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10+ Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Kids!

10+ Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Kids!

 

I have been on the lookout for some cute ideas for Non-Candy Valentine Gift Ideas for Kids.  My kids got enough candy in their Christmas stockings to seriously last 6 months! The last thing I want to turn around and give them this Valentine’s day is more candy! So here is a list of some cute and frugal gift ideas for your kids that are not candy, with some personalized ideas to make your gift more meaningful as well!

 

groggle monster

  1.  Groggle’s Monster Valentine book by Diana Murray and Bats Langley (1/17/16, picture book, ages 3–6: Groggle has been up all night making a Valentine’s Day card. This isn’t just any Valentine, though, and it has to be perfect—it’s for Snarlina, his beast friend in the whole wide world.  This is a very cute book that the boys will love since the valentines are filled with slime and spiders – perfect for a Monster valentine!  🙂

gears gears gears

2.  Learning Resources Learning Resources Gears Gears Gears! 100-Piece Deluxe Building Set, Pink Building Kit. Check out this educational STEM toy that even comes in Valentine colors.  My girls love watching the gears spin!

illumicraft

3.  IllumiCraft™ Light-Up! Jewelry Organizer.  This is another great educationsl STEM toy that serves a functional purpose.  This is the perfect activity for my engineer husband to do with my 7 year old flowery daughter!

handmade journals for kids

 

4.  Easy Handmade Journals For Kids –

You probably already have the materials to make one of these handmade journals for kids at home.  I suggest making one for your son or daughter and include some love notes in it, and leave the rest blank for them to fill out, or finish decorating.

 

i see me valentine book

 

5.  Get a personalized I See Me! book.  We have quite a few of these at our house and each one is truly precious.  There are some very cute personalized Valentine’s Day book options that will be a life long keepsake for your child.   I have reviewed this company in the past over here!

heart necklace 2

6.  Get some small toy or jewelry items for less than $10 on Amazon.  Here are three examples:

Invisable Ink “Spy” Pens on Amazon  (these were a favorite in the Christmas stocking this year!)

Lego Friends – there are quite a few sets for less than $10.  My daughter is currently addicted to Lego Friends!

Valentine necklace for less than $5 shipped!

puffy paint

7.  Get supplies to make Homemade Puffy Paint!  It’s just shaving cream, liquid white glue and food coloring.  You could make up a gift basket with these items and then have a fun afternoon of arts and crafts.

home made play dough

8.  Get materials to make 2 ingredient Homemade Playdough.  Add it to a gift basket with the homemade puffy paint ingredients!

Printable Valentine Cards

9.  Get some glow sticks at a dollar store and add this “You Light Up My Life Valentine” free printable card.

chooze shoes

10.  Get a unique pair of girls shoes over on Chooze Shoes.  They are slightly mis-matched and my daughter just LOVES them!  She is going to go on a special daddy/daughter date for Valentine’s Day and can’t wait to wear them then!

come alive worship

11.  Come Alive Bethel Worship Kids CD/DVD – see my review of this over HERE

30 non candy valentines

12.   30 non-candy printable valentines OVER HERE! – 30 more fun ideas with printables for your kids, or for class valentine’s ideas!

valentine's day non candy main

Kids Gift Guide – New Toy Products & Book Ideas!

Kids Gift Guide – New Toy Products & Book Ideas!

If you are looking for a convenient place to get ideas for gifts this holiday season, then gift guides are your answer.  Many bloggers create these lists by taking polls on social media, getting lists from popular retailers (like Amazon), working with brands or just list out what they personally love as an easy solution… Continue Reading

Brick Loot:  10% off Promo Code (This One Is For LEGO Fans!)

Brick Loot: 10% off Promo Code (This One Is For LEGO Fans!)

Brick Loot is a box subscription company for LEGO and Brick fanatics! Subscribers will receive a monthly box filled with unique, custom and never-before-seen items that work with LEGO bricks and custom building. Each month your Brick Loot box is filled with 4-8 items that were hand picked by Brick specialists who scour the world… Continue Reading

15 Minute No Sew Tote Bag – Made From a Tank Top!

15 Minute No Sew Tote Bag – Made From a Tank Top!

Learn here how to make a no sew tote bag from a tank top!  It takes 15 minutes – really!!  This is an easy and frugal craft project this is practical and fun!  You could even have the kids work with you on this one!  In fact, my almost 7 year old wants to pick out… Continue Reading

Easy Handmade Journals For Kids

Easy Handmade Journals For Kids

    I think because it’s Spring Break here this week, that I’m collecting all of my frugal kids activities to keep them busy.  Today I’m going to share a kids activity that shows you how to make Easy Handmade Journals for Kids!  Have some family bonding while crafting, and making journals that can also record precious… Continue Reading

Toddler Activities:  Sensory Bag Using Glitter Glue and Body Wash (NOT Messy!!)

Toddler Activities: Sensory Bag Using Glitter Glue and Body Wash (NOT Messy!!)

  There was a great coupon not too long ago that got us FREE Suave body wash from Wegmans.  I purchased some extra coupons so that I had like 10 free bottles of body wash.  I use most of it as refills for hand soap.  Some I donate.  The rest I use on projects like… Continue Reading

15+ Fun Indoor Activities for Kids That are Screen Free and Frugal!

15+ Fun Indoor Activities for Kids That are Screen Free and Frugal!

  15+ Fun Indoor Activities for Kids That are Screen Free and Frugal! Winter finally is here in upstate NY!  We just ended our Christmas break – and even though our kiddos had new toys to play with, I was still scrounging to find some fun and cheap activities to occupy the kids with our… Continue Reading

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