Adorable Valentine’s Day Baskets for Toddlers + Kids: Best Ideas, Baskets, + Crafts

Love is in the air! And what better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with the cutest members of our families – our kids? Get ready to bask in the joy of creating delightful Valentine's Day baskets for toddlers + kids that will bring smiles and memories to your little one’s for years to come!

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Valentine’s Day Baskets For Kids

Valentine's Day basket designs can really uplevel your Valentine’s day gift for kids!

Personalization takes toddler valentines gifts to the endearing sphere of thoughtfulness. 

Small shops and Etsy Valentine's baskets thrive on such unique touches, where a monogram speaks volumes of affection. 

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Monogrammed baskets aren't just gifts; they're keepsakes, woven with individuality and flair. Like these adorable seersucker baskets with puppies that make a great Valentine’s day gift for boys!

Valentine’s day tags are a great way to personalize gift baskets.

You can also use them to make a festive Valentines backpack for kids heading off to daycare or preschool.

TIP: Repurpose old baskets with personalized tags for toddlers affixed to baskets or dangling from a Valentine’s day backpack for kids! 

Toddlers love having something that's just theirs, and my bank account likes a multi-purpose find.

 Plus, it teaches them a thing or two about ownership and responsibility without them even realizing! Clever, right?

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Valentine’s Day Themes For Kids

Let's dive into some fun — choosing Valentine's Day themes for kids! 

From adorable animals to beloved characters, the possibilities are endless. You can also add some creative flair and theme a basket that takes on the whimsy of a fairytale, or Valentine's crafts for toddlers that echo their favorite stories and characters all while creating memories they’ll remember forever. Or consider selecting a theme that resonates with your toddler's interests and unique personality.

Valentines Baskets for Toddler Boys

There are some great dinosaur, Bluey, and Paw Patrol goodies for boy’s Valentine’s baskets. 

Paw Patrol Valentine's Basket Ideas:

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Bluey Valentines Basket Gifts:

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Dinosaur Valentine Basket Ideas:

Valentines Baskets for Toddler Girls

Girls tend to be a little easier with the theme simply being pink if you’d like! 

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With a theme in mind, we've compiled a list of age-appropriate gift ideas that your little one is sure to adore. Think plush toys, engaging books, captivating puzzles, artistic supplies, and interactive games—all centered around an enchanting Valentine's Day theme.

DIY Valentine's Day Baskets Ideas For Toddlers + Kids

Ready to unleash your creativity? Now that you’ve chosen a Valentine’s basket and theme it’s time to personalize the basket further by including a handmade card full of pretty hearts and Valentine's Day colors for toddlers and kids.

Then, it's time to assemble the contents! Fill the basket with the carefully selected gifts and goodies, making sure to arrange them in a visually appealing way that will captivate your little one's attention.

Valentine’s Day Books

The magic of Valentine’s books for kids are the pages filled with tales of love and friendship, sparking imaginations and teaching values that will carry them for a lifetime. 

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I like to include a meaningful book and then a fun character themed book. 

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Valentine's Day Crafts for Toddlers

Filling a toddler Valentine basket with Valentine’s craft projects and activity boxes for toddlers are a great way to limit sweet treats, work motor skills, and include some great learning heart-shaped gifts for kids! 

These are some of our favorites. They have awesome, done for you, project kits for Valentine's day with things like making your own soap, bath bombs, mini cakes and more! My daughter LOVES the paper doll kit, which I also love for travel.

Then of course there are the classics like heart shaped sun catchers, foam picture frame stickers, and more.

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You can even do DIY Valentine’s day kit with playdough jars for kids they can decorate with stickers, sensory items, and heart-shaped cut outs. There's nothing like the feel of the squishy goodness of playdough between their tiny fingers to spark creativity. And it's not just fun—playdough play is a developmental powerhouse, enhancing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. As they roll, squish, and shape, toddlers are busy at work learning through tactile exploration. Even the experience of putting the playdough jar lid back on is a fine motor skill!

Valentine basket ideas for toddlers: from treats to trinkets

From the glittery glint of red and pink foiled chocolates made with little ones in mind, to the classic Valentine’s hearts, it’s always nice to include a little heart-themed treat in your basket. 

Picture plush heart-shaped toys, just the right size for a toddler's embrace, inviting cuddles and stories. 

