The 50 Best Valentine's Gifts for Kids of 2023

Toys, treats, books, clothes, and more Valentine's gifts for kids of all ages

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Best Valentine's Gifts for Kids

Verywell Family / Alli Waataja

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful holiday to celebrate love and affection. While the holiday’s focus may once have been on romance, kids can definitely inspire us to express our love, gratitude, and affection on Valentine’s Day. Of course, these are all feelings that can be shared any day of the year, but it can be fun and special to take a pause on February 14th and voice these emotions with your loved ones. It’s also a great opportunity for little ones to tell their grandparents, friends, and classmates that they appreciate them.

Gifts for Valentine’s Day can be toys, crafts, clothing, decorations, or anything else your kid enjoys. While not necessary, a Valentine’s Day gift can be a special reminder that “Gift-giving is one way of showing love, though it’s by no means the only way,” says Mary McGaughan, Psy.D., a child and school psychologist. If you do give your kid a gift, she recommends combining the gesture with “actions and words that also demonstrate your love,” like a special breakfast, sweet treat, or a fun family game.

To create this list, we looked for popular and highly rated gifts for a wide range of interests, ages, and budgets. Here are the best Valentine's Day gifts for kids.

CreateOn LOVE From The Very Hungry Caterpillar Magna-Tiles Structures

CreateOn LOVE From The Very Hungry Caterpillar Magna-Tiles Structures

Maisonette

Bring the world of Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to life with this sweet set, which is suitable for kids ages 3 and up. Double-sided and stackable, the tiles feature the Very Hungry Caterpillar on one side and the words “I love you” on the other.

The set includes 16 pieces—nine 3-inch square tiles, four quarter-circle tiles, two right triangle tiles, and one 6-inch square tile—which can be played with on their own or combined with other Magna-Tiles, which help build spatial awareness, geometry, and creativity, among other skills.

Price at time of publication: $45

Squishmallows 10-Inch Caparinne The Bigfoot Valentine's Day Plush

Squishmallows 10-Inch Caparinne The Bigfoot Valentine's Day Plush

Amazon

Squishmallows are adorable (and huggable!) plushies that make for a sweet Valentine’s Day gift. Caparinne the Bigfoot is a pink plush with a fur mane and two heart-shaped antennae. Suitable for 1-year-olds and up, Caparinne is a loveable companion for Valentine’s Day and beyond.

Price at time of publication: $35

Old Navy Unisex Matching Valentine's Day Snug-Fit Pajama Set for Toddler

Unisex Matching Valentine's Day Snug-Fit Pajama Set for Toddler

Old Navy

Cute PJs are a practical and adorable Valentine’s Day gift. Who can resist a little cutie in their heart pajamas? A charming yet practical Valentine’s Day gift, this affordable set comes with a long-sleeve shirt and heart-patterned pants. This set is available in sizes from 6 months all the way up to 6T, and Old Navy also sells matching adult pajamas for a full family look. Made of 100% cotton, these are machine washable for easy care. 

Price at time of publication: $15

eCreamery Personalized Bundle

eCreamery Personalized Bundle

eCreamery

Whether you’re hosting a Valentine’s Day party or just want to wow your kiddos, personalized ice cream is a memorable and tasty gift. Choose four or eight of eCreamery’s amazing flavors, then personalize your label with your own photos, messages, or one of the brand’s designs. Plus, your order is shipped in eCreamery’s stay-cold packaging and is guaranteed to arrive frozen.

Price at time of publication: $90

Llama Llama I Love You

“Llama Llama I Love You” Book

Amazon

A board book is a wonderful gift for youngsters—reading together is not only great quality time, but helps them reach their milestones, too. Whether your kiddo is a fan of the “Llama Llama” series or not, they’ll love the simple rhyming text and can follow along as the little llama shows his friends and family his love with heart-shaped cards, sweet hugs, and more. 

Price at time of publication: $7

Educational Insights Playfoam Pals

Educational Insights Playfoam Pals

Amazon

A fidget toy, sensory toy, and Valentine’s Gift rolled into one, a pack of Playfoam pals is sure to please. Safe for kids 3 years old and up, the set includes squishy play foam, a storage pod, and four surprises, such as a mystery unicorn charm, locket, clip, or decorative gem. If you’re buying for several kiddos, this toy is available in packs of two, six, and 10.

