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Valentine's Day isn't just for romantic love! It's also the best time to let your littles know how special they are.
Whether you are looking for Valentine's Day gifts for a boy or for a girl, and whether you're ready to spoil your baby or your tween, we have the definitive list of the best Valentine's Day gifts for kids. From classics like stuffed animals and chocolate, to the latest trendy toys, these gifts run the gamut from cute to cool and will have them seeing hearts.
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1. For The Mandalorian fan: A baby Grogu that’s filled with love
You probably already know that Build-a-Bear is perfect for creating cuddly, personalized bear friends, but did you know that you can also make snuggly stuffies of all sorts of animal friends and—even more exciting—some of your favorite movie characters! This year's best-seller is, no surprise: A wide-eyed Baby Yoda, aka Grogu from The Mandalorian. Make him extra festive by adding fun, Valentine-themed accessories that make him ready to spread some love!
2. For the one who loves a story: An Eric Carle-inspired Magna-Tile set
Eric Carle's beautiful artwork and nature-inspired children's stories are bursting with colorful with whimsy and wonderment. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been a best-seller for over 30 years and is one of his most beloved books, and inspired the bestselling Love From the Very Hungry Caterpillar. This sweet Magna-Tile set by CreateOn takes images from these books and turns them into an adorable play set that kids will be so excited to see come to life.
3. For the one who likes a good squish: Valentine-themed Squishmallows
Lovable Squishmallows are ever-popular and will have kids from toddler to tween seeing hearts. This exclusive set from Claire’s is Valentine-themed and, at a 12-inch size, there’s really no reason not to collect them all! Squishmallows are always on trend and always sell out, so be sure to get these cuties in your cart before they're gone.
4. For the one who loves surprises: An unwrapping toy filled with retro gifts
Get ready for a flurry of surprises with this clever gift that's filled with retro-themed toys. Made in the U.S. in a small, family-owned business in Oregon, each layer of this crepe paper wrapped heart unwinds to reveal a new trinket or toy. From fortune tellers to confetti poppers, this gift is sure to bring some festive flair to Valentine’s Day.
5. For the one who likes their bling: Cool kids’ goggles with tons of sparkle
They’ll be the star of the swimming pool with these funky, sparkly goggles. A little bit of style and a whole lot of substance, these kids' swim goggles feature UV protection and an anti-fog coating, making them cool to wear and full of function. Encrusted with "candy" hearts, and with a colorful popsicle-styled silicone sizer, makes them extra sweet.
6. For the one who loves bath time: A fizzy set of bath bombs
Your fizzy valentine will love the dollop of fun these droplets bring to the tub. These all-natural, gluten-free, cruelty free and made in the U.S. bath bombs come in alternating coconut and guava scents, making them perfect for a super gentle, sweetly scented bath experience. These pint-sized droplets are 1-inch each, making them perfectly sized for your kiddo.
7. For the one who loves the trendy toys: A squishy little play pack
The adorably interactive line of My Squishy Little Dumplings were the sleeper hit of the holidays. Now, for Valentine's Day, let us introduce you to My Squishy Little Snack Pack. Like My Squishy Little Dumplings, the Snack Pack set is filled with interactive features and quirky personality traits. Each snack pack, including two characters in each box, offers a surprise accessory and a bag of five bonus mini charm poppers.
8. For the cuddly fashionista: Gund P.Lushes
These fashion-forward plush pets are a style squad of premium small stuffed animals. With names like Bianca Bling and Cala Bassetthound, these Kardashian-like cuddlers are perfect for any pint-sized trendsetters.
9. For the one who loves their friends: A DIY frame decorating kit
For the kid who likes to creatively express themselves: This DIY kit gives them everything they need to make a cool photo frame either as a keepsake or as a gift. Filled with love- and Valentine-themed stickers and stamps, this is just right for unleashing creativity and expressing devotion towards the special people in their lives.
10. For the one who loves science: A Kiwi Crate
Spark a love for STEAM with a Kiwi Crate. These subscription gift boxes are some of our favorites for hands-on, kid-friendly rainy day activities. With offerings for kids ages 2 and up, these subscription kits blend art and science for fun activities that get kids excited to learn, all the while sparking creative problem solving.
