Creative Valentines {non foodie creations}

Love is in the air. Can you feel it?? It is that sweet time of year when kids are picking out Valentines cards or creating something special and unique — probably with the help of mamas {hand raised over here}. It seems that there are more and more kids with food allergies. Some schools have very strict rules about what you can and can not bring to share as far as foodie treats to holiday parties. Some schools even enforce a ‘no treat’ rule. This being said, I wanted to share some fabulously creative ideas for non-edible Valentines. I am about to submerge myself into handmade Valentines with my boys. I found this super cute idea over at Whipperberry and I just HAVE TO DO IT! It’s such a sweet way to share the love on Valentines Day. I used a couple of 40% off coupons at Michaels to buy the heart molds and then I searched {and searched and searched} on-line for a rolling alphabet stamp. There are more listed today then there was when I bought mine and they are in South Korea so ship time wouldn’t work if you wanted it for this Valentines Day which is *gasp* a week from today!! I love how it is something non edible and the saying is so sweet!

Here are some more sweet and creative ideas. There are so many printables out there to help you create a lovely and custom package as well. Just do a search for “free Valentines printables”.

This idea for this little bookmark is super easy and it can be used time and time again. Plus it’s great for little readers. They will love having something special for their favorite books.

These sweet pencils are handy and have a fun message on them. She custom ordered her’s but you can find Valentines pencils at Target 20 for $2.00. I actually picked some up for my kiddos class this morning.

I do love owls so this sweet card really stood out to me. They show a pencil or a lolli but obviously, for non food Valentines I’d use a pencil.

Kids love bouncy balls {and they keep them busy for awhile too}. This cute idea says, “Valentine, you make my heart bounce”.

You’d have to move fast to get this one done in time {we are at nearly 30 kids per class so I couldn’t get this done in time!} but the friendship bracelet is a fun way to say, “thanks for being my friend”.

G*Rated featured this idea for giving play-dough as a gift. If you have younger kiddos, Play-dough is always a hit. You can buy the little ones, stick them in a bag with this cute printable or click here for directions on how to make your own.

I plan to do something similar to this for my kids teachers. I picked up some red mugs today and I want to do their teachers 1st name initial. Click here for that fun Anthropology inspired idea.

There you have it ~ some sweet and fabulous ways to share the love on Valentines Day. If you are looking for foodie options, Design Finch shared 50 ideas for creating Valentines.

Are you a store bought or handmade Valentine giver? I’d love to hear your ideas.


  1. This mom of food allergy kids LOVES these ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love, love, love it and not JUST because it’s February. And… you KNOW I’m a make ’em yourself girl whenever possible 🙂

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