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Squishmallows or JellyCat? We’ve got all the must-have gifts for your tiny valentine this holiday, starting at $2

Show the kids in your life how special they are to you.
Kara Birnbaum / TODAY
/ Source: TODAY

Chilly weather may officially be in full swing, but everyone's hearts are starting to get a little warmer as we get closer to Valentine's Day.

From colorful wish bracelets and festive Lego kits to Squishmallows and cuddly Jellycats, we've rounded up some of the cutest and sweetest Valentine's Day gifts for the kids in your life.

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Valentine's Day gifts for curious, creative kids

Valentine’s Day Mad Libs

If your little valentine loves rhyming, writing and silly stories, gift them with this Mad Libs activity book that’s perfect for also helping them remember the difference between adjectives, nouns and verbs.

Highlights Valentine’s Hidden Pictures

Highlights has been a household name for decades thanks to their mind-bending, engaging puzzles challenging children to spot hidden objects galore. This themed compilation of “cute and challenging” activities for ages six and up is sure to delight just as much.

Your Decor Color Your Own Water Bottle

Practicality and art are combined with this artsy gift for your loved one. The kit comes with everything you need to create a special design, including a water bottle, five fun markers and sparkly accessories.

Flipbook Kits

Your creative-minded child will absolutely love these fun flipbooks where they can make their own mini movies. This innovative kit includes two pre-drawn flipbooks, one blank flipbook, four non-toxic markers and three clips.

Klutz Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit

This kit is the perfect gift for the creative builder in your family. Combining science with engineering, the kit comes with eight simple machines for kids to choose from and build.

Craft-tastic DIY Puffy Charms Craft Kit

Let them be as creative as they can be with this easy-to-use craft kit. All they need to do is put two puffy stickers together to make a charm, and they’re free to add it to shoes, bracelets, pencils, and more.

Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad

This bestselling set from Crayola makes tracing easy for kids and comes with over 100 images to choose from. This will be the perfect gift for any art lover!

Original Stationery Unicorn Slime Kit

The ultimate gift for any slime lover, this kit with 29,000+ verified five-star ratings comes with glue, glitter, slime containers and more! Encouraging creativity and imagination, this gift will allow kids to experiment with different kinds of slime through a helpful guide that comes with the kit.

Unicorn Jewelry Making Kit

Help your child make friendship bracelets that spread the love to their group of friends with this jewelry making kit that includes unicorn-themed charms and an array of colorful beads.

Fisher Space Pen

It’s the pen the astronauts use! This versatile pen writes underwater, in extreme temperatures and at any angle — yes, even zero gravity. It even comes in a box designed to look like the surface of the moon, making it a cool gift for kids who love outer space.

Lego Lovebirds

Complete with a heart-shaped balloon and miniature hearts surrounding their feet, the Lego-obsessed in your life will enjoy this Valentine's Day-themed building set. Pair this with some Valentine's Day treats and they'll have something to keep them busy during their sugar rush.

PicassoTiles 100-Piece Magnet Tile Building Set

The sky is the limit with this fun and interactive 3D building set. With 100 vibrant and colorful pieces to build with, this bestselling building toy makes learning fun and lets your child's imagination run wild.

Little Partners Learning Tower

Perfect for curious little ones, this adjustable-height step stool will get kids to counter height so they can play, cook and learn alongside Mom and Dad. Plus, it’s available in a variety of colors to match any home decor.

Valentine's Day gifts for kids who love family game night

“The Don’t Laugh Challenge Joke Book: Valentine’s Day Edition”

Tickle their funny bone this Valentine’s Day with this holiday-themed joke book for kids (and adults) of all ages. With over 100 eyebrow-raising, out-of-this-world jokes and scenarios, the whole family will be laughing out loud all night long.

Kawaii Card Game

Want to get to know your tiny loves better? Gift them with the adorable game of Kawaii, which contains cards with all types of ice cream flavors and shapes designed to help build speed and observation. Bonus: The cherry can bring you some extra points, so be quick to grab as many of your favorite ice creams as possible!

