The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Moms, Dads and Their Kids

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January 24, 2020
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Valentine’s Day is all about showing some love to the people you love. And while hugs, kisses and kind words are more than enough to celebrate with, a thoughtful present only sweetens the deal. Whether you’re shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts for baby, Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa, we’ve got ideas that’ll give you (and them!) major heart eyes. Below, check out the best Valentine’s gifts for kids and grownups alike.

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Moms

Searching for Valentine’s gifts for the mom in your life? We’ve found cute and caring options for expectant mamas, new moms and longtime mothers too. These presents range from practical to heartwarming, so there’s something for every matriarch.

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The Evermore Rose Preserved Red Rose Keepsake

Sure, you could get her a bouquet of roses, but they only last so long. How about this preserved bloom that’ll keep its shape and beauty for years? Plus, there are no thorns to poke curious kids’ hands…

Buy it: $50,

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Le Labo Bergamote 22 Eau de Parfum

Perfume is a classic Valentine gift for moms. Treat your partner to a scent that’s sweet and a little sensual—it’s the day of romance, after all! This trendy fragrance is a cool-girl favorite.

Buy it: Starting from $82,

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Ilado Store JOY MATERNITY Necklace

This brand specializes in pendants for pregnancy—aka unique Valentine’s Day gifts for all the expecting moms you know. The necklaces tinkle softy when worn, which is said to promote inner peace and serenity. Choose from a few different styles, including this rose gold tasseled accessory.

Buy it: $69,

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Heather Cairl Framed in Floral Personalized Stationery

She may be a mom, but that’s just one beautiful part of her identity. Embrace her individuality by gifting her custom stationery made just for her.

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Buy it: $50 for a set of 25 cards,

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Knock Knock What I Love About Mom Fill in the Love Book

Shopping for sentimental Valentine’s Day gifts for moms? Look no further than this genius, personalizable book. Work with her kid(s) to fill out the prompts all about why she’s so special.

Buy it: $10,

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Paper Source Mindfulness Cards

Cheer on your best mom friend with this encouraging Galentine’s Day gift. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day present for the lady who’s looking to embrace more of life’s little moments.

Buy it: $17,

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Tiny Tags 14K Skinny Bar Necklace

Get her a necklace with her name, yours or your kid’s on it—no matter what, she’ll cherish it. The pendant can be engraved with letters and symbols (like hearts!) and sits on a pretty, dainty chain.

Buy it: $490,

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Dads

On the hunt for dad valentine gifts? Check out these awesome presents for new and seasoned papas. The sentiment behind our picks? That Valentine’s Day gifts for Dad (or really, anyone in your life) should be useful, thoughtful and delightful.

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Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Classic Sunglasses

He’s not a regular dad, he’s a cool dad. That’s why he deserves a cool pair of shades. He’ll think of you every time he wears these (which will be a lot).

Buy it: $204,

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Happy Socks Exclusive The Beatles Socks Box Set

What does the man you love love? If it’s music (and playful style statements), these Beatles-themed socks are a fun Valentine’s Day gift for Dad.

Buy it: $48,

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Apple AirPods Pro

If you’d like to splurge on Dad’s Valentine gift, consider the luxe headphones all his friends and coworkers are raving about. He can wear them on his commute, when he works out or for some at-home R&R.

Buy it: $250,

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Thread Wallets Phone Case Wallet

If he’s dying for something slimmer than his current wallet, try this convenient phone case. It lets him carry his cards, cash and cell all at once. Because new dads can never have too many hands or pockets free.

Buy it: $30,

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Stay Courant Catch:3 Accessory Tray

Speaking of A+ storage, this storage tray makes a superb dad Valentine gift. It looks nice and it gives him a place to safely stow all his essentials. That’s especially important when you have new dad brain (or a handsy toddler who will steal your keys off the table).

Buy it: $175,

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Tina’s Leather Crafts Love You Daddy Keyring

We’d be remiss not to include an emotional option. This adorable leather keychain reads, “love you Daddy,” and it’s the sweetest Valentine’s Day gift to Dad from his child(ren).

Buy it: $17,

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Baby

They may not quite understand Valentine’s Day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spoil them anyway. Find baby valentine gifts for your little one below.

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Bannor Toys Heart Charm Teether

If you’re looking for something super on-theme, this baby teething rattle is it. The colorful toy is adorned with a big wooden heart. Nothing says “I love you” like “let me soothe your gums”—well, at least to an infant!

Buy it: Starting from $25,

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Munchkin Hearts Stacking Cups Bath Toy

Believe it or not, there are tons of heart-shaped toys you can give as a baby valentine gift. Bring a little extra love to bathtime with these stacking cups.

Buy it: $7,

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Lovevery Black and White Art Cards

This brand makes stylish, ultra-educational toys that double as great small baby Valentine’s Day gifts. Take these visually stimulating cards, for example.

