While it’s fun to buy chocolates and other Valentine’s gifts that show our kids we love them, we can also buy gifts that remind them how much their Heavenly Father loves them!  With this in mind, here are my  favorite Valentine’s gifts to lead our kids closer to the Lord!

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These conversation hearts and chocolates have Bible verses and messages of God’s love!  They would also make a fun gift for Sunday school classes or to pass out to friends and neighbors!

Gund Jesus Loves Me T-Shirt Bear Plush

This sweet bear is sure to make your child’s day and constantly remind him how much Jesus loves him.

Preschool-Early Elementary

My Valentine for Jesus
By: Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton
Best for ages 2-5

This special, rhyming, board book for toddlers and preschoolers is perfect to show your little ones ways to show love to their family, but most importantly to show Jesus how much they love Him too.

Little One, God Loves You
By: Amy Warren Hiliker
Best for ages 2-5

This precious book, written by the daughter of Rick Warren (author of Purpose Driven Life) shares with kids the special message that they were created to be loved by God.

How Big Is Love? (padded board book) (Faith, Hope, Love)

By: Amy Parker
B & H Kids
Best for ages 2-6 

How Big is Love? is a precious board book about a little hedgehog who asks his mom questions about how big God’s love is.  Children also learn the important truth that God’s love grows every time you give it away!

God Loves Me More Than That (Dandilion Rhymes)

Waterbrook Publishing
By: Dandi Daley Mackall
Best for ages 3-7

God Loves Me More Than That is an adorable hard cover rhyming book about a boy who travels to different places and discovers God’s love is higher, longer, deeper… than anything in the world he can find.

For more picture book’s about God’s love, check out my blog, 7 Great Children’s Books to Teach About God’s Love.

Veggie Tales: Silly Little Thing Called Love

By: Veggie Tales
Big Idea
Best for ages 3-7

Silly Little Thing Called Love is a cute video that your kids are sure to LOVE (no pun intended). The video contains three true love stories encouraging kids to love their neighbor, their family, and God.  My favorite part is when real kids are asked to explain their thoughts on God’s love, and their voices are added to animated “veggie kids” doing cute activities while being interviewed. I gave this to my kids last Valentine’s Day, and they still love watching it!

Elementary-Middle School 

You Are Special (Max Lucado’s Wemmicks)

By: Max Lucado
Crossway Publishing
Best for ages 5-10

You Are Special, also written by Max Lucado, is one of my all-time favorite picture books that every child needs to hear.  This story shares the message that God made us and loves us so much that we don’t need to worry about what anyone else thinks about us.

Just the Way You Are

By: Max Lucado
Scholatic, Inc.
Best for ages 5-10

Just The Way You Are is another one of my all time favorite children’s picture books.  The story teaches the important truth that we do not have to earn God’s love by doing good things for Him, but that what He wants most is a relationship with us.  My kids love this book, as do I!

Hinds’ Feet on High Places: Delightfully Illustrated and Arranged for Children

By: Hannah Hurnard
Destiny Image Publishers
Best for ages 7-14

Hind’s Feet in Hind’s Places is a classic Christian allegory that has been revised and beautifully illustrated for children.  There are six chapters, and at the end of each chapter is a set of discussion questions, a Bible verse, and a prayer.  This book would make a great devotional to do with your children and teaches the importance of following the good shepherd who loves them very much! I will be reading this one with my kids this year!

Middle-High School

100 Things God Loves About You: Simple Reminders for When You Need Them Most

Zondervan Publishing
Best for ages 13 +

This book would be perfect for any teenagers needing reminders of God’s perfect love for them!  Each page has a Bible verse and/or a related idea of what God loves about them.  These encouraging truths about God’s love are so important for teens to grasp and receive from God as they walk through the challenging times that teen years can bring. (I found an updated version on christianbooks.com with a Valentine’s themed cover if you prefer over this one on Amazon!)

Jesus Calling: Enjoy Peace in His Presence

By: Sarah Young
Thomas Nelson Publishing
Best for ages 13+

This is a great devotional to help your teen understand how God wants to speak to you and have a personal relationship with you. I have heard of several teens who have grown in their faith through reading this devotional. The “teen edition” has the same content as the regular edition, but with youthful graphics on the pages to make it more fun of this generation. The devotional contains daily readings about what God spoke to the author each day as she spent time with Him. Each message aligns with scripture, and God has used this book in amazing ways to speak to countless readers and grow them closer in a personal relationship with Him.

God Loves You: He Always Has–He Always Will

By: Dr. David Jeremiah
FaithWords Publishing
Best for ages 15 +

God Loves You is a book my older niece and nephew like and recommend.  If you have an older, mature teen who likes to read, this would make a great book.  In it Dr. Jeremiah discusses in detail God’s amazing love and how to reconcile even the negative effects of our fallen world in the light of His perfect love.

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. 

Ephesians 3:17-18

Happy Valentine’s Day!  

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