Sweet Sixteen: 16 Valentine Gifts for Children 2021

We're a sucker for Petit Bateau's iconic rib knits - and it's the eco credentials (products are certified to standard 100 by the Oeko-Tex label, guaranteeing they are kind to skin). These love print pjs have stolen our heart this Valentine's...


>>Heart Print Ribbed Pyjamas, from £39, 2-12 yrs, Petit Bateau

There's nothing nicer than a handwritten card, apart, perhaps, from a handwritten biscuit! How gorgeous are these Valentine themed bakes which you can have personalised with your own message? Perfect for kids and we know some grownups who'd love them too. Hi!

>> Vintage Love Letter Biscuit Tin, £35, Biscuiteers (a selection of 10 iced biscuits in a decorative box)

Who doesn't love an affirmation poster? These pink foil illustrations of the word “Love” with flowers, cupid's arrow, rainbows, hearts and other delightful images are just the thing for creatives. Once coloured in they make fabulous posters to decorate your child's bedroom with.

>> Meri Meri Valentine Colouring Posters, £12.50 for a set of 2, Acorn & Pip

The perfect place for little ones to keep those love notes, sweets and chocolate hearts close to the body.

>> Pink Gem Heart Purse Belt, £18 STYCH

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Who doesn't like receiving happy post? Surprise your little ones with this letterbox treat filled with a certain little pig...

> Percy Pig Letterbox Gift, £20, Marks & Spencer

Older kids will love this rainbow decorated enamel heart. Pin it on a denim jacket or backpack for instant cool points - and they'll still look great once Valentine's Day is over too...

>> Heart Pin, £7, Acorn & Will

Show us a child who would turn their nose up to a new notepad. They will fall in love with this heart print pad that's perfect for all those heart scribbles and bright ideas.

>> Hearts Notebook, £7.95, MatildaMoo

A lovely simple felt banner for any child who isn't mad about hearts and flowers.

>> I Love You Felt Wall Banner, £26, House of Hooray at notonthehighstreet.com

Why not let them get creative with some edible paint and heart shaped biscuits - then the whole family can devour these sweet creations with a side of hot chocolate... the perfect night in!

>> Love Heart 'Colour Me' Biscuits (Pre Order) from £16, Pickles & Bakes

Valentine Gifts for Children

Good hair day! Dress up their hair with these pretty slides and clips kids - and adults alike - will just, well love!

> Love Hair Barrettes and Hair clips with crystals, from 13€, Milledeax

Who doesn't need a soft cuddle with your 'whole heart' ?

>> VJellycat Amuseable Red Heart, £22, Kidly

The prettiest sweets for your sweet (heart)! Place on a pillow or the breakfast table and wait for the squeals.

>> A Bundle of Love Dark Chocolate Hearts, £12.95, Rococo Chocolates

Make sure love is in the air or even on a chair with this gorgeous denim cushion which is available in a variety of colours to suit your interiors.

>> LOVE DenimPillow, £35, Brown Betty Blue

This beautiful and warmly-told story teaches us that love really does grow everywhere, in all shapes, forms and sizes. Through gentle, rhyming text and vibrant illustrations, feel the love in a close-knit family who grow plants and sell them in their local market, and discover the types of love that exist in the many homes of their diverse community. A must for all tiny bookshelves.

>> Love Grows Everywhere by Barry Timms, Illustrated by Tisha Lee, £7.99, Amazon

A small, but very sweet old school treat. Why not go one step further and order a personalised sticker?


>> Personalised Giant Love Hearts, £1.49, Swizzles