When we think of Valentine’s Day, I’m pretty sure we all automatically think about gifts for him or her, but what about for our little ones? This can be a fun, festive, & cute holiday for your whole family, too!! Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays (quick side story- did y’all know my maiden name is “Hart”? I always loved it and would totally incorporate “love” into anything I could with that name, haha! And I actually kept it as a middle name after I married and picked up my hubby’s last name!, but now it is extra special since Tatum was born on Vday two years ago (crazy how fast that flew by)!
I love getting creative for my kiddos when it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts.
This doesn’t have to cost a lot at all… in fact I found most of these items at Target or Old Navy! Since we will be traveling the next week + have Tatum’s birthday party around the corner, I really wanted to prep my Valentine’s stuff early to get it out of the way. Also, I find that all of the really cute stuff sells out SO fast. My mom was in town last week and we had so much fun putting together these simple gifts for the kids. I know they will think these are SO fun + will enjoy getting to open something sweet on Vday morning.
I found these simple heart boxes at Target. Of course, I picked out the pink for Tatum and the red for Truman. I added a paper doily to the front of the box (these would be so cute!) and wrote the kids’ names in white marker and wrapped with tulle (this one is so pretty and sparkly!) for an extra cute touch. Honestly, I think they turned out super cute & actually serve as decor now, too! Now, let’s talk about what we put inside.
Valentine’s Day Pajamas
I am always a sucker for cute holiday pj’s! My kids definitely take after me and LOVE to be cozy as we basically live in our pajamas when we are at home, so I love adding pj’s as a simple gift for the holidays! I grabbed these for Truman and these for Tatum. I size up in these for my kiddos.
Coloring Books or Activity Set
I love these little coloring/sticker kits from the Target dollar section and always grab a few when I am at Target. They are great for traveling or restaurants to keep the littles busy! These are also some of our favorites for both kiddos.
My kids definitely have a sweet tooth, so I added a few different treats to their boxes. I always try to add in a traditional chocolate heart box, as that is a cherished classic for me. You can’t really go wrong when it comes to treats, but Target has a great selection of treats for your littles! I always love a good box of See’s chocolates from my man on Valentine’s Day + have a hard time sharing, haha 😉 so including treats for the kids is a win for all parties! (Also, I grabbed this Valentine Box for Truman to take to school. I grabbed a sticker kit for him to decorate it all on his own + just wrote his name with this marker. It turned out so cute + he was so proud and can’t wait to take it to class!)
I love to include a little game for the kids to play! Truman loves tic, tac, toe right now so I was excited when I found cute mini sets for both kids in the dollar section of Target. They had a few different themes, but the dinosaur one was just perfect for Truman while Tate gets a heart one! I think a fun matching game would be great to include or even this puzzle set!
Some other fun items could include a small toy or stuffed animal. You could also grab a cute Valentine’s Day tee or outfit for your kiddo to sport that day! My mom always did this for me growing up and I loved it. I actually grabbed this top and this top for the kids to wear on the actual day to adequately represent the “Day of Love”! I think for older kids, a little gift card to grab one of their favorite treats could be fun, too 🙂
Besides the gifts and treats, the most important thing I try to focus on, is talking to my littles about love. We spend the entire month leading up to Vday talking about how to show love and gratitude and how THAT is the greatest gift you can give to your loved ones and everyone around you. It is about trying harder to serve one another. I give ideas to Truman, like “you can show love to mommy by helping me unload the dishwasher” or tell Tatum “You can show love to Tru by helping him pick up his toys”… Simple little acts of kindness. Honestly, I always, always want my babies to know that it isn’t what you get or buy someone for the holidays, but it is how you make your loved ones feel when they’re around you!
I hope ya’ll liked this post + hopefully it was helpful! I know a lot of you wanted details when I shared last week so I thought I would make a fun post out of it. Let me know if you use any of these ideas + tag me in your posts or stories- I would absolutely LOVE to see!! XOXO