The Gift Giver Book Review

Note: This is a sponsored post and contains affiliate links.  However, all opinions are my own.

Does your family struggle with connecting the religious meaning of Christmas with commercialism of Santa Claus and gift giving?

Do your children think that celebrating the gifts received from Santa Claus is more important than celebrating the birth of Jesus?

Do you wish there was a way to keep Jesus as the center of the Christmas holiday, but still include Santa Claus in your celebration?

Yes?  Then The Gift Giver by first time authors Jacob Haslem and Nick Allen may be the perfect solution for you and your family!

The Gift Giver Book Review

The Gift Giver is the unique story of how Santa Claus came to be, why he delivers presents on Christmas Eve and how this is all linked to the birth of Jesus.

The Gift Giver

It is a touching story that seeks to remove the commercialism from the holiday and gives religious meaning to many aspects of Christmas that we typically think of as secular, such as Santa Claus, candles in the windows and Santa’s red coat.  It reminds the reader of what Christmas is really all about and how we can continue the work of the original gift giver, God.

The illustrations in the book are beautiful and vivid (my photos do not do them justice!) and do a wonderful job of supporting the authors’ narrative.  They transport the reader to another time and place and accurately capture the joy and wonder of Christmas in the children’s faces.

The Gift Giver

My husband and I both read The Gift Giver and agreed that reading it to our children each Christmas Eve will be a new tradition that we will begin this year.  As our children have gotten older, we’ve purposely tried to scale back the number of gifts that our children receive and place more focus on why we really celebrate the holiday.  It has been difficult at times for our children to understand this.  I’m grateful that The Gift Giver will help us tie it all together and look forward to the start of a new family tradition!

If you think your friends or family would love this book as much as I do, please share this review with them!

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  1. bluecottonmemory says:

    My children are older and “scoff” at Santa Claus or St. Nicholas – yet I tell them it is a reminder of the greatest gift ever given – Thank you for the review. I’m going to look for it!

  2. Jacob Haslem says:

    Kim, I want to thank you for this perfect review of The Gift Giver. I’m so glad that you and your husband enjoyed it. Thank you for your kind words, it’s so humbling to see such a positive response to something that we have worked so hard to produce. To see that we are accomplishing what we set out to do is so fulfilling. I wish you and your readers a very merry Christmas!

    PS The hardback version of the book pictured in this post is currently back ordered, but it will be in stock again by the week of Thanksgiving. You can reserve your copy at and save 10% when you and enter promo code: sweetsavings.

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