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Your Handy-Dandy Guide to Catholic Christmas Shopping!

I know, I know! Thanksgiving is still 2 weeks away, and Christmas isn’t even on your radar. But when it comes to Christmas shopping, the earlier, the better, especially if you’re relying on the USPS to get your stuff to you. One year, Martina made a commitment to get ALL her Christmas shopping done before Advent began, to prepare for a peaceful, less-stressed Advent. What a great idea – it is a little stressful to track your package online on December 23 and see that it is currently in Denver, 600 miles away from you, and that your city is expecting a huge snowstorm overnight, and you may have to show up at the relatives’ house with an “IOU – your present is on its way!” card. (raises hand.)

It is also stressful trying to figure out WHAT to buy for someone who seems to have everything. Maybe you want to buy a religious-themed gift, but don’t want to go with the ol’ standby of a Bible (which is a great present, by the way, but just in case they already have one, or two, or five…)

I present to you: Catholic Sistas’ Favorite Things, a compilation of our favorite religious gift items for young, old, and everyone in-between.

(Click on the title of each item, and you will be redirected to their site to purchase.)

 

Something to Wear

 

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1. Holy Hair Bows (email martina@catholicsistas.com to order)
2. Little Flower Heart Necklace
3. Blessed Virgin Dress-Up Outfit
4. Lego Pope Shirt
5. Veils by Lily
6. Keep Calm And Pray Your Rosary Shirt
7. St. Gerard Rosary Bracelet
8. Miraculous Medal

 

 

Something to Listen To

 

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1. Brother Francis CD: Let’s Sing!
2. Stories and Songs of Jesus
3. Hug Me Jesus
4. Blessed John Paul II Glory Stories (also see St. Kateri & St. Cecilia, Blessed Imelda & St. Juan Diego, and more)
5. St. Catherine of Siena Audio CD – Mary Fabyan Windeatt
6. Advent at Ephesus – Benedictines of Mary Queen of Apostles
7. Mater Eucharistae – Dominican Sisters of Mary
8. Pursuing Holiness: Lessons from St. Francis de Sales

 

 

Something to Watch

 

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1. Holy Baby! The Rosary in 7 Languages
2. Nicholas, the Boy Who Became Santa – CCC Saints Movies (Also see Juan Diego, Messenger of Guadalupe, Patrick, Brave Shepherd of the Emerald Isle, Francis, the Knight of Assisi, Bernadette, Princess of Lourdes, and other titles)
3. Brother Francis Movies
4. Retreat With Fulton Sheen

 

 

Something to Play With

 

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1. Forever Treasured Wooden Saints – St. Miriam & Friends
2. Brother Hubert Rag Doll + Story Book
3. Sister Mary Clara Doll
4. Fr. Juan Pablo Doll
5. Shining Light Dolls
6. Tiny Saints Charms
7. No Room At the Inn Puzzle
8. Saints Pillowcases
9. Make-A-Rosary Hanger Kit
10. Catholic Coloring Poster
11. Little People Nativity (a classic!)
12. Playmobil Nativity

Something to Pray With

 

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1. Children’s Miniature Mass Kit
2. St. Edmund Campion Missal (for Traditional Latin Mass)
3. Rosary Steering Wheel Cover
4. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Art Print
5. St. Paul Daily Missal
6. Magnificat Subscription
7. Laudamus Te (like Magnificat, but with the 1962 Missal readings/propers)
8. Children’s Colorful Rosary
9. Wooden Sick Call Crucifix
10. Sterling Silver Military 4-Way Medal
11. Shamrock Rosary
12. Madonna and Child with Lamb Statue

 

 

Something to Eat

 

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1. Mystic Monk Coffee – Monks of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel
2. Trappistine Creamy Caramels – Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey
3. Trappist Beer
4. Hazelnut Fudge – Brigittine Monks
5. Clover Honey – Cistercian Nuns @ Redwoods Monastery
6. Monks’ Bread
7. Prayerfully Popped Corn from the Cloister
8. From A Monastery Kitchen: The Classic Natural Foods Cookbook

 

 

Something to Read

 

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1. The Friendly Beasts – Tomie dePaola (also, see The Night of Las Posadas, The Legend of the Poinsettia, and other titles)
2. Who is Coming to Our House?
3. E is for Eucharist – A Catholic Alphabet
4. An Alphabet of Catholic Saints
5. Smart Martha’s Catholic Guide for Busy Moms
6. Small Steps for Catholic Moms
7. Catholic Daily Planner by Michele Quigley (if my husband is reading this, hint hint!)
8. Real Men Pray the Rosary: A Practical Guide to a Powerful Prayer

(see our Pinterest board for over 100 other book ideas!)

