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The Official 2017 Catholic Christmas Gift Guide & Giveaway!

It is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we welcome you to our FIFTH annual Catholic Christmas Gift Guide & Giveaway! Local artisans and small businesses with Catholic owners comprised much of our gift guide and giveaway last year, and we loved the way it came out. We had some amazing ideas and such fabulous prizes that we decided to do it again this year. Hooray for small businesses!

Here are some of our favorites – a list of 83 fantastic gifts, plus, in conjunction with our awesome sponsors, we are giving away 3 GRAND PRIZE WINNERS a total of 28 prizes! You can find the giveaway at the bottom of this post; but first, the gift guide:

(Need more gift ideas? Check out the gift guides from 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. See a repeat from last year’s gift guide? It means we double love it!)



 DAYBOOK 2018 Liturgical Planner {HARD COPY}


Consumable Gifts:

  1. Country Soaps by Marlen 2. Beeswax Candles 3. Mary’s Mantle Shea Butter Soap 4. Universal Cup Coffee 5. Monastery Chapstick 6. Greeting Cards 7. Christmas Cards 8. St. Nicholas Cookie Cutter  9. Three Wise Men Candle

Beautify Your Home:

  1. Our Lady of the Lilies Art 2. Star of the Sea Print 3. Embroidery Mosaic Jesse Tree Ornaments 4. Christmas Madonna Print 5. Be Happy in the Moment Artwork 6. Nativity Magnets 7. Clay Nativity Figurine 8. Wall Rosary 9. Thankful Sign 10. Catholic Tile Art 11. Love Begins at Home Artwork 12. Peace Ornament 13. Mary & Joseph 14. Marian Print 15. St. Catherine of Siena Print 16. St. Augustine Quote 17. Our Lady of Fatima Print 18. Liturgical Calendar 19. Fiat Artwork 20. O Come Emmanuel Print


Lovelies for the Ladies:

  1. Stella Maris Bangle 2. Starfish Project Jewelry 3. Mother Teresa Necklace 4. Miraculous Medal Necklace 5. Raising Them for Heaven Shirt 6. Blessed is She Shirt 7. Zipper Pouch 8. Fatima Tee 9. Mahogany Rosary 10. Dialogue Books 11. Swarovski Rosary 12. Felt Rosary 13. Rosary Bracelet 14. Saint Cozy 15. Autism Awareness Rosary 16. Chantilly Lace Mantilla 17. Mary Mug


Gems for the Guys:

  1. Hematite & Gun Metal Rosary 2. Handmade Wooden Icon 3. WW1 Battle Rosary 4. St. Peregrine Chaplet 5. Sacrifice Bead Bracelet 6. Sacred Heart Leather Keychain 7. Bible Verse Cuff 8. Brass & Jasper Rosary 9. Rosary Cuff 10. Prayer Book for Couples


All For the Kids:

  1. Making Little Saints Peg Doll 2. American Girl Marian Necklace 3. Custom Birth Announcement Pillow 4. Chewable Rosary 5. Mother Teresa Peg Doll 6. Stocking Cap 7. Stella Maris T-Shirt 8. Felt Finger Puppets 9. Priest Peg Doll 10. Superhero Cape 11. Superhero Pouches 12. Wooden Rosary 13. Christmas Bow 14. Holy Family Peg People 15. Angel Swaddle Blanket 16. Lego Mass Kit 17. Zelie & Louis 18. Christmas Book 19. Saints T-Shirt 20. Blessed Mother Doll 21. Ingalls Family Peg Dolls 22. Our Lady of Guadalupe Hair Bow 23. St. Cecilia Doll 24. Lego Rosary 25.Twirl Dress


Subscription Boxes:

1. Catholic T-Shirt Club 2. The Mass Box



For our fantastic giveaway, we have decided to do something a little different this year. Instead of giving away each prize individually, we will have THREE grand prize winners who will win a prize bundle from our wonderful sponsors!


