Monday, January 25, 2016

Valentine's Day Gift Basket For Children ♥

Valentine's Day shall soon be upon us, and it really won't be that long coming round considering how quickly the weeks seem to be flying by! As I stated in this post last week, Valentine's Day isn't just about romantic love for me, it's also about showing my son just how much he is loved and sharing with him just what the 'day of love' is all about.

My boys birthday falls on February 16th, but his due date was for Valentine's Day and this was also the day I went into labour so I will always think of him as my little Valentine, in fact, I'm always disappointed in the fact that we didn't give him Valentine as a middle name and keep up with the holiday naming tradition (my middle is Patricia as my birthday is close to St. Patricks Day). I see Valentine's Day as a precursor to his birthday and also a day to show him just how much he is loved by his father and I.

This year I've put together a little Valentine's Day gift basket for Tyler Lee and if I'm completely honest, I haven't gone to any expense at all with this, bar the sweet treats that are included in it, but they all came from Aldi so they haven't broken the bank. Last year, Jacek and I bought Tyler Lee lots of love themed books for Valentine's Day and we never got round to reading them all so I've included them within the basket. There are four books by Giles Andreae in the basket, all that have a theme of love (I also think the boy featured in the books looks a bit like my little one too!) - I Love You, I Love My Mummy, I Love My Daddy and I Love You Baby (to get him ready for his new sibling!). All of these books are very sweet and I love the illustrations. I've also included the Who Loves Me? Valentine Edition Personalised Storybook and stickers that I featured here. So, as you can see, we'll have lots of story time on Valentine's Day.

I also included a little 'love bunny' in the form of a Jellycat bunny that he had gotten with this book but which I never gave to him as he has a plethora of cuddly toys (all of which he sees as his friends - too sweet!), but this is perfect for cuddling up to on Valentine's Day and a new 'friend' for his collection. If you want to go for a more traditional Valentine's cuddly toy then you could also opt for a big teddy bear for your little ones gift basket or to sit beside their basket (depending on the size), whatever you think your little one would like most.

Finally, no Valentine's Day gift basket would be complete without some chocolate or sweeties. I've included some chocolate buttons for Tyler Lee as they're his absolute favourite, as well as some imitation Ferrero Rocher chocolates as he also loves them. I put some heart shaped marshmallows on a long skewer and popped a little heart motif peg on the top just to finish it off. Also included are some chocolate hearts for when we go baking our Valentine's themed cupcakes, red and white cupcake cases and some red and white star straws for a little 'tea party' on Valentine's Day. Both of these are from My Little Day who have some beautiful party supplies.

As you can see, this basket was super cheap to put together but it's a lovely little sentiment for your little one to discover on Valentine's Day. I can't wait to see my little boys face when he sees all his love themed goodies.

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  1. Oh this is so lovely, even I would be chuffed to get this x

  2. Pressed before I had finished - I love the white basket and the bunny is totally adorable x

  3. This is such a lovely idea, especially if it becomes a tradition. The basket of goodies looks great too.

  4. This is such a cute idea. I would always get a card from my Dad as a kid x

  5. Lovely idea, I think it's so important to include our children in these celebrations. I even get my mum a valentine's day card too!

  6. Books and the floppy eared bunny are perfect gift basket additions. I love your ideas!

  7. What a lovely idea! I really like the idea of including children within Valentine's Day as a way of making them feel loved and special.

  8. very sweet I have no done this but do always give the children a chocolate heart in their lunch boxes.

  9. That is such a lovely idea. I never thought of doing one for Valentines Day.

  10. Awwww I love this and the bunny looks so snuggly and cute. I have never thought about doing my 2 boys a Valentines day basket but I love the idea. Me and the other half don't bother doing valentines day. I think I may do this for the boys through instead. x


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