With Valentine’s Day only a few weeks away, you might need some gift ideas as to what to give the little one in your life. Below is a list that will help you get started! The list features a variety of great gifts this season from winter accessories to sweet treats to books to stuffed animals, there is something for everyone. Happy shopping and Happy Valentine’s Day!
Western Chief Kids
Founded in 1891, Western Chief’s deep heritage is in boot making for outdoor conditions such as rain. They create whimsical and colorful rain gear that kids’ will love. If you’re looking for a cute gift this Valentine’s Day for the little one in your life, why not give them an adorable new umbrella. Not only is it a useful gift, but little kids love to carry their very own umbrella sized just for them. I know both of my kids love to carry their own umbrella. Little girls will love the Ladybug ($16.95) umbrella and it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day since it’s red and black. Little boys will love the navy Thomas & Friends umbrella ($18.95), which has a picture of Thomas on it and a cute red handle. Other styles include Batman, Spiderman, Hello Kitty and more. Both the Ladybug and Thomas the Tank umbrellas are available for purchase at www.nordstrom.com.
The Children’s Place
The Children’s Place is your one-stop for everything you need for boys, girls and baby. Whenever I need a holiday themed item, The Children’s Place is my go-to store for everything holiday. The prices are great and selection is plentiful. For Valentine’s Day they have something for everyone including baby to toddler to big kid. For babies there are adorable onesies with cute sayings, pajamas, pretty dresses in pink and red. Toddler girls will love the trendy leggings in pink, red, polka dots and hearts and heart tops. Big girls have lots to choose from including graphic tees and lots of great accessories such as this faux-leather Heart Flower Heart Bag ($10.47) with rhinestone flower on front, which is perfect for her to store all her belongings. The bag will go perfectly with this Long Sleeve Faux Fur Heart Pullover ($12.48). For toddler and big, The Children’s Place has a nice selection of graphic tees such as this Short Sleeve ‘Ladies Man’ Skull Graphic Tee ($6) and ‘Mommy’s Little Heartbreaker’ Graphic Tee ($5). All items are available online at www.childrensplace.com or at their retail locations nationwide.
New holiday books are always, in my opinion, a nice non-candy gift to give kids. My children love holiday themed books. There are some great new ones this Valentine’s Day, which include I Love You Already!, ($17.99) written by Jory John and illustrated by Benji Davies; Worm Loves Worm ($17.99) written by J.J. Austrian and illustrated by Mike Curato; The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart ($16.99) written by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton and illustrated by Christine Davenier.
In Worm Loves Worm, when a worm meets a special worm and they fall in love. You know what happens next? They get married! But their friends want to know—who will wear the dress? And who will wear the tux? The answer is simple it doesn’t matter- because worm loves worm. This charming and original book celebrates love and marriage for all. In I Love You Already!, Bear can’t wait to spend a pleasant day by himself. His persistent next-door neighbor, Duck, wants to take a morning stroll . . . with Bear. He just wants Bear to like him already. In the heart warming tale The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart, it’s Valentines Day, Gerry’s favorite day of the year. It’s time for Gerry to get out her sparkliest markers and her most glittery glitter to make special homemade cards for everyone in her class. When there is a mix and her cards are accidentally left at home Gerry is crushed, but she finds a way to celebrate the sparkle in each of her classmates.
Launched in 2015, Petite-Plume offers luxurious, super soft and chemical-free sleepwear for children. All of their sleepwear is really classic and sophisticated as you can see in all three of the collections they offer including Savannah, Nantucket and Holiday. The Nantucket collection has a nautical theme to it since all the pieces are navy and white. Pajama sets for boys are available in gingham, striped or plain navy. The Savannah collection includes gingham print boys pajama sets in pastel pink and pastel blue, plain classic light grey and a light pink. Both collections offer nightgowns for girls in a long sleeve or sleeveless option. The Holiday collection has a gorgeous Classic Red Pajamas with White Piping for boys, which makes a wonderful Valentine’s Day present. There is a red nightgown as well for the girls. When you order sleepwear from Petite-Plume, it arrives in a gorgeous blue and white box, which delivers the “wow” factor. Prices range from $48-$58 and all items are available for purchase on www.petite-plume.com.
The Choosy Chick
The Choosy Chick is an online boutique and educational source dedicated to selecting the finest non-toxic health and beauty products families deserve. They are a one-stop-shop for safe and effective beauty products and to educate consumers about the harmful ingredients in many personal care products saturating the marketplace today. This is especially a concern for babies and children, as their body systems are not yet fully developed and are at greater risk of the effects of toxins. For Valentine’s Day, girls will love to receive the Chicks Rule! Bag for Girls. The bag includes hot products such as Farm to Girl Natural Sea Sponge, Waxelene Flip Tube (.75 oz.), Biggs and Featherbelle – Little Bigg Bar- Lavender Chamomile Soap (3.5 oz) or another scent based on stock, Suncoat Girl Water Based Nail Polish (.30oz) (Color will vary depending on stock), Splurge Lip Buttah Lip Balm or Rooted Beauty Lip Balm, Indie Girl Hair Ties – pack of 3 (Colors may vary from picture shown), Buttercup and Jake Cocoa Calendula Soothing Skin Cream (.5 oz trial size), and a variety of in stock samples. The bag itself is made of natural jute box and can be reused as a small purse or snack bag. The Chicks Rule! Bag for Girls retails for $45 and is available for purchase at www.thechoosychick.com.
