The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids of All Ages

There's more to love than chocolate.

by Donna Freydkin
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Fun fact: Before February 14th became intrinsically linked with an avalanche of hearts, chocolates, and roses, it was first connected to the notion of romantic love by Geoffrey Chaucer in 1382, as he wrote a poem honoring King Richard II’s engagement to Anne of Bohemia. Today Valentine’s Day is, of course, synonymous with love, and while presents for adults can go heavy on the romance, the best Valentine’s Day gifts for kids are unique, cute, and fun. You don’t want anything over-the-top or cheesy, and you want to do something sweet for them without drowning them in sentiment they’re too young to understand.

As you’re well aware, the love and affection a kid receives when they’re growing up informs how they view love and relationships as they grow older. They are sure to have their fair share of disappointing Valentine’s Days in the future (don’t we all?) so start off on the right foot by giving them a perfect, love-filled Valentine’s Day this year. Make the day about celebrating love in its many forms, be it friendship, parental bonds, or the affection kids feel for a family pet. Now that’s amore.

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