Multicultural and Language-Learning Gifts: Our Top Tips for Holiday Gift-Giving

by languagelizard on December 14, 2011 · 6 comments

in Book Reviews

Twinkling lights, fires in the fireplace, and the smell of fresh pine needles – the holidays are upon us! For many, the most difficult part of this time of year is figuring out the perfect gift for friends and loved ones.

For those of you looking for bilingual and multicultural products, we have put together a list of some favorites which would make perfect holiday gifts for young language learners, multicultural children and a special teacher. Let us know if you can’t find what you are looking for. We are more than happy to help.

Gift Certificates
Looking for a last-minute gift idea? Language Lizard gift certificates for bilingual books and multilingual posters are a great choice! They can be emailed to you or to the gift recipient within one business day, so you do not need to wait for something to be delivered!  Simply follow these easy steps:

(1) Go to this link and select “Add to Cart” (or go to our site and search by title – Gift Certificate)
(2) Select whether you want the gift certificate to be sent to the recipient via email or postal mail (email recommended for speedy delivery).
(3) Choose the amount you want to give your recipient and, if you like, write a gift message.
(4) Make payment and place order.


Board Books for babies and toddlers
These heavy-duty bilingual books are perfect for eager little hands and they give parents the chance to encourage bilingualism at an early age. Here is a list of some that babies and parents are sure to enjoy:

Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Dear Zoo (a “lift-the-flap” book)
The Wheels on the Bus


Folktales and Fables
Who said picture books are only for kids? Even though all of the following are picture books, these stories are sure to be enjoyed by all ages. In fact, even adult language learners can appreciate and benefit from these bilingual books.  Some customer favorites are:

The Giant Turnip
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
The Elves and the Shoemaker
Goose Fables
Little Red Hen and the Grains of Wheat


Fun Storybooks
These books are just plain fun! The storyline is catchy and the pictures are a blast. Give one of these books to the child (or adult) in your life who enjoys the fun of a good story:

Farmer Duck
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
I Took the Moon for a Walk
Walking Through the Jungle
Handa’s Hen


Child-friendly picture dictionary (with CDROM)
Did you know that many children (and adults) can remember words better when they can hear the words spoken and see corresponding illustrations on the page? For the visual learners in your life, we highly recommend the following:

My Talking Dictionary
My Bilingual Talking Dictionary


Multilingual Posters
Teachers can really brighten up a multicultural classroom and make kids feel welcome with multilingual posters. The best part is that these posters come in  many themes such as:

“Hello” (said in multiple languages)
For the full list of available posters, Click Here.


You can win holiday gifts too!
Before we end this post we wanted to let you know that Language Lizard has teamed up with Hartlyn Kids, Miss Panda Chinese, Boca Beth, Growing Up Global, and Mixed Up Clothing to offer you a chance to win 6 wonderful multicultural prizes.  Click Here to learn more and to enter!


We hope these ideas will help you find just the right gift for your bilingual and/or multicultural loved ones this year! If you have any questions about products, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to help!

Happy Holidays!

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