30+ Meaningful Christmas Gifts for Christian Kids

If you’ve been searching for gifts with meaning, including Christmas gifts for Christian kids- this post is for you.

It’s been a goal of mine to avoid the hype that surrounds many of the popular Christmas gifts for kids.

We don’t stand in line at Black Friday and we really try not to emphasize STUFF over the meaning of Christmas.

When I start making Christmas lists, I like to carefully choose presents my kids will remember for a long time. Or, you know, at least until Spring. 😉

I also want to choose at least a few gifts that reflect our goals and values as a Christian family — all while sticking to our Christmas budget!

A child's hands holding a gift box with text overlay "30 popular Christmas gifts to encourage your child's faith"

This post likely contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure for more info.

This year I decided to round up the best Christian Christmas gifts for kids.

These aren’t elaborate gifts, but they do have meaning and that’s what I love about them.

At any rate, it still takes time to hunt down a few presents that each of my four kids will enjoy.

I’ve spent some time browsing and narrowing down my top picks for each age group to help out all the busy moms (and grandmas, aunts…) like me.

30 Christmas Gifts for Christian Kids

Listed below are, I believe, some of the best Christmas gifts (on a budget) for kids of ALL ages.

We own many of the items on this list, and these are gifts specifically aimed at encouraging kids in their faith.

Of course, I’m writing this at Christmas time but these gifts would be great picks for any occasion.

The best part?

Almost all of these affordable Christmas gifts for kids can be found Amazon, which is perfect when you have little time to shop, especially alone!

Text Box that reads: Ages 0-4

Noah’s Ark Shape Sorter

Wooden toys are typically a good investment, and this one can keep your toddler entertained for hours. It comes with 26 animal blocks and it’s built to last for many years.

Jesus Loves Me Onesie

The perfect conversation piece for your baby to evangelize at the playground. 🙂

But really, what could be more adorable, and true? Who wouldn’t want some pictures of your baby in this awesome shirt?

Lift the Flap Bible Stories

You can’t beat a good lift-the-flap board book for babies, all the way through the preschool years.

We must have a dozen but this one is especially cute.

It’s never too early to start reading to your child. Plus, books typically fall into the “cheap Christmas gifts for kids” category and they’ll hold more meaning than any plastic toy.

Nativity Puzzle Board

Another toy that’s meant to last.

This one is great because besides being educational, you can also use it to narrate the nativity story to little ones.

Plush Singing Toy

This little lamb comes with over 100 audio files that includes Bible stories and 9 songs.

It even has a rechargeable battery!

Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional

At Christmas, devotions for kids is one item that’s always on my list.

I’m pretty sure I learned all the Important Lessons of Childhood from the Berenstain Bears. They’ve been helping parents communicate important truths to kids since 1962 (for real)!

In this devotional, kids not only learn life lessons but they will see that these truths come from a very personal, loving God.

Lots of great conversations can springboard from these daily readings. It’s been one of my littles’ favorites.

Bible Stories Reusable Sticker pads

Where have these been all my life.

When I bought our first reusable sticker book – let me tell you, I thought it was genius. Who else loathes regular stickers that get stuck to the furniture without a doubt?

If you’re looking for budget friendly Christmas gift ideas, reusable sticker books like these from the Beginner’s Bible line provide hours of (non-furniture-destroying) fun.

It includes both reusable stickers and activity pages, and is should fit in most stockings, too.

Fisher-Price Nativity Playset

This one is on my long-term recommendation list. It’s a classic Christian gift for toddlers and young kids, that just never gets old or forgotten.

My younger kids have always loved to play with my (very fragile) nativity set and beg me to keep it up longer each year.

After getting this playset a few years ago, they can now enjoy it all year long. (There’s also a smaller version here.)

Fisher price nativity set in action.

Good, Good Father Book

This is a picture book written by Chris Tomlin who authored the song by the same title- which I predict will become a classic, too.

(See if you can listen to the song with dry eyes.)

It’s a great song which makes a great story, with a powerful message.

Dinosaurs for Kids

What happened to Dinosaurs after the flood?

This timeless book answers the questions kids want to know, and so much more.

Ken Ham Dinosaurs book.

Read Next:

The Secret for Getting Organized & On Budget This Christmas (Free Printable!)

Inviting Jesus in:  5 Meaningful Christmas Eve Traditions for Families

35+ Children’s Books that Teach Values and Morals

Gifts for the Woman Who Wants Nothing (that she’ll actually love)

Easy and Impactful Family Advent Activities

Tales of Glory Play Sets

I love these figurines that can help teach Bible stories at the same time.  They would be great to use for Sunday School object lessons, too.

There are a few to choose from such as the Galilee Boat and Moses and the Ten Plagues.

Water Reveal Scripture Book

My youngest is OBSESSED with these “paint” sets.  It’s sort of like water-colors, except mess-free.

It comes with a pen that you fill with water and the color appears when you brush the water-pen across the picture.  After it dries, you can re-paint the picture again and again.

(P.S., cheap entertainment alert.)   

God Gave Us So Much Book

A 3-in-1 collection by Lisa Tawn Bergren which includes God Gave Us the World; God Gave us Love and God Gave us Heaven.

God Gave us So Much book.

I bought this a few Christmases ago and it’s still one of our go-to bedtime books.

You might be familiar with the original book, God Gave us You. Since it’s also dearly loved at our house, it’s always at the top of my recommendations for Christian gifts for children.

Seek and Find Bible Stories

My one-year-old nephew is excellent at seek and find books, so this book made it onto my shopping list for him this year.

It’s recommended for ages 2-4, but I think kids a little older would enjoy it, too. Think: where’s Waldo, with a message!

Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids about God and Science

This devotional book has been recommended the world over, and once you flip through the pages you’ll see why.

With photos, illustrations and animal facts galore, it speaks right to the science-loving kid and has been enjoyed by our daughters and son alike.

In fact, they can never just read one day at a time!

What better way to encourage learning than by knowing the Creator of the Universe and the meticulous patterns he arranged in nature, waiting for us to discover.

Indescribable book by Louie Giglio

77 Fairly Safe Science Activities for Illustrating Bible Lessons

Yep, another science book. I have a science-and-animal-lover so I’m always on the lookout for great resources that speak from a Creation standpoint.

I also see it as one more tool to keep us busy on snow days, summer breaks, and now with my 2 little homeschoolers.

The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum Tickets

This should probably go on a “experience gifts” list somewhere (which I should really write), but for now I’m sticking it here.

We had a wonderful time at the Ark Encounter, and although kids of all ages can enjoy it, I think kids 6 and up will especially appreciate all it has to offer.

How to make it budget-friendly? Make it your main family gift, or see if grandparents want to make it a joint gift.

Find tickets online, and be sure to read our full Ark Encounter Review for more details.

The Action Bible

If your child loves the graphic novel style of books that are popular such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate or Dork Diaries, they will likely be enthralled by the format of the Action Bible as well.

It’s been read over and over by my kids through the years and appeals to both boys and girls.

Action Bible hardback book.

With detailed illustrations in a comic book format, the Action Bible can help kids see the Bible as one big narrative.

(For younger kids, check out the Action Storybook Bible.)

Action Bible Guess-It Game

To go along with the Action Bible, there is also a card game kids can play to learn more about the Bible.

For Girls Like You: A Devotional for Tweens

For the 8-12 year range, I really like this devotional book. It’s sparked some thoughtful conversations between my two daughters at bedtime.

I like that it’s easy to digest but not too “fluffy”, at the same time

Read Next:  Teaching Our Daughters Girl Power, God’s Way

Christian gifts for kids: image of kids opening gifts on Christmas

One Year Be-Tween You and God Devotional

Another great choice for tween devotions. My middle daughter really enjoyed using it.

It’s a beautiful book and it’s perfect for those middle years (which can be tough!).

It’s not baby-ish; it asks thought-provoking questions and has space to reflect and write down your thoughts alongside each day’s reading.

Faith-Based Apparel

It can be hard to find Christian gifts for kids, but especially for the preteen/teen in your life.

My teens like to steal my Christian t-shirts, so it’s safe to say these will appeal to the teen who likes to dress casual (t-shirts and hoodies for life).

A few options we like are shown below, with messages like “Faith“, “Consider How the Wildflowers Grow“, “Love Like Jesus“, and “Be Still“.

For guys, take a look at these t-shirt ideas: Isaiah 40:31; “Iron Sharpens Iron“; “Need an Ark?” (hilarious!), and “Armor of God“.

Sports Pendant Necklace

I love this idea for the student athlete in your life – boy or girl. There are several sports to choose from.

Scripture-embossed Wallet

With several designs to choose from, this wallet can be a reminder of God’s promises in his back pocket, every day.

These Christian gifts for kids are great for birthdays, Christmas, Valentine's day or any occasion you want to give a meaningful gift. #Gifts #Kids #Birthdays #Holidays #Celebrate #ChristianKids

Philippians 4:13 Ring

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

This ring features one of my favorite verses and a great reminder for the teen years especially.

Guy’s Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket

I’ve used some of Jonathan McKee’s materials in Youth classes in the past and they were great resources.

This book covers topics specifically relevant to guys and addresses them in a very relatable way.

Prayer Journal

The Prayer Map is a really creative concept for prayer journaling for either teen boys or girls.

I like that it encourages teens to build a habit of daily prayer.

A Young Woman’s Walk with God Book

We have several books by Elizabeth George and my girls preferred them over several others in the past.

This one is also an encouraging read, filled with truth straight from the heart of Scripture. I think girls 12-16 could enjoy this book, especially if they’re on the mature side.

Simple Truths: A Journaling Devotional

I like any book that gives space for creative drawing, and so do my girls. It seems to help them reflect on what they’ve read.

The content in this devotional is in-depth, but very relevant for today’s teens.

New Morning Mercies Devotional

I actually picked up this book for myself, but my oldest teen ended up reading it first.

It’s beautifully written, and challenges the reader to not only heard the Word, but apply it to their life every day.

Image of Bible in floral Bible cover and New Morning Mercies devotional on top.

The Bible is Funny Card Game

And for some comic relief, try this card game!

Teens can learn why it’s important to read the Bible in context. Because when you don’t- it’s pretty hilarious at times.

Finding the Best Christian Gifts for Kids

There are so many Christian inspirational gifts that it can be hard to sift through the best options. I hope that this list helped you to narrow down your search just a little.

And, I hope you find that these popular Christmas gifts will hit the mark with your kids like they did with mine!

While I like to remind myself that the best Christmas gifts for kids are the kind that don’t come under the tree (thanks, Dr. Seuss), this selection of gifts can reinforce the message of faith and truth that you seek to instill in your kids.

Happy shopping!  Leave me a comment below and let me know if this Christmas gift guide was helpful for you.

*This post was originally published on 11/4/18 and last updated 9/9/23.

Gift ideas for Christian Kids - popular Christmas gifts your kids will love. (Babies through teens). #Christmas #GiftIdeas #Holidays #Shopping #ChristianParenting

Image of child with birthday balloons

1 thought on “30+ Meaningful Christmas Gifts for Christian Kids”

  1. Pingback: Holiday Roundup: Giving Gifts and Making My List ~ Raising Royalty

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top