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The Ultimate Gift Guide for Catholic Kids

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Theresa Civantos Barber - published on 12/11/22

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Need a great Catholic gift for a kid you love? You’ve come to the right place.

Our gift guide focuses on products from small Catholic businesses. You can feel great about supporting Catholic families and religious orders while you do your Christmas shopping. 

Here are our favorite picks for children this year. These thoughtful presents will nurture faith and be lots of fun!

Puzzles & Building

Wooden puzzles get a gorgeous upgrade with this stunning Mary’s Garden and Holy Trinity themed versions.

A LEGO Nativity set will keep kids busy building and teach them about the first Christmas. Another great LEGO set for learning about the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is Father Leopold Celebrates Mass.

What could be cuter or more fun than these saint-themed giant floor puzzles?

These beautiful patron saint blocks help kids learn about the saints while they build and play.

Learn about the Mass with the Order of the Mass floor puzzle, or about the saints with these sweet puzzles.

Arts & Crafts

Little artists will love these day-by-day coloring books of the saints. You can also get coloring books for Feasts of Our Lord and Lady, saints and Catholic items, and Mysteries of the Rosary.

Kids love stickers, and these adorable saint stickers are perfect for tucking in their shoe on St. Nicholas’s Day or their Christmas stocking.

Older kids will appreciate these sturdy vinyl saint stickers that can be used to decorate water bottles, tech, and other special items (similar ones here!). 

Or sign up for the Catholic Sticker Club and your kiddo will receive liturgically-themed stickers in the mail every month!

Stock your Mass bag with a Future Saint Water Reveal book or reusable dry-erase cards designed to help kids follow along with the Mass.

Kids often do their best thinking (and praying!) when their hands are busy, and this Adoration coloring book can help them enter more fully into prayer and learn about Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.

Pretend Play

Saint peg dolls are a great way for kids to get to know these heavenly friends. (You can find even more options by searching “saint peg dolls” on Etsy.) Don’t forget the perfect play set for saint peg dolls, a darling little church in a box just their size.

Kids will love their own Holy Family dolls, like these soft Mary, Jesus, and Joseph dolls. They’re perfect for Mary on the Mantel too!

This Mama Mary Magnetic Dress-Up Doll is fun to play with and a great way for kids to learn about Marian apparitions.

Honor your child’s patron saint with an incredibly cute plastic or soft plush doll from Shining Light Dolls.

We can’t get enough of these darling saint play sets from Saintly Heart.

Raise your hand if you played Mass as a kid! Now your kids can too, even using the proper names and materials with this pop-out paper Mass kit.

For an even more durable (and classic!) version, check out wooden Mass kits on Etsy, like this one from Almond Rod Toys or Worthy of Agape. These are perfect for a peaceful family Rosary!

This super portable My Little Church Magnet Play Set is just the thing to keep your busy toddler quiet during Mass. 

Nurture your child’s relationship with Jesus as the Good Shepherd with their own Good Shepherd play set, either paper or wooden.

Saint dolls are quick and easy to make at home with these lovely saint paper dolls that come as a printable instant download. Bookmark this page for an easy craft on future feast days!

Handy with a needle? You can make your own soft and squishy saint dolls using these DIY sets (this would be a great sewing project for an older kid!). 

Card Games

This fun Catholic “Name It” game is sure to be a hit, especially over Christmas vacation!

Kids who love matching games will get a kick out of this Catholic Words Card Matching Game or this Junior Saints Matching Game.

Kids can learn about the saints in a hands-on, playful way with these Super Saints Cards.

We love anything from Catholic Family Crate, so this Sin Squash Catholic Card Game looks like it would be an absolute blast! (Use discount code ALETEIA20 for 20% off through December 31, 2022).

Home Goods

Kids can play teatime, or enjoy a cup of hot chocolate with you, in this beautiful hand-thrown “future saints” tumbler.

Little explorers and kids doing nature study will enjoy this adventure bag and logbook for toting treasures and recording their favorite memories.

Little ones will feel safe and sound at bedtime with a saint-themed pillowcase or St. Michael the Archangel pillowcase.

A Catholic pennant is an inspiring addition to a little athlete’s wall. We especially like this saint goals banner to encourage kids to pursue greatness.

These sweet saint-themed campfire mugs would be perfect for hot cocoa after sledding!

Media

Order one of the best Catholic kids’ books of 2022 for a beautiful, inspiring read that you and your kids will treasure. Find older recommended books here!

The Saints and Heroes video series by CCC of America are Catholic kid classics, teaching the next generation about the lives of the saints.

The Holy Heroes Glory Stories CDs are a great way for kids to get to know the saints and older kids can’t miss listening to the TAN Books Story of the Bible CDs. Got a holiday road trip coming up? These are perfect for the car!

Brother Francis movies are a great way to introduce younger kids to Catholic beliefs.

A subscription to Formed might just be the best media gift you can give. Kids can access movies, TV shows, audiobooks, CDs, and e-books about the faith.

Prayer Helpers

An icon or image of a child’s patron saint is such a special gift, especially when paired with an engaging biography of the saint for children.

Encourage a child’s growing prayer life with the Holy Heroes spiritual journal or a Mass journal designed to help kids engage with Scripture and spend time in prayer.

St. Therese was known to use “sacrifice beads” to find little opportunities of serving others. Kids can imitate her example with their own beads set.

These sturdy rosaries and prayer card sets encourage kids to follow the examples of the shepherd children of Fatima in loving Our Lady.

This darling Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary felt book lets little ones enter into prayer in their own way. Perfect for family Rosary!

Family Gifts

A subscription to Catholic Family Crate is the gift that lasts all year, giving lots of opportunities to grow in faith and make fun memories. They are offering Aleteia readers a special discount code: ALETEIA20 

This code is valid through December 31, 2022, and can be used for 20% off the first month of a subscription OR  20% off anything in the store.

Don’t miss the great 12 Days of Christmas Planner & Activity Pack too!

A subscription to OSV Kids Magazine is a beautiful way to help little ones fall in love with their Catholic faith.

Kids can participate much more deeply in Sunday Mass with a subscription to MagnifiKid. With related activities, a comic, and more, it’s such a great gift!

A subscription to Wanderlust Catholic is sure to awaken wonder and inspire adventure, all while nurturing appreciation for our Catholic faith.

Sign up your budding chef for kid-focused online cooking classes with Kids Cook Real Food.

The whole family will be singing along with the delightful music from Making Music, Praying Twice and Roundabout Folk (made by Catholic sisters!).

Get heartwarming new books in the mail with a subscription to Lion & Lamb.

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