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.
If you’re trying to decide what to get your kids or teens for Valentine’s Day, a great idea is to put together a cute Valentine’s Gift Box with a few small gifts that they’ll enjoy and put to good use. You can toss in some chocolates and candies, wrap it up with some cute Valentine wrapping paper or just a big red bow.
Valentines Gifts for Kids
Whether you’re looking for one small Valentine’s day gift for your child, or you’re putting together a care package or gift box, take a look at this quick list of Valentines gifts for kids and browse through our more detailed gift guide below.
- Cute Watch
- Stuffed Animals
- Photo Book with Family Photos
- Cookbook for Kids
- Kinetic Sand
- Activity Book
- Personalized Poster Print
- Cozy Slippers
- Phone Case
- Wall Art Print
- Bluetooth Speaker
- Educational Games
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.
This awesome Disney Mickey Mouse watch is designed to get kids reading analogue clocks.
We’ve learned from personal experience that it’s best to get your kids started wearing a watch when they’re young because when they get older they’ll just use their phones to see the time.
When kids are little, they’ll be excited to wear a wrist watch and learn to tell time. Give them a fun watch for Valentine’s and you’ll have them thrilled to practise telling time.
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.
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.
Personalized Poster Print
You’ll be surprised how easy it is to make a professional looking poster for your child’s wall. Simply pick out a photo that they love and hop over to the Mixbook website to transform it into a poster print.
What a beautiful way to display and enjoy your photos in your child’s bedroom.
You can create awesome posters for your sons or daughters of any age.
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.
Pink or red slippers are a fun Valentine’s Day gift for kids.
So if you’re looking for a gift your tween or teen will love, get them a cute 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.
Phone cases are another practical Valentines gift for kids that won’t just add clutter to your house.
This red bluetooth speaker is a fun gift for kids who love music.
It’s awesome for kids to have a rugged speaker they can take on the go to listen to music and audiobooks.
Since we love giving red colored gifts for Valentine’s day, you can turn a practical item like a speaker into a fitting Valentine’s Day gift when you get it in red or pink.
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. It’s a great grab-and-go game!
Also, check out our list of classic board games to see if there are any your family doesn’t have yet. You can never have too many board games.
More Valentine’s Day Gift Guides
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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.