Adorable Affordable Gift Ideas For Valentine’s Day


Ready to spoil the sweethearts in your life?  It won’t take much money.  Fresh unique Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day used to be hard to come by, but now that we live in the age of LED party supplies, the decision is simple:  light up your love life!

Talk about a feel-good moment.  You may get showered with hugs & kisses in return – you have been warned.  Here are more of my own personal favorite Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day:

Pink LED Light Beads.  Our deluxe style’s accentuated by shiny purple & silver beads throughout.  Or go with our lower cost 1-color version — got pink & red, plus even more colors for other holidays!  IT’S A HIT:Deluxe_LED_Beads

Glowing Red Roses.  Hand ’em out 1-by-1 to make many smile, or gather a bunch in a vase for a super cool bouquet your sweetheart will love:LED_red_rose

Color Change LED Deco Roses, and these ones safely float in water.  Ooo-lala!  Romance is alive & well when these babies are set adrift:color_change_LED_deco_floating_roses

Le Groovy Heart Ring.  Its lights flash like a heartbeat, so its a tiny yet mega-eye-catching lil’ treat, plus buying it in bulk is gonna be mega affordable.  Pop these in some party goodie bags along with candy and traditional Valentine cards, done & done:10403_groovy_heart_ring_600

Sparkling LED Acrylic Heart Necklace is the bee’s knees!  I mean, it’s got glitter in it.  How can one go wrong when there’s glitter involved?  It’s just not possible…10558_acrylic_heart_necklacev9_600

One year, I took those same glittery heart charms off their lanyard necklaces and attached each to my store-bought Valentine cards – ain’t that a cute idea? :gift_ideas_valentines_day

For those in the crafty spirit, check this cute/simple gift idea:

  • Get a silk flower from the craft store,
  • Chop off its back, making it flat as possible,
  • Adhere a clamp-like hair clip to the back (hot glue has always worked for me),
  • Then the best part:  glue a Slow Color Change LED in the flower’s center, pop it in your locks, and get ready to rock & roll:


It’s almost TOO easy!  ‘Til next time, lovebirds.  Drop me a line in the comment field if you need help with your holiday light crafts – I am always here to help.  And don’t forget to visit our Pinterest too, chock full of cool ideas.


~ Flashing Blinky Nikki


DIY Lighting with FBL String Lights

Welcome back, light lovers.  Gotta show you these classic ideas for mood lighting on a budget.  “Do It Yourself” is the way to go, and DIY Lighting can be quite simple with a couple key ingredients:  #1) flowing drapes, be it ready-made curtain panels or cheap tulle cut at the fabric store, and #2) sparkling bright LED Indoor String Lights by FBL.  Check out these relaxing ideas for DIY lighting in the home.  Cool, calm & collected:



Aaaahhhh, I can feel my stress levels drop and blood pressure simmer down just looking at these peaceful images.  It’s my Happy Place.  To recreate the look of this magical DIY Lighting, hang fabric to your liking, and as you hang the string lights on top, follow the flow of the fabric.  Drape together & prepare to chill.  Budget DIY lighting like so isn’t just great for relaxing moments at home, but also high school proms, photo booths at wedding receptions, and the office believe it or not – FBL knows quite a bit about that and cannot recommend it enough.

HELPFUL HINTS about FBL’s Indoor LED String Lights!  What makes them special:

arrowneonLEDs don’t heat up, therefore totally safe adding them to fabric. Remember old Christmas lights and how hot they’d get while running up your electric bill?  Yeaaaaah, don’t use those.  Like ever again.  I mean it.  Listen to your Auntie Nikki…

arrowneonThese little orb light strands come with a button near the plug for mixing up the light function if you wish.  So pick calm steady lighting shown above, or move on to smooth chasing lights, or flashing blinky function great for dance parties, whatever you want! Yay options.

arrowneonIf you fancy something a little more funky, check out FBL’s Light Curtain Backdrop pictured below.  Their strand is shorter, a good size for running along refreshment tables at a party, drape along a window top like garland, or attach to the headboard of your bed.  Its continuous color change function is out of this worrrrld!

‘Til next time.  Chill on, light lovers ~

~ Flashing Blinky Nikki


Add An LED Heart For An Easy Valentines Craft!

Welcome back, crafty critters.  For an über fast & easy Valentines craft with students, your own children, or your grown-up self, just add an LED heart to it!  This is actually great for year-round  thank you gifts & love notes.  We’ve got a sweet assortment of LED heart products to wear out on date night, to dress up your ladies at bachelorette parties, or to give as gifts on Valentine’s Day, and this year we’re getting crafty with them.

The Acrylic Heart Necklace is my favorite LED heart for crafts, for it’s simple to remove the string lanyard & attach the LED heart to whatever you wish (comes with a safety pin on back).  It’s red & blue LEDs sparkle in a circular clockwise motion & reflect off that glitter:

The “Perfect 10” LED Heart is one of our best selling body lights.  Chasing lights outline each side of the heart in unison – it’s a cool kind of flash; think Vegas style.  Thanks to its military clutch pin back, you can stick it to anything with a pierceable surface.  It’s not just a lapel pin ya know:

* Photobomb by yours truly.

Last but not least, check out the party favor bag I accentuated with our less flashy, more sloooow-color-changing Aurora Heart Pin.  Attach a fiber optic light bow for extra “ooooo”s & “aaahhh”s!  Too cute, too easy, and full of candy – NOM NOM:

Stay tuned for our next St. Patrick’s Day episode…                                                             ‘Til next time, light lovers.

TCB & DIY ~                                                                                                                           ~ Flashing Blinky Nikki