14 Heartfelt Gifts for Baby’s First Valentine’s Day

By Published On: February 8th, 2023

Celebrate your littlest love who gives you the biggest feels.

All of your baby’s firsts are special, but first holidays hold a significant place in a parent’s memory. From their inaugural Halloween dressed as a pumpkin to their introduction to the sport of egg hunting on Easter, it’s a joy to celebrate your babe’s first fun and sentimental holidays, including Valentine’s Day. Whether your wee one is fresh from the womb or inching closer to their first trip around the sun, sharing love, affection, and yes, even gifts with your little love will make February even sweeter.

A Cozy Zip-Sleeper

Match your mini (and even your furst baby) with Hanna Andersson’s line of festive family pajamas. But be warned: These XO-printed sleepers will likely yield the desire to give your kiddo equal amounts of hugs and kisses. From $34

A Book About Baby

These customized board books from Artifact Uprising add (even more) sentimental value to storytime. Create a book showcasing your little one’s favorite people or places, or opt to fill the pages with reasons why you love being their parent. From $45

A Cuddly Companion

Tummy time sessions are made better with friends, and this knitted doll from Blabla kids (adorably named Pippa) is the perfect partner. Blabla offers high-quality, hand-knit items that last well beyond the baby stage and can serve as keepsakes or decor. Just note that Pippa (and all other toys and loose bedding) should remain out of baby’s crib until at least age 1. From $66

A Heart-Shaped Rattle

Show your little one some love with Bannor Toys’ wooden rattle. This organic maple wood heart-shaped toy is the perfect size for itty bitty fingers, and it has center-shaking disks that add noise appeal and a pop of color. You can also customize this rattle by engraving baby’s name, birthdate, or another sentiment for an additional charge. From $24

A Bright, Bold Bow

Hearts aren’t the only acceptable print for Valentine’s Day. Your tot will turn heads while sporting Baby Bling’s colorful leopard headband—because leopard accessories are the cat’s pajamas. $15

A Statement Sweatshirt

This takes “I love my child so much and I want to tell the whole world” up a notch. What’s more, it puts it on a stylish sweatshirt from Jxzom for easily outfitting your little one all winter long. $14

A Pack of Darling Diapers

These “Pizza My Heart” diapers from Hello Bello are “cute enough to make you smile—say cheese!” Hello Bello’s premium diapers are hypoallergenic, eco-friendly, and effective, even overnight. You can browse their full line of seasonal and classic prints here. Prices vary.

A Bathtime Essential

Give the gift of a warm and fuzzy ending to baby’s bath with this organic hooded infant towel from Crate & Kids. Choose from a bunny, cat, elephant, or bear-style towel, and add customization for an additional charge. From $39

A Festive Pacifier Clip

Your sleepy babe will likely be photographed snoozing in the car seat or the stroller, so their pacifier clip might as well be picture-ready. Loulou Lollipop’s rainbow beadless pacifier clip adds a sweet touch of celebration and reminds everyone that love is love. $12

A Healthy Smile

If tiny teeth have started to sprout, your baby’s mostly gummy grin could still use an age-appropriate toothbrush. This manual brush from Frost Oral Care is made with plant-based plastic and packs gentle antibacterial bristles. Once your little one is older, they can enjoy Frost’s line of natural formula toothpaste in fun flavors like birthday cake and watermelon slushie. $13 for two

A Playful Pillow

Don’t think twice if your first thought was: I will buy this for my newbie’s nursery but ultimately keep it for myself. We thought the same, and we think you should! This baby alpaca-knit pillow from Oeuf acts as an accent and an important affirmation to repeat on Valentine’s Day and every day. $80

A Lighthearted Toy

Let your little one piece together the message that they’re forever loved with Grimm’s wooden heart blocks. This set can be used like a puzzle or played with as building blocks to create unique structures. The smooth edges and non-toxic stains make these wooden hearts perfect for teething babies and older toddlers. $48

A Sweet Treat

If you’re looking for an easy, baby-safe dessert to share with your peanut on Valentine’s Day, look no further than Ooby’s Smashcake Mix. Made with simple ingredients (and without allergens or added sugar), each packet calls for a cup of milk (breast, whole, or milk alternative) and two ripe bananas to bake a cake suitable for little bellies. $14

A Picture-Perfect Keepsake

While technically not a gift for your baby (yet), creating a special keepsake each year is a great way to collect and share something magical later on down the road. Additionally, you can make these photocard valentines from Minted to send to family and friends “just because” … there’s no reason needed to tell your loved ones that you love them. Prices vary.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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