Nine Unique Christian Gifts for Kids
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If you’re a Christian parent, you’re all too aware of an unfortunate fact: Many modern kid’s toys, TV shows, and video games promote traits that are less than Christlike. Consumerism, self-centeredness, vanity, violence, and rebellion are common themes, even in materials aimed at toddlers!
It can be hard to know how to balance our children’s desires with what we know will be best for their spiritual development. At Christmas time, these competing pressures seem to multiply exponentially.
Take a deep breath. We’ve gathered nine unique Christmas gift ideas that your children will love. Better yet, these gifts will draw your children towards the wonder and goodness of God as they’re playing! When you purchase these toys, you’ll know that you’re supporting companies and ministries that are trying to make a positive social impact too. With some thoughtfulness and investment, it is possible.
#1: Wildlife STORYTELLERS (Ages 3-12)
Wildlife STORYTELLERS are cozy stuffed animals that share audio Bible stories with children. The stuffed tigers, elephants, bears, lambs, and lions are paired with audio Bible players loaded with content designed specifically for children, including The Adventure Story Bible, The Witnesses Trilogy, Keys for Kids, and Famous People of the Bible.
This is a great option for a child who struggles to down regulate during nap time or quiet time!
#2: Songs for Saplings Questions with Answers Tinies Paper Crafts (ages 6-10)
The mission of Songs for Saplings is ‘helping children discover and remember Biblical truths through song.’ Their music is a great resource and gift for kids of all ages. For a child who loves miniatures and craft projects, however, choose the Questions with Answers Tinies Paper Crafts. Your child will love cutting and folding these tiny books (and their accompanying bookshelf!) and he or she will learn more about God in the process.
#3: Give Save Spend Bank (Ages 6-12)
This bank will help your child learn how to manage their money in a way that honors God! The durable wood design can be customized with your child’s name. This would be a great accessory to accompany a monetary gift. You can find many different styles of children’s banks on etsy.com. You can help your child choose a ministry or nonprofit to support with their ‘Give’ money. Great options include MegaVoice International, Samaritan’s Purse, and Vision Australia.
#4: Bixbee Butterflyer Sleeping Bag / Nap Mat (Ages 4-8)
Bixbee follows a one-for-one giving model like Tom’s and Bombas, but they make fun products kids will love. These include lunchboxes, backpacks, inflatable play sets, and adorable character sleeping bags. Best of all, your purchase will help impoverished children have increased access to educational necessities.
#5: Keys for Kids Red Rock Mystery Books (Ages 8-12)
Avid young readers will love these page-turning mysteries featuring the adventures of the Timberline twins. They’re written by the authors of the popular Left Behind series. There are currently 11 books in the Red Rock Mysteries series, and they’re available in both written and audio format. If you have an upcoming road trip, the audio version makes for great family listening!
#6: Ten Thousand Villages Fierce Creature Towel (Ages 2-6)
Ten Thousand Villages is one of the biggest online fair trade companies. According to their website, they’re a “global maker-to-market movement that addresses economic injustice.” They sell a huge variety of ethically-sourced handcrafted wares, including many beautiful products for children. If your child loves dinosaurs, this organic cotton terry dinosaur towel will be their new favorite pool accessory. The entire Jurassic World x Accompany line is definitely worth checking out.
#7: Pack a Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox With Your Child (All Ages)
Help your child learn how to practice generosity by packing a Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift together! Your child can choose to send their shoebox to a child on the other side of the world who is the same age and gender as they are. This experience provides an excellent opportunity for us to gently remind our children how blessed and privileged we are if we happen to receive multiple Christmas gifts during the holiday season.
#8: Better World Books (All Ages)
Better World Books is another amazing one-for-one giving company. As of the publication of this blog post, they’ve donated 26 million books to people in need and raised 28 million dollars for literacy and libraries! They have a huge selection of books for children, from board books for babies to YA novels for teenagers. Small books make excellent stocking stuffers and when your child is done reading, you can find a Better World Books dropbox to donate your books back to the company.
#9: Bible Outburst (Ages 8+)
Bible Outburst is a hugely entertaining game that makes an excellent Christian family gift. According to CactusGameDesign.com,
“Bible Outburst is an uproarious party game filled with challenging and entertaining Bible topics. Each topic has 10 target answers. How many can you get? The fun begins as your team draws it’s very first topic. It could be “Names For Christ,” or “Animals In The Bible,” or “Sons of Jacob.” Pandemonium reigns as the 45-second timer is turned over and the verbal explosions begin. Your team will be pouring out answers, shouting out possibilities. But remember, only the 10 target answers score points.”
This might be the most fun way to increase your kids’ Bible knowledge!
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