Valentine’s Day is about a month away, but 2/14 falls on a Friday this year, which happens to be President’s Day weekend. Most schools are closed Monday in observance of President’s Day, and many, including ours, are also closed on Friday for in-service days. That means Valentine’s Day parties are probably going to be held earlier in the week.
Get a jump start on finding the cutest, most uncommon Valentines for your kids (and have them in hand before the prices start to creep up as we get closer to the holiday). I’ve got some sweet buys on cool Valentines for you:
The first couple sets are from Peaceable Kingdom. Peaceable Kingdom is an awesome company. My kids have a board game from them, and not only is it a cooperative game design (as opposed to board-clearing, , but it also has a note that says to contact them for free replacements in case parts get lost or broken. “We’re parents, too,” they say. Plus, they have really cool, unique stuff.
Everyone wants to be a superhero, and everyone loves snap bracelets, so this Kid Power Bracelet Valentine set (cards included) is sure to please. It’s also candy-free, so you can feel good about sending it to school. 28 Valentines for $12.95
For the STEM lovers, get a box of Shark Tooth Necklace Valentines in “sign-and-give boxes.” There are three different card styles with shark design, and each has a real shark-tooth necklace! This is what I ordered for my older son, who loves hunting for shark teeth on the beach. He has a small first-grade class, so I should have some left over for next year! Another great non-candy Valentine option. 28 Valentines for $14.95
(Note: If the shark tooth valentines are unavailable when you click the link, check back later. It keeps selling out but it usually gets restocked soon after.)
If you want something a little more whimsical and colorful, check out these mythical creatures valentines with rainbow pencils. Four fun Valentine designs feature “unicornified” animals, and you just slip the rainbow colored pencil through as the horn. 24 for $10.99 (currently has an extra 10% off coupon, applies at checkout).
For the crafty kid, these Keychain Craft Kit Valentines are double the fun to receive and then assemble. Each kit is individually boxed, great for class parties or to take and make at home. 24 for $13.09
Do you choose the Valentines for your kids, or let them weigh in on the decision?