Christian kids gift ideas should ADD to their lives…not take away or overstuff them! You’ll love these 6 simple, practical, life-giving ideas!
I absolutely LOVE giving gifts. I love dreaming up the perfect ideas, shopping for the deals, and even beautifully wrapping them. Yeah, I’m that girl who has lists and even purchases months ahead of celebrations. I can’t help myself. It’s just so fun for me.
But I know not everyone feels this way, especially when it comes to kids gift ideas that are meaningful and build faith.
Can you relate?
Shopping for kids can be tricky. Kids gift ideas are often messy, break easily, or build bad habits. Plus, the selection of gifts is unending and it’s hard to know where to begin. I remember when my kids were little, I used to dread birthdays and holidays for this reason. Everyone wanted to bless my kids, and I wanted them to, but it was difficult to balance practical gifts we could actually USE with the cheap toys that ended up in the back of the closet.
When it comes to gifts for kids, they should say,
“I care about you and I KNOW you.”
I want to buy something that will show my kids how I feel. (Can you tell gifting is one of my love languages?) To me, the perfect gift shows you thought about the other person. For example, I’d rather know you thought about me because you bought my favorite candy bar than receive a $1000 gift you bought on a whim because you didn’t know what else to get.
I think this applies to kids just as much as it does to adults. I can’t remember a single celebration as a child where all I really wanted was a HUGE pile of meaningless presents that I didn’t really need, like, or use. But I do remember plenty of times when my mom bought specific things I needed or wanted that I could truly use.
Like our stockings for Christmas. (Ok, truth be told they weren’t stockings at all.) They were giant brown bags full of all kinds of “fancy” shampoos, make-up, and other things my mom bought that she knew we liked.
Yes, I seriously got shampoo, shaving cream, and lots of toiletries for Christmas and I seriously loved it. I loved it because my mom knew the kinds I loved and she spent the extra money to buy those. My kids love it, too. Every year they look forward to the same things as I’ve carried on this tradition.
I know you might be shaking your head right about now, but don’t miss the beauty in such gifts. I got shampoo for Christmas! Never once was that wasted, thrown into the back of the closet, or unused six months later. As if that’s not compelling enough, I actually LOVED it.
Now don’t hear me wrong, I’m not against toys, nor am I saying you should buy only shampoo for your kids. Many toys are incredible, fun, useful, and even practical.
I’m just against gifts that are meaningless or mindless. We ought to be super purposeful about the way we gift both to our kids and to those around us. No one needs meaningless clutter in their lives.
Christian kids gifts ideas should ADD to their lives…
not take away or overstuff them!“
The best gifts educate…
stimulate their minds…
and grow them into amazing adults.
The best gifts compel, inspire, and cultivate.
Doesn’t that sound more like something you want for yourself and for your kids? Sure beats a giant toy catalog filled with things you never knew you wanted in the first place. Of course, I could give you ideas upon ideas to fill up your list, but first, let me share with you six of my favorite kids gift ideas from the Not Consumed shop!
Christian Kids Gift Ideas
#1 Kids Bible Studies
Coming in as my number one absolute favorite this year, the kid’s Bible studies are perfect for helping build faith while also growing life skills and character. The kit starts with an in-depth Bible study on some of life’s most important issues:
- The Power of Words
- Learning to Obey
- Contentment in Life
- Guarding Your Heart
- Making Wise Choices
- Developing Friendships
- The Armor of God
- Conflict Resolution
- Serving Others
Continue the learning by traveling on an adventure with Patch the Pirate (younger kids) or the Lamplighter Theatre (older kids). These supplemental CDs will become household favorites as they reinforce the concepts learned in the Bible study.
Last, but quite possibly my favorite, each study comes with a fun pack including a bookmark, stickers, and verse cards to keep your mind focused both during the 4-week Bible study (included) and after you’ve finished. We’ve found this to be one of the keys to helping kids change habits as they grow in Christ.
