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 these with you.

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!

If I missed anything, let me know in the comments!


If you don’t find something to love, we have so many other great options on our other lists HERE! So many great ideas for every member of your family!

Under $20

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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. This advent calendar has short scripture passages and thoughtful questions that will make companion study enjoyable and meaningful all through December. 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)

Jokes for Kids

This book is chock full of hilarious jokes wisecracks, riddles, and knock-knock jokes.  Great ice-breakers and a quick way to win over families with kids. ($5)

Hair Clips

The big claw clips are made of high quality plastic acrylic material. This is a nice for a quick hairdo for a busy missionary. ($6)

Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover Liquid Pen

These are amazing! What a great way to clean up for a small spill when you are one the go. Now those clothes can wait for P-Day to get washed. ($8 for 3)

Hard Cover Lined Journal Notebook

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

Bible Highlighters and Pens

These no bleed highlighters are great for journaling and memorizing verses. ($10)

Brain Puzzle

This cool wooden brain puzzle is challenging and fun and easy to pack and send! Great for a slow day. ($11)

20 Fabric Markers Pens Set

Make a special keepsake by having your companions sign your flag with these fabric markers. ($11)

Felt Christmas Tree with Ornaments

This 3 foot felt Christmas tree with ornaments addd a little festive fun to any dark apartment and is easy and light to ship and send! ($12)

Chocolate Christmas Advent

Who doesn’t love opening a piece of chocolate each day to count down Christmas? ($12)

4×6 Photo Albums 

What a great way to share your family pictures with new friends. Light and easy to carry with you. You can also store your favorite mission pics! ($12 for 8)


A fun game for a missionary to take on the go. Many different colors to choose from. ($12+)


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)

Letters to Open When

Missions aren’t easy and these could be a great pick me up on a hard day! ($13)

Microfiber Hair Towels

These microfiber hair towels are amazing to decrease your getting ready time. Come in a pack of 3 for $14.

Women’s Be Kind T Shirt

Great casual shirt for P Days. ($15)


All of the workouts in these fitness guides are bodyweight workouts. With no equipment needed these workouts can be performed anywhere in the world in any amount of space. (15+)

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)

One Line a Day Journal

The One Line a Day Journals are great for reflecting on blessings and for forgetting the little things. ($16)

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! The perfect addition to a stocking! ($16)

2 Pack Kitchen Cooking Aprons

What a great way to protect their nice clothes while cooking. Comes with two so you have an extra for the companion. Many designs and colors to choose from. ($16)

Before You Go Toilet Spray

This is a gift for everyone. ($16 for 2)


This is a good 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 ($17).

Bluetooth Keyboard

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

Scripture Marking Tools 

These are awesome for your favorite scripture studier! ($18)

3D 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 when finished. ($18)

Gingerbread House Kit

Missionaries will have fun decorating this festive gingerbread house! It has tons of decorations included to make it great! ($19)

Magnetic Sculpture Building Pen

If you have a fidgeter or a creative brain, this sculpture building pen is perfect to keep their hands occupied while studying.  ($19)

Bible Story, Collectable Building Set

This is a fun gift for the Lego lovers. While not Lego brand, it is similar. You can get this set of Goliath or many of the other options. A fun way to tell Bible stories to younger audiences.   ($19)

Laundry Backpack

Such a great way to transport your laundry if you can’t do it in your apartment. Makes a great laundry basket too. ($20)

Plush Velvet Travel Jewelry Box Organizer

Perfect for safekeeping and organizing your favorite jewelry if you are on the go. ($20)

Missionary Art

These prints by Kate Lee are so beautiful. They would make a great gift for your child and their companion! ($12-$69)


52 Modern Manners for Today’s Teens Vol. 2

Many missionaries go out without the social skills they need to be successful. These books can help them learn it clearly and quickly and help their interactions with roommates and investigators!  ($21). Volume one and two available now.  Purchase volume one HERE.

