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.
Valentine's Day gifts for curious, creative kids
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's never a bad thing to see the world with a rose-colored perspective. With this toy camera with a kaleidoscope lens, your little valentine could do just that.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The ultimate gift for any slime lover, this kit with 28,000+ 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.
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.
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.
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
From the creators of popular card game Exploding Kittens comes this “pinball-ish” board game that brings families together for some colorful fun.
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.
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!
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.
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.”
Valentine's Day gifts for toy lovers and collectors
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.
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.
Perfect for playtime or just to collect, each 5 Surprise ball includes a quintet of mini replicas of beloved toys of yesteryear and today.
Pusheen the cat is as adorable as ever for Valentine’s Day this year, with a sweet purple heart that's perfect for gifting.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Valentine's Day sweets and candy for kids
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.
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.
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.
Sure, you can always grab a box of sentimental Sweetheart candies, or you can get this delightful collection of gummies and sugar cookie bites from Sugarfina. There's plenty to share with their BFF — or they can just all the candy for themselves.
Valentine's Day is all about indulging, especially when it comes to chocolate. Your little sweet will love watching this geometric heart bloom into a rich, luscious cup of warm cocoa with teeny marshmallows and festive sprinkles.
Valentine's Day gifts for kids with style
Spare no expense on being extra cheesy this Valentine's Day by gifting them with this graphic tee that shows off their punny side.
Help your child learn how to tell time on an analog watch, rather than the digital ones they're used to with this Snoopy watch. The band is decorated with hearts and can be worn even outside of the month of February. "My granddaughter loved this watch," said one reviewer, adding that "the numbers are easy to see and the hands are easy to follow."
This set of five colorful bracelets is perfect for the child who wears their heart on their sleeve...now 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.
Blending a laidback style with a plush material, this "cozy comfy" hat is perfect to rock well after Valentine's Day comes and goes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Valentine's Day gifts for kids who are bold and adventurous
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.
If you’re looking for kid-friendly experiences to give this Valentine’s Day, look no further than Sky Zone trampoline park. Gift certificates for this unique adventure are available for purchase online, allowing families to schedule a fun day out at a time that works best for them.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.