On Campus Valentine’s Day Gifts

Love in Paris: an upcoming dance-fundraiser organized by JCC and SCC | Source: SCC and JCC

With Valentine’s day right around the corner, you might be thinking it’s time to pick out a gift for your special someone, best friend, or even yourself. But alas! All of the Target trips are full. However, there’s no need to panic since there are so many events and creative spaces available right on campus! Even if you missed the Senior Class Club (SCC) and Junior Class Club (JCC) serenading deal, there are many more for those who need a last-minute gift. 

JCC and SCC Valentine’s Dance

If there’s really someone you want to be direct with, invite them to the dance on February 11th! The theme is Love in Paris, so there will surely be sparks flying! Tickets are priced at $10 and can be purchased during Midday during the week of February 6–10. 

UNICEF Valentine’s Treat Fundraiser

Want to give or get some yummy treats? On February 13, UNICEF is hosting a Valentine’s Day Treat Fundraiser during Midday! UNICEF will be selling cake pops ($2 each), hot chocolate bombs ($3 each), and chocolate strawberries arranged in a bouquet ($5 per bouquet)! You’ll also be able to write a note with your purchase. Your note and the treat will both be delivered on Valentine’s Day to your Valentine’s residence hall!

Crochet Club

Have you seen all of those cute DIY projects online like crocheting gifts? Well, there’s a club at IMSA that will help you make something beautiful and last forever! Go to Crochet Club’s Valentine’s Day Event on February 13th at 4:30 in the Math Study Area! You will be given the materials and directions to crochet a rose or lavender for that special someone. 


If you want to make someone heartfelt, unique, and easy, head to the MakerSpace to print adorable stickers and print a cool 3D shape to let your creativity show! Stickers are perfect for your crafty and simple friends or partner. You could print hearts, your names, animals, or whatever they enjoy! 3D printing is also a super impressive and fun gift idea. Print jewelry, useful organizers, or an adorable statue of the two of you! Whatever it may be, this personalized gift will make anyone swoon. 

Homemade Card

This might seem a little obvious, but anyone appreciates this classic gesture. Add some calligraphy, bubble letters, or printed pictures if you can. You could even try making a pop-up card for some flare! Whatever it may be, as long as you put in the effort, this gift will never go wrong. Here’s a tutorial for 3D hearts, where you could write a message in the hearts!

There are only a few days left until Valentine’s Day, so make sure you don’t wait till the last minute to get a gift! But, even if you do wait, most of these ideas are easy to accomplish and won’t make a dent in your pockets. Remember, these can be for anyone! Buy your crush, friend, or yourself anything to show your love!

About the Author

Elaina Xiao
Elaina Xiao is the Opinions Editor and Graphic Design Specialist. She is a senior and lives 6 hours away from IMSA :0. Outside of The Acronym, she is passionate about coding, political science, singing, and trying all the food at Lexington. You can often find her running across Yare to get to class, watching TikToks in the IRC, or ranting to her family on FaceTime.

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