This year, I crossed off my  Valentine’s Day gifts early because Mazzy is newly obsessed with Build-a-Bear. There is a pink frog she HAD TO HAVE, complete with a “Toadally Cute” red t-shirt. We’d never been to Build-a-Bear before, so it was fun to see my big kids get excited about something so innocent. Anyone else have older kids with stuffed animal obsessions?

I was never that big on Valentine’s Day when I was younger (too many years of being single), but I love getting Valentine’s Day gifts for my kids. I think it’s because, unlike the more major holidays, there are no expectations. I usually put together something small and fun and the kids are just thrilled to receive a gift.

Last year’s Valentine’s Day gift guide was a huge hit, so I decided to build on it, as opposed to starting from scratch. I added a new category and give the old ones a refresh. I also included a bunch of ideas that were very successful holiday gifts this year. Like the Pop It Game, the Cotton Candy Maker, and our new favorite for family game night, Do You Really Know Your Family? But you’ll also recognize some of our longtime favorites from over the years like The Comfy, the Mini Doughnut Maker, and the Custom Pet Pillow.

Here are my top Valentine’s Day gifts for this year!

Keracolor Pink Color Depositing Conditioner

Don’t Laugh Challenge: Valentine’s Day Edition


Croc Jibitz Set

Sourpatch Conversation Hearts

Neon Heart Sign

Luna Lovegood Glasses

My Melody Plush Doll

Pink Cat Squishmallow

Watermelon Slime

My Melody Sticker Pack 

The Comfy Sherpa Blanket Jacket

Penny Board

Toad Build-a-Bear


Pink Panda Hat

Harry Potter Letter Stamping Set

Mini Doughnut Maker

Unicorn Rainbow Sprinkles

Wireless Karaoke Microphone

Rowan Earring Subscription

Brachs Conversation Hearts

Mini Treats Sewing Kit

Hearts Umbrella

Valentine Baking Kit

Flower Floor Pillow

Hoola Hoop

Donuts 2022 Calendar


Heart-Shaped Waffle Maker

Peanuts Valentine Watch

Magic Sequin Heart Ruffle Sweatshirt

American Girl Valentine Pajamas

Mini Skincare Fridge

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

Speed Ripper Rubik’s Cube

Heart Squishies

This is Not a Valentine

Heart Baking Mold

Heart Socks

Chocolate Game Controller

Love Stinks Whoopie Cushion

Flying Paper Airplane Valentines


Pokemon Besties Pajamas

Pop It Game

Hot Cocoa Bombs

Do You Really Know Your Family?

Roller Skates

Cotton Candy Maker

Retro Caboodles Case

Lava Lamp

Pop it Variety Pack

Chunky Knit Blanket

Celebrate Your Body

Care Bear


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


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Hot Dog Rattle

Taxi 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


Chocolate 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Heart Bundt Cake Mold

Roller Rabbit Heart Pajama Set

Leilalove Macaron Collection

Moon & Star Diamond Stud Earrings

Cactus Jewelry Dish

Rosé All Day Essential Guide Book

Date Night Idea Jar

Love You Mom Bud Vase Set

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones

Rose Quartz Roller

Pink Fuzzy Slippers


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


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!

When it comes to giving a Valentine’s Day gift, presentation is everything. If you are looking for something cute and easy to put together, I recommend 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 recommend these adorable heart shaped paper lanterns.

Here’s what they looked like when I decorated with them last year!

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