Fun Valentine’s Day Gift Idea ~ Chocolate Love Notes

by Destri on January 31, 2011

Chocolate love notes

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Oh you guys, I am so excited about this Valentine!  Most likely due to the fact that I have a horrible track record when it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts for my husband.  I thought this idea was a great way to not just say I love you, but share all the things that I love about him.  I wrote down things that I never have thought to tell him I love.  For instance I love the way he laughs when he is with his friends.  Something about it totally turns me on, and I am quite certain I have never told him.  Now I have told you too.  Good thing he doesn’t read this blog ;).

Valentines Chocolate

You could use anything, even a pack of gum, but I went with Hershey’s nuggets and wrapped them with scrapbook paper I cut down to size.  I wrote all the little love notes in the inside, then wrapped them around the nuggets and used tape to secure.

I love Embroidery

Then using a simple running stitch, embroidered “i love…”  on some muslin that I made into a little bag (you could use this tutorial, just make it smaller) to put all the chocolate love notes in.

I Love Bag

Now I just can’t decide if I should wait to give it to him, or give it to him tomorrow to count him down to the day.  Hmmm.

You could really go so many ways with this, like just write “i love….” on the outside of a little gift box and fill it up with the chocolates.  Or if you don’t want to include the sweets you could fill a jar with a bunch of notes and a tag on the outside saying “i love…”.  Or like I mentioned before, a pack of gum could be a lot of fun, especially for kids.

The idea is to just really think about all the things you love about your Valentine, things that you wouldn’t normally tell them, and share in a fun way.

As for my track record, ladies I am horrible!  One year I waited until the night of and ended up sifting through the only cards left at walgreens, which happened to be in Spanish.  Which is dandy if you speak Spanish.  I told him I thought “Te Quiero” sounded much more romantic than “I Love You” :)  Then there was the year I forgot and ended up cutting a heart out of construction paper for a card, which would have been lovely had it been my four year old giving it!  Anyways, you get the idea, this year I am excited to give him something I put a little more thought and effort into.

How about you, any funny stories of forgotten Valentines?

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Admitted Fabricaholic January 31, 2011 at 11:46 am

that is so sweet. My husband did something like this for me when we were still dating (yeah, not so much anymore – lol). He unwrapped Hershey Kisses and put his own little sayings coming out of the wrapping. Unfortunately, his 4 year old nephew found the bag shortly after he gave them to me and I didn’t get to see what he wrote in most of them…lol

Love the hand embroidery!

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Destri February 1, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Love that!

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Raejean January 31, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I’ve been thinking of doing acts of service or love notes for my kids next week to celebrate Valentines Day. They will love this! A love note and chocolate all in one.

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Destri February 2, 2011 at 7:08 am

Let me know how you do this, I think that is a great idea!

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Kira January 31, 2011 at 1:37 pm

This is cute. On my way to get treats right now!

Here’s what I did last year. It was so much fun!

http://stampsofapproval.blogspot.com/2010/02/my-true-love-gave-to-me.html

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Destri February 2, 2011 at 7:09 am

Kira, that was quite the undertaking! Awesome job. Can you add your pics to the flickr pool, I would love to see what you come up with :)
thanks for taking the time to share!

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Staci January 31, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I LOVE your chocolate love notes, I hope you don’t mind that I posted on my blog today!!! This is too cute!!!

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Destri February 2, 2011 at 7:10 am

Thanks so much Staci, it is much appreciated :)

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Brittany January 31, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Thanks for the great idea! I love how easy it is…but then it would be really meaningful too. It’s great! Thanks for sharing. I’m going to feature this post on my blog sometime soon! :) little-inspirations.blogspot.com

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Steph at Modern Parents Messy Kids January 31, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I love that bag – it is so charming. I don’t have any forgotten Valentine’s Day stories but last year I spent it on the bathroom floor throwing up from the stomach flu while 4 months pregnant :(

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the sleepy time gal January 31, 2011 at 7:18 pm

what a cute idea. so i really love your blog. am visiting for the first time and am adding you to my blogroll and as a friend. thanks!

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Pattyann February 1, 2011 at 6:58 am

Thank you so much for sharing this idea! I love it. I think that I will do something similar, probably minus the embrodery (I love it, but there really is no time! ) I like the idea of a simple box that he could use for other things. Most of us never get told the good things often enough. What a wonderful, personal way to let someone know all the positives that you love and admire about them. My husbands favorite candy is Dove (dark chocolate), I am going to have to figure out a way to wrap those little babies!!

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kate February 1, 2011 at 8:02 am

you always come up with the best Destri. Simple – and the best! Smilesx

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Amy @ The Savvy Kitchen February 1, 2011 at 8:52 am

This is such a wonderful idea! I’m sure he will love it :)

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Nicole February 1, 2011 at 9:52 am

This is a great cheap idea. But the little notes are priceless! Love it!

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Aubrey February 1, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Love this idea! My hubby will be on a business trip for Valentines Day so I’m going to have to make this and sneak it in his suitcase. So cute!

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justine February 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm

one year i wrote on little papers how i loved my husband…. 365 little papers one for every day of the year… I found them in the bathroom… he read them all at once!!! Now that is a guy for you… reading in the bathroom!

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Tonya February 3, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Super adorable idea! Thanks for sharing!

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Amy February 4, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Love this. So cute.Thanks for sharing.

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Laurel February 7, 2011 at 8:09 am

I am loving this very sweet gift idea – thanks! Just wanted to let you know that I submitted it to the M&T Spotlight: http://www.makeandtakes.com.

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Tricia Anne February 7, 2011 at 8:15 am

that is so cute!!

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christine February 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm

These are adorable! Going to make three!

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Silverbleed February 11, 2011 at 1:15 pm

This is just adorable! Maybe I’ll try this myself – I hope I’ll be able to make it in time x3

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gina February 4, 2012 at 8:48 am

I just found you for the first time and will come back! I think simple crafts are just wonderful — there’s so little time in the day with kids and if you can find an uncomplicated craft then the project is just that much more fun. Well done!

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Chelsea Patton February 14, 2012 at 3:00 am

I made this this year and mailed it to my boyfriend and he loved it. He even told me he was going to keep all the wrappers and glue them to a piece of construction paper so he could keep them all safe. Isn’t that the cutest thing you’ve ever heard? :D

Thank you so much for this idea! As adorable, heartfelt and mushy as a valentine should be, with the added awesome of being edible. I love love love it. Thanks again!

(Here’s the one I made if you wanna see: http://confessionsofateenagehoarder.tumblr.com/post/17601862907/obviously-i-was-going-to-make-whatever-valentine-i)

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Lisa February 12, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Quite Simply

Your blog is awesome!!

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Destri February 14, 2013 at 11:25 am

Aw, thank you! You made my day :)

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