Check Out These Adorable Valentine’s Day Tackle Snack Boxes – Perfect Last-Minute Gift Idea!

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Grab a small utility box and create an adorable DIY Valentine’s Day snack box or “snackle box” using candy.

opening a tackle box with valentine's day candy

Here is the ultimate Valentine’s Day sweet treat idea!

Consider compiling your kids or grandkids a custom candy snack box. This is such an easy and fun little project! It took me less than 5 minutes each and I know even my older teens will LOVE this idea. It’s great that you can customize your candy and do this at any size and budget. Thanks to reader Leah, who shared her festive version with us last year!

Over the summer, I compiled a fun snackle box with my favorite snack foods to take to the pool or travel with, and this is sort of the same idea, but using candy!

woman holding a valentine's day snackle box

What festive Valentine’s Day candy did I use to create my tackle box? 

Some of the candies I used may not be available in all locations, but there are many other similar options. Choose the candy that works best for you!

supplies on the counter for valentines day snack box

adding candy to valentine's snackle box

adding gummy nerd clusters to tackle box

valentines tackle box with lid on

making a valentines day tag

holding a valentines day tackle box

opening a valentine's day snak box

DIY Valentine's Day Tackle Box




Fill each compartment with desired candy.


Make a cute Valentine’s Day label to attach to front.

Extra tips for creating a Valentine’s tackle box: 

  • Feel free to create a larger box perhaps with some savory snacks too! I loved this mini box idea as I thought it was so cute.
  • If you are concerned about a container being food-safe, look for the number on the plastic container. The ones I bought have a number 5 on the back and are generally safe for food storage. According to, plastics 1, 4 & 5 are the safest for food storage.

holding two tackle boxes with valentines day candy inside

How fun and adorable are these mini tackle box Valentines?

I am so happy with how they turned out. You could consider repurposing some red Christmas candy to compile your tackle box. Our DIY version looks similar to the high-end candy tackle boxes from Dylan’s Candy Bar. I had leftover candy and could have made a couple more too!

Use these pink tins from Amazon to make custom mini cakes for Valentine’s Day! 

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 10

  1. Raquel

    Love this idea Lina! I’ve got a 13 year old daughter and this is right up alley with the sweets. 🙂

    • Lina

      Thanks Raquel! I hope your daughter enjoys it too! ❤️

  2. Sha

    I recently found out how dangerous this actually is for your health. Tackle boxes are not safe for food! They are coated with a chemical to prevent corrosion on tackle- which is toxic. There are food grade boxes out there, but we should not be using actual tackle boxes.

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for mentioning this, Sha! We do have a tip above on how to check that the container is food -safe if helpful! ❤️

      • Kim Southworth

        Where do we read your tip??

        • Kim Southworth

          Oops! Never mind, just read it in your post. Sorry!

          • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

            No worries, Kim! Glad you spotted it! 🤗💕

        • Kim Southworth

          OOPS! Just read it in your post. Sorry!!

  3. Bethany

    Love this idea! Do you have a favorite printable for the stickers?

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Bethany! Lina used scrapbook paper for this (the design had the “Happy Valentine’s Day” wrote out on it. 🤗 We have an Amazon option linked in the post, or you could check out the selection available at Michaels too! ❤️

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