i HEART you!
Updated: Jan 21
It's almost February which means LOVE will be in the air and it is the perfect time to start thinking about Valentines Day! The holiday doesn't have to be just for romantic love. We LOVE a good themed holiday to celebrate with our kids. This year we put together a simplistic gift guide because let's be honest, we just finished putting away the holiday decorations and our homes are bursting with toys and gifts. Take this opportunity to introduce a book, a snack/treat and something "to do" like a craft, art supplies, puzzle, or to build/create/explore. You can never have enough pajamas so a pair can always be added into the mix too! Try thinking of something your kid loves and center your gift around that.
If you are buying a few items and want to keep your gifts organized, try buying a red bucket, shower caddy or basket. This is a great if way to display your valentines gifts without loosing the theme. You can always add some heart shaped candle, crayons, Chapstick or snacks to fill in the gaps!
Games (CLICK TO SHOP)
Don't pop the pig
Don't break the ice
Chutes and Ladder
Hi Ho Cheerio
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Puzzles (CLICK TO SHOP)
The Learning Journey My First Big Floor Puzzle - Mermaid
The Learning Journey My First Big Floor Puzzle - Dragon
Melissa and Doug Fire Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle
Wooden Solar System Floor Puzzle
New York Arts 3D Craft Puzzle
Bearun Coloring 3D Puzzle Set
Lego Mini Adidas building Set
Gift Ideas (CLICK TO SHOP)
Lego Heart Ornament
Mermaid Tail Blanket
Foam Paper Airplane Valentines
Kids Volcano Toy
Looking for something decorative and fun for their room? Try a ball pit! We joke about the kids tossing the balls everywhere but they love them and they add some décor to their personal spaces. Here is the ball pit we have for Remi's room! The handmade item was ordered from Amazon in pink, the fabric is lightweight and breathable. The ball pit holds balls that are BPA (bisphenol A) free and crush proof. These items have made her nursery an inviting space to play and lounge.
Valentine Books (CLICK TO SHOP)
Our bedtime stories are one of our favorite times of the day. There is no better way to celebrate a holiday than with a themed book and we picked some of our favorite Valentine's Day books. Most books will celebrate love and the importance of friendship. Our favorite characters help to spread Valentine's Day cheer. Looking for a personalized book? Check out Wonderbly and make sure to use our unique code for an exclusive 20% off!
Valentine Gift Ideas - Partners & Galentines
Looking for ideas for your significant other? Check out our holiday season gift guide. We have everyone on your list covered from beauty buffs to tech gurus to foodies! If you are not in the mood to exchange gifts, try an experience with your partner. Schedule a cooking class, book a "staycation", get a spa service or recreate a special memory together. Some of our favorite local experience in Chicago are best shared with your partner or best friends.
Local Experience Ideas
FACAIL AT SCRUBME
MASK BAR AT SCRATCH GOODS
CANDLE MAKING AT BLANK MASON CANDLE BAR
COOKING / BAKING CLASS AT BETTIE'S CHICAGO OR SUR LA TAB
If you're a homebody and don't like to venture out during the winter months... we get it! One of Katie's favorite date night plans is to spend the night in bed with a comfy pair of pajamas, takeout, wine and a movie! Zero shame in that.
Valentine Pajamas (CLICK TO SHOP)
Some days our kids live in their pajamas (literally). Whether you are into the LOVE holiday or not, we can all agree that any time is a good time for a new pair of cozy pjs. We found some of our favorites to add to your collections.
Love or not, giving a gift always feels good. Take this opportunity to shower the ones you love with something they will enjoy, appreciate and simply LOVE! Please note that some links are affiliated.
X0 - Katie & Amanda