When I was little, I remember my parents (okay, probably my MOM!) getting me a small gift for Valentines Day every year. Usually it was just a small box of chocolates or a nick knack of sorts along with a card. No matter what the gift was, it left me feeling special and I knew that I was loved. I have always gotten my children a small gift on Valentines Day, although it is getting harder and harder the older they get. If you are struggling to find Valentines Day gift ideas for kids like I am this year, here are a few suggestions. I included ideas for kids of all ages if you are lucky enough to still have toddlers instead of teens! Trust me, 2 is WAY easier than 13.
Valentines Day Gift Ideas For Kids
1. For babies: Yes, I know, babies don’t really need anything for Valentines Day but they are so cute we want to buy them things anyhow. Great Valentines Day gift ideas for kids under the age of 2 include things like special outfits, a cute heart themed bib, or if you have a little girl, a babies first bracelet with a hearts and love theme. Don’t forget to make a creative craft with your little one to remember their first Valentine’s Day. I see lots of red finger painting and hand print art!
2. For Toddlers: Valentines Day gift ideas for kids in the 2 to 4 age bracket are easy….stuffed animals! Yes, I know we probably don’t NEED any more stuffed animals but they were always the number one most well received gift my kids ever got. There are a ton of ideas to choose from, too. My daughter is a huge fan of Webkinz so their heart frog was a big hit. My son thought the motorcycle teddy bear he got one year was awesome. If they were still little I would get them this love themed sock monkey personalized with their name. What a cute idea! If you think it is as cute as I do, check out PersonalCreations.com and make sure you check out their current promo codes to help save a little at checkout.
3. For Young Kids: Well, once kids hit school age, they seem to figure out that Valentine’s Day is all about the candy. Now, you don’t want to get your kid 3 pounds of chocolate but a small box with 4 or 5 pieces in it would be a special treat. Our kids had to make them last since mommy would only let them have one piece after dinner each night. Other ideas for young kids are heart themed craft projects, cute tshirts, puzzles with hearts on them, and even special Valentines Day movies with Franklin, Winnie the Pooh, Charlie Brown, etc . And of course you can always get more stuffed animals! According to my daughter there is no such thing as too many stuffed animals. You still have time to shop online before the holiday gets here and there are lots of great coupon codes to help you save at PersonalCreations.com.
4. For the older child: The older kids get, the harder they are to shop for! Valentines Day gift ideas for kids in the tween and teen years might include things:
Girls: Bath items, jewelry, books, iTunes gift card in a cute but hip Valentines Day card, nail polish, or fuzzy socks
Boys: cologne, movies, gift cards, or heart patterned boxer shorts.
5. For the INNER child: So, some husbands are really nothing but overgrown kids, right? (um, not MY husband…just SOME of them!) Don’t forget to indulge in a little frivolity on this day of love! For your inner child, splurge on a love themed coffee mug and some hot chocolate or coffee. Consider a humorous book, a personalized photo puzzle of your wedding day, or anything else that makes you smile and remember the reason why you chose your significant other as your life partner. You can even get a game of Lovopoly to play together in front of the fireplace!
Valentines Day is a special occasion not only for couples in love but also for kids. Remember to give them a little something to let them know they are loved!
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