Christmas Gift Ideas for Returned Missionaries

Christmas Gift Ideas for Returned Missionaries

It’s Christmastime, and we’re sure you have a long list of family and loved ones that you’re needing to buy gifts for! There’s nothing like finding the perfect item for the individuals on your list, including any recently returned missionaries and we have some great gift ideas.

So what are some of the best gifts to give a returned missionary for Christmas? Take a look at some of our favorite go-to’s!

Christmas Gift Ideas for Returned Missionaries

New Church Clothes

They’ve just spent 18 months or two years wearing the same combination of clothing, which means it’s time for a wardrobe refresh. Giving a handful of essentials is going to be a welcome gift this Christmas!

For the boys, some new slacks or chinos and a few white button-up shirts will be perfect. Throw in a few ties and a belt for good measure.

And for the girls, a few blouses, some skirts, and a handful of maxi dresses will make a wonderful Christmas gift. Personally, I love Sweet Salt’s maxi dresses. They have a wide variety of styles to choose from, and maxi dresses are so incredibly comfortable, it’s sure to be a hit.

Personalized Mission Ornament

Give them a holiday memento to help them remember their mission experiences! There are plenty of options when it comes to personalized ornaments, so why not get one made in the shape of the state or country where they served their mission? Or perhaps the flag where they served, or even a mission emblem.

It will be something that they can hang on their tree year after year that will serve as a reminder not only of the experiences they had on their mission but also of your love for them. It’s a win-win!

Christ-Centered Home Decor

Who doesn’t love a little Christ-centered home decor? Help the returned missionary in your life make their space more personalized and beautiful with the right home decor.

Whether it’s a framed picture of Christ or one of these statues of Christ from Seagull Book, find a piece of decor that fits their style and can add some light to their space.

Journal-Style Scriptures

Your returned missionary just spent their whole mission diving into the scriptures on the daily. They’re marked up, dog-eared, and a true keepsake from their time serving the Lord. A new set of scriptures will serve them very well!

These journal-style scriptures make it easy to record your thoughts in depth without worrying about running out of space. Let them tuck those mission scriptures away and start fresh with a new set!

Restaurant Gift Cards

Everyone has a favorite place to eat out. Whether it’s something as simple as the McDonald’s drive-through or they have something a little more elaborate that they like to treat themselves to, a gift card is always a welcome gift for a returned missionary. This is especially true if they served in a state or country where their go-to spot wasn’t available!

So make your list and check it twice and make sure you find the perfect gift for everyone, including your returned missionary!

One thought on “Christmas Gift Ideas for Returned Missionaries

  1. Sue E says:

    Missionary people have stopped by our church & gave us their testimonies. They were quite inspiring!
    We have taken up collections for them, but some how, I don’t think that maybe we gave them enough after I read your article. Next time, I will offer a little more hospitality. Thank you for sharing!

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