Kids Valentine Gift Guide: 5 Things Your Little One Will Love

It’s hard to believe we’re already in February of 2021! As the month rolls along, Valentine’s is fast approaching. I know how hard it can be to come up with gift ideas for little ones that don’t involve all things chocolate and sugar.

Here are five fun, educational and environmentally friendly gifts your child is sure to love this Valentine’s Day.


Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks & Boards, $22

There’s no end to the creativity that will take place when little ones get their hands on this colorful tangram set.

While it’s marketed for children three and up, I’ve seen twelve-year-old tweens sit and play with this toy for hours. Use the included to cards to create patterns or let creative minds make their own mosaic…the possibilities are endless!

Umutima Plush Kitenge Giraffe, $26

Getting a new lovey is standard on Valentine’s Day…so, why not change things up with this colorful giraffe made of kitenge fabric?

Carefully crafted by artisans working for Umutima (which means “heart”) in Rwanda, this adorable giraffe sports a hand-embroidered heart on one leg. It doesn’t get much sweeter.

The Memory Building Co. Musical Jewelry Boxes, $33

These darling music boxes are the things dreams are made of! You can choose from two styles—one has twirling ballerina hidden inside, the other a magical unicorn. 

Each box plays a different classic tune, making it impossible to choose a favorite. Regardless of which one you pick, the little fashionista in your life will fall in love!

Imani Collective Farmer’s Market Tote, $28


Oh, what fun your little shopper will have piling their very own canvas tote high with their very own canvas veggies! 

Made by artisans working in Kenya, this set will encourage hours of imaginative play!

Creatto: Shimmer Shark & Ocean Pals - Light Up Crafting Kit, $30

Were you worried I’d forgotten about your older kiddos? Fear not! I think they will LOVE creating these light up creatures with plastic, interlocking tiles.

With one kit you can create a shark, seagull, fish, and octopus and, once built, kids can hang them in their room for a fun light effect! This set is best reserved for children ages 9 and up if they are working independently—those under 9 may need a little help from a grownup.

I hope you’ve found some inspiration here for unique, out-of-the-box gift giving, and I hope, on Valentine’s Day, your littles let you give them plenty of squeezes and hugs.

Soak up as much as you can. It won’t last nearly long enough.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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