Valentine’s Day is a special occasion for expressing love and affection to our loved ones, including our children. This year, why not make it even more special by creating a personalized Valentine basket for your kids? Whether they are little kids, big kids, or teenagers–we have ideas for everyone. Even better, everything found in this post comes from Target, so you can incorporate your basket supplies into your regular errands!
Are you looking for even more family-friendly Valentine’s Day ideas? Here is our recent post with 10 of our favorite suggestions.
The key to making this a memorable gift is focusing on a few meaningful items rather than a large pile of candy. Just like adults, thoughtful gifts for kids show how much you care and value their individuality. By celebrating what makes everyone special, we strengthen relationships and mirror healthy relationships.
For little kids, consider items that will encourage their development and engage their senses. We love to keep it colorful and add in a sweet treat like chocolate or cotton candy. Soft toys with different textures, a plush blanket, and age-appropriate books are all great options. For babies, you can also add some teething toys or a musical mobile to stimulate their auditory and visual senses. Crafts are another little kid treat we like to bring into our baskets because it doubles as a gift and activity you can do together!
For kids, you can get a little more creative with your basket. Consider items that align with their interests and hobbies. For example, if your child loves art, add a set of colored pencils and a sketchbook. If they love puzzles, include a fun brain teaser or a jigsaw puzzle. You can also include a special toy or two that will bring a smile to their face, but show restraint. The focus should be on quality, not quantity.
For teenagers, the gift basket can be a bit more practical. Consider items that will help them stay organized or that they can use in their daily routine, like a journal or a planner. You can also add a special treat, like a movie or a music gift card, or something for their self-care routine, such as a skincare set or a bath bomb.
Another important aspect to consider when creating a Valentine’s Day basket is the presentation. Start by selecting a basket (this is the one we found at Target) or a reusable container that suits your child’s personality and can be repurposed. You can decorate the basket with a ribbon, tissue paper, or balloons to add a touch of fun. You can also add a heartfelt note or a special message to make the basket even more meaningful. Even if your little one can’t read yet, having a handwritten note from you is a charming keepsake for years to come.
We hope we’ve convinced you to take some time to plan, pick out a few thoughtful gifts, and present them in a fun and creative way for your littlest Valentines this year. After all, we know that when we fill the cups of the people within our homes, they go out into the world and fill the cups of others. And isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is really all about?