Price at time of publication: $14

SunnyLife 3D Heart Beach Ball

SunnyLife 3D Heart Beachball

Amazon

Add some sparkle to pool time with this inflatable beach ball, which boasts a colorful heart and glitter inside. Since the beach ball is inflatable, it’s a portable option for the park or a trip—just pack it deflated, blow it up to play, and deflate it again when it’s time to go home. 

Price at time of publication: $16

PORT 213 Love Sweatshirt, Navy

PORT 213 Love Sweatshirt, Navy

Maisonette

Wear your heart on your sleeve (literally) with this trendy unisex sweatshirt that’s a subtle nod to the holiday. The relaxed fit and faded look make it a great understated pick for older kiddos. Available in sizes from 4 through 16, even tweens will approve.

Price at time of publication: $42

Melissa & Doug Create Your Own Wooden Heart Chest

Melissa & Doug Create Your Own Wooden Heart Chest

Amazon

Get crafty this Valentine’s Day with a sweet set that helps kids create a wooden heart-shaped chest to house their treasures. Safe for kids 4 years old and up, the kit comes with a plain wooden heart-shaped box, glitter glue, regular white glue, colorful gems, four pots of paint, and a paintbrush. 

Price at time of publication: $13

Primary Cutout Heart Sweatshirt

Cutout Heart Sweatshirt

Primary

Your kiddo will love to wear this super soft terry sweatshirt all winter long. Available in two color combos–navy/peacock or gumball/lollipop, the sweatshirt fits sizes 2 through 14, so it’s a great option for siblings, cousins, or friends to all match. The heart will convey your love on Valentine’s Day and every day! 

Price at time of publication: $34

Chicco Heart Shaped Easy Plate

Chicco Heart Shaped Easy Plate

BuyBuyBaby

Show your love at every mealtime with this silicone heart-shaped plate. Microwave and dishwasher safe, the long-lasting plate is shatterproof and odor-resistant. Plus, the suction base helps the plate (and hopefully your baby’s food) stay put.

Price at time of publication: $13

Skillmatics Card Game: Guess in 10 Junior Food We Eat!

Guess in 10 Junior: Foods We Eat

Amazon

Games are a fun and educational family activity that allows you to spend time with the ones you love. Designed for two to six players, this game is great for kids 3 years old and up. Players ask questions to try to guess the food item on the game cards, with exciting features like clue cards and bonus questions providing help along the way. 

Price at time of publication: $15

Lego Valentine’s Brown Bear 40462 Building Kit

LEGO Valentine’s Brown Bear

Amazon

LEGO fans 8 years old and up will enjoy building this 245-piece set. The bear figure can be adjusted to different poses and comes with a picnic blanket, colorful flowers, and hearts. Once it’s built, this brown bear will fit in with other LEGO figures, but it will also look cute alone on a shelf. 

Price at time of publication: $29

Love Makes a Family

Love Makes a Family Book

Amazon

A simple preschool read-aloud story, this inclusive book showcases many different types of families shown doing a range of activities. No matter who makes up the family or what they’re doing, the message is simple: What’s most important is the love the family shares with each other. The bright playful illustrations, simple words, and important message will make this board book a household favorite.

Price at time of publication: $12 

Etsy Valentine's Day Card Set Watercolor Heart Balloons

Valentine's Day Card Set Watercolor Heart Balloons

Etsy

Kids can write Valentine’s Day wishes to friends or family or thank a loved one for a gift on this themed stationery. You can also gift these cards (plus some stamps) to grandparents or faraway friends and have them mail love letters to your child, or write and hand deliver love notes for members of your family.

Price at time of publication: $14

Tiny T-Rex and the Perfect Valentine

Tiny T-Rex and the Perfect Valentine Book

Amazon

A terrific read-aloud book for young kids and all dinosaur fans, this sweet story about Tiny T-Rex celebrates love, friendship, and perseverance. With this story, you can teach kids those important concepts and spend some quality time with your loved one.

Price at time of publication: $8

TeeTurtle The Original Reversible Octopus Plushie

TeeTurtle Reversible Octopus Plushie Dark and Light Pink

Amazon

Soft, portable, and satisfying to flip, this double-sided plush octopus is utterly adorable. It went viral on social media for a reason: The two-toned octopus can be used to convey your kid’s emotions, as one side has a smiley face and the other side has a frown. If your kiddo has a hard time expressing their feelings, the help of an octopus buddy could be a great social and emotional learning tool. 

