Valentine's Day is a special time of year when we show our family and friends just how much they mean to us. As a parent, you may be thinking about how you can make sure your kids feel the same love! From thoughtful homemade gifts to fun activities, there are plenty of unique ways to give your kids Valentine's Day gifts that will make them feel special. Whether you’re looking for a craft they can do alone or with you, or just a gift they'll love, you can find something for every budget and taste. Check out this list of the best Valentine's Day gifts for kids in 2023 and find the perfect present for your little ones!
245 pc Lego Valentine's Bear
This 245 piece Lego set is too intricate for very young children, but if your child is 8+ (or very mature for their age- you know your kids' abilities best), this adorable bear could be a fantastic valentines day gift! Legos are great for hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness, patience, and focus, so it's not all just fun and games either!
Candleology Soy Candle Making Kit
This soy candle-making kit is not something your child can do by themselves, but depending on their age and emotional maturity, it can be a wonderful project to do together. This kit has everything you need, from the actual wax beads to containers, molds, wicks, fragrance, glitter (your child will likely love this part) and more. For children that are good at following directions and love being crafty, this candle-making kit could be a memory-making activity they cherish for years.
POGS Kids Wired Headphones
This great set of kids' headphones is designed with children in mind. The volume goes to a max of 85 dB to protect kids' hearing, they're foldable, flexible, adjustable, lightweight, made of safe non-toxic BPA-free material, and created to fit little ears comfortably while minimizing ambient noise. They come with 2 different tangle-free cables that can connect multiple headphones to the same device as well as using AUX sources. They also have four colors available, so you don't have to get pink if that's not your child's jam.
We absolutely love that this is a green company where they focus on "waste-free" production, 100% recyclable packaging, AND they use 10% of their profits to plant new trees.
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Toddlers Montessori Wooden Educational Toy
This wood set includes a five-sided cart, 12 fruit shapes, 10 little worms, and 8 carrots. It's got smooth corners, splinter-less wood, and non-toxic paint to keep your little love safe. There's so much here to help your child learn, from shape sorting, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fruit and vegetable recognition, and more. If you'd like an educational game that your child will love playing with and lasts the test of time, this is an awesome option.
Melissa & Doug Created By Me! Paint & Decorate Your Own Wooden Magnets Craft Kit
We first picked up this set of paintable magnets when our daughter was 4 and agree that 4+ is likely the ideal age for these crafts. This set is a terrific value if your budding artist will want to paint more than one (of course they will!) There are 12 wooden magnets total in this set, and they come with all the paint, gems, and glue that you will need to decorate them. If you're interested in a Melissa & Doug paintable craft that's not hearts and flowers, scroll down to the bottom of the article where we highlight a train and monster car your child will also love! With a rating of 4.8/5 in over 3,000 reviews, we weren't the only family to love these magnets!
Original Stationery Ice Cream Slime Kit
Our children are crazy about anything slime, playdough, or foam, so this Ice Cream Slime set jumped out to us right away! This is a 25-piece slime-making kit with all of the ingredients you will need, customizable options, and a guide with recipes to follow. Although it's probably not appropriate for very young children, and you should supervise if unsure, it's a best-seller with over 12,000 reviews, so you know it won't disappoint your sensory-seeking kid.
KIDZCO Puzzles Build Your Own Train Wooden Name Puzzle
If you're looking for something personalized to gift this year, try this puzzle train set that you can customize for each child. With 3" tall letters, magnets, and wheels, your kid will love driving their name around the track! This educational toy can help your child with name recognition, fine motor skills, learning colors, and more. The paint is of course non-toxic and safe for the youngest of children to play with.
24 Inch Jumbo Plush Togetherness Care Bear
We don't want to show our age, but Carebears were a pretty big deal in our day and we think it's awesome that they've come back in style. If you're eager to introduce these nostalgic characters to your children, try gifting this jumbo 24" "Togetherness Bear" with the motto "Love All" for Valentines' Day!
"Togetherness Bear knows that sharing your heart with others is the greatest gift you can give. She shows us that sharing your heart shines love and light onto others, and brings us closer together!"
