41 Cute Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids
When it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts for kids, finding the right present can often leave parents stumped. Gifts for kids are a little like Valentine’s Day gifts for him in that they’re notoriously tricky. But whether your child is a precious newborn or a sassy tween, our guide to Valentine gift ideas for kids will eliminate the age-old question: “What can I buy them that they don’t already have?”
Here you’ll find an abundance of 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.
Valentine's Day Cookies
Treat your valentines to a set of sugar cookies adorned to look like the real deal—love notes, arrows, hearts, and even a too-cute set of lips.
Goldendoodle Stuffed Animal Adoption Set
This (ultra) low-maintenance puppy is the perfect companion for Valentine's Day—and even comes with his own bone, ball, and leash for pretend play.
Donut Heart-Shaped Plush
This super-sweet plush is adorned to look like a donut—sprinkles included! It's the perfect addition for a donut-loving tween's bedroom.
Big Night In Bundle
If you have plans for a cozy Valentine's Day movie night with the gang, this set's the perfect accompaniment—with a cozy wrap, chocolate-covered popcorn and other movie-perfect sweets, and a mug for hot cocoa.
Get a little crafty for Valentine's Day with this cute kit. Your child can choose the perfect fun papers to decoupage for a charming Valentine's Day decoration for the house—or cute knick-knack for their bedroom.
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.
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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.
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).
Joules Kids Slippet Felt Mule Slippers
Keep their toes warm and their hearts full with these sweet pink slippers. The cute hearts will make them smile, and the anti-slip sole will keep them running all over the house on February 14.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Emoji Cookie Cutter
For the budding baker, this emoji heart cookie cutter will certainly bring a little love into your next culinary adventure. You and your child can use it together to cut this cute shape out of your favorite cookie dough recipe, pie crust, or even a freshly-baked pan of brownies. Outline the face with yellow icing and fill in the heart-shaped eyes with red for an adorable afterschool treat. Alternately, you could give the item to a younger child to incorporate into their Play-Doh routine or press into clay and let dry to form a long-lasting ornament.
Love Pencil Set
With this colorful set of pencils, your child will be reminded of your love while scribbling in her diary, writing his latest book report, or sending an old-fashioned letter in the mail. With positive affirmations such as “All You Need Is Love,” this Valentine gift is bound to elicit a little smile while your kid works through the most complicated long division problems. These pencils work on standardized tests too, thanks to a Number 2 graphite core. The set includes two quotes ("All you need is love..." and "...Love is all you need") on red and pink pencils, and each one is embossed with either silver or dark red lettering.
Over the Rainbow Art Kit
Load up on art supplies for crafting valentines—or whatever else they can dream up! This art kit has more than 300 pompoms, beads, sequins and other crafting goodies that kids will love.
Why You’re So Awesome Journal
With ego-boosting prompts (“You are awesomely talented at _____” and “You have the funniest _______”), it will be a breeze to think up more than a hundred reasons why your kid rocks. It's a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day gift they're sure to cherish for many years to come. For a fun twist (and a gift that keeps on giving), present this hardcover book with only one entry, and then surprise them every morning at breakfast with an additional page filled in.
Dear Valentine Letters Mad Libs
Your kids will love rewriting mushy Valentines with this classic word game; in fact, the entire family can make a night out of crafting absurd love notes. The book even comes with custom stickers to seal each funny Valentine so they can be given to friends or secret admirers, or simply placed on family members’ pillows. United States post office regulation paper will ensure that these silly Valentines reach their intended destination if you choose to send them in the mail. Likewise, they can be a fun idea for your child at recess—no doubt their classmates will be clamoring around for their very own special note.
Fuzzy Pencil Case
Send your student to school after Valentine's Day with this supremely soft pink fringe pencil case in her backpack. Make the gift even sweeter by filling the pouch with her favorite candies. This zippered pencil case can be spot cleaned with mild soap and water—an important feature when it eventually gets stained from an errant cap-less marker. The pouches are available in turquoise, citrus yellow, and bold purple as well, should you decide to order more than one for all of her special trinkets and valuables. It’s also a good opportunity to teach her about giving back—every time you buy an item from Yoobi, another item is donated to a classroom in need.
