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The holiday of love is a fun time for giving gifts; especially to your kiddos. Here are some gifts that are sure to put a smile on their face. (Note: this post contains affiliate links).
Candy (and yummy treats)
Who doesn’t love candy?! Valentine’s Day has a long tradition of being a holiday filled with chocolates and conversation hearts. Boys and Girls can enjoy the yummy treats from these local stores:
Art Mart: Fine chocolates, novelty candies, and much more. Located inside Lincoln Square in Urbana.
Black & White Confections: Hand-dipped, handmade chocolate confections made in small batches so it is always fresh for you. Located at 118 E 8th St, Gibson City.
Fannie May: Traditional treats, offers delivery. Located at Neil and Springfield, Champaign.
Edible Arrangements: Send a chocolate-dipped fruit “bouquet.” Located near Barnes and Noble in Champaign.
Cream & Flutter: Cupcakes, chocolate-covered strawberries and more. Located in Downtown Champaign.
Movie night is a great way to cuddle up with the kids and have a good time. Grab a pizza, pop some popcorn and enjoy one of these classic Valentine’s Day family friendly movies:
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown: The gang celebrate Valentine’s Day while Charlie Brown hopes for at least one valentine for a change. 30 min., Not rated.
Enchanted: A princess, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer. 107 min., Rated G
The Lorax: A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. 86 minutes, Rated PG
Beauty and the Beast: Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead and discovers her captor to be an enchanted prince. 84 min., Rated G.
Or you could always watch Frozen……..again.
For Valentine’s Day of course you are shopping for your littlest loved ones as well! Spoil those sweet little girls in your life with a piece from Stella & Dot’s Little Girls’ Collection! Everything from necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and poufs to bring some sparkle to their day! They even come in an adorable keepsake jewelry box they will love to use to keep their new jewelry safe!
Take your kids to a fun special event you wouldn’t normally do. One coming up Valentine’s Day weekend is Circus Oz at Krannert Center, an all-ages fun show with family-friendly times (10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14 as well as 7 pm on Thursday, Feb. 12 and Friday, Feb. 13.) Watch for the ticket giveaway on chambanamoms.com!
The University of Illinois women’s basketball team is home at 3 p.m. on Feb. 14. Tickets are only $5 and parking is free.
For more event options check out our Events Calendar.
Valentine’s Day is Cool: Who doesn’t love Pete the Cat? Your preschooler will love this Valentine’s Day edition.
Elmo Loves You: What toddler doesn’t love Elmo? (I sense a trend here).
Love You Forever: This is an essential book for every family’s library. About the love a parent has for a child. Timeless.
Snuggle Puppy: One website we read called this book “a year-round valentine from a parent to their child”. We love Sandra Boynton!
The Giving Tree: Hate it or love it (we love it), this book about a selfless tree is a classic.
Coupon Books are a fun way to personalize your gift for your child. It’s also an easy, thoughtful, inexpensive gift. You can create your own or use this fun printable.
Girls love getting all dolled up. Moms and daughters can enjoy an afternoon out getting pampered at one of these nail salons recommended by our readers. You could also create a spa atmosphere at your home by soaking in a bubble bath and painting each other’s nails.
There’s no question that families in Champaign-Urbana like to eat out. Valentine’s Day lands on a weekend this year and it would be a great time to take your kids out to eat. Check out our Kids Eat Free in Champaign-Urbana Guide and enjoy!