Valentine’s Day rocks!
What do you think of when you think of Valentine’s Day kid gifts? Perhaps candy. I think most do! Depending on how you grew up, you might think I’m a complete bore for not throwing candy at my kids for Valentine’s Day. Here’s a sneak peek into where my thought process started and an easy idea for how to break the candy trend:
When I was a kid, Valentine’s Day was super exciting! It wasn’t because there was a big party or a ton of hoopla. In fact, my Valentine’s Days were a bit different from those of my friends, it seemed. Each V-Day, I knew that at breakfast I’d find a fun gift at my chair.
I have to be honest that I don’t remember what I received each year except for one. This one particular year, I awoke to a ray of sunshine: Madonna’s ‘The Immaculate’ CD. I guess I should clarify that I was a teenager at this time and totally obsessed with Madonna. The same year, my older sister received a Boys II Men CD. I think there was also some candy standing by, but it was definitely a side item to our really exciting CD gift.
Modern Valentine’s Day Kid Gifts
I have a 4, almost 3 and almost 1 year old, so there’s no Madonna or Boys II Men for them (not to mention that CDs are obsolete nowadays).
Instead, I decided to walk through King Soopers grocery store so I could show you how easy it can be to get a fun gift together for you littles that won’t cause them to bounce off the walls!
Each one of these pails full of goodies came out to about $20.00 and took me about 4 minutes to shop for and 2 minutes to assemble. Easy!
These are just a few things I knew my kids would be excited about:
- Barbie ($4.99) / Cars ($4.29)
- Good2Grow Apple Juice ($2.29)
- Glow Heart Glasses ($1.19)
- Sock Monkey ($2.99)
- Bucket ($4.99)
- Mylar Balloon ($3.99)
Total: $20.44 / $19.74
So, what do you think about these Valentine’s Day kid gifts? Did you shop outside of the box this year, or do you skip Valentine’s gifts for the kids altogether?