3 Unique Gifts for Kids on Valentine’s Day


Over the years, Valentine’s Day has become another, in my opinion, opportunity for social media spoiling. So, instead of loading the kids down with cheap candy and breakable plastic, let’s look at a few other things to give this Valentine’s Day. 

Plant Flowers or Trees Together

Instead of buying flowers from the store that will only die later and make a mess, take the opportunity to plant something that will stick around to live another day. It will remind your children you took the time to show them you love them.

Make a Themed Dessert Together

This isn’t just pre-packaged candy to toss back in a second flat; it’s a sweet treat and a memory. Any decent chef will tell you that’s the best pairing.

Valentine, Valentines Day, Pink, Winter, Cookies

Make a Card With a Personal Note

It takes only a minute to let your kid know what you love about them specifically, and you never know how long they will carry those words with them. Here’s a heartwarming story about a girl who kept every note her stepdad left her… for years, even though he had no idea!

Heart, Card, Pastels, Figure, Valentine'S Day, Love

In a culture of excess, sometimes we need a reminder that often less is more and it really is okay to just do this. In fact, sometimes, it can better.

So this year, don’t overbuy and overeat. A few moments of meaning, mean more.

What unique gifts would you add to this list?

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Originally from Columbia, Paula has also lived in NC, Florida, Alaska, and the UK before returning, after her husband’s deployment, to start USC School of Law. After passing the bar, working with education nonprofits, and going back for her Masters in English, she’s set aside being an active attorney for now to focus on her health, writing, and raising her baby girl, Evy. Paula knows life does not usually go as expected, like being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, and sometimes it goes better, like eloping or adopting her best book review buddy, Evy! She binges on good tv, good books, good chocolate, good tea, and good conversation. She’s also a fan of winning, whether at board games or yoga. At home, she enjoys making art, music, stories, and tasty food with her family including two wild puppies, Poppy and Petra. Out and about, she enjoys being involved in theatre and music, like at Town Theatre, enjoying the outdoors and wildlife, attending Windsor United Methodist Church, shopping, volunteering, and traveling on the cheap! She does not enjoy laundry, social injustice, environmental destruction, the patriarchy, coffee, soda, kale, or pants. She’s excited and thankful to pursue her calling and bring her child up in this kid friendly town.


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