The Best Gifts for Missionaries

I had so many requests for the best gifts for missionaries!  You all came through with so many excellent options I can’t wait to share these with you.

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

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!

It’s hard to find things that are easy to ship and small or consumable, but still practical and enjoyable.

Missionary Packing Lists

Getting ready for a mission is whole different ball game! If you are currently preparing to send your son or daughter out or wanting more gift ideas, make sure to check out The Best Packing List for Elders and The Best Packing List for Sisters.

The Best Gifts for Missionaries

If you don’t find something to love, there are so many other great options on our other gift guides. So many great ideas for every member of your family!

The Best Gifts for Missionaries:

Christmas Celebration Items

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)

Missionary Ornament

A fun way to bring you closer to your missionary. ($10)

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! ($17)

Chocolate Christmas Advent

Who doesn’t love opening a piece of chocolate each day to count down Christmas? ($8)

4 Pieces Christmas Tie

You missionary can share a little bit of the holidays every way they go. ($23)

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)

LEGO Friends 2023 Advent Calendar

Build the excitement to Christmas with the LEGO Friends Advent Calendar containing buildable characters, activities and accessories. ($20)

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! ($28)

Gingerbread House Kit

Missionaries will have fun decorating this festive gingerbread house! It has tons of decorations included to make it great! ($40)

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! ($65) Use my code BROOKEROMNEY for 20% off.

The Best Gifts for Missionaries:

Just for Fun

Scripture Stackers

Scripture Stackers are building block sets (compatible with all major brands, by the way) that bring your favorite Scripture Hero’s and stories to life! Engage, play and teach your family about their lives, their triumphs and their faith! Fun to use, then gift away.

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)

Brain Puzzle

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

Rubik’s Cube Miniature Edition

This popular cube’s dimensions have been reduced in size to 3/4″x 3/4″ x 3/4″- the actual size of one die! Easy for your missionary to have wherever they go. ($12)

2 Pack Mini Blaster Guns Set for Nerf

It’s so nice when missionaries can have some fun! This can be a great indoor or outdoor game. ($12) Make sure to get extra Nerf bullets too!

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! ($10 for 8)

20 Fabric Markers Pens Set

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

Sushi Go! – The Pick and Pass Card Game

This is a fun game for 2-5 players. Perfect for missionary down-time. ($12)


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! ($9)

Letters to Open When

Missions aren’t easy and these could be a great pick me up on a hard day! ($15)

Mission Art

This is such a fun idea. What a great keepsake! ($15) Here is the version for sister missionaries.

State-to-State Personalized Art

Love knows no distance! This is a custom print of two states of your choosing from a Watercolor Series. ($16+)

Hacky Sacks

A fun way to stay busy when there is a few minutes of down time. ($15)

Rubik’s Cube

A fun game that is easy great for travel. A nice way to keep you hands a mind busy.


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).

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. ($17)

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)

Two Person Games

 This is a great game that can work with two people. ($25)

Karaoke Microphone

This little tool comes in handy for the missionary singer or someone who has sketchy technology where they are serving! ($27)

Paint By Number Art

If your missionary has a little extra time to fill, this is a great group project! ($25) You could also gift a diamond art kit HERE.

Snack Chest

Snack chest bulk sampler includes an assortment of 50 savory snacks. ($40+)

Roll Up Piano

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

Simply Sacred: Piano Solos

This book of musical numbers is simple enough for an intermediate pianist and the beautiful arrangements make the hymns feel really special.

The Best Gifts for Missionaries:

Clothing, Shoes and Accessories for Elders

Mission Belt

This belt is great! Scratch resistant, metal ratchet buckle and 1 / 4″ spaced teeth in leather adjusts to the exact size you need. No holes to wear out and it comes in so many colors and styles. ($45)

&Collar Performance Dress Shirt

This is the perfect mission shirt! Made to keep you cool and ready for anything! ($48) You can purchase the short sleeve version HERE.  Use  my code  BRK15  to  get  %15  off  of your order.