A Game of Cat and Mouth

From the creators of popular card game Exploding Kittens comes this “pinball-ish” board game that brings families together for some colorful fun.

Poetry for Neanderthals

This funny family card game features art from the creator of popular comic series “The Oatmeal,” and is “a word game where u must speak good or get hit with stick.”

Sparkle Kitty Card Game

This fun, kid-friendly card game involves using words to create spells and free a group of powerful princesses from a tower. Evil Queen Sparkle Kitty has imprisoned the princesses, and your family can help free them in this silly, social game.

Valentine's Day gifts for toy lovers and collectors

5 Surprise Toy Mini Brands Capsule Collectible

Perfect for playtime or just to collect, each 5 Surprise ball includes a quintet of mini replicas of beloved toys of yesteryear and today.

Care Bears Love-A-Lot Bear Plush

Calling all ‘80s lovers! This sweetly updated version of Care Bears’ great Love-A-Lot Bear is a perfect nostalgic gift for your little Valentine.

Gund Pusheen Heart Pastel Plush

Pusheen the cat is as adorable as ever for Valentine’s Day this year, with a sweet purple heart that’s perfect for gifting.

Valentine's Day Squishmallows Dog

If your little valentine is still going through a major Squishmallow phase, gift them with this Valentine's Day version. A dog named Tickles, decorated with hearts, it's sure to add to their always-growing collection.

Love-Me-Lobster JellyCat Plush

If your child is old enough to understand the "he's her lobster" reference, gift them with this love-me-lobster from Jelly Cat, whose plush stuffed animals are soft to the touch. "Perfect for when you need a little extra love," said one reviewer.

Calico Critters Cute Couple Set

Adorable bunny date night, anyone? This sweet Calico Critters set includes Stella Hopscotch Rabbit and her boyfriend, William Cinnamon Rabbit, along with a bouquet of roses and bouquet holder. The bunnies can even hold hands!

Funko Pop! 10-Inch The Child Figurine

If Grogu is on your child’s list of loves, this giant 10-inch Funko Pop! version of the adorable little green guy is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

Funko Pop! Star Wars Valentine’s Figurines

Whether your tiny Valentine loves Chewbacca or the Stormtroopers, there’s a pink and red Valentine’s-Day-themed Funko Pop! to make them smile. Each figurine, from Yoda to Darth Vader, has a cute Valentine’s Day saying on the box in addition to its festive coloring.

Valentine's Day sweets and candy for kids

Galerie Valentine’s Red Chocolate Rose

Nothing’s quite as quintessentially Valentine’s Day as roses and chocolate, and this sweet surprise brings both together in one perfectly wrapped — and super affordable — package.

Sour Patch Kids Gummy Hearts

For the valentine who acts similarly to the sour and sweet treat, gift them with these gummy hearts that will hopefully help them feel more lovey-dovey this holiday.

See's Candies Sour Hearts

These hearts may be super sour, but the sentiment of giving them these gummy hearts will be nothing but sweet. With robust flavors like cherry, berry and lemon, this mini candy bag from See's Candies will leave them puckering up.

Cookie Sugarwish

Your kids will love receiving a delicious assortment of cookies in the mail for Valentine's Day this year. Choose from a variety of over 30 fresh-baked cookies which include vegan and gluten-free options if your little one has an allergy.

Dylan's Candy Bar Signature Tackle Box

There's nothing sweeter this Valentine's Day than this signature tackle candy box from Dylan's Candy Bar. Spoil your child (and excuse the sugar high) with this delicious box of jellybeans, gummy bears, assorted gumballs and many more goodies.

Cake Pop Sticks Baking Kit

Let the kids join-in on the baking fun this Valentine's Day with this cake pop kit that has 1,200+ verified five-star ratings on Amazon. Your mini-me will have a blast decorating these tasty treats with chocolate, rainbow sprinkles and more. This delicious gift includes pre-measured dry ingredients, a shopping list for additional ingredients and a step-by-step instruction booklet.

