Wow the Ones You Love with These Christmas Gift Ideas

If you are anything like me, you are thinking about Christmas presents. No, not Christmas presents for you, but for everyone on your list, which is likely quite extensive. And if you are even more like me, you want your presents to be unique and meaningful. And if you are even more like me, you love it when they also have a Jesus touch to them. Search no further kindred spirit, I’ve done the research for you.

(Check out my 2012 and 2013 lists for additional Catholic gift ideas!)

‘Tis the Season

Nativity Cookie Cutters: This awesome set allows you to make your own nativity scene… in cookies! After all, what would Christmas be without cookies?

Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh: Why not give the gifts that Jesus received?

Bring ‘em Closer to Jesus

A Spiritual Bouquet: Give the gift of prayer this season through a spiritual bouquet. Simply write a note to your recipient letting them know what prayers you offered up for their intentions.

Flameless Devotional Candles: Does your recipient live in a dorm with a no candle policy? Don’t worry; The Catholic Company has you covered. They offer all kinds of candles that any RA would approve.

This next gift might require a group effort, but I promise it’d be well worth it.

A Year of Mercy with Pope Francis: A new year is a great time to start a new daily meditation book. A Year of Mercy with Pope Francis is a fantastic way for your Francis fan to spend a few minutes hearing from our Pope and applying his message of mercy to their life. (And my husband wrote the reflection questions; I promise they are just as good as the ones in his last book.)

Prayer Card Holder: For your friend who has a holy card collection that rivals your childhood baseball card collection, get them a prayer card holder. This customizable, leather bound, book is great for the choleric who would love to alphabetize their saints.


St. Christopher Belt Buckle: This one is for the John Wayne (or John Wayne wannabe) in your life. Style and holy protection, what more could he want?

Catholic Vintage Jewelry: Speaking of jewelry, I know your favorite female will adore the Catholic vintage jewelry sold by On This Day Designs. There is so much “gorgeous” in each little piece.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Socks: And to round out the accessories category, I present to you Our Lady of Guadalupe socks. Perfect for impressing everyone at your Newman Center.

P.S. I tried finding a Catholic fanny pack, but I guess they don’t exist.


And for the kiddos this year, I decided to compile a list of just toys… because we all know that’s what they really want. No descriptions needed, these toys can speak for themselves.

P. S. Nothing you see here was a paid promotion!

What’s on your Christmas shopping list?

Lisa Cotter
Lisa Cotter
Lisa Cotter is a Catholic speaker and author on the topics of relationships, femininity, and living life with excellence. Since 2007 she and her husband, Kevin, have served FOCUS (the Fellowship of Catholic University Students) as a family and together they are the co-authors of Dating Detox and co-hosts of the How-to Catholic Podcast. She is the founder of Made to Magnify, an apostolate that’s mission is to help people fight to be saints - because it’s worth it.

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