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The Official 2015 Catholic Christmas Gift Guide and Giveaway!

 

Christmas Gift Guide 2015

It’s heeeeere once again – Catholic Sistas annual Christmas gift guide and giant giveaway! This year we’ve added some Advent gift ideas, too; perfect for if your family gift exchange with out-of-town relatives is happening at Thanksgiving this year (like mine!), a treat for yourself on the First Sunday of Advent, or for St. Nicholas to pop into your shoes on his feast day on December 6. We’ve scoured the internet and talked to our favorite Catholic companies and small business owners, and found some super amazing gift ideas. A few of them were super generous and hooked us up with coupon codes. Click on the titles of the items to get a direct link to learn more or to purchase. All items with an asterisk are ALSO included in the giveaway down at the bottom of this post. There are some pretty amazing prizes, so be sure to enter down yonder!

(Need more gift ideas? Check out the gift guides from 2013 and 2014. See a repeat from last year’s gift guide? It means we double love it!)

First, the gift guide:

Gifts for Advent

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  1. Advent Candle Holders from BC Inspirations
  2. Printable Jesse Tree Ornaments from Drawn2BCreative (COUPON CODE: 25% off EVERYTHING in her store; use code catholicsistas)
  3. The Story of Christmas Book & Advent Calendar from Catholic Child
  4. Advent at Ephesus
  5. The Advent of Christ: Scripture Reflections to Prepare for Christmas by Dr. Edward Sri
  6. The Sermons of St. Francis de Sales: For Advent & Christmas 

Organize & Beautify Your Life

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  1. The Charming Little Calendar 2016 from MBohnslavDesign (COUPON CODE catholicsistas10 for 10% off, expires January 2)
  2. *Catholic Through the Year 2016 Day Planner
  3. Prints by Pacem Studio
  4. *Catholic Faith Box
  5. St. Joseph Heavenly Protector Statue by The Catholic Company
  6. Catholic Art Prints by Portraits of Saints
  7. Morning Offering Prayer Art by Dovetail Ink
  8. Handmade Rosary from BC Inspirations

 

Find Inspiration Through Books

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  1. *Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting by Laura Kelly Fanucci
  2. *Head & Heart: Becoming Spiritual Leaders for Your Family by Katie Warner
  3. *A Short Guide to Praying as a Family: Growing Together in Faith & Love Each Day by the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia Congregation
  4. *The Three Gifts of Christmas by Jennie Bishop
  5. St. John Paul the Great: His Five Loves by Jason Evert
  6. The Second Greatest Story Ever Told by Michael E. Gaitley

Gifts for Kids

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  1. Super Saints Cards (COUPON: Get 3 decks of Super Saints cards for $40 using the Add to Cart Button on this page: http://www.equippingcatholicfamilies.com/2015/10/super-saints.html)
  2. Bethlehem Olive Wood Cross on Children’s Wooden Rosary by BC Inspirations
  3. Mary Paper Dolls from Drawn2BCreative (COUPON CODE: 25% off EVERYTHING in her store; use code catholicsistas)
  4. Happy Saints Activity eBook
  5. *CCC of America Saints DVDs
  6. Color Me Prayer Pillowcase from Catholic Child (COUPON CODE Sista1115 is good for 10% off orders through November (one-time use))
  7. Sister Mary Clara Vocation Doll  & Father Juan Pablo Vocation Doll & Book Set from Catholic Child (COUPON CODE Sista1115 is good for 10% off orders through November (one-time use))
  8. O Holy Night Fridge Magnet Set (COUPON CODE Sista1115 is good for 10% off orders through November (one-time use))

And NOW, for our amazing giveaway! 

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(1) 3-D PRINTABLE JESSE TREE ORNAMENTS E-BOOK
(Digital Download)
from Drawn2BCreative

This 109 page e-book contains 24 printable 3-D ornaments for your Jesse Tree.  That’s one ornament for everyday of December leading up to Christmas! Included are all the ornaments in black and white for your kids to color, and all of them digitally colored, in case you just want to assemble and hang them!  The book starts off with a brief history and description of the Jesse Tree, a ‘how to use this book,’ and supply list before diving into the readings and instructions for assembling your 3-D ornaments.

Gift Certificate Giveaway 30 2015

(1) $30 GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR CATHLETICS CRAFT KIT PDFs from Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families

Over 50 Catholic paper craft kits to choose from including Super Saints 54-card kit (PDF)!

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(1) PDF Copy of the 2016 Catholic Through the Year calendar 

168 downloadable pages, 2 covers to choose from, BONUS December 2015 included,  this Catholic calendar is the work of a lay Catholic and was created using the standard guidelines of the Church calendar, both the Roman Missal promulgated by Pope Paul VI in 1969 used in the Ordinary Form of the Latin Rite {the Novus Ordo} and the Roman Missal promulgated by Pope St. Pius V and reissued by Pope St. John XXIII in 1962 used in the Extraordinary Form {the Traditional Latin Mass – TLM}. Chock full of extras!

 

 

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(1) 6 month subscription to Catholic Faith Box

 (1) 1 month subscription to Catholic Jewelry Box

Inside your Catholic Faith Box you will find 7-8 prayer tools dedicated to the liturgical month! Inside your Catholic Jewelry Box you will find two contemporary, one of a kind pieces of Catholic jewelry. 
 
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The Marian Apparition Collection of DVDS from CCC of America

Package includes: The Day The Sun Danced – The True Story of Fatima; Bernadette – Princess of Lourdes; Juan Diego – Messenger of Guadalupe, and a Juan Diego poster. To commemorate Our Lady of Guadalupe, they will have their office in Mexico City personally go and offer a mass for the winner and their special intentions! (HOW COOL!)