Price at time of publication: $15

Old Navy Mini Heart Barrette Hair Clips

Mini Heart Barrette Hair Clips

Old Navy

This affordable 10-pack of heart-shaped hair clips helps keep long hair clipped back and adds a themed touch to your kiddo’s Valentine’s Day look. Included in the pack are five pink clips and five red clips, each with sparkles for some extra shimmer.

Price at time of publication: $10

Kid Made Modern Valentine's Craft Collection

Kid Made Modern Valentine's Craft Collection

Barnes & Noble

Boasting over 250 pieces, this kit is a clever Valentine’s Day gift for crafty kiddos. They’ll have a blast creating things out of heart-shaped paper and felt, googly eyes, glue, pipe cleaners, jewels, glue, and more. 

Price at time of publication: $17

GETMOVIN SPORTS Bop It Button

Getmovin Sports Bop It Button

Amazon

If you’re looking to keep kids entertained at a Valentine’s Day gathering, look no further than the all-new Bop It Button, which celebrates Bop It’s 25th anniversary. The small, portable game is fun to bring anywhere, whether it’s a classroom party, a teen hang, or a game night on Valentine’s Day with the family. 

Price at time of publication: $30

M&Ms Personalized Heart Shaped Candy Box

Personalized M&Ms

M&Ms

Surprise your little sweetheart with a heart-shaped box of personalized M&Ms. Choose up to three personalized colors, then add a message or image to be printed on the candies. Kiddos will love seeing their name or a custom message printed on the sweet treats. 

Price at time of publication: $25

MYKA Girls Name Necklace in 18k Gold Plating

Girls Name Necklace in 18k Gold Plating

Myka

Sized just right for the little darling in your life, this personalized nameplate necklace is sure to please. Showcase your little Valentine’s name, nickname, or term of endearment on the 18k gold-plated necklace. Each name is surrounded by a sweet star accent and the adjustable chain fits from 14 to 16 inches. The whimsical print font is easy to read and will be much appreciated, especially if you’ve got a kid with a unique name.

Price at time of publication: $60

PlusPlus Heart Puzzle

PlusPlus Heart Puzzle

Walmart

A STEAM toy with tons of possibilities, PlusPlus blocks are great for 3D building. In addition to freeform play, kiddos can use the enclosed pattern, fill in the design by matching the number to the designated color, and create their very own heart-shaped puzzle. Kids can display the heart as a work of art or disassemble it and use the 250 blocks to create something new. 

Price at time of publication: $15

HeartBlaster Reusable Water Bottle

HeartBlaster Reusable Water Bottle

HeartBlaster

Express love for your kid and the environment with this engraved 16.5-ounce reusable water bottle with a twist-off lid. (After all, kids can never have too many water bottles.) Made from bamboo and stainless steel, it has the brand’s heart-shaped logo etched onto the front—Heart Blaster is a family brand that spreads a message of love, friendship, and equality, fitting for Valentine’s Day.

Price at time of publication: $28

LOVE Swaddle Baby Blanket, Blue Ombré on Berry Pink

LOVE Swaddle® Baby Blanket, Blue Ombré on Berry Pink

Lovevolve

Show the newest baby in your life your love with this 100% organic cotton muslin swaddle. Measuring 45 x 45 inches, it can be used as a swaddle, breastfeeding cover, privacy screen, tummy time blanket, or cozy lovey. Plus, every purchase from Love Evolve gives back to local and national organizations that support their mission of spreading love. 

Price at time of publication: $40

Valentine's Day Mad Libs: World's Greatest Word Game

Valentine's Day Mad Libs: World's Greatest Word Game

Amazon

Get ready to chuckle with these Valentine’s Day-themed Mad Libs. Gather a group of players ages 8 and up and take turns offering up nouns, adjectives, and verbs to create silly stories. Mad Libs are a clever way to sneak grammar lessons into the fun, plus they’re easy to take on a family road trip.

Price at time of publication: $5

Creativity for Kids String Art Heart Light

Creativity for Kids String Art Heart Light

Amazon

Kids will love creating this cool heart-shaped lamp that they can proudly hang in their bedroom. The lamp is designed for ages 8 years old and up, and all you have to do is supply two AA batteries—everything else your kiddo needs to make their string art lantern is included. 

Price at time of publication: $20

Little Letters of Love: Keep It Short and Sweet

Little Letters of Love Book

Amazon

This sweet booklet includes 75 little letters, which kiddos can send to loved ones in the mail or use as valentines for their classroom celebration. (Caregivers can also slip one into a lunch box as a Valentine’s Day surprise.) Simply rip out the page, write the letter, and fold it along the dotted lines to create an adorable love note. In addition to expressing their emotions, kids will be practicing handwriting, spelling, and fine motor skills.

