Fun & Affordable Valentine Gifts (for the Hubby & Kids)

I LOVE holidays . . . I love decorating my house, sending cards, doing holiday crafts, creating holiday inspired workouts, and giving holiday gifts. However, I don’t like breaking the budget on any of these things. Since the gift giving part is often the hardest, and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I thought I’d share some of my favorite ideas with you.

Let’s start with the hardest one (at least in my case) . . .¬†Most of the reason it’s hard with Mr. B is because he honestly doesn’t care and doesn’t expect anything. Sound familiar? I only make it hard on myself by wanting to give him something. I can be stubborn sometimes. LOL Here are a few ideas:

For the Hubby:

  1. Homemade Valentine Card from the Kids – This is the easiest and quickest of them all. I love offering the kids fill-in-the-blank options because let’s face it, “kids say the darndest things.” Here’s two that I created that you can apply to anyone, especially Dad!¬†Just click on the pictures and you’ll be able to download PDFs and print (These are great for ALL family members and special friends.)¬†
  2. Pixels.com – I am partial to this site but I use it for so many gifts. You can upload pics of the kids or you and your partner on to bags, pillow, iphone covers, mugs or just make a good old framed print.
Pixels.com Tote Bag

3.¬†Boxers – I know this is a cliche gift but it always works at my house and definitely won’t break the bank. I think I’m going to have a little fun this year with some Star Wars humor. What do you think?

Men’s Chewbacca Boxer Brief with Bag

For the Kids:

So just for a little insight, I have 2 boys who are 5 & 2 at this moment. Don’t get me wrong, I will give them some candy, but I don’t want it to be ALL about the candy. Here are a few non-edible recommendations:

  1. Valentine Books: I’m always a fan of books for any holiday (I was raised by a teacher/librarian). I haven’t quite decided on which ones I will give this year, but if you don’t have the Love Monster books¬†yet, my boys LOVE them. They teach great life lessons about gift giving and the illustrations are adorable.

    Love Monster Books
  2. Super Grow Eggs: I’ve given them on Easter before dinosaur egg versions of these and they loved them. It’s great fun for about a week seeing them grow, so I thought these Valentine “pet” versions sounded like fun. Plus they are only $5.99 a piece.

    Valentine’s Day Super Grow Eggs
  3. Valentine Coloring Books: My youngest, Liam, is in a Thomas the Train stage and loves colorings so for $3.99 I found him a Thomas Valentine Coloring Book with stickers. I also saw some fun Valentine themed ones for Paw Patrol, Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins & Minnie Mouse.

    Thomas the Train Valentine Coloring Book
  4.  Valentine Legos: My oldest is heavy into Legos. I found all sorts of fun Valentine themed legos at different price ranges. This teddy bear one seemed the best fit for the best price, but there was also a Valentine Lego Cupid Dog, Valentine Lego Picnic scene and even a Valentine Lego rose.

    Valentine Lego Teddy Bear

For the Whole Family (that includes you):

Graze Box:¬†I know Valentine’s Day can often mean too much candy and tempting treats, but I had to include this one because it’s one of my new favorite things. Graze Box is a curated box, which means you sign up at Graze.com¬†(use code SARAB7Q3P) and basically design the box according to your tastes. I actually get one about twice a month (which I often share on my Instagram stories). I love it because the treats are the perfect size for on-the-go and small enough to not feel over-indulgent. If you like trying new things, I highly recommend giving them a try sometimes. You can even pick protein and low-calorie options. Or, if you’re looking for a special Valentine treat, you can design a “chocolate” based one for the holiday (use code CHOCOLATE30 for 30% off) . I say “chocolate” because the one I got had lots of white chocolate and nut options (mostly because that’s my preference). Click HERE to watch a video of the boys and me exploring our Graze Valentine box. If you’re looking for a way to control the chocolate cravings this holiday or have a mixture of healthy treats with the indulgent ones, shop Graze.com and use code¬†SARAB7Q3P & CHOCOLATE30 for 30% off).¬†What are some of your Valentine ideas this year? Will you be using any of mine? Let me know in the comments below.

 

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