The Best Gifts for Missionaries

I had so many requests for great gift ideas for missionaries! It’s hard to find things that are easy to ship and small or consumable, but still practical and enjoyable. You all came through with so many excellent options I can’t wait to share!

A cute reminder from a missionary mom: If you can, send enough presents for the companion too. Many won’t receive anything for Christmas and it is so much more fun if they are both opening gifts on that special day.

Also remember that every mission has different rules and requirements, so make sure what you are purchasing is in line with what is acceptable so you don’t waste your money or time. What a sweet time to celebrate and show love!


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Meaningful, Thoughtful Scripture Advent Calendar

This is the ideal gift for any missionary! Download, print, cut and send. Include a little twine, mini clothespins, and some chocolate for each day and they have the perfect decoration that brings them closer to Christ. there are great questions for thoughtful discussion or reflection. Include a few extra copies (there is one for young families too!) so they can gift them to those they are teaching. They will love it! ($5)

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25 Days of Christ Ornament Kit

If they have a little down time, this would be so fun to receive! Include a small tabletop tree and some paints and this makes for an awesome activity and decoration! ($34)

Felt Christmas Tree with Ornaments

This 3 foot felt Christmas tree with ornaments add a little festive fun to any dark apartment and is easy and light to ship and send! ($11)

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Elder and Sister Stockings

Hands down the cutest missionary stockings and they have them for sisters too. What a fun surprise to hang up all season or unwrap in your Christmas package. ($25)

Chocolate Christmas Advent

Who doesn’t love opening a piece of chocolate each day to count down Christmas? This comes in a pack of 6 so there are enough to share! ($37)

Bluetooth Keyboard

By far, this was the gift most mentioned! It makes writing those emails home so much easier! ($18)

Roll Up Piano

For the music lover who wants to play for themselves or others, this is a great option! ($60)


If your missionary is musical, this is a great option to gift him or her! They can learn to play hymns or at least hit the right note before singing together! ($13)

Missionary Art

These prints by Kate Lee are so beautiful. The would make a great gift for your child and their companion!

ICON 3 PACK BLACK Flat Lay FrontGood Socks

When you are walking all day, good socks make a world of difference! ($27 for 3) Another great option HERE and the best no-show socks ever HERE.

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BOM Socks

I LOVE these socks for missionaries! Where you would see the sock is just a fun design, but then on the top is a scripture story, character or thought. They also have country and state socks and awesome options for women too! I have a pair and they are great quality too! The perfect addition to a stocking! ($10-$16)

Microfiber Hair Towels

These microfiber hair towels are amazing to decrease your getting ready time. Come in a pack of 3 for $12. | BAGAIL 6 Set Packing Cubes,Travel Luggage Packing Organizers with Laundry Bag(Black) | Packing Organizers

Packing Cubes

Since missionaries are packing and moving all the time, these packing cubes are a lifesaver! ($27)

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CTR Ring

You can buy this one for your missionary ($20) and and extra 20 to hand out HERE for only $20.

Scripture Marking Tools 

These are awesome for your favorite scripture studier! ($20)

Hard Cover Lined Journal Notebook

A new notebook is always nice to have! ($10)

Personal Safety Alarm

When out and about in a new city, taking your safety seriously is always a good idea. This personal alarm can give you protection and peace of mind. ($30)

Karaoke Microphone

This little tool comes in handy for the missionary singer or someone who has sketchy technology where they are serving!


This is a fun option when there is downtime and can also be fun to show new tricks to kids you meet! Grab a nice, new one for under ($20).

Before You Go Toilet Spray

This is a gift for everyone. ($17 for 2)

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Men’s Pants

These are not cheap but they are so loved, comfortable and easy to wear! If you want something similar but less money, these are a great option HERE.

Paint By Number Art

If your missionary has a little extra time to fill, this is a great group project! ($27) You could also gift a diamond art kit HERE.

3 D ORigami Kits

If they have a little time on their hands and love to build, this is an easy gift they can work on through their mission and share with investigators. ($20)

Oil Diffuser/Alarm Clock

This is such a cool option if they need an alarm clock! It doubles as an oil diffuser and humidifier and has such a sleek design. What a cool bedside option! ($35)

Magnetic Sculpture Building Pen

If you have a fidgeter or a creative brain, this sculpture building pen is perfect to keep their hands occupied.  ($22)

Brain Puzzle

This cool wooden brain puzzle is challenging and fun and easy to pack and send! ($10)


Tough Ties

These ties are fun, funky and best of all…repel water and stains and are machine washable! That is right, machine washable. We love the crazy designs (but they also have conservative ones) and options for skinny or fat ties. ($30)

Small Toys to Hand Out to Kids

This was such a fun idea! Missionaries love to share and you get 200 toys here for only $30!

Letters to Open When

Missions aren’t easy and these could be a great pick me up on a hard day! ($12)

Solar Powered Charger

Great idea for anyone who is often on the go! ($30)

52 Modern Manners for Today’s Teens

Many missionaries go out without the social skills they need to be successful. This book can help them learn it clearly and quickly and help their interactions with roommates and investigators!  ($22)

I Like Me Anyway

If you have a sister serving and her mission President allows spiritual books, I think she would love this one! A great reminder especially for those who are prone to perfectionism. ($16)



This is a powerful book that just about anyone can benefit from. Familiar writing that makes Jesus feel like a true friend. ($16)


A few other items everyone suggested…

Gift Cards to restaurants nearby, door dash or fast food

Small board games

Cookie making supplies


A new dress

Space Saver Vacuum bags

One Line a Day Journal

Photos or Inspirational Quotes

Recipe book with tried and true simple recipes



Favorite Snacks

Matching PJs for them and a companion


Favorite toiletries or self care items

Frisbee or Jump Rope

Cross Body Bag or Backpack

Good Sunscreen: this one is by far my favorite. Easy on skin and doubles as a moisturizer.

Joke Book

Hygiene Products (tampons, pads)


I hope that helps as you pack up your missionary presents and ship them off really soon! Please thank them for their faith and service!

I am an affiliate for many of the items recommended here which means I receive a small commission when you purchase through my links. However, I ONLY recommend things I truly feel like I can stand behind. Your purchases help support my research and writing so thank you!

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