41 Cute Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids
Here you’ll find an abundance of Valentine’s Day gifts for kids, from the sentimental (loving wall art) to the cheesy (a heart-shaped backpack) to the soothing (a hand-knit hat that will keep them warm and adorable). Surprise your little one with kitschy items the whole family can enjoy or toys and accessories just for them. By making Valentine’s Day a celebration of all types of love, you’re teaching kids that it’s not all about romance. (They’ll thank you later.) When the time comes, they’ll be shopping for Galentine’s Day gifts with the rest (and picking up a little something for you while they’re at it), but until then, you can shower them with these great gifts for boys and girls alike.
Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family on February 14 or make that evening date night and celebrate together the following weekend, these cute gifts will help your kids feel the love. Pair them with smart Valentine card ideas, and you’re all sure to have a Valentine’s Day to remember.
Magic Sequin Plush – Llama
Give a cute gift that they’ll adore year around with this sequined llama stuffed animal. Soft, shiny, and playful, it’s a present they’ll truly appreciate.
To buy: $8; target.com.
Just One You made by carter’s Red Free Hugs T-Shirt
This toddler-sized t-shirt will set them up for success on Valentine’s Day and beyond, especially if they’re the affectionate type.
To buy: $7; target.com.
Babygold Kids Custom Name Bracelet
If they’re old enough to be responsible for a grown-up piece of jewelry, make a Valentine’s Day gift out of this custom name bracelet, which will help any kid feel the love this season.
To buy: $240; babygold.com.
They’ll be seeing hearts all over the playground on Valentine’s Day (and every day) with these specs, which are available in three sizes and made with a sturdy frame for years of enjoyment.
To buy: $15; janieandjack.com.
Jellycat Amusable Macarons Plush Toy
If their sweet tooth is on the mature side, celebrate the sweetness of Valentine’s Day with this stuffed macaron: It’ll be both a cuddly friend and a reminder of their favorite elevated treat.
To buy: $15; nordstrom.com.
Super Smalls Vacation Pendant Necklace
Give them a little bling, too: This kid-friendly necklace has a rainbow gem and comes in a nice box, so they can get the thrill of opening a jewelry box this Valentine’s Day (and hopefully leave your new jewelry alone).
To buy: $23; supersmalls.com.
Crate and Barrel Heart Bowls
Dish up their favorite snack in these ceramic bowls on Valentine’s Day. They’ll love the small treat—and likely have a new favorite snack bowl, too.
To buy: $25; crateandbarrel.com.
Joules Kids Slippet Felt Mule Slippers
Keep their toes warm and their hearts full with these sweet pink slippers. The unicorn image will make them smile, and the anti-slip sole will keep them running all over the house on February 14.
To buy: $22; zappos.com.
Piggy Paint Nail Polish Set
This natural, non-toxic polish set has four festive colors and is a great pick for little ones who want to try a manicure this Valentine’s Day.
To buy: $10; target.com.
Hanna Andersson Sueded Jersey Baseball Tee
Help them celebrate Valentine’s Day without hurting their personal style—this baseball tee is extra soft and has a sweet, festive message they can wear year-round.
To buy: $34; hannaandersson.com.
Love Bug Trinket Dish
If they’re your love bug, they’ll especially appreciate this small dish, which they can fill with their most-loved treasures.
To buy: $10; papersource.com.
Parkland Sweet Sixteen in Be Mine
Go all in on the heart theme for V-Day with this sweet backpack. Available in red, pink, and blue, it’ll make any little kid smile—and they can carry it as a reminder of how much you love them on Valentine’s Day and beyond.
To buy: $25; parklandmfg.com.
Melissa & Doug Bake & Decorate Cupcake Set
Valentine’s Day is the sweetest holiday of them all, and with this wooden play-food set, they can “make” their own treat for the family to enjoy.
To buy: $20; amazon.com.
Kate Spade Brilliant Statements Clip
If they love shiny accessories (or their hair is always falling in their eyes) and you really want to treat them this Valentine’s Day, make a gift of this gorgeous clip, which they’ll wear with pride as often as possible.
To buy: $48; katespade.com.
Pink Ruffle Gingham Apron
If Valentine’s Day in your home means a fancy home-cooked meal for the family, let little ones join in with this sweet (and machine-washable) apron.
To buy: $14; potterybarnkids.com.
Gap Kids Love Fuzzy PJ Set
This fuzzy, cozy PJ set will make them feel like they’re wrapped in a warm hug—your hug, of course—during bedtime and on lazy mornings.
To buy: $45; gap.com.
Neon Heart Light
This sweet light will remind them of your love all night, every night—and with the BPA- and lead-free plastic material, it’s safe for them, too.
To buy: $69; store.moma.org.