This vibrant gender-neutral plush bear has 93% of reviewers giving it a 5/5, so even if you were never on the Care Bear train before, you can be sure that your child will still love this Togetherness Bear.
Tstars Dinosaur Valentines Sweatshirt
If your tot is anything like most these days, they probably love dinosaurs. This gender-neural dino sweatshirt is perfect for toddlers on Valentine's Day. It comes in sizes 2T-5T, but reviewers recommend sizing up one size. It's made in the US, 60% cotton, machine washable, and designed for everyday wear by the most active of toddlers.
Funko POP Valentines Star Wars Collectors Set
If your child loves collecting Funko POP figurines or Star Wars (who doesn't love Grogu?), this cute collection might be exactly what they'd love to receive this Valentine's Day. This set has four figures including Grogu, Luke, the Mandalorian, and Ahsoka, all themed for Valentine's Day, so your kid really can't forget when they got them. Each one is 3.75" tall and comes individually packaged.
Wooden Dessert Play Set for Kids
This adorable 12 piece wooden dessert tray will be perfect for your child's tea parties, play restaurant, or doll house. The set is 9.17"x9.17"x2.2" and includes little chocolates, cakes, pies, the stand, and more. The wood is all-natural and non-toxic making it perfectly safe for your little ones to play with. Playing with it will help develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and a better understanding of social interaction (as they "serve" and share the desserts). We especially love their happiness guarantee of 30 days' money back and a lifetime warranty on product quality.
Melissa & Doug Decorate-Your-Own Wooden Heart Box Craft Kit
Most parents are familiar with Melissa & Doug, and we've recommended many of their products in the past, simply because they make such great quality educational toys at an affordable price. This simple heart-shaped box will let your child decorate a keepsake that they can look at fondly for years to come! It comes with everything you'll need including the box, paintbrush, 4 colors of paint, glue, and gems. Everything included is non-toxic and safe for children.
Montessori Mama Wooden Toddler Puzzles for Kids Ages 3-5
The Montessori Mam 4-pack of puzzles includes a dolphin, rabbit, dinosaur, and teddy bear, all in vibrant colors. These puzzles were designed for toddlers 3-5 to enjoy playing with while working on their hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, spatial awareness, shape recognition, and memory skills. The pieces are numbered, so you can practice counting and color recognition while playing.
Comfso 10 Piece Bath Bomb Set for Kids
This scrumptious looking 10 piece bath bomb set has a variety of scents like lavender, coco, lemon, and strawberry, all individually wrapped for the freshest storage. These handmade natural bath bombs won't stain your tub or leave your skin feeling oily, but uses shea butter and essential oils to moisturize your child's skin. We also love that these are vegan. Although your kid might not care as much about the safety of the ingredients, they're sure to love how fun it is to pick one out and watch it dissolve in the bath while the soft scent fills your bathroom!
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Melissa & Doug Train Wooden Craft Kit
If you're interested in some gifts that were off of the classic pink, red, and heart-themed Valentine's Day we're all used to, check out more of these great painting crafts by Melissa & Doug. This little train is ~3.5 inches long, and your child gets to assemble it as well as paint it, giving an opportunity not only for creativity but also a lesson in simple mechanics!
Melissa & Doug Created by Me! Monster Truck Wooden Craft Kit
Designed for children 4-8, you can decide for yourself what age would be most appropriate for your specific child to paint this cute wooden truck. Apart from being a fun way to pass some time and grow their creativity, painting this monster truck can also help your kid with their hand-eye coordination. What says "I love you" more than a fun experience that has life-long educational benefits? We also love that it comes with the standard Melissa & Doug 100% happiness guarantee- if you or your child are unhappy with it for any reason, just contact them and they'll take care of it.
Valentine’s Day is another great opportunity to show your kids just how much they mean to you. Whether you’re looking for store-bought presents or DIY projects that you can make together, there are plenty of creative and unique gifts out there. It's our hope that with this guide, you can find the perfect present that your children will love and cherish. Just remember, that what matters most to your children is the time they get to spend with you, so even more important than buying them a gift is giving them that one-on-one time they crave.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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