24 cute Valentine’s Day gift ideas for kids

Primary's rainbow heart pajama set is a comfy and cute Valentine's gift for kids.

Primary’s rainbow heart pajama set is a comfy and cute Valentine’s gift for kids.

  • This Valentine’s Day, don’t forget the little ones in your life.
  • You can’t go wrong with teddy bears or sweets, but if you’re looking to get a little more creative, we rounded up great Valentine’s Day gifts kids will love.
  • Looking for more gift ideas for everyone in your life? Check out all of Insider Picks’ Valentine’s Day gift ideas.

You found the perfect gift for your partner – now it’s time to find something special for your little one. As a parent, you show your kids you love them every day with your kindness, support, and all that good stuff, but Valentine’s Day is a unique time to show your little ones you love them with some good old-fashioned gifting.

Whether you’re looking for a gift for a newborn, a rambunctious toddler, or a clever elementary-schooler, we’ve got you covered. We rounded up 24 Valentine’s gifts that are great for all kinds of kids – think books, crafts, and lots of sugary treats.

The top 5 best gifts for kids:

  1. A box of Milk Bar’s birthday cake truffles
  2. A cute set of festive, handcrafted mittens
  3. An adorable stuffed llama from Brooklinen
  4. A Cubcoats hoodie and stuffed animal hybrid
  5. A kinetic sand bakeshop

Keep reading for 24 Valentine’s Day gifts that any kid will love:

An adorable new stuffed animal


Lulu the Llama, available at Brooklinen, $38

Brooklinen’s aptly and adorably named baby line, Brooklittles, has everything you need to make the cutest nursery ever, including this soft and cuddly stuffed animal that your little one will love snuggling with.

The cutest little mittens


Valentine Mittens with Heart, available at Etsy, from $24.39

These adorable mittens will keep their little hands toasty on cold days, plus the red heart adds a festive touch. There are sizes to fit babies, children, and even adults, so everyone can have a pair.

The comfiest wool sneakers


Kids Loafer, available at Rothy’s, $65

Little kids will love getting to wear the same shoes as the big kids. Rothy’s are made out of recycled water bottles and are comfortable enough (and machine-washable) for all of their adventures. There are sneakers too if that’s more their style.

A super sugary treat

Milk Bar Store

B’Day Truffle Dozen Box, available at Milk Bar Store, $24

Is there anything kids love more than sugar? These dense, chewy, rainbow cake truffles are sure to satisfy their sweet tooth.

A kinetic sand bakeshop

Kinetic Sand

Kinetic Sand Bake Shoppe Playset, available at Amazon, $13.99

This kinetic sand can be easily molded into all sorts of fun shapes. This set comes with some “baking tools” so they can make cookies and cupcakes to start.

A Disney+ subscription to watch their favorite movies

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A giant coloring poster


“My Little House” Giant Coloring Poster, available at Etsy, $15.66

This poster takes all of the fun of a coloring book and super-sizes it. It’s also a safe way to let kids color on the walls, without actually coloring the walls.

A city they can build themselves


Arckit Play Little Architect, available at Crate and Kids, $34.97

With 130 pieces of all different shapes, kids can create the pastel-colored city of their dreams with this STEAM toy.

A festive pair of pajamas

Primary's rainbow heart pajama set is a comfy and cute Valentine's gift for kids.


Rainbow Heart PJ Top, available at Primary, $16

Rainbow Heart PJ Pant, available at Primary, $16

Any kid will love getting these cozy pajamas with a festive twist in the form of lots and lots of colorful hearts.

A tin of thinking putty


Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty “Love is in the Air” Tin, available at Amazon, $7.99

A bouquet of roses is a beautiful gift, but not one that most kids really want. Instead, give them this glittery thinking putty that smells like the fragrant flowers. It’s a lot more fun for them to play with.

A heartfelt book you’ve filled out

Uncommon Goods

“What I Love About You by Me” Book, available at Amazon, $7.08

Give your kid a book filled with all of the reasons you love and appreciate them. They can look back on it whenever they need a little reminder that they’re awesome.

A fuzzy, decorative pillow


Heart Faux Fur & Velvet Throw Pillow, available at Target, $16.99

Show your kids you “heart” them with this heart-shaped decorative pillow that adds a warm and fuzzy touch to their bed.

A rainbow silk streamer


Sarah’s Silks Rainbow Silk Streamer, available at Amazon, $12.95

Kids love using their imaginations, which makes something as simple as a rainbow silk a great gift. Whether they use it for twirling, dancing, or playing dress-up, they’ll have fun getting creative with it.

A festive and funny book


“Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime” by Barbara Park, available at Amazon, $4.99

Junie B. Jones is an iconic and hilarious Kindergartner that kids love. Little ones have been reading her series for over 25 years! Any tiny bookworm will love working on their reading skills with this funny story about Junie B. Jones navigating “Valentime’s Day”.

A playset for an aspiring baker

Tenderleaf Toys

Tender Leaf Toys Chocolate BonBons, available at Maisonette, $29.99

A wooden tiered dessert stand with eight exciting chocolate (and wooden) treats make a fun gift that’ll keep little bakers entertained for hours.

A rainbow scratch-off note pad


Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Box of Rainbow Mini Notes, available at Amazon, $7.99

A note pad doesn’t seem all that exciting, unless you give them this one. Once they scratch off the black coating, a bright rainbow pattern will be revealed. They can use it to write notes or just create fun drawings.

Crayons that are customized with their name


Personalized Rainbow Name Crayons, available at Etsy, from $19.95

Coloring gets a lot more fun with these giant rainbow crayons that spell out their name.

A challenging LEGO set


LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle, available at Amazon, $69.94

This LEGO set is a challenging and fun way for kids to work on their building and problem-solving skills.

An inspiring poster

Uncommon Goods

Heroic Girls in Books Poster, available at Uncommon Goods, $29

Inspire your kids, no matter their gender, with this cute poster, featuring 100 inspiring women characters from great books.

A heart-shaped teether


Chewbeads Brooklyn Teether, available at Amazon, $14.50

On theme for Valentine’s Day, this teether – which features silicone and wood parts – can be attached to strollers and car seats so babies are distracted from the discomfort of teething.

A personalized apron

Pottery Barn Kids

Gingham Heart Apron, available at Pottery Barn Kids, $19.50

Aspiring chefs and bakers alike will love receiving their very own apron. It’s the perfect accessory your sous chef needs to help out in the kitchen.

A snuggly teddy that turns into a hoodie


Cubcoats hoodies, available at Cubcoats, from $35

What looks like an adorable stuffed animal at first glance can be rolled out into a full-sized, fuzzy hoodie. Kids will be so excited when they realize they can take their favorite snuggly toy with them everywhere they go.

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A singing pillow inspired by a viral song


WowWee Baby Shark Official Song Cube, available at Amazon, $4.73

Your kid is constantly singing a song about baby sharks – you don’t know why, but it seems like they’re really into it. Give them this plush cube that sings four different versions of “Baby Shark” so they can listen to the viral song all the time (hopefully you won’t go too crazy having to hear it even more).

A ball full of surprises


L.O.L. Surprise Glam Glitter Series Doll, available at Amazon, $23.58

This ball full of surprises was one of Amazon’s hottest toys for the holiday season last year. When they open this up they’ll find seven unique surprises including a glam glitter doll and lots of accessories.

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