Valentine’s Day is a fun time to show our love with cards, gifts and treats. But as a mother, I’m often looking for alternatives to candy and chocolates for my children. We’ve gathered a lovely collection of creative Valentine’s Day gifts for kids that won’t cause cavities.
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Holidays are extra special when you have children… including Valentine’s Day. Think past the chocolates and candies and shower your little blessings with creative gifts – some of which might even turn out to be educational.
A Sweet Children’s Book
We’ve found the PERFECT Valentine’s Day gift for kids… I AM LOVE: A Book of Compassion by Susan Verde.
Valentine’s Day is all about love, but it doesn’t always have to be a romantic love – especially when it comes to our children.
It is equally important to teach our kids about self-love and putting love out into the world through kindness and compassion.
I AM LOVE teaches the reader different expressions of love ranging from keeping their own “mind and body safe and healthy,” to showing kindness and living with gratitude to careful listening of others.
Loveys from Lucy Darling are the cutest security blankets for your little ones.
Your child with love this special Plush Pal.
Lucy Darling is known for creating simple and beautiful baby memory books and recently expanded to include loveys.
One of these lovey blankets will make your child’s Valentine’s Day extra sweet and they will be able to cuddle and treasure it for years to come.
And this Love themed Photo Book from Mixbook is so perfect to give your kids for Valentine’s Day!
Making a photo book for your kids is such a great gift because you’ll all treasure it forever.
If you’re anything like us, you need a little push to get your photos off your hard drive and into your hands so that you can truly enjoy your family memories. Let a special occasion like Valentine’s Day kick you into action.
Check out this collection of photo books that are perfect for Valentine’s Day.
The Ultimate Kids’ Baking Book
The Ultimate Kids’ Baking Book: 60 Easy and Fun Dessert Recipes for Every Holiday, Birthday, Milestone and More
This is the second kids cookbook from our friend Tiffany Dahl and her daughters and it puts kids in charge of making dessert.
They’ll learn how to bake independently as this cookbook guides them through each important baking skill from separating eggs to creaming butter and sugar together and even rolling cookie dough.
Sophie la Girafe
Sophie la Girafe is such a special gift that is perfect for little ones on Valentine’s Day.
I love this soft plus Sophie la Girafe that has built in activities. Your child will love to play with Sophie’s rattle, squeaker, crinkle, and mirror.
She has embroidered eyes and pretty airbrushed details.
The little bird tucks into the pocket and is secured with sewn-in fabric cord so it won’t get lost.
You can machine wash and air dry Sophie so she stays nice and clean.
If you want to reduce the candy your kids get on Valentine’s Day, but you still want them to be super excited and have lots of fun, give them Kinetic Sand. They will play with it for hours!
It’s a fantastic sensory toy and lets them spend time playing creatively.
Recently we tested out four different types of play sand to see how they compared. Check out our Kinetic Sand comparison and to see what they’re all like.
Mindfulness for Kids
We look at gift giving opportunities as chances to fill our homes with items that can bless our families instead of just adding more stuff in the toy box. And this book, “Mindfulness for Kids: 30 Fun Activities to Stay Calm, Happy, and In Control” definitely meets our goals for smart gifts.
Mindfulness for Kids offers fun activities for kids ages 6-12 to stay cool, happy, and present with mindfulness.
Homework horrors, chores, and not-so-friendly friends―that’s enough to make any kid’s brain hurt. The secret to staying cool is easy: it’s called mindfulness―and this book gives kids fun activities to practice it on their own.
Check out these adorable fluffy slippers.
They come in lots of different styles and colors for boys and girls.
I love giving my kids practical gifts on holidays… and cute, cozy slippers are always a hit.
So if you’re looking for a gift your tween or teen will love, get them a pretty new smartphone case. New phone cases are inexpensive and are a way to let your kids personalize their devices to suit their personalities.
There are so many different styles in phone cases, you can find something for everyone. Check out these pretty Kroma iPhone cases that we reviewed.
Phone cases are another practical gift idea that won’t just add clutter to your house.
Wall Art Print
What a beautiful way to display and enjoy your photos in your child’s bedroom.
These wall prints can be made in a variety of sizes ranging from 8″ by 8″ all the way up to 44″ by 44″.
A personalized wall print would be a lovely gift for a child of any age.
All Things Emoji
This Emoji Bluetooth Speaker is a fun gift for kids who love Emojis.
It has a 6 hour battery life and an integrated mic so if can be used as a speaker phone.
Kids will love the LED lights which make a dazzling display that can be constantly on or dance to the rhythm of the music that is playing.
This fun Pop for Sight Words™ Game makes a fantastic gift to add to a Valentine’s gift bag for your child.
Kids will reach into this fun box to practice alphabet recognition and beginning letter sounds.
The fun treat themed game box makes this a perfect Valentine’s Day gift.
A great grab-and-go game!
Valentine’s Day Giveaway
We’re giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card to treat yourself on Valentine’s Day. Open to both US and Canada. We’re sponsoring this giveaway and providing the prizing ourselves.
The entry form is in our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Women blog post.
Leave us a comment telling us a couple of your favorite gift ideas from the list above. Then complete your entry on the form in this blog post.
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