Babies are always fun to celebrate, but are you looking for a gift with something more? Maybe something with a touch of faith? Something wrapped in prayer?
Well, here are more than a dozen of my all-time favorites:
I love the idea of surrounding children with scripture – and I love the beautiful artwork at Carpentree. Here’s a glimpse of what they have to offer.
Who can resist a precious stuffed lamb, especially when it offers the Lord’s Prayer?
If you are more of a do-it-yourselfer, why not print something sweet like this and frame it? Or, download this book of ABC scriptures and make it to welcome the new baby or to give to the older brother?
Slip these bandages into a first aid kit?
This tiny prayer book and set of scripture matching cards make great add-on gifts. (Look for them at local Christian bookstores.)
I often give a copy of the Jesus Storybook Bible, but I also like the new Baby Beginner’s Bible Series from Zonderkidz. They are board books designed for the 3 and under crowd. Each page has a picture and one simple word.
A book recommendation for the older sibling? I am simply in love with Pirates on the Farm by Denette Fretz. It is a fun book that teaches the importance of loving our neighbors, even the ones who seem difficult.
I’ve also started tucking in CDs (or gift cards for downloads) with my gifts for children. I bought Songs Kids Love to Sing: 25 Sunday School Songs for my littlest niece, and I’ve just recently found another favorite – Roots for the Journey by Yancy. Imagine songs written from scripture and sung with acoustic guitar and piano… it is absolutely perfect for the nursery. Plus, when you buy the CD, you get a great app that offers family devotions, articles for parents and suggestions for family activities.
One of the most important messages I hope children receive is that they are precious to God. That’s why I’ve also started giving rose rocks. You can read about the legend of the rose rock and how we found ours here.
And finally, are you looking for a gift for the new grandma? It seems every child loves to get mail, so try these. There are 12 activity pages to send. (Look in your local Christian bookstores.)
What would you add to the list?