Most years I don’t want to start planning for Christmas until we’ve fully experienced Thanksgiving. I resist the onslaught of Christmas commercialism that seems to begin earlier and earlier each year. I want to be present with my kids day by day and soak up all the goodness each season has to offer before looking ahead to the next thing. That may be my preference, but in a year like 2021 a little foresight and advanced planning is in order. Waiting till the last minute to shop for gifts doesn’t seem wise (or kind to those who are showing up and doing the work to keep the goods we rely on flowing).

Many of us are responding to the current climate with its supply chain issues and economic pressures by opting for a simpler Christmas centered around Scripture, songs, traditions, and giving over getting. That’s my heart too!

But I also know there are lots of us who mark the Christmas season by giving and receiving gifts. If that’s you, we’d love to share some of our favorite gift ideas for the homeschool family. No matter the age or interests of your children, we think you’ll find something in these lists to pique your interest. And if you’re looking for some gift ideas for a special homeschool mom in your life, we’ve got that covered too!

Gifts for Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Home Grown Littles

Gifts for Nature Lovers and Adventure Kids

Gifts for Builders, Scientists, and Budding Engineers

Gifts for Bookworms and Young Wordsmiths

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Aimee grew up among the cornfields of rural Michigan, where she was captivated by Jesus as a teenager and married her high school sweetheart. Together they moved to New England where they homeschool their two children together. Aimee has a Master's degree in Biblical Languages from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She enjoys exploring new places, reading great stories, and enjoying the outdoors with her family.