35 Easy Non Candy Valentine Ideas with Free Printables

Non candy Valentine ideas come with a host of benefits.

Between Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and then Easter, the phrase “too much candy” is an understatement! It’s a long, hard season of overflowing treats, sweets, and candy. As a mom, it’s hard to say no and to keep the kids eating healthy. So why add to the other moms’ dilemma?

Going with non candy Valentine ideas also helps you avoid food allergies. You can send Valentine’s to your child’s class or class parties with any of these great ideas and enjoy peace of mind. No one will be struggling with a peanut allergy because of your Valentine’s cards. 

You’ll also find a great idea or two for party favors. You’re sure to find something for kids of all ages to hand out at your party. And if you’ve read any of my other blog posts, you’ve probably picked up on my love of puns.

This list is not lacking in punny Valentine’s Day gifts.

Skip all those sweets and pass out candy-free Valentines with the help of these free printable Valentine’s Day cards and fun non-candy ideas.

These non-candy Valentine’s day gift ideas include things your kids will actually want to receive. February 14th comes once a year so let’s fill it with fun and joy rather than tooth aches and sugar crashes.

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These sweet valentines are clever, inexpensive, easy, and nicely designed. They are sure to please and be a big hit among your kids’ friends. I know this list is not the answer to all your healthy eating woes but it may prevent one trip to the dentist.

To make choosing one of these great ideas easier, I created 4 categories of non candy Valentine ideas here but there are a lot more ideas in my Ultimate List of Valentines for Kids post.

Enjoy and happy Valentine’s Day! 


Free Valentine Printables for Pencils

How about handmade valentines with a handy tool like a pencil? I love these practical and cute pencil Valentine’s Day ideas. These are so much fun for kids’ classroom valentines. 

I adore the arrow pencil Valentine design and the maze! If you are looking to take your Valentine’s to the next level, you can include pencil sharpeners. These would be great for young kids valentines and older kids

35 Easy No-Candy Valentines with Free Printables by Category - Curated by Press Print Party! - pencil maze printable for classroom valentine

Ah-MAZE-ing Free Printable Valentine  |  Balancing Home


The sparkly and cute heart is a great addition to this Valentine’s Day gift, but you can easily leave it out if you don’t have the craft supplies for it. 

These arrow tips made with paper hearts are so cute and dreamy. They might as well be from Cupid himself. Some cutting and gluing are required for these, making them great DIY Valentine’s Day cards. 

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Arrow Pencils  |  Happiness is Homemade


These free printable Valentine’s Day cards are so simple and cute. This is an easy way for your kids to express their gratitude for their friends. 

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Pencil Valentine Toppers Free Printable  |  Press Print Party


This Valentine a great way to share this special message with those special people in your life who are awesome just the way they are!

I love the different color usage in the word “valentine” too. If you don’t have scissors that make a decorative edge, you can easily just cut the heart shape with regular scissors.

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Pencil Free Valentine Printables  |  Positively Splendid


I love these wild monster tags. Googly eyes can take any handmade Valentine cards to new levels of cuteness. 

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Monster Pencils with Free Printable Tag  | The 36th Avenue


This rocket design is such a fun idea! Have your kids sign the fireball and these Valentine’s cards are ready for their school parties. Easy peasy!

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You’re a Blast Free Printable  | Sweet Rose Studio


If you were itching to have an excuse for using cute washi tape, look no further!

35 Easy No-Candy Valentines with Free Printables by Category - Curated by Press Print Party! valentine word search with pencil giveway for classmates

Valentine Word Find Free Printable  |  The Happy Scraps


Free Valentine Printables for Balms

Lip balm is so useful and thoughtful! The Valentine’s Day card ideas with lip balms are some of my favorite designs because they are so vibrant and creative. These lip balm gift ideas would also be great for your child’s teacher. 

monster balm free printables valentine day cards

Monster Balms Free Printable  |  The Idea Room


free printable you're the balm valentine card for eos lip balm. In 4 colors, pink, yellow, blue, red, and white. Perfect for classmates for boys or girls. cute and creative, for school valentines- Press Print Party!

“You’re the Balm” EOS Valentine’s Free Printables |  Press Print Party!


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“You’re the Balm” Panda Free Printable  |  Everyday Savvy


35 Easy No-Candy Valentines with Free Printables by Category - Curated by Press Print Party! You're my sunshine eos balm

You are my Sunshine Free Printable  |  Balancing Home


35 Easy No-Candy Valentines with Free Printables by Category - Curated by Press Print Party! - bee my valentine lip balm burts bees

Bee my Valentine Free Printable  |  Polka dot Chair


35 Easy No-Candy Valentines with Free Printables by Category - Curated by Press Print Party! burts bee lip balm pink bee

Bee mine Free Valentine Printable  |  Pizzazzerie


35 Easy No-Candy Valentines with Free Printables by Category - Curated by Press Print Party!

You’re the Balm Free Printable  |  The Cards We Drew


If you are a germophobe, you will appreciate this easy Valentine. You don’t have to take the EOS ball out of the packaging or unscrew the lip balm to assemble homemade Valentines. You might consider this the most healthy option on this non-candy list. 

