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Shower your sweeties with love this Valentine’s Day with gifts that they'll adore and appreciate simply because they came from you! Valentine's Day is the perfect time to treat your mini #BFFs to extra sprinkles of affection since they can learn the value of love, as well as connect with you at the same time.
Valentine's Day may be thought of in romantic terms, but we think it should be opened up to all kinds of love: friendship, family, and, of course, the love between parents and their children. Not to mention the fact that going the extra mile for things like this makes for a core memory for your kids in ways that candy just can't.
We’ve done all the searching for you and found the best heart-shaped, love-inspired, adorable Valentine's Day gifts for kids that will make their hearts skip a beat with excitement. There's something for everyone on this list, from gaming tween boys to itty-bitty little ones.
Personalized Baby Gift Name Night Light
Kids will love this personalized neon night light with color changing and other customizations! You can get their name etched right on the front, or a little message.
Yes! It's an affordable, almost silly gift that is guaranteed to be a big hit with your kids. It's got a social media picture, and TikTok quality to it, which is pretty important to kids right now.
Valentine Gift Set
We are huge, huge fans of Tubby Todd at Best Products. Their baby baths and lotions are some of the highest quality (which our little ones can't get enough of), and this year, they put together a fantastic set for Valentine's Day. This set comes with raspberry black currant body wash/shampoo and lotion and four raspberry black currant bath bombs.
Teenage boys should still get Valentine's Day gifts from their parents, but let's face it —they're not going to be amped about a neon heart. The light-up mouse in red is a fun nod to the holiday while being useful for your child. Plus, the LED lights in the mouse are just so cool.
Handmade Heart-Shaped Balm with Dish
This gift is part lotion,-part traditional balm in a heart shape with a dish that matches.
If your kid's skin is always dry to the bone try this heart-shaped balm that sits in a heart-shaped dish. They might pick it up and hold it for a minute, at least long enough for it to melt a little and maybe they will rub it into their crunchy little knuckles.
Wacky Face Daisies
Six oversized cookie creations in a bouquet is a bright and cheerful way to celebrate your kids.
And I get it, not everything should be heart-shaped. I got you. Enter the flower cookie buffet. Sure, it's a bit sticky-sweet -- sorry for the pun, but everyone loves a sugar cookie, and if they hate it, you can soothe yourself by eating the cookies.
Illuminated Doodle Pillowcase
This is an illuminated doodle pillowcase. Just draw on it with your finger and hold it up to be a light and it will then glow for about 15 seconds. It's a bit gimmicky, but in a way that makes sense for the most gimmicky of all of the holidays.
Girl's Musical Jewelry Storage Box
This classic spinning ballerina music box will never go out of style. It's sized just right for little kids and their treasures. It seems like every little girl has or wants one of these at some point. Give your daughter this jewelry box and you can enjoy the nostalgia that comes with it.
Art Activity Dot It
A fancy sticker and color page kit with over 750 stickers will really make your little artist feel exceptional.
Every kid who I've met who has been able to play with the Skillmatics set has loved it. Stickers and dots, it's the ultimate in no-mess art making. The colors are brilliant and vibrant, and the pages are full of inspiration and fun designs. It's so soothing.
Glow in The Dark Blue Heart Stars Throws Blanket
Wrap your child up in love with an oversized microfleece throw with glow-in-the-dark hearts!
There's never a bad time for a new blanket, or at least that is what my 12-year-old and I believe. (My husband may think we have too many.) This blanket is soft and lush, and those hearts on the blanket? They glow in the dark. It's perfect.
Mecha Astronaut Galaxy Projector Night Light
Not all galaxy projectors are the same. This one is astronaut/robot shaped, and the adjustable light show is pretty powerful.
This is what my son wants for Valentine's Day, and since a 15-year-old boy asked for something, and he sent me a link, I think that we both know that it's already a big winner. It is one of the goofier things he's asked for lately, and I love it. It's a galaxy projector night light. It's remote control, and it's got a cape.
