Christmas shopping can get a bit overwhelming and I wanted to help you (and myself) to make it a bit less complicated. I love to find gifts for family and friends that point to Jesus. This will not be your typical Christmas gift guide but one I hope will help you and your gift receivers keep their eyes focused on the eternal. My hope also is to simplify your shopping time with many items being purchased from smaller businesses right online. (Some of the links in the post are affiliate links please know this doesn't change your cost but helps to support the cost of the blog here – so thank you in advance for a purchase!)
Please make sure to click on the main link to each site where it's provided. I've highlighted items that stand out to me to purchase but many of these companies have some unique items you won't find in just any store. I got a bit lazy and didn't put photos in because it was getting overwhelming for this blogger so just click through the link if you're interested in taking a peek at the items plus that way you get more photos and a full description and cost.
Hoping this is a help to you this Christmas season!
The Gift Guide
Women & Teen Girls:
As you shop their sites below there are some great options for teen girls on your list too.
Keepsake Kitchen Diary from Lily & Val (I bought this for myself and haven't started it yet but hope to this Thanksgiving). It's a beautiful keepsake that will be passed on for generations in your family. Great gift for yourself or your mother or grandmother too!
Focused 15 Bible Studies from Katie Orr look like a great gift for your women friends. I first heard of Katie through this year'sHomemaking Ministries Conference. You will love and blessed by her resources. Maybe one in your stocking!
Deeply Rooted Magazine Subscription – This would be a well loved gift for any woman on your list – you included. Do check out this link, the magazine is full of solid theological articles and is absolutely beautiful. (They have a sale going on until the end of November, 2017 t00!)
Anchored Press Daily Devotional Planner from Anchored Press. I just ordered this for myself because I am a planner junkie and wanted a change from my iBloom planner for 2018.
The Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner is a great resource for any woman on your list who needs a planner. It covers everything you need at a great affordable cost too.
Men & Teen Guys:
The Radical Book for Kids: Exploring the Roots and Shoots of Faith by Champ Thornton. This is a great devotional tool for families and teens will love the book to read on their own too. Packed full of great biblical truth.
Subscription to Tabletalk Magazine from Ligonier.
Any of the Children Books from The Good Book Company. I buy every book they come out with for my grand babies. Such solid resources and I love reading them too! I just ordered for them The Littlest Watchmen book and The Littlest Watchmen Advent Calendar for this year.
Any of the Children's Books by R.C. Sproul from Ligonier. These will be loved for generations in your family. I've linked to their main page for children's resources so you need to look through them to find R.C. Sproul's books for kids.
Neighbors & Outreach Ideas:
The three evangelistic books listed below are all from The Good Book Company and are great to give out to friends and family. You can add a homemade baked good (or chocolate) and a gift certificate to a favorite store or restaurant and tuck in the Good News of The Gospel!
Christmas Playlist by Alistair Begg
A Very Different Christmas by Rico Tice
Rescuing Christmas by Carl Laferton (this is the one we're giving out this year – we take advantage of their quantity discounts)
A Fun & Easy Outreach Tip:
My friend Denise's family gave us a great idea last year to share Christ as we're running errands. They buy an outreach book (like one listed above – we're using Rescuing Christmas this year) in a larger quantity, wrap them and keep them handy to wish a Merry Christmas to anyone they encounter. It's a simple way to hand out the truth of Jesus and the receiver loves getting a wrapped gift (who doesn't?). The gift is well received by all and we haven't had one gift denied.
Those are some of the items on my list for this year.
What are some eternal focused gift ideas you love to give to family and friends? Please share with us here in the comments below!
And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
~ Philippians 2:8