Catholic-Link is pleased to present the Ultimate Catholic Gift Guide and GIVEAWAY for 2019. This list is better than ever before. Some of our classic favorites are back…because you can’t go wrong with AMAZING…and we’ve added new ideas too.
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The Little Catholic Box is THE subscription box for Catholic women. Every quarter they curate a new, unique selection of items from Catholic artisans and small businesses that celebrate the beauty of our Catholic faith. I was so blessed to receive my Little Catholic Box and I’ve added a year’s subscription to my own Christmas Wish List. The high-quality items made this more than worth the cost. Interested in seeing what’s inside? Visit @thelittlecatholicbox on Instagram and watch as they slowly reveal the contents. This is a must-have for any woman on your list! Mom, grandma, teachers, aunts…all the ladies!
Shining Light Dolls have been a regular on all of the Catholic-Link Gift Lists, but this year they are offering their new plush dolls! Handcrafted from the softest plus and embellished with the most beautiful embroidery, these 10″ dolls are sure to be a treasured gift. All dolls come tagged with feast day and patronage information, ready for gifting (if you can manage to let them go!). All of Shining Light products are designed by Catholic mom and artist, Chantal Baros, and you can tell! They are SO durable and easy to clean. Don’t miss Chantal’s podcast. Children and adults alike will love these plush Mary Mother of God, Sacred Heart of Jesus, and Our Lady of Guadalupe dolls!
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This package smelled so good that my mailman asked what was inside! In 2016, CheruBalm started in 2016 with a chrism scented baby balm with the mission to make babies smell like baptism again. The family-owned company has introduced an eclectic assortment of products over the years, always focused on sharing the joy of our Catholic faith with others in a fun and unique way. Today, CheruBalm‘s most popular product is the line of chrism scented beeswax candles. They each have an approximate 40 hour burn time, and smell of richly fragrant chrism oil.
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Do you feel like God is calling you to…something, but you don’t know what? Don’t know where to start? Do you find it hard to clear away the noise of life, and apps, and phones and really listen to God? You’re not alone! But, happily, now there is a book to help you cut through the clutter so as to prayerfully discern God’s will for your life…that life to which he calls you and for which He created you. Discernment Do’s and Don’ts, a practical guide to vocational discernment for Catholic teens and young adults, combines the teachings of Scriptures, Church documents, the Church Fathers, and the saints -and a healthy dose of good old common sense – into one handy “How to” guide on finding God’s will for you.
This stunning gold Fiat bracelet and Pray, Hope & Don’t Worry Enamel Pin
have been created by Her Witness. Her Witness was created to inspire women to fearlessly live out their faith by wearing jewelry that witnesses to Jesus through Mary. Inspired by St. Maximillian Kolbe’s Militia Immaculata, a spiritual army of souls consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary; Her Witness strives to continue Kolbe’s mission of spreading devotion to our Lady by creating handcrafted Miraculous Medal necklaces, bracelets, and enamel pins.
This makes the perfect addition to any kitchen, especially for the parent who tends to worry while doing the dishes! The Padre Pio flour sack dishtowel is made of 100% Pure Ring Spun Cotton. From November 25 to December 3rd all items in the Crafty Catholic Shop will be 20% off and during December with every purchase, you’ll receive a white “Faith” decal.
Made for Greatness is a growth mindset journal for Catholic kids who battle perfectionism and anxiety. I cannot wait to go through this study with my children. Author Ginny Kochis did a phenomenal job of incorporating the Cardinal and Theological virtues, the Works of Mercy, Scripture passages, and the lives of the Saints. Made for Greatness guides readers in the development of a true growth mindset: an attitude rooted in Christ that transforms challenges into opportunities. I’ve tried secular versions of this type of journal and there is no comparison to the beauty of this book! Every child will benefit from this study!
