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Navigating Valentine’s Day

Trying to come up with the perfect Valentine’s Day gift idea for an adult can be tricky enough, but what about kids? Sure, you can’t go wrong with chocolate, but adding a little flair can make the occasion even more fun. 


If you’re in need of some fun V-Day ideas that your child can share with classmates or teachers, here are a few sweet options to consider. 


Think Outside of the Box: Creative Valentines


The Valentine’s treat bag is a classic, but instead of filling it with drugstore chocolate, why not mix things up? Toss in small toys or party favors like super balls, snap bracelets, fidget spinners, bubbles, or a pack of stickers. 


It’s fair to say that most kids probably won’t be crazy about a bouquet of roses. What kids do love, though, are projects. Consider giving kids mini terracotta seed kits. This gives children a chance to plant a valentine that will last far beyond February 14. 


Now, if you want to play it safe and stick with candy but want to show some creativity, that’s a winning plan. From pipe cleaner butterfly wings on suckers to love bug juice boxes, there’s an endless array of cute candy craft possibilities


Safe and Sweet


If you’re helping out with a Valentine’s Day party for your child’s school, then you’re probably aware of any existing food allergen don’ts. If not, double-check with your child’s teacher before bringing any treats. Thankfully, making some special treats available for kids with food allergies is pretty easy. 


Skip the peanut butter or peanut-filled candy and think cookie cutters. Heart-shaped cookie cutters can make just about any food more fun. Pancakes, sandwiches, fruits, and veggies… they can all be transformed into fun party food with a heart-shaped twist. Toss in some white, red, and pink sprinkles, and you have a snack no kid can resist. 


Thoughtful Teacher Gifts


Be sure to save an extra cupcake for your child’s teacher. Better yet, make a special Valentine’s Day treat that your child can give to their favorite teacher to show just how much they appreciate them. 


A personalized Valentine’s Day card is sure to elicit an “Awww, thank you!” but why not add a little something extra? Teachers work hard and deserve a treat now and then. A gift card for a local coffee or sandwich spot is an idea that’s sure to make your kiddo’s teacher feel appreciated and loved. 


Now if you’re looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your romantic sweetheart, not to worry, here are plenty of local gift ideas right here in Kyle.  

To learn more about Kyle and the master-planned Crosswinds community, contact us today.


Gifts for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and whether you’re in a 5-year relationship, happily flying solo but celebrating with friends, or looking to show a potential new love interest that they’re on your mind, finding a special gift can be a challenge. Of course, there isn’t one perfect Valentine’s Day gift – it all depends on the relationship and who you’re shopping for. 


From subscription boxes to local goods and Hill Country day trips, here are some ideas for the sweetheart in your life. 


Something Sweet


You really can’t go wrong with chocolate on February 14. It’s a classic gift and just about everybody loves a little something sweet now and then. Delysia Chocolatier in Austin offers specialty chocolates for all occasions with vegan, gluten-free, kosher, and nut-free options. Because everybody deserves to enjoy good chocolate.


Faith, Hope & Cupcakes is a Kyle bakery that’s sure to satisfy your sweetie’s sweet tooth with some seriously delicious cupcakes. There’s even the option of a Valentine’s DIY cupcake box, so you both can decorate and enjoy your treats together—a perfect date night in!


Something Beautiful


A floral bouquet might not be a new and revolutionary Valentine’s Day gift, but it’s a classic. Always has been, and always will be. The Kyle Flower Shop has a skilled floral design staff capable of creating the perfect arrangement for every occasion and event. Not surprisingly, this is one of the shop’s busiest times of the year and it offers a range of bouquets from classic roses to lilies, carnations, and everything in between. Looking for something a little more unique? The staff is happy to work on custom pieces that are sure to impress. 


Something Unique 


Subscription boxes are one of the fastest-growing sectors of retail with the market expected to hit $65 billion by 2027! What makes them so appealing is that there’s a box for just about every interest out there and who doesn’t like getting a mystery box of goodies in the mail?


Food boxes ranging from cheese to coffee, nuts, and even oysters are a popular favorite. There are also boxes for hobbies such as jigsaw puzzles, needlepoint, gardening, and fans of true crime novels. 


Something Adventurous (or Relaxing)


If you’re looking to create some new memories with your significant other, consider opting for a weekend getaway – or even just a day trip. Kyle residents are fortunate that we’re close to some pretty fantastic places that are less than a few hours away. 

Fredericksburg is a popular travel destination with several wineries, downtown boutique shopping, and historical attractions. And just a little over an hour’s drive from Kyle is Shiner – home of Shiner Beer! The pride and joy of this small Texas town, a visit, and a tour of the brewery are a must.


South of Kyle you’ll find New Braunfels. With its outdoor attractions, live music venues, and restaurants delivering local flavor, it’s easy to see why it’s a popular close-to-home weekend getaway. 


Sometimes the perfect Valentine’s Day is simply a romantic evening with someone special at home. If you’d like to learn more about finding a home in Kyle, contact the Crosswinds team today.