Our All Time Favorite 25 Gift Suggestions for Children

all time favorite gifts or children

Too many toys is not a good thing.

Every item in our home requires maintenance and our time. So, every item matters.

Time is a precious gift.

How many toys are too many?  How about considering ‘too many’ as the toys that the children play with for less than 10 minutes a day or not at all.

Set limits.

How many baby dolls does a 4 year old need? How many cars and tractors does a 5 year old need?

I have never seen or heard that more toys increase a child’s joy or sense of well – being. In fact, I think that the opposite is true.

So, having said that, what do we do about well meaning family members who want to SHOWER our children with an abundance of gifts for Christmas?

May I suggest that we give careful thought to the toys that enter our home?  Maybe, we could politely and respectfully ask the family members to consider purchasing a gift that would make a significant difference in the lives of our children.

Here are 25 gifts that  I would suggest:

I’d LOVE to read YOUR favorite gifts!


Bonni is the author of Mom By Example

About Bonni

What happens when a Jewish girl from Philadelphia falls in love with and marries a Christian hog farmer from a small rural town 85 miles from her home? Well, in my case, I became a Christian, but struggled to be the loving wife and joyful mother to my 4 young sons. This blog was born in order to share one tip a day that I learned, that could now help other moms learn to handle life with patience, grace and joy!