Domestic diva, I am not. While entirely feminine, I do not have a penchant for cooking, sewing, decorating, or craft-making. But I can follow directions, and I do sometimes think outside the box. Plus, I do have a penchant for sexy stuff.
So I did some thinking, some looking around the house and stores, and some online searches, and I came up with seven Valentine’s gifts you can make at home — gifts that all convey to your husband, “Take me now!” Whether you’re a domestic diva or DIY-challenged like me, you’ll find something here you can do.
Sexual position suggestions. Consider what you have in your household and your crafting ability, and find a way to suggest a sexual position, or two or three or more, with those materials. You could draw positions with your beautiful artistic ability or simply make stick figures and create your own Sexual Positions booklet for his perusal. Or mold Play-doh into people and unite them accordingly. Or twist pipe cleaners into examples (hey, even I can do that!).
Homemade personal lubricant. Plenty of married couples swear by coconut oil, which can be found in most natural products sections in grocery and health stores. But how about something flavored? I found this recipe for “Chocolate Mint Love Butter.” It’s organic, safe, and . . . well, tasty. Mix it up, store it in a special container, and then indulge on Valentine’s Day and beyond.
Kiss me cookies. Choose your favorite butter or sugar cookie recipe, and make lip-shaped cookies. Serve them up with a promise to follow each cookie with the real thing from your mouth. Or offer to kiss a different place on his body for each cookie you made. Wilton makes a lip-shaped cookie cutter, which you can probably find online or in local stores.
Sexy sheets game. Turn some sheets into an intimacy board game. You can find an old set of sheets or purchase some for this purpose. Then draw your game board on the fabric and surprise your husband with a sexy game for Valentine’s Day. With a game like this, you both win. Check out the Dating Divas’ full instructions on creating The Game of Love for your bed.
Sexy Selfies. A “selfie” is simply a photo you take of yourself. You can turn that phone around on yourself dressed in something suggestive and click away for some sexy selfies to present to your husband later. Now I strongly suggest caution when putting anything on your phone, computer, or even print. If you take revealing pictures of yourself, take steps to ensure they remain private. Or simply take a photo that is suggestive, but wouldn’t be utterly horrifying if your parent or kid found it someday (for example, a photo of yourself in his shirt and your hand suggestively unbuttoning). Whatever you decide, you can take a few photos that say, “I want you, lover!” and present them with a flourish to your husband. He’ll probably follow-up with his own message of hands-on intimacy.
Body Paint. Using ingredients already in your house, you can make body paint to apply on your own body or to apply on each other. There are several recipes online, but here’s one for edible body paint. Yes, the blogger wrote it up for children (and that’s a fabulous idea!), but we adults can use it too. (Hey, that’s how some of us got children — by being playful in bed. ;))
Gift Certificates. A couple of Christmases ago, I put together intimacy gift certificates based on the Song of Solomon. The images were Christmas-themed, but I’ve updated them now for Valentine’s! You can find the gift certificates here and print the one or ones you want. With sexy certificates or love coupons, you can kickoff the love fest on Valentine’s Day but make it last days, weeks, or months beyond.
Have you ever made a Valentine’s gift for your husband? What ideas do you have to add?