Valentine’s gifts for kids 2024 - 28 adorable ideas for all ages

Valentine's gifts for kids are a great way to share the love - but if you need some inspiration, we've got you covered with our pick of ideas including books, pyjamas, cuddly toys and more

Collage of the best Valentine's Day gifts for kids, including LEGO heart, pyjamas, cuddly toys and Love Heart biscuits
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The best Valentine’s gifts for kids are sweet and simple; thoughtful little trinkets and treasures that remind them just how much you love them.

In the run up to 14 February, you'll probably be sharing details of Valentine’s Day origins with your kids, browsing the best Valentine's gifts for him and dropping some subtle hints about your own ideas. (If not, try our best edit of Valentine's gifts for her for some inspo, or take a look at our review of the best flower delivery services).

While Valentine's Day gifts for kids might not be commonplace in your family, it's a good opportunity for them to learn some valuable life skills. GoodtoKnow's Family Editor, Stephanie Lowe, says: “Romance doesn’t have the monopoly on Valentine’s Day. Sharing love with your kids is just as important, and by involving them you’re modelling how to pay attention to the people you love in your life while also making them feel loved too.” 

If you're still trying to recover from the expense of Christmas, the good news is that including your kids in Valentine's Day needn't be hugely expensive. Small token gifts like a chocolate lolly are completely acceptable. If you need some ideas, take a look at our carefully edited list of the best Valentine's gifts for kids. We’ve included dozens of options for boys and girls, and an array of gifts to help the younger generation keep this nod to love alive for years to come. From toys and baking kits to baby buys and games, you'll find something ideal to remind your little one just how much you love them.

Valentine's gifts for kids aged 0-3

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A plush, cuddly toy version of Large Nutbrown Hare from the Guess How Much I Love You books

1. Guess How Much I Love You Nutbrown Hare

If you don't already have the gorgeous Nutbrown Hare in your child's cuddly toy collection, Valentine's Day is the perfect time to snap him up - and this one is a bargain right now. Guess How Much I Love You is classic children's story written by Sam McBratney that follows the charming story of two hares, Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare. It has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide has been translated into 57 languages. The phrase at the heart of the story - 'I love you to the moon and back' is the perfect sentiment for a Valentine's gift for your own little one.

Heart patterned sleepsuit from Next

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2. Red Hearts Baby Sleepsuit

If your little one is too young to have any idea what Valentine's Day is all about, let them literally wear their heart on their sleeves with this adorable baby sleepsuit with red heart print. Crafted from 100 percent cotton for softness and comfort, your little one will feel like they are wrapped in a hug.

The Peekaboo I Love You personalised book from Wonderbly

3. Peekaboo - I Love You Book

Wonderbly does a huge range of wonderful personalised books for children; the kind of books that kids will want to keep and treasure forever. This Peekaboo book made our list of the best Valentine's gifts for kids because it's the perfect way to enjoy some extra loved-up cuddles with your little pickle. You can add your child's name, which will appear on the front cover and throughout the sweet story. Also, you get to choose a hand-drawn character to represent your little one and you can write a dedication which will be printed on the first page, and even chose from four cover designs and colours.

A baby's bare feet lying on a muslin swaddle printed with the word 'love'

A baby's bare feet lying on a muslin swaddle printed with the word 'love'

4. 'Love' Organic Muslin Shawl

We love the gender-neutral design of these soft organic cotton muslin squares featuring a stylish 'love' print. Designed in collaboration with the artist In No Particular Order, this would make a lovely gift for a February baby. The blanket measures 120 x 120cm so it's big enough to swaddle a newborn but you can also use it as a lightweight nursing cover or as a burp cloth during winding. There's also an adorable matching baby gift set (£29.90) and From Babies With Love donates 100 percent of all profits to orphaned and abandoned babies around the world.

myHummy mini in mint

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5. My Hummy Mini

Parents rave about these cute and cuddly sleep aids - a My Hummy is one of the best gadgets you can buy to help your baby wind down and drift off to sleep or nod off again after night waking. My Hummy sleep aids play a range of 'white noise' sounds, which babies find familiar because they mimic the sounds they heard during nine months in the womb. The brand is the brainchild of a new mum who found herself blasting a hairdryer at 3am to help her baby fall asleep. Treat your little one - and yourselves - to the gift all new parents want most one Valentine's Day and all year round - more sleep!

Baby Touch I love You book

6. Baby Touch: I Love You Book

This cute little board book is definitely one of the best Valentine's gifts for little ones. Say 'I love you' to all the different animals and objects as you snuggle up with your baby. This bright and sturdy board book has heart-shaped holes to peep through and is full of textured patches to touch, feel and explore. The perfect playbook to encourage babies as they grow and develop.

Red baby shoes with love hearts and bows

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7. Red Heart Baby Shoes

Tiny baby shoes are just about the cutest thing - matched only by tiny baby shoes with hearts on. These soft leather baby shoes from Etsy are a little cheaper than the ones you can get from bigger retailers and the reviews are fabulous.