Dress up your child’s hot cocoa with one of Madyson’s Marshmallows hand-made gourmet heart marshmallows. These heart marshmallows are made using natural ingredients, made without preservatives and are gluten free. They are absolutely delicious and the kids will love to see a big heart marshmallow in their hot chocolate. A bag of eight Heart Marshmallow Melts retails for $5.99. In addition to heart shaped, they also have snowflake, star and mini melts as well as other marshmallow goodies such as marshmallow donuts and marshmallow pops. All products are available for purchase at www.madysonsmarshmallows.com.
Cheryl’s Mini Mailbox Sets
Since 1981 Cheryl’s has delighted dessert lovers everywhere with fresh-baked, individually wrapped, brownies, cookies and cakes delivered in exclusively designed packages-perfect for every special occasion. For Valentine’s Day they have a ton of sweet gifts such as petit fours, macarons and heart shaped cookies that come in adorable Valentine’s Day themed tins, boxes, pails or baskets. For the kids the Mini Mailbox Sets are so cute. The mini mailboxes are filled with a special Valentine assortment including buttercream-frosted heart shaped cutout cookies, snack size chocolate chip cookies and fudge brownies and foil wrapped chocolate hearts. There are 10 pieces per box. The Mini Mailbox Sets make the perfect sweet little gift for kids. You can order a two set for $24.99 or a four set for $39.99 at www.cheryls.com.
Seedling was founded in New Zealand in 2007 and began with just a few activity kits that sparked hours and hours of imaginative play. After merging with Soleil Moon Fry and Kara Nortman’s party supply company P.S. XO, they have expanded to over 350 products and have gained an international following of parents, teachers and, of course, kids. Seedling has some pretty amazing activity kits including but not limited to The Fashion Designer’s Kit, Design Your Own Superhero Cape, My Mini Masterpiece and so many more. These will come in handy on a day where kids have to stay inside and need a project to keep them busy. For Valentine’s Day, Seedling has this charming little set for girls to make their own heart jewlery called Love Hearts Beading Set. The set comes with colorful wooden beads (including heart-shaped), satin ribbon and string. The set retails for $13.99 and is available for purchase at www.seedling.com.
If you’re looking for healthy Valentine’s Day snacks for babies and kids check out all the yummy treats from Plum Organics, the leading organic baby food and toddler snack brand in the nation. They have a lot of tasty goodies that either come in a red or pink color or made with a red fruit, which is perfect for Valentine’s Day such as the Jammy Sammy individually wrapped snack size sandwich bars in strawberry jam/peanut butter for kids, Hello Morning Stage 1 baby food pouch in Cherries & Oats, and one of my favorites (yes even adults like these) the Super Puffs in Strawberry & Beet. Super Puffs are the best first snack for baby since they dissolve easily and sized for little fingers to encourage self-feeding. All products can be purchased at www.shop.plumorganics.com.
No matter what holiday it is, it’s never complete without giving and/or receiving a stuffed animal. Aurora World is one of the leading companies for high-end, soft, and huggable toy designs in the global gift industry. They are best known for its variety of product designs that appeal to all age groups from infants and up. For Valentine’s Day kids will fall in love with all their brand new cute designs for 2016 such as Kiss Me Frog, a lovable plump frog with googly eyes that is holding a shimmery red heart that has various sayings written on it such as “Kiss Me” and “Pucker Up.” Sizes range 11-16 inches and prices range from $13-$26. The Lopsie Wopsie Phant is a soft, cuddly, elephant with big ears lined with pretty pink hearts on the inside to shower that special someone with love. Sizes range 10-20 inches and prices range between $14-$48. Both styles are available at www.shop.auroragift.com.
Play-Doh Town Ice Cream Truck Playset
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be just about eating sweet treats; you can also have the kids keep busy making fun non-edible treats using Play-Doh. Their new Town Ice Cream Truck Playset will keep kids busy for hours making yummy treat. Kids can press out pretend soft-serve from the ice cream cone, or use the book mold to shape up giant popsicles that fit right in the ice cream maker’s hands. Kids can even get the ice cream figure ready for deliveries by creating stylish bowties, and even some money using the feet stamper. When it’s delivery time, place the figure in the truck for a ride around town. The set comes with three jars of Play-Doh and it retails for $14.99 at www.hasbrotoyshop.com.