10 Non-Candy Valentine Ideas with Free Printable Cards

Disclosure Affiliate10 Non-Candy Valentine Ideas - These 10 Non-Candy Valentine Ideas each include a free printable Valentine card you can attach to a fun non-candy treat or toy for a fun Valentine's Day.

Valentine’s Day is often known for chocolate and other candy treats and it’s easy to get an overload! If you’re looking to reduce the candy or if your school has restrictions that rule out candy or food in general, we have 10 Non-Candy Valentine Ideas that are so fun no one will be missing the sweet stuff.

Each of the links below includes a free Valentine printable that you can make by printing out on your color printer at home. Then, turn them into something special by attaching to the suggested item, whether it’s a ruler, glitter glue stick, small dinosaur toy, etc. Pink or red ribbons work well for tying on the Valentine and I also love the red and white baker’s twine – It has such a classic look!

Many of the Valentine attachments are items you can find at your local supermarket or dollar store, but we also have some handy links below that can save you a trip to the store (and maybe a few dollars too!) Feel free to get creative and change things up a bit! Many of the ideas can work with multiple types of little toys, trinkets favors or treats. For example, the “Great Catch Goldfish” printables can be used with fish stickers, goldfish crackers, squirting fish, or any other fish themed object. Have fun!

10 Non-Candy Valentine Ideas

Bubble Bottle Valentines
Glitter Glue Valentines
Ruler Valentine Cards
Cupids Arrow Valentines (These are made with straws, but we like to substitute a pencil!)
Hand Lettered Bookmarks
Great Catch Goldfish Printables
Cutie Valentines
Awesome Sauce Printables
Dinomite Valentine Printables
Love Juice Valentines
Maze Valentine Cards

Mini Glitter Glue SticksMini Glitter Glue SticksAssorted Plastic Toy DinosaursAssorted Plastic Toy DinosaursJot Plastic RulersJot Plastic RulersValentine's Day PencilsValentine’s Day PencilsMulti-Colored Reef Fish StickersMulti-Colored Reef Fish StickersOrganic Applesauce PouchesOrganic Applesauce PouchesHeart Maze PuzzlesHeart Maze PuzzlesMini Hexagon Red Bubble BottlesMini Hexagon Red Bubble BottlesPlastic Heart Shaped GlassesPlastic Heart Shaped Glasses


Which of these fun Valentine ideas will you and YOUR kids be using this year?


  1. I love the applesauce pouches! My kids would eat those before they’d eat candy.

  2. I know quite a few of the schools aren’t allowing candy type Valentines for the kids to give out. This list is perfect for making some cute gifts without worrying about needing candy added. I think the ruler Valentines are super cute!

  3. Ourfamilyworld says

    This is a cute and fun idea for kids! Sometimes school are not allowing kids to make a lot of candy type. Kids will surely love it.

  4. shelly peterson says

    These are some great ideas. My grandsons pre-school doesn’t allow candy valentines.

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