Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays as a parent for giving my little ones a little something to say “I love you!” The best part about gifting for this holiday is that they aren’t expecting anything, so the pressure is off, and no matter what I come up with, they are surprised and happy with just about anything!
So, no matter if you go all out or keep things simple for your kids on Valentine’s Day, there are tons of fun and easy ideas for showing them some love! Some years I am more generous than others, but any of the items on the list below can be combined or given solo with a nice little card and their favorite candy and voila! You win an awesome parent award for the day!
Here are some of my favorite (and easiest!) ideas this year:
There are tons and tons of darling options out there for boys, girls, toddlers, big kids, and babies in the Valentine variety! The best part about these digs is that even after the holiday, they can still be worn without looking holiday-only appropriate.
A few faves:
PJ Sets- Gap: $27
Girls’ Metallic Heart Tights- JCrew: $18.50
Boys’ Linen-Cotton Bow Tie- JCrew: $19.50
Heart Sunglasses- Gap:$12
Heart and Stripes Pom Pom Beanie- Gap: $10
TOMS Canvas Hearts- Nordstrom: $35.95
Heart Mary Jane Flats- Gap: $14
Holidays are always my favorite days for book giving! Here are a few great book options for your little loves… Valentine-themed are always fun, or just any good book will do!
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein -A classic tale of unconditional love.
Love Monster by Rachel Bright -In the blink of an eye, a googly eyed monster finds love where he least expects it.
Guess How Much I Love You Board Book By Sam McBratney -There is no love greater than that of a parent.
The Book with No Pictures by BJ Novak -This book is not Valentine-specific, but my all time favorite kid book of the year! A must have if your kids don’t already have it… giggles for hours!
CREATIVE ODDS AND ENDS
There are so many fun non-candy options for sweetening up your child’s Valentine’s Day! Some great options to pull from for both boys and girls…and all of these can simply be found at Target!
Play-Doh Super Color Pack Target: $10.99
Kids Made Modern Wooden Beads & Fuzzy Sticks Target: $9
Kids Made Modern On-The-Go Drawing Kit Target:$10
Valentine’s Day Moustache Tattoos Target: $2.50