Whether you’re a parent, an aunt, an uncle, a grandparent, or a friend, finding kids gifts for Christmas can be draining. What toys are “all-the-rage” right now? Does this girl like pink and purple or blue and green? How much is appropriate to spend? Is this gift age-appropriate? Do 10-year-olds still play with stuffed animals? The quest for the perfect gift should be less about finding the perfect “toy-of-the-moment” and more about substance. Gifts that grow faith in a child are the perfect answer.
Why I Care About Gifts That Grow Faith
A while back, I was putting my oldest son to bed. As I was tucking the blankets around him, he looked up at me with his sweet, blue eyes, and said, “Mom, if you could wish for just one thing in the whole world, what would it be?”
I didn’t hesitate, because my daily prayers already held the answer. I said to him, “Buddy, my biggest prayer is that you, your brother, and your sister would grow up to know God, love God and serve God.” He stared at me for a moment longer before saying, “I would wish for a lizard.”