Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids That Are Better Than Chalky Conversation Hearts

Valentine’s Day is kind of a big deal! At least it is to kids: They’re out there making DIY Valentine’s Day cards (complete with Valentine’s Day mailboxes) for the class party, creating their own Valentine’s Day crafts and competing in Valentine’s Day games. They definitely deserve a little something of their own for all their effort! These Valentine’s Day gifts for kids will totally make them feel the love.

Mileage may vary depending on how much your child is into hearts, mushy stuff and the colors red and pink, so we tried to include some items that are seasonally thematic (the ones that would make cupid proud), along with a few items that don’t scream “Valentine’s Day.” It’s a good thing that surprise collectible toys are still a huge trend, since they’re often the perfect item when you need a little something to fill out a gift basket. Another trending item that’s here to stay: Family matching pajamas, which are no longer just the purview for the December holidays anymore. And don’t miss even more Valentine’s Day ideas: We’ve got Valentine’s Day gifts for toddlers, Valentine’s Day gifts for boys and Valentine’s Day gifts for teachers too.

Xoxo Penguin Squishmallow

These squishy, part-pillow, part-toy stuffed animals are all the rage, and you can find them in all sorts of different animal shapes — but the penguin is the most clearly Valentine-themed. (Not in stock? Try the Valentine llama.)

My Fizzy Valentine Bath Bomb Set

Kids love bath bombs — it’s the easiest way to get them excited about bathing. This Valentine-themed bath bomb set has red (strawberry) and white (vanilla) fizzers, which you can use either separately or combine for a sweet-smelling bath.

Snapsies Mix-and-Match Surprise

This new collectible line from Funko features different animals with swapable parts, so kids can come up with their own combinations. You can get a animals like unicorns, llamas, goats and dragons — try to find the rare ones! — and each one comes with two faces, two bottoms and five accessories to swap. Ages 5+

Chocolate Video Game Controller

They’ll love this chocolate controller — that is if they can actually put down the real thing long enough to enjoy it. Note: This item ships from the United Kingdom, so order early!


What I Love About Being Your Mom Book

Add your own notes to this fill-in-the-blank book for a sweet gift that kid can look back on for years to come. This one-of-a-kind gift can only come from the person who knows your kids best — you. (Dad, too.)

Valentine’s Craft Kit

Make all different kinds of love notes and other creations with this art kit, which comes packed with craft supplies: pipe cleaners, paper hearts, felt hearts, washi tape, googly eyes and so much more. Let their creativity run wild! Ages 6+

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