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When I was younger, my mom always had a little gift for me for each holiday.  Maybe a cute pair of socks, a piece of candy, or a new pair of pajamas.  Whatever the gift was, it always made my day. I try to do the same for our kids: a small gift, just to let them know that I’m thinking about them.   I decided to compile a list of some fun Valentine’s Day gifts for kids… under $5!   You can even give it to your child with your own hand-made Valentine’s day card. 🙂 

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Ps- If you and your husband are heading out for Dinner or a Valentines Day adventure of your own, give them their gifts right before you leave, as most of them double as crafts and will entertain your kids for hours! You’ll definitely have one happy babysitter!  These gifts include my affiliate link to take you right to Amazon.  They are all a great price (although prices may change by the time you read this… that’s Amazon for you!) 😉

1) Owl Be Your Valentine: Pink Owls Notebook $4.99

This pink valentine notebook features owls, hearts and “Owl Be Your Valentine” on the cover. There is ample room inside for writing notes and ideas. It can be used as a notebook, journal or doodle book!

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2) Valentines Prize Pack Stickers $3.49

What Valentines Day celebration is complete with stickers?! Always a for sure win!
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3) Ty Beanie Babies Valentino – Bear $5

… His heart is red and full of love
He cares for you so give him a hug
Keep him close when feeling blue
Feel the love he has for you!… 
Valentino is all white with a big bold red heart embroidered on his chest. His neck is decorated with a red satin bow. Black button eyes and a brown button nose make up his adorable face.

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4) Decorate-Your-Own Wooden Monster Truck Craft Kit $4.99

Get ready to rev up the excitement with this easy-to-assemble monster truck kit. Includes wooden truck, wheels, axles, paint, paintbrush, glue, and truck-themed stickers.
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5) Toy Spy Glasses – See Behind You $4.85

Does your little Agent have secret mission coming up? Well, these Spy Glasses are just what you need! These Spy Glasses will allow you to see behind you because there are mirrors on the inside of the lenses. This way, you can sit facing away whoever you are spying on, but still be able to watch what you are doing.
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6) Flying Gliders $4.93

Flying gliders in assorted designs. Always extremely popular and a ‘flyer’ at any event!

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7) Dinosaur Fossil – Nature Sand Dino Dig $4.99

Nature Sand Dinosaur “Fossil” Excavation kit. Dinosaur dig kit comes with sand block, wooden tool and plastic brush. Kids can “chip & brush” away sand to uncover a plastic dinosaur skeleton. An ultra-cool prehistoric project.
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8) THE LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures $3.99

Bring exciting new play possibilities to existing LEGO sets with LEGO Minifigures. This ‘Limited Edition’ THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE series features all your favorite characters!
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9) Twisty Flying Saucers Helicopter Toys – Package of 12 Assorted Colors $4.99

Slide each saucer onto the rod, push off and watch them fly. Flyers are fun outdoor toys that promote active play

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10) Decorate-Your-Own Wooden Plane Craft Kit $4.99

Get ready to jet off for aerial adventures with this easy-to-assemble wooden plane model. Includes wooden plane, wheels, axle, paint, paintbrush, glue, and aviation-themed stickers so young pilots’ creativity can fly high!

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11) Simply Crafty Terrific Tiaras Jewelry-Making Kit $4.99

Create four gorgeous tiaras with this all-inclusive kit! Stunning results are easy to achieve with sturdy cardstock materials, pre-cut shapes that stick on with puffy foam tabs, and shimmering gem stickers. The layerable pieces create dimensional details for crafts that really pop! Includes four easy-to-make, easy-to-decorate costume tiaras.
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12) Decorate-Your-Own Wooden Princess Carriage Craft Kit $4.99

Children can create their very own regal ride with this craft kit! Includes double-sided princess carriage, wheels, axles, stickers, paint, brush, and glue. The wheels really turn, inviting imaginative play. A great craft activity for a “princess” party!
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13) Design-Your-Own Bracelets With 100+ Sparkle Gem and Glitter Stickers $5.00

Simple, frustration-free process! Four reversible bracelet bands in eight glittery colors are ready to wear right out of the box…but what truly makes them one of a kind is the creativity that comes next: This stylish set lets children add even more glitz and glam with glitter stickers and shimmering gem stickers to arrange on the bands.

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14) Decorate-Your-Own Pendant Jewelry Craft Kit (Makes 4 Necklaces) $4.99

Budding jewelry designers will love turning these Decorate-Your-Own pendants into four beautiful necklaces! The all-inclusive kit allows children to decorate the 4 double-sided resin pendants with 4 glittering metallic paints. Easy-to-follow instructions explain how to attach the pendants to the included colored laces with clasps to make 4 one-of-a-kind necklaces to wear and share!

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15) Girls Heart/Bow Print Socks – Size 5-13 $3.95

Adorable! 3 pairs of girls socks. Scallop trim with contrast ankle and toe bands. Choice of heart or bow print designs.

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16) Sterling Silver Gemstone Filled Ring $4.99

Coming in a variety of colors, this Lovely Heart Cut Ring is perfect for your older girl!
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18) Oversized Heart Shaped Sunglasses $3.99

Super cute and super fun, these are sure to win over hearts on all your sunny days!

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19) Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer $3.99

Pink and sparkly, perfect gift for your little Valentine!

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20) Girls Pink Clutch $3.29

Lovely little Eiffel Tower clutch!

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I hope some of these ideas inspired and will work for you this upcoming holiday!

If you have the budget to spend a little more… we LOVED these gifts & had to include them!

Tinkering Lab kits – they are fun and educational kits allow kids to build and test out projects using real hardware and tools, to gain hands experience in creative problem-solving!

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Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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  1. Great list of ideas here, we are fans of stickers in my house too 🙂

    My Mom always did the same for us every Holiday and still does for us as adults. It always was something small but was more meaningful to know she was always thinking of us.