Prize Bundle #1

Turquoise Blue and Black Blended Czech Crystal Five Decade Rosary Bracelet with Silver tone Crucifix and Miraculous Medal

from Julie Lutz

Gorgeous turquoise blue and black blended genuine Czech Crystal 8 mm beaded Five Decade Rosary Bracelet with silver-tone flower “Our Father” barrel and rondelle beads and adorned with a 1″ Italian silver tone crucifix and 7/8″ silver tone miraculous medal. Beautiful statement piece rosary bracelet with tones of blue, brown, golden yellow and black that come through the light ocean blue crystal beads. Julie Lutz creates and designs Catholic five-decade rosary bracelets to be a full and complete rosary in a wrap bracelet, handmade with the highest quality in affordable materials and ready to be blessed as a sacramental to support you and those you love in their Faith!


Grace Upon Grace Coffee Cozy

from The Cozy Wife

Grace upon grace hand-crocheted coffee cozy. Dress up your coffee cup in Christian style, all while keeping your hot drink hot and your cold drink cold.


Nativity Peg Doll Set

from Treasured Saint Dolls

Woodburned and painted peg doll set – handmade and sealed!


“Bishop Box” from Catholic T-Shirt Club Subscription

from Catholic T-Shirt Club

Includes a T-Shirt and 4-6 Sacramentals such as rosaries, scapulars, holy cards, and more. Each subscription to a Bishop Box includes a surprise Catholic-themed T-Shirt along with 4-6 Sacramentals to match the theme! Each month is a new theme, a new opportunity to learn about the faith, and a chance to evangelize with what you wear!


Little Catholic Clubhouse and the True Meaning of Christmas

from Little Catholic Clubhouse

The very first adventure for our Clubhouse members is to discover the True Meaning of Christmas. When Pete receives a gift from his grandmother, his reaction is not what his mother would want it to be. Being told he does not understand the “true meaning of Christmas,” Pete uses the power of the clubhouse team to find the answer. Under the guidance of Father Q, Pete and the Clubhouse members travel back in time to the Nativity to find the answer.
Beautifully illustrated on every page, kids and adults alike will learn the story of Christmas, the reason why we give gifts, and how we should appreciate the gifts we receive today. Full-size illustrations the size of a magazine, give kids 25 pages that bring them into the story immediately. Every child will enjoy this story throughout the year, but especially during the Christmas season.

Raising Them for Heaven T-Shirt

from A Merry Nest

St. Zelie, Mother of St. Therese of Lisieux, the famous Catholic French Carmelite nun, said, “I wish to have many children so that I could raise them for Heaven.” Echo Saint Zelie’s sentiment towards your own children with this lovely tee: “Raising Them for Heaven.”


Our Lady of Fatima Print designed by Brooke Strauss

from Visual Litany

Original design by Brooke Strauss to celebrate the Centennial Year of the apparitions of Fatima. This print measures 8.5″ x 11″, making it easy to frame and gift!


One deck of Super Saints quizzing cards; $20 gift certificate for Catholic Craft Kit PDFs

from Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families

One deck of 54 Super Saints quizzing cards (beautifully illustrated with quick and quantifiable facts to play actual card games!); $20 gift certificate at for Catholic Craft Kit PDFs (choice of over 40 Saint, Sacrament, Catechism and Prayer Craft Kits)!


$25 Shop Credit

from Telos Art Shop

Store credit is valid on the main shop website: liturgical calendar, jewelry, and art.


Decade Rosary Cuff

from Bay & Bee’s

6”x1/4” aluminum (hypoallergenic) hand stamped decade rosary cuff.


Prize Bundle #2


Advent & Christmas Printable Pack

from TrendZilly

Advent/Christmas Printable Pack – includes Happy Birthday Jesus Toppers, Stickers, Christmas Decoration Gift Tags, Advent Wreath, Christmas Graphics.


Our Lady of Guadalupe Bow & Book Set

from Hairbows 4 Life

This book & bow set includes: A book by Father Lovasik on the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a prayer card and a bow with a silver oxidized medal of Our Lady of Guadalupe made in Italy on a boutique hair bow.


Swarovski Crystal Pocket Rosary

from Rosaries by Allison


Gold plate Our Lady of Guadalupe pocket rosary with Swarovski crystal pearls in “Potpourri” and Fern Green crystal round beads (custom piece for the giveaway!)


Our Lady of Fatima 11×14 art print signed by artist & Prayer Cards

from Dovetail Ink

Hand-drawn, watercolor illustration of Our Lady of Fatima & the children of the apparition. Included are prayer cards for your whole family!


