Valentine’s Day is such a fun holiday for families. We love getting each of our kids a little gift to remind them how special they are. We have gathered together some of our favorite non-candy gift ideas in this Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Kids. We hope you’ll love this list as much as we do. This post includes items from our sponsors and affiliates, but all our opinions are our own.
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This is the first segment of our Three Part Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2016.
Valentine’s Day is so much fun as a parent. Our kids love it when we make the day extra special with cards, treats and some decorations. And if we give them a fun gift (or let them choose gifts for each other) that really adds to the excitement.
Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Kids
We all know kids get a ton of candies and chocolates coming to them from all directions on Valentine’s Day. So we’ve selected a group of gift ideas to help you think outside the box of chocolates.
I’m Wild About You Classroom Valentines
These adorable “I’m Wild About You” Classroom Valentines designed by Hooray Creative and found on Minted are sure to get you serious brownie points with your kids.
You can personalize them with your child’s name and even customize the color and shape.
We know our kids would absolutely love giving these to their school friends.
Olivia Pratt Kids’ Hearts and Clover Watch
What little girl wouldn’t love this cute hearts and clover watch from Olivia Pratt?
Having their own watch is a great way to help kids develop more confidence telling time and you have to start on those time management skills early, right?
We love how big the numbers are so they are easy for kids to read and the style is adorable. We especially love the little floating cloud that acts as the second hand. So cute!
The heart design makes this a fun Valentine’s themed gift but it’s definitely something kids would use year round so it’s sure to get a lot of use.
Litecup – Sippy cup and Nightlight!
Litecup is a non-spill sippy cup with a built in nightlight. You can’t argue with something that solves two problems in one shot.
We love giving our kids gifts that are fun while still being practical and meeting actual needs in our lives.
Dab and Dot Markers
If you have a toddler you are going to love this gift idea!
Dab and Dot markers are a great line of washable dauber dot markers that are getting rave reviews from parents and teachers.
They are easy for tiny hands to hold onto and will keep your child busy for hours without the hassle of getting out messy paints.
These would be great for creating a toddler-friendly Valentine’s Day craft.
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Teach My Deluxe Learning Kits
Valentine’s Day gifts don’t have to be all about candies and toys. Use this holiday to give a gift to your little one that will have you spending quality learning time together for the rest of the year.
Learning can be so much fun for young kids.
The Deluxe Learning Kits from Teach My are perfect for giving parents a guided way to spend one-on-one time learning with kids.
They have kits for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and coming soon is their new kindergarten kit.
The kits are now available at select Target stores so they are perfect if you need a last-minute gift.
My First Valentine’s Day Outfits
Why not celebrate with a special outfit to really make the day special from Twistin Twirlin Tutus.
These outfits are fabulous for photos. It’s fun to look back on pictures and be able to tell exactly what holiday you were celebrating. Sometimes it’s hard to remember where photos were taken (especially if you have more than a few kids), so having a festive outfit is a really fun way to make those moments stand out.
Valentine’s Day Photo Props for Kids
These cute Valentine’s Day photo props would make such a fun addition to your party.
Set up a photo booth (or just hang some red butcher paper and snap some photos with your phone) and set these props out for the kids to get creative.
You’ll get some fantastic photos and your kids will make some amazing memories.
Don’t cry over spilled milk with the GCap
It may not be the end of the world, but to a toddler it is. We’ve had our fair share of temper tantrums because a child spilled something during a special holiday meal or spilled on a new holiday outfit.
The GCap is non-toxic, food safe, free of Latex, BPA, PVC & Phthalates and fits ANY size bottle.
With the fun red color, you can add a couple of these into a Valentine’s gift basket for your kids in place of a few candies.
It even comes with a Compact travel case so it’s perfect for taking to any of those Valentine’s Day parties you have planned.
Heart Scratch Art for Valentine’s Day
These heart shaped scratch art magnets are so much fun for kids and they look so cute when they are done. We love all the cool patterns you can make with these and we especially love that there’s no mess.
You could even turn these into some simple homemade Valentine’s for your kids to give out to friends with a little bit of creativity.
Our kids love simple crafts like this and this is such a great way to create a quick Valentine’s Day themed craft.
Rachel Yoder Books
Giving kids books as gifts on special occasions is the perfect alternative to candy.
We always want books to feel like something special to our kids.
Receiving them as gifts really helps to get them excited about reading, especially if it’s a book that they can really get into.
If you have girls ages 8 through 12, they will love this sweet series about an Amish girl names Rachel Yoder.
The “Rachel Yoder — Always Trouble Somewhere” books share the story of Rachel, a spunky amish girl, who seems to find trouble everywhere but always manages to learn something from it.
They are geared towards kids ages 8-12 and would be perfect read aloud as a family.
You’re Just Write Pencil Gift Set
We are in love with this sweet Just Write Pencil Gift Set.
Each pencil has a cute little saying on it that is the perfect pick-me-up for your kids.
The pencil set comes in a cute hand-stamped zippered pencil pouch and is a great way to remind kids how awesome they are.
This gift is perfect for Valentine’s Day but it’s definitely one that kids will keep using once the holiday is over.
Personalized Hearts Memory Game
This Personalized Hearts Memory Game is the perfect way to remind your kids how special they are.
You can personalize each card with photos of your child or some of their favorite things (foods, colors, animals, etc.).
You can order this personalized memory game in pink or blue so it’s perfect for boys or girls.
Games like this make such fantastic gifts for kids.
These adorable pink & red stripe Valentine Heart Leggings from Doodle Pants make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your little one.
These cute leggings pair well with just about anything. They are super comfy and have a nice, roomy seat so that kids can crawl, jump, and play just the way they want to.
These would look fabulous in any Valentine’s Day photos you are planning on taking or they could be just a fun addition to your child’s Valentine’s Day outfit!
We think this Valentine heart design is adorable but Doodle Pants has plenty of other choices if you are looking for something different.
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It doesn’t get much more adorable than this Luc&Lou’s “LOVE” onesie! I can’t get over how cute the little heart made from tiny baby feet is.
If you have a little one this Valentine’s Day (or know someone who does) this is the perfect gift to help them remember what Valentine’s Day is all about.
This isn’t just a cute onesie though. Luc&Lou’s wants to make LOVE contagious! For every Luc&Lou onesie purchased, another onesie is donated to a baby in need. This is such a great way to spread the love this Valentine’s Day!
We hope this Gift Guide helps you find something extra special for your children this Valentine’s Day
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