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!)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.
Please make sure to click on the main link to each site where it's provided. 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.
*Please note not every gift is “Christian” but I've shared some that are just unique and also fit into the small business category.
*Please note: I don't affirm every aspect of every resource, and inclusion on this page doesn't equate to a full endorsement of all an author's works. Please always hold to the Bible as your primary source of truth.
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.
Sing a New Song: A Woman's Guide to the Psalms by Lydia Brownback
Keep a Quiet Heart by Elisabeth Elliot (See my post here for other Elisabeth Elliot book recommendations)
GraceLaced Book by Ruth Chou Simons is a gorgeous book but more than that it is a seasonal devotional book deeply rooted in God's promises. This is a beautiful gift for any woman on your list. She has some new resources that look good too: Garden of Truth, Beholding and Becoming: The Art or Everyday Worship and a Practicing Praise 2020 Calendar. Her website has gorgeous prints and jewelry too so check it out. I love her notecards and would love to receive them as a gift!
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.
Wild & Free Supply – Beautiful handmade leather bags and all the proceeds help to support Church plants and pastor training in developing countries. Check out their about page here for more information. I have two of their handbags and they are my favorite go-to bags.
Sola Gratia Co. – My friend Carmen has a lovely shop that sells reformed apparel. There's something for everyone on your list here.
Elly & Grace – Christian apparel and they have been a favorite of mine. If you follow me on Instagram you've seen me in their clothing. Their v-neck t-shirts (they're not too low – which I love) and their sweatshirts are my favorites.
Storiarts – This is an adorable site for the book lover or writer on your list. You just need to take a peek – my daughter bought me this beautiful Romans 12 scarf for my birthday. I know I'll be ordering gifts from it this year (maybe for myself ;))
Men & Teen Guys:
A Little Book on the Christian Life by John Calvin
My Heart Cries Out: Gospel Meditations for Everyday Life by Paul David Tripp
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.
Elly & Grace – They have a great selection of men's shirts too.
Missional Wear – For unique, reformed items of all kinds check out Missional Wear – it's not just clothing and you can find some gifts for the men in your life here. Like these cool theologian statues. There are some options for ladies and kids at this site too.
Teen books from Westminster – There's a great selection of solid resources here for any teen or young adult on your list.
God is Always Better Than We Can Imagine by Iain Wright
Westminster Children's Book Selections are where I usually tend to do my shopping. I know they are solid and I can depend on them for gifts for everyone on my list.
Any of the Children Books from The Good Book Company. I buy every book they come out with for my grandbabies. They are such solid resources and I love reading them too! I just ordered for them Jesus Christmas 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.
Jonathan Park Audio Series – These are a favorite to listen to at home or in the car for adults too.
His Kids Company has some adorable shirts and other faith-based items for the kids on your list.
Don't overlook the simple gift of making a memory with someone. Homemade coupons to take them to a movie, make them dinner, clean their house, the possibilities are endless here.
Memberships to local zoos, nature centers, or museums are favorites with young families.
Subscription box services offer gift certificates and some have one-time purchase options too. Kiwi-Crate is one I've used for my grandkids that they've enjoyed.
Chatbooks has gift certificate options for the photo album maker or photo album procrastinator on your list.
Neighbors & Outreach Ideas:
The four 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
The Gift by Glen Scrivener
An Even Better Christmas by Matt Chandler
Original Jesus by Carl Laferton
Another great option to tuck in a gift from a friend or family is The Biggest Question – Why? DVD from Wretched Radio. Their evangelistic resource, What Time is Purple? is free, you just pay for shipping.
A Fun & Easy Outreach Tip:
My friend Denise's family gave us a great idea to share Christ as we're running errands. They buy an outreach book (like any of those four listed above) in a larger quantity, wrap them and keep them handy to wish a Merry Christmas to anyone they encounter. We keep them in both cars and I always have one or two handy in my purse. 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 it 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