Valentine’s Day is best known for celebrating romance between couples, but it is a great opportunity and perfect time to show the people we care about how much we love and appreciate them! For young kids, it’s their first introduction into how exciting love can be. At school, they’ll most likely be surrounded by candies, hearts, pink and red decorations, Valentine’s Day craft projects, and Valentine’s cards and candy exchanges from friends. But don’t just rely on their school experience - make that day extra special with Valentine’s Day treat in the morning. If they get up and get ready for school, who better to set the tone for the day than mom and dad? Here are some adorable Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids to kick off the holiday the morning of!
Valentine’s Day Gift Basket
This is a classic must! Whether you have a son or daughter, a Valentine’s Day gift basket is a wonderful way to greet them in the morning. As they’re coming into the kitchen for breakfast, have a small Valentine’s Day gift basket set up for them! Think chocolates, candies, balloons and a stuffed animal. It’s a classic treat that will have them feeling special and smiling before they even start their day!
Decorate The Car
Do you drive your kids to school? Or maybe VDay falls on a weekend and you have somewhere to go that day. Whatever is going on, Decorating the car is another adorable way to surprise your child. Put some balloons in there, hide chocolates and candy hearts packs in between the seats, put a Valentine’s Day card in the backseat, wrap up a special gift and place it in the center console or in the back pockets of the front seats.
If your kids are super into superheroes, think superhero-themed goodies! Anything from superhero-themed pajamas, tees, socks and hats to superhero-themed action figures, toys or school accessories is a surefire way to see your kids excited as they open their Valentine’s Day gifts!
Consider sending your little one some flowers to school! Sometimes Valentine’s Day can feel a little bit like a popularity contest. Some kids end up getting a few candies from friends while others get gigantic teddy bears and balloons sent by their boyfriends or girlfriends, in front of the class for all to see. It can get a little competitive - so give your kid a little boost - send her some flowers to her class for all to see! Even if it’s just from mom and dad, it’s always exciting to feel special and loved.
Valentine’s Day Fashion
If you have a daughter/princess who loves dressing up and being super glam, consider gifting her with Valentine’s themed outfit. If she’s into dresses, a red or pink skater dress is perfect. Other classic styles for this day include any tops or dresses with lace, satin, ruffles, chiffon and other whimsical details.
If she’s into dance, gymnastics, cheerleading or anything active, some cute heart-themed or floral Valentine's Day leggings and matching sports bra is a cute gift she’d be so excited to unwrap. Also think customization: having something personalized printed on a tee with her name or a special phrase like “Loved” on it is also a perfectly memorable way to celebrate the day of love!