The 15 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Babies of 2023

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Celebrating a baby’s first Valentine’s Day is a special occasion filled with lots of love. From toys and books to apparel and delicious treats, there is a wide range of gifts you can’t go wrong with. Whether you’re buying for your own little love or someone else’s, the best Valentine’s gifts for babies are fun, useful, and sentimental.

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Sandra Boynton’s "Snuggle Puppy!" is a chunky board book with a sweet rhyming story that babies, toddlers, and grown-ups love. For something comfy and cute, we recommend the Hanna Andersson Baby Zip Sleeper that’s available in multiple pattern options, like sheep and flowers.

When shopping for these gifts, consider the baby’s age to determine whether the gift is safe for them to play with, eat, or use. Sentimental gifts are always a solid pick, as they often include options for personalization. We carefully considered age-appropriateness, safety, size, design, sentimental value, usefulness, and overall value when reviewing products. Valentine’s Day gifts for babies should be fun to buy, and by keeping a few details in mind, you’re sure to find the right gift for the tiniest member of the fam.

Snuggle Puppy!

Snuggle Puppy!

Courtesy of Amazon

Our top pick, "Snuggle Puppy!" is a love story told in the form of a rhyming song. The book features sweet cartoon images of animals and a story that will capture even the youngest child’s attention. A perfect bedtime or anytime book, this “little love song” will be fun to read to your little love on Valentine’s Day and beyond. 

Best of all, this book’s fun sing-along language and thick, chunky pages will give your baby an early start on learning to love reading

Price at time of publication: $8

Hanna Andersson Baby Zip Sleeper

Hanna Andersson Baby Zip Sleeper

Courtesy of Hanna Andersson

Baby can stay comfy and adorable all day long in this sleeper made from organic cotton. Made with a gender-neutral print or other fun patterns, this sleeper is available for newborns and up to size 3 for toddlers. The sleeper fits snug, allowing the zipper to open and shut quickly, and is also machine washable.

Price at time of publication: $11-$44

Carharrt Infant/Toddler Knit Hat

Carhartt pink hat

Courtesy of Carhartt

Whether your little one is playing in the snow or has to be bundled up for cold weather, rest assured this hat will keep them warm. Made of 100 percent acrylic, it's available in many different colors and features the brand's signature logo in front and fold-over brim. We love the pretty pink color for the holiday, though.

Price at time of publication: $44

LOVE From the Very Hungry Caterpillar

LOVE From the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Courtesy of Amazon

Fans of Eric Carle’s "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" will appreciate this sweet, love-focused board book that’s a perfect read for Valentine’s Day. The simple story and lovely illustrations are a beautiful expression of love that will be special to read all year long. "LOVE" also makes a sweet gift from your baby to a special babysitter, grandparent, or anyone else who enjoys reading to your young kiddo.

Price at time of publication: $9

Pottery Barn Kids Love Bug Heirloom Baby Blanket

Pottery Barn Kids Love Bug Heirloom Baby Blanket

Courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids

While babies can't sleep with a blanket because it's unsafe, this baby blanket is the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your little one to snuggle with or play on during down time. Measuring 30 inches wide by 40 inches long, this baby blanket can be personalized with a monogram in a stunning serif font. Choose up to 18 letters, numbers, or punctuation marks, or you can leave it as is.

Price at time of publication: $80

Love Can Come In Many Ways

Love Can Come In Many Ways

Amazon

It's no secret that love can be shown through many different ways, and this book does just that. This book features felt flaps for little ones to lift to reveal just how much they are loved. Follow along with animals, humans, and other characters as you watch how love can be demonstrated with hugs, rides, and more.

Price at time of publication: $13

Gift your sweet Valentine their own first teddy bear plush. The experts at GUND created a huggable bear that’s suitable for all ages, ready for love and cuddles, and fortunately machine washable. Choose from two sizes, 10 inches or 15 inches. No matter the size, the bear is made with the highest safety standards and has embroidered eyes and nose details, ensuring safety for all ages. 

Price at time of publication: $13

Elegant Baby Love Heart Knit Blanket

Elegant Baby Infant Love Knit Blanket

Courtesy of Bloomingdales

Wrap a new baby in love with a beautifully made, soft and cuddly blanket. Reviewers praise the quality of the knit blanket, which makes a great gift for Valentine’s Day or any day. Printed with “LOVE” and heart images, choose between blue or pink colored accent border stripes. Made of 100 percent cotton, the machine-washable blanket measures 30 by 40 inches. 

Price at time of publication: $30

Pottery Barn Kids Kisses Organic Nursery Pajama

Pottery Barn Kids Kisses Organic Nursery Pajama

Courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids

Snuggles have never looked so sweet with this adorable pajama onesie from Pottery Barn Kids. It's made from 100 percent organic cotton knit and features a rib collar, cuffs, and a zipper and snap closure. You'll find it available in sizes newborn to 24 months.

