Valentine’s Day is a pretty minor holiday as far as holidays go, but since we are mostly stuck at home, in the middle of a global pandemic, any excuse to elevate the mundane is a welcome distraction. Plus, Harlow asked me if we could make a “big deal” out of Valentine’s Day this year. How could I say no?

Although Valentine’s Day gifts for your significant other have always been somewhat cheesy, Valentine’s Day gifts for kids are lots of fun. I love that there are low expectations and I can just put together something small and fun. The girls are always surprised and excited, no matter what it is. I usually get something homemade from them, which I love as well.

Of course, homemade on Valentine’s Day never fails, but if you are thinking about making a bit more of a to-do on Valentine’s Day this year (aka Harlow style), I put together a list of Valentine’s Day gift items to give us all some ideas. I made sure to include a bunch of ideas that were very successful holiday gifts for us this year as well. Maybe you thought it was too late to get your kid a mini doughnut maker. Now is your chance! And I think I might have even stumbled upon some small, but not cheesy, Valentine’s Day gifts for the adults too.

Here are my top Valentine’s Day gifts for this year! Look out for promo codes!

Watermelon Slime

Don’t Laugh Challenge: Valentine’s Day Edition


Croc Jibitz Set

Sourpatch Conversation Hearts

Mini Skincare Fridge

Luna Lovegood Glasses

Avocado Stuffy

All of Me: Guided Tween Journal (20% off with code: MOMMYSHORTS)

The Comfy Sherpa Blanket Jacket

Gudetama: Love for the Lazy

Harry Potter Letter Stamping Set


Pink Panda Hat

American Girl Valentine Pajamas

Mini Doughnut Maker

Gold Heart Earrings

Sequin Heart Headband

Joah Love Masks – (20% off with code MOMMYSHORTS)

Joe Biden Action Figure

Brach’s Conversation Hearts

Valentine Baking Kit

Valentines Bath Bomb Set

RBG 2021 Calendar


Heart-Shaped Waffle Maker

Peanuts Valentine Watch

Magic Sequin Heart Ruffle Sweatshirt

Set of 4 Tin Valentine’s Day Mailboxes

Pink Stethoscope

Heart Sunglasses Pack

Silver Heart Purse with Rainbow Strap

Heart Eye Emoji Pillow

Magic Sequin Heart Diary

Kid Made Modern Valentine’s Craft Kit

Sweetheart Soap Set


Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool

Cupid Barf Rainbow String Licorice

Gummi Triple Heart Candy in Black Box

V is for Video Games Tee

Candy Slime Charms Kit

Drama Graphic Novel

This is Not a Valentine

Heart Squishies

Speed Ripper Rubik’s Cube

Heart Socks

Chocolate Game Controller

Love Stinks Whoopie Cushion

Flying Paper Airplane Valentines


All items in this category are from PiccoliNY. Use code “mommyshorts” for 20% off your order!

Hot Dog Rattle

Taxi Wood Block Toy

Hot Dog + Pretzel Baseball Tee


Spray Paint Red Hoodie

I Heart NY Mug

Hot Dog + Pretzel Pink Hat

Noodles + Pizza Tote

Apple Rattle

Hot Dog + Pretzel Onesie


Hummingbird feeder

Heart Rope Dog Toys

Puppy Love: True Stories of Doggie Devotion

Pillow Pet Love Pup

My Dog is My Valentine Tee

The Cat is On My Lap Socks

Milk Bone Valentine Dog Treats

Valentine’s Toy Bone

Organic Pet Cat Grass Kit

Custom Pet Pillow


What I Love About Dad Journal

Canvas Dopp Kit

Scratch-Off Classic Movie Poster

Wood Grain Print Water Bottle

Gentleman Jon Wet Shave Kit

F*ck It, Let’s Do This! 100-Challenge Couple’s Bucketlist Planner

Six Ways to Say I Love You Six-Pack Beer Card

Smiley Heart Boxers


Chocolate 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Heart Bundt Cake Mold

Roller Rabbit Heart Pajama Set

Leilalove Macaron Collection (gift box color may vary)

Moon & Star Diamond Stud Earrings (these are pricey but I couldn’t resist!)

Cactus Jewelry Dish

Rosé All Day Essential Guide Book

Date Night Idea Jar

Love You Mom Bud Vase Set


Things You Should Already Know About Dating, You F*cking Idiot

Single AF Banner


Boyfriend Pillow

Geometric Terrarium Set

HU Chocolate Hunks

Fresh Out of Fucks Coffee Mug

I Like Dogs and Maybe 3 People Tee


Finishing Touches!

If you are trying to stay out of stores right now, don’t forget to buy your wrapping online too. For example, you could buy this wrapping paper, this Valentine’s Day tissue paper or these simple Valentine’s Day bags that come with all the craft accessories to make them feel extra special.

If you are looking for some fun Valentine’s Day decor to wow your kids in the morning, I’ll be getting these adorable heart shaped paper lanterns.

Tell me what you would like for Valentine’s Day in the comments below!