15 Valentine’s Day Best Buys for Kids

Surprise your true love — your kiddo — with one of our non-candy V-Day gift ideas.

Calorie-Free Confections

Give sweet treats without the dreaded sugar rush. These adorable felt cookies are the perfect addition to any teddy bear tea party. Created by fashion designer Monique Lhuillier, the set includes a pair of butterflies and a pair of swans. BUY IT: Pottery Barn Kids, $19

Stack It Up

Delight babies and toddlers with this wooden rabbit stacker toy that's both a chic decoration for their bookshelf and a fun play thing. Made from sustainably harvested wood and a non-toxic varnish, you won’t mind when this toy ends up in baby’s mouth. Which, of course, it will. BUY IT: Petit Collage, $24

Love Them to the Moon and Back

Ignite playtime and get crafty with a DIY rocket ship. The kit comes with paint, stickers, decals and more to create a one-of-a-kind rocket to give flight to their imagination. BUY IT: Land of Nod, $25

The ABCs of Love

Teach little ones all the different ways they can show kindness with this precious board book. Each letter showcases a word that describes to kids how love is displayed in their day-to-day life — a wonderful gift for toddlers and preschoolers. BUY IT: Amazon, $11

Make a Splash

Light up bath time with these heart-stamped rubber duckies. As soon as they touch water, they start blinking in a medley of colors, creating an exciting light show. And, hopefully, it's the perfect distraction to get hair washed without tears. BUY IT: HearthSong, $15

Dream Big

Tweens and teenagers will adore this tasseled dream catcher to adorn their uber-hip bedrooms. The sweet decoration adds soft hues of pink, white and gold and is sure to bring beautiful dreams to its owner. BUY IT: Anthropologie, $48

Make Some Noise

Pass along your state pride with this adorable rattle for your littlest one. Made from responsibly harvested cherry wood, the rattle is 100% organic and finished with flaxseed oil and beeswax. Customize the center disks to your favorite color combination or your team’s colors. BUY IT: Bannor Toys, $19.99

Heartful Dressing

Give the girl in your life a beautiful dress to wear on Valentine’s Day and every day after. This long-sleeve striped dress features pretty heart pockets and comes in blue, pink and gray. A great transitional piece, pair it with leggings and boots for winter, then trade those out for a simple pair of sandals for spring. BUY IT: Boden, $34

Lovely Shirt

Make sure to show the wardrobe love to your boys, too. This raglan-style sweatshirt is a simple yet colorful and cozy addition to his closet. Paired with jeans, it’s the perfect Valentine’s Day stay-warm outfit. BUY IT: Hanna Andersson, $33

Snuggly Toes

Get those tiny winter toes all warm and toasty with felt swan slippers. (They also have badgers, bunnies, dragons, foxes and unicorns.) Not only are they adorable, but they’re a gift you can feel good about giving. These slippers are fair trade, handmade in Nepal with organic Tibetan wool and dyed with eco-friendly pigments. BUY IT: Restoration Hardware Baby & Child, $59

Buds to Remember

Encourage your kids to get outside and find natural treasures with this flower press kit that allows them to dry flowers and leaves. Make sure to pick up a beautiful bouquet to go along with the kit and kickstart their collection. BUY IT: Bonjour Petit, $22.50

Perfectly Personalized

Design a custom name puzzle for your kiddo. Painted in bright colors, the puzzle is both an educational toy as well as a playful decoration for their room. BUY IT: Fat Brain Toys, $26.95

Shades of Fun

Let your kiddo color a rainbow of hues with these heart-shaped crayons. The 12 crayons are stackable, making it fun for little ones to arrange and rearrange. Each crayon has a fine tip for detailed coloring. BUY IT: Perpetual Kid, $2.69

Animal Pal

Give your little explorer a whimsical fox backpack to take to preschool or out for an adventure. Plus, there are more than 24 other animals to choose from. Side and front pockets provide plenty of space to hold drinks and snacks, while the main pocket is perfect for an extra change of clothes and other essentials. BUY IT: Skip Hop, $20

Sleep Tight

Make bedtime a little easier with a book that’s personalized just for your child. They'll enjoy seeing his or her name on the cover and throughout the pages of the book, wishing them the sweetest of dreams. BUY IT: Uncommon Goods, $35

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