Do you know your husband’s and children’s love languages?
If one of the love languages is Gifts, Valentine’s Day is certainly a day they’ll be hoping to be shown some special attention with a special gift or treat.
In our family, we’ve been more aware lately of how much added sugar and food additives our kids are consuming at school and at other outside activities, so we’re trying to stay away from the typical windfall of candy that tends to happen around the holidays.
Instead, we’ve been on the lookout for more family friendly purposeful gifts that can help us celebrate our love for one another.
Unique and Beautiful — the Perfect Gifts!
I’ve been thrilled with the variety of options available through a new-to-me online company called Uncommon Goods. As the name suggests, the site specializes in curating a plethora of unique gift items.
Not only are the products creative and original to other things you’d find online, but the company is focused on providing products that serve a purpose, solve a problem, or stun us with their beauty. The company’s founder is committed to connecting makers and their creations with people seeking truly unique items for their homes or as gifts. (learn more about the company’s philosophy)
My father is a master woodworker, painter, and craftsman, creating stunningly beautiful pieces of custom furniture and gifts, so I’m keenly aware of the value talented artists and their creations bring to the world around us.
As I searched through the Uncommon Goods site, I found some lovely family friendly gift ideas that I loved and think you will too!
Celebrating Love as a Family
Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to celebrate the centrality of love in our families, especially those of us who are seeking to parent with purpose.
I’ve picked out my favorites from the site to give you an idea of some family friendly Valentine’s Day gifts for your own family:
Love Is Pillow
This Love Is Pillow showcases the famous love passage from 1 Corinthians 13. I think having this pillow prominently featured in our living room is a great way to highlight the importance of scripture in our homes. It’s just one of many unique items for our homes on the Uncommon Goods site.
Personalized Family Pillow
As our family is growing again soon, we’ve been talking to our kids about the importance of viewing our family as a unit. We’ve named ourselves the Taylor Tribe and I think this fun family pillow brings that concept to the front of the kiddos’ minds. Plus, it’s super cute! (Check out more personalized family gifts…there are lots!)
Baby-on-the-Way Scratch Calendar
For those of us adding new little ones to our families soon, this Baby-on-the-Way Scratch Calendar is a great way to get the rest of the family involved in the excitement of the miracle of growing a baby.
My kids are always asking “what kind of fruit” the babies are right now (for a size comparison) so I know they’d also love learning these little nuggets of information as the babies are growing and changing.
Personalized Pushpin World Map
While this is marketed as one of many truly unique personalized wedding gifts available on the Uncommon Goods site, I think it’s also a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the family.
Our family values traveling together and makes family trips a big priority. Kids are so visual, so I love the idea of documenting our travels in a way we can display them in our home and easily reminisce about our family adventures.
My Life Story – So Far
The writer and memory maker in me couldn’t pass this journal up. What else could be better than to – as a family – document our history, our story, and the legacy we’re trying to leave together. This would also make a great gift for grandparents!
What kinds of family friendly Valentine’s gifts are you trying out this year with your family? I’d love to know your favorites! Share in the comments below or connect with me on social media.
Thank you to Uncommon Goods for partnering with The Mosaic Life as a sponsor to provide you with this post reviewing some of my favorite products on their site!