Price at time of publication: $46

Slumberkins Snuggler & Board Book

Slumberkins Snuggler & Board Book

Courtesy of Amazon

Meet Slumberkins: Snuggly animal friends who each promote something special for children. For example, the Otter Kin promotes family bonding and lets children know, even if you're far from family, that the love is still there. Slumberkins can be machine washed, and they were designed without plastic pieces so children of all ages can enjoy them.

Price at time of publication: $52

Chewbeads Heart “Where’s the Pacifier” Clip

Chewbeads Heart “Where’s the Pacifier” Clip

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Never lose another pacifier again! The handy clip attaches to most pacifiers, and the other side attaches to the baby’s clothing. A super-cute heart design is perfect for Valentine’s Day and every other day. Best for kids ages 1 through 4 years old, it’s no surprise that this company was founded by a mom who wanted safe, chewable toys that also look good. 

Price at time of publication: $15

Piggy Paint Natural as Mud Piggy Paint Nail Polish Gift Set

Piggy Paint Natural as Mud Piggy Paint Nail Polish Gift Set

Courtesy of Amazon

Even the smallest of fingernails can be painted with this water-based nail polish from Piggy Paint that's made with a chemical-free formula. Designed with 75 percent water, it's safe for all ages. Created without the funky polish odor, the company says that because of its specially designed formula, it may take longer for a baby's fingernails to dry.

Price at time of publication: $15

Bigspinach Pink Elephant Teether

Bigspinach Pink Elephant Teether

Amazon

This adorable pink elephant teether is a gift that even parents and caregivers will appreciate. The teether is made of 100 percent silicone and is sized just right for tiny mouths to chew on for teething relief. Plus, the  heart-shaped cutout lets you attach a clip (not included) to take it on the go. 

Price at time of publication: $7

Hanna Andersson Long John Pajamas

Hanna Andersson Long John Heart Pajamas

Courtesy of Hanna Andersson

Who says you can’t have matching Valentine’s Day pajamas? Hanna Andersson’s well-loved pajamas are made from extra soft, organic cotton. There is sizing ranging from 3 to 6 months all the way up to 12 years old, so if you’ve got a bevy of beauties, they can all look adorable this February in matching Valentine's Day jammies. 

Price at time of publication: $46 for polka dot spots

Last Piece of The Puzzle Wooden Name Puzzle with Heart

Last Piece of The Puzzle Wooden Name Puzzle with Heart

Etsy

Give the baby in your life a Valentine’s Day present like this wooden name puzzle they can enjoy for years to come. Customize up to 11 letters, and select from several color options to create a personalized look. 

Price at time of publication: $27+

How We Selected the Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Babies

We studied the design and features of more than 30 Valentine’s Day gifts for babies to determine the best options on the market while researching reviews from customers and competitors. We also monitored shopping trends to bring you the best and most up-to-date offerings on Valentine’s Day gifts for babies. We considered age recommendations, design, personalization, and value when reviewing products. Overall, we chose Valentine’s Day gifts for babies that are age-appropriate, sentimental, fun, and useful.

What to Look for in Babies' Valentine's Day Gifts

Sentimentality

It's a hard truth, but our little ones don't stay little forever. Even more the reason why you should look for a Valentine's Day gift that will stand the test of time. After all, you'll want to cherish these precious moments for as long as you can.

If you're wanting a gift that's sentimental, check out a gift that can be personalized or handed down through generations. Whether you're buying for your own child or another, sentimental gifts will always be cherished throughout the years.

Engaging, Safe Design

Babies are like bees to honey when it comes to lights, music, sound, or a shiny surface. Find a present that won't just be pretty, but will engage their senses too. There is one caveat: Be sure that there are no small parts, loose strings, or sharp corners that could pose a risk to your infant.

Think "LARGE" when it comes to buying for babies, because they love to put anything (and everything!) in their mouth. If it can fit in their mouth, avoid adding it to your cart. You'll also want to avoid gifts that are too loud, have small buttons or magnets, and aren't durably built.

Personalization

One quick search, and you'll see that there are endless possibilities when it comes to customized baby gifts—and Valentine's Day designs are no exception. Set this very special present apart from all the rest by getting your baby's name, birthdate, year of their first V-day, or even a special message to them emblazoned on the present. You can choose from onesies, blankets, toys, and more.

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 10-year-old son, a 7-year-old son, and a 3-year-old daughter. Valentine’s Day falls a week after Maya’s birthday, so it’s always a more low-key holiday in her house, although a special sweet treat dessert is a menu requirement. 

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