Christmas Gift Ideas

Stories and songs

The brilliant folks at mainly music are offering us their range of wonderful Christmas titles at very affordable “mainly music member” prices.

C is for Christmas: Using the alphabet, this book combines the elements of the Christmas story rather than telling the story from start to finish. Parents and volunteer teams alike love the educational aspect of the alphabet being included. $4.00 each for 10 or more copies.

Hallelujah Christmas: This song is a real hit.  It was first released on “More mainly music Christmas songs”.  Available as ‘book only’ and ‘book and CD set’. Written by Lucy Davey of Wanaka Presbyterian, this song is a fantastic response to the Christmas message. $4.00 each for 10 or more copies of the book.  $7.00 each for 10 or more copies of the book and CD.

(If you want to use this song in your children’s ministry setting, please purchase a copy of “More mainly music Christmas Songs” as the one track CD available in the book is for home/personal use only and cannot be used in a church or playgroup setting. $12.00 per CD.)

Click here and head to mainly music’s website to check out more specials and ideas.

Children’s Bibles

large jesus storybook bibleIf you’re looking for a wonderful Christmas present for your children or grandchildren we suggest the highly recommended Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones.

Ask for the Kids Friendly special deal when purchasing from the Bible Society of New Zealand.

You can order these by downloading the order form and emailing it to orders@biblesociety.org.nz or fax it to (04) 805 0134, or phone 0800 424 253.  To receive the special discounted price just quote: “PCANZ discounts on Jesus Story Book Bibles”

nativity setNativity Sets

nativity scene never fails to fascinate young children.  Set the  scene on the first Sunday of Advent or set up the stable and then add a figure each day of Advent ending with the Baby Jesus on Christmas Eve.  For a great child-friendly nativity set check out Little People Nativity.    And you can find lots of nativity sets on the Messy Church Pinterest Christmas board.  Pleoroma Christian Supplies have put out some fantastic ideas for Christmas gifts, (including nativity scenes), in their latest newsletter.

Or if you have an enthusiastic knitter in your midst contact the Kids Friendly office for a pattern to knit a nativity scene.