Price at time of publication: $10

Claire's Club Rainbow Heart Sunglasses - White

Claire's Club Rainbow Heart Sunglasses - White

Claire's

Stylish and practical, pop these glasses on for a sunny February day (yes, they exist!) and bring some heart-shaped style anywhere you go. The white shades are suitable for kids 3 years old and up and feature rainbow-tinted frames. 

Price at time of publication: $13

Lovepop Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Card

Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Card

Lovepop

Fans of pop-up books will go wild for this one-of-a-kind pop up card. Open up the card and a gorgeous white basket filled with red roses, pink blossoms, leafy green stems, and heart-shaped decorations will pop up and wow the recipient. Made on hard cardstock, this card is one to save and open again and again. 

Price at time of publication: $13

Warmies Lavender Heart Heating Pad

Warmies Lavender Heart Heating Pad

Amazon

Soothe, warm, and comfort kids with this versatile weighted pad. Suitable for all ages, the heart weighs two pounds and can be chilled in the freezer or warmed in the microwave. Whether your little one likes to snuggle up to a warm pad or chill with some cooling relief, the pad is scented with French lavender for the ultimate relaxing experience. 

Price at time of publication: $32

7AM ENFANT Mini Bows Backpack, Blush

7AM ENFANT Mini Bows Backpack, Blush

Maisonette

If you’re heading out of town for a February vacation, an adorable new backpack can be a great travel companion and Valentine’s gift rolled into one. Kid-sized, this machine-washable backpack has plenty of room for books, snacks, toys, and more. 

Price at time of publication: $45

KISSY KISSY Sweathearts Toddler Pajama Set, Pink

Kissy Kissy Heart Toddler Pajamas

Maisonette

Luxurious Pima cotton is so soft and the adorable heart pattern on these pajamas is splendid for Valentine’s Day and all winter long. The two-piece set is comfortable, stylish, and oh-so-cozy. Available in sizes from 2T through 6, these PJs fit true to size and would be a cute family matching gift for little ones. 

Price at time of publication: $64

Elmer's Celebration Slime Kit

Elmer’s Celebration Slime Kit

Amazon

Made for celebrations, this easy-to-use, safe, washable, and non-toxic kit contains all you need for slimy fun. The five glue bottles include assorted colors, glow-in-the-dark, and color-changing glue. Five activators include crunchy, confetti, metallic, and more. Slime fans will go gaga for this gift. 

Price at time of publication: $55

Soti Heart Pop It With Letters Bubble Fidget

Heart Pop It With Letters Bubble Fidget

Amazon

Get those fidgets out with a Valentine’s heart-shaped pop it. Not only will this mindfulness and sensory toy help satisfy any fidgets, but each bubble has a letter of the alphabet imprinted in it, so the pop it can be a teaching tool for letter recognition and spelling. Inexpensive and satisfying, you can never have enough pop its. 

Price at time of publication: $7

Jell-Cell Heart Shaped Silicone Cupcake Liners

Heart Shaped Silicone Cupcake Liners

Amazon

Baking aficionados will love these heart-shaped silicone cupcake liners. Use them to bake sweet treat muffins, breakfast frittatas, or even as a portion-controlled snack bowl. Cooking together is a wonderful screen-free family activity and many times, if your child is involved in cooking, they’re more likely to eat the food they made. 

Price at time of publication: $12

Joules Unisex-Child Mule Slippers

Joules Unisex-Child Mule Slippers

Amazon

Keep little feet cozy on February 14th and beyond with these cute unisex slippers. A faux fur lining keeps toesies warm, the suede bottom prevents slips, and the felt uppers are super warm. Choose from a Valentine’s heart design or other sweet styles like unicorns, dinosaurs, rockets, and more. Sizing ranges from extra-small little kid to extra-large big kid and a helpful sizing chart can help ensure the perfect fit. 

Price at time of publication: from $18

Unicorn and Narwhal Horns Chalk Set

Unicorn and Narwhal Horns Chalk Set

Maisonette 

Bring the magic of narwhals (the unicorn of the sea) to your child’s life with this sweet set of three sidewalk chalk horns. The ombre colors are beautifully handmade and safe for kids ages 3 years old and up. Kids will love to decorate their sidewalks, driveways, or chalkboards with these chunky and easy to hold chalk horns. 

