I can’t believe this is my last post of January. Tomorrow we’ll officially be in my birth month! Valentine’s Day has never quite been my forte, but I’ve gotten better about celebrating it over the past couple of years– which I think has a lot to do with Jack and my desire to create picture perfect memories with him. Valentine’s Day gifts for kids certainly aren’t necessary by any means, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been on my mind!
Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids 2024
Even after failing the 1,000 Hours Outdoors challenge, I feel more inspired than ever to keep getting outside. This cute botanical press would really be a gift for both me and Jack! How fun would it be to frame some of the preserved leaves and flowers from our walks? I tend to find aprons unnecessary for adults, but very necessary (and adorable) for kids. This set is SO cheap but has great reviews– win-win! I’d take them to a local embroiderer to add a personal touch. The Day the Crayons Quit is one of our favorite books, and this Valentine’s Day twist feels like a must.
Sunglasses may not be the most “exciting” thing to gift, but they’re certainly practical. I got this pair for Jack a LONG time ago and love the 100% UVA and UVB coated protection that cheaper options don’t always have. And the fact that they offer guaranteed replacements? Even better. Stamp markers would be a great Valentine’s Day gift for kids who love to craft. The shades– and their names– are absolute perfection.
I made a list of the best books for babies when Jack was nine months old, and multiple books from the Little Blue Truck series made it. We still love it and I know this Valentine’s Day one would be read a lot. Although I tried to keep this roundup pretty gender neutral, when I saw these heart bows, I knew I had to include them. Absolutely darling! If you just want to get a little something to commemmorate the day, this coloring poster is ideal– it’s only $7, will keep them occupied, and able to be recycled when they’re done.
I can’t think of a single kid (or, frankly, adult) who doesn’t love kinetic sand. It’s like the elevated version of Play-Doh and the possibilities are endless. If you get a big bag, you can divvy it up into smaller amounts for multiple kids! Bath crayons would be such a fun– and colorful!– addition to the bedtime routine. The Target $5 section can either be a goldmine or full of junk, but I do think this craft kit is a good find. I just love the idea of gifting the finished products to siblings, parents, or grandparents later on!