The 30 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids in 2021, From Books to Gadgets
by Bethany Braun-Silva and Samantha McIntyre
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These Valentine’s Day gifts for kids are sure to impress.
While your children know you love them every day of the year, Valentine’s Day is the ultimate day to shower them with even more love. Chances are, they will be hard at work creating Valentine’s for their class, so why not gift them with something special to reward them for their hard work and show them just how special they are to you?
It’s been a challenging year, and let’s face it, we can all use a little extra love these days. So, with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we’ve rounded up a few special finds for kids that go way beyond traditional chocolates or heart-themed gifts. In fact, there are tons of V-Day gift ideas for kids that parents might not have even thought of. From everyday essentials like face masks and water bottles, to fun toys like Play-Doh and squishies, there’s a Valentine’s Day gift for every boy and girl on your list, from toddler on, with not a drop of sugar in sight.
Below, you’ll find the best Valentine’s Day gifts for kids of all ages, guaranteed to make your little sweetheart feel special — and don’t forget to get something for yourself while you’re at it!
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Copper Pearl Large Premium Knit XOXO Baby Swaddle Receiving Blanket
Wrap your little lamb in love while snuggly swaddled in this sweet Copper Pearl Large Premium Knit XOXO Baby Swaddle Receiving Blanket. This lightweight design is as warm as a comforting hug and designed to keep baby feeling comfy and cozy.
Old Navy Pink Hearts Face Masks for Kids
Kids can wear a special Valentine's Day face mask thanks to Old Navy's heart-themed five-pack. The set includes conversation heart prints as well as red and pink heart patterns.
LeapFrog Musical Rainbow Tea Party
Your little one will be a charming hostess serving up tea and sweet treats to her special guests with this adorable tea set. This colorful collection comes with a magical teapot that lights up, plays songs, and makes fun sounds along with ten play pieces—including a puzzle cake tray to teach your tot colors. Recommended for toddlers ages 18-36 months.
HiUnicorn Jewelry Craft Making Kit
Looking for a charming gift to make your child feel magical on Valentine's Day? This sweet jewelry making kit is a perfect pick! This set comes with 67 pieces for kids to use to create the charm bracelet of their dreams!
LEGO Creator 3in1 Sports Car Toy Building Kit
Jump in the driver's seat and start building an amazing LEGO collection with this hot new LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Sports Car Toy Building Kit. This set features 134 pieces to create a sleek racer, cool muscle car or an old-fashioned airplane for hours of creative fun. Recommended for LEGO lovers ages six and up.
Aurora World You Make Me Happy Bear Plush
What's not to love about this cuddly cutie? Your kiddo can snuggle close with this "beary" cute and soft plush. It's the perfect bedtime companion for never ending sleepytime snuggles for boys and girls.
The I LOVE YOU Book Todd Parr
This sweet storybook shares all of the ways that Mom and Dad adore their little one. The I LOVE YOU Book by Todd Parr is filled with colorful pictures of tiny tots getting loads of love, whether they are happy or sad or sick or in need of hugs. The best lesson of all is teaching your sweetheart that he or she will always be cherished.
Riddleland The Try Not To Laugh Challenge Joke Book: Valentine's Day Edition
"What did the painter say to her sweetheart? I love you with all of my art." Your comical cutie will get a kick out of this Riddleland The Try Not To Laugh Challenge Joke Book: Valentine's Day Edition. This super silly book is guaranteed to tickle your kid's funny bone with goofy jokes and games to play with friends and family. Recommended for little comedians ages six and up. Get ready for some serious, side-splitting fun!
MemorySweets Chocolate Gift Box Game Controller
Okay, so we know it would be sweeeetttt to get your favorite gamer a cool video game console for Valentine's Day, but if that's out of the budget, this MemorySweets Chocolate Gift Box Game Controller is a winner with chocolate lovers. No doubt, your sweet-toothed sweetheart will be game to enjoy this special treat!
Midola Volume Limited 85dB Kids Headphones
There's no better way for your kid to listen to the tunes they love so much than with this red hot pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones. These headphones deliver high-quality stereo sound with Bluetooth technology that pairs with your phone and features a built-in mic for voice assist. Music lovers will appreciate the long battery life, which lasts up to eight hours.
Best Valentine's Day Gift for Crafty Kids
Melissa & Doug Created by Me! Wooden Heart Magnets Craft Kit
This Melissa & Doug Created by Me! Wooden Heart Magnets Craft Kit is a special surprise for the creative cutie you love most. This set comes with four heart-shaped wooden magnets designed for decorating with four fabulous paint colors, a paintbrush, 12 gem stickers, and glitter glue all enclosed in the kit. Your sweetie will love this awesome art set!
