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    44 Small Gifts To Surprise Your Kids With If They're Your Valentine

    I'm going to need an adult version of the heart-shaped sunglasses from this post.

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    1. The Book with No Pictures by The Office's own B.J. Novak that'll leave you and your mini-me giggling past their bedtime.

    the book with no pictures's cover

    2. A Baby Yoda night-light that, for lack of a better term, can become their *guiding light* as they make their way through the hallway in the middle of the night when they'll inevitably have to pee.

    3. A screaming goat figurine that'll elicit endless laughter each time they click it and it shouts "AHHHHH!"

    The goat figurine, plus the box it comes in and the booklet

    4. A pack of Lucky Fortune collectible bracelets they'll love cracking open to reveal a piece of jewelry and a paper fortune. Just think of how cute their lil' arm will look with a stack of tiny charm bracelets (just like you!).

    5. A playful scratch-off Valentine's Day card you can write your own secret message on then watch with delight as they scratch to reveal it. Way better than a boring ol' regular card.

    a bunch of scratch-off cards that look like gameboy systems

    6. Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza  — a card game you can play together as a family on cold winter nights or even at the beach when the weather (eventually) warms up again. Hope your little ones are ready for endless giggles!

    The deck with the cards face down
    A bunch of the different cards face up, each one is a different pastel color with an illustrated character on it and their name (i.e.
    Amazon

    You deal all the cards out to your two to four players, and everyone keeps their mini-deck face down. Everyone takes a turn putting a card down in the middle of the table, saying one of the words "taco," "cat," "goat," "cheese," and "pizza," in that order. If the picture on your card matches the word that's said, everyone slaps their hand on the card in a pile as quickly as possible. The last person on the pile has to take the stack and add 'em to their cards, and whoever runs out of cards first wins!

    Promising review: "This is such a fun game for our family with two kiddos in their early twenties. We love to play games and this is a favorite. Not too long and fast paced. I *might* get a little too excited and end up with bruised knuckles #iykyk. So fun!" —Amazon Customer

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Valentine's Day (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $9.84.

    7. Silly Poopy's Hide and Seek — which is pretty much exactly what you'd think it is. It's a rainbow, light-up poop-shaped toy your littles can take turns hiding throughout the house. It'll shout out clues and play a song when it's finally found!

    A GIF of the multi-colored plastic Silly Poopy lighting up
    John Mihaly / BuzzFeed

    What Do You Meme? is a small business that sells card games/toys, plushies, and pool floats.

    Promising review: "This game is HILARIOUS. My kids love playing with it and taking turns hiding it (8, 6, and 3 years). They all think poop is funny and run around yelling 'Silly Poopy, where are you?' It keeps them busy for at least half an hour at a time and they leave me alone. Also? It's pretty durable. I found it outside in my garden in the 20-degree winter weather. I guess my 8-year-old left it out there for a few days. It also gets thrown down the stairs and Silly Poopy just keeps on giggling and having fun." —Adele

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Valentine's Day (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $20.38.

    8. Crayola Globbles, a fun lil' toy everyone in your home can use to burn off some steam when they need a quick mental break from their homework or day job. Don't worry, they won't leave residue on your walls.

    Six colored balls in yellow packaging
    Reviewer's video showing the sticky balls sliding down the wall
    Reviewer holding the balls in pink, purple, orange, yellow, green, and blue colors

    Promising review: "I waited over two months to write my review! My daughter is 4 and plays with these DAILY! YES they do attract dirt and hair HOWEVER they are so easy to rinse off, it's not a big deal! We took these to a family gathering and ended up giving two away because they were SO loved! The two we gave away went to a 12-year-old and my 19-year-old brother. They discovered throwing them at the ceiling fan and watching them shoot across the room which was pretty entertaining! None of these have busted or ripped and they are definitely NOT gentle with them! I will definitely be buying more!" —Kindle Customer

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Valentine's Day (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $10.69.