&Collar Neckties

You will find so many great neckties here! A performance and stain resistant tie that is mission worthy! ($18)

LuLuLemon Pants

These pants are excellent and super high quality. They are easy to wear and take care of and also have zipper pockets. They are a little heavier than the first two options but still nice and light and look great. Another bonus is the LuLuLemon customer service is fantastic. Before you buy, you can have the pant tailored to the correct length for free, then if there is a defect in the pant later on (seam coming apart, zipper broken, etc.) they are happy to make it right. ($128). If you want something similar but less money, these are a great option HERE. ($40)

&Collar Mens Pants

We love this brand so much and these are our favorite pants! They are lightweight, stretchy and look amazing! At this price you can’t beat them! ($55) Use my code BROOKE and get 15% off of your first order.

Cole Haan Oxford

These are light and comfortable and a stylish option. For sure a favorite for lots of walking and staying cool. ($90)

&Collar Performance Socks

These socks will keep your feel cool, dry, and comfortable. ($9) And use my code BROOKE to get %15 off your first purchase!

Fun socks are one of the best gifts for missionaries.

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)

Good Socks

When you are walking all day, good socks make a world of difference! ($38 for 3) Another great option HERE and the best no-show socks ever HERE. Make sure to check out my favorite socks for women too.

The Best Gifts for Missionaries:

Clothing, Shoes and Accessories for Sisters

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! ($49) Add a sweater for warmth or you can get a similar long sleeve dress.

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! ($33)


Floerns Women's Short Sleeve Boho Floral Dress A Line Smocked Midi Dress

The Perfect, Affordable Dress

This dress is an absolute winner and looks good on EVERYONE! It comes in all kinds of colors and patterns, is affordable, longer sleeves, doesn’t wrinkle and is super size inclusive from an XS to a 4XL! ($42)

Another Gorgeous, Affordable Dress

This dress is one I reach for all the time. It is flattering, fun, and comes in tons of colors. It goes from a medium to a XXL and fits true to size. I wear a half tee under mine since the sleeves cut in a little far underneath. It’s a great dress for missionaries! ($45)

Be Kind T Shirt

Great casual shirt for P Days. ($14)

Cotton Crew Socks

These are made of high end combed cotton. Soft and comfortable with sweat absorption, plus they are super cute!

Dr. Marten’s Mary Jane

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

Brow Enhancing Serum

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

Thread Crossbody Bag

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)

Good News Brand Bracelet

I love the messages these bracelets share. Use code BROOKE for 10% off. ($35)

Personalize States Necklace

Gift this  necklace with personalized states and initials. Charms are placed on a delicate but sturdy chain for a gorgeous add to your jewelry box.


The Best Gifts for Missionaries:

Study Materials

Hard Cover Lined Journal Notebook

A new notebook is always nice to have! One of the best gifts for missionaries! ($10)

2 Year Monthly Planner 2023-2025

The 2 year planner 2023-2025 features 24 months of monthly pages from July 2023 to June 2025, for an easier planning, organizing and tracking. A great way to keep notes during the mission. ($9)

Bible Highlighters and Pens

These no bleed highlighters are great for journaling and memorizing verses. ($9)

All Things Work Together for Good Notebook

A good notebook can be used to take notes, journal, record important appointments, and doodle during downtime. Sure to please just about any Sister!

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)

Scripture Marking Tools 

These are awesome for your favorite scripture studier! ($16)


Personalized Pens

Your missionary will love this personalized gift. A pen with their name is thoughtful. A great gift to share also. ($12)

Scripture Covers

These are beautiful scripture covers. They come in a variety of colors and a quality material. ($45+)

The Best Gifts for Missionaries:

Useful Items

Fitness Jump Rope

One of the best ways to get in shape is jumping rope, and if you are young enough, you might think it is fun too!  ($6)

Thick Cotton Seamless Ponytail Holders

These are my favorite because they don’t break your hair or pull too tight! ($8)

Sewing Kit

The kit contains all the necessary tools that are required for performing basic repairs when your mom is no longer around. ($7)

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)

First Aid Kit

A small first aid kit to fit in any bag. Your missionary will be prepared for any small emergency. ($9)

Luggage Tags

This is a wonderful gift for your favorite missionary. ($9)

Missionary Countdown

This could be a great way for missionaries to chart their progress. It might also be a nice gift for families missing their missionary. Here is the countdown for Elder’s.

