Best Homeschool Gifts
For Christmas

Wasting hours struggling to find the best homeschool gifts for Christmas this year? Christmas shopping is sadly going to be a totally different experience and many of us will be stuck trying to pick from a bewildering array of small online images with reviews that aren't always ones you can trust. So I asked 3,000 homeschooling families to help out with their top choices that are both fun and educational.

Christmas gift guide chosen by 2,000 homeschooling families

Genuine recommendations from fellow homeschoolers are such a helpful guide to what to get for Christmas because you know you're getting what other homeschoolers love.

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Board Games

We love board games!  They are brilliant for a special Christmas present and bring the whole family together over the festive period.

Here are the Top Three: 


Ticket to Ride
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Best Overall

  • Easy to learn
  • Great for the whole family
  • Teaches geography in a fun way
  • Quick to play
  • Map art well designed
  • Age 6+ to adult


Wildcraft board game
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Homeschool Favorite

  • Fun cooperative game for all the family
  • Educational - as you play, you learn the herbs that help an ailment
  • Beautifully designed
  • Age 4 to adult

"It is lovely and a cooperative game rather than a competitive one... Both children have learned a lot about herbs and their medicinal uses and it sparked a real interest in herbs and foraging." ~ Diana, Courageous Homeschooling Facebook group


Christmas Monopoly


Hard to beat a Classic!

Simone from my Courageous Homeschooling Facebook group was excited to discover there is a Christmas version of Monopoly.

"Sorry, just had to share with you all! Look what arrived in the post today!!!

Apparently I'm way more excited about this than the kids!"

~ Simone, Courageous Homeschooling Facebook group

Kids board games and card games

Lots more brilliant recommendations for the best kids games in this page.

Board games are top of the list for best homeschool gifts; they are a wonderful way of bringing the whole family together over Christmas.

Best Board And Card Games To Teach Math

If you want to slip math into Christmas without anyone noticing, board and card games are the way to do it!

Kids math games

I asked 3,000 members of my Courageous Homeschooling Facebook group to pick out their favorite games for teaching math here.


I am certain that science is easier to teach at home than at school.  After all, the main thing you need to awaken is curiosity, which is what lies at the heart of everything.

One of the most exciting kist I've found is this Smart Labs Squishy human body model.

Squishy human body model

"It's such a wonderful education piece! We've read the book that comes with the model (several times) & the organizer is used to organize and properly name each organ as they come out of the body.

My son takes it apart at least once a day during the week and 5 or 6 times Saturdays and Sundays!"

~ Valena Norton, Courageous Homeschooling Facebook group

It is aimed at 8+; I suspect younger children would enjoy it too. The kit has:

  • 21 realistic vital organs, bones, and muscles
  • 12” clear plastic human body model, stand, 9 squishy organs, 12 plastic bones & muscles, forceps, tweezers, body part organ-izer mat
  • STEM anatomy/Biology book

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Animals: Becoming A Vet

If your child is dreaming of becoming a vet, I have the perfect gift for you.

Inside page from Vet Academy
Inside page from Vet Academy
Inside page from Vet Academy
Inside page from Vet Academy
Inside page from Vet Academy
Inside page from Vet Academy

Vet Academy is highly recommended by Jodi from my Courageous Homeschooling Facebook group. Because she knows it's hard to decide whether a book is any good or not she's posted lots of sample pages for you to see.

"There's a snakes and ladders type game, stickers, a certificate, lots of activities throughout. My children are really looking forward to doing it. It's a really good, thick book, so we will be busy for a couple months."

~ Jodi, Courageous Homeschooling Group

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Best Gift For A Fellow Homeschooler

Courageous Homeschooling Handbook

If you have a friend who is struggling worrying about whether they can cope and how they are going to go about teaching their child, I have the most brilliant gift you can give.

Full of inspiration, reassurance and encouragement from 5,000 homeschoolers, the Courageous Homeschooling Handbooks will bring a sigh of relief to anyone who is struggling.

Courageous Homeschooling Handbooks

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"Just what I needed to realise I’m not on my own in this journey!" ~ Amazon 5-star review. "Soooooo reassuring!" Amazon 5-star review. "Grab this book and be inspired!" ~ Amazon 5-star review. "Really helpful book" ~ Amazon 5-star review. "Unique question and answer book" ~ Amazon 5-star review. "Fantastic information." ~ Amazon 5-star review. "Super helpful." ~ Amazon 5-star review."Dynamite." ~ Amazon 5-star review.

Friendship Bracelets

Friendship bracelets

Complete Friendship Bracelet Kit

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What better time to make friendship bracelets than Christmas?

Here's our page on how to make friendship bracelets - one of those eternelly satisfying homeschool crafts.


Dinosaurs have to be one of the biggest hits in our homeschool, as you can see from this giant lapbook we made covering all our living room walls!

fun dinosaur activities


"Bought the First Big Book of Who yesterday for the girls. It will be very interesting learning about the different figures throughout history.

First up, daddy's favorite - Aristotle." ~ Alison

little kids first book of who
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"Those Nat Geo Kids books are amazing! We have the Space one, the Big Book of How, and the Big Book of Why. So easy to understand and the colorful photos are a great way to keep the kids engaged."

~ Lydia, Courageous Homeschooling support group


When you're looking for best homeschool gifts you can't go wrong with lego!  Here's another example of a toy which teaches so well and so much.  Every year a lego set was top of the Christmas list for my son William. And my friend's son wants to show off his jet fighter:

lego jet fighter made by Lucas

Lego teaches so many skills; here is a page with more than seventy different learning activities.

lego learning activities
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Snap Circuits are a fantastic way to get hands-on with science and have fun with buzzers and bells.

Magic Kitten

Magic Kitten
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"I think this is the 9th book in the Magic Kitten series she has read now....I love how much my big girl enjoys reading."

~ Alison, Courageous Homeschooling Facebook group

Great women who changed the world

"Just wanted to recommend a great book my daughter chose at the library......she has really enjoyed reading it and wants to find out more about some of them." ~ Anni x, Courageous Homeschooling Facebook group

Special Gifts for Homeschool Friends

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My gift book for a homeschool Mom is published on Amazon.  It's a great Christmas present - or treat yourself!

  • Inspiring quotes to to sit on your bedside table to dip into whenever you need a boost of courage and confidence - and want to feel great!
  • Quotes from the greatest thinkers in the world to show they agree with you and give you the strength to keep going.
  • A book you can turn to over and over when the going gets tough (which we know it does!)
  • Uniquely personal. Beautifully illustrated pages to write your own favorite quotes that speak to your heart.

Happiness Quotes

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"Brilliant! Arrived today. Lovely book. A treasure. Thank you." ~ Sheila

Homeschooling Books

The Courageous Homeschooling Handbook and Homeschool Secrets of Success

The best homeschool gifts include those that reaffirm your decision to homeschool.

  • Homeschool Secrets of Success shows you how to avoid battles with the kids and keep learning fun.
  • The Courageous Homeschooling Handbook is great for those starting out to give reassurance and encouragement.

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This list of the best homeschool gifts is ideal when you are stuck for an idea for an unusual and special Christmas present.  I hope you enjoy these gifts as much as we have.

Want to remember this? Pin this Homeschool Christmas List to your favorite Pinterest board!

Homeschool Christmas present list

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