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Every year, February 14 serves as an official reminder for you to show your family and friends how much you love and appreciate them. Whether you're hosting a Galentine's Day party, going out for a quick dinner with your partner, or spending time with your kiddos, these are all special ways to celebrate the holiday of love. If you're looking forward to this year's events and are wondering what to get for your little ones in particular, we have some gift-giving ideas in mind—35 to be exact.
When it comes to buying V-Day treats for the kids, you don't need to make the present elaborate like you would for Christmas or their birthdays. Instead, affordable smaller items that are fun, unique, or cool, will do the trick. That's why all of our items are $40 or less, with a majority of the gifts under $20. For the kiddos who love to show off their artistic side, you can give them sticker books ($12), painting kits ($10), or unicorn sidewalk chalk ($16) to play with. If you like to cook for them before school, a mini heart-shaped waffle maker ($10) or heart-shaped straws ($19) will make breakfast time on February 14 feel a tad more special. We also found a bevy of inexpensive toys, accessories, and even activities the whole family can enjoy together. Because honestly, toys aside, all they want to do is spend time with you!
Are you ready to see, and shop, the full list of Valentine's Day goodies? If so, continue scrolling ahead and click "add to cart" on your favorite items. No matter what you choose to give them, they will appreciate the special treat from their beloved parents.
Unicorn Pop Purse
The popular Pop It toy gets reimagined as a colorful unicorn purse, giving your little one a place to store all their secret goodies. One Amazon reviewer wrote, "Bought this for my 6 year old granddaughter. She loves it and uses it every day as a preferred toy."
Unisex Jibbitz 5-Pack
Help them personalize their Crocs with these sweet February 14-inspired Jibbitz. They can exchange these charms with their friends day of too for a customizable experience.
Valentines Day Temporary Tattoos
For an affordable way to celebrate Valentine's Day that won't encourage too much extra clutter around the house, give your kids these temporary tattoos. They'll have so much fun decorating their arms, legs, and even face with the sweet holiday motifs.
Squeezable Gummy Bear Night Light
This nightlight comes in four other colors like purple and blue should pink feel too on the nose for Valentine's Day. Give it a gentle squeeze to activate a colorful, ambient glow that will last for 15 hours.
Heart Pajama Set
A new pair of pajamas may be just the small treat needed to get them into bed quicker. It'll help make their sleep routine feel a little more special in February.
Family Matching Valentines Day Pajamas
Feeling left out? Don't worry as you can get matching outfits for you and your little one. One shirt says "My valentine calls me mom" while the other says "Mom is my valentine." How sweet!
Dinosaur Building Blocks
Surprise your dinosaur-loving child with these buildable blocks. They come in a pack of 24, so you can save the rest for a rainy day reward or if you're planning a party, give them out as party favors.
Mini Waffle Maker Machine
This mini waffle machine makes four-inch heart-shaped waffles, which are sure to delight everyone in the family whether you're four years old or forty years old. The waffle maker also comes in other options that can make goodies in the shape of skulls, pineapples, and rabbits.
Unicorn Horn & Dino Teeth Sidewalk Chalk Sets
One way to keep them off their screens and have them spend time outdoors is with these pretty unicorn horn sidewalk chalks. They come in pastel rainbow colors, are painted in shimmering gold, and some are even topped with glitter. These chalks are suited for ages three and up.
Express Your Feelings Sensory Bottles
This Good Housekeeping-approved toy helps kids learn to express their feelings, whether they're happy, angry, scared, or sad. Simply have them flip the bottle of their choice and watch the calming liquid inside move around. Then when it feels right, talk to them about what they're feeling using the activity guide.
Instead of coloring, have them peel off stickers and stick them onto the page to reveal the finished image. Each book contains 11 different images and come with easy-to-follow instructions.
Illuminated Doodle Pillowcase
This is not an ordinary pillowcase. You can doodle whatever your heart desires in the thought bubble using the included light pen then shine a light on the picture and it'll glow for about five minutes. Once the luminescent lines fade, you get a clean canvas for your next doodle and when it's time to clean it, simply toss into the washing machine.
Charm and Bead Bracelets
This bracelet-making kit comes with an assortment of bright and colorful beads and charms so you can personalize your accessories however you want. The kit also comes with a plastic key ring, so they can zhuzh up their school backpack.
Knock Knock What I Love about Being Your Mom
This book will require a little more work on your part as you have to fill in the various prompts first before gifting it to your little one to read. Flip through the pages together before bedtime, so when their eyes start to close, they know exactly how much you love them.