11. For the one who loves to cuddle: A lovey little Care Bear
For the kid who cares a lot, the newly debuted Togetherness Bear by Care Bears takes this throwback favorite and gives it a new twist. No two of these Care Bears are alike, so your child can revel in their individuality with this snuggly friend.
12. For the one who is anti-hearts: A red fire truck
Valentine's Day doesn't have to be all hearts and kisses. This awesome fire truck incorporates the vibrant red hue of the season without being so literal. This toy is made from 100% recycled milk jugs so your kids can show their love for the earth, while playing with their new toy.
13. For the kid who likes Pop Its: A heart-shaped popper pouch
If there is a kid who doesn't like Pop Its, we haven't met them. This quilted pouch not only looks super stylish, it is the perfect fidget piece for the Pop Its-obsessed.
14. For the one who loves story time: A best-selling book by Joanna Gaines
Joanna Gaines seems to get everything right. This beautifully illustrated best-selling story book, written by the home décor and lifestyle guru, is a lesson in creativity, collaboration and acceptance. It will make a warm addition to your bedtime story rotation.
15. For the one who loves a campout: A paint-your-own S’mores kit
If you thought that nothing could make s’mores more fun, have we got surprise for you. These Valentine-themed marshmallows can be painted with accompanying food-grade paints, to lend a creative touch to a favorite campfire activity.
16. For the resident Cupid: A bow and arrow set
For your little god or goddess of love, how about a light-up bow and arrow set? This kid-friendly set includes six 20-inch suction cup arrows, bow, bull's eye target and an arrow quiver. This comes in a range of color options but, for a festive pop, we are partial to pink.
17. For the one who likes to be the center of their own story: A personalized pop-up book
This Wonderbly title is all about enjoying the little moments of your child's earliest years. Little ones will enjoy feeling the love from their fingers to their toes, and they'll be so excited to see and hear their name as the center of the story as they peek through the pages.
18. For the one who loves animals: Calico Critters Cute Couple
Calico Critters—the adorable animal line—has a perfect pair of furry figurines for Valentine’s Day. Stella and Cinnamon rabbit are all gussied up for a date, and the set includes a romantic touch: a tiny bouquet of roses. Awwww!
19. For the one who loves candy: See’s Mini Valentine Heart
Let your kids in on the chocolate action this Valentine’s Day! See’s has a perfectly petite heart-shaped box all ready for gifting. The Mini Valentine Heart contains approximately eight pieces of delicious candy. Milk Chocolate Buttercream, Raspberry Truffle and Milk Molasses Chips are just a few of the decadent inclusions.
20. For the one who is teething: A macaron teether
Gift your teething babe something to sink her teeth into. This pastel toy activity set includes a trio of jingly macarons plus a doughnut rattle. The macarons can be attached to a stroller for on-the-go fun.
21. For the one who is socially-conscious: Maya Angelou Barbie
February isn’t just when we celebrate Valentine’s Day, it’s also Black History Month. Give your kid a socially conscious gift for the occasion with this Barbie doll that is modeled after author and educator Dr. Maya Angelou. She holds a tiny copy of her beloved book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. What a beautiful gift for the Barbie fan in your life!
22. For the one who likes a classic sweet treat: Jelly Belly Love Beans
This clear gift box includes 4 ounces of festive Jelly Belly beans: Jewel Very Cherry, red apple, coconut, cotton candy and cinnamon. We love that shimmering hearts adorn each piece. Jelly Belly has quite a few other Valentine’s options, too: Sour Smoochi Lips, Conversation Beans and Sparkling Cupid Corn are among our favorites.
23. For the one who loves smooches: Kissy the Penguin
This 12-inch, interactive baby penguin is all about the smooches! This cute little toy will be your baby's favorite valentine, and they will love pressing Kissy's feet and watching her move her wings and blow kisses. Kissy also plays “Frère Jacques.”
24. For the one who wants a Nerf gun upgrade: Zuru X-shot FaZe Clan Respawn
If your kids prefer an action-packed gift over a sweet, sentimental one, we recommend Zuru's new FaZe Clan lineup. Zuru has always scored high in our testing, both of Nerf guns and of water guns. Their aim is always on target, and they are always built for fun. Plus, the red pellets hit the perfect hue for Valentine's Day gifting.
