Valentines Day is one of those holidays that’s fun for everyone. It’s a day full of feel-goody stuff like hearts, hugs, and silly little gifts for friends. A lot of people give candy and chocolate as gifts, but we know that parents already face an uphill battle trying to keep your kids from eating too many sweets, so we wanted to look for fun alternatives. We found these fifteen fabulous Valentine ideas that aren’t candy so you can avoid the sugar rush (and the inevitable crash that comes after it), and have a wonderfully memorable holiday!
The Original Spirograph Design Set Tin – Found at Michaels $16.99
This classic kit was invented by a mathematician in 1881 and it’s still a great gift!
Why You’re So Awesome Book – Found at Modcloth $6.99
Everybody loves to hear how awesome they are!
Seedling Design Your Own Pencil Bouquet – Found at Target $14.99
Why send flowers that don’t last very long when you can make a pencil bouquet?
Lovely Felt Penguins Kit – Found at Creative Kidstuff $3.99
This is rated for ages 5 and up, so it would be great for a young crafter who wants to learn how to sew.
I Heart Cute Coloring Book – Found at Land of Nod $9.99
Coloring books have become amazing recently! This one is going to keep both the kids and the adults busy for hours, happily coloring in all these goofy creatures.
Dr. Seuss Thing 1 itty bittys Stuffed Animal – Found at Hallmark $6.95
This adorable character from The Cat in the Hat story is sure to make a kid smile and it’s small enough to fit in their pocket!
Cupcake Set – Found at Green Toys $24.99
These cupcakes are made from 100% recycled plastic and are BPA and phthalate-free.
Wishing Kit – Found at Uncommon Goods $20.00
With this kit, kids can create crafts such as a wish in a bottle, a magic wand, and a good luck charm.
Pink Ladybug Lovie – Found at Cloudb $9.95
What could be better for Valentines Day than a lovie?
Mad Libs in Love Book – Found at Barnes and Noble $4.99
These silly books get the whole family laughing. They’re great for road trips or a cold winter day when you’re stuck inside.
Unicorn Cloak – Found at Magic Cabin $34.97
What child wouldn’t want to be a magical unicorn?
Stained Glass Made Easy Heart Shaped Box – Found at Melissa and Doug $7.99
This stained glass kit will make a beautiful box that your child will keep for many years!
Gund Deangelo Stuffed Animal – Found at Amazon $24.99
It doesn’t get any cuter than this stuffed animal.
Love Monster Board Book – Found at Amazon $5.57
This is a super cute book that you and your kids will love to read all year long.
I’ll Eat You Up. I Love You So Poster – Found at Etsy $14.00
Your little monster is going to love this quirky poster.
Which one of these ideas is your favorite? Do you have something else to recommend? Let us know in the comments! We love hearing from you.