Mayhem Board Game
This game has no business being this fun or funny. It plays a bit like Life or Sorry, but because of the transparent ridiculousness, it's a joy. Cats vs Pickles is a popular plush for kids already, so adding them into their own game is already a win. Everyone will love it.
Scented Glitter Pens
The fanciest of scented pens, this set of 10 is full of fun scents and also glitter gel. Your children will use these up with an absurd level of quickness, but thankfully, even in the pricey hellscape of inflation, this set of 12 still managed to come in at just over $10.
Water Color -In Pad
Do you remember in the '90s and '00s the old water color-in books with the dots that spread with water? They've gotten much more sophisticated. This one is construction-themed with trucks and cones and build sites. And the genius bit of this set is that the water is stored in the brush!
Warm Fuzzy Socks for Kids, With Grippers (6 Pairs)
Kids love fuzzy socks, but they can be downright slippery. Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about that with this six-pack of heart-patterned fuzzy socks because they have no-slip soles like the socks you get at the hospital. Even better, the no-slip soles have a very low profile, so kids can easily wear these under snow boots.
Warm their toes and their hearts with this gift.
‘Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle
“You are the cherry on my cake; you make the sun shine brighter; you make my heart flutter.” The sweetness of this book is almost too cute to be real.
Eric Carle’s legacy lives on through his work, and this book is everything you’d expect from him. It just makes you happy to read it, and your little ones will want to hear it over and over again.
Dear Valentine Letters Mad Libs: Stationery to Fill Out and Send!
Sure, you can buy the Valentine's Day cards that your kiddo just has to sign their name to, or you can gift them this super cute Mad Libs Dear Valentine Letters Stationery. Your honey will be scribbling the sweetest love notes that their vocabulary can muster — and because it's a Mad Lib, they will be totally hilarious.
Plus, it's a sneaky way to teach them parts of speech. A win for everyone.
Paint Your Own Stepping Stone: Heart
This sweet paint-your-own stepping stone is more than just a craft: It's an entire building kit that gives your kids a place to mark their place on Earth.
Your little one will mix the cement, pour it into a mold, and then paint it with the provided paint. It's an outdoor toy, for sure. But it's one that will last them for years to come. One day it might sit in their garden beside their own child's stepping stone.
I Cerealsly Love You Personalized Kids Cereal Bowl
Kids seriously love cereal (and let's be honest, so do we). That makes these bowls a silly yet useful Valentine's Day gift for kids. The bowl is adorned with cereal in light, cheerful colors. As your kids chow down on Cheerios and Count Chocula, they'll see your little message to them on the side.
Pastel Conversation Heart SOAP in a Jar
We love a classic conversation heart, and we love it even more in gently-scented heart soaps. And yes, these are made to be used, not just looked at. (Does anyone else remember the decorative soap trend?)
Let your kids lather in your love for them as they get the grime of the day off.
I Love You S’more Pillow
We love a good pun, and this one on a soft pillow is more sugary than most. Sticky-sweet, if you think about it. A throw pillow in soft fabric, your kid can get all the fireside valentine love you have to give by cuddling up with this pillow every night.
Felt Heart Sorting Toy
Learning can be love with this set of felt hearts, dishes, and attached chopstick game that encourages minor-motor manipulation.
There's no reason why a gift can't also be intelligent. Montessori methods of education are hugely popular and influential. This felt heart-sorting toy teaches color and dexterity. It uses a long pair of tongs, similar to chopsticks, for children to pick up the hearts and sort them into the bowls.
Valentine’s Day Coloring Book
Will your kids color inside the lines in this Valentines coloring book? Probably not, but that's probably a good thing. Let their creativity take over as they color each and every picture and complete activities that will give them joy and give you a few moments of chill.
Valentines Day Gift for Kids
Tell your child just how much you love them and why for 365 days of the year with a dry erase message board. It's an inexpensive, personalized dry-erase board that gives you space to write loving missives to your children. A beautiful way for them to begin the day, isn't it?
Warm and Cozy Stoneware Decorative Soup Bowl
A cozy soup bowl with easy-to-hold handle and heart design will warm the heart of whoever you're gifting it to, but we love giving it to kids for the holiday. It's something that will remind them of you every time they pick it up to use for their soup.
