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Nothing says “I love you” like Valentine’s Day Squishmallows. If you’re looking to give your loved one something more than just chocolate, a Squishmallow just in time for Valentine’s Day would be my vote — and prices start at $9.99.

Rare Squishmallows come out for all the holidays — like Halloween Squishmallows and Christmas Squishmallows — so it only makes sense that V-day Squishmallows have hit the shelves. When looking for Squishmallows around major holidays, you’ll start seeing them a month (or sometimes even two months) in advance. The Valentine Squad is in full swing at many retailers. If you’re ready to hunt for the cuddliest Valentine’s Day gift out there, check out all these tips and tricks to find Valentine’s Day Squishmallows.

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Where can you find Valentine’s Day Squishmallows?

Valentine's Day Mickey and Minnie Mouse squishmallows in front of a Target basket

Your best bet at finding Valentine’s Day Squishmallows in stock is at Walgreens, Walmart, and Target. Check online first and select store pickup, if inventory allows. If you’re browsing in store, look in both the Valentine’s Day and toy sections; we’ve seen seasonal Squishmallows in both places.

If you’re shopping online, there are a bunch of Valentine’s Day Squishmallows on Amazon and Walmart. But be careful about purchasing from third-party sellers who usually try to jack up the prices on these limited-time releases (since they’re hard to get your hands on). I recommend avoiding third-party sellers and making sure the Squishmallows product listing says, “Sold and shipped by Amazon/Walmart.”

Target also has third-party sellers you may want to avoid, too, as the prices may be high. You’ll see them listed as “Sold and shipped by a Target Plus partner.”


Where to buy Valentine’s Day Squishmallows:

Here’s the full list of Squishmallows retailers.

If you’re really in desperate need of certain Valentine’s Day Squishmallows, you can try eBay or Mercari. But be prepared to pay well over retail prices.

Related: Don’t forget to grab your Starbucks Valentine’s Day drink while you’re shopping at Target.



When do Valentine’s Day Squishmallows come out?

A Valentine's Day Pam Pug Squishmallow in a Target Cart

We’re already seeing the 2023 Valentine’s Day Squishmallows pop up in stores like Target and Albertsons and online at retailers like Claire’s and Walgreens. Now that these retailers already have their Valentine Squishmallows on the shelves, we expect others to get their shipments soon, too.

In 2022, Five Below had a special release just for Valentine Squishmallows. We’re looking forward to the next Five Below Squishmallow release, which is coming at the end of January.

Through Feb. 14, you can save up to 50% on select Squishmallows at Kroger — including Valentine’s Day Squishmallows. Use your Shopper’s card to not only pay the lowest advertised sale prices but to also receive any advertised instant savings promotions and earn fuel points on your purchases. No coupons are needed.


What kind of Valentine’s Day Squishmallows are there?

Someone holding up a Valentine's Day set of Squishmallows in Walgreens

Certain Valentine’s Day Squishmallows come back year after year, like the Valentine-themed Axolotl Archie, the mushroom Malcolm, and the cow Caedyn. We even spotted Disney Squishmallows themed for Valentine’s Day at Target.

All Valentine Squad Squishmallows feature a special bio tag that you won’t find on regular Squishmallows.

TIP: What’s a bio tag? It has the Squishmallow’s name, “Squishdate,” their story, personality, what they like to do for fun, and more. The Valentine’s Day-themed bio tag features a red tag with hearts.

Valentine’s Day Squishmallows come in 3.5-inch clips, plushes from five inches all the way up to 24 inches, and 14-inch Hug Mees. (Hug Mees are Squishmallows that stand upright.) In addition, there are new 5-inch Valentine pairs for $10.99 — making each Squishmallow in the pair just $5.50.

There are also candy-themed Squishmallows and Disney-collab Squishmallows in various sizes.

Related: If you love Squishmallows, you have to know where to buy rare Squishmallows.


Top 25 Valentine’s Day Squishmallows for 2023:

1. Caparinne the Bigfoot

A Caparinne Bigfoot Valentine's Day Squishmallow on a shelf at Target

Caparinne is no stranger to the Squishmallow world. She is one of the many Bigfoots out there, but for Valentine’s Day, she’s available in a few varieties. You can find the light pink and orange one with a heart headband as a 16-inch at Target for $24.99. In addition, there is a deeper pink Caparinne as an 11-inch and 24-inch plush.

If you’re lucky, you may spot Caparinne in stock on Target.com for in-store pickup or shipping!


2. Brina the Bigfoot

Large Valentine's Day Squishmallows on a shelf at Walmart

Brina is another Bigfoot you may spot in the wild … aka in store at Walmart. She’s light pink and has ” Wild 4U” written on her belly. She’s also available at Target in store and online for $24.99 but without the saying on her belly.

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3. Monica the Axolotl

A Valentine's Day Monica Axolotl Squishmallow that says "I love you a lotl" on the tummy

Monica is an axolotl you’ll find throughout the year. Certain varieties of Monica are exclusive to Target and Walmart, and additional varieties can only be found in Canada and Australia.

