14 Gifts for Baby's First Valentine's Day

by Megan Zander
Jan 17, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. ET

It’s baby’s first Valentine’s Day, and maybe you want to make it special — despite the fact that they totally won't remember it. Feb. 14 isn't just about romance; it's about love, and that includes your littlest love. But what do you give to your main mini-squeeze when they’re too young to appreciate (or chew) fine chocolates? (And when reservations at a nice restaurant are impractical/your dear babe would probably cry through dinner?)

Worry not. There are still plenty of gift options for a baby on Valentine's Day. Just because your little Cupid can’t hold a rose without trying to eat it doesn’t mean they have to miss out on all the fun. Whether it's falling fully into heart-shaped toys or just plain loving the color red, these gifts are totally perfect for making your baby your valentine. We’ve rounded up some great gift ideas to help you celebrate baby’s first Valentine's Day, from swoonworthy outfits to useful gear you’ll both love.

A version of this article was originally published in January 2016.

1 /14: Heart Dress

1/14 :Heart Dress

This striped dress with little hearts is the sweetest.

Striped heart pocket dress, $10 at Gap

2 /14: Heart-Shaped Bath Toys

2/14 :Heart-Shaped Bath Toys

Who says only adults can have fun in the tub on Valentine’s Day? These heart-shaped bath toys are perfect for year-round water fun. 

Heart-shaped bath toys, $8 at Babies R Us

3 /14: Snugapuppy Calming Vibrations Soother

3/14 :Snugapuppy Calming Vibrations Soother

This stuffed pup is sure to be an instant favorite, and its soothing vibrations will help calm a fussy baby. 

Snugapuppy, $9 at Amazon

4 /14: Love Nest Pillow

4/14 :Love Nest Pillow

This heart-shaped pillow is cute and works to prevent flat-head syndrome.

Heart-shaped pillow, $20 at Bed, Bath & Beyond

5 /14: Hearts Clutching Toy

5/14 :Hearts Clutching Toy

This wooden string-of-hearts baby toy isn’t just cute — it’s quiet too.

Hearts clutching toy, $14 at Amazon

6 /14: 'Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar'

6/14 :'Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar'

Kids' favorite caterpillar gets a Valentine’s Day makeover in this board book both you and baby will love. 

Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar, $7 at Barnes & Noble

7 /14: Valentine's-Themed Pacifiers

7/14 :Valentine's-Themed Pacifiers

Adorable baby + Valentine’s Day-themed pacifiers = all the sweetness you need on Feb. 14. 

Valentine's Day-themed pacifiers, $18 at Target

8 /14: Heart-Pattern Bottles

8/14 :Heart-Pattern Bottles

These heart-patterned bottles are cute enough to use on Valentine’s Day and beyond. 

Heart-pattern bottles, $15 at Nuk

9 /14: Sunglasses

9/14 :Sunglasses

Not only are these chic sunglasses a great way to protect your baby’s eyes, they’re bendable and practically indestructible too.

Red baby sunglasses, $20 at Roshambo Baby

10 /14: Love-Themed Swaddling Blankets

10/14 :Love-Themed Swaddling Blankets

These love-themed blankets are great for cuddling, swaddling, as stroller blankets or just for keeping the sun out of Baby’s eyes. 

Swaddling blanket, $50 at Aden & Anais

11 /14: Knitted Beanie

11/14 :Knitted Beanie

Because even hipster babies celebrate Valentine’s Day. 

Knitted beanie, $25 at Emma's Cozy Attic/Etsy

12 /14: Pacifier Clip

12/14 :Pacifier Clip

This cute heart pacifier clip will save you from relying on the five-second rule when binky drops.

Heart pacifier clip, $15 at Chewbeads

13 /14: Heart-Shaped Blocks

13/14 :Heart-Shaped Blocks

These heart-shaped blocks are a fun twist on a classic toy.

Heart-shaped blocks, $82 at Amazon

14 /14: First Valentine's Day Sensory Play Set

14/14 :First Valentine's Day Sensory Play Set

This plush sensory play set looks like a box of chocolates — without any of the mess. 

Sensory playset, $25 at Amazon