Etsy Finds: Candy-Free Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids

Unique Valentine’s Day gifts for kids – handmade with love from Etsy sellers and so sweet they’ll never miss the candy!

Candy Free Valentines Day Gifts from ETSY

Valentine’s Day is all about love – but does that mean it has to all about candy? No doubt your child will say it should be but since you know they will get candy one way or another (school, friends, grandparents), I think it’s perfectly reasonable to show your love with a sweet gift that won’t rot their teeth or have them bouncing off the walls.

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Candy-free Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids

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In the spirit of a healthier Valentine’s Day, I’ve rounded up some candy-free gifts for kids. that are all handmade with love.  The best part is you don’t have to bust out the crafts supplies or the sewing machine because they are all made by artisans on Etsy!

Felt play food chocolate set

Felt Chocolate Heart Play Food – The best kind of chocolate is calorie-free and lasts forever.

Valentine conversation heart crayons

Conversation Heart Crayons – All the traditional conversation heart sayings, but without the sugar. Set of 5 heart-shaped crayons made from recycled crayons.

Handmade wool mouse

Handmade Wool Mouse – A sweet toy handcrafted out of repurposed wool and stuffed with wool fleece. 

Non candy Valentine's Day gifts from Etsy

Heart Tie Dye Shirt – Wish them a groovy Valentine’s Day with this rainbow heart shirt dyed using an eco-friendly process. Available in pinks & blues or primary colors.


Felt Conversation Heart Cookies – Your little baker will have playing with these felted conversation heart Valentine cookies. Set includes 7 handmade felt “cookies”. 

Non candy Valentine's Day gifts from Etsy

Heart Leg Warmers – Keep baby warm & toasty with adorable striped leg warmers embellished with hearts. Bonus: They double as arm warmers for older kids too.

Felt Pretend Mail Valentines

Pretend Mail Valentines – Set of 4 felt heart Valentines with coordinating felt envelopes – perfect for playtime!

What non-candy Valentine’s Day gifts do you like to give?

Pssst! If you like to DIY – here are some candy-free Valentine’s Day card ideas!

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  1. My kids would love to use these crayons! So sweet! I had a friend who handmade little bears with hearts one year, and they were a big hit with the kids. Candy is so 2014!

  2. Great ideas-love these! I especially like the leg warmers, I am such a sucker for baby leg warmers!

  3. I love the conversation heart crayons. That is such a cute idea!

  4. Lisa @Retro Housewife Goes Green says:

    So cute, that little bear is so adorable.

  5. Oh my goodness, I have never thought to look at Etsy for V-day gifts. I am not a big fan of candy for my daughter, I think Halloween is enough candy for the whole year.

    1. I know what you mean Nicole. Valentine’s Day is starting to look more and more like Halloween now that so many kids are including candy with their school Valentine’s Day cards.

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