For the 2023 Valentine Squad, you’ll find Monica in purple with “I ♥ YOU A LOTL” on her belly. She comes in 11-inch and 16-inch sizes. We found a 16-inch Monica in store at Walmart for $25.


4. Parson the Giraffe

A Parson the Giraffe Valentine's Day Squishmallow

Parson is a blue and orange spotted giraffe with teal, heart-shaped nostrils. The inside of his ears, his muzzle, and his belly are all white. The 13-inch Parson is available from Safeway.

If you’re looking for a pink giraffe, Walgreens has a 16-inch pink Valentine’s Day giraffe available online for $24.99.


5. Babs the Blue Jay

Someone holding up a Babs Valentine's Day Squishmallow in Walgreens

Babs the Blue Jay has been a part of the Squishmallows world since 2020. She was originally released with the Wildlife Squad. For the 2023 Valentine Squad, you can spot her with fluffy blue wings and a silver shiny heart on her belly. We found her as an 8-inch toy at Walmart. She’s also available online at Walgreens for $9.99


6. Evangelica the Cow

An Evangelica the Cow Valentine's Day Squishmallow

There are a few versions of our beloved pink cow Evangelica. She is mostly white with pink splotches, and a few even have a furry pink belly. So far in 2023, you can find Evangelica at Walgreens and Safeway in a clip size, 11-inch, and 16-inch plush.


7. Maria the Cheetah

Someone holding up a Maria Valentine's Day Squishmallow in Walgreens

Maria the Cheetah is a new member of the Squishmallows crew. She’s new to the Valentine Squad for 2023. She’s a classic cheetah with two hearts on her belly. She comes as an 8-inch plush, and we found her at Walgreens in store and online for $9.99.


8. Magnis the Australian Shepherd

A Magnis the Australian Shepherd Valentine's Day Squishmallow

Ever wanted a pink puppy? Well, now you can own one with the Magnis Australian Shepherd. She’s hot pink, light pink, and white with hearts on her belly. The 13-inch Magnis is available at Safeway.


9. Stevon the Dog

Someone holding up a Stevon Valentine's Day Squishmallow in Walgreens

Stevon the Dog comes in a few varieties; one of them is part of the Valentine Squad. He’s a golden dog with floppy ears. The 2023 Valentine’s Day version says “Hugs & Squishes” on his belly. He comes as an 8-inch plush, and we found him at Walgreens.

Outside of the Valentine Squad, you can find him as a 12-inch, too.


10. Scarlett the Strawberry

A Scarlett the Strawberry Valentine's Day Squishmallow

You can’t have Valentine’s Day without strawberries. There are tons of varieties of Scarlett. The 2023 Valentine Squad Scarlett looks like she is dipped in white chocolate with a drizzle of milk chocolate. The 5-inch is available at Safeway.


11. Corinna the Cat

A Valentine's Day Corinna Cat Squishmallow in a Walgreens cart

Corinna the Cat is a Squishmallow with many varieties. She’s been spotted in multiple Valentine Squads as well as the Fruit Costume Squad. For 2023, she’s a lighter teal color with different colored stripes than you’d typically find her. She has a heart on her nose, is winking, and has a fuzzy rainbow-colored belly and ears, with a glittery heart on her side. We found her as 12-inch plush at Walgreens for $14.99.


12. Shadi the Cactus

A Shadi the Cactus Valentine's Day Squishmallow

Shadi the Cactus is new to the Squishmallow world and was introduced within the Valentine Squad. She’s available as 8-inch and 16-inch plush sizes. She’s green with a pink flower on the side of her head and XOXO in a heart on her “pot.” We spotted her online at Walgreens for $19.99.

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13. Elpha the Cupcake

Someone holding up an Elpha Valentine's Day Squishmallow in Walgreens

We spotted Elpha the Cupcake at Walgreens with a “First to Market” indicator on the tag. (If you see “First to Market” on a Squishmallow tag, it indicates that it’s one of the first 5,000 of that Squishmallow variety to hit the shelves.) Elpha is new to the Valentine Squad for 2023. She has a pink and red stripe cupcake liner with dark pink icing and hearts with sprinkles on top. She comes as an 8-inch plush, and we found her at Walgreens in store and online for $9.99.


14. Chanel the Cinnamon Roll

Someone holding up a Cinnamon Roll Squishmallow that says "Sweet" on the tummy.

If chocolate isn’t your thing but you love a good cinnamon roll, we found the Squishmallow for you. Chanel the Cinnamon Roll is a Squishmallow you can find throughout the year in many varieties. She isn’t new to the Valentine Squad, either. For 2023, you can find Chanel as an 8-inch plush at Walmart with “♥ SWEET ♥” across her belly and red hearts throughout the icing on her head.