Home. It is an elegant word, at once both simple and far-reaching. Home is a place to live in and feel comfortable, but it is much more than that. Home is where we are nurtured, where we live, and where we love. The language of Home is universal. It is where we find the eternal in the everyday. Written by three wives and mothers, Theology of Home is a simple guide to help reorient all of us toward our true home, allowing us to think purposefully about how to make our own homes on earth better equipped to get all those living in them to the Father’s house. Featuring more than 100 beautiful (and inspiring) photographs from homes around the country, profound words from the saints and other literary figures, and in depth commentary on the theological and spiritual underpinnings of our love for Home, Theology of Home offers readers a tour of both the Home and the human heart.
At The Catholic Candle Company, every candle is inspired by the richness and beauty of the Catholic faith and is hand-poured with prayer in Youngsville, North Carolina. A portion of every sale is donated to pro-life causes—providing a scented-candle option that supports Catholic values. The St. John Bosco candle is inspired by his warmth towards the abandoned and contains a comforting blend of cinnamon and vanilla. The Our Lady, Star of the Sea candle is an ocean-scented candle inspired after one of Mary’s most enduring titles. Salty and airy ozone with a blend of floral and citrus notes, this candle has a classic aquatic fragrance. These delightful candles make the perfect hostess gift and are a great addition to any gift basket! Visit www.thecatholiccandlecompany.com to find your new favorite!
Are you a Godparent? This is the gift you need! My younger kids each have their own set of the My Little Church Magnet Play Set and have spent hours playing Mass together. The magnet play board depicts the inside of a Catholic church, while the pieces range from priest and congregation down to the tiniest details–candles, chalice, paten & hosts, altar servers, lectionary and more. All pieces store in the sturdy vinyl bag making it easy to bring to Adoration or other Church events in which kids need a quiet activity to work on.
What’s not to love about Mystic Monk Coffee? On a mountain valley in Wyoming, a small group of Carmelite Monks had the inspiration to start roasting coffee and selling the beans online to support their order. The first samples were roasted on a cast-iron skillet in the monastery kitchen and in 2007, Mystic Monk Coffee was born.
Since this humble beginning, more and more gourmet coffee drinkers have been enjoying the smooth, delicious taste of Mystic Monk Coffee. Most customers become regulars after the first delightful sip of Mystic Monk Coffee, and today around 85% of orders are from repeat customers. This is no surprise, as the Monks strive for perfection in everything they do and each coffee bean is roasted with love and prayer.
So, I just heard about the VSCO girl trend and if you have one in your home, these stickers are essential! All of the stickers by Stay Close to Christ are made to last; printed on premium vinyl with a permanent adhesive and coated with a protective laminate that makes them resistant to fading, scratching, tearing, and water. The perfect way to add some faith filled flair to any water bottle, planner- the possibilities are endless!
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HOLY SOCKS! These are amazing! You’ve got to visit Sock Religious to find your favorite Saint on a pair of socks. We have several pairs of these in our house and they are high-quality, long-lasting footwear that my husband and kids enjoy wearing. It’s a great way to evangelize. A co-worker of my husband’s stopped him and said, “Hey, is that Pope John Paul the II on your socks?” Always a great way to start a conversation. These socks are super fun for a White Elephant or family gift exchange!
The Feast Day is a pilgrimage in a grocery bag making liturgical living simpler. With this monthly subscription box you and your family will be more connected to the feasts and seasons of the Church, it’s ancient traditions, and other Catholics around the world with delicious foods and unique devotions that 2,000 years of Christendom has given us. Read more about how much I love this awesome box here!
This is another gift on our list that I’ve added to my own Christmas Wish List. I absolutely love this Mustard Seed Choker from Relics by Rose. Relics by Rose was started as a way to preserve the unique beauty of the Catholic faith and spread that beauty with the world! Each piece of jewelry is inspired by Catholic teaching and tradition. Rose uses a variety of vintage items, religious medals, high-quality gemstone beads, and even pressed flowers and botanicals that make her items truly one of a kind!
