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There are so many AMAZING gift ideas this year! It was so hard to choose. So, since I do not want to overwhelm you, I’m keeping Bibles and Rosaries out of this list because I have two posts dedicated solely to those incredibly important – and forever BEST – Catholic Gifts.
If you are searching for a Bible – go here: 5 People on Your Gift List That Need a New Bible
If you are searching for a Rosary – go here: Not Your Grandma’s Rosaries
The Best Gifts for Catholic Men in 2023
The Hallow App – one of the best gifts to give this year!
This app has revolutionized prayer for the modern man and woman. It’s convenient, it’s relevant and completely accessible. I mean, even Mark Wahlberg likes it, so it’s gotta be a great man gift!
If you have a man on your list that doesn’t know what he wants, I highly suggest giving the Hallow app as a gift!
Books from Ascension Press
As the head of the family, husbands and fathers might enjoy diving deeper into our rich faith and having references on hand when insightful questions are asked.
A Catholic Guide to the Old Testament by Jeff Cavins, Jeffrey Morrow, Biff Rocha and Andrew Swafford
- Now Catholics can be invigorated in the study of Scripture, connect with the story of God’s Chosen People, and uncover new meaning in the Old Testament’s narrative with A Catholic Guide to the Old Testament. This comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the Old Testament seeks to unveil the mysteries of Divine Revelation contained in the Old Testament and unlock the hidden details of this God-given text. With this Catholic guide, readers will no longer wonder how each of the Old Testament’s books contributes to the narrative of Scripture or struggle to understand its main characters, historical context, and literary forms.
- Catechism of the Catholic Church, Ascension Edition
- The Catechism contains the truth and beauty of the Catholic Faith’s most foundational teachings applied to the modern day. The Catechism of the Catholic Church, Ascension Edition makes the wisdom of this foundational document accessible through the Foundations of Faith color-coded approach. This award-winning, exclusive, specially designed edition clearly shows the ancient roots of the Faith and is the Catechism used with the chart-topping Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) podcast. There has never been an edition of the Catechism so revolutionary for Catholics seeking to understand the teachings of the Catholic Faith.
All time classic: Candy made by the Trappistine’s. My dad says it “tastes heavenly”!
Sock Religious had fantastic gifts! This small business was started by a Catholic husband and is an overall great company. These gifts are practical and bring about a smile to those who receive it. I gave my brother the Saint Anthony ones because he is ALWAYS looking for his keys, phone, wallet . . . He appreciated them and wears them too!
The Best Gifts for Catholic Women in 2023
Let’s start with a few of my FAVORITE CATHOLIC THINGS!
I wear my PWC sweatshirts often – just because they are so comfortable! The other day I was wearing it food shopping and another customer looked at my shirt, read it out loud, smiled and said “LOVE IT” and then he said, “my wife would love that”. His smile was contagious. I saw him three isles later and he was still smiling and complimented my shirt again. I said, “always prayer first” and he said “AMEN”.
It put extra joy in my day!
The tumbler is great for BYO events! It’s also nice to have if you like to sit outside around a fire and have a glass of wine 🙂
My three “everyday” Catholic products are
my Miraculous Medal necklace from Telos Jewelry
and my belt bag from Be a Heart and
my earrings from 12th & Blossom!
I can honestly say I use and wear these daily!
My favorite new products are:
My rosaries have been haphazardly in my purses for years. I can not wait to give at least on Rosary a home in this adorable pouch (mine is purple with a rainbow on it)! Remember, if you want to gift someone a pouch and a Rosary, check out my Not Your Grandma’s Rosary post!
The Cozy Wife’s shop should win an award for “best stocking stuffer ideas” for Catholics this year! Those keychains and stickers, plus the Rosary pouches and the cozies – yes please!!!
A new book! I highly recommend giving Theology of Style: Expressing the Unique and Unrepeatable You
I am diving in and taking notes right now. I’m learning so much. I highly recommend this book to women who have young daughters. There’s a ton of “styles” out there now that do not reflect the immense beauty God created in each young woman. This book will help when conversations arise that involve modesty and simply making the best decisions, without compromising each individual’s unique identity.
