10 SWEET GIFTS FOR BABY’S FIRST VALENTINE


If it hasn’t been totally obvious, we’re gearing up for Valentine’s day and hope you’re inspired to do the same! For the really little ones who might not be able to participate in crafts and projects, they can certainly still be in the spirit. It may even be their very first Valentine’s Day! Here are 10 sweet and heart-shaped toys and accessories to get you going.

Haba Clutching Heart Toy $13.77. For babies around 6+ months who are working on their motor skills, here is a handy toy that baby can hold and manipulate. The decorated hearts can twist around, revealing cute designs on the other sides.


Bannor Toys wooden Heart Rattle and Teether Set $26. This well-made Valentine’s day set features 2 items: a heart rattle and teething ring. The teether is made from “responsibly harvested” maple, and the rattle comes in various color options based on the wood that you select. You can also have the rattle rings left in natural wood or painted for a boy or girl.

Gap Intarsia Sweater Heart Dress $39.95. To dress the part, here’s a cute cotton sweater dress with contrasting red elbow patches. I like the subtle color palette from more traditional red and pink, which can be worn well past Valentine’s day.

Knoodle Knits Valentine’s Hat $24. This cute knit hat has a ribbed brim and solid knitted top. Because each of these hats is handmade to order, there are different options for the yarn, so you can really get something custom made just for your baby.


Heart Burp Cloths $19.64. A very functional but festive gift for baby, this set of 2 burp cloths is not only subtly sweet but very useful. These cloths are made from double-layered cotton and have an extra absorbent center panel.

Elephant Heart Onesie $15. This 100% cotton onesie features an adorable elephant blowing hearts from its trunk – spreading the love. Available in sizes from newborn to 18 months in either long or short sleeves.

Pink Crochet Bunny $25.99. Meet this adorable bunny named Isabella. She’s made of acrylic yarn, in pink, red, and white, and is the perfect companion for baby on Valentine’s day and throughout the year.

Huggy Kissy Book $6.29. I have quite a few of the Leslie Patricelli books (like “Yummy, Yucky”). My kids love the sturdy ‘board’ construction and art style. This particular one centers around affection, and how to demonstrate affection – which is never a problem around babies!

Land of Nod Heartfelt Blanket $69. This 100% alpaca wool blanket is perfect for cuddling up with baby. I appreciate how each blanket is handmade by Peruvian artisans following fair trade guidelines ensuring ethical treatment.

Valentine Baby Booties $24. How ridiculously cute are these baby booties? The cloth exterior features a modern heart pattern, while the fleece interior keeps baby’s feet comfy and warm. Details like elastic on the ankle cuffs and faux leather soles truly make these booties one of a kind.

For more Valentine’s day ideas, see 12 Simple and Sweet Valentine’s Day Crafts, 10 Cute Valentine Free Printables for Kids, and 8 Lovely and Easy Valentine DIY Garlands.

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