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Ultimate Homeschooler Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Shopping for the perfect Christmas gift for the homeschooler in your life?

I have been homeschooling for going on 4 years with three kids, so I have the inside track on what these kids need and want.

And more importantly, I know what their parents will be thrilled that they received!

The Christmas gift ideas you will find below walk the balance of supporting the homeschool life and being super fun for kids!

No math workbooks in disguise in this gift list!

Rest assured that all of these gifts will be ones that your homeschooler brags to their friend about after Christmas break – and their parents will be so thankful for! 

Want to find out what the homeschooled kid wants for Christmas? 

Let’s dive into the 2020 Homeschool Christmas Gift guide!

Best Christmas Gifts for Homeschoolers

Want to be a hero on Christmas morning for the homeschooler in your life? Check out the Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2020 for the best gifts that walk the balance of supporting the homeschool lifestyle and that kids will be bragging about to their friends!

1. Bean Bag Chair

 

A beanbag chair is such a classic, fun gift for kids – no matter what decade it is.

All three of my kids have beanbag chairs in their rooms and they love to plop down on them to read books, do assignments, and just hang out. 

They have also been known to drag their beanbags all around the house during school hours. 

Here is my oldest knocking out a journal assignment while reclining in her beanbag chair in front of the fireplace – homeschool student is not such a bad life, eh?

Homeschool Christmas gift - bean bag chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No matter what kind of homeschooler you have, I’m sure there is a bean bag chair they will love for Christmas! 

One of my kids fell in love with this unicorn bean bag, another kid went for this seafoam colored “chair,” and my oldest loves this oversized foam-filled chair!

****Always read descriptions very carefully for bean bag chairs while shopping for your homeschooler’s Christmas gift. Many bean bag chairs marketed to kids these days are actually empty “storage” bags that you are supposed to stuff with blankets and stuffed animals. Make sure you are really ordering a bean bag chair.

2. Wobble Chair

 

If you have a wiggly, squirmy homeschooler in your life (or a virtual learner) – you need to get them a wobble chair for Christmas!

I have two of these chairs and all my kids fight over them whether we are doing lessons or just playing a game after dinner – they are so fun to sit it!

Parents love these chairs because they help kids tremendously to sit and stay focused for longer periods of time during school. The wobbling and swaying below the waist helps them to expend energy while in a seated position.

Kids love these chairs because they are super fun to sit in! 

You can check out my full post on wobble chairs, but if you don’t have time to read all that, this is the chair we love the most!

Homeschool Christmas Gift - Wobble chair!

It’s adjustable and easy on the budget. We only have one of these, but I have plans to purchase 2 more for my other kids. They come in a ton of different colors too! 

3. Science Kits

A cool science kit is an easy Christmas gift win for just about any homeschooler. 

Who doesn’t want to mix things together that might explode???

Parents love them too because they come with ALL the things you need to conduct the experiment – no running out for random things to make the experiment work!

As a homeschool parent, I also understand that students often tire from reading or watching lessons about science. They want to DO the experiments!

My kid especially loved this kit. It came with tons of fun experiments, test tubes, beakers, and your own lab coat!

Months later she still asks for me to get out her science kit so we can do experiments together – unusual for kids who often forget about toys after a few weeks.

Depending on the age and interests of your homeschooler, there are tons of cool science kits you can choose from. Check out some of these awesome options for your homeschooler’s Christmas gift:

National Geographic Magic Chemistry Set 

National Geographic Earth Science Kit

Yellow Scope Science Kits for Girls

Kaboom: Explosive Combustion Science Lab Kit

4. Beginner Microscope

Speaking of science fun, your homeschool kid (and homeschool parent!) would love a top-notch microscope to add to their homeschool classroom!

My daughter received a microscope for Christmas a few years back and she has loved being able to examine all the things she finds outside. 

How fun it was to look at a butterfly wing under a microscope!

A microscope is a wonderful way to magnify (pun intended!) your homeschooler’s curiosity about the world around them.

It gives them the tools to see things that would otherwise just be a picture in a book or on a screen. 

This Christmas, definitely look into (yes, I love puns) picking up your homeschooler this memorable addition to their classroom.

Who knows what passions for education you may ignite and where they might lead.

5. Indoor Trampoline

 

Yep, I own an indoor trampoline and it lives in my classroom. 

It is one of my homeschoolers’ favorite things and it is used often – especially during the winter seasons. 

I love this trampoline in particular because 2 kids can jump at the same time and it has an adjustable balance bar that my kids loving doing “tricks” on. 

