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Whether you are the Godparent or sponsor; parent, grandparent, Aunt or Uncle . . . it’s nice to get some new ideas for gifts around the Sacrament Season.
This week I will be honored to stand as my niece’s sponsor. Somehow she’s going to high school next year! My how time flies.
Being given the chance to stand as her sponsor, I can’t help but think of my sister, who is now in her 30’s. Years ago, I was her sponsor too.
I’m feeling compelled to give them both gifts.
Do you desire to give gifts that inspire? Are you looking for some “holy but trendy” gifts that hopefully will be treasured and will increase the recipients faith?
Here are some suggestions:
Updated Sacrament Catalog 2022! Many more ideas for Confirmation gifts included :). Get it here: Sacraments Gift Guide (2022)
Ok, that’s not inspiring. But honestly, I look back on those Sacraments and I am so grateful my parents threw me a party and my Aunts and Uncles gave me money. That money went into my savings and stayed there for a little while. It helped me go to my prom, and eventually grew into college tuition money. It’s not unique, but it is helpful and it is appreciated. However, I suggest you give something with it. Here are some ideas:
Tee-shirt with a Trendy Rosary
This is a great gift for a young woman or young man from teens to adults.
For the men:
A great message for every Christian to remember when times are tough and they need to push through.THE WORLD OFFERS YOU
YOU WERE NOT MADE FOR COMFORT
YOU WERE MADE FOR
-Pope Benedict XVI
Add the coolest Rosary ever (in my opinion):
I am a huge fan of Pio Prints Tees! Pio Prints has so many inspiring, strong, empowering quotes on soft, stylish shirts. They are my favorite Catholic tees! See all the choices here: Pio Print Tees for women and youth. As for the Rosary to pair it with, I LOVE a Rosary that is also a bracelet, like this one by Relics by Rose.
Relics by Rose has a variety of beautiful bracelets!
A Cozy Catholic Blanket!
This Ave Maria Blanket is lovely! Made by Petite Fleur Studios, this sweet & feminine design makes this throw blanket a perfect Confirmation gift or birthday gift for a special lady in your life! This soft silk touch throw blanket that’s ideal for lounging on the couch during chilly evenings.
From Saint Michael to Bl. Pier Giorgio – these socks are such a unique, fun and practical gift! I love how you can get them for guys and girls! Here are a few favorites! Sock Religious has a ton of saints to choose from!
And these are not just for women. My dad, who still lifts weights almost every day (true story) and is in his 60’s wears one. His looks like this: Silver Toned Oval Miraculous Medal
For girls and women,
and Give Love and Blessings all have a great selection.
More gift ideas in this post: 13 Gifts that Will Make You a Rockstar Godparent
A Catholic Bible! I probably should have made that number one on the list.
For women, there are a few journaling bibles out there.
Journaling Bibles are AWESOME!
***If you purchase a journaling bible, please include these awesome Bible Journaling Stickers from Katie at LookToHimandBeRadiant they are so perfect for the new Bible Journaler! Add some journal colored pens from DaySpring and colored pencils too!!
For men, The Catholic Mens Bible was published by Father Larry Richards (he is such a motivational speaker!!).
For a younger recipient consider the Catholic Youth Bible
Some other books to seriously consider are:
And, of course, Be Yourself: A Journal for Catholic Girls
And now there is Be Yourself: A Catholic Journal for Boys!!!
is designed for boys to understand their identity and individuality, with the help of their Catholic faith.
Packed full of great art, quizzes, journaling questions, quotes from the saints, Scripture verses, and passages from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Be Yourself journal helps boys become the men God created them to be.
Ages 9 and up.
want more gift ideas? Check out 13 Gifts that Will Make You a Rockstar Godparent
– I love this for the junior high student (but know some grown up women that love them too)! Just Love Prints has two right now – one that says, “Be Not Afraid” in JPII’s handwriting and the other is in Blessed Pier Giorgio’s handwriting!
It’s a great reminder that throughout life, they will be a spiritual warrior!
In all circumstances, hold faith as a shield, to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the hemet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
Ephesians 6: 16-17
A new product made by Pink Salt Riot!
The Joy Box was created to give you the opportunity to give with abandon to those around you. It includes $85 or more in Pink Salt Riot product each quarter at a cost of just $25 with free domestic shipping ($12 international shipping). But unlike other subscription boxes it comes with a challenge to give away at least half of everything that comes in it.
If I am being perfectly honest here . . .
I want one of these!
A fond childhood memory of mine is a sticker collection!
In fact, I wrote a whole post on Catholic Stickers! Catholic Sticker Heaven!