Holiday Gift Guide

    If a child hasn’t requested a specific gift, here are some suggestions for gifts you might give to the children you sponsor ― or to any child. We will be adding to the list, so check back often for more ideas.

    Infants

    6-12 mos

    Colored plastic toys usable in house, bathtub, or sandbox.
    Toys to teach the colors. counting and the alphabet.
    Plush toys.
    Tiny, wagon-like toys with an upright handle for pushing like a walker.
    Gift baskets with vinyl bath toys/books.
    Toys with gears that run or have moving parts for the child to manipulate.

    12-18 mos

    Colored plastic toys usable in house, bathtub, or sandbox.
    Toys to teach the colors. counting and the alphabet.
    Plush toys.
    Tiny, wagon-like toys with an upright handle for pushing like a walker.
    Gift baskets with vinyl bath toys/books.
    Toys with gears that run or have moving parts for the child to manipulate.

    18mos – 2yrs

    Gift baskets with vinyl bath toys/books.
    Toys with gears that run or have moving parts for the child to manipulate.
    Toys the child can pull or push as they walk.

    2-4 years

    Gift baskets with vinyl bath toys/books.
    Bath crayons for writing on tub walls.
    Toys for simple movement like the Slinky.

    4-6 years

    Toys which promote physical activity like hula hoops and jump ropes.
    A gift card to a book or toy store.
    Toys for building such as LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys.

    School age

    Toys which promote physical activity like hula hoops and jump ropes.
    A craft kit for making jewelry, purses, or building structures or machines (e.g. LEGOs or Erector sets).

    Pre-teens

    A gift card to their favorite store.
    A gift card to a book or music store.
    A magic kit
    Craft supplies
    Science kit
    Model airplanes, rockets, etc

    Teens

    Gift certificate for music
    Mini MP3 player
    Video Game
    DVDs / Cinema ticket vouchers
    Clothing (if you know their preferences) -leave tags on
    Sports equipment
    Activity vouchers – e.g. paintpall, go karts, etc.
     

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