Price at time of publication: $20

Happy Socks Kids Heart Socks

Happy Socks Kids Heart Socks

Happy Socks

Even little feet will feel the love with these super cute socks outfitted with colorful hearts. Happy Socks has matching styles for babies, kids, and adults, so the whole family can have happy heart-covered feet.

Price at time of publication: $8

Piggy Paint 3D Heart Nail Art

Piggy Paint 3D Heart Nail Art

Maisonette

Cute heart-shaped stickers will decorate your kiddo’s fingernails and add some Valentine’s Day flair to any look. These stickers are small but not minuscule, so older kids should be able to apply them on their own. To make them last longer, add a coat of clear polish. 

Price at time of publication: $12

Paint by Sticker Kids: Rainbows Everywhere!

Paint By Stickers Kids Rainbows Everywhere Book

Amazon

Everything kids need to create 10 colorful rainbow pictures is included in this portable activity book. Simply match the sticker to its corresponding number, peel the sticker, and place it in the right spot. Kids will be wowed by their colorful creations and each page has a perforated edge, so it’s easy to tear out finished work, hang it up, or gift it. And an added bonus: Kids will be practicing number recognition and fine motor skills while they make these colorful creations. 

Price at time of publication: $11

Pottery Barn Kids Bearaby Nappling Weighted Blanket

Bearaby Kids Nappling Weighted Blanket

Pottery Barn Kids

Designed especially for kids, this weighted blanket is a splurge-worthy gift that will last well beyond Valentine’s Day. Suited for a child’s small size and shape, choose between 6 or 8-pound blankets and four beautiful colors. The blanket is attractive enough to use on the couch or for snuggling in bed. Weighted blankets have sensory benefits, provide comfort, and help kids sleep and calm their active bodies. 

Price at time of publication: $139

Pottery Barn Teen Blush Heart LED Wall Light

Blush Heart LED Wall Light

Pottery Barn Teen

Light up your tween or teen’s room with their very own heart-shaped neon light. The set includes all mounting hardware, with the on/off switch located on the cord. Perfectly on theme for Valentine’s Day, this light will also look great in a playroom and is stylish decor whether it’s lit up or not. 

Price at time of publication: $99

Mon Coeur All-Over Baby Sweatshirt, Beige

Mon Coeur All-Over Baby Sweatshirt, Beige

Maisonette

Your little love will look adorable in this super sweet unisex sweatshirt. Made of sustainable and recycled materials, “mon coeur” translates to “my heart” in French. Available in sizes from 3 months up to 24 months, your babe will be wearing your love in sweatshirt form.

Price at time of publication: $55

Diamond Art Club Rainbow Painting

Diamond Art Club Rainbow Painting

Amazon

A fresh take on crafting, diamond art paintings are engaging, satisfying, and no experience is necessary. Everything is included to create a beautiful rainbow painting. Simply use the applicator tool to apply the sparkly resin rhinestones to the self-adhesive, color-coded velvet canvas and create your own sparkly mosaic art. Kids will love to show off their creation and can hang the finished product in their room. 

Price at time of publication: $15

Hatley Kids Confetti Hearts Fleece Robe

Hatley Kids Confetti Hearts Fleece Robe

Zappos

Little kids will love the comfort of this plush robe, and the heart decorations are on point for Valentine’s Day. The luxe fleece lining is super soft and cozy. An oversized hood and big square pockets make this an ideal snuggly robe for staying warm on a chilly February day. 

Price at time of publication: $55

Janie & Jack Heart Puff Sleeve Sweatshirt

Janie & Jack Heart Puff Sleeve Sweatshirt

Janie & Jack

We love a cozy sweatshirt for chilly February days, and with stylish puff sleeves and covered with colorful hearts, this one will warm your kiddos right up. Perfect for sister, cousin, or friend matching, this sweatshirt is available in sizes from 6 months up to 12 years old. Snag one for the whole crew! 

Price at time of publication: $44

PB Teen Beauty Jar Sets

PB Teen Beauty Jar Sets

PB Teen

Whether they’re storing makeup, desk supplies, other trinkets, or whatever their heart desires, your tween or teen will love these heart-shaped jars. The two jars are designed by a duo of celebrity stylists and will look attractive on a desktop, vanity, or bedside table. Made of glass and aluminum, they are fragile, so this gift is best for older kids. 

Price at time of publication: $69

Uncommon Goods Heart Bouquet Puzzle

Heart Bouquet Puzzle

Uncommon Goods

A wonderful, screen-free family activity that can get you through the long winter days (and nights), this heart bouquet puzzle is just beautiful. The 634-piece heart-shaped puzzle may be a bit challenging for kids on their own, but consider it an investment in quality time together. 

