Finding a Christmas present for a tween or teenager can be especially challenging. In the effort to avoid traditional gifts that appeal to an older generation, the choices can be quite limiting. However, there is a growing market of inspirational gifts that can appeal to the lifestyle and fashions of tweens and teenagers. If you’re searching for a religious gift for a tween or teen, here are suggestions for presents that will inspire young people and reinforce their religious commitment.
Contemporary Christian Movies
There are religious, high quality movie productions that are created for the preferences of today’s youth. The Christmas Card is a tender love story about a card sent to a soldier in Afghanistan by a young woman in Nevada. Her card and the notes she continues to send, give the soldier courage and the strength to survive. The Christmas Child is another stirring movie adapted from Max Lucado’s story about a lonely Chicago journalist and a mysterious old man. Other contemporary Christmas movies include The Christmas Shoes, The Christmas Miracle of Jonathon Toomey, The Note, and The Ultimate Gift.
Tweens and teenagers will also enjoy other uplifting and entertaining religious based films that may not be centered on a Christmas theme, but make great gifts. The Love Comes Softly series, Saving Sarah Cain, The Stranger, and House are just a few of the great popular religious movies that are available.
Contemporary Christian music is now available in every imaginable style of music ranging from reggae, hip hop and rap to easy listening gospel. Purchase CD’s or DVD live performances of your young person’s favorite Christian artist.
On-the-go-tweens and teens will enjoy the cool NIV Thinline Bible or the NIV Student Compact Bible. The Bibles are modernized for the 21st century and they also fit easily into bookbags. The NIV Teen Study Bible features a “Dear Jordan” column with answers to questions that are relevant to the younger generation.
If your young person is an avid reader, books are still a great mainstay as gifts. Suspense fans will enjoy reading about spiritual warfare in The Door Within Trilogy, The Lost Book Series, The Rayne Tour and The Chronicles of Narnia. For tweens and teens who struggle with “not fitting in with the crowd”, Miracle Girls, Do Hard Things, and Me, Just Different, are great books for building self esteem. There’s also a wide array of Christian novels and romance books. Other trendy, inspiring books include biographies and autobiographies of great Christian young men and women.
The Secrets Every Teen Should Know Blessing Card Box is an encouraging gift for the young person in your life. The box is filled with 51 double-sided blessing cards with inspirational quotes and scripture verses.
Another simple inexpensive gift is the Chunkie Inspirational Pen. The pen has a cross shaped clip with religious words printed on the side.
Protect your teen’s Bible with a FaithGirlz Bible Cover gift. This cool, splashy carrying case fits Bible sizes up to 5″ x 8 ¾”.
The True Love Waits Ring is a token of honor and faithful promise of virtue. The pre teen and teenager will be reminded of this pledge every time they see this sterling silver symbol of Christian purity.
If your young person likes to wear his faith on his sleeve, a great gift would be Christian message T-shirts or cozy hoodies.
Religious gifts for tweens and teens are available through online Christian websites, local Christian bookstores, retail superstores, and specialty shops.