Eco-friendly crayons and coloring books harness their creative spirit, turning a simple gift into an artist's afternoon. 

Add in the joy of a Valentine's bubble wand—oh, to watch those iridescent orbs float and pop, a delightful spectacle through the eyes of a toddler!

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More Unique Valentine gifts for kids

Some of our favorite unique Valentine gifts for kids are heart themed purses, colored headphones, heart filled clothes, heart-shaped puzzles, sensory goodies like playdough jars for kids or kinetic sand, and even festive Valentine’s bedding!

  • Crafts 
  • Bedding
  • Clothes
  • Baby & Toddler Toys
  • Dolls & Action Figures
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Games & Puzzles
  • Learning & School
  • Kids' Crafts
  • Slime & Foam
  • Sports & Outdoor Games

Whether it's the tactile joy of playdough or the curious wonder of an activity box, non-edible gifts are a valentine to your child's development and a sweet treat for their growing imaginations.

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Ready-Made Valentine's Day Baskets

Short on time? Don't worry, we've got a covered! Consider purchasing pre-made Valentine's Day baskets for kids that are curated specifically for toddlers. You can find a wide variety of options that will save you time and effort, and still feature your kid’s favorite theme from Cocomelon, Hello Kitty, Pokemon, Paw Patrol, and Bluey.

Ready-made baskets provide the added advantage of convenience, offering a diverse range of age-appropriate toys, treats, and surprises—all neatly packaged and ready to delight your little ones. I also find these cheaper than trying to recreate them yourself.

Toddler-Proofing the Valentine: Safety Considerations

Last thing you want on Valentine's is a toddler emergency, right? So let's toddler-proof that basket of affection! 

As a mom with a little one who thinks he's a ninja, I focus on age-appropriate gifts and safety.  Remember to avoid small parts that could pose a choking hazard and select materials that are non-toxic and child-friendly.

Here’s a checklist of guidelines for you to follow when assembling or purchasing Valentine's Day baskets for your little one:

  • No tiny trinkets. Those little pieces that look adorable? They're choking hazards lying in wait. 
  • Soft, squishy, and snuggly wins the race. I get the softest, most cuddle-worthy stuffed animals for their baskets. 
  • Non-toxic materials. Be sure that Valentine's crafts and play kits are as pure as your toddler's heart.
  • Inspect Valentine's Day baskets for sharp edges or breakable parts. 

Something passes the test? It's ready for your little Valentine. Cupid would approve!

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Smart Shopping: Navigating Prices and Discounts

Who says you can't spoil your little ones with adorable Valentine's Day gifts without breaking the bank? 

As I navigated the sea of cuteness, I discovered some wallet-friendly secrets:

Dive into discounts: 

Sellers on Etsy understand the cupid hype, and boy do they gear up for it. 

I found slashed prices on the sweetest heart themed and seersucker baskets and personalized name tags that would make any toddler squeal with joy. 

But here's the cherry on top – if you time it right, you can catch an early bird sale, and trust me, these deals are cupid's arrow straight to bargain town. 

Who knew discounted Valentine gifts could bring such joy to both the wallet and child?

Bundle up for more: 

I’ve learned that picking out a personalized gift basket filled to the brim with Valentine's Day colors and themes can rack up the dollars. The smart move? 

Look for bundled offers. Sometimes, adding a monogrammed basket or a personalized tag gives you that discount to keep both hearts and wallets full.

Pre-done baskets are another way to save big sometimes as the seller bought in bulk and can offer it at a fraction of the cost of trying to recreate it yourself.

Free shipping is your bestie: 

Sure, those heart-shaped gifts for kids are irresistible, but when the shipping costs more than the gift itself, it's a no-go. 

I keep my eyes peeled for those free shipping Valentines specials. I mean, why not let the price of your gift go all towards the goodies? With that said, don't even think about last-minute shopping—unless you're a fan of playing high-stakes Valentine roulette with both selection and shipping fees. I find that Valentine’s goodies sell out fast and take the longest to ship of all the holidays. 

Final thoughts on Valentine's Day for kids

So there you have it, fellow parents on this cherubic quest: let your fingers tango across the keyboard to the rhythm of savings and sentiment – just keep in mind it may not be the best move to wait for a kids Valentine sale unless you’re okay with the more generic gifts. 

Discover the joy in gifting unique Valentine treats, ones as spellbinding and special as your toddlers themselves.

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