When I think of Valentine’s Day gifts, the first thing I think of is a “Dozen Red Roses”. It’s the gift you can’t go wrong with. After a few years of giving my wife roses, I tried going the candy route. While this was greatly appreciated, I also received the feedback “not to do this again since I eat all of it.” So, it was back to roses! However, I had three daughters, so I felt they shouldn’t be ignored on this holiday. What to do for three young girls?
Flowers didn’t make sense, as they didn’t appreciate the beauty of flowers as much as my wife. Chocolates were also a big hit with my kids, but they were also a hit with our dentist. The gift that kept giving! There had to be an alternative!
Stuffed animals. That was the answer. Young girls never seemed to have enough stuffed animals. Now there’s actually a plethora of valentine stuffed animals to choose from, and you really can’t go wrong with whatever you pick. Over the last few years, toy companies have expanded from stuffed animals into other categories such as Valentine’s Day Barbie’s.
We’ve picked out some of our favorite Valentine’s Day toys for you in case you want to celebrate with your kids going this route. You will also notice, as I have, people generally don’t buy Valentine's Day gifts for boys (outside of candy), nor is there really a choice. I can’t explain it except that's the culture we live in.
Remember to click on each product to see our video review!
Barbie I Love Valentines! from Mattel
Cupig from Hallmark
Decorate-Your-Own Wooden Heart Mirror from Melissa & Doug
Domo Nerd with Heart Glasses from License 2 Play
Li’l Smoochers from Gund
Love You Big Time from Aurora
Mogo Valentine’s Day Charms from Mogo
Monster High Sweet 1600 C.A. Cupid from Mattel
My Pop-Up Cards from Kiwi Crate
Pillow Pets Luv Pup from CJ Products
Romeo from Cuddle Barn
Scratch & Sniff Valentines from Peaceable Kingdom
Sticky Mosaics Heart Box from The Orb Factory
Sweet Hearts Wooden Bead Set from Melissa & Doug
Until We Hug Again from Hallmark
Wuff You English Sheep Dog from Aurora
YooHoo & Friends YooHoo Pink with Heart from Aurora