20+ Valentine’s Day Gifts For Kids



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Many kids in the country won’t be at school to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make it special. Spend the day together, plan a special meal and cozy up for family movie night. Add a cute gift or two (plus chocolate—always chocolate) and your kids might not even miss the paper bag full of Valentines from their classmates.

ParentsCanada recognizes the tough times for many families in the country, so we’ve chosen a range of items from both small businesses and larger retailers, in a range of prices. We hope you’ll find something they’ll love (plus it’s from you! And that’s always a great start).

Bubble Silicone And Wood Teether in pinks and natural wood
lego set with colourful pieces on white boxes
book called I love you! Around the world
plush mermaid doll on a necklace chain
bath bomb supplies on colourful squiggly paper
pair of Vans high top sneakers with turquoise panel and llama motif

For your Potter-loving Muggle: Harry Potter Herbology Class LEGO set

Why we love it: Your little Harry, Ron or Hermione will be thrilled to build Professor Sprout’s classroom, which comes complete with Cedric Diggory and Neville Longbottom mini-figs. This is 232 pieces worth of fun for any Potterhead. $39.86, walmart.ca

For the Super Mario aficionado: Super Mario 3D World with Bowser’s Fury

Why we love it: This Switch game is a reissue of a 2013 favourite, with the addition of bonus game Bowser’s Fury. We love that this pick is four-player, so more family members can get in on the action at once. We’re also digging the “bubble” feature (which allows a player to activate an invincible force shield) so younger players can keep up with Nintendo pros. For Mario fans, this is a nice nostalgic hit with a side of new. Available for pre-sale, $79.96, amazon.ca

For your budding creative genius: Play-Doh Colour Burst bright pack

Why we love it: If you’ve got a kid who insists on mixing colours of play-doh, paint, tye-dye…this is the gift they need. These pots of the classic Play-doh we know and love have speckles of other colours mixed it. Rolling and squishing the dough mixes the colours together for a cool marbling effect. $7.99, indigo.ca

For your little dress-up fan: Great Pretenders Unicorn sticker earrings

Why we love it: Little kids love the look of sparkly, fun earrings but parents are often hesitant to get their kiddo’s ears pierced. This set of 30 cute stick-on earrings gives dress up-loving tots the best of both worlds without the worry of pain for Mom and Dad. $3.49, well.ca

For your teeniest Valentine: LouLou Lollipop bubble silicone and wood teether

Why we love it: Teething, but make it cute. OK, maybe not quite, but this beechwood and silicone teether can help soothe babe's tender gums. When not being gnawed on, the handmade, food-grade rings doubles as a rattle because multitasking is always something to love. $18, louloulollipop.ca 

For the plushy lover: Dragon Squishmallows

Why we love it: Soft, squishy and cute...what’s not to love? These adorable little 5-inch Squishmallow dragons come in blue and mint-green and make the perfect companion for your little one to snuggle up to this Valentine’s Day. $7.99, indigo.ca

For (organized!) creative play: BYGGLEK

Why we love it: We love a collab, and when Ikea meets LEGO, well, it's a guaranteed success. Aspiring architects can find new inspiration with this 201-piece set. Colourful pieces (including minifigs with an iconic Ikea hot dog) live in the streamlined white box that keeps things in one place and also doubles as a building platform. No more stepped-on LEGO pieces? We can dream. $25, ikea.com

For an inspirational storytime: The Questioneers Collection book set

Why we love it: Iggy Peck, Rosie Revere and Ada Twist will level up bedtime stories, trust us. The writing is a delight – rhyming cadence you’ll love to read – and the message that kids can be and do anything? Love, love, love. This box set includes the first three Questioneer books, but you can buy one at a time, too. (There is a fourth one—Sofia Valdez, Future Prez—to add to your library as well!) $63.88, indigo.ca

For their first Valentine's Day: I Am Loved onesie

Why we love it: This adorable onesie lets your little one—and all your Instagram followers—know exactly how loved they are. Handprinted on all-natural, ethically-made organic material, it’s available in short sleeve and long sleeve, as well as in toddler sizes. $26.73, etsy.ca

For your aspiring Jedi: Mandalorian Trouble on Tatooine LEGO collection

Why we love it: Star Wars and Lego? Need we say more? This 277-piece set comes with The Mandalorian and Tusken Raider mini-figs, a Lego figurine of Baby Yoda, a suite of weapons and more. It’s great for solo building and a session with a playmate. $39.97, walmart.ca

