2019 Christmas Gift Ideas & Stocking Stuffers {Plus Another Sleighful of Giveaways}

by | Dec 3, 2019 | Gift Guide | 105 comments

It’s time for this year’s list of “Christmas Gift Ideas” and another “Sleighful of Giveaways!” It’s taken me a little longer than usual to pull it together, while holding a sweet little baby, but it’s finally ready to share. You can find the lists from the last four years here, herehere and here, as well as even more Catholic gift ideas listed in my past Easter posts as well: 100+ Easter Basket Stuffers & Catholic Gift Ideas and Easter Symbols: Catholic Gift Ideas. Some of the items below have been featured in the past but they are still favorites.

Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to enter the giveaway for a chance to win one of 20 PRIZES with a combined value of over $1,700! Please keep these Catholic businesses and authors in mind when shopping for gifts this Christmas season! 

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Links to St. Augustine Academy Press, Etsy, Holy HeroesChewsLife and SocksReligoius are affiliate links. 

.: Fun New Finds for Advent and Christmas 2019 :.

  1. My Book of the Church’s Year from St. Augustine Academy Press 
  2. The Lord is My Shepherd 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
  3. Christmas Carols (Little Golden Book) – I shared pictures of this sweet book here
  4. Joyful Mysteries Rosary Blocks from Almond Rod Toys
  5. Road to Bethlehem from Holy Heroes
  6. Merry Christmas Mug from Annie Quigley
  7. Christmas Around the Fire: Stories, Essays, & Poems for the Season of Christ’s Birth
  8. Nativity Socks from Socks Religious – FREE SHIPPING with code BFSHIP (ends 12/2)
  9. The First Christmas

.: Advent and Christmas Music :. 

** Some of these have unlimited free streaming included with Prime on Amazon! **
  1. Advent at Ephesus
  2. Adventus 
  3. Legends of St. Nicholas
  4. Caroling at Ephesus
  5. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring: Christmas with The Dominican Sisters of Mary
  6. Catholic Songs for Children – includes: Gather Round the Crib at Christmas and The Best Christmas Present of All
.: Feast of St. Nicholas :. 

  1. St. Nicholas Block from Almond Rod Toys and Saint Nicholas Cookie Stamp from Rycraft
  2. St. Nicholas Christmas Necktie
  3. Ostheimer St. Nicholas with St. Nicholas’s Helper
  4. St. Nicholas and the Nine Gold CoinsReview can be found here.
  5. St. Nicholas Chocolate Coins (Here is my FREE document for this new updated version! You can find my original St. Nicholas Chocolate Coins in the archives.) 
  6. Drinking with St. Nick: Christmas Cocktails for Sinners and Saints from the author of Drinking with the Saints: The Sinner’s Guide to a Holy Happy Hour
  7. Santa’s Priority (new book) and St. Nicholas Doll from Marzipantz *Disclaimer: Marcy’s beautiful dolls sell out in minutes when she lists them for sale! Follow her on Instagram for updates and availability.  
  8. Kids St. Nicholas Socks from Socks Religious
  9. Saint Nicholas (and Woodland St. Nick) from Armadillo Dreams

.: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe :.

  1. Our Lady of Guadalupe: The Graphic Novel
  2. Our Lady of Guadalupe from Prayer Pillowcases
  3. Our Lady of Guadalupe Rosary Bracelet from ChewsLife
  4. December Saints from Almond Rod Toys
  5. Cloak of Roses – Our Lady of Guadalupe from Regina Martryum Productions
  6. Our Lady of Guadalupe from Shining Light Dolls
  7. Marian Grotto Our Lady of Guadalupe Kit from Sacred Heart Books and Gifts
  8. NEW: St. Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe from Marzipantz *Disclaimer: Marcy’s beautiful dolls sell out in minutes when she lists them for sale! Follow her on Instagram for updates and availability.  
  9. NEW: Guadalupe Doll from Armadillo Dreams
We also love the Our Lady of Guadalupe Puzzle, if you can find it, 
and we usually celebrate with an Our Lady of Guadalupe Brunch or Dinner!
.: Santa Lucia Day :.
  1. St. Lucia 8×10 Print (and notecards!) from Sleightholm Folk Art
  2. Starboy Hat and Star Set
  3. St. Lucy Block from Almond Rod Toys and LuciaGod JulDala Horse and Lucia Crown Cookie Stamps from Rycraft
  4. Lucia Saint of Light
  5. Lucia Crown (5 Candle version… Ours is for Seven Candles) for Real Candles
  6. Lucia Morning in Sweden
  7. Saint Lucy from Shining Light Dolls 
  8. NEW: Santa Lucia Doll from Marzipantz *Disclaimer: Marcy’s beautiful dolls sell out in minutes when she lists them for sale! Follow her on Instagram for updates and availability.  
  9. NEW: Lighted Porcelain Santa Lucia Statue

.: Favorite Advent and Christmas Puzzles :.
Our family loves putting together puzzles during Advent and Christmas. 
Here are some of our past favorite 1000 piece puzzles that are still available to purchase: 
  1. The Invitation (Noah’s Ark – perfect for with Jesse Tree) – more pictures in the archives
  2. All Will Adore Him Jigsaw Puzzle – similar to this one in the archives
  3. Glorious Nativity Jigsaw Puzzle  – more pictures in the archives
  4. Stained Glass Holy Night Jigsaw Puzzle 
  5. Forest Nativity Shaped Jigsaw Puzzle 
  6. Holy Family Jigsaw Puzzle 
  7. Heaven on Earth Jigsaw Puzzle 
  8. Stained Glass Nativity Jigsaw Puzzle 
  9. Midnight Mass
And here are nine new suggestions we found while looking for a couple new puzzles for this year!
  1. Peaceful Night (550 Piece) 
  2. A Traditional English Christmas (300 Piece) 
  3. Church in Snow (300 Piece) 
  4. Christmas Parade (1000 Piece) 
  5. Evening Nativity (550 Piece) 
  6. Festive Moments (1000 Piece) 
  7. Sledding Hill (1000 Piece)
  8. ‘Twas the Twilight Before Christmas (1000 Piece)
  9. Christkindlmarkt (1000 Piece)

.: Favorite Nativity Sets :.

These are some of the nativity sets our family has collected over the years. We have Fisher Price, Playmobil and Shining Light Doll Nativities too, but I especially love our wooden versions! I also love our Schleich Nativity but it’s hard to find. It looks like Safari is now making a Nativity Toob!
  1. Kurt Adler Wooden Nativity Advent Calendar with 24 Magnetic Figures
  2. Nativity Tea Light Candle Lantern 
  3. Nativity Fabric Advent Calendar
  4. Fontanini Holy Family
  5. A Child Is BornThree Kings, and Shepherds and Sheep from Naturally Catholic
  6. Wooden Nativity from Armadillo Dreams 
  7. Childrens Nativity Blocks Starter Set and Deluxe Wooden Nativity Set from Almond Rod Toy
  8. Ostheimer Nativity Set Full Size – This was a gift a couple years ago and we’ve been adding to the collection. Available from