What to Get the Kids for Valentine’s Day – 5 Gifts Under $20
Valentine’s Day is almost here and I guess you’re wondering what to buy your kiddies. Well, I’ve been there a few times because children change their minds, and you just gotta change with them. Valentine’s Day gift ideas for kids can be expensive but that’s if you don’t know where to look, or really have no need to worry about money.
I’ve learned to simply ask questions before purchasing anything, because my kids change their minds, often. I also wished I had a list like this Valentine’s Day gift ideas for kids list available at that time. 😀
Think about it – One day your daughter is into baby dolls and the next week, she’s strictly into mannequin heads. And you’re thinking it’s the same thing, right? But of course, as a mom, you don’t get it because (in your daughter’s mind) a mannequin head is not a doll because it’s used to learn how to create hairstyles.
Why didn’t you think of that, right.
Or your son may loveeeee remote control cars but suddenly he’s into all the latest video games. You’re wondering when he changed, and he’s wondering why his mom hasn’t kept up.
Shopping for kids is a little difficult to say the least, but maybe once you reach the point where the kids are changing their interests, a lot, it would be best to ask them what they want for Valentine’s Day. It’s probably less painful this way.
To help you in your search, I’ve created a list of 5 gifts under $20 that your children may enjoy, starting with this link to Amazon’s Gifts under $20 http://amzn.to/2Ei0rCF. If you have never shopped at Amazon, well that would be surprising, but you will find the site useful.
Amazon has served me really well when it came to purchasing gifts and supplies last-minute. Where else could you get over 100 balloons for under $10 http://amzn.to/2H76tnM. I know, off topic, but really if you’re having trouble finding the gift that suits your child best, you might wanna check out Amazon.
Shopping and buying gifts doesn’t have to break your bank.
5 Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Kids
1.Monopoly Junior – A version of the original game suited for younger children – Ages 5+
Monopoly is a game that should be on everyone’s shelf at home, ready to play (in my opinion). If your family is like mine, Monopoly can get heated really fast. Oh yes, it’s all done with love but we love competition. Monopoly is also a game than can easy last for 8 hours.
Monopoly Junior would be the perfect game to ease your young child into the world of Monopoly. Ya know, prep them for the big leagues a.k.a. the original Monopoly game.
2. Coloring Books – Great for children all ages (if they can hold crayons)
Apparently, adult coloring books have become trendy. However, kids, like some adults, love to color. It keeps their minds busy and their creative gears moving. Plus, coloring is so calming. Give a child crayons and a coloring book and they will easily keep themselves busy with all the scribbling and mashing of colors.
And they love showing their mom what they colored, don’t they.
3. Joke Books – From the moment children start talking, they laugh at everything
Let your kids learn how funny, or unfunny, they are. Either way, it’ll be good for them to build up a sense of humor and be able to make their mom laugh at the same time. You can also find another kids joke book here http://amzn.to/2Bneg06. What’s more entertaining than watching your child laugh his/her own jokes? I’ll go ahead and assume you answered “Nothing.” 🙂
4. Video Games
Check out Gamestop.com Preowned Games for games under $20. Yes, they’re used but usually Gamestop has good quality used games. I would suggest purchasing the warranty which is usually $1-$3 depending on the price of the game and the change in store prices.
I would also suggest contacting your local Gamestop to confirm warranty pricing prior to purchase. I like Gamestop because you can buy most items online and pick-up in the store of your choice. Plus, the pickup is usually the same day.
If you’re like me and don’t like standing in lines, that is the more convenient option, other than strictly purchasing online for delivery to your home.
5. Something Crafty – Who doesn’t love a gift made with love
These craft items found on Walmart.com could make for a creative gift. Have you ever received that painting of your child’s hand and seen the huge smile slapped across their face when giving it to you?
I still have a craft that my youngest gave me and he said it was me; I don’t see the resemblance but he made it with all his love, so I keep it. I really can’t bring myself to get rid of anything my children gave me.
I believe children would really appreciate a hand-made gift from their mom, and they’d keep it for a long time.
Bonus Gift Idea and a For Sure Way to Win Their Hearts Over and Over Again
The best gift you can give your kids on Valentine’s Day is the gift of time with you of course. You’d be surprised at how many children would pick spending time with their mom over a new toy.
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Hopefully, these Valentine’s Day gift ideas for kids will help point you in the right direction. They are all convenient options, especially if you don’t want to be stuck in a checkout line.
I wish you all the best of luck at finding the perfect gift for your children on Valentines day.
Leave a comment and let me know how your shopping experience turned out, and if these Valentine’s Day gift ideas for kids helped.
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