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Sweet Surprises: 31 Heartfelt Valentine Gifts For Kids

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to shower your favourite people with a little extra love and these Valentine gifts for kids are sure to make your children smile on the 14th of February!

From babies and toddlers to big kids who love to create, you are sure to find the perfect children’s Valentine gift ideas for kids of all ages.

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Cute Valentine Gifts For Kids

Valentine’s Day has become much more than a day for couples celebrating romantic love or getting gifts from your secret admirers, with Valentine’s gifts for family members turning into a sweet tradition too.

Or planning a special family Valentine’s Day celebration.

But when it comes to finding the best Valentine’s Day gifts for kids, it can be a little trickier, since the occasion isn’t marketed towards gifts for children.

It simply means getting a little more creative and finding sweet gift ideas to suit children of all ages as a way of making your littlest loves feel extra special.

The best thing about these ideas is that they are all non-candy Valentine’s Day gift ideas so you can rest assured you aren’t loading your kids up on unnecessary sugar.

Instead, give practical and fun gives they will love well beyond one day.

Valentine Gifts For Toddlers & Babies

Get your toddler or baby an adorable Valentine’s Day gift, suited to younger children.

These gifts are practical and fun, and sure to be adored by your younger kids who don’t yet understand the concept of Valentine’s Day.

The best Valentine gift ideas for toddlers and babies are gifts that they can wear or play with, since your options are a little more limited when getting gifts for your littlest love.

1. Mommy’s Little Valentine Outfit 

Dress your smallest Valentine up in a cute themed romper set ready to celebrate a day of love and affection.

You can get outfits in a variety of colours – it doesn’t need to be traditional Valentine’s Day colours.

2. Voice Recorder Giraffe

Record a special Valentine’s Day message with this voice recording giraffe toy for your child. They will love being able to play your message over and over again.

With huggable material, this is far more special than classic teddy bears for Valentine’s gifting.

3. Personalised Name Puzzle

Personalised name puzzle.

Have a personalised name puzzle made for your little one as a fun Valentine’s gift they can play with long after February 14th! This is a perfect thoughtful gift to help your toddler begin to learn letters as well.

4. Konfetti Heart n’ Sole Slipper Socks

Keep little toes warm with these cute slipper socks. A practical Valentine’s Day gift for toddlers. Aren’t they just the cutest things?

Valentine’s Day Gifts For Older Kids

Gift your older kids Valentine’s gifts that get them creating and making cool craft projects, kitchen treats and more with these adorable and fun gift ideas.

5. Name Meaning Printable Wall Art

These custom printable wall arts personalised with your child’s name and meaning are a beautiful print and frame keepsake for kids.

6. Heart Necklaces Set 

For the perfect Valentine’s gifts for sisters, this heart necklace set for the big sister and little sister would make a treasured gift. The sisters will love matching too.

7. Pandora Mother Daughter Heart Dangle Charm

We started collecting Pandora charms for each of our daughters for their bracelets from when they were born. We add a new charm for each birthday and will give them the bracelet when they turn 16. You could easily do something similar for Valentine’s every year.

8. DIY Bored Jar

Boredom jar sitting on a white benchtop with 2 rubber ducks nearby

Make your own DIY activity jar for kids, filled with fun ideas that cure their boredom in an instant! This is a great gift idea because not only does it keep them busy, it also means they won’t be always asking you for what they can do. Best of all, you can get a huge list of bored jar ideas here and even grab my printable bored jar kit too!

9. Mini Silicone Heart Mould

Use these mini silicone heart-shaped moulds to create yummy treats with your child. Gift them with a pack of their favourite cupcake mix and spend some time baking together.

10. Decorate-Your-Own Wooden Heart Box Craft Kit

Little girls will love creating their own personalised heart box with this cute Valentine’s Day inspired craft kit. The heart shaped box makes this the perfect gift nurture their creativity.

11. Sentimental Dog Tag Style Necklace

Inspirational quote dog tag necklace.

Why should only girls get beautiful jewellery gifts on Valentine’s Day. This masculine engraved tag necklace has a perfect sentiment to give your son as a Valentine’s gift.

12. Care Bear Soft Toy

There is nothing quite so sweet as a Care Bear. 80s and 90s kids will know how popular they were and what a cute gift to introduce your own child to a favourite toy from your own childhood. This is a sentimental idea, especially if you get them the same Care Bear character you loved when you were a child.

As a little girl, it was almost a rite of passage to have your own Care Bears and the values these cuddly characters stand for are great for reminding kids about kindness and caring behaviours.

13. Rock Painting Kit

Little boys and girls alike will love the chance to get creative with this rock painting kit. Whether they are painting love themed rock patterns or something completely different, they are sure to be fun to decorate.

14. Jojo Siwa Unicorn with Heart Charm Pendant Necklace

This unicorn necklace will impress all the Jojo fans and help your daughter create her own fun style with this funky statement jewellery piece.

