We all aren’t made of money and often, it becomes much of a burden to buy gifts for our significant other. After all, money does not grow on trees (I wish it did though). Though with that said, let me ask you a question. Are you feeling a tad intimidated because you can’t afford a gift this Valentine’s Day? Though, you don’t need to feel insecure with what you’re intending to present to your loved one, because with this home made gift, it will show your lover your elaborate affection towards them. If you are single this day, no fret because I am sure that your friends and family will also appreciate your gifts.

Compiling a list, I have gathered my top recommendations of what to make for your loved ones. Honestly, nothing can beat something from the bottom of your heart.

First off, is this DIY Valentine’s Chocolate Pops. Everyone loves chocolate and so why not take this aspect into your hands, by making these gorgeous pops. It may seem hard but the reality is, it is more than easy! You might even want to make a whole bulk to give to your friends as well, because it is just that easy!

Cook with love, as this recipe will outline how to make some lovely bit-sized chocolates. Unlike the bulk of chocolates you would buy at the store, this recipe will make your chocolates pieces extremely soft and edible.

If chocolates are too plain for you, you can use this recipe to make your own truffles. Although the process is messy, the results is worthwhile as this is a mouth watering dish will make you crave for even more, let alone the receipient of your gift.

The ultimate cupcake recipe that is ohh so heavenly! If you are a romantic, this recipe will make the recipient fall head over heels for you, as this recipe is absolutely delicious, even words can’t explain! A definate reccommend. To get the recipe, please be directed here.

Need a larger dessert proporation? You can say red velvet bases are one of the most delicious bases in the world of deserts. But what surprises me is that, it isn’t even too difficult to complete! Even if you are a walking disaster, you can complete this with ease considering, the video will outline what your practically need to do. With its bright red interiors and white creamy frosting, this recipe is absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Another incredible dish, is thisbeautiful baby here. Incoporating a mix of white chocolate and milk chocolate, it creates double the fun. For those who don’t like the verbose flavored cakes, you might want to opt for this marble cake. Despite being double the chocolate goodness, this cake is quite subtle in flavor. To get the recipe, please be directed here.

Created by a famous Australian dessert chef, Adriano Zumbo, he teaches how to make some beautiful heart shaped macarons. This desert will definately be a great representation of your love as it symbolize how sweet your love can be. To retrieve the recipe for this, please be directed here.

With that, it concludes today’s list. What will you be baking this Valentines?

This blog post is part of the 2012 Valentine’s Day Special. Head here for more details and related stories!