Valentine’s Day Gifts
Valentine’s Day was one of my top favorite holidays growing up until high school when giving out those cheesy valentines were not cool anymore. haha. One of my favorite things we did at elementary school was decorating the mailbox or box all cutesy in preparation for passing out Valentine’s to classmates on Valentine’s Day. But my most favorite thing about Valentine’s Day was coming home after school, all hyped up from my class Valentine’s party, seeing gifts from my parents. It was a simple gift bag filled with fun, red and pink colored treats and one simple gift. My dad would give me a chocolate rose. And of course a love note. I want to continue this tradition with m
y kids. Now I have a daughter and I came up with these ideas to give to your toddlers for Valentine’s Day.
What to Give to Your Toddlers
When you’re giving out Valentine’s to your kids’ classmates. It’s usually one card per person. Right? On the other hand, when you’re giving Valentine’s gifts to your family, it’s more personable and extra money. But it’s not Christmas when you spend hundreds, maybe even thousands of dollars on your family. Here’s a thumb rule I use for giving gifts to each person in my family.
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1. Their Favorite Treats
For my 19 months old daughter, I got her food pouch, fishy crackers, and chocolate! Yes, chocolate. She loves it.
2. One Gift They Want
I keep this one gift under $20 dollars. We just got back from Disneyland and we regret not getting her the Mickey Mouse bubble maker. She looooves bubbles. SO we got her this one from Amazon Little Kids Fubbles Bubble Machine Novelty, Pink. It has great ratings and blows lots of bubbles without any work on my part. Score! Plus, it’s $10 or less if it’s on sale. I also got her fun heart silly straws from Party City so she will drink smoothies with it.
3. A Book
You can’t go wrong with a book. It makes your toddler excited for reading books. Do Valentine’s themed book. I got this fun, entertaining book, Snuggle Puppy (Boynton on Board). My toddlers love all books by this author, Sandra Boynton
4. Love Note
Even if your kids can’t read, write them a note! Tell them that you love them and WHY. Keep the note in scrapbook or memory sake box or whatever you do for your memories.
What gifts have you given to your kids that they just loved? I’d love to hear your ideas!!
All activities here are activities I feel are safe for my own children. As your child’s parents/guardians, you will need to decide what you feel is safe for your family. I always encourage contacting your child’s pediatrician for guidance if you are not sure about the safety/age appropriateness of an activity. All activities on this blog are intended to be performed with adult supervision. Appropriate and reasonable caution should be used when activities call for the use of materials that could potentially be harmful, such as scissors, or items that could present a choking risk (small items), or a drowning risk (water activities), and with introducing a new food/ingredient to a child (allergies). Observe caution and safety at all times. The author and blog disclaim liability for any damage, mishap, or injury that may occur from engaging in any of these activities on this blog.