15. Color By Number Art Kit

Colour by number kits are always fun and a great way to help kids practice their colouring skills and number recognition. For older children, this will provide hours of fun well beyond Valentine’s Day.

16. Scientific Explorer Disgusting Anatomy Heart

Enough of the romantic and cute, why not get educational instead with the Disgusting Anatomy Heart kit from Scientific Explorer. Learn with the kids what the heart is really all about.

17. Butterfly Watch

Keep track of time and your next mother-daughter date with this adorable Butterfly watch with both minutes and seconds, to help your child grow confidence with telling the time.

18. Kids Flower Crown Hair Accessory Kit

Create pretty flower crowns for dress-up fun. This sure beats a bouquet for flowers for little girls.

19. Make Your Own Bath Bombs Craft & Activity Kit

Prepare for a pamper session at home by making your own day spa. This make your own bath bomb kit is a fun activity to do with your older kids and they will love seeing their bombs fizz in the bath.

20. Decorate Your Own Water Bottle Kit

This adorable reusable water bottle is a great gift for a little girl who loves to add her own unique personality to her accessories. There are stickers to add creativity to the water bottle, plus it is BPA free!

21. Little Love Bug Helmet

Keep your child protective when they are on their bike or scooter with the most adorable Love Bug helmet, suited for kid ages 3 to 5 years.

22. LEGO Set

While LEGO itself may not seem very ‘romantic’, it’s a gift most kids love to receive and you can get some very cool Valentine’s themed sets sometimes too.

23. V Is For Video Games Funny Valentines Day

For a novelty gift for your little guy or girl who loves computer games, this V is for Video Games shirt is a lot of fun. It also comes in adult sizes in case dad needs one too!

Valentine’s Day Gifts For Teens & Tweens

For your older kids who may be totally unimpressed with the idea of getting a Valentine’s day gift from their parents, there are plenty of cool options to suit.

While they may be hoping for their first real Valentine’s Day gifts (much to your complete horror), there’s nothing stopping you from giving them one of your own too!

Here are some cool gift ideas for tweens and teens:

24. String Lights

Room decor is always fun when you are at the age of trying to develop your own unique style in your bedroom, so string lights make a fun addition to their teen retreat! These ones are USB powered, low-voltage and have up to 16 different colour options.

25. Inspirational Bracelets

For a sentimental and uplifting gift for your teenager, gift them an inspirational bracelet that reminds them of how proud you are. This is a cool gift they can wear long after the 14th of February has passed.

26. I Love You 3000 Keychain

If your teen or tween is a Marvel fan, they will love this Iron Man inspired key chain with I Love you 3000. These cute words are shared between Iron Man and his daughter in Avengers: Endgame, making it a perfect parent gift to your child.

Valentine’s Day Books For Kids

Encourage a passion for reading from an early age. These children’s books about Valentine’s Day are perfect for Valentine’s gifts for kids of all ages.

Choose a story suited to their age group and enjoy reading together on 14th of February. Board books are perfect for early readers to encourage a passion for reading.

27. Peppa’s Valentine’s Day

Peppa’s Valentine’s Day brings everyone’s favourite Peppa Pig into a new story where she learns all about the special day with her friends.

28. Valentine’s Chunky Lift-a-Flap Board Book

A cute Valentine’s themed board book from Babies Love with peek-a-boo flaps each hiding a new surprise your toddler will love.

29. How Many Do I Love You: A Valentine Counting Book

This How Many Do I Love You padded counting book is a cute way to introduce your toddler to counting basics and soft enough to suit babies too.

30. Valensteins

For a spooky twist to a Valentine’s story, school-age children will enjoy this fun Valenstiens story that could double as Halloween reading.

31. Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink

We love reading silly books together in our household. Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink, is a funny gift to get the kids giggling on February 14th.

Valentine's gifts for kids

Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Your Child

There are plenty of ways to make Valentine’s Day special for your child that does not cost a thing. Sentimental gestures and time spent together are valuable ways to celebrate together.

Here are some other non-gift ideas for Valentine’s Day:

  • Write love notes for your child’s bedroom door or lunch box
  • Go on a mother-child date to the park
  • Cook their favourite meal together
  • Have a family Valentine’s themed movie night
  • Picnic in your backyard
  • Create a playlist of your favourite songs together

There are plenty of fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the whole family, creating a new tradition that involves all your loved ones together. These fun things to do on Father’s Day might give you some more ideas too.

Or turn one of these stay home date night or budget-friendly date ideas into a Valentine’s day activity with your kids!

With so many cute Valentine’s gift ideas for your kids, you are sure to find something sentimental or fun to share your affection on Valentine’s Day. Make it a celebration of all types of love with gifts for your entire family. A small gift is a perfect way to remind them of how much you love them!