The Best Fun and Practical Gifts for Homeschooling Families

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Gifts for homeschooling families can be delightful for the whole family. Yes, even purchasing homeschool school supplies can be fun!

No one wants a big pile of “stuff” left around after a holiday celebration or birthday so I like to buy gifts that are fun and practical. I don’t want to find myself overwhelmed with stuff for the sake of stuff.

In the spirit of practical AND fun gifts, I present an amazing collection of gifts for homeschooling families.

A list of gifts for homeschooling families that everyone is sure to love.

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Gifts for Homeschooling Families

Making my lists and checking them twice. Gonna find useful gifts for the right price.

There are plenty of great options for both fun and practical gifts that are inspired by a homeschool lifestyle. From morning time to poetry teatime, there is a ton of inspiration when it comes to gifts for homeschoolers.

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Poetry Teatime Gifts for Homeschoolers

Special Teapots

I absolutely adore these Tea-For-One ceramic tea sets. Each of my children owns one and I have a special one for myself. Everyone loves drinking from their own special teapot, whether it is filled with hot tea, hot chocolate, or lemonade.

You can find several unique sets on Amazon. Here are a few that caught my eye:

Addison Tea for One in polka dot

Freddie Fox Tea for One – Oh my word. Pun AND Tea??

Star Wars BB-8 Teapot – Seriously. I might have to become a teapot collector.

Harry Potter Cauldron Tea for One. Accio that teapot this way!

New Poetry Books as Gifts

I could list a million poetry books. The sky is the limit here.

But when it comes to gift giving, I like to find unique books that we will return to again and again. In that spirit, I’ll list a few favorite poetry book gift options:

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost – In this beautiful adaptation for kids, there are hidden animals to discover in the black and white images.

Imagine A Day (Night, World, Place) by Rob Gonsalves – We have these books in hardcover on our poetry shelf. The images are mind-bending illusions with accompanying poems. You can read more about my love for these books.

Winter Bees or Dark Emporer by Joyce Sidman – Both of these books include poetry and informational text about the animal or topic of the poem. I love the combination of non-fiction and poetry.

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander – A chapter book written in slam poetry style.

More poetry books:

Poetry Gifts

How about magnet poetry for the fridge?

Maybe the Haiku version?

Or the Edgar Allen Poet kit?

Homeschooling Gift Ideas: Movies

Movies create the opportunity for great conversations in the same way that a good book does and they make a perfect gift for homeschooling families.

Take advantage of a few family movie nights during the busy holiday season or the gift of a good movie.

Gift a family movie night with a new movie and a big gift basket of movie-watching yummies.

Make it a bit of an educational experience and watch a movie that you can pair with a book ahead of time:

Over 50 Engaging Teen Books Made into Movies

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Grab the Discussion Guide:

Writing Inspired Gifts for Homeschooling Families

Writing for Copywork

I am obsessed with markers and pens, so I am happy to buy a ton of items in this category. And I do. All. Year. Long.

Here are some of my favorites to pull out for copywork fun.

Gel Pens – There are millions of options from inexpensive to pricey. This particular set looks like a nice gift, but I have been known to buy a 100 pack and put a bunch in each child’s stocking.

Metallic Pens – I’ve already grabbed some of these this year. Again, lots of options for this one for copywork on black paper.

Calligraphy Pens – Add a little zest to your copywork and try a calligraphy version!

Making Copywork Fun

A notebook with black pages for all of those fun metallic and gel pens.

Scratch your copywork using colorful scratch art postcards

Try copywork on the glass patio doors with glass window markers.

Journals for Copywork

We love our special Favorite Lines journals (for favorite book quotes) and our Freewrite journals.

A Novel Journal is one of my favorite options.

Grab a simple spiral notebook with a special cover. Maybe a sport or a character?

Some of these Harry Potter Journals would delight the kids in this house.

There is a great selection of Stranger Things notebooks.

Homeschooling Gift Ideas: Language Games

Toss the vocabulary and spelling workbooks and grab a game as a gift for homeschooling families instead. Here are a few of our favorites for wordplay, storytelling, vocabulary, and spelling:

1. Dixit – players use a descriptive word to describe their artwork hoping that it also describes the artwork someone else is holding.

2. Codenames – forces the players to think about words, their various meanings, and connections.

3. Quiddler. Think spelling practice but FUN!

4. Rory’s Story Cubes are a classic storytelling game. They are also easy to take with you in your purse.

5. Taboo and Scattergories are classics from my own childhood. Both involve creative wordplay and work well with your older kids.

6. Apples to Apples is a great follow-up to a lesson on adjectives and nouns!

7. Snake Oil is a fun game of persuasive language and laugh-out-loud word combinations.

>>> Playing with Language: 10 Ideas for Families <<<

Create Hygge as a Homeschooling Gift

What is hygge?

According to Wikipedia, it is a “Danish and Norwegian word which can be described as a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture).”

Part of our Homeschool Lifestyle includes bringing coziness to our homeschool environment. Instead of doing school at home, we create a cozy home environment where learning can happen. And items that help create this cozy atmosphere are perfect gifts for homeschooling families.

Got little ones at home? Get them each their own flameless candle

How about a candle with a quote from Dumbledore for your Potter Fan?

Check out these book inspired candles that you can find on Etsy.

Make your own beeswax candles using a kit as a holiday activity. (my kids loved making these)

Gift a soft throw blanket for the teenager (and kids) in the house to snuggle up during read-aloud time.

Gift a few fairy lights for bedroom decorations.

Cozy socks. Lots and lots of cozy socks.

Homeschool Gift Ideas inspired by Art and Nature

Enjoying art and nature is a regular part of a Homeschool Lifestyle.

In my home, we are much more likely to dabble in the arts instead of nature, but I try to incorporate both. There are so many art and nature-inspired simple gift ideas that will remain useful for years to come.

Fandex Field Guides are my favorite. They are beautiful and full of great information.

How about a magnifying glass or pair of binoculars?

These Go Fish for Art cards are a blend of art appreciation and gameplay. And they are small enough for a stocking!

Homeschool Gift Ideas inspired by Shakespeare

Bring the Bard to your gift-giving events. There are so many books about William Shakespeare, so I am going to list my favorite “gift-worthy” titles.

Shakespeare Books

Wills Words – My favorite hardcover picture book to introduce kids to the language invented by Shakespeare.

My love for OMG Shakespeare runs deep. This is a hysterical set for your teen. (language warning with emoji and texting acronyms)

Loves Shakespeare and Star Wars? Combine your loves with these hysterical Star Wars rewrites.

Pop Sonnets are modern-day pop songs rewritten in the language of Shakespeare. I like to read the Shakespeare version and see if the kids can guess the modern song.

Fun Shakespeare Gift Ideas

How about the insult generator for thousands of creative insults?

Maybe a few bandaids to hurl the insults instead?

Gift some sneaky grammar fun and Shakespeare using these MadLibs.

We love fandom shirts, so if you are raising a Shakespeare fan, these shirt options have you covered. literally covered.

Is it a gift inspired by Poetry Teatime or Shakespeare? Maybe a hot tea mug like this is a little bit of both.

Ready for More Gift Giving Ideas?

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My favorite school supplies that are fun to buy for your homeschool.
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