 

Honorable Mention

Looking for a unique, non-religious gift, but still want to support Catholic shop owners? Check out these:

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1. Handmade Toy Soldier – Steadfast Tin Soldiers
2. Nest Egg Charms – BlueJayBabies
3. Handmade Soaps – Corner Shop Soaps
4. Lady Mary Hat & Fingerless Gloves Crochet Pattern – Nat’s Niche
5. Handmade Tote – Sew Sweet by Shannon
6. Artisanal Soaps & Lotions – The Little Flower Farm
7. Yellow Dotty Vase – Donnabelle

 

 

Be sure to check out our Pinterest gift boards, Christmas Gift Guide and Gift Ideas, as well! In case none of these 67 gift ideas struck your fancy. 😉

Got any favorite Catholic gift ideas or shops you support? Planning on purchasing any of these items for a loved one? Please share in the comments below!

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About Colleen

Colleen is wife to her wonderful husband and mama to three boys and three girls. She spends her days reading stories, practicing skip counting, and sweeping Cheerios with a baby in her arms. She enjoys sharing her Catholic Faith with others, and trying her best to live out her vocation generously, graciously, fully. She loves the Traditional Mass. She also appreciates anything crafty or chocolatey, and is blessed to reside in the great state of Kansas, which actually is not all black-and-white – she has the red shoes to prove it.

  • Sharon - Thank you SO much for including my St Francis and St Clare to your gift guide.
    LOVE your choices, so much fun to see everything!

    THanks again and God Bless,
    SharonNovember 14, 2013 – 10:11 amReplyCancel

  • Dana - The creamed honey is fabulous. The truffles divine. If you know someone who likes fruitcake, there is NONE better than this! The monks are wonderful and could use the patronage.November 14, 2013 – 11:04 amReplyCancel

  • Martina - There are *SO* many great gifts included, I don’t even know where to start! We’ve always enjoyed the gifts we’ve gotten from Catholic Child – my kiddos LOVE the saint pillow cases. 🙂November 14, 2013 – 11:16 amReplyCancel

  • Monica - Can I put a plug in for Catholic craft kits (Saints, Sacraments, prayers and Catechism), quizzing cards and books like Dragon Slayers, Hand in Hand with Jesus (Faith Journal) and A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families? All available here: http://armadei.com/books-cards-kits-check-out
    Thanks for supporting small Catholic businesses!November 14, 2013 – 1:58 pmReplyCancel

  • CA Rhoades - Wow, thank you for putting this together!!!! You did all my homework for me! Eternally grateful as I am the WORST at coming up with gift ideas.November 14, 2013 – 10:50 pmReplyCancel

  • Kim - I was gonna suggest http://www.etsy.com/shop/SaintlySilver, but she’s already booked through Christmas (as of 11/16/13) and not taking any more orders!!! Oh well… know to order her saint softies WELL ahead of Christmas next year, as well as ordering early for First Communion, Baptism, birthday, etc.!!!November 16, 2013 – 8:28 pmReplyCancel

  • Rhonda Clerkin - Please check out http://www.whiteoak-llc.com/ornament_set_advent.htmlNovember 18, 2013 – 8:20 pmReplyCancel

  • The Frist Sunday of Advent | Top US News Today - […] Christmas than to include the faith under your Christmas tree. Here are some great Christmas gift ideas from the Catholic Sistas. Keep the important things front and center this Advent. Prepare spiritually first. And when you […]December 1, 2013 – 12:58 pmReplyCancel

  • Tammy - Thank you! I’m home sick today, so starting some shopping online. This is a great place to begin!November 20, 2014 – 11:14 amReplyCancel

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