Melissa & Doug Wooden Scoop & Serve Ice Cream Counter
This smart counter set lets them run their own ice cream shop—it even has a reusable menu. Gift it this Valentine’s Day as a reminder of how sweet they are.
To buy: $40; amazon.com.
Crate & Kids Snack Shack Playhouse
Growing foodies will fall head over heels (or croissant over coffee, perhaps?) for this smart playhouse, which can serve as a BBQ joint or a coffee shop with a simple sign change. If Valentine’s Day for your family means time spent together in your favorite hang-out, this set-up lets you bring your favorite restaurant home.
To buy: $199; crateandbarrel.com.
LEGO City Fire Station Set
If you want an excuse to give them something they’ll truly play with over and over again, make this fire station set your Valentine’s Day gift. It’s red, at least, and there’s a chance they’ll appreciate it more than a more on-theme toy that’s less attuned to their tastes.
To buy: $70; amazon.com.
Love Bubby You Will Adore Me
Celebrate their lovability with this snarky shirt. It’s sure to boost their confidence on Valentine’s Day and beyond—and with its premium fabric, they’re going to love wearing it, too.
To buy: $28; shoplovebubby.com.
Sh*t That I Knit Unicorn Balaklava
Talk about cute: This horned headwear will make them the most adorable kid on the playground through these last few chilly months. Colorful, useful, and high-quality: What more can you ask for from a Valentine’s Day gift?
To buy: $80; shitthatiknit.com.
Sugarfina Rainbow Bears
These brightly colored gummies come in mama bear and baby bear sizes, so you can give them something sweet that also reflects your relationship.
To buy: $8; sugarfina.com.
Heart Kids Hooded Towels
With the ultraplush material and the cozy hood, these heart-patterned towels are sure to be a new bath time favorite.
To buy: $30; potterybarnkids.com.
Never Not Loving You Wall Art
A graphic poster fits the bill for kids of any age: The word art will add a pop of color to your toddler’s playroom, a sweet message to your teen’s locker, or even a reminder of home to a new college undergrad. The poster measures 11-inches wide and 14-inches high and is printed on recycled paper using vegetable inks. We think this particular print would look especially striking in a bold pink or yellow frame, too.
To buy: $24; shopsummerstyle.com.
Tumbling Tower Building Blocks
A colorful game that’s easy to stow away when not in use will make parents and kids happy this February 14. Playing couldn’t be any simpler: First, create a tower with the stackable bright, colorful rectangular blocks, then roll the dice to see which color block you must remove. If a player knocks down the tower when removing a block, that person loses the game. (Parents need not worry: The blocks are lightweight and won’t injure small hands when they tumble.) When solo, kids can use the blocks to create other designs and towers, too.
To buy: $12 for 48 pieces; amazon.com.
When an Elephant Falls in Love
From the bestselling author of I Didn't Do My Homework Because... and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School... comes the beautifully illustrated tale of an elephant with a real crush. The sweet—and very relatable—story helps kids make sense of romantic relationships. In a silly style that’s easy to comprehend, the words on the pages remind readers of all ages that sometimes love can be confusing and hard to express, but good things come to those who are patient and kind. This sweet love story, appropriate for all ages, is sure to land a permanent spot on your family’s bookshelf.
To buy: $12; amazon.com.
Who Will My Lover Be? Game Box
For the teen or tween who loves the game MASH (you remember it from middle school: Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House), there’s this modern version with a vintage-inspired look. This game doesn’t require any paper and pencil. Instead, simply tilt the box to move three small silver balls around the game board until each one lands on a characteristic (know it all, generous, nature lover, poet, and more). Wherever the balls land is said to describe your future relationship. The kids will play again and again—with plenty of laughs guaranteed—until they get just what they’re looking for.
To buy: $12; amazon.com.
Electric Light Blocks
They've built a wide array of skyscrapers, scenes, and robots using the building blocks he already owns, but this light-up version will bring a whole new dimension to playtime. These interlocking construction blocks light up when placed on the USB- or battery-powered base, so your tot can create structures that glow in the dark. Four modes—always on, 15-minute auto-off, flashing, and fading—only enhance the options. Best of all, the blocks are compatible with other building blocks of the same size so they can mix and match. Available in 32- or 102-piece (two bases) sets.
To buy: From $30; uncommongoods.com.
Play time is always magical as far as she’s concerned, but this fun piece will make her make-believe kingdom feel a little more real. The soft padded unicorn horn comes in a variety of colors—from vibrant shades like bright blue, hot pink, and lime green to metallic, like gold, silver, and iridescent—so you’re sure to find one in her favorite color. Or, you could always go with the rainbow version. At just $3, the generous gifter may just feel compelled to get one as a favor for every kid at the Valentine’s Day class party.
To buy: From $3; etsy.com.