Yeah, they’re too young for chocolate hearts. But if you’re the sentimental type like me, Valentine gifts for babies aren’t entirely out of the question. Here are some ridiculously cute ideas. Bonus: You won’t mind having these items around for a long time after February has come and gone.
1. Baby hat with tattooed heart
Since it’ll be a while before he can scrawl an “I Love You” card of his own, let him wear his heart on his sleeve — or head — this Valentine’s Day with this super-cute, crocheted winter hat with a tattoo-style MOM on the side. Make sure you check out the equally adorable DAD tattooed hat at Etsy’s Hunky Dori Boutique.
2. Hearts baby mobile
This simple, striking Valentine Happy Hearts baby mobile would look so pretty hanging over a crib or changing table at our new baby shop discovery, Willo Baby. Also check out the peace doves and hearts baby mobile we just featured on site. I love thinking about a baby falling to sleep while gazing at images of love.
3. Valentine XO baby booties
If you are going to cover up those adorable baby toes, do it with something just as cute, like these Valentine booties from Good Wishes Quilts. Crafted from red felt with a warm white fleece lining, they can even be hand-washed if anyone decides to munch on them.
4. I love you retro mix tape teether
Not ready for Valentine sweets yet? Give baby something else to chew on, like this awesome retro-style mix tape wood teether recently found on Cool Mom Tech at 3 Princesses. This clever design reminds us of the tapes we used to make for our sweethearts back in the day. Let’s not think about how old that makes us.
5. Organic cotton knit heart-pattern baby leggings
Peace.Love.Create.Designs makes these organic cotton knit baby leggings which are not only comfy and warm, but sewn from the sweetest little hearts-and-arrows fabric created by fellow Etsy artist Rhianna Wurman.
6. Wooden heart teether
This hand-carved, heart-shaped, non-toxic wooden teether from Germany at Romp (one of our favorite shops for babies and kids) comes with such pretty beads for baby to gnaw on or fiddle with while hanging out in the stroller or crib. I appreciate the clip that will keep the teether from being flung to the ground for me to retrieve, otherwise known as “baby’s favorite game.”
7. LOVE baby cardigan onesie with bow tie
Be still, my heart: The Humble Lemon makes this Valentine’s Day-ready onesie that’s made to look like a cardigan sweater. Also includes a white Carter’s onesie for the handmade bow tie, from which you can choose among five different Valentine-themed designs–although if you ask us, love (onesie) is all you need.
8. Hand-knit alpaca heart baby blanket
An absolutely gorgeous and splurgy new-baby gift, this baby blanket is made in Bolivia for Estella. Amply sized, it’s perfect for tucking around a stroller-bound baby or for lying on the carpet for tummy time.
9. See Kai Run heart booties
With its subtle hearts stitched onto gray suede, See Kai Run’s Jovy sneaker is a sturdy little shoe for new walkers that will look great on the playground all season. Love the easy on/off closure since little feet never stop wiggling. Plus the bright pink rubber makes a great accent color.
10. aden + anais heart swaddle
We’re the #1 fans of the soft 100% cotton muslin swaddling blankets from aden + anais, and their Hayden’s Heart design makes a particularly sweet Valentine’s Day gift to wrap around your own babe, especially knowing all the profits will go toward raising awareness for Congenital Heart Disease and remembering one special little boy. Making it one Valentine gift that touches my heart as well.