My kids are often hanging upside down, spinning, and bouncing off their energy. Other kids come over and freak out that we have a trampoline in our house, so it’s great for hosting playdates too!

Homeschool Christmas gift - indoor trampoline!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Christmas, give your homeschooler the gift of fun indoor exercise, and the homeschool parent the gift of rest!

For more indoor activity toys, check out Homeschool Recess Solutions.

6. Awesome Chapter Book Series

 

There is nothing quite like getting lost in an addicting chapter book series. 

Introduce the homeschooler in your life to a high quality, high excitement book series this Christmas!

Fanning the flame of reading is key to the success of any homeschooler – and a huge win in the homeschool parent’s eyes.

I secretly love to catch my daughter awake WAY past her bedtime because she is reading “one more chapter.” I hope she grows into a lifelong reader, and I will keep supplying the books to encourage that!

Do you need some ideas for a surefire Christmas morning hit?

Check out my post 16 Clean Chapter Book Series for Girls for a huge headstart in finding the perfect gift for your homeschooler this Christmas!

You need a book for a boy?…Hmmm

Got you covered! 

Check out – Best Chapter Books and Series for Boys

7. Kiwi Crate Subscription 

All three of my kids have been receiving a Kiwi Crate for years and it is by far the highlight of our month!

No matter what age your homeschooler is, there is something at Kiwi that they will love this Christmas!

What is a Kiwi Crate?

Kiwi Crates are a monthly subscription box (you can also just order a one time box) company that teaches art, geography, and/or STEM. 

All the supplies you will need are included in the box!

I have been amazed at the boxes that arrive month after month – always something new, creative, and exciting for my kids!

My kids are getting older though, so we recently switched our subscription to include the Doodle and Atlas box.

The Doodle box has a strong emphasis on creative art projects. The first box that arrived was a leather portfolio project that my daughter was so excited to make and proud to show off! It was a truly impressive project that looked exactly like the picture when she was done.

Doodle box Christmas gift for homeschool kid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Atlas box has a strong emphasis on geography and art. My other daughter was so excited to get a large world map and a kit to make her own globe!

Atlas Box gift for homeschooler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next box that arrived was all about France! She had a project that celebrated the Tour de France and the Notre Dame Cathedral! 

It was a really fun way to teach geography and culture – she can’t wait to find out what country she’ll learn about next!

I highly recommend these boxes for any homeschool family!

Your homeschooler will love the easy to read directions and you’ll be shocked at what they can do!

****If you’re on the fence, but want to know more about Kiwi Crate – check out my full review of Kiwi Crates here.

8. Field Trip Experience

Homeschool Christmas Gift - Field trip Experience!

Getting out of the house and going to see things is one of the many joys of homeschool life.

We have a much more flexible schedule to allow for regular field trips!

The problem is that homeschooling can be tight on the budget, so paying for certain field trips can be difficult. 

A wonderful Christmas gift for the homeschooler in your life would be to plan and pay for a field trip! 

Think museum, aquarium, zoo, historical landmark, or whatever else is in your area. 

The experience of going and doing something like that will last much longer than the vast majority of toys and other Christmas morning fluff. 

Want to go a step further?

Consider getting your homeschooler a membership so they can all year long!

9. Learn Coding with an Osmo Kit

 

 

This is one that I have not owned, but it is at the top of my homeschool Christmas gift list this year!

Another homeschooling friend of mine has one for their kid and she sings its praises as the perfect hybrid of screentime and interactive educational fun!

What is an Osmo?

Osmo is a device that attaches to an iPad or Fire tablet. Kids can use real manipulatives to play games and solve puzzles while interacting with the app.

The device will scan the manipulatives your child is using and tell them if they got the answer right in real-time. 

This, by itself, is so cool for parents and kids to play with! Plus it’s an over the top fun way to supplement learning and basic skills of reading, spelling, and math.

There are a number of add on kits that I can’t wait to get my hands on, the main one being coding.

Technology is an easy place for homeschoolers to fall behind their peers in traditional schools. With Osmo, I plan to give my kids a fun and interactive way to get started with the basics of coding! 

Check these out to see what would be the right fit for your homeschool kid this Christmas:

Osmo Coding

 

Osmo Coding Jam: Music Creation, Coding, and Problem Solving 

Osmo Pizza Co.: Communication Skills & Math

 

Osmo Creative Starter Kit: Creative Drawing, Problem Solving, Early Physics, and STEM

10. Lego Robotics Kit

 

Speaking of homeschoolers needing help with technology…your homeschooler would love to get a lego robotics kit this Christmas!

