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I’m always looking for gifts for siblings that will help foster a loving relationship. I love practical gifts that do much more than add to the giant pile of clutter we find in our kids’ rooms. I want adventure, exploration, and meaning.
GIFTS SHOULD ADD TO KIDS 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.
So when it comes to your children, why not buy gifts for siblings that will encourage and cultivate a relationship full of brother and sister love? Let’s face it, conquering sibling fighting can be a daunting task and as parents, we need all of the tools we can get. Gifts are a great way to help!
Here are some of my favorite gifts for siblings!
Gifts for Siblings: Ideas that Grow Sibling Relationships
#1 Sibling Challenge Journal
The Sibling Challenge Journal is my favorite new resource! The goal of this journal is to help kids apply the things they are learning about sibling relationships.
There are 5 sections: My Job as a Sibling, Sibling Scripture, Journaling pages to help kids process their struggles, the Sibling Challenge section and the Resource pages.
Once kids have reviewed their job as a sibling, they are challenged each week to commit acts of kindness toward their siblings. The Sibling Challenge section has 36 weekly checklists chocked full of ideas. It also gives kids space to journal about the week.
You’ll love both the teaching and accountability of this super fun gift!
#2 Sibling Arm Bands
We all need a reminder to do the right thing, that’s why I love these Sibling Arm Bands. Each time your kids look down they will read “Keep calm and love your siblings.” It’s not a magic bracelet, but it sure goes a long way in helping remind kids to stay focused on God’s way of treating their siblings.
They are flexible, easy to clean, and of course, they come in a rainbow of colors. It’s the perfect gift for any age sibling.
#3 Sibling T-Shirt
Every mom wants a photo-op of her kiddos in matching shirts, but this super soft tee goes way beyond that. True, it’s cute for sibling photo sessions, but it’s also a great reminder of God’s truth regarding siblings.
We want to help our kids fight the message the world sends. Siblings aren’t made for fighting. They are born to help you!
I love that my kids can both witness to others with these shirts and remind themselves. You’ll love these sibling shirts, too.
#4 My Brother’s Keeper Bible Study
By far our most beloved product, My Brother’s Keeper is a 4-week in-depth Bible study on the subject of sibling relationships. We will explore the stories of 10 different siblings from the Bible, some with beautiful stories and some with ugly ones. Through the stories of these siblings and the pages of Scripture, your children will learn God’s true purpose for siblings and families, the issues that siblings face, the responsibilities that they have as siblings, and practical tools for resolving the inevitable conflicts.
Coupled with the sibling arm bands and the sibling shirts, the study makes a super fun gift. Of course, we’ve bundled it together to help you save money, too!
If you have younger kids, Walkie-Talkies are the perfect gifts for siblings! Kids love to communicate with one another from another room. This set has great reviews raving about their reception and durability, making it the perfect pair.
Walkie-Talkies are a super fun way to foster good communication between siblings when they don’t even realize you’re doing it!
#6 Sibling Necklaces
When I saw these sibling necklaces I was instantly smitten. What girl doesn’t love a necklace she can share with someone she loves? I remember adoring these as a little girl and sharing them with many friends. While friends are important, our siblings should be at the top of the list.
Have more or less than 3 kids? You’ll also find sibling bracelets and necklaces in different combinations! The more you send the message of how important the sibling relationship is, the more your kids will begin to adopt it. I think jewelry is a beautiful way to do that!
#7 Beat the Parents board game
When I first saw this game I was reminded of the time I took the kids for our first ever laser tag game. As soon as the lights went down, it was 7 very long minutes of torture. I felt like I was under constant attack and couldn’t do anything to win. Every second my “shield was down” because someone else had hit me.
After the game was over the kids confessed to ganging up on me in an effort to beat me. They had been planning it for days. It was a good laugh and one for the memory books for sure. Although my super competitive spirit was wounded, I was proud of their teamwork and camaraderie.
Beat the Parents promises that same experience. Kids have no choice but to find a way to get along so they can beat their parents. It’s a win-win for everyone. Of course, any board game is a great gift for siblings, but this one is a favorite.
#8 Play Fort
My fondest memory of my sister is playing school bus. She would find all of the chairs in the house and line them up in rows so we could all ride. Sitting next to a teddy bear, I’d “bounce” along as she pressed and punched the buttons on her cardboard box bus.
There’s just something about building things and exploring with your imagination that bonds siblings together. That’s what I love about the Play Fort. You get both of those in a kit. (It’s like pressing the easy button, but still getting the same benefits!)
Imagine the places your kiddos will explore together in this ever-changing fort set-up!
What are your favorite gifts for siblings?
I pray this list has been super helpful and inspiring for you! Now it’s your turn. What are some of your favorite gifts for siblings? Share your ideas in the comments.