You’ve got to visit this adorable Etsy shop. Warning, you’re going to want one of everything! The winner of our Giveaway will receive the ABC Saint Cards and this set is just too fun! It includes 26 double-sided saint cards with the saint illustration, feast day, a quote or prayer, and the saint’s patronage. Also included in the Giveaway is the set of 4 Prayer Prints on premium card stock – ready to frame! Bernadette is incredibly talented and you’ll find some wonderful gifts in her shop. Use CODE THANKYOU for 15% Off!
Using fine quality semi-precious gemstones, Swarovski crystals, and beads, The Blessed Bead makes exquisite rosaries. The mission statement of this shop is “That in all things God may be glorified” from 1 Peter 4:11, and He surely is by the prayer and love that is put into making these rosaries. Mary, the shop owner, says that, “My sincerest prayer is that with Our Lady’s loving intercession and grace, along with the saints, these rosaries will provide peace, encouragement, strength, comfort, hope, and healing to those seeking the Lord’s wisdom and will.” This is a meaningful gift that is sure to become a family heirloom.
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The Catholic Planner is a yearly notebook planner that was created to help you accomplish all of your goals, stay organized, make time for yourself and your loved ones, and stay grounded in your faith throughout the year. With features such as Sunday Mass Readings, Reflection Space, Habits and Rituals checklists, the Catholic Planner is the perfect tool for Catholics to organize their busy lives while keeping Christ at the center. Receive 10% off with the code: CATHOLICLINK
This is a one of a kind “Divine Mercy” home niche made with reclaimed wood. This is a great way to honor Jesus through His Divine Mercy. The overall frame dimensions are 10.5”W x 1.5”D x 18”H. The frame is ready to be hung in a portrait orientation right out of the box, so you can enjoy immediately. It is truly a unique piece of art for your home. St. Joseph’s Workshop shared a bit about their mission, ” We have been working on the designing of reclaimed wood creations. This creative outlet has allowed us to think of ways we can evangelize with our mind, hands, & heart. We feel called to spring into action and share the love we have received from our Lord with all!”
Find unique Catholic gifts for every person on your list at JustLovePrints.com Enjoy your mornings prayerfully & with some caffeine – courtesy of Ven. Fulton J. Sheen! Put this “Courage, dear heart” vinyl sticker on your water bottle, laptop, phone, or notebooks! At Just Love Prints, Lindsay designs & produces pretty and meaningful Catholic prints, embroidered hats, mugs, stickers, and even temporary tattoos from her home in Connecticut! She has literally hundreds of gift options for Catholics – you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list this Christmas! Enjoy Free U.S. Shipping this Advent & Christmas Season!
SoulCore – The Original Set: SoulCore is a movement that pairs core strengthening, stretching, and functional movement with the prayers of the rosary. It’s a wonderful way to pray and exercise. Makes an excellent gift for those who work out regularly and those who are just beginning!
The St. Monica Chaplet is a beautiful way to pray for St. Monica’s intercession for loved ones who have lost their faith. Each rosary and chaplet at Marian Graces is handmade in Australia by Natalie, a homeschooling mum of 8. Since becoming Catholic she has learned what great friends and intercessors Mary and the saints are, and she loves to create beautiful rosaries and chaplets to help deepen our prayer life. Natalie’s products are exquisite! To get 10% off use Catholic-Link Exclusive Coupon Code: CATHLINK10
For the past 20 years, Cat.Chat has been helping make the faith come alive for kids and families through music, videos, Catholic Vacation Bible School programs, and much more. Their top-quality Catholic resources are geared towards kids ages 3-10 and allow kids to experience the faith in a fun and exciting way. Cat Chat has been a favorite at my house for years! We all love the catchy songs and inspiring stories.
When a curious little boy visits the zoo, he surveys the wonderful critters all around him, and at last he discovers God’s wildest wonderment of all—in a moment of joyous self-discovery that your child will share. Bestselling author Paul Thigpen tells the tale in rollicking, musical verse, with vivid and playful illustrations by artist John Folley that will have your little one begging to read this book again and again. Every year I include a book or two in my children’s stockings and I’m so excited to add this one to our collection!