Peter Rabbit Library Boxed Set
Introduce your child to the ageless literary world of Peter Rabbit and his group of furry (and feathered) friends with this hardcover 23-volume set. They’ll delight in Beatrix Potter’s engaging tales of adventure complete with text and illustrations alike. Peter Rabbit made his first publication debut over 110 years ago and continues to mesmerize children today. If your child is as enthralled by this library boxed set as you were as a youngster, consider surprising him or her on the next birthday or holiday with the accompanying soft plush toys and a collection of dishware sure to make mealtime extra special.
White Rabbit Hat
Keep your kiddo cozy with this super sweet alpaca-yarn bunny ear hat. (And you'll be doing good, too—the hats are produced following fair-trade guidelines, with organic and humanely raised materials.)
Add a little extra love to your child's breakfast or nighttime snack with this charming heart-shaped bowl, which has been gently sculpted to make it easy to hold—and to turn everything you serve in it, into a heart. (It's perfect for a Valentine's Day dinner or dessert!)
Felted Wool Multi Heart Garland
Brighten up a corner of their bedroom or playroom with a festive felted garland, draped with a rainbow of hearts. The felted wool hearts are fair trade certified and crafted by hand from 100% wool.
Mandalorian The Child Plush
Perhaps the cutest character in the Star Wars galaxy is the child Grogu (formerly known as Baby Yoda). And if your child (or you) are a big Star Wars fan, you'll definitely want to cuddle this little guy on Valentine's Day.
Gemstone Sidewalk Chalk
Give your budding artist everything they need to create priceless works of sidewalk art with jewel-shaped chalk in a rainbow of hues. The chunky shape is easier for little hands to grasp, and the bright colors will make your child's latest masterpiece stand out.
Kid Heart Apron
Gear up for making your favorite Valentine's Day treats with this charming heart-adorned apron, which comes in kid and adult sizes. (You can personalize it, too!)
Butterfly Growing Kit
Give your kids a front-row seat to watch caterpillars transform into butterflies—if it's still cold where you live, gift the kit now, then send away for your caterpillars when spring arrives.
Kids Against Maturity Game
If you love Cards Against Humanity but can't get your fix with the grownups right now, this tween-friendly game will be the perfect substitution for your game night. (Note: There are a lot of poop jokes.)
Science Kit Subscription
Add some serious wow factor for your STEM-loving kiddos with a subscription to these super-cool science kits, which let kids create instant snow, set fire to iron, or use a lemon as a battery.
Lush Rainbow Bath Fun Bar
Make bathtime a lot more fun with this magical dough-like soap bar. Kids can mold the colorful soap into shapes, then use the soothing vanilla-scented suds to get clean. (You can also crumble a little into the tub to turn it into a bubble bath.)
T-Rex Art Print
If you're looking for the perfect valentine for your dinosaur fan kiddo, this charming T-rex art print, created on a vintage dictionary page, would be a perfect addition to her bedroom decor.
That's Me Loving You Book
Amy Krouse Rosenthal, author of adorable children's books like Little Pea and Yes! Day, offers this valentine to your child in book form.
Plush Campfire Set
Gear up for a fun Valentine's Day camp-in with this charming plush set (with safe stuffed marshmallows and hot dogs for "roasting")—then serve real-life s'mores on the side.
Love Message Shortbread Cookies
Sweet and buttery vanilla shortbread cookies are stamped and frosted with a sweet message—a perfect Valentine's Day snack for your little ones.
FAO Schwarz Plush Bear in Pajamas
A cute and cozy teddy (dressed in an adorable pair of PJs) from the legendary toy store makes a perfect Valentine's Day gift for kids.
The Sweet Sixteen heart-shaped bag (adorned with rainbows) is the perfect size for toting their favorite toys and treats.