I love to give my kids gifts–I’m pretty sure it’s one of my love languages. A close 3rd, perhaps. But I don’t like a ton of candy in the house, nor do I like a bunch of junk to pick up. That being said, here are 4 Valentine’s gifts for kids that are clutter-free.

1. Small Baggie of Candy

Now, I know I said I didn’t like a ton of candy around. That’s why a baggie works great. I get themed ones at the dollar store and buy one bag of hugs & one of kisses. Affix this super cute Hugs & Kisses label and you are good. I’ve also bought the Valentine M&M’s and used a pipe cleaner to make the baggie look like a butterfly. Again, one bag of candy can feed several people.

2. A Valentine or Love Note

We are not normally a “card” family, but I remember getting a card from my dad as a little girl. If you are keeping a journal for or with your child, this is a great time to add a little note. Perhaps a list of things you love about them–like 3 things you love about your three year old.

3. Flowers

Even though flowers are a “girly thing”, even my husband notices them. There is something about the beauty of God’s creation. For a boy, make it a simple white flower or one of those crazy dyed grocery store bouquets. I buy one & split it so each one has their own flower & vase in their room.

4. Mylar Balloons

There is something about balloons, isn’t there? This can be as big as a balloon bouquet or as small as those tiny balloons on a plastic stick. The best place for both of these is Dollar Tree. Mylar balloons for a buck can’t be beat and they last almost 3 months!



If you are religious, you could give a gift showing God’s love for them. Being Catholic, a holy card would come first to my mind — I printed and laminated these St. Valentine’s Holy Cards last year.  Or these bible verse Valentine’s.  A book, prayer resource, or prayer journal may be a good choice, too.

Do you do gifts or treats for Valentine’s Day?

Jen S.



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3 Comments on 4 Simple & Clutter-Free Valentine’s Treats for Kids

  1. Dreena Tischler
    11 February 2014 at 10:57 PM (10 years ago)

    Valentine’s Day has always been a family holiday for us so we emphasize the FUN – bowling with other families. We do give our kids a very small box of chocolate because my mom gave us chocolate! We write a sweet card for them and I tend to make heart shaped food all day. It’s so great to have a truly family holiday.
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