Everyday Sparkle 4-Page Sticker Book
You already know your child is an absolute gem, but they might still want to show off. This gem sticker book from Super Smalls has four pages of gems your kid can wear, use to decorate, or hoard in their sticker collection. They're fun 3D stickers that kids go gaga for.
Hugs and Kisses
Kisses and Hugs by Hershey gets right to the point. They're sweet, they're fun, and now? They're also pink. It's something that's easy to grab, but kids like it well enough that it doesn't feel like a throwaway. It feels exactly like its description: Kisses and Hugs.
Rainbow Magic Scratch Art Set
Art that reveals itself to the artist is a magical thing, and scratch art is one way of gifting that feeling to your children. This 28-piece set lets your kids create art over and over again, finding new and more exciting avenues of rainbow-colored creativity.
It's a clean art project that really speaks to kids on their level. It lets the art create the artist as much as the artist creates the art.
160Pcs Valentine's Day Temporary Tattoos
Kids love temporary tattoos, and to be honest, they’re so much better than stickers because they’re water-soluble. Your little ones can give some of the 160 in the set to friends or use them to trade. Heck, you can even keep half of these and use them as prizes. (Bribery is a delight when used properly.)
We cannot be held responsible for any future tattoo sleeves of hearts that this might lead to.
Burt's Bees Blue With Pink Floral Pajamas
Special pajamas that your little one can wear all year long (or at least until they grow out of them) is always a welcome choice for kids. It's one of those classic presents designed to both comfort and soothe.
We love that Burt's Bees pajamas just get better with every launder. They get softer, and more comfy each time. It's truly a hug in the form of jammies.
Smart Neon LED Light
Kids are obsessed with LED lights, so a heart-shaped neon light is a great idea for Valentine's Day. They want them all around their rooms, under and behind their beds, at their desks — everywhere. This is a fun way to indulge that obsession while also celebrating Valentine's Day.
They double as a fun and trendy night light as well, providing a gentle pink glow in the room that is soothing and sleepy.
Spider-Man You're Amazing Heart Valentine T-Shirt
This subtle heart Spider-Man tee is perfect for your superhero-obsessed kiddo who’d rather not have a pink-and-purple-adorned gift for Valentine’s Day.
Likely, it'll be a favorite pick for pajamas, but having something between you and your child is a lovely thing to have.
Do Not Disturb I'm Gaming Socks
I think everyone knows a kid who is obsessed with gaming. Be it Roblox, Elden Ring, or Minecraft, these grippy socks just make so much sense, given that pulling them from the games is nigh impossible. Are they completely ridiculous? Yes, they are — but that's what makes them fun.
Color Change Dolls With 7 Surprises
L.O.L. Surprise dolls are a great gift for any occasion, but the sparkly pink spheres on these dolls really scream “Valentine’s Day” to me. This one is a color-changing doll with seven surprises that are ready to be found by your own little doll.
Baby Animated Kissy The Penguin Stuffed Animal Plush
It's Valentine's Day, so a Kissy penguin plush is about as perfect as it gets. This animated plush from Gund dances to “Frère Jacques” and also teaches little ones to blow kisses by lifting its wing to its face and making kissing sounds. It's almost painfully adorable.
Pizza Is My Valentine Funny Valentines Day Tee
Pizza is the best of all valentines. It’s warm, it’s comforting, and everyone loves it. Why not let your children embrace the valentine that will never let them down with this tee shirt? Even bad pizza is still pizza, right?
Pizza can be everyone’s valentine if you try hard enough...
Solid Milk Chocolate Candy
There's nothing like an over-the-top chocolate gift to wish your child a happy Valentine's. There's a better-than-average chance that this gift will lead to a terrible sugar high and crash, but that's half the fun of this holiday.
2 Pack Pom Pom Grip Socks 2T-4T
If you have a kid constantly zooming around the house, they’re going to need grippy socks — and lots of them. Crafted from quality materials, Sticky Be socks feature a stylish grip and are made to support your little one on any adventure.