We also have some fun Bible study pens that correspond with each Bible study as a visual reminder of the theme taught throughout the study but they also make a great addition to any devotional, journal, or writing project.
#2 Sibling Bundle
If you have more than one child, you’ve got sibling problems. Everyone does… that’s because navigating a relationship with another person is hard! I feel the pain as an adult even with people I love and adore. It’s even harder for kids because they are still learning a lot of the things we’ve figured out as adults (hopefully). We have to help them, equip them, and cheer them on to stir up sibling love as they tackle what is certainly one of the hardest relationships they will face.
The Sibling Bundle provides all the tools you need to do just that! It all starts with My Brother’s Keeper, a 4-week Bible study equipping kids to understand God’s way of dealing with siblings. Kids will also love the super soft tees and the lanyard to help them remember what they are learning both before and after they’ve completed the Bible study.
Once you’re ready to keep practicing the principles learned, the Sibling Challenge Journal is the perfect fit. It offers pages to write ideas, journal through problems, and a weekly checklist of ways to love your siblings.
Not a big fan of writing? Choose the Sibling Challenge Game instead to actively put into practice what was learned in the study.
#3 Prayer Cards
Tired of rote prayers? The JOY Prayer Cards and the ACTS Prayer Cards are a simple and beautiful way to encourage your kids to have a deeper prayer life, plus they are super fun to use. The sturdy gift box doubles as a great place to store and organize all the beautiful cards. Designed for years of use, they have been designed specifically with multi-ages in mind.
Are you ready to give your kids the tools they need for a deeper and more meaningful prayer life? Let’s do it!
#4 Kids Devotional Bundle
Want to help your kids GROW in faith? Having an effective devotional time is one of the most crucial skills we can develop as Christians because we know God reveals Himself to us through His Word. Learning to make time with Him a priority in our lives is our delight, our privilege, and our lifeline!
What I want most for my kids is to help them grab hold of authentic faith and grow deeper with Christ. Developing a daily quiet time by digging into the Word of God is a discipline that will last a lifetime. Our Kids Devotional Bundle is the perfect gift to help nurture that habit. Now I know this might not feel like a gift to you, but what better gift could you give your kids than to help them grow in their faith?
#5 Sermon Notebook
The Sermon Notebook is another way to help your kids with one of their biggest struggles. We forget how difficult it is to transition into “big church.” The sermons are directed at adults, the music may be different, and it’s easy for a child to get lost in the shuffle. Help them bridge the gap with the Sermon Notebook. You’ll find a fun and engaging sermon notebook in two different age levels.
I give these to my kids when they graduate from children’s church, but it’s a great gift anytime!
#6 Inspirational Gifts
Every day our kids decide to either believe what the world tells them about themselves or what God tells them about themselves in relation to Him. If they start to believe the lies of the world, it’s tempting to become dissatisfied with who they are or be confused about their worth and purpose.
Looking for another fun family resource?
We’ve created the Books of the Bible Game to help your kids learn where each book is located in the Bible, which literary genre it belongs to, and some basic facts about what each book contains. With 13 different games to play for kids of all ages, playing the Books of the Bible Game will be a fun and exciting family time together!
Share Your Christian Kids Gift Ideas with us!
I pray these ideas have been an inspiration to you as you think outside of the box when it comes to gifts for kids. One thing I’ve noticed is the more excitement I bring to a gift, the more excited my kids are. It’s funny how that works!
Do you have a favorite kids gift idea? Share it with us by leaving a comment below. I can’t wait to see your ideas!
Through practical tools & Bible-based resources, Kim Sorgius is dedicated to helping your family GROW in faith so you can be Not Consumed by life’s struggles. Author of popular kid’s devotional Bible studies and practical homeschooling tools, Kim has a master’s degree in education and curriculum design coupled with over 2 decades of experience working with kids and teens. Above all, her most treasured job is mother and homeschool teacher of four amazing kiddos.