Linen Embroidered Rosary Case featuring Saint Francis

from Salem Studio

Linen Embroidered Rosary Case featuring St. Francis of Assisi.


St. Thomas Aquinas Hand Painted Peg Doll

from Little Faithful Friend

These hand painted wooden peg dolls are a wonderful way for children to learn to see the Saints as their friends. Unbreakable dolls feature amicable faces and Catholic symbolism. Each doll is coated with non-toxic varnish to hold up to child’s play.


A $25 gift coupon to Maria’s Mantillas

from Maria’s Mantillas


This gift coupon can be used towards any purchase over $25 in Maria’s Mantillas Etsy shop, or any custom mantilla as long as it is purchased through Etsy.  (Expires July 1, 2018)


Mary’s “Fiat” Car Magnet

from Just Love Prints

Celebrate “Fiat” or Mary’s “Yes” to God with this durable, high-quality car magnet. Can be used on a refrigerator or other magnetic surface too!


Set of Encouragement Note Cards

from Annunciation Designs

This set of 4 notecards and envelopes is perfect for sending a little note to a friend.  The hand-lettered Bible passage is framed by a gorgeous purple watercolor wash.


Choice size DAYBOOK planner

small 5.5×8.5 or large 8.5×11

from Catholic Sistas

Custom cover you can color, pages for doodling, EF and OF feast days and daily Scripture readings are but a few of the highlights in this one of a kind Catholic planner!

Prize Bundle #3


Choice of Holy Hair Bow

from Abigail A Artistry/Holy Hair Bows

Winner can select one of any of the Hair Bows with medal!


Custom Wall Rosary

from Lily Joy Designs

1 custom wall rosary made of either felt balls or wood beads and an accent bead of choice, winner chooses the colors/materials.


Box of Ten Christmas Cards

from Sister Moon Graphics

This is a beautiful package of ten 5×7 Christmas cards, of one of our most popular designs: “She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them at the inn.” The inside greeting says “Wishing you the peace of that holy night and joy in the coming year.”


A Collection of Prayers for Catholic Couples and
Conversation Cards for Catholic Couples

from Kris Cross

*A Collection of prayers for Catholic Couples
This is a unique prayer book for Catholic couples, now available in English and Spanish.  The attack on the Sacrament of Matrimony is intense and prayer is the best defense!  This book is intended to bring couples together, offering a variety of prayers for various stages of marriage, along with wisdom from the saints. 64 pages.
*Conversation Cards for Catholic Couples
Use these conversation cards as a tool to enrich your relationship! Whether you are trying to improve the strength of your relationship or reconnect with your spouse, these cards combine a variety of topics to provide couples with an opportunity to grow closer. Each deck contains 50 cards. Also available in English and Spanish.


Set of Ten Shining Light Dolls

from Shining Light Dolls

Set of ten newest Shining Light Dolls- St. Hildegard of Bingen, St. Cecilia, St. Rose of Lima, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, St. Pope John Paul II, St. Michael the Archangel, St. Raphael the Archangel, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Our Lady of Vailankanni.


Love Like Mary Mug

from Sancta Bovina

Modern Catholic mug with a daily reminder to live like a saint — even if it takes some caffeination first to get started. 11 oz pink mug with gold message saying ” Pray like Therese. Serve like Gianna. Fight like Joan. Love like Mary.” From (Holy Cow in Latin!) who makes modern Catholic gifts.


8.5oz Scented Candle

from St. Lucy’s Candle Co.

St. Lucy’s Candle Co soy wax scented candle in a scent of the winners choice.  Each candle is handmade and hand poured and comes in a tumbler jar with bronze lid.  


One Zazick Designs LEGO Rosary

from Zazick Designs

Giveaway is a lime green, blue & dark gray rosary made from new LEGO® bricks!


St. Catherine of Siena Print

from Sweet Little Ones Shop

An 8×10 print of St. Catherine of Siena’s quote “Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire”.


3 Months of The Mass Box Kit
from The Mass Box

The Mass Box gets everything you need to do crafts themed to the Sunday and Holy Day readings with your 4 to 8-year-old kids with zero prep time! It even includes a webisode show to show how to make and discuss the crafts, a magazine with the readings, instructions, and activities, and all the specialized craft materials delivered straight to your door every month! The giveaway is 3 months of the Mass Box One Child Kit (December to February – a $75 value including shipping within the USA, can be sent directly to a recipient as a gift).


