Celebrating Valentine’s Day with the kids

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and togetherness and while it has traditionally been a time for couples to celebrate, it has evolved. Now everyone’s included in the gift-giving, gift-receiving and celebrations.

“One only need to look at the retailer and supermarket shelves to see that, in this day and age, Valentine’s Day really is for everyone. It’s an opportunity to let the people in your life know how much they mean to you – be it friends, your better half or work colleagues. Children also love to know how loved they are and it’s wonderful to include them in the spoils,” explains Chiquita Patrizi spokesperson for Prima Toys.

While love is in the air and the primary Valentine colours are pink and red with the predominant element being a heart, there is lots of space for other colours and elements. Purple, orange and yellow show warmth and love, while fluffy pets, cute trinkets and collectibles are great gift ideas.

Prima Toys has a variety of toys that fit with the Valentine’s day theme and will delight kids of all ages. Below are some of them:


Bananas are the latest collectible craze to hit the market. They are available as single bananas or as beautifully coloured bunches of three. Each Banana is deliciously scented and in order to see what is inside, children can peel the banana. Inside each Banana is a unique Crushie character. The Bananas Crushie can be decorated with gemstone stickers and for even more fun play, the Crushies can be connected together on the vine.  Kids can collect the beautifully coloured Bananas to create bunches, and at the same time collect all the unique Crushie characters and their mini squeezable friends!

Singles RSP: R89.99

Three pack RSP: R299.99

Available at toy stores and retailers.

Mickey and Minnie Plush with sound

Mickey Mouse has recently celebrated his 90th birthday! Mickey and his friends remain favourites amongst young and old alike. These soft and cuddly plush toys with sound make a great Valentine’s gift for fans of the famous mouse.

RSP: R279.99 from toy stores and retailers.

Pikmi Pops Jumbo Plush

This isn’t just any ordinary lollipop, it’s a Pikmi Pop with lots of surprises inside! There are three sweet scented jumbo Pikmi’s to collect – Espi the Shiny Dog, Tweezle the Stretchy Cat, and Huddy the Fluffy Bunny. Each character has its own special finish as well as a secret hidden pocket. Additional surprises are hidden in the pocket – will you find 1, 2, or 3 charms inside?

RSP: R499.99 from toy stores.

Especially for boys

Big Hero 6

From Disney’s Big Hero 6: The Series, Baymax, Hiro and the rest of the Big Hero 6 team are ready to protect San Fransokyo from an array of scientifically enhanced villains. Baymax is the ideal healthcare companion, huggable best friend and with Hiro’s battle armour enhancements he’s the ultimate crime fighting hero. This roughly 5-inch armoured Baymax figure is articulated and features fold out wings!

RSP: R229.99 from toy stores and retailers.

Ben 10 XL Giant Figures

These 28cm extra-large action figures are ready for action! Each figure is highly detailed and uniquely sculpted, with multiple points of articulation. What time is it? It’s Hero Time!

RSP: R199.99 from toy stores and retailers.

For more information go to www.primatoys.co.za

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