Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Valentine's Day Gifts for Kids

I can remember my Dad bringing home flowers for my Mom on Valentine's Day. They would also get my sister and I something, usually a card and a small box of chocolates. It made us feel special and part of the Valentine's Day celebration.

  • Have a cookie bouquet sent just to them! My husband sent one of these to me and the boys one year and we loved it! We've used Cookies By Design before and have success with the cookies and delivery. Another online cookie delivery service is Cheryls.com, which has some really cute Valentine's Day ideas.
  • For a slightly healthier option, try a fruit bouquet. My kids love chocolate covered fruit, so I think this would be a big hit. We've used Edible Arrangements before.
  • For something easy, make heart shaped pancakes for dinner. Optional: add red food coloring, chocolate chips or M&M's. Top with whipped cream for an awesome kid's Valentine's Day dinner. 
  • Make a heart shaped pizza for dinner. You can make a large heart pizza for the whole family or individual pizzas and let the kids decorate their own! 
  • For a really easy dessert, try ice cream sandwiches! Roll the edges of the ice cream sandwiches in pink, red, or other Valentine's Day themed sprinkles. Wrap a strip of wax paper around and tie with a bow. 
  • Fun candy shaped valentine: a large gummy bear, life sized chocolate or gummy game controller, or for the gross factor, a gummy heart (actual heart shaped) (Amazon occasionally carries the contoller, but you can also make your own with a mold). (Links are to Amazon, but I did find the controller for around $10 at Target last year.) 

OLDER KIDS: Older kids can be hard to shop for, especially teens. I still loved getting my box of chocolate, but here are some additional ideas if you need them!
  • Gift Card to their favorite store 
  • Nail polish 
  • Movie passes 
  • Gas card 
  • Books 
  • Jewelry 
  • Snack food gift basket with gummy video game controller  
  • Lindt Emoji Chocolates 
  • Giant Gummies. I found a Giant Shark at Hobby Lobby, Giant Gummy Bears at Target, Gummy Game Controllers (looks like an XBox controller).

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