Do you like to like to make your kids feel special on Valentine’s Day? Each day, I propose to tell my son how much I love him and how special he is to me. For me, it’s important to let kids know that they are loved and appreciated regularly to help them grow up with a positive self-image and high self-esteem. Frugal Valentine’s Day treats are a great way to do that.
Valentine’s Day is just another day to spread the love. While I don’t think it’s necessary to spend a ton of money on this holiday getting a few goodies for your kids can help build up excitement around this special day and help you create some lasting memories together.
Planning and shopping around in advance is key. I like to take advantage of the deals on Amazon and always end up finding something unique and useful. Plus, the quick and convenient shipping doesn’t hurt either. Check out these 14 frugal Valentine’s Day treats and trinkets for kids to help you get started.
Frugal Valentine’s Day Treats for Kids
Chocolate Candy Hearts
Nothing says Valentine’s Day like chocolate. Consider making a yummy treat bag for your kids or using some of these chocolates to decorate the table.
Another fun idea you try is an ‘I Love You’ scavenger hunt. Take a few index cards and write something that you love about your child on each one and hide it with a piece of chocolate. Also, be sure to include a clue on each card that will help them locate the next card and chocolate.
Milk Chocolate Covered Oreos
These milk chocolate covered oreos are the perfect treat for after dinner or to surprise your kids by adding one to their lunch box on Valentine’s Day.
We don’t order Chinese takeout much anymore, but my family and I still love fortune cookies. Until recently, I had no idea that you could actually buy fortune cookies separately. These Valentine’s Day themed cookies are perfect for a party or just to shower your kids with a yummy treat and some positive affirmations.
Add these triple-layer gummy hearts to your candy bags or a homemade dessert.
Disney Princess Sugar Cookie Kit
This sugar cookie kit is perfect for any Disney princess fans in your household. It comes with everything you need to bake along with edible decals of your child’s favorite characters.
This is probably my son’s favorite frugal Valentine’s Day treat. It’s frugal for us because I make it at home. Instead of spending $30 – $40 on a package of premade chocolate-covered strawberries, can make your own with chocolate melting wafers that you buy.
Plus, you can add whatever fruit you like including clementines, bananas, kiwi, and more.
Jello Fruit Bowls
For a healthier Valentine’s Day treat, consider making your own fruit jello for the kids. Start with these mixed fruit bowls then get a package of sugar-free jello from your local grocery store for around $1.
Mix the gelatin up then add the fruit. Place your jello mixture in a heart-shaped mold. I’m sure the whole family will enjoy this one.
I saw this idea on a blog called Mom Always Finds Out and absolutely loved it. Conversation hearts are a classic Valentine’s Day staple. However, if you’re looking for a healthier alternative this year, consider making your own version of this with Cuties or clementines.
It’s the same idea really. Grab a marker and write your own little fun messages on your Cuties, then place them all in a bowl for your kids to see. You can write things down like ‘ XOXO, You’re Awesome, Sweet, Be Mine, Love’ and any other cute saying you can think of.
Frugal Valentine’s Day Trinkets For Kids
Decorate Your Own Wooden Heart Box Craft
Have some special one-on-one time this Valentine’s Day by helping your child with this craft. Get two for only $13.99 or one for just $7. Often those those ‘mommy and me’ painting classes can be so expensive. The kit comes with everything you need to do a fun craft together at home including a wooden box, art supplies, colorful gems and a paintbrush.
Promote reading by getting your kids’ personalized books with their name in them. Books like this one are affordable and can also be long-term keepsakes. If you don’t have time to order a personalized book, just find one that has a message you know that your child will enjoy.
The Wonderful Things You’ll Be is an encouraging book that’s beautifully illustrated and expresses all the loving things that parents think of when they look at their children.
Flying RC Toy For Kids
Most kids are always looking for something fun to play with. When it comes to finding the best frugal Valentine’s Day trinkets for kids, this flying RC toy will keep them busy for hours. This toy can be played with indoors or outdoors, changes colors, and comes with a remote control.
Valentine Cookie Foam Magnet Craft Kit
Create some Valentine’s Day foam magnet cookies that look good enough to eat. This kit comes with everything you need to customize your creation. Plus, I love how it’s mess-free in a sense since there is no gluing, cutting, or dry time involve.
Toy Story 4 Building Kit
Add this Toy Story building kit to your child’s Valentine’s Day bag as it comes with 69 pieces and multiple figures that they can build.
Disney Matching Game
We love playing the matching game at my house. It’s fun to test your memory and have some friendly competition. This is a practical but fun Valentine’s Day gift for your kids that will make family night even better.
These are just a few of the best frugal Valentine’s Day treats and trinkets for kids this year. Remember, you don’t have to go overboard with spending just to make this day special for your child. I like to create a Valentine’s Day bag or box for my son and include a few of his favorite things in it.
Sometimes I get a card, but I may also just print one offline or write something nice and encouraging. Most important, it’s all about prioritizing spending time together and showing love each day.
What do you plan to do with or for your kids this Valentine’s Day to make it special for them?