Candy Land 65th Anniversary Game
What game celebrates sweet treats more than Candy Land? This anniversary edition steps it up just a bit with elevated art, a sturdier board, and cool, retro styling.
Family game nights are a wonderful way to be with your kids so that you don't just see the top of their heads and the glow of their tablets.
Toothpick Teddy Bear Stuffed Animal
Honestly, any time is a good time to gift this quirky Toothpick Teddy Bear from GUND. This slimmed-down version of the traditional stuffed bear doesn't skimp on the plush softness that GUND lovers adore.
This bear will last for years and is built so much better than most other plushes. Who knows — one day, it might even become a family heirloom!
DIY Unicorn LED Night Light
This is a “do-it-yourself” LED option. The unicorn is super cute, and it comes with everything you need to make it the most fabulous unicorn to ever be graced with a magical, pointy-tipped forehead. Your kids will become enamored with their artwork-turned-nightlight.
Rainbow Slime Kit
I know, parents hate slime — but our kids? They love the stuff, and they'll adore this unicorn slime kit. It’s one of the few offline toys kids can (and will) play with for hours on end. This one has a pink and rainbow theme, which to us feels very Valentine’s.
It’s DIY, so you’ll have to help the little ones make the slime, but it’s a simple, fun activity for everyone.
Best Furry Friends Paw Patrol Board Book
Admit it: You heard the theme song when you saw the picture. Paw Patrol is wildly popular, and their Valentine's Day book is as engaging and fun as the show is. Plus, it gives kids the ability to interact with the characters in an analog, screen-free way.
Valentine's Day Throw Blanket with Gift Bag
Your kids may fight over this cute gnome blanket. It’s fuzzy, it’s warm, it’s cute, and the little gift bag? Pretty awesome. It's great for wrapping around yourself while watching television, playing board games, and just lazing about in general.
Heart Headbopper Eyeglasses Valentine's Day
This is just about the cutest Valentine’s combo we’ve ever seen. Heart-shaped glasses and heart antenna headbands will make your little one look like a miniature lovebug. It’s all about the kitsch with this gift, and the 6- to 8-year-olds will be all over it.
Bucket of Heart Cookies
We're pretty sure that a bucket of heart cookies is the best gift you can possibly give — or, at least, the tastiest. The combination of sprinkles, the frosting, and the lush sugar cookie itself is decadent, rich, and just right for the holiday.
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Valentine's Day: Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14th each year. It is traditionally associated with romantic love and is a time for people to express their affection and appreciation for their loved ones. However, the article suggests that Valentine's Day can also be a time to celebrate other forms of love, such as friendship, family, and the love between parents and children.
Gifts for Kids: The article provides a list of Valentine's Day gift ideas for children. The gifts mentioned include personalized baby night lights, bath sets, wireless mouse, handmade balms, cookie bouquets, illuminated doodle pillowcases, musical jewelry storage boxes, art activity kits, blankets, projectors, board games, scented pens, watercolor sets, socks, books, craft kits, pajamas, LED lights, t-shirts, temporary tattoos, and more.
Tubby Todd: Tubby Todd is a brand mentioned in the article that offers baby baths and lotions. The article recommends their Valentine's Day gift set, which includes body wash, shampoo, lotion, and bath bombs in raspberry black currant scent.
L.O.L. Surprise: L.O.L. Surprise is a popular toy brand that produces dolls with surprise elements. The article mentions a color-changing L.O.L. Surprise doll as a gift idea for Valentine's Day.
GUND: GUND is a well-known manufacturer of plush toys and stuffed animals. The article suggests a Kissy penguin plush from GUND as a Valentine's Day gift option.
Craft Kits and Art Supplies: The article includes various craft kits and art supplies as gift ideas for children. These include dot art kits, scratch art sets, rainbow slime kits, DIY LED night lights, and more.
Games and Books: The article suggests board games and books as Valentine's Day gifts for kids. Examples mentioned include Candy Land, Paw Patrol board books, and "Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle.
Food Gifts: The article mentions food-related gift ideas for Valentine's Day, such as heart-shaped cookies, chocolate candies, and themed cereal bowls.
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