9 Affordable and Helpful Missionary Gift Ideas

10 Affordable and Helpful Missionary Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for unique yet useful missionary gift ideas, you’ve come to the right place! Here are ten affordable ideas sure to make a difference.

1. Pashmina

Pashminas are the ultimate DIY travel scarf. They are lightweight, easy to dry, and versatile for dozens of creative uses for any travel. It’s a simple gift to give, and it’s useful to own more than one!

For a masculine comparative, check out these pocketed scarves.

2. Body wash

Though body wash is a simple gift that can make an incredible difference to missionaries. With the 3-1-1 liquids rule at TSA, body wash is difficult for missionaries to travel with or to stockpile. You can bless them with a package of several, sweet-smelling soaps.

3. Mosquito repellant

Many traveling ministers serve in areas where mosquitoes carry deadly diseases. Since mosquito spray often comes in aerosol cans, these are difficult to bring through airport security. You can help a missionary fight off clouds of mosquitoes by sending mosquito repellant or other helpful items to keep the pesky bugs away.

4. Essential oils

Essential oils come with a plethora of benefits. With a variety of fragrances, essential oils can ease headaches, reduce anxiety, and fight bacteria. Their vibrant aromas add a homey touch to any living space. You can buy these at department stores, local health food stores, or online.

5. Headlamp flashlight

Headlamp flashlights make incredible travel tools–and gifts–for missionaries. Headlamp flashlights provide a battery operated, hands-free light source. Simply by wearing one, a missionary can do multiple tasks from reading in the dark to safely walking streets at night.

6. Waterproof Bible

Missionaries love their bibles dearly. Such fervent use can wear down their most beloved book. You can bless a missionary with a new bible. To withstand daily use and harsh environments, check out these durable, waterproof bibles. They come in a variety of colors and translations.

7. Moleskin notebooks

Can missionaries ever have enough journals? Classic Moleskins are incredible travel journals. Because of their lightweight, slim bodies, they’re easy to bring anywhere. Plus they come in a variety of sizes, colors, and styles that work for daily reflections, sermon notes, or sketching.

8. Peanut butter

Peanut butter is a yummy, nutritious spread. High in protein, peanut butter adds essential nutrients to any mid-day snack or meal. It’s also nonperishable, which makes it easy to store. If your missionaries have peanut allergies, here are other missionary gift ideas for healthy snacks to send overseas.

Bonus: Ask about their favorite snack and send a whole box full!

9. Wall decal stickers

Wall decal stickers are a simple way to personalize any living space–even one overseas. These decorations are easy to ship and to stick on any hard surface. With dozens of encouraging Bible verses, the best inspirational saying is just waiting for you to gift.

10. Travel funds

You can bless your missionary by sponsoring them. Whether they’re short-term or long-term missionaries, you can fund their travel costs and help them afford the supplies they need. Your financial donation might even go toward their travel insurance policy. Regardless of what it funds, your donation will go where it’s needed most.

To find the perfect gift for the missionary in your life, ask them. Who knows what they really need. They might really need a tire repair kit for their bicycle. Inquire what they need the most and see if you can ship it to them!

Besides these awesome missionary gift ideas, check out this article for other ways you can support missionaries.

Skylar loves to write. She's cruised the Caribbean, sailed the Mediterranean, and toured the United States. Disney inspires her, and she dreams of living in the mountains.

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