I’m not a huge Valentine’s Day celebrator. You can’t buy love and we should show our love for one through everyday gestures – right? However it does make a person feel special when they receive a gift from a loved one. That’s especially true for the littlest people.
We’re all just paying our Christmas bills when this holiday rolls around, so I like finding budget friendly gift ideas. These are all about $25 or under and cover a wide age range. Totally doable even for those of us who are reluctantly celebrating. Happy Love Day!
Designed for kids ages 4 - 12, these watches are "slap on" meaning there aren't any buckles for little fingers and they are fully adjustable for small wrists. Watchitude has a huge array of designs, from waves to cats to soccer balls, so there's something that will suit every child on your list. $22; Amazon
Limited Edition Gund Bear
Can't decide between a toy and a treat? Get both. This sweet cuddly bear holds a sack of six delicious Godiva chocolates wrapped in festive foil. We like this portion-controlled gift and when the chocolates are gone they still have this great super soft plush. $25; Godiva
Scratch Coding Cards
Our kids love to play games, and I love when they're educational. The Scratch Coding Cards are a colorful collection of activities that introduce children to creative coding. The illustrated activity cards provide a playful entry point into Scratch, the graphical programming language used by millions of children and teens around the world. The deck of cards makes it easy for kids to learn how to create a variety of interactive projects that connect to their interests. They can create a racing game, animate an interactive story, design a virtual pet, and more! $24.95; No Starch Press
Olixar Bluetooth Wooly Hat
For your tech-savvy teenagers, we love this warm and cosy knitted hat with built-in headphones allow you to listen to your favorite music or podcasts when out and about. The Olixar Bluetooth Wireless Woolly Hat is also Wireless for completely tangle free listening. $25.99; Mobile Fun
Amp up your bathtime game with the 2-in-1 fun with SoapSox®, the cuddly companions you can actually take in the tub! Snuggle, cuddle, and play together all day and when it’s time for your bath, bring them with you! A patented soap pocket transforms lovable SoapSox® into sudsy wash cloth – just add soap and scrub. It’s the way kids want to wash! SoapSox®, the next generation of washcloths for kids! For Birth +. $13; Target
Bead Buddy Giraffe
Do you have wee ones at home? The Bead Buddy Giraffe is the ideal size for little hands to grip and shake, with colorful rattling beads and a click-clack spinning handle to encourage baby's auditory stimulation. The various textured surfaces are perfect for little hands to explore and develop their tactile skills. $6; Target
Toast phone case
Want a different look for your smartphone? We love this slim profile and real wood veneer case. The kit comes with a sleek back-and-sides cover and a set of matching miniature button covers. To apply, just peel it, line it up with a little care, and stick it on. Available in three sumptuous, sustainable wood choices: deep ebony, robust walnut and pale ash for all different types of phones. $34+; ToastMade