This year, we are putting together Christmas gifts for our family to help us focus on who Jesus is. We wanted to share these ideas with you in case you’d like to borrow some or all of them! Free for you: Christ-Centered Christmas!
Our kids will each receive a special gift unique to their desires and needs under the tree. But before we dig into those, our family will be enjoying a special pile of gifts with a “Jesus Is…” focus.
This special gift pile will focus on these precious aspects of our Savior:
- Jesus is light
- Jesus is kind
- Jesus is giving
- Jesus gives peace
- Jesus brings joy
- Jesus offers forgiveness
- Jesus is healer
- Jesus is good
- Jesus is gentle
- Jesus is hope
- Jesus is love
- Jesus is here
Before we open each gift, we’ll read a prepared scripture card to help us focus on these aspects of Jesus.
Jesus is Light
Scripture Focus: John 8:12
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
After reading this passage, we’ll present our kids with a gift. Inside? New socks and flashlights which represent “walking in the light.”
Here’s another example:
Jesus is Good
Scripture Focus: Psalm 34:8
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
After reading this passage, the kids will open a gift that includes something tasty to enjoy together. I found this at Sam’s and it’s perfect. Everyone can pick their favorite little jar of jelly from this box!
Here’s another one…
Jesus is Joy
Scripture Focus: Philippians 2:1-2
If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.
The gift we’ll give our kids after reading this scripture is a cooperative game. Perfect, right? (ChristianBook.com has a lot of Peaceable Kingdom cooperative games to choose from!)
For the littles:
For the grown ups:
“Jesus Is” Gifts for All Ages
As you can see from the above examples, all of these gift ideas work for family members of any age. We all need socks, we all love games, and we all enjoy tasty treats. This has been so much fun to put together!
More where that came from!
We put all 12 Christ-Centered Gift Ideas with Scripture Focus into an easy-to-use printable book! (And we’re giving it to you for free right now!)
Christ-Centered Christmas includes gift ideas for each aspect of Jesus, plus scripture cards you can print to use with each gift. This entire collection is free for everyone, just let us know which email address to send it to!
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