Valentine Gift for Teenage Son

Valentine Gift for Teenage Son

Jamie here!!

Once the kids hit the teen years, it gets a little trickier to guess what things they like or think is cool, partly because that changes on a weekly basis.

One thing that doesn’t change with my teen is his oversized sweet tooth.  He’s headed off this Valentine’s weekend to be part of a leadership team for a middle school reatreat (proud mama moment!) and Valentine’s Day gave me a chance to provide him with a goodie-stash to take with him.  I found this caddy at the Family Dollar for $1, and I filled it with his favorite candy and gum.

I’m certain he’ll share with his leadership team buddies – which is why I may have gone a teeeeensy bit overboard. ;)

I feel like he’s going to walk in from school, see this on his bed, and love me twice as much as he did this morning.  Am I above bribery when it comes to moody teens?  No I’m not!  His card, which is nothing to write home about – says “We love you *sweet* heart” – you know, just in case you needed to make your point.


All that’s missing is a bag of Takis and some Cool Ranch Doritos (to be added later today when I make it to the store) – and he’ll be in heaven!

If you feel guilty for rotting out their teeth – feel free to throw in an electric toothbrush or a couple apples or something.  It’s really whatever kind of munchie basket you want to make it – tailor it to your child’s snacking preferences.

This is also perfect as an extra birthday gift if your teen is inviting friend over for a sleepover – a gift that doubles as party snacks.

More ways you could personalize this Valentine gift for a teenage son and make it work for other occasions:


See more really fun Themed Gift Basket Ideas  and get creative with your gifts!

Valentine Cards to Print: 4 Fun Classroom Printables!


Did you think we were done prowling Pinterest to find even MORE Valentine Cards to print?  (Visit our Valentine’s Printable Cards Category!)  Come on – are we EVER done prowling Pinterest?  No way – not even close!

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FREE Valentine’s Printable Coupon Booklet!



Valentine’s Day is just a couple weeks away - and if you’re still racking your brain to think of something special to do for your sweetie-pie, this Free Valentine’s Printable Coupon Booklet might be just the ticket! Honestly – what could be a more perfect gift than your own time & talents?

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Free Printable Valentine Cards: Mustache Valentines!


Free Printable Valentine Mustache Cards

Here’s a fun Valentine printable card project that will work for any age child, boy or girl, and is cheap and easy!

Jamie here! This is my kitchen table a few years ago, the night before Valentine’s Day….   we made these awesome Mustache Valentines and my kids loved them so much they asked to do it again this year.  As you can see by this photo of my kitchen table last Valentine’s Eve – I was up to my elbows in fake mustache hair and fake lips. ;)

Here’s how to make these cute valentines and also a free printable template:

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Valentine’s Day Decorations: DIY Sweetheart Wreath

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Christmas is just a memory now, and when you took down your lights and tree you may have taken down your holiday wreaths as well. Perhaps your home is looking a little bland these days, and in need of a little festive color and decor? Although Christmas is long gone, Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching!

Nothing adds Valentine’s Day cheer like reds and pinks splashed throughout the house, adding sweet charm and announcing the arrival of the season for made just for sweethearts! So this Valentine’s Day, why not attempt your own Valentine’s Day wreath to replace the Christmas one you took down?

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10 Valentines Candy Alternatives for Classroom Favors!



Looking for some Valentine Candy Alternatives to send to school with your child this year?  Last year we had some fun suggestions for Valentine’s Day Ideas for the Classroom, and we’re back with more great Valentine Candy Alternatives for you this year!

PLUS – Each of these has an idea for a phrase you could print out to make it fit in with the Valentine theme :)


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Printable Valentine Cards for Kids | 3 Bouncy Ball Ideas


We’ve been highlighting some of our FAVORITE Printable Valentine Cards for Kids to help give you some fun ideas for classroom favors – here’s one I’m in love with right now - Bouncy Balls!

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