just a little more time and effort this year. Below are a few loving gift ideas for your Valentine:

Reed Diffuser Kit

Know your special someone's favorite scent? Make him or her a personalized Reed Diffuser Kit. With a pint size jarreed diffuser base (which is the basis for any diffuser), and your choice of fragrance oil, this kit takes only minutes to assemble.  Add the finishing touches by tying ribbon and a gift tag or love note around the lid.

Source: The Country Chic Cottage

Distressed Heart Jars

Give a jar of hearts! A classic quart size mason jar can be transformed into a beautifully distressed pink-and-red-striped container for your valentine's favorite candy. Paint the jar in the colors of your choice, then use a toothpick to add a smattering of hand painted hearts. Carry the theme through and fill with candy hearts or a chocolate treat of your choice!

Source: Mason Jar Crafts Love

52 Things I Love About You Jar

Valentine's Day shouldn't be the only day you show your love. This heart-warming gift idea requires a quart size jar and 52 small notes—one of every week of the year, inscribed with something you adore about your loved one. He or she will be sure to think of you for the rest of the year!

Source: The Gunny Sack

Chocolate Raspberry Sauce

Looking to satisfy your sweetheart's sweet tooth? Try making your own chocolate raspberry sauce.  This edible gift can be enjoyed over ice cream, cheesecake or fresh fruit for a decadent indulgence.  Best of all, you'll likely have leftovers to enjoy well beyond February 14th.

Source: FreshPreserving.com

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