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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 (from grandparents) 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 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!

3.  Educational Insights Sculptapalooza:  Ready, Set, Sculpt! Arts & crafts meet game night in this fast-paced, hands-on party game! Two teams take turns drawing cards and using squishy, squashy Playfoam® to sculpt what they see. But hold on tight! You might have to sculpt with your eyes closed, use your sculpture as a charades prop, or tag team with another player. Guess what your team sculpted before time runs out to score a point. The first team to earn 20 points wins the game!


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.

10.  Follow this step-by-step tutorial and learn how to fold your dollar bills into hearts!  Then add these dollar bill origami hearts to your valentine’s cards!

chooze shoes

11.  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

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

30 non candy valentines

13.   30 non-candy printable valentines OVER HERE! – 30 more fun ideas with printables for your kids, or for class valentine’s ideas!

noncandy valentines gifts for kids


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