Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: At-Home Activities

11 products that spark play and creativity

Whether having Valentine’s Day solo, with pals, family, housemates, pets, neighbors, romantic partners or surrounded by kids, an at-home celebration of love should be pleasurable. For some, that’s cooking, taking a bath, giving (or receiving) a massage, practicing ikebana, watching a film, crafting or creating something beautiful. Here we have selected some of our favorite products that prompt a joyful activity to spend time on—and time …

Lil Loom Kit

Ideal for those starting out with looming or who don’t want to commit to a massive project, WE GATHER sells this Lil Loom Kit. Along with a pre-threaded frame (measuring three by three inches), the set includes six different colored yarns, a weaving needle and illustrated instructions. The craft-centered brand also offers the slightly larger Simple Loom Kit, and the even bigger Frame Loom Kit.

Subscription Art Kits

Based on works by well-known artists like Ugo Rondinone and Sheila Hicks, every RainerShine’s subscription art kit includes the materials and instructions needed for kids to embark upon two artistic adventures. Kits are available as a monthly subscription, at one of two skill level options (ages three to six, or seven and 12). Subscriptions start at $29 per month (with a six-month commitment). Each kit …