* 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, unless otherwise stated.
* 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 each 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 CS cannot be held liable for a prize not delivered.
* Giveaway ends promptly at 8:00pm CST on November 12, 2017.

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

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The Official 2014 Catholic Christmas Gift Guide & Giveaway!

It’s ALMOST the most wonderful time of the year – even though Christmas trees are up and Christmas music is playing everywhere, we still have 11 days before Advent begins! And Christmas shopping is on the brain. Last year we did a 2013 Handy Dandy Guide to Catholic Christmas Shopping; since “Jesus is the Reason”, we decided to focus on Catholic-themed gifts that are fun to give and receive, and found 60 of our absolute favorite Catholic items to give for Christmas. This year, we’ve done one better – we found some new favorites, PLUS, we thought a little Christmas gift giveaway might be fun! A “little” giveaway spiraled into 29 prizes from our favorite Catholic companies and authors, including TAN, Ignatius Press, Holy Heroes, CCC, Wee Believers and more. We are SO excited about this! Below are our gift picks, and the giveaway items are listed directly beneath that. Enter through the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom. 🙂

(The companies and authors who have donated these prizes are not sponsors of Catholic Sistas, since we do not take sponsorships at this time, nor are we sponsors of them. They have simply teamed up with us to offer their goods in the giveaway we are hosting!)

We bring you… The Official 2014 Catholic Christmas Gift Guide.


Something for your Home
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1. Our Lady Undoer of Knots (or 1 of 500 other religious art prints to choose from) – Portraits of Saints

2. Clever Wooden Plaque – Soul Supply & Hardware

3. St. John Paul II Art Print – Tree of Heaven

4. “A Child is Born” Candle – Catholic Company

5. Nativity Set – Catholic Company

6. Feast!: Real Food, Reflections, and Simple Living for the Christian Year


Something for the Bibliophile

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1. Catholic Literary Giants: A Field Guide to the Catholic Literary Landscape

2. Treason: A Catholic Novel of Elizabethan England

3. The Little Oratory: A Beginner’s Guide to Praying in the Home

4. Through the Year with Pope Francis: Daily Reflections

5. Not God’s Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms

6. Our Lady of Kibeho: Mary Speaks to the World from the Heart of Africa

7. Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves

8. Journal of a Soul: The Autobiography of Pope John XXIII

9.Yes, God!: What Ordinary Families Can Learn about Parenting from Today’s Vocation Stories

10. Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus

11. Something Other Than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It


Something for the Littles

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1. Joseph’s Helper Tool Set & Work Apron

2. St. Therese of Lisieux Charm Clip – Shining Light Dolls

3. Can You Find Saints?: Introducing Your Child to Holy Men and Women

4. Lolek – The Boy Who Became Pope John Paul II

5. Advent Adventure Activity Book – Holy Heroes*

6. Carmelite Habit for 18″ doll – The Little Habit

7. My Mass Kit by Wee Believers

8. Mother Mary Pray For Us Baby Rattle Plush Toy with FREE Children’s Rosary® Glorious Mysteries CD and FREE SHIPPING


Check out last year’s guide for many more ideas, including apparel, CDs/DVDs, and Catholic food items – a treasure trove of great items!


And NOW – for our Christmas Gift Giveaway!!


We have 29 FABULOUS prizes that Catholic companies and authors have donated for this giveaway. We are proud to recommend each of these items as fabulous Christmas gifts, as well.