'This is my second pair of moccasins from this shop and they did not disappoint,' wrote one recent customer. 'The quality is fantastic and they hold up well on my rough 3.5 year old. Granted, we don't wear them daily, just for special occasions and as slippers around the house occasionally. They're easy to put on independently. The seller was great about helping me find the best sole for us and they met our needs. I am keeping this shop in my favourites. Thank you!' Praise indeed.

The Fun Sounds Love Monster plush toy from the book and TV series The Love Monster

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8. Fun Sounds Love Monster

Little ones who adore the Love Monster books or the series on CBeebies will go wild for this cute plush version of everyone's favourite huggable hero. Squeeze his hand to hear Love Monster giggle, makes funny noises, and repeat phrases from the show. Suitable from six months to three years.

The 'Love Heart' print muslin from Etta Loves

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9. ‘Love Heart’ Muslin from Etta Loves

For a gift that has real heart, the just-launched ‘Love Heart’ muslin from Etta Loves has been designed by children who started their lives in Neonatal Intensive Care and are now four to five-years-old. The designs are specifically tailored to what babies can see, and can help with future visual and cognitive development. As well as getting a beautiful, multifunctional, organic cotton muslin, you’ll also be making a £1 donation to BLISS - a charity dedicated to supporting premature and poorly babies and their families - for each ‘Love Heart’ muslin purchased.

Best Valentine's gifts for kids aged 3-11

Squishmallow Mystery Hearts soft toy exclusive to The Entertainer

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10. Squishmallow Mystery Hearts Soft Toy

Ultra-soft and huggable, there's a good reason Squishmallows are so popular right now. But if you're looking for something for your little one for Valentine's Day, then check out these Mystery Hearts Squishmallows that are exclusive to The Entertainer. Each soft toy has an embroidered heart on its chest and comes in a mystery capsule so it's a surprise which one you'll get, but you can guarantee it will be super squishable.

Valentine's Day Colouring Book from Amazon

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11. Valentine's Day Colouring Book

If you're little one loves to get creative, then this Valentine's Day themed colouring book is a way for them to channel that energy and practice their fine motor skills. Plus, it's an inexpensive option if you are looking to keep costs under control or are just looking for a token gift to celebrate the day.

Heart-shaped Pop It Bag from Amazon

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12. Heart-shaped Pop It Bag

Fidget toy? Check. Handy shoulder bag? Check. Valentine's Day friendly? Check. This colourful bag has a cute heart-shaped design and will keep little fingers (and minds) occupied when you need.

Valentines Day Slime Hearts

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13. Valentines Day Slime Hearts

Take goop and make it Valentine's Day-friendly with these heart-shaped tubs of slime. It can help boost your child's fine motor skills, stimulate their senses and encourage independent play, as well as promoting calmness. This slime comes in a pack of 12, with various colours to enjoy.

Heart-shaped wooden painting stones from Baker Ross

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14. Heart Wooden Painting Stones

Little crafters will love these wooden heart-shaped 'stones' - definitely one of the best Valentine's Day gifts for kids if you're looking for a little trinket to help occupy busy fingers. They are excellent value for money for a thoughtful but practical, crafty gift. You can paint them with Deco pens or acrylic paint and personalise them by writing little messages on or adding friends' or family members' names. You could also add glitter and stick gems or googly eyes on - and then give one to someone you love.

A selection of children's wall art

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15. Children's Wall Art

This cute and colourful collection of wall art consists of four different prints featuring love, play, sunshine, and rainbow themes. You can buy each individual print or collect them all, and you can select the size of the prints when you order - the options range from 5x7 inches all the way up to 30 x 40cm.

A kids' personalised Valentine's gift box from Etsy

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16. Personalised Valentine's Gift Box

If you don't want to spend a lot or go to lots of trouble on Valentine's gifts for kids, pop a few inexpensive love-themed treats in a personalised gift box. These ones are brilliant for money and the perfect size for some sweets, stationery and stickers to make a memorable but affordable V-Day treat. Each box comes with a matching satin bow. The reviews are glowing, too: 'I have purchased three of these for my husband and children for Valentines day and they are so sweet! Perfect personalised box to fill with sweets and chocolates and a card. Just as pictured and the quality is really great! Thank you.'

A pack of two heart-print pyjamas for kids from Vertbaudet

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17. Hearts Pyjamas

Pyjamas are hands-down one of the best Valentine's gifts for kids you can buy. They're practical and an item you'll be spending money on anyway - so by going for a heart print you can totally pass off these wardrobe essentials as a little love-gift. In this set you get two pairs of 100 percent cotton long-sleeved pyjamas for girls. One top has a heart print on the front and the other has an all-over print and ruffles on the sleeves, while one pair of pyjama bottoms is plain and the other has an all-over print too. 

Heart-shaped porcelain mugs for decorating

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18. Heart Porcelain Mugs

Be quick if you like the idea of these porcelain paintable mugs for a kids' Valentine's gift as they're selling fast. Measuring 9cm tall, they're the perfect size for little hands and ready for budding artists to adorn with some creative expression. You can use glass pens and paints (not included) to decorate them and then apply Satin Varnish to seal the design and reduce the chances of it fading when you wash the mug.