More ideas for women:
Catholic Candle from Pax Rosa
Choose Joy Mug from His Girl Sunday/ Liturgy Market
Sock Religious “no show” socks.
The Hallow App! Women LOVE this app. I starting using it about a month ago. Not only do I use it for my own prayer and learning, but my daughter loves listening to the Saint Stories for kids that are also on this app! When she was home sick and I was working around the house, she was so content and peaceful listening and learning about the Saints!
The Best Gifts For Catholic Teens and College Students
For teen girls, think cozy! A blanket, a hot cocoa or coffee mug and a book!!
Since this age can be a challenge with all things, faith is not always their favorite thing. So, I’ve kept that in mind with these gift ideas.
One book I suggest is a new YA novel written by Catholic Author Ginny Kochis. Although she is Catholic, this novel, Blink and We’ll Miss It, is categorized as “clean and wholesome romance”.
“Blink and We’ll Miss It is a poignant, swoon-worthy novel about finding the strength to forgive, the courage to move forward, and the vulnerability to fall in love.”
Just picture your favorite teen all cuddled up in a blanket with a prayer on it, holding her Catholic mug and reading a book that is good for her soul! Love it!
Fun Catholic gifts under $25 dollars:
Catholic keychains, these from The Cozy Wife are my first recommendation!
Catholic Friendship bracelets from Refuge Rosaries (know any Taylor Swift fans???)
Saint Andrew Bracelet from House of Love and Laughter. I love this bracelet for two reasons – one, it’s so pretty and two, it may teach the teen about the Christmas novena – which encourages them to pray every day in Advent!
Catholic Gift Ideas for Teen Boys
Last year, my friend’s teen son specifically asked for a crucifix necklace to wear around his neck. This year, when I asked for gift suggestions for teen boys, another friend stated:
“My teen boy says a cross necklace, bc every guy wants a chain!“
This seems to be a welcome gift to young men. I chose to highlight the Saint Benedict Crucifix because it also includes a St. Benedict medal!
If you’d like to see another option, check out Studded Silver Crucifix, also available from Telos.
For teen boys, Voyage Comics is definitely a great store to grab a few things from! Not only do they have comics (and artists that have worked for Marvel), but they also have a section called Voyage Classics, non-fiction books, apparel and more!
My friend Holly wrote this and I think it’s awesome! One reviewer shared on Amazon:
My teen son loves the look of this adoration companion. He appreciates the examen as well as the thought provoking pages that help him focus on Jesus while he’s in His presence. Bonus is that it’s not “girly” but can be enjoyed and used by either males or females. It’s a great value for what you get!
Add this fidget pen for extra fun!
Sock Religious is a great gift!
The Best Gifts for Catholic Kids
For older boys:
I am so delighted to share that this book is climbing the charts over on Amazon. Be Yourself: a Journal for Catholic Boys is close to being in the Top 100 in several categories, which include Children’s Inspirational Books and Children’s Christian Prayer Books!
I wrote this book with boy’s interests in mind. Lots of crossing out instead of circling; a graffiti wall activity; making a plan (instead of writing a list); plus spiritual warfare and spiritual exercises that involve sports. PLUS, you can totally level-up your journal gift with this Upgrade Fidget Pen!
My 11 year old LOVES Voyage Comics! Highly recommend perusing their website and ordering a few things. Totally affordable, definitely a great gift!!!
For older girls (the tween years):
A blanket and a Be Yourself Journal!!! In a world that is sending so many confusing messages, the Be Yourself Journal invites girls to explore their identity with hope and joy! They learn what it means to know, love and serve the Lord and how that is an incredibly rewarding adventure!
The book has plenty of places to color, a “prayer style” quiz, letters from Saints and even a two-page spread where girls can “design a prayer room”. There are some pages that are “just for fun” and others that will help navigate feelings and develop a prayer life. I just talked to an older teen yesterday and she told me when she got the Be Yourself Journal – around the age of 11 – she “used her journal every day!!”
