These DIY Valentine’s Gift for Kids Ideas can be given as a fun 14-days of Valentine’s for kids (give one each day starting February 1) OR choose one of your favorites to give them on Valentine’s Day. I’ve tried to make it extra simple by creating free printable tags to go with each idea. I’ve also added links so you can grab the DIY Gift Ideas inexpensively from Amazon.
How can I make Valentine’s Day Special?
Growing up, my mom and dad always did something small and simple for us for Valentine’s Day and I always looked forward to it. A few years ago I decided I wanted to do a fun 14-days of Valentine’s Gifts for my kids. I bought everything ahead of time, and each night I would put out the next day’s gift on the kitchen counter. Every morning in February leading up to Valentine’s Day my kids woke up so excited to see their fun DIY Valentine’s surprise. I love making gift-giving super simple and FUN for you so I’ve created 14 free printables to go with these gift ideas. You’ll be able to find several of these gifts at dollar stores, but I found quite a few options that will be cheaper on Amazon (especially if you have more than one kid). If you have a mom friend who wants to do this as well you can get things even cheaper by buying in bulk. These could also be used as Valentine’s handouts for friends/classmates.
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I made the printables so you can upload them as jpgs to a photo printing place and print them as 4″ x 6″ pictures (two tags to a photo).
Without further ado…here are the ideas (with a few different gift ideas to choose from for each tag).
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What can I make for Valentine’s Day Gifts?
Food-Centered DIY Valentine Gift ideas
Food is always a good way to go with kids, tweens and teens…but I only did a few that involve food or candy.
“Valentine, We Cereal-sly Love You” tag
Having your VERY own special cereal (whether it is a tiny box or a big one) is super exciting for kids! Kids will love this! I found this little cereal bowl for $1 at the grocery store. You could also get a fun cereal bowl with a straw instead!
“If I Had To Pick I Would Always CHEWS you, Valentine” tag
The inspiration behind this tag was a super sweet thing I read the other day. A lady was talking about how her mom always told her, “If all the children in the world were lined up and I got to choose one, I would always choose you.” This goes with gum of all sorts! You could go with a gum container like the one I used for teens, or these adorable gumball machines, or even just a few gumballs in a bag!
“Valentine, You Are The Sweetest” tag
Of course, Valentine’s is synonymous with candy! This fun tag can be paired with your child’s favorite treat. Don’t forget, you just need to sign up for my gift ideas newsletter and you will have access to all of my fun and FREE gift printables including these Valentine’s Day tags!
“Valentine, We Are Soda-Lighted To Have You” tag
Soda is a treat at our house so my kids would love to have their own bottle of soda to go with this tag. You could also buy the tiny cans of soda from the store (love those!)
Non-Candy DIY Valentine’s Gift for Kids More Ideas
There are a lot of fun DIY Valentine’s Gift for kids that aren’t candy or food! Here are some of my favorite ideas!
“I love you THIS Much” Valentine gift tag
There are a bunch of different s-t-r-e-t-c-h-y toys you could grab for this tag. We got these Toobs for our kids for Christmas and I can’t believe how much they are loved! I couldn’t even use one to take a picture because they have been stretched and smooshed so many times they are a little beat up. They make a great noise as they open and shut (not a good church toy!). Even my teenager loves fidgeting with these. These come in a pack of six on Amazon.
You could also go with a classic slinky type toy (these are in a pack of 12)
Or these MONKEY NOODLES that stretch from 10 inches to 8 feet! I totally want to try these.
“You fill my heart with joy” tag
There are several options for this tag. You could give them a few of these cute heart balloons they could blow up themselves.
You could also buy them a helium balloon or one of these pre-inflated mini-balloons on a stick (as seen in the picture).
“Hands Down You Are My Favorite” tag
Sticky Hands are a favorite for kids and are very inexpensive. The big ones are especially fun!
You could also do these hand clappers if you were worried about sticky.
“You Light Up My World Valentine” tag
Is there any kid in the world who doesn’t love flashlights? These are great little flashlights for the price, we have them and they are sturdy and work great.
“You Make My Heart Soar” tag
We bought these light-up rocket copters when we went to Hawaii. The kids had SO much fun playing with them at night and they still work months later.
“Valentine you make me smile” tag
“Valentine, You Are Tops” tag
“You Make My Heart Sing” tag
This tag works with several different gift ideas. You could do a bird whistle (did you have these?! These look much fancier than the plastic ones I had growing up!)
You could also do fun kids music CD or an iTunes gift card for older kids to download their favorite song.
“I’m Head Over Heels For You, Valentine” tag
This tag is perfect for these sticky wall climbing men. that tumble head over heels down the wall when you toss them. They are tons of fun!
“Valentine, We Always Have a Ball” tag
There are so many fun options for balls. This picture shows a super fun “Globbles” ball from Crayola. They are basically a sticky splat ball kids can throw against the wall or on the floor. You could also use these mesh balls which are crazily addictive to squeeze (and not sticky) or these balls with leashes that you throw and they come right back to you (look for these at the dollar store!)
“You Are One Of The Best Pieces Of Our Family” tag
Let your kids know that they are an important piece of your family with this cute little tag that can be paired with puzzles of any type. There are tons to choose from at dollar stores or there are some cute puzzles like this one or this one that you can grab on Amazon.
I hope you enjoyed these DIY Valentine’s Gift for Kids that can work as a 14-days 0f Valentine’s count down or just as a simple Valentine’s gift from parents to kids. It doesn’t take much time (especially with these free printables) and it is fun to shower your kid with love and some fun little gifts each day in February. If you liked this idea I would LOVE it if you shared it with your friends and family! Also make sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with my fun gift ideas.
If you are looking for a cheaper way to shower your kids (and spouse) with love, check out my post with 14 Days of Love ideas. I share simple things to do each day to show your kids and spouse that you love them that don’t cost a thing