PetPartyCo. Personalized Custom Face Photo Socks
We guarantee this is one gift that is sure to make a great impression! Let's face it, what kid wouldn't love these PetPartyCo. Personalized Custom Face Photo Socks? Surprise your cutie with this handmade, five-star accessory they'll flip for! Who says your kiddo has a face only a mother could love?
Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit
If your loveable gamer has a passion for building, this Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit will surely catch their eye! This kit is a fantastic educational tool to teach kids how to create an interactive vehicle that connects to the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controller and allows your kid to bring their car to life with unique, interactive gameplay.
Kendra Scott Ari Heart Stud Earrings
When it comes to a lovely, little sentiment she's sure to love, this pretty pair of heart-shaped earrings are a perfect match to compliment your kid's unique sense of style. This stunning set of stud earrings come in seven different colors.
Heart Shape Name Labels by Mabel's Labels
Heart Shape Name Labels are an attention-grabbing and equally adorable way to put a name on everything your child brings to school, daycare, camp or activities. Customize the heart stickers with your little one’s name and your choice of design, then peel-and-stick them on to sippy cups, lunch containers, shoes, electronics, school supplies and anything else that tends to end up misplaced or in the lost and found!
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Racing Vehicle
Get your little guy revved up for some heart-pounding action racing this super cool Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Racing Vehicle around the house. He'll be ready to crush the competition while performing impressive stunts with this rad racer. Choose from eight different die-cast metal bodies! Recommended for kids ages three and up.
Nothing says "I love you," more than a squishie and adorable plush. The surprise pack will include either a cat, unicorn, dog, bear, or butterfly that kids will love holding.
Kid Made Modern Valentine's Craft Kit
A handmade gift is always more special than a storebought one. This craft kit contains everything kids need to make customized Valentine's cards, or artwork and makes for a great at-home activity.
Primary Organic Kids Sunburst Heart PJs
Primary is known for its soft, organic pajamas. These heart-print sets are perfect to match with your brood because they make adult-sized ones, too.
Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse!
This book is the Valentine's Day version of the classic "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" series. Kids will recognize the beloved mouse and will love the V-day theme.
Joyin 28-Pack Valentine Cards with Animal Jigsaw Puzzle Set
These adorable puzzles make great gifts for kids. Your child can even send them out to their class. The puzzles are easy for young kids to put together and each features a sweet animal and an even sweeter saying.
Disney Mickey Mouse Valentine's Heart Shaped Plates
Whether you're using them for a V-day themed bash (no matter how small) or to store trinkets on your child's dresser, these heart-shaped plates from Pottery Barn Kids make for the cutest gift.
7-Piece Lip Gloss Set
This set includes seven shimmery lip glosses in gift-ready packaging. The glosses are also flavored to match their colors, like cherry red and lemon yellow.
Cubcoats Uki the Unicorn Zip-Up Hoodie
Gift your kids a soft plush toy and a hoodie for Valentine's Day this year. This two-in-one set can be turned into your child's favorite toy or a stylish hoodie that they can wear anywhere. Choose from dozens of adorable characters.
Baublebar x Disney Amore Earrings
These Daisy Duck and Donald Duck Disney mismatched earrings are symbolic of love. Baublebar has an entire Disney collection filled with adorable earrings and bracelets that are perfect for the Disney lover in your life.
L.O.L. Surprise! Color Your Own Water Bottle
Kids will love decorating their own L.O.L. Surprise water bottle with glitter stickers and markers to fill in the pre-drawn characters. The water bottle can hold 13 oz. of fluid and has a handy tether for easy carrying
Play-Doh Valentines Modeling Compound Bag
Let your kid's imagination run wild with these miniature Play-Doh colors that allow them to create treats without any sugar in sight!
Real Cooking Chocolate Pen
This chocolate pen makes it easy to decorate cookies, cakes, and cupcakes. It comes with four colors: blue, pink, brown, and white. The pen is easy to fill up and use and comes with cute molds for making yummy chocolate creations.
LEGO Bricks & More Valentines Cupid Dog
Kids love Legos and will be totally jazzed at receiving this 150-piece Valentine's Day dog. Plus, it will keep them busy for a few hours — plenty of time for an at-home date night with your partner.
Unicorn Slime Making Kit
Say it with slime! Kids love this gooey stuff, and this pack comes in with everything you need to make eight different types of slime. It's a great activity to keep kids busy for hours.