It used to be that robotics was something MIT students or other exceptionally gifted people played around with.

More and more though, coding, STEM, and robotics are making their way into elementary education. 

I love that Lego has gotten on board and made robotics something that a regular family can dive into! 

Before you say this is WAY to expensive and complicated, be sure to check out all the options that are out there – you may be surprised! 

Lego is selling one kit that costs the same as a Chick-fil-a meal for my family of 5! 

Head on over to Amazon and check out the possibilities!

11. Wood Working Kits

Teaching practical life skills is a huge reason that many people start homeschooling. 

How about a Christmas gift for your homeschooler this year that helps them learn to work with their hands – building real, useful things!

Thankfully, you don’t need any experience when you purchase one of this kits! 

 

Beetle & Bee: Build a Bird Bungalow

Lakeshore Build it Yourself Woodworking Kit

SparkJump Candy Dispenser 

12. Sewing and Knitting Kits

I know in the age of coding and robotics that sewing seems like a forgotten trade. 

But the truth is that we still need to wear clothes. And things still need to be repaired from time to time. Knowing your way around a needle and thread can be a real asset!

Your homeschooler can take pride in learning this new school and making some pretty cool things!

Quick Knit Loom

Create Your Own Little Monsters

Sew Your Own Donut Animals

13. String Art Kits

Christmas is a great time to give your homeschooler an amazing art kit!

String art is simple to do, but creates amazing results! Your homeschooler will love to hang up their art in their room and know that they made it with little to no help.

Who knew something as plain as string could make something so cool!

We actually gave one of these kits to a kid for their birthday and she told us a week later that it was her favorite gift that she recieved!

Creatity for Kids: String Art Star Lantern

Craft-tastic  DIY String Art Space Series

 

String Art Kit with LED Christmas Tree

14. Musical Instrument + Lessons

Many homeschoolers take professional music lessons. Learning an instrument is seen as a huge part of their education.

Thankfully, there has seriously never been a better time to take the plunge into music lessons.

The internet is bursting with virtual instructors who have perfected the art of online music lessons.

All you need to do is purchase the appropriate instrument and a bundle of lessons. 

Who knows what pursuits you may inspire and where they will lead.

Beginner Guitar Acoustic

 

Portable Keyboard with Built In Speakers, Headphones, Microphone, Piano Stand, Music Rest and Stool

Mendini Violin 

15. Fort Building Kits

Indoor play is a must for the homeschooled kid during bad weather and pandemics. 

My kids love building forts, but it can get a bit messing with all the blankets and chairs needed to make the “perfect” structure for their play.

My parents actually my kids a fort building kit years ago and they still use it! It makes such a superior fort that the kids have a blast putting together and playin in!

It has also served to be great for playdates!

Fantasy Fort Kit Pretend Play

More Fort Kits

16. Telescope for Kids

Is there anything more fascinating than a night sky?

A quality telescope is a way to really bring astronomy to the next level for your homeschooler.

This high-quality telescope can help your kid see things like constellations, the moon, and Venus up close!

 

Gskyer Telescope for Beginners and Kids

17. Floor Puzzles

My kids LOVE floor puzzles.

They are one of the few things I have bought them that they use over and over again. They are the perfect thing for a rainy day!

Enough pieces to make it interesting, but not so many that it takes more than one day.

I also love that it teaches my kids to think and problem solve as they figure out how to attack the puzzle and search for the next piece.

Melissa and Doug Solar System Puzzle

Melissa and Doug World Map Puzzle 

Melissa and Doug Rain Forest Floor Puzzle 

18. Writing/Journaling

Writing is a core skill for any education and the only way to really improve is practice.

Buy your homeschooler a unique and interesting gift this year that encourages this key skill!

These homeschool gift ideas are a perfect stocking stuffer or stand-alone present that will show your kid that writing can be fun and enjoyable!

Throw in some cool pens/pencils and you’re ready to go!

One Question a Day for Kids 3 year Journal

The 3 Minute Gratitude Journal for Kids

Between Mom and Me: A Mother & Son Keepsake Journal

Best Christmas Gifts for Homeschoolers Recap

There you have it!

My ultimate homeschool Christmas Gift Guide for 2020!

The homeschooler in your life is going to flip out over any (or all!) of the gifts you just skimmed through.

Man, don’t you wish you were a kid again?

Sure beats the Cabbage Patch dolls I asked for in the 80s!

Treat your homeschooler this year to a Christmas of educational joy and learning that will keep giving all year long!

Merry Christmas!

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