1 Catholic Through the Year Planner


giveaway03- $30 gift cards to CCC of America


giveaway4Trust: In Saint Faustina’s Footsteps

This is a story about Saint Faustina – the greatest Christian mystic of the twentieth century – and her devotion to the Divine Mercy, which has become the fastest spreading religious devotion in the world.
This lavishly illustrated book is essentially a love story about God’s immense love for his people and the reciprocation of this love by the humble Polish nun declared a saint by Pope John Paul II.


giveaway5Iota: A Novel

Iota is a poignant drama about what men believe and how they might act accordingly. The story takes place during a two-month period immediately following World War II, in a temporary Soviet detention facility near a devastated Berlin. It is a mystery-suspense story about what it means to be human and whether it is possible to retain one’s humanity in the face of evil.

giveaway1 1 Lil Prayer Buddy – Louie the Christmas Lamb plush (limited edition) (10″)

giveaway2 1 Lil’ Prayer Buddy – Liam the Lion from Wee Believers

1 Bearing the Bear Temporary Tattoo Kit
from Wee Believers

1 St. Francis of Assisi Prayer Pillowcase
from Prayer Pillowcases


1 St. Joan of Arc Prayer Pillowcase
from Prayer Pillowcases

giveaway71 St. Michael Prayer Pillowcase
from Prayer Pillowcases

giveaway81 St. Kateri Prayer Pillowcase from Prayer Pillowcases

giveaway61 Infant Jesus in Manger from Catholic Child

giveawayveil1 $50 Gift Certificate to Veils by Lily



2 sets Treasure Box Book Sets from TAN

giveaway141 Love With All My Might
by Jenny Ryan
A children’s book that communicates the beauty and culture of the Catholic faith to your children, Love With All My Might tells the story of a growing family through the eyes of a little girl and her evening prayers. Through beautiful illustrations and gentle rhythmic words, a Catholic culture of love and prayer is communicated to the readers. From adoring our Lord in the Eucharist to being tucked in at night, your child will recognize these familiar moments and will want to read this book again and again.

giveaway16 3 Glory Stories + Life of Jesus Coloring Book Bundle from Holy Heroes

giveawayangela2 Angela’s Song
by AnnMarie Creedon
Angela ‘Jel’ Cooke is a widow and mother of three who stays busy so as not to have to face the fact that her marriage was damaged and her husband, Devin, died before it could be repaired. Her good friends realize that no amount of home made lasagna, volunteering at church or late night games of Yahtzee can heal Angela from past regrets. When she meets Jack, the teacher of a class she is taking, he challenges her to face her demons. What follows is the poignant, yet often hilarious saga of how Angela overcomes her guilt and learns to love herself and others.

giveawaysubtle1 A Subtle Grace (O’Donovan Family)
by Ellen Gable
1896, Philadelphia In this 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.

giveawayjenny1 Stealing Jenny
by Ellen Gable
After three heartbreaking miscarriages, Tom and Jenny Callahan are happily anticipating the birth of their sixth child. A neighbor, however, is secretly hatching a sinister plot which will find Jenny and her unborn baby fighting for their lives.

1 Set of Your Holy Family T-Shirts for EVERYONE in Your (Immediate) Family – Your Holy Family Ministries
A matching set of T-shirts from Your Holy Family Ministries that will help you show family unity and spread the good news about God’s plan for family life without saying a word.

1 Advent Journey with Mary and Joseph
by Christi Gareis
The book is supported by a website where coloring pages are available for children to enjoy as well as instructions about how to create your own advent journey with Mary and Joseph. The whimsical illustrations found within the book, along with the colouring pages, are the creation of the young artist Teresa Tomas. This book is a great resource that can be used during the Advent season and has been written in a manner that a family can spread reading the book out through all of Advent, or read it in just the last week or two before Christmas.


1 $40 Gift Certificate for Catholic Printables PDF Downloads from Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families


book9Yes, God!: What Ordinary Families Can Learn about Parenting from Today’s Vocation Stories
– Susie Lloyd
In a culture that is often dark and discouraging, where can parents look for help in raising their children? Here are the heartwarming stories of five priests, five nuns, and the parents who raised them to be open to God’s call. In Yes, God! What Ordinary Families Can Learn About Parenting from Today’s Vocation Stories, Lloyd relates some of their joys and setbacks, reveals their guiding principles and rallying cries, and passes along tips from the “master” parents. The mother of seven, Lloyd also shares some of her own (often-humorous) parenting tales, and helps readers understand the various dynamics of Catholic family life and the diverse factors that influence a child’s decision to say “yes” to God.

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.
Catholic Sistas does not take sponsorships at this time; the companies who have donated these items are NOT sponsors of CS. They have generously agreed to include their items in a giveaway that CS is hosting, and occasionally provides CS with items to review; that is the only affiliation between the companies and the blog.

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

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