    9. A Fortnite drawing guide book for when your kid finds the strength (or you scold them enough that they listen) to take a break from gaming to focus on one of their other many talents.

    a green cover of the book with a dinosaur character on it
    the inside look at one of the pages describing how to draw the fortnite llama
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Surprised how thick and big it was when I received it. I was expecting something much smaller. My son loves it and it actually shows steps to draw his favorite Fortnite characters!" —Amber

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Valentine's Day (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $8.94.

    10. A geode-breaking activity from National Geographic to give you and your kids an excuse to pick up a hammer and smash rocks in half. The best part? The cracked-open rocks will reveal stunning crystal centers you can learn about together.

    a model holding the national geographic geode book
    a reviewer's rocks cracked in half to reveal the crystals inside

    Promising review: "We bought this for our boys who are 4-1/2-years-old. They loved the goggles and the magnifying glass that came with the kit. Breaking open the rock was a little more difficult than I thought. My boys definitely couldn't do it. You will also need to make sure you have a hammer and chisel to break them open. The rocks we got looked very different which is great! One was black on the outside and one was a creamy white brown color and the insides were very different as well. The lighter colored one was also much easier to open. The rocks are so much prettier in person and they really sparkle in the sun. It comes with a nice picture book as well. Great activity! Definitely recommend!" —Martin

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Valentine's Day (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two styles).

    11. A Disney Princess dress-up trunk filled with tiaras, dresses, and accessories that'll take playtime to the next level. I hope you're prepared to channel your inner Cinderella when the time comes.

    Four children dressed up as princesses standing next to a pink trunk and yellow, pink and blue satin costumes
    A half open pink trunk showing the costumed folded up inside surrounded by accessories
    Amazon

    The keepsake storage trunk includes four tops, three skirts, three bracelets, three rings, necklace, sticker sheet, choker, three headbands and a tiara. The costumes fit sizes 4–6x. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

    Promising review: "This is a great dress up set. As such, I had little expectation that the material quality would be that of the one dress I purchased for my niece that cost as much, alone, for this entire trunk. Now that we have expectations addressed, let's talk about what you get. There's four outfits that are separate tops and skirts so they can dress up as the character or potentially mix and match. There are accessories by way of bracelets, headbands, and rings. My niece loved it. She started trying it out immediately and I kept my award for best uncle and all around best gifter." —oldwalt

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Valentine's Day (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    12. A pack of snowball-making molds, so you and your family can square off against your neighbors in the most epic snow battle your block has ever seen.

    a gif of a reviewer using a tool to mold a perfect snowball
    a set of four snowball molding tools

    Promising review: "Great product. Easy to use even for my three and four year olds. Makes a perfect snowball! Highly recommend." —sarah

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Valentine's Day (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $17.99.

    13. An Uno "Nothin’ But Paper" card game made from fully recyclable materials that'll teach your tykes to respect Mother Earth and kick your their parents' butt in a classic card game.

    Models playing Uno card game
    Green packaging of Uno cards
    Amazon

    Me (30), my husband (30), my sister (27), and her boyfriend (27) recently broke out a pack of Uno cards and had a surprisingly fun time as a group of adults who hadn't played this game in years and years. Highly recommend!

    Promising review: "Pretty and lightweight, these cards are just as fun as the original deck. They are not as durable so be gentle but otherwise I'm pleased with my purchase." —Ronnie B.

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Valentine's Day (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    14. A "Build-a-Flower" toy set your kiddo will love if they have big dreams of becoming a florist or simply have been missing their favorite part of spring — ripping dandelions out of the ground and sweetly presenting them to you while getting clumps of dirt all over the house. These flowers will last a *little* longer and be keep play time a *touch* cleaner.

    Child model's hand holding multi-colored plastic toy flowers
    Axel Adventures / Etsy

    Axel Adventures is family-run small business based in Nevada. The set comes with 112 pieces, so there will be more than enough fun to go around for all of your kiddos.