Black Sling Crossbody Backpack

This crossbody bag is lightweight and very durable and sturdy! It’s small enough that it doesn’t feel like a backpack, but big enough to carry quite a bit. ($24)

Solar Powered Charger

Great idea for anyone who is often on the go or has a phone that struggles to keep a charge! ($24)

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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)

Hand Warmer Power Bank

This is the best! A hand warmer and charger in one. It is easy to throw in your pocket when your hands are cold. ($25)

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Packing Cubes

Since missionaries are packing and moving all the time, these packing cubes are a lifesaver! ($25)

Travel Hanging Jewelry Organizer Case

A great way to keep all your accessories organized when on the go. ($26)

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 $26!

Good 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.

Women’s Short Sleeve Midi Dress

This bold and breezy midi dress has a flattering elastic shirred top and flowing midi skirt. The best unadvertised detail is that it has pockets! ($27) Add a sweater for warmth or you can get a similar long sleeve dress HERE.

LEGO Friends 2022 Advent Calendar

Build the excitement to Christmas with the LEGO Friends Advent Calendar containing buildable characters, activities and accessories. ($28)

CTR Ring

You can buy this one for your missionary ($29) and an extra 5 to hand out HERE for only $10.

Hanging Travel Toiletry Bag

It is so nice to have a place for all your toiletries. This bag is awesome!  ($30)

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)

5FT Pop Up Christmas Tinsel Tree with  LED Lights

This is so easy to put up and brings an instant Christmas feel. My kids love decorating their rooms with this tree and it would be perfect for missionaries! ($30)

SweatyRocks Women's Casual Solid Longline Pleated Long Skirt

Black Long Skirt

This black pleated skirt is perfect for a new wardrobe addition since it works with just about any top! ($30)

Stanley IceFlow Stainless Steel Tumbler

Our favorite tumbler! It keeps water cold for such a long time, plus it can take a beating. Everyone in our family has one. It comes it so many colors too. ($31)

Karaoke Microphone

This little tool comes in handy for the missionary singer or someone who has sketchy technology where they are serving! ($31)

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. ($33)

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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 that helps them focus on Christ! ($34) Use my code BROOKEROMNEY for 20% off.

Oil Diffuser/Alarm Clock (Sold Out)

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) Sold Out! Another options HERE.

Vacuum Storage Bags

A great way to save space. These can  be used for a range of items! Store away your clothes, coats, duvet, bed sheets, towels, blankets, and more! 80% more space than other bags on the market! Great for the missionary trying to save space. ($35)

Brow Enhancing Serum

A great serum to help regrow or fill in your brows! ( $38)


This is so cute and practical. It comes in so many colors and designs and is great for toting around the things you really need! ($40)


Paint By Number Art

If your missionary has a little extra time to fill, this is a great group project! ($40) You could also gift a diamond art kit HERE. 

Daily Matte Moisturizer SPF 30

This one is by far my favorite. Easy on skin and doubles as a moisturizer and won’t increase break outs. ($48)

Roll Up Piano

For the music lover who wants to play for themselves or others, this is a great option! ($70)

 Memory Card

Some phones let you add this memory card so that you download your phone photos directly to it. Very convenient and quick! Be sure to check which memory card would work with your missionary’s phone. ($86)

Canon IVY Mobile, Portable Mini Photo Printer

This is highly recommended! A great way to add to your journal. They can send photos via bluetooth straight from their phone. You can choose packs of  20/50/100 sheets of sticker paper to come with it. Starts at $88 and goes up depending on how much paper you would like. A great way to keep track of all your favorite mission memories.

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Recommended by sister missionaries everywhere. Very comfortable and durable! ($130)

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Men’s Pants

These are not cheap but they are so loved, comfortable and easy to wear! ($138) If you want something similar but less money, these are a great option HERE. ($40)

Fujifilm Instant Camera

This is such a fun way to journal. You can also share you pictures with all your new friends. ($145)

10 Inch Wifi Digital Picture Frame

A great way to stay connected through the years!  ($150)

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!

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