Retailers have been gearing up for Valentine’s Day even before the last of the holiday decorations disappeared from stores but that doesn’t mean that we were ready to think about getting gifts for our loved ones. With less than a week until Valentine’s Day now is about the time that we’re thankful for Amazon Prime and shipping options that ensure that gifts for our loved ones arrive in time.
Since we’re all feeling the crunch, this year’s Valentine Gift Guide is short and sweet and includes gifts that will encourage learning in fun ways, rose quartz colored gaming accessories to help her brighten up her gaming, products your digital art lovers will appreciate, and of course, a couple things to set their tech savvy heart aflutter.
14 Last Minute Valentine Gifts for Everyone in Your Family
Valentine Gifts to Keep Your Loves Learning
Tub Sub ($9.99)
There’s nothing more fun than toys that sink and float during bath time and why not teach this scientific concept with this darling Tub Sub. When it’s a boat it floats….as a sub it sinks with its periscope showing! Young marine specialists learn the concept very quickly when they push or pull the blue part up and down and see how the Tub Sub works. I love that this affordable toy also encourages thinking and reasoning. Ages 12 months+
Sorting is a mathematical concept that can be taught to the youngest ages. Easy to sort by circles or squares, Edushape’s Geo Stacker features eight classic geometric shapes that are fun for your baby to hold and squeeze, and even more fun to stack on top of each other thanks to topple-proof tubes. Made of soft rubber, the colors and textures are inviting and introduce babies to geometric shapes – and stacking. Ages 12 months+
Build or Boom ($29.99)
Love to build? Build or Boom appeals to young engineers thanks to a game where builders are required to use blueprint cards to bring their structure to life. This fun partner game requires siblings, friends, or a parent-child pair to be the fasted to use blocks, triangles, arches, I-beams, and more to carefully build their structure on the platform in order to win the chance to knock their opponent’s structure down. Build or Boom reinforces shape recognition, critical thinking skills, while incorporating some friendly competition into game play. For ages 4+ ** Enter my game giveaway below for a chance to win your choice of Build or Boom, Mastermind, or Hydro Strike!**
Mastermind was a game that I loved as a child. I had no idea at the time that this simple strategy game was teaching strategy skills like logic and deduction. If you’ve never played before, this 2-player game involves a Codemaker who sets a secret code using 4 colored pegs and a Codebreaker whose role is to try to match the code using logic, deduction, and a bit of luck. After each turn, the Codemaker provides clues to the Codebreaker. With 4 colored pegs that can be put in any order, the possibilities are endless, especially if multiple pegs of the same color are used or if one hole is left empty! This classic STEM game doesn’t take up much space and is different every time! For ages 8+ ** Enter my game giveaway below for a chance to win your choice of Build or Boom, Mastermind, or Hydro Strike!**
Hydro Strike ($26.99)
Pinball wizards now how a new element to deal with- WATER! Hydro Strike requires fine motor skills as fingers flip to shoot the ball into their opponent’s goal. Each time you score, your opponent gets sprayed in the face with water. The first player to score up to 5 times wins in this game that is a twist on air hockey and pinball with water. For ages 7+ ** Enter my game giveaway below for a chance to win your choice of Build or Boom, Mastermind, or Hydro Strike!**
Valentine Gifts for Your Loves who Love Gaming
Gone are the days of black game accessories. I big puffy heart these Quartz Pink gaming accessories from Razer that will set her heart aflutter and add some much needed color to your game room.
- Razer Blade Stealth Laptop ($1599.99)
- Razer Basilisk mouse ($69.99)
- Razer Huntsman keyboard ($149.99)
- Razer Kraken headset ($79.99)
- Razer Seiren X Quartz microphone ($99.99)
Valentine Gifts to Set Their Tech Savvy Hearts Aflutter
Logitech MX VERTICAL ($99.99)
For this year’s Valentine’s Day, show you care by choosing a gift that increases your lover’s health where they least expect it, but need it most: working at a computer. The Logitech MX VERTICAL Advanced Ergonomic Mouse is Logitech’s first true ergonomic mouse that combines science-driven design with the performance of its MX series. MX VERTICAL is designed to reduce wrist and forearm strain and pressure related to repetitive strain injuries (RSI), while its special 57-degree vertical angle is optimized for an ergonomic wrist and forearm posture without compromising on productivity.
Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite ($299)
With family-friendly features such as Kid’s Corner, advanced Eye-comfort Mode and built-in fingerprint sensor to enable parental controls, Huawei’s brand new MediaPad M5 Lite is perfect for budding digital artists. It features a premium design, display, audio and performance qualities that you’d find in higher priced flagship tablets at a fraction of the cost along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM with expandable memory capacity of up to 256GB. Parents concerned about the effects of screens on young eyes will also appreciate that it has a Distance sensor, Posture Detect sensor, Ambient Light sensor and Blue Ray Filter. This means that when the tablet is less than 9.8 inches away from a face, it automatically detects and provides audio and visual cues to keep a child’s eyesight at an optimal distance from the display. The Posture Detect sensor automatically identifies when the tablet is viewed at a lying angle and provides posture guidance to change viewing habits.
Logitech Crayon ($69.99)
For the artist, sketcher or “professional doodler” in your life, the Logitech Crayon may be the key to their heart. Crayon is Logitech’s first digital pencil designed specifically for the new 9.7-inch iPad. The Crayon features Apple Pencil technology to deliver an ultra-responsive, precise and comfortable handwriting experience that makes it easy to markup and highlight work, take notes, or simply draw using your favorite iPad apps from the App Store.
Jaybird Tarah ($99.99)
Combining a streamlined, minimalist design with six hours of premium wireless sound per charge, Jaybird Tarah provides essential performance for everyday training and fitness. Perfect for the significant other in your life who is ready to cut the cord, Tarah is fully waterproof (IPX7) and sweatproof and features comfortable silicone ear gels and a Speed Cinch cord adjustment system to easily dial in the perfect fit. It’s convenient, one-touch access to your phone’s Siri or Google Assistant allows you to manage calls while running or riding. Tarah is also fully compatible with the Jaybird App, which allows you to create customized EQ settings and save them to the buds.
Enter to Win Your Choice of Build or Boom, Mastermind, or Hydro Strike!
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Samples were received for review purposes and affiliate links are included in this post. No compensation was received for this post and all opinions are my own.