 St Francis Bundle

(1) Super Saint Francis Bundle from Catholic Child

This Super St. Francis Bundle is bound to spread joy and devotion in any young Catholic family! It includes a Ferdinand the Fox Prayer Buddy, a St. Francis animated DVD, the Saints and Me Francis of Assisi story book, and a St. Francis Prayer Card.

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(3) Prayer Pillowcase of the Winner’s Choice from Prayer Pillowcases

3 lucky Winners can choose their favorite Prayer Pillowcase from among dozens of inspiring designs and receive free personalization, too!

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(1) EVERYDAY SACRAMENT: THE MESSY GRACE OF PARENTING by Laura Kelly Fanucci

In Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting Laura Kelly Fanucci sees the Catholic sacraments through the smudged and sticky lens of life with little ones. From dinnertime chaos to bath-time giggles to never-ending loads of laundry, Laura stumbles into the surprising truth of what the seven sacraments really mean: that God is present always, even in the messes of motherhood. A spiritual memoir of parenting’s early years and a sacramental theology rooted in family life, Everyday Sacrament offers an honest, humorous, and hopeful look at ordinary moments as full of grace.

 

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A SUBTLE GRACE by Ellen Gable
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Print Copy and (2) Kindle Copies

1896, Philadelphia. Finalist, IAN Book Awards (Historical, Romance) In this stand alone sequel to “In Name Only” (2009, FQP), “A Subtle Grace” continues the story of the wealthy and unconventional O’Donovan Family as they approach the dawn of a new century. At 19, Kathleen (oldest daughter) is unmarried with no prospects. Fearing the lonely fate of an old maid, her impatience leads to an infatuation with the first man who shows interest. The suave, handsome son of the local police chief seems a perfect match. But will her impulsive manner prevent her from recognizing her true beloved? A disturbing turn of events brings a dark shadow that threatens the life-long happiness she desires.

 

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(2) STORY OF THE BIBLE: VOL. I – THE OLD TESTAMENT
(Dramatized Audio CD)

Children should not just read the Bible, but experience it. In The Story of the Bible young readers will discover not only the sanctity and wisdom, but the excitement of the stories and events that shaped human history and brought about our salvation.

Volume I, The Old Testament, begins the journey. In these pages children will: visit the Garden of Eden; board Noah’s ark; climb the Tower of Babel; follow Moses through the Red Sea; listen to David’s harp; witness Samson’s strength; enter the lion’s den with Daniel; and learn God’s plan from the prophets. Each account is told in story form to engage readers, with each narrative supplemented with actual Bible quotes. Their encounter with Scripture will never be the same.

 

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(2) STORY OF THE BIBLE: VOL. II – THE NEW TESTAMENT
(Dramatized Audio CD)

Volume II, The New Testament, continues the journey, and introduces young readers to Jesus and the apostles. They’ll marvel as they: bow at the manger alongside Mary in the stable; witness Christ resist the Devil’s temptations multiply the loaves and fishes, heal the sick, and raise the dead; experience His passion, death, resurrection, and ascension; and hear the Holy Spirit come like fire at Pentecost to send Peter, Paul, and the apostles out into the world to become the foundation of the Church. Each account is told in story form to engage readers, with each narrative supplemented with actual Bible quotes. Their encounter with Jesus will never be the same.

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(2) A SHORT GUIDE TO PRAYING AS A FAMILY (Hardcover)

135 full-color images! Enter the mystery of prayer and glorify God as a family.
Praying together not only enriches family life but also leads the Catholic family toward its primary goal: the holiness and salvation of each member. Compiled by The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia in Nashville, this little book is backed by a strong Catholic tradition rooted in teaching the faith. From making time to recite basic oral prayers throughout the day to making each moment of life a prayer, A Short Guide to Praying as a Family is a lifelong guide to the spiritual life and a powerful means to building a relationship with the Lord.

 

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(1) HEAD & HEART: BECOMING SPIRITUAL LEADERS FOR YOUR FAMILY

In Head & Heart: Becoming Spiritual Leaders for Your Family, author Katie Warner unveils seven characteristics of strong spiritual leaders and provides practical tools for leading and loving our families toward heaven.  

 

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In this award-winning book, and sequel to The Princess and the Kiss, the Princess has a daughter who is royally spoiled.  When her parents limit their daughter to three gifts for Christmas, she is devastated but the meaningful treasures transform her!  The little princess discovers the joy of giving, even offering her own gifts to help others in need. Includes a read-along audio CD! Winners of : Gold Medalist – 2010 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards and Finalist – 2010 Benjamin Franklin Awards.
 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
* Winners will be drawn randomly using Rafflecopter. CS will email the winners. Once they confirm they will be publicly announced on the blog. 
* Winner is responsible for contacting the sponsor of the prize they won in order to work out details of delivery.
* Eligibility: Prizes are available to residents of the U.S.A. only.
* Catholic Sistas reserves the right to alter the giveaway terms or items at any time.
* This giveaway is not associated with Facebook.
* The companies who have donated these items are solely responsible for delivering prizes. We trust and have a solid relationship with every single sponsor of this giveaway; however, sometimes things happen outside our control. We are simply hosting the giveaway and putting the winners in contact with the sponsors; it is up to them to follow through (and we have utmost confidence that they will!); CS cannot be held liable for a prize not delivered.
* Giveaway ends promptly at midnight EST on November 16, 2015 (12:00am on 11/17/15, if you wanna be technical).

Thank you so much for reading; this blog wouldn’t exist without YOU! Good luck!

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