15. Hadeon the Grasshopper

Someone holding up a Hadeon Valentine's Day Squishmallow in Walgreens

Hadeon is new to the Valentine Squad for 2023. He’s a light green and pink grasshopper that comes in an 8-inch size. He has a pink belly with red stripes, pink cheeks, and two antennae with shiny pink hearts on the tips. We found him at Walgreens for $9.99.

Hadeon is also available from a third-party retailer on Walmart.com. But keep in mind that these prices are higher than retail.


16. Aneta the Red Lobster

An Aneta the Red Lobster Valentine's Day Squishmallow with "Clawsome" on the tummy

Will you be my lobster? Aneta is a red lobster and brand-new to the Squishmallow world for the Valentine’s Day launch. The belly says “Clawsome!” with a red heart and is available as an 8-inch plush.

Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+

17. Anneli the Ferret

Someone holding up an Anneli Valentine's Day Squishmallow in Walgreens

Anneli is a teal, blue, red, and white ferret. She’s wearing a red headband with hearts on top and a fluffy face. She comes in 8-inch and 14-inch sizes. We found her at Walgreens in her 8-inch size for $9.99. Her 14-inch version is available online for $19.99.


18. Aron the Gorilla

Someone holding up an Aron Valentine's Day Squishmallow in Walgreens

Aron is a gorilla that isn’t exclusive just to the Valentine Squad. Typically you can spot him in all black and grey color as a 3.5-inch, 5-inch, 7.5-inch, 12-inch, or 16-inch plush throughout the year. But for Valentine’s Day, you can find an 8-inch Aron at Walgreens with a big red heart that says “hug me” on his belly.


19. Maruta the Gorilla

A Valentine's Day Maruta Squishmallow with a heart that says "Hug Me

Maruta is new to the Valentine Squad for 2023. She’s a red and pink gorilla that comes in an 8-inch size. Like her counterpart, Aron, she has a big red heart that says “hug me” on her belly, and you can find her in store at Walgreens.


20. Pam the Pug

Some Pam the Pug Valentine's Squishmallows in Target

Pam isn’t a stranger to the Valentine Squad. In fact, she’s been a repeat Valentine’s-themed Squishmallow since 2019 as a 5-inch, 8-inch, 12-inch, and 16-inch plush. For the 2023 Squad, you can find her as a big 16-inch plush for $24.99 at Target. She’s wearing a red headband with hearts on top.

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21. Xander the Grey T-Rex Dinosaur

Xander comes in a few different forms. Some Xanders have arms, some have hearts on their belly, but all have a sharp toothed grin and scales going down its back. For Valentine’s Day, Target has a 16-inch plush for $24.99 that had a foil heart on its belly.

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22. Disney Valentine’s Day Squishmallows

Someone holding up Mickey and Minnie Mouse Valentine's Day Squishmallows in Walgreens

Disney Squishmallows isn’t a new collab, but as part of the Valentine Squad it is! We spotted Mickey, Minnie, and Stitch as 8-inch plushes with a Valentine’s Day theme at both Target and Walgreens. Rumor has it that Stitch is a Target exclusive.


23. Hug Mee Valentine Squishmallows

Valentine's Day Hugmallow Squishmallows on a shelf at Target

Target has four different options for 18-inch Hug Mees for Valentine’s Day 2023. You can get Duster the Red Dino, Duffy the Dog, Desmund the Green Dinosaur, or Esmeralda the Unicorn, all four with red and pink hearts on their belly. They’re $24.99 in store and not available online just yet.

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As low as $23.74 $24.99 (5% Off)
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24. Squishmallows Valentine Pairs

A Valentine's Day set of Sunny and Walsh Squishmallows in a Walgreens cart

Retailers like Walgreens, Safeway, and Target are selling 5-inch Squishmallows in pairs for $10.99 — how fitting for Valentine’s Day, right? At Safeway, we spotted Arona the Butterfly and Sunny the Bee together and Mully and Molly the mushrooms together. Target had Haedon the Grasshopper and Fluxie the Caterpillar linked. We also found Saxa the Stingray and Eiko the Octopus as a pair at Walgreens, in addition to Sunny the Bee and Walsh the Rose as a pair.


25. Candy-Themed Valentine Squishmallows

Valentine's Day Jeanne and Karina Squishmallows with Reeses and Twizzlers outfits on

Every Valentine’s Day, Squishmallows come out with plushes wearing candy-themed outfits and they smell like candy too. In 2022 we found 5-inch Squishmallows with candy themes at Five Below. So far in 2023, we’ve found Jeanne the Octopus with a Reese’s outfit and Karina the Cat with Twizzlers in 12-inch sizes at Walmart. Additionally, there’s Sofia the Unicorn with Hershey’s and Regina the Corgi with Kisses.

You can get Regina the Corgi in Hershey’s, Tovinda the Unicorn in Reeses, Angelie the Koala in Bubble Yum, Prim the Unicorn in Twizzlers, and Olga the Octopus in Jolly Ranchers on Target.com. Keep in mind, all four of these Squishmallows are sold by third-party resellers, so prices are inflated.

Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
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