For your future globe-trotter: I Love You! Around the World book

Why we love it: Love and language make a connection in this cute illustrated book that teaches kids and adults alike how to say 'I love you' in various countries. Te quiro mucho! That's Spanish! $15, iheartscout.com

For a little sweetness: Hersey’s Kisses caramel-filled milk chocolates

Why we love it: Because Valentine’s Day-themed Hershey’s Kisses make February 14 that much lovelier. And if your kids don't get chocolate on chocolate's favourite holiday, you might have a full on rebellion on your hands. $3.98, walmart.ca

For your mermaid believer: Miri Miri Sophia doll necklace

Why we love it: Cute, yes? This teeny-doll is plush with a gold satin tail and embroidered details. A gold beaded chain keeps her safe around your neck. How lucky we are to live in the same world as these magical necklaces? Same for mermaids. $31, thebeauandbauble.com

For DIY Valentine's fun: Bath bomb kit

Why we love it: When your love language is splashing and crafting, there's only one thing to do: get a gift that caters to both. These fun bath bomb kits are made by a Canadian seller on Etsy and have a slew of fun colours and scents. $42, fuzzyfantastics.etsy.com

For the kid who lives for bath bombs: Heart Beat bath bomb

Why we love it: It smells sweet, is made with cocoa butter and fizzes like crazy…but your kid only cares about the fact that it’s neon pink with gold hearts and turns the bathwater magenta. Pair with chocolate to up the Valentine ante (and maaaybe even let them eat it in the tub). $8.45, lush.ca

For the coolest kid you know: Llama SK8-Hi zip shoes

Why we love them: There's a lot to love about llamas. Cute. Fluffy. Truly the mammal with it all. Adorning these iconic high-top Vans doesn't hurt their case, either. The lace-up kicks have a back-heel zip for easy access. $65, vans.ca

For fans of The Day The Crayons Quit!: Love From The Crayons book

Why we love it: The Crayons are back! And instead of quitting, they’re celebrating L-O-V-E. Little fans of The Crayons series can expect more bright colours from illustrator Oliver Jeffers, and a story on the subtle shades of love. After all, it’s okay to love (and colour) outside the lines. $13.99, indigo.ca

For little snugglebugs: Jellycat Blossom Bunny “Jasmine” stuffy

Why we love it: The softest bunny with floral feet and ears will be a Valentine’s hit with little ones. They’re so soft, we’re betting you’ll find your kiddo and their new friend snuggled up together in the funniest places. Not into bunnies, or saving a rabbit for Easter? There are so many other Jellycat options—from an avocado to an octopus. $28.50, indigo.ca

For your tiny culture vulture: Rainbow High Kia Hart fashion doll

Why we love it: For kids who are fans of unboxing (LOL Dolls, Blume Dolls, Polly Pocket) Rainbow High will be right up their alley. This limited edition Kia Hart doll is dressed head-to-toe in hearts, and comes with two outfits, brushable and washable multicoloured hair and more. $59.97, walmart.ca

For a fun crafternoon: Melissa & Doug stained glass activity kit

Why we love it: It has been a long winter already and keeping kids busy (and away from screens) is a challenge for even the craftiest parent. This colourful stained glass kit is easy to make perfect for kids aged five and up. Best of all, we love that it’s a reminder that spring is coming! $17.99, amazon.ca
For your Potter-loving Muggle: Harry Potter Herbology Class LEGO set
For the Super Mario aficionado: Super Mario 3D World with Bowser’s Fury
For your budding creative genius: Play-Doh Colour Burst bright pack
For your little dress-up fan: Great Pretenders Unicorn sticker earrings
For your teeniest Valentine: LouLou Lollipop bubble silicone and wood teether
For the plushy lover: Dragon Squishmallows
For (organized!) creative play: BYGGLEK
For an inspirational storytime: The Questioneers Collection book set
For their first Valentine's Day: I Am Loved onesie
For your aspiring Jedi: Mandalorian Trouble on Tatooine LEGO collection
For your future globe-trotter: I Love You! Around the World book
For a little sweetness: Hersey’s Kisses caramel-filled milk chocolates
For your mermaid believer: Miri Miri Sophia doll necklace
For DIY Valentine's fun: Bath bomb kit
For the kid who lives for bath bombs: Heart Beat bath bomb
For the coolest kid you know: Llama SK8-Hi zip shoes
For fans of The Day The Crayons Quit!: Love From The Crayons book
For little snugglebugs: Jellycat Blossom Bunny “Jasmine” stuffy
For your tiny culture vulture: Rainbow High Kia Hart fashion doll
For a fun crafternoon: Melissa & Doug stained glass activity kit

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