Want to do something nice for your kids on Valentine's Day without spending a lot of money? Try these easy, inexpensive gift ideas:
- Easy, Creative Valentine's Day Gifts - These ideas from Christine Gauvreau, About.com's Guide to Kids' Parties and Celebrations, are intended for kids to hand out in class. But there's no reason you can't borrow an idea or two for you own kiddos! My favorite is the "Everyday I like you s'more!" kit. Change the wording to "love" and you're good to go!
- Candy Bar Gift Wrappers - Speaking of treats, wrap your kids' favorite candy bars in these personalized treat wrappers from Katherine Lee, the About.com Guide to School-Age Children. For an added bonus, turn the inside of the wrappers into homemade Valentine's Day coupons, like "Congratulations! You get to pick tonight's movie!" or "Redeem this coupon to stay up one hour past your bedtime!"
- Homemade Valentine's Day Treats - Here's a "gift" that you can make for your kids -- or with them. Try this Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe from Stephanie, About.com's Guide to Cooking for Kids, and use red, pink, and white sprinkles in honor of Valentine's Day.
- 31 Ways to Tell Your Child "I Love You" - Let your kids know how you feel by putting these simple, practical tips into practice on a regular basis. From hugs to "just because" notes, your kids will appreciate being reminded of how much you love them.
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