35 Easy No-Candy Valentines with Free Printables by Category - Curated by Press Print Party! eos balm printable tag

You’re the Balm Free Printable Tags  |  Simple as That

10 FREE Printable Valentine's Day Coloring Pages Perfect for Kids- girl with heart envelope - puppy - bird - valentine mailbox - love is kind coloring book Press print Paty

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Free Non Candy Valentine Ideas with Small Toys

Little toys, plastic animals, and play dough, oh my! These creative ideas are too cute and some even aid sensory play. Kids will forget that Valentine’s cards frequently come with sweet treats when they receive one of these. 

You’ll also find Dollar Tree (or whatever dollar store you have) ideas in this section. And if you’re looking for Valentine’s Day crafts, don’t miss the friendship loom bracelet option. 


Looking for a tiny animal Valentine? How about this pur-fect design? 

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Tiny animals Free Printables  |  Sweet C’S Designs


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Matchbox Car Valentines Free Printable  |  Love and Lion


35 Easy No-Candy Valentines with Free Printables by Category - Curated by Press Print Party! matchbox car valentine printable for boys classmates

Racing Matchbox Cars Free Printables  |  The Kim Six Fix


Bubble valentines can be especially great for a kids’ valentine. 

35 Easy No-Candy Valentines with Free Printables by Category - Curated by Press Print Party! bubbles printable valentine for school

Bubbles- You Blow Me Away Free Printable  |  Five heart Home


Who can resist a silly straw and syrupy sweet message like “You’re ex-straw special”?

35 Easy No-Candy Valentines with Free Printables by Category - Curated by Press Print Party! you're extraw special with straw for school valentine

Heart Straw with Free Valentine Printable Tag  |  It’s Always Autumn


Express the heartwarming sentiment of “you color my world” with a watercolor paint set. I’m not going to lie; I would have loved to receive this cute valentine card and great gift as a child and as an adult! 

35 Easy No-Candy Valentines with Free Printables by Category - Curated by Press Print Party! watercolor valentines printables wrap for classmates or teacher

Watercolor paints Free Printable tag  |  Smart Schoolhouse


If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day crafts, don’t miss this friendship loom bracelet option. Your kids will love making bracelets out of rubber bands for DIY Valentine’s Day cards.

35 Easy No-Candy Valentines with Free Printables by Category - Curated by Press Print Party! homemade craft rubber band bracelets cards for valentine handouts at school- rainbow loom

Rainbow Loom Bracelet Free Valentine Printable Card  |  Skip to my Lou


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Rainbow Loom Bands Free Printable Card  |  Kori Clark


With a little time and a trip to Dollar Tree (or whatever dollar store you have), you can put together some epic DIY Valentine’s Day cards. 

35 Easy No-Candy Valentines with Free Printables by Category - Curated by Press Print Party! sunglasses printable card from dollar store for school classmates

Free Printable Sunglasses Valentine Card  |  Yesterday On Tuesday


These toy soldier cards offer a fun way for boys to get into Valentine’s Day, whether they are giving or receiving these DIY valentine cards. 

35 Easy No-Candy Valentines with Free Printables by Category - Curated by Press Print Party! soldier valentine for boys classmates at school

Toy Soldier Free Printable Card  |   Armelle Blog


Nothing says, “It didn’t hurt when you fell from heaven because you had a parachute,” like a parachuter toy for Valentine’s Day.   

35 Easy No-Candy Valentines with Free Printables by Category - Curated by Press Print Party! parachute man valentine for boys dropping down

Parachuter Free Printable Valentine Tag  |  Paging Supermom


35 Easy No-Candy Valentines with Free Printables by Category - Curated by Press Print Party! play doh valentine for preschool classroom

Free Printable Play-doh Cards  |  Grace and Good Eats

Free Printable Valentine Cards, Milk Straw - School Valentine Ideas - By Press Print Party!

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Free Valentine Printables for Healthy Treats

Here are edible Valentine ideas without including sugary stuff (at least not refined sugar). Who knew it could be done?

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Fruit Tags Free Printable  |   Alpha Mom


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Valentine Fruit Tags Free Printables  |   Craftaholics Anonymous


35 Easy No-Candy Valentines with Free Printables by Category - Curated by Press Print Party! cutie valentine label for classmates for school

Cutties Tags Free Printables  |  The Crafting Chicks


Love this cute valentine card and sweet message. 

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Popcorn Valentine Free Printable Cards  |  Crazy Little Projects


Who said you need a candy treat to make your DIY Valentine cards a sweet treat?

I hope you enjoyed these Valentine’s Day ideas and found an awesome Valentine for your family and your kids’ friends or classroom. 

A bonus to these Valentine’s is that they are instant downloads. As long as you have the little item to complement the card, you can print and assemble these last minute. Hurray!

Check out these related posts and my shop for lots more kids Valentine’s day Ideas

Pssst…when making Valentine’s, don’t forget your child’s teacher! 

Don’t forget to pin these non candy valentine ideas for later:

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10 thoughts on “35 Easy Non Candy Valentine Ideas with Free Printables

  1. Bri Adams says:

    This list is fabulous! THANK YOU! I’m always on the look out for good ideas. It’s so hard to come up with something clever for a boy and a girl every year. I think I’ve got them now!!

  2. Brenda says:

    Can I say that I LOVE every single one of these Valentine’s? I love the non-candy element and the creativity is amazing on these Valentine’s. I’ll be printing some of these off to surprise my own girls with on Valentine’s Day 🙂

  3. Susan says:

    I just love all the fun ideas !!!! I need those bubble printables cause that’s exactly what I’m giving out to my sons class

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