Heart shaped cookie cutters from Lakeland

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19. Heart-shaped Cookie Cutter Set

Baking is the perfect activity to enjoy with the kids ahead of Valentine's Day, so surprise them with this heart-shaped cookie cutter set to bake, you guessed it, heart-shaped biscuits. You'll get five different sized cookie cutters which will not only allow you to create different sized biscuits, but you can also use the different sizes to create some cool designs with any decorations (provided your little helper doesn't eat them first!).

Decorate-Your-Own Wooden Heart Box Craft Kit from Melissa & Doug

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20. Melissa & Doug Decorate-Your-Own Wooden Heart Box Craft Kit

Arts-and-crafts activities are loads of fun but they sometimes create lots of waste. Not with this heart box craft kit - it comes with the heart-shaped wooden box included plus all the glue, glitter glue and gems you'll need to decorate it, along with four pots of paint and a brush. And when it's time to tidy up, your youngster will have a special place to store their special treasures.

Sylvanian Families Cute Couple Set featuring a male and female bunny character

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21. Sylvanian Families Town - Cute Couple Set

Fans of Sylvanian Families - the cute collection of toy animal figures with articulated arms and legs, and enviable houses and accessories - will love this pair of love bunnies. The figures are hand-painted with handmade dresses and they can hold the bouquet - or each other's paw!

A Creative Tonies figure

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22. Creative Tonies Sweetheart

Toniebox is a brilliant screen-free audio device for kids that plays a variety of songs and stories via Tonies - cute little hand-painted character figures that you pop on top. The Toniebox comes with a charging station but it can also be battery-operated and has a headphone jack so youngsters can take it with them on their travels. Creative-Tonies take the storytelling magic one step further - you can upload up to 90 minutes of your own audio via your computer, tablet or smartphone. So you could record yourself reading your child's favourite story or even ask a grandparent or family member to record a Valentine's message for your child.

Best Valentine's gifts for kids - tweens and teens

Pink Fuzzy Heart-shaped bag from New Look

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23. Pale Pink Faux Fur Heart Cross Body Bag 

Some kids are way too cool for hearts and flowery stuff from their parents on Valentine's Day. So go for style instead. This pink faux-fur cross-body bag is a go-to for most fashion-loving teens, with gold-tone zips this is a great Valentine’s Day gift for kids. 

A neon pink light spelling out the word love

24. Love Pink Neon Light

Neon lights are still all the rage for youngsters so your teen or tween will be delighted with this bang-on-trend Valentine's Day treat. It's battery/USB powered and comes with four reusable hooks so you can easily hang it on the wall without having to hunt down a drill.

Funko Pop Valentine's Day Darth Vader

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25. Funko POP Star Wars: Valentines Darth Vader

Put a smile on the face of a young Jedi with this adorable Valentine's edition Funko Pop Darth Vader figure. It's a very cute keepsake gift for any Star Wars fan and will look especially fab in a bedroom with a pink or red colour scheme. The only problem is they'll want to collect all the other characters in the range.

Shortbread biscuits in a keepsake Love Hearts tin

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26. Swizzels Love Hearts Tin Shortbread Biscuits

When it comes to the ultimate Valentine's gifts for kids, we thought you couldn't beat a multipack of Love Hearts sweets. But then we found this - a stash of delicious pure butter round shortbread biscuits presented in a keepsake tin. Each biscuit is embossed with a classic Love Hearts message like 'Hug Me', 'Love', 'For You' and 'Be Mine'. Yum!

Lego heart

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27. LEGO Heart ornament

A great way to remind your kid you love them - and that you also love it when they’re quietly engaged in an activity. This should keep their attention for at least half an hour. Mum-of-twins, Dionne, bought two and they worked wonders: “The girls were so focused on creating their own Lego creations (they’re eight-years old) that I got a whole hot coffee and a Wordle done in peace.” 

Valetine's gifts for kids illustrated by chocolate game controller

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28. Chocolate game controller

Suitable for vegetarians and with next-day delivery, this milk chocolate game controller is a great Valentine’s Day kids' gift for any little gamer in your life. Dionne tells us: “I bought this for my son last year but be warned it is small - about the size of a small Dairy Milk bar. But he loved it.”

Do parents give kids Valentines gifts?

It's not traditional for parents to give kids Valentine's gifts in the UK, unlike in the USA where many children receive Valentine’s Day gift from their parents on 14 February, containing an assortment of gifts. However, it's increasingly common for Brits to include children in family Valentine's Day celebrations, giving children cards and small, inexpensive gifts to remind them how much they are loved.

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Heidi Scrimgeour
Deputy Editor

As a parenting specialist for more than 15 years, Heidi has written for most national newspapers and for a wide range of consumer magazines, including Mother & Baby where she was the Shopping Editor for six years, looking after regular consumer features including buying guides and gift roundups.

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