    Promising review: "The flowers are a big hit, and arrived on time!" —Dean

    Shipping info: Orders typically ship in 4–5 days.

    Get it from Axel Adventures on Etsy for $24.72.

    15. Disney Princess nail polishes you can use for a fabulous at-home spa day with your little one (good luck convincing them to do your toes for ya').

    the nail polishes
    hand with different colored polishes on each nail

    This kit comes with 18 different polishes that are designed for small hands and feet (SO CUTE). Each color has a quick-dry formula that can also be easily peeled off, so no worries about using nail polish remover on your tyke.

    Promising review: "My 8-year-old daughter cried when she got this for her birthday. She loved it. She is always trying to use my nail polish, so to have her own was amazing. The colors are quite nice and vibrant. The bottles are glass and very nice looking. The polish actually stays put until you pull or scrub it off. I would by this again in a heartbeat." —nkcacciola74

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Valentine's Day (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    16. An interactive The Floor is Lava game that'll get you and your kiddos out of your seat and bouncin' around the house — in a good way!

    A parent and child playing The Floor is Lava game
    The Floor is Lava game box showing two animated children playing the game
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is one of my son’s (age 8) absolute favorite games. We have a blast playing as a family and will play multiple rounds at a time. Being able to adjust the difficulty by putting the pieces closer or further apart is helpful when playing with younger kids or when trying to make it harder. We also adjust the game to allow furniture to be climbed on when trying to get to hard to reach tiles (just as long as you don’t fall in the lava). I’ve even taken this game along to adult parties (shhhh don’t tell my son)." —Alicia A. Atkinson

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Valentine's Day (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    17. A unicorn slime kit with over 28,000 5-star reviews that essentially prove kids and parents alike are big fans. Glitter, foam beads, and a gloopy substance — what could go wrong?!

    Promising review: "This is the best slime kit I’ve come across. I saw it last minute before my daughter’s birthday (11) and thought I’d get it as an add-on to her presents. It ended up being her favorite gift! Her brother (8) joined in and made slime with her and she still has enough to make more of all types." —Elizabeth & Rick

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Valentine's Day (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in two styles).

    18. A Crayola light-up tracing pad, perfect for young artists who want to learn how to draw their favorite characters but aren't quite skilled enough to freehand them.

    tracing pad's box
    model holding the thin light up tracing pad
    Amazon

    The tracing pad comes with the light-up board, 10 tracing sheets, 10 blank sheets, a graphite pencil, and 12 short colored pencils. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Don't forget the AA batteries!

    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for our 6-year-old. Our son immediately used the tracing pad as soon as he opened the box. As a mom who cannot draw, this item comes very handy because I don't have to trace on my computer, LOL. Now my son can do his own tracing. It came with drawings that he actually traced and choices of clothes and accessories to draw on the character. This tracing pad is absolutely not just for the kids but also for the kid at heart." —Samproad11

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Valentine's Day (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $25.86+ (available in five colors).

    19. A box set of Pokémon board books filled with tons of flaps for your little trainer to open while learning about colors, shapes, numbers, and more!

    pokémon board books
    Barnes and Noble

    My son has this complete set and they are SO fun. Each page has multiple lift-the-flap options that keep him entertained (which is no easy feat). They're board books so he can chomp away on them and turn the pages himself without causing too much destruction. Bonus points that he's learning basic things like his ABC's and 123's while *also* learning about Pokémon.

    Shipping info: Orders are typically shipped within 3–5 business days, however Express and Expedited shipping are available for an additional fee.

    Get them from Barnes and Noble for $49.99.

    20. A mini Jenga kit that won't take up too much space in their already crammed playroom but will provide your whole fam with a lil' entertainment this winter.

    21. A heart-shaped wooden teether for the tiniest Valentine in your home — they'll *love* having some sweet relief for their poor little gums (and you'll get a break from their sad crying). The smile they'll give you will be all your heart needs this holiday.