Buy it: $7,

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Your Sew Happy Baby So Very Loved Sensory Block

Show baby they’re “so very loved” with this thematic, stimulating sensory block. The soft fabric toy is embellished with textures and tags for them to explore.

Buy it: $15,

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Clover Baby & Kids Signature Bacon & Eggs Footie

These too-cute baby pajamas may be more of a gift to your Instagram feed, but who’s judging? Don’t worry—baby will enjoy the cozy Valentine’s Day gift too.

Buy it: $34,

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Toddlers

Here, a mix of valentine gifts for toddlers that won’t disappoint. Our list is full of engaging toys, books and even kitchenware (yep!) your kid will love.

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Jellycat Bashful Bunny Stuffed Animal

You can’t go wrong with a new stuffed animal when it comes to valentine gift ideas for kids. This darling bunny even boasts a heart-shaped nose.

Buy it: $15,

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Put Me in the Story Whooo Loves You? Personalized Book

Charm your munchkin with this personalized Valentine’s Day gift for toddlers. Customize the story with your child’s name, their photo and a message on the dedication page.

Buy it: $35,

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Fat Brain Toys SpinAgain Kids Stacking Toy

Stacking toys and toddlers go together like Cupid and Valentine’s Day—tots love them! This unique option also spins for the twice the fun.

Buy it: $30,

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LEGO DUPLO Classic Heart Box First Building Playset

What’s a foolproof Valentine’s Day gift for kids? Building blocks. This set is sized just for toddlers—yours can use it to construct a big heart and so much more.

Buy it: $20,

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Uncommon Goods Construction Plate & Utensils

Maybe your favorite moments together happen during mealtime. Maybe they don’t, and you’re desperately searching for something to make feeding your tot easier. Either way, this creative plate and utensils set is the valentine gift you’ve been searching for. They’ll have a blast playing with their food with your permission; meanwhile, you and your partner will get to enjoy your dinner in peace. Everybody wins!

Buy it: Starting from $15,

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids

Shopping for an older set? The best Valentine’s Day gifts for kids are simply gifts they’ll really, truly enjoy. Think: a new toy, eye-catching room accessory or bath time surprise.

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LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs Gift Set

Make cleaning up more colorful with these vibrant, scented bath bombs. Your kid will feel like a magical merperson when you toss one in the tub. Heck, you can use them too!

Buy it: $27,

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Mudpuppy Wooden Magnets

These kids’ magnets come in all colors and shapes and turn mundane metal surfaces—even baking sheets!—into canvases for your child to create on. Talk about a Valentine’s Day gift for kids that’ll get used again and again.

Buy it: $18,

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Melissa Selmin High Seas Play Tent

Unleash their imagination with this creative valentine gift idea for kids. The indoor children’s tent will host hours of playtime.

Buy it: $225,

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University Games Great Explorations Wonder Stars Super Kit

Tell them you love them to the moon and stars with these glow-in-the-dark ceiling accessories. They’re a perennial kids’ favorite for a reason!

Buy it: $11,

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Crayola Ultimate Light Board

They light up your life, now light up theirs. This giant, glowing doodle board is endlessly entertaining. Just make them promise they’ll write you a sweet Valentine’s Day note on it!

Buy it: $25,

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Micro Kickboard Sprite

Surprise them with a brand new ride: this super-cool kids’ scooter. It’s foldable and lightweight, which means you’ll have no problem toting it to the park.

Buy it: $100,

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Grandparents

Don’t forget to send the grandparents your love. Shop these Valentine’s gifts for Grandma and Grandpa from their kids and grandkids.

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Amazon Echo Show

Tell them you want to see them more with this fancy (but approachable) gadget. They can use it to video chat their grandbabies—and that’s just the start of its smart assistant capabilities.

Buy it: $130,

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Lea Redmond Letters to My Grandchild Memory Book

This Valentine’s gift for Grandma or Grandpa lets them create personalized keepsakes for their grandchildren. The book contains prompted letters for them to postdate to the younger generation.

Buy it: $15,

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I See Me! Custom Photo Picture Puzzle

Print a cherished photo on a puzzle board, then gift them the pieces. They’ll be delighted when they start to put together what the image is!

Buy it: $30,

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Minted Custom Silhouette Art

Dress up their walls with a new piece of art—of their grandchild! This personalized silhouette print is cute and classy.

Buy it: Starting from $32,

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Uncommon Goods Grandparent Pen Pal Set

This Valentine’s gift for grandparents is a lot like the letter set above, but the correspondence goes both ways! Grandma or Grandpa can “pen pal” with their grandchild using the included paper goods.

Buy it: $24,

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Aura Frames Digital Picture Frame

Why stop at a single framed photo when you can get them a digital device that displays a seemingly endless stream? Your whole family can contribute snapshots to the gallery using WiFi—how cool is that?

Buy it: $199, Published January 2020

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