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Valentine’s Day and other holidays are so fun when you have kids.
Through their eyes you get to re-experience magic and pure joy.
As a parent, it’s tempting to load them up with candy and gifts just to see their excitement grow.
However, between school parties, holidays, and day to day life, I feel that my kid gets plenty of sugar already.
Instead, I’ve found exciting non-candy Valentine’s and other holiday gift ideas for toddlers.
Spread joy and excitement to your toddler without added sugar.
As a society, we’re so focused on using food as a reward, especially in young children.
However, studies have shown that this actually leads to poorer eating habits in the long run.
This pattern of “you were good so here’s some sugar” ingrains in young brains that sugar is a reward so it must be good.
Instead, let’s reward our kids and show them we love them with other special options!
Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Toddlers and Kids
These adorable heart-shaped sunglasses will clearly show your love and spread the Valentine’s Day spirit!
Plus, if you’re traveling during the winter, these will be a perfect vacation companion!
Cars are a perfect gift for young boys and girls. They are a great road trip companion and keep kids entertained on airplanes, restaurants, or at home.
This fun Melissa and Doug truck is perfect for young toddlers. They can practice loading the cars onto the truck or drive the cars around on their own.
Make your little one feel special this Valentine’s Day with her own special jewelry. Little girls will love this beautiful heart necklace and bracelet set.
They will feel extra special in their new jewelry.
I Love You! The Big Valentine’s Day Coloring Book
Crayons and coloring books are my favorite gifts for any occasion. The I love you coloring book is perfect for ages 1-5 with 60 fun pages to color.
Coloring is a perfect quiet-time activity for all ages. This is a must to include this year!
This Woodypets Relief Puzzle is perfect for toddlers 12 months and older. It helps develop fine motor skills. Your little one will love all of the colors and adorable animals.
Inspire creativity and building from your toddlers with these fun Duplo Legos. The larger size is perfect for clumsy toddler hands who are just starting to build.
Legos are a great quiet activity. This set includes 15 step by step guides or your toddler can just build freely.
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings
This picture book is perfect for ages 1-4 who are exploring different feelings. In My Heart uses language that’s easy for little ones to understand and explains how we can physically feel from different emotions.
Happy Valentine’s Day Mouse by Laura Numeroff
This book follows our favorite mouse as he makes valentines for all of his friends. Toddlers will love the fun colors as they learn about Valentine’s day in this book.
ABC Love puts a new spin on learning your ABC’s. Each letter of the alphabet is paired with a word about love, affection, and emotions.
Help your little ones learn their ABCs while learning important emotions too.
Haba Peekaboo Zoo
This 2-in-1 game is perfect for ages 18 months and older. The peekaboo zoo encourages little ones to match the animals to the right homes.
Plus, it’s a stackable set to help your child work on stacking and balance.
Melissa and Doug Playdough
The Melissa & Doug Cut, Sculpt, and Roll set is the perfect playdough set for kids. It includes over 8 fun tools to cut, roll and create.
If you haven’t used any Melissa & Doug products yet, you have to try it! They make high-quality children’s toys to spark imagination, free play, and creativity.
By now, your child’s winter hat has probably become either dirty or gone missing. Give them a new winter hat that’s fun and festive.
Nothing quite says I love you like a new soft huggable teddy bear! This Bear Hugs bear by Gund is soft and the perfect size for your Valentine.
Paw Patrol: Puppy Hugs and Kisses
This Paw Patrol coloring book will make any Paw Patrol fan ecstatic this Valentine’s Day! Loaded with over 50 shiny stickers, it’s sure to be an instant hit.
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Toddlers
Prepare for a special Valentine’s day this year with these fun gifts for toddlers and kids.