Valentine's Day gifts for kids with style

Old Navy Cozy Sherpa Baseball Cap

Blending a laidback style with a plush material, this “cozy comfy” hat is perfect to rock well after Valentine’s Day comes and goes.

Lavley “Hedge Hugs” Socks

These sweet Valentine’s Day socks are a great way to keep tiny toes warm while reminding kids that they are loved. The sweet little hedgehog sending snuggly wishes is a bonus.

BaubleBar Sweetheart Kids Bracelets

This set of five colorful bracelets is perfect for the child who wears their heart on their they can do so on their wrist! Whether they keep all five for themself, or decide to divvy them up between friends, there will be no shortage of love this Feb. 14.

Super Smalls Spinner Rings

If they can't get enough of their favorite fidget toy, they'll get a kick out of this "fashion-forward" three-pack of spinner rings from Super Smalls.

Chalk of the Town Pink Heart T-Shirt

Chalk of the Town products let kids design their own clothing and accessories with stencils, chalk markers and more. With this heart T-shirt, kids can create their own Valentine’s Day outfit and exercise some creativity while they’re at it.

Wishbeads Kids Hidden Wish Bracelet


These stunning glass bead bracelets aren’t just beautiful: Wishbeads have a secret compartment where kids can write a wish or intention, roll it up and store it inside the bracelet. Each colorful bracelet comes with five pieces of paper to write wishes on, a toothpick to help roll the wish for storage and instructions.

The Cool Ant Denim Jacket

With the Cool Ant, parents can choose their favorite jacket style, add nicknames or monograms and more. With over 70 patches available, these sweet jackets can be personalized to the max in order to match your kid’s individual style.

Faux Fur Bean Bag Chair & Lounger

We’re pretty obsessed with this faux fur bean bag. The unicorn design is perfect to give as a Valentine’s Day gift (though it’s also available in other cool animals like a narwhal, dino and silver fox), while also adding some magic to their space.

Fjallraven Kanken Mini Backback

Fjallraven’s Kanken bag has gotten an artistic upgrade with several different colors to choose from. The Kanken Mini is perfect for kids to tote their necessary belongings for a day out.

Valentine's Day gifts for kids who are bold and adventurous

Catch Co. Mystery Tackle Box Kit

Got a little fishing enthusiast in your home? With a subscription to Mystery Tackle Box, kids can test out bait, tackle and accessories that coordinate with the type of fish they love to catch. We’re big fans of any gift that gets kids outside for a bit of adventure!

GoFloats Inflatable Tube Sled

Got a snow lover in your house? This inflatable tube makes the perfect gift for kids to enjoy on those remaining winter snow days. If they’re not into unicorns, there are several other designs available.

Body Bopper Balls

All the fun without the injuries! This Valentine's Day, gift this set of body bumper balls to the siblings who just need to let it all out sometimes — and let them do so by body slamming into one another. Surely after a session with this outdoor toy, they'll be laughing rather than arguing..

Rollplay 12V Nighthawk Electric Ride-On Toy

Meant for ages 6 and up, this ride-on toy (also a 2022 Toy of the Year finalist) will allow them to turn and glide around obstacles at speeds of up to 6 mph. It also has easy to steer handlebars and a black safety flag to make sure your little one is easy to spot.

Valentine's Day gifts for kids who love electronics

My Audio Pet Mini Bluetooth Speaker

Unicorns and monkeys and bees, oh my! These cute animal speakers from My Audio Pet connect with your child’s device to play music, audiobooks and more. Only a bit bigger than a golf ball, the sweet assortment of tiny creatures are sure to make your little Valentine smile.

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch

Don't break the bank on new tech! Instead, get them this smartwatch made just for kids. Not only does this help your child learn how to tell time, but it also takes pictures and videos, and includes games that encourage physical activity.

Amazon Echo Dot

If your child is already a techy, they will love the Amazon Echo Dot where they can play music, get help with homework and more. This product is designed specifically for kids with parental controls and has over 8,500 verified five-star ratings. Owl let you decide what to do.