valentine toys

‘Tis the season of love, and to celebrate you’ll want to give your kids a little sweet treat as a token of your affection. Instead giving them a simple greeting card or a box of chocolate this Valentine’s Day, a fun, themed toy will definitely speak to their hearts — and last longer than 30 seconds.

Ahead of the sweet holiday next month, we’ve rounded up cool gifts that are perfect for your kid’s Valentine’s Day treat box.

kinetic sand secret smash

Kinetic Sand Secret Smash (Spin Master)

Surprise your little Valentine with a customized, heartfelt message hidden in sand. Kids will open the box to find a 4-pound heart of Kinetic Sand inside and smash the sandisifying compound to find secret notes and emoji cards. Write a personalized note, choose the perfect emoji to accompany it, and pick one of four sand colors for the container. Talk about the most meaningful piece of buried treasure that kids will ever discover!
Ages: 3+
MSRP: $39.99
Buy Now: Kineticsand.com


Indestructibles

Indestructibles Love You, Baby (Workman Publishing)

Show your baby lots of love with this board book for infants. The thoughtful design allows babies to grab or chew on the book without damaging the pages. This new story in the Indestructibles series, created by Amy Pixton and illustrated by Stephan Lomp, will share just how many ways parents can love a baby. One easy answer? Storytime!
Ages: 0+
MSRP: $5.95 
Buy Now: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million


disney

Minnie Mouse Plush (Disney Consumer Products)

Rain or shine, this Minnie Mouse 16-inch plush will brighten kids’ day. Minnie is decked out in hearts on her bow, raincoat, and even on the bottom of her shoe.
Ages: 0+
MSRP: $22.99
Buy Now: ShopDisney


melissa and doug

Created by Me! Shimmering Hearts (Melissa & Doug)

Get beading! Kids can craft three heart-themed pretty necklaces with this wooden beading set. Little jewelry makers can mix, match, and customize necklaces with more than 45 decorated pieces.
Ages: 4+
MSRP: $4.99
Buy Now: Amazon


Sweetheart smencils

Sweetheart Smencils 5-Pack (Scentco)

Give your young writer a gift they’ll appreciate at school. Smencils, a line of scented pencils, offers a sweetheart assortment perfect for V-Day. Each No.2 pencil is topped with a collectible character cap and come in one of five sweet scents: strawberry, marshmallow, donut, chocolate, and blueberry.
Ages: 3+
MSRP: $6.99
Buy Now: Walmart


squishmallows

Valentine Mystery Box (Squishmallows)

Give your little Valentine a whole box of squish! Why have only one Squishmallow when you could have a full box of five? The Valentine’s Mystery Box includes a surprise assortment of the cuddly plush in a variety of sizes and characters. Kids can open their pre-packed box and find an 8-inch Squishmallow, two 12-inch Stackables, and two 14-inch HugMees characters. Watch your kiddos give ’em a squish and a snuggle, and it just might be their best V-Day yet.
Ages: 0+
MSRP: $49.99
Buy Now: Squishmallows.com


disney

My First Valentine’s Day (Disney Consumer Products)

Celebrate baby’s first Valentine’s with this board book full of love and fun. The Disney Baby touch-and-feel book features characters from iconic Disney movies like Frozen’s Anna and Pluto to introduce infants to the sweet joys of Valentine’s Day.
Ages: 0+
MSRP: $8.99
Buy Now: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million


BuildaBear

Timeless Teddy I Love You Gift Set (Build-A-Bear Workshop)

Show your little one how much you love ’em with this cuddly Build-A-Bear plush teddy bear gift set. Timeless Teddy is all set for Valentine’s Day with his a plush bouquet of red roses and comes dressed in an “I Love You” shirt and jeans. This classic teddy bear is sure to put a smile on any kid’s face this Valentine’s.

Ages: 0+
MSRP: $42.50
Buy Now: Buildabear.com


SWAK

S.W.A.K. (Sealed With a Kiss) (WowWee)

Pucker up! For tweens that may roll their eyes every time you try to give them a kiss, this oh-so-kissable keychain is the glam solution to show your love to ~cool~ kids. Using WowWee‘s Kiss Tech, kids can place the artsy pair of lips to their cheeks to receive a specialized kiss. Mwah, seal your kid’s V-Day treat box with an extra special peck!
Ages: 5+
MSRP: $5.99
Buy Now: Walmart


 

skyrocket

Blume Baby Pop (Skyrocket)

While flowers are a traditional Valentine’s Day prezzie, your little one will much prefer the newest addition to the Blume dolls, so they can bloom the flowers themselves. With Blume Baby Pop, kids can pull and pop peapods to discover the Blume babies hidden inside.
Ages: 3+
MSRP: $14.99
Buy Now: Amazon


basic fun

Cutetitos Babitos Series 2 (Basic Fun!)

For the coolest kid you know, the latest addition to the Cutetitos Babitos line should do the trick. Each plush baby animal is wrapped in a mini waffle cone blanket and stuffed inside an ice cream cone for kids to unbox and reveal.
Ages: 3+
MSRP: $7.99
Buy Now: Amazon


cubcoats

Kali the Kitty Zip-Up Hoodie (Cubcoats)

Valentine’s Day is all about a rosy pink hue, so give your little one the chance to be pretty in pink. A soft cat plush toy can be transformed into a comfy hoodie with a simple flip. Each Cubcoat pet has a zipper opening down the back that kids can unroll the hoodie’s fabric that’s tucked inside.
Ages: 2-10
MSRP: $45
Buy Now: Amazon, Cubcoats.com