Keiki-Friendly Gift Ideas and Events for Valentine’s Day 2023

Paradise Monarchs Chrysalis Box, Choco le‘a chocolate covered gummy bears and more—just some sweet treats and meaningful presents for your littlest loves.


There are just a few more days until Valentine’s Day. And though you may have already gotten your kids’ classroom Valentine’s Day cards or goodie bags (does it ever end?!), have you gotten them a gift? No, of course you don’t have to, but if you are looking for something sweet—literally—we’ve rounded up some treats and special items perfect to show them some extra love. Plus, we’re highlighting a few activities you and your whole ‘ohana can enjoy.


2023 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Kids

Jar Of Mac Nut Chocolate Spread Kid Art Rd

Photo: Robbie Dingeman


Chocolate for Keiki


Chocolate maker/founder Dylan Butterbaugh’s eyes sparkle as he quickly selects which Mānoa Chocolate creation will make a great gift for the children on our Valentine’s Day lists. He grabs a jar of Chocolate Macadamia spread ($15).  “This one,” he says. One mom buys four 9-ounce jars each visit because her 8-year-old daughter likes the creamy nutty spread that much. “She eats it with a spoon,” he says. With ingredients that consist primarily of macadamia nuts and dark chocolate, it’s a tasty and pretty nutritious snack. —Robbie Dingeman, Editor at Large HONOLULU Magazine


Mānoa Chocolate, 333 Uluniu St.,



Valentine Cookie Card

Photo: Courtesy of A Cake Life


Valentine’s Day Cookie Cards


Give your little love an oh-so-cute cookie cards. There’s three to choose from, including a s’more designed sugar cookie, chocolate kiss and a sweet little honey bee.


A Cake Life, 2320 South King St.,, @acakelife



Via gelato Valentine's Day

Photo: Courtesy of Via Gelato


Heart Sprinkles (!) at Via Gelato


Via Gelato’s flavor of the month is a decadent Strawberry Tuxedo Cake, but we think keiki will be most interested in the sprinkles! For the entire month of February, heart sprinkles will be available, and *free* on Valentine’s Day!


Via Gelato, 1142 12th Ave.,, @viagelatohawaii



Paradise Monarchs Valentine's Day box

Photo: Courtesy of Paradise Monarchs


Paradise Monarchs Valentine’s Day Chrysalis Box


These meaningful and unique gifts are great for little ones to experience the transformation of their very own monarch butterfly. The magical metamorphosis symbolizes happiness, beauty, hope and renewal. Watching the release is not only beautiful—it also helps promote the wild monarch butterfly population in Hawai‘i. How sweet is that?, @paradisemonarchs



Chocolea Valentine's Day Bear

Photo: Stacey Makiya


Choco le‘a Bear Hug Bundle


Nothing is more snuggly than a teddy bear and the only way to sweeten this gift is to give it with gummy bears. Dark chocolate-covered gummy bears, that is!


Choco Le‘a, 2909 Lowrey Ave.,, @chocoleahawaii



SoHa Keiki Valentine's Day

Photo: Stacey Makiya


Sweet Somethings at SoHa Keiki

As you probably already know, SoHa Keiki has the cutest assortment of kids’ home decor, accessories and toys. Every time we step into the cheery boutique there’s something new to discover, but the playful products and home items on display during the holidays make it an especially exciting time to visit. Pillows with sweet sentiments like “All We Need is Aloha,” confetti heart stickers and customizable love notes are just some examples of Valentine’s Day gifts that would delight your little loved ones.


SoHa Keiki, 600 Kailua Rd., Suite 117, Kailua and Kāhala Mall, 4211 Wai‘alae Ave.,, @sohakeiki


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2023 Keiki-Friendly Valentine’s Day Experiences on O‘ahu


Free Valentine’s Day Photos with The Lei Bus

You and your loved ones can capture a Valentine’s Day photo in a vintage VW bus decked out in sweet V-day decor. fun picture with friends. Bring your own phone or camera to capture the moment. The “Lei Bus” staff will also be onsite to take a photo for you. “The Lei Bus” is a vintage VW bus that will be decked-out with beautiful Valentine’s Day themed décor and set-up near Macy’Bring your own camera or camera phone.

Saturday, Feb. 11, noon to 3 p.m.; near Macy’s, Kāhala Mall, 4211 Wai‘alae Ave.,, @theleibus



Free Photos with Theo the Bus Hawai‘i

Bring your keiki and snap a pic with Theo the Bus. BYOC (bring your own camera), but know that staff can assist you with the photography.


Saturday, Feb. 11 and Sunday, Feb. 12, 1 to 7 p.m.; Kapolei Commons, 4450 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei,, @theothebushawaii



Valentine’s Day Fun at Hawai‘i Children’s Discovery Center

Celebrate love day with your little sweethearts. Keiki can explore the Valentine’s Day activities.


Tuesday, Feb. 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hawai‘i Children’s Discovery Center, 11 Ohe St.,, @hawaiichildrensdiscoverycenter



“Love Takes Flight” at Sea Life Park

Surprise your kiddos with the gift of a special event. “Love Takes Flight,” at Sea Life Park is a celebration of Love Birds. Aside from learning about these birds and other feathered friends, keiki can flock (ha) to the themed crafts, games, shave ice, local vendors and more.


Admission for up to two keiki (12 and under) is free with every paid adult admission, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, Sea Life Park, 41-202 Kalaniana‘ole Highway,, @sealifepark