Mini Portable Fan

This min fan has a detachable base, which can be used as a desktop fan. You can also take it with you and for use on the go. ($9)

Microfiber Hair Towels

These microfiber hair towels are amazing to decrease your getting ready time. Come in a pack of 3 for $13.

Classic Aluminum LDS Oil Vial

Vial is made of aluminum and has a rubber o-ring to prevent leakage. It perfect to have on the go. ($10)

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. ($10)

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. ($15)

Before You Go Toilet Spray

This is kind of a fun tongue in cheek gift that is also super useful when you aren’t at home.  ($17 for 2)

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. ($17)

Handmade Wooden Oil Vial

Here is a handmade option for the oil vial. It lend a more personal touch to something they might have with them all the time. ($20+)

20L Lightweight Packable Backpack

The ultra-lightweight shoulder bag. Save your space to fold into its built-in pouch as a Sandwich size.  Easily pack it in your suitcase or purse. ($19)

 LED Neck Reading Light

The perfect reading light! Rechargeable and long lasting! Great if you share a room and need the light longer than your roommate! ($22

Having a few useful tools on hand is always a good thing as you start making your way in the world!  ($22)

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.  Click here to purchase Modern Manners Volume One.

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. ($20

Solar Powered Charger

Great idea for anyone who is often on the go or has a phone that struggles to keep a charge! ($20)

ZIMASILK 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase for Hair and Skin,with Hidden Zipper,Both Side 19 Momme Silk,600 Thread Count, 1pc (Queen 20''x30'', Taupe)

Silk Pillowcase

Sometimes it’s the little things in life. A luxury for any missionary!  ($20)

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. One of the best gifts for missionaries headed to a colder climate. ($25) | 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! ($15)

Hanging Travel Toiletry Bag

It is so nice to have a place for all your toiletries. This bag is awesome!  ($27)

 Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard 

This is another highly recommended keyboard option. It is so easy to take wherever you go! ($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)

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. ($35)

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. ($40)

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. ($50)

Sling Bag

Here is another sling bag option that comes highly recommended. It comes in so many different colors and designs. ($50)

 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. ($35)

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.


These are must for those phone calls home!  You can also try AirPods Pro. If you don’t have quite that much to spend, we have loved these sleek $50 earbuds too.


This is an awesome gift to go along with a gift certificate or an airline credit! Perfect for someone who travels. ($143)

Fujifilm Instant Camera

This is such a fun way to journal. Keepsakes can make the best gifts for missionaries. They can also share pictures with all their new friends. ($140)

10 Inch Wifi Digital Picture Frame

A great way to stay connected through the years!  ($160

Cotopaxi Allpa 35L Travel Pack

This is the perfect pack for traveling.  It has so many pockets that help you fit everything in. It is carry-on size so it fits in the overhead compartment on planes. ($200)

The Best Gifts for Missionaries:


CTR Ring

You can buy this one for your missionary ($29) and an extra 10 to hand out HERE for only $16.

Silicone CTR Rings

These rings are so popular! Many different options for Sisters and Elders. Light weight and durable. ($30+)

State-to-State Personalized Necklace

This special and meaningful gift can be given as a special reminder of home for those in the United States. ($25)

State Necklace

How nice to have home close to your heart. This is also a great gift for those mamas with missionaries heading out.

Travel Hanging Jewelry Organizer Case

A great way to keep all your accessories organized when on the go. One of the best gifts for missionaries! ($26)

Plush Velvet Travel Jewelry Box Organizer

Perfect for safekeeping and organizing your favorite jewelry if you are on the go. One of the best gifts for missionaries who move a lot.  ($20)

The Best Gifts for Missionaries:

Gifts to Give

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 $20!

40 WWJD Bracelets

Sometimes it is fun for you missionary to give! These would be awesome to share. ($16)


Jesus Loves You Silicone Wristbands

 This set comes with 100 wristbands for your missionary to give to all their new friends. Another fun thing to give. ($28)

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I hope this list of the best gifts for missionaries helps as you pack up your missionary presents and ship them off! Please thank them for their faith and service! What are your favorite gifts for missionaries?

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