Tiny Initial Necklace
If they love choosing their own outfits and show a deep appreciation for fashion, then it's time to give them an initial necklace they can wear every day. Plus, the heart pendant is only $15 so if they lose it at school or on the playground, it won't be a complete headache to replace it.
Two-Pack Llama Hearts Fuzzy Slipper Socks
How fun are these colorful heart motif and llama socks? They will dress up any outfit, and you can rest assured that their feet will be warm and protected against the cold when the temperatures dip.
The Mug With a Hoop
Make drinking hot chocolate, eating cereal, or just about anything out of a bowl feel infinitely more fun with these sporty bowls. They're the perfect small present to give on Valentine's Day and use year-round.
Peek-a-Flap Love Book
This interactive book encourages sensory exploration by having kids lift up flaps to find hidden surprises. Their eyes will linger on the bright and cheerful illustrations, so don't be surprised if they're completely absorbed in the book and are silent for the next hour or two.
Decorate Your Own Water Bottle Kit
Encourage your child to stay hydrated with this customizable water bottle. They can decorate it with stickers and jewels, so the bottle feels unique to them. Also, take note that it comes with a colorful pop fidget key chain!
Valentine's Day Candy Dispenser Gift Sets
For a present the whole family can enjoy, give out these PEZ candy dispensers. They come in an assorted set of three and each dispenser bag includes two Pez refills.
Heart Hair Clip
Keep their bangs or growing hair in place with these heart-shaped hair clips. They come in a variety of glittery hues, so have your child pick out their favorite shade to wear for that day.
Personalized Valentine's Day Treat Mailbox
One way to really go all out for your children on Valentine's Day is to give them these personalized mailboxes. Fill them with candy, toys, and sweet notes. Once all the treats are consumed, these can become decorative pieces for their room.
Rainbow Fluffy Heart Pillow
Not only will this multicolored pillow brighten up their bedroom, but it's also so squeezable they'll want to hug it every chance they get.
Butterfly and Heart Wooden Stamp Set
For the parents who want to do an activity with their children on February 14, bring out this wooden stamp set. It comes with a two-toned pad plus eight heart and butterfly wooden stamps. Have them decorate their notebooks or create fun illustrations that you can then frame.
Whether they're running around outside with friends or simply love to play dress up, they will need a playful and functional pair of sunglasses. These not only look cool, but will also protect their eyes from UV rays.
Red Stackable Stretch Bracelets
Give them these stretchy Valentine's Day themed bracelets the morning of, so they can wear them to school. Since each pack contains seven bracelets, they can even give one or two away to their best friends to share the love.
Valentines Day Paint Kits
For a wind-down activity they can do after dinner, set out these paint kits. Each set comes with four birchwood cutouts, a brush, and a trio of paints.
Valentine Reusable Straws
In addition to making the aforementioned heart-shaped waffles for breakfast (or dinner, there are no rules!), pop one of these straws into a cup of orange juice or milk to further mark the romantic holiday.
Sterling Silver Ring
For households with kids of all ages, what works as a gift for a six year old certainly won't work for a pre-teen. If you're stuck on what to get your oldest, surprise her with this sterling silver ring. The different colored hearts get the "I love you" message across without feeling overly cheesy.
Love Stinks Whoopee Cushions
There's nothing that cracks up little kids (and, let's be honest, parents) more than the sound of farts, and these punny whoopee cushions are equal parts cute and funny. Get ready for laughter to fill the whole house when someone sneaks one of these sound makers under a seat!
Hippo Stuffed Toy
For the kids in their plush toy collecting phase, help them add to their stash by giving them this hippo. Every Snackle comes with its "favorite" snack to share with a new friend, which is why the hippo is holding a package of mentos.
Assorted Milk Chocolates
Sneak these sweet treats into their lunch boxes or give them out as an after-school snack. We love the "kisses" and "hugs" label on them, plus the milk chocolate and white creme flavors.
Valentine's Day Mad Libs: World's Greatest Word Game
For a quick activity you can do with the kids during breakfast or while watching television, have them help you fill out this holiday-themed Mad Libs edition and then enjoy reading it back together.
Unisex Baby Cotton Long-Sleeve Bodysuits
Your newborn may not be able to fully appreciate this Valentine's Day gift, but this one is really for the parents who love to celebrate any and every holiday. The "My first Valentine's Day" onesie is tugging on our heartstrings.
Chocolate Game Controller
For the competitive family, challenge one another in Mario Party. The winner gets this chocolate game controller, which may just look too precious to eat.
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