Price at time of publication: $27

Claire's Mother & Daughters Split Heart Necklace

Mother & Daughters Split Heart Necklace

Claire's

Show the special bond between a mom and her daughters with a trio of gold-toned necklaces. The three engraved pendants have the words “Mum”, “Big Sis”, and “Lil Sis,” and when put together, they form a heart shape. A lovely gift for a mom and two daughters, the medium-length gold-colored ball chain will look beautiful on all three ladies. 

Price at time of publication: $17

What to Look for in Valentine's Gifts for Kids

Sentimentality 

Once kids arrive on the scene, Valentine’s Day can become a bit less about romance and more sentimental as you think about the love you have for your little one. You can use the holiday to encourage your kiddos to think about what’s meaningful to them. “Consider engaging kids in a discussion about the meaning of Valentine’s Day—which is not simply giving and getting gifts and chocolate, but expressing love to the people who are important to you and loving yourself,” McGaughan tells Verywell Family.

While it’s not important to spend a lot of money, it can be special to take a moment and show your kiddo how much you love them. “As a father of 3 daughters, I always gave my girls Valentine’s Day gifts. They were never expensive. The message to them was making it a special day, and that was more important than the gift,” says Jim Silver, CEO of Toys, Tots, Pets & More. While toys are fun, gifts like note cards, art projects, or books can be cherished for a long time and may provide a fun activity to do together, which can be the best gift of all. We particularly love the “Llama, Llama, I Love You” book for younger kids and the “Valentine’s Day Mad Libs” for the older set. 

Age-Appropriateness

All toys have age recommendations on the packaging that take into consideration important safety information that should be followed. If there are young siblings or friends around, be aware if the gift has small parts, as they can pose a choking hazard. 

Plus, you’ll want to think about your child’s interests and abilities when purchasing a gift, especially if it’s a craft, book, or other gift that requires a particular set of skills. Additionally, advanced activities that require some extra help can be a fun Valentine’s Day activity for the whole family—the quality time together can be the best gift of all. 

Theme 

Truly anything can become a Valentine’s Day present, but something with hearts, a meaningful message, or another sign of affection may mean a lot to your child. If your family is experiencing frosty February weather, cozy socks, like these Happy Socks Kids Heart pair, are fun gifts. Regardless of the climate, you can’t go wrong with a handmade card, heart-shaped pancakes, or a sweet note in the lunchbox. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What should I get my kids for Valentine's Day?

    Valentine’s Day gift traditions can vary widely from family to family. Some families may write cards for each other and have a special breakfast (heart-shaped pancakes, anyone?) or a special dessert. Other families may exchange gifts, sweet treats, or do nothing at all. You know your child best–some may love a surprise celebration, others may thrive on being given lots of attention and a simple gift. If you have more than one kid, it’s important to provide similar experiences or types of gifts to your kids. To help temper emotions, McGaughan suggests, “BEFORE gift-giving, consider engaging in a discussion about the meaning of gifts, Valentine’s Day, and the variety of ways we show love.”

  • What are the top three selling gifts on Valentine's day?

    There’s a huge range of popular gifts for Valentine’s Day. It’s not necessary to spend lots of money and do what works best for your family. “There are great low-priced options like Barbie Dolls, LOL Surprise, Squishmallows, Play-doh, Small LEGO sets, a family board game, plus hundreds more that are low-priced options kids would adore,” says Silver. In lieu of (more) candy or chocolates, we love the idea of gifting creative toys or projects you can work on together as a family, like the LEGO Valentine’s Brown Bear and the Heart Bouquet Puzzle.

  • How much should I expect to spend on Valentine’s gifts for my kids?

    Valentine’s Day follows closely after the holiday season, so your budget may still be recovering after December spending. There’s no need to spend a lot of money on Valentine’s Day gifts. The picks on our list range from $5 for the Valentine’s Day Mad Libs Word Game, to $139 for the Bearaby Nappling Weighted Blanket, but most of our suggestions are in the under $20 price bracket.

Why Trust Verywell Family

Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She’s also the mom of a 12-year-old son, 9-year-old son, and 5-year old daughter. Maya’s birthday falls the week before Valentine’s Day, so by the time February 14th rolls around, she’s pretty spent. Her family likes low-key food-related celebrations, so they’re all often found in the kitchen baking (and eating) some sweet treats together.