25. For the culinary artist: A chocolate pen
Every note is sweeter when it’s written in chocolate. Whether your kid is a baker or a doodler, they’ll love the 3-D candy and cake toppers they can make with this fun pen that melts chocolate into fun shapes and designs.
26. For the one with star power: Their own karaoke microphone
Whether your kid has big dreams to sing on a stage or likes to croon in the bathtub, they'll love this fun, features-filled microphone. Not only does this colorful, metallic karaoke mic make them look like a rock star, it pairs wirelessly with Bluetooth so they can perform their best karaoke songs right at home. It also comes in a variety of bright and metallic hues so they can have one in their favorite color.
27. For the cool gamer: A shirt that expresses their real love
They may not be ready for romance, but they've already found their first love: Gaming. If their heart is with their gaming console, they'll love this cool shirt that expresses their greatest heart's desire.
28. For the one who loves Mother Earth: Love the Earth book
What better Valentine is there than Mother Earth? Help your little one show love for our planet with this kid-friendly read. It’s full of helpful information on issues like climate change, as well as quizzes, activities and more.
29. For the one who loves to rock out: A mini guitar
Loog’s quality guitars are the perfect starter instruments for kiddos, and although they’re a bigger gift, Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to give one. Loog’s app and flashcards make it easy for little ones to learn to play. (If red isn’t your kid’s favorite, the guitar also comes in pink, green, yellow, white and black.)
30. For the one who loves to "bake": A Melissa & Doug cake
Gift a Melissa & Doug celebration cake and your littlest child can celebrate Valentine’s Day again and again! The wood confection has three layers that kids can “cut” into with the included serving knife and it has a "candle" and fun little heart-shape confections to keep things festive.
31. For the one who loves accessories: Pink sunnies
Give the gift of sun protection—and adorable photo ops! WeeFarers are sunglasses for babies, toddlers and preschoolers that feature durable frames, the highest sun protection rating (UV400) and an adjustable strap. Pink isn’t the only option; black, tortoise, white and blue are also available.
32. For the one who loves trendy stuff: A 5-Surprise mini fashion set
Each 5-Surprise ball comes with a tiny fashion pup and even teensier accessories to keep them fashion-forward. Your little fashionista's heart will burst over how cute this little toy is.
33. For the one who loves story time: A Yoto Player
One thing our kids don’t need more of screen time, which is why the Yoto Player is so appealing and why it's beloved by the parenting team at Reviewed. This gadget is an audio speaker that kids can control using pre-recorded audio cards. The starter pack offerings include a podcast, audio book, music and activities. Kids pop in a card and settle in to listen, like tape players of yore! Additional cards are sold separately.
34. For the one who loves jewelry: PlusPlus jewelry kit
Kids love jewelry, but they love it even more when they can create their own? This kit from PlusPlus includes 400 glittery jewel and gold-colored plastic pieces, plus a base plate and guide book for 3-D jewelry creation. This is a great Valentine’s Day activity for the 5- to 12-year-old set.
35. For the one who is a budding makeup artist: Their own makeup bag
Valentine colors, hearts, and bows abound in this pretend makeup set. The 11 pieces are realistic, but don’t worry, parents, there’s no actual makeup here. It’s all kid-safe foam, rubber and plastic. Your toddler will be so busy pretending they won’t mind a bit!
36. For the one who dreams of adventure: Their own VW camper van
Playmobil's camper van play set is just the right shade of red for your kids to fall in love with. With camping and camper vans being so popular right now, this funky VW bus is a retro throwback that’s fun to play with campside, and it's also on-trend. The toy is equipped with a kitchen and sleeping area and comes with all the accessories needed for an epic road trip. Two figures included.
37. For the punny one: A witty sort of whoopee cushion
Maybe the idea of Valentine's Day makes them blush. Maybe they're in their potty humor phase. Maybe they just love a good play on words. Whatever the case, this hilarious whoopee cushion set will have them howling. Bonus? These come in sets of 12, so they can hand some out to friends.
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