I think the perfect blanket to pair with this journal would be the Fruits of the Spirit blanket by Blessed Be God Boutique!
And the just released Catholic Friendship bracelets from Refuge Rosaries (know any Taylor Swift fans???)
For both boys and girls (ages 3 to 7)
My 6 year old twins love playing with Saintly Heart’s alphabet puzzle! Especially my 6-year old boy!
My daughter loves playing with blocks, and Saintly Heart’s Saint blocks are her favorite! (We add them in to our wooden block collection and it really does increase the fun!!!)
All 3 of my children enjoy playing Catholic Family Crate’s card games and really enjoy their Pray By Sticker Books! Shop Catholic Family Crate for joint family gifts or that child on your list that loves games and the “paint by sticker” activity books!
Sock Religious kid socks! I’m so excited to give my daughter the Saint Therese’ ones this year. Both my sons already have several pairs!
Shining Light dolls – this store just keeps getting bigger and better!
Our twins love doing the puzzles, my older son loves the wooden Mass kit, the rag dolls and re-usable sticker activity books are just a few of the incredible toys you’ll find at Shining Light Dolls!
I bought my niece a plush Jesus doll from Shining Light Dolls and her sister kept taking it. My brother ended up ordering her sister one because it was loved by both of them so much!!!
Their new Advent Wreath for kids is AMAZING! They also have play Saint candles!!
My 6-year-old daughter just came in and gave me another idea (she pointed to this beautiful necklace and said “I want this!!!”. She loves jewelry and keychains. This 12th & Blossom necklace is lovely and since she seems to have a bond with the Little Flower, I might just get it for her!
Books are such great gifts for kids. My children LOVE being read to and it really can spark some beautiful conversations.
A few months ago, my daughter told me “The Night the Saints Saved Christmas” was her “favorite Saint book”. For my son (and me, let’s be honest hahaha) I just bought the new Saintly Creatures: 14 Tales of Animals and Their Holy Companions book published by Word on Fire.
I have also had my eye on this one:
The Mass and the Manger: My Interactive Christmas Story by Jennifer Sharpe
- This creative Christmas story is designed to guide children ages 6–10 in discovering the profound meaning of Christmas and its connection to the Mass. Beautiful text and pictures tell the story of the first Christmas while full-page flaps unfold a parallel story as a boy and his younger sister meet Jesus in the Eucharist at midnight Mass on Christmas. By interacting with the flaps, children will discover the parallels of the nativity story and the Mass, and enter deeper into Christmas. Featuring rhyming text, vibrant illustrations, and full-page, open-out flaps, this book helps parents make Christmas spiritually meaningful for children.
Catholic Christmas Gifts for Babies and Toddlers
Shining Light Dolls has teethers, wooden toys, dolls and more!
The Little Rose Shop introduced the “Where is Jesus Quiet Book” and I thing it’s the most adorable fabric book I have ever seen!
More gift ideas here: The Cozy Catholic Christmas Catalog
Marian spinners let children discover Mary in a unique and tactile way. Maybe they want Mary to have a beautiful crown, holding baby Jesus, with an angel beneath her feet? Or angels surrounding her, in a fancy dress, and clouds holding her up? All these aspects of Mary work together to create our Blessed Mother.
Please note, older children will “borrow” this toy from time to time!
Studio Senn also came out with a Catholic Seek and Find Book this year!
More gift ideas here: The Cozy Catholic Christmas Catalog
Enter the GIVEAWAY!!!
ONE PERSON WILL WIN:
A chrism candle from Pax Rosa
A blanket from Blessed Be God Boutique
3 Books from Ascension Press: The Mass and the Manger, Theology of Style and A Catholic Guide to the Old Testament
Stickers from The Cozy Wife
Several gifts from Shining Light Dolls
A pair of earrings from 12th & Blossom
A card game and a bag from Catholic Family Crate
and MORE!!! (let me surprise you!!!)