Sacred Heart of Jesus: The Sacred Heart of Jesus is depicted here in rich hues and graphic, slightly textured details. At the bottom is a small prayer – “Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have Mercy on the Whole World.” Immaculate Heart of Mary: The Immaculate Heart of Mary is depicted here in rich hues and graphic, slightly textured details. At the bottom is a small prayer – “Immaculate Heart of Mary, Lead Us Always to Your Son. Mary’s Fiat – Framed Canvas – 10×12: Our Lady’s “yes” to the angel Gabriel is depicted here in a balance of soft and intense hues and a clean graphic style. All of these exceptional images were created by Tricia Dugat, founder of Providential Co. and each will be included in this year’s GIVEAWAY!
Kimberly Fries is a new favorite children’s author of mine! Her books are phenomenal and really speak to the hearts of young Catholics through vibrant illustrations and simple text. In this year’s Giveaway, we are featuring three of her books, but be sure to check out her entire collection. Consecration to Mary for Little Ones follows the traditional 33-day preparation of Marian Consecration at a child’s level. Girl Saints for Little Ones and Boy Saints for Little Ones each include twelve inspiring saints, complete with a short biography and quote. Kimberly shared, “Creating Catholic books to help children develop a personal relationship with God, Mary, and the saints has been such a joy for me. I pray that my books greatly bless your family and help bring Christ into your home.”
I am loving this baby book (and beyond!) SO much. It’s adorable and so well done. Thy Olive Tree is the creator of “My Catholic Keepsake.” This book allows parents to document children’s faith AND developmental milestones from birth to age 18. From baby’s first step and first time going to Mass, all the way to confirmation and Senior Year, this book has got you covered! Thy Olive Tree is owned by Kate Frantz. Kate converted to Catholicism in 2016 after several years of searching for the Truth. When her daughter was born in 2018, she looked near and far for a modern baby book that could document all the fun baby milestones PLUS the sacraments! She couldn’t find what she was looking for, so she set out to design her own. This labor of love led to “My Catholic Keepsake.” It is a keepsake to be cherished for years and years and makes the perfect Christmas gift for new or expecting parents!
Divine Mercy (Vilnius): The Divine Mercy image by Eugene Kazimirowski in Vilnius (commonly known simply as “the Vilnius image”) was painted under the supervision of St. Faustina Kowalska and her confessor, Bl. Fr. Michael Sopoćko.
Katie Warner is the author of many books that Catholic-Link loves! For this year’s Giveaway, we’re featuring A Spouse Who Prays: A Guide to Praying for Your Spouse and Marriage and Let Us Pray: A Child’s First Book of Prayers. Married couples will love the beautiful 52-week guide to praying more meaningfully and intentionally for your spouse and for your marriage. With quotes and Scripture for reflection, plus space for writing specific intentions and spiritual bouquets, the journal is wonderful for personal use or to give as a gift to your spouse. Children will love the newest board book from the beautiful First Faith Treasury Catholic children’s book line, Let Us Pray: A Child’s First Book of Prayers is a gorgeously illustrated collection of some of the most beloved Catholic prayers that your little one will learn to love and pray for a lifetime.
In this soul-changing, ten-day personal mini-retreat, bestselling and award-winning author Rev. John Burns reinterprets St. Francis de Sales’s famous meditations on the Four Last Things—death, judgment, heaven, and hell—and pulls you deeply into contemplation of your relationship with God. Easily completed in the midst of a busy life, these ten meditations will inspire you to radically reorder your priorities and live entirely for Jesus. Ave Maria Press will have Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas Deals from November 27 – December 10.
Every Catholic needs a good faith-based t-shirt. These super comfortable shirts from uCatholic make a stylish gift for both men and women. Check out their selection today!
Rebecca Pohlmeir is the teenager who designed and created this delightful calendar of the Saints! Her artwork is truly an inspiration. Each month you will be encouraged by wisdom from one of your favorite saints, including: Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Marianne Cope, St. Paul Miki, St. Oscar Romero, St. Catherine of Siena, and others! Feast days, solemnities, and days of fasting and abstinence are included, so you can stay organized and focused on the liturgical calendar. This calendar is available for purchase through Our Sunday Visitor.
Looking for a meaningful gift that won’t be returned? Choose a project through MISSIO to donate to on your family member or friend’s behalf. Run by the Pontifical Mission Societies, this online platform allows you to see real pictures from the people who will benefit from 100% of your donation. Consider raising chickens, paying internet fees for nuns in remote villages, or helping an entire village gain access to clean water.
Don’t Forget to Say Thank You: And Other Parenting Lessons That Brought Me Closer to God is more than a book on parenting: it’s a story of God’s love through vocation and a humorous, joyful look at how He calls to us right where we are in life. Author Lindsay Schlegel says, “If there’s anything I’ve learned in my vocation as a mother, it’s that being a mom does not negate my being a child of God.” Each chapter reimagines the phrases she says to her kids over and over (and over) each day as words from God her Father to her, His beloved daughter, and ends with reflection questions, a prayer, and a saint to call on for further intercession. A great solo read and an excellent selection for a book club! Connect with Lindsay on Facebook here –> https://www.facebook.com/LindsaySchlegelAuthor/
Save the environment and evangelize with this awesome stainless steel water bottle from the Word on Fire store. This great bottle boasts a double wall construction that is vacuum sealed. It is ideal for keeping drinks cold up to 24 hours and hot drinks for up to 12 hours. Features screw-on and spill-resistant lid and wide-mouth opening. All bottles include Word on Fire “Proclaiming Christ in the culture” logo.
Monks’ Bread and Monks’ Specialty Bakery are the delightful works of the Trappist monks of The Abbey of the Genesee in Western New York. Manual work is an integral part of Trappist life. Each monastic community must support itself by the work of its hands. The bakery supports the monastery’s primary mission, which is to pray for the world. These delicious treats are sure to please anyone on your list this year!
In A Year with the Mystics, popular National Review journalist and commentator Kathryn Jean Lopez, who writes and speaks frequently about faith and public life, and prayer and the Church, offers readers a tour of the magnificent variety of mystical writing in the heart of the Church. Featuring reflections from both household and contemporary names like Saint John Paul II, Mother Teresa and Edith Stein, as well as titanic historic figures such as St. Catherine of Siena and John of the Cross. The words of these holy men and women of prayer are presented in accessible doses ideal for daily prayer amidst the seemingly all-consuming busyness of life. Each page is an invitation to enter more deeply into the life of faith. What does the road to union with God look like? What is a dark night? What is true love of the Trinity? What is this Church as bridegroom business? Mysticism is not some foreign and remote life of prayer for poets and saints in heaven; rather, it is the call for every Christian to draw more deeply and profoundly from the heart of Christ in prayer.
Year after year, I have a My Saint My Hero product on my own Christmas list. I love their collection of faith-inspired jewelry and the inspirational cards that come along with each piece. For this year’s Giveaway, we are featuring the Awaken Angel Chime necklace. Here’s the website’s description, “Wear this necklace and let the gentle chime remind you that you are never alone. God sends you His company of angels and saints. His providence guides you through every struggle, sorrow, victory, and joy. When you hear this chime, allow it to awaken your senses to the presence of the angels and saints.” The mission behind this great company is just one of the reasons that I love to support it. This Advent, My Saint My Hero is offering a Buy More Save More special. Buy 10 or more Benedictine, Serenity, Breathe, Miraculous or Divine Mercy and save 20%
Of course, the best gift we can ever give is the gift of the Holy Mass! Visit the Seraphic Mass Association to request a Mass for your loved one’s intentions or enroll them in the Christmas Novena.
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