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! See my full disclosure here. )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.
*Please note not every gift is “Christian” but I've shared some that are just unique and also fit into the small business category. Also, 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!
*My Gift Book of the year for friends and family is Unfolding Grace: 40 Guided Readings Through the Bible from Crossway
The Gift Guide
Women & Teen Girls:
As you shop their sites below there are some great options for teen girls on your list too.
Contentment: Seeing God's Goodness by Megan Hill
You're Not Enough (and that's okay): Escaping the Toxic Culture of Self-Love by Allie Beth Stuckey
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 He Holds All Things Together 20201 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.
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 ;))
Five Year Journal from Unbound Planner. I have one and love it!
ESV Illuminated Scripture Journals from Crossway
Men & Teen Guys:
By What Standard? God's World…God's Rules by Founders.org
Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund
A Little Book on the Christian Life by John Calvin
Every Moment Holy Pocket Edition by McKelvey Douglas
Piercing the Heavens: Prayers of the Puritans by Robert Elmer
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.
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. Sharing a few of favorite picks below:
God is Always Better Than We Can Imagine by Iain Wright
Answers Magazine Subscription from Answers in Genesis
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. Sharing a few favorites below:
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. My top pick below:
The Twelve Names of Christmas Ornaments from Family Life
Jonathan Park Audio Series – These are a favorite to listen to at home or in the car for adults too.
Sola Gratia – Cute clothing option for the littles 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.
AGTV is a new Christian streaming service that exists to guard and proclaim the biblical gospel of Christ crucified and is from the creators of the American Gospel Movies. If you enter the code – BAR1 – you can get 10% off your monthly subscription. Check out all the great programs they have here with more to come. It makes a great gift too!
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
So This is Christmas by Rico Tice
Christmas Uncut by Carl Laferton
An Even Better Christmas by Matt Chandler
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