20 Valentines Day Gift Ideas & Homemade Cards

Alternative valentines day gifts

Tired of all the candy at Valentine’s day?

We have found some alternative Valentines Day gifts for you to check out! My kids love to make homemade Valentine cards and they are even more fun when you can add a cute saying with a toy!

Check out these clever sayings you could print out to go along with these fun Valentines Day gift ideas! Plus, look for the free printable Valentines day card ideas to go along with your cool toys!


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1. Plastic Lip Whistles

You make me smile homemade valentine cards

 Hey Valentine! You Make me Smile.
—> Free Printable 

2. Neon Spin Tops with Glitter

Neon spintops alternative valentines day gifts

Valentine, you are tops!

3. Chinese YOYO

Chinese yoyo valentines day gift ideas

I want to be “yo” Valentine
“Yo” Valentine “Yo” the best!

4. Crazy Straws

straw homemade valentine cardsstraw valentine heart colored

I’m Crazy for you!
“Sip, Sip” Hooray, It’s Valentines Day!
—> Free Printable <—

5. Bubbles

valentine you blow me away

 Valentine you blow me away!
Get the FREE –>>Valentine card Printable<<–

6. Free Wheel Cars

Free wheel cars Valentines day gift ideas

 I “Wheelie” Like you, Happy Valentines Day!
Valentine, you make my heart race!

7. Crazy Eye Patches

Crazy Eye Patch alternative valentines day gifts

“Eye” got my “eye” on you, Valentine”

8. Glow In The Dark Bouncing Balls

bouncy ball planet homemade valentine cards

I have a “ball” with you, Valentine!
Have a ball this Valentines!
You make my heart bounce!
Learn how to make this Valentine.

9. LED Finger Lights

you light up my day diy valentine free printable card

You “Light” up my day Valentine!
—->> Free Valentine Printable <<—

10. Stretchable Flying Frogs

Stretchable Frogs for Valentines day gifts

You make my heart “Leap” Valentine!
“Hoppy” Valentines Day!

11. Foam Gliders

you make my heart soar airplane free valentine printable

Valentine, you make my heart “Soar”!
—->> Free Valentine Printable <<—

12. Vinyl Paratroopers

just dropping in paratrooper free printable valentine

Just “Dropping IN” to say Happy Valentines Day!
—->> Free Valentine Printable <<—

13. Mini Rubber Poppers

Valentines day popper

Just “poppin” in to say Happy Valentines Day!
FREE –>> Valentine Card Printable <<–

14. Zoo Animal Pencil Top Erasers

Zoo animal toppers alternative valentines day gifts

“Zoo” you want to be my Valentine?

I’m Wild about you!

15. Large Smile Face Erasers

smiley face erasers for valentines day gifts

You make me “smile” Valentine!

16. Play-Doh Party Bag Dough

Play-doh party bag valentines day gift idea

 “Doh” you want to be my Valentine?

17. Glow Stick Bracelets

you make my heart glow free valentine printable card

You “light” up my day Valentine!
You make my heart “GLOW” Valentine!
For a “bright” Valentine!
FREE –>> Valentine Card Printable <<–

18. Mustache Lip Whistles

Mustache homemade valentine cards

I “Mustache” you a question…will you be my Valentine?
FREE –>> Valentine Card Printable <<–

19. Mini Noise Putty

noise putty valentines day gift ideas

You are a “Putty” good Valentine!
You turn my heart to “Putty” Valentine!

20. Glitter Sticky Hands

I am stuck on you free printable valentines day card

“I’m Stuck on You Valentine”


Have an Amazing Valentines Day!

Your Valentine is surely going to LOVE whatever you decide to get them, especially if you put a little bit of your own homemade touch on it! I hope you find these Valentines Day gift ideas fun and fresh. Definitely more exciting than getting the classic chocolates or candy.

For more Valentines Day inspiration, check out some of our Valentines Day crafts! Also, if you really want to make the day extremely special, make sure to cook up a Valentines Day dish!

Valentine's day card ideas and homemade gifts


  • Jessica Harwood

    Thank you for all these great ideas! I was hoping to find something that would still be fun but not sugar-filled (the kids get enough anyway!) and this is perfect. My daughter is thrilled to give bubbled to all her friends and I my son is excited about airplane Valentines. Thank you!


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