I have a hard time deciding what to buy people for Christmas. I want to find the perfect gift, for the better than perfect price for every person on my list. But I’m not very creative (no homemade gifts from me!) and I couldn’t spot a bargain if it appeared in human form and stopped me in the store.
Given my severely limited Christmas shopping abilities, I rely heavily upon other sources for ideas—my mom and sisters, girlfriends, magazines, and the pre-packaged gifts baskets strategically placed at the end of store aisles. I’m especially excited when I run across a list of gift suggestions.
So, for all those of you out there like me, I want to offer a few gift suggestions of my own (mostly stolen from my sister Kristin). If you have a kid in your life—a child of your own, a niece or nephew, brother or sister, or someone your reaching out to, here’s a list of gift ideas that are worth far more than you’ll pay for them!
Hide 'Em In Your Heart Vol 1 and Vol 2—these videos and audio cds are full of Scripture songs set creatively to music. Jack loves the one we own so we bought him the other one for Christmas this year.
Awesome God – In line at Target today, Jack was singing (loudly) the following words from this cd: "Jesus came to earth, He lived a perfect life, He died upon the cross, Then He rose from the dead." I’m so grateful these gospel-words are running through his mind.
The Chronicles of Narnia Radio Theatre – Kristin and Brian bought these dramatized stories for Andrew (age 6) last year for Christmas and he's still loving them.
The New Amplified Pilgrim's Progress - Andrew also enjoys this updated classic tale on cd.
The Big Picture Story Bible – I’ve been reading this to Jack recently and have found myself freshly grateful for God’s gracious plan of redemption.