Looking for useful Valentine’s Day gifts for kids? 10 gifts for boys and girls you can treat your little love to that won’t collect dust. Including a Free Printable Valentine to make your little one feel extra special.
I’ll be honest, I love any opportunity to give a gift. It’s such a small way to make your little ones feel special.
My sweet Amelia beams with pure joy when I give her a gift and is so thankful. Day made!
But, I also live a simple life and don’t enjoy holding on to things with no purpose. Over the years and as I started Simple & Sage my goal became to only have things in our home we truly love and that are useful. I don’t traditionally find Valentine’s Day gifts for kids to be useful.
Rest assured, mama. You can make your child beam while opening a thoughtful gift without bringing unnecessary things into your home.
The History of Valentine’s Day
Anyone know? Outside of the Hallmark story, I seriously couldn’t have told you. Truth be told, the origin is murky at best. But, let’s learn a little something together.
Alas, Valentine’s Day historically is the celebration of St. Valentine. Who? I had no idea either.
St. Valentine, a Roman Catholic priest, is honoured on February 14th, the day his beheading occurred. Legend has it he performed marriages when the Emperor banned the marrying of young men who made better soldiers. It is believed that he left a farewell for the jailer’s daughter who he had become friends with signed “from your Valentine”.
But, this is all according to legend. There are in fact THREE St. Valentines so who actually knows. To add to that, it could be recognizing the pagan fertility festival Lupercalia. Then, there is the Middle Age where possibly February 14th is the beginning of bird’s mating season.
Finally, by the 18th century our declaration of love through sentimental trinkets and cards began.
Is Valentine’s Day for Kids?
The common thread that runs through that complex history lesson is that Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love and friendship. So, yes!
I’ve always thought valentines from teeny children to their friends and family was so cute. There is nothing more honest than the affection of a child.
I think Valentine’s Day gifts for kids is an opportunity to make them feel special, as you feel when you’re given one. So celebrate away, mama!
Download my 10 Things I Love About You Valentine to make your little loves feel extra special.
What Should I Give my Kids for Valentine’s Day?
Ah, yes, the reason for this post!
I’ve rounded up 10 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids that they’ll love and that they’ll actually use.
Looking for a card to seal the deal? I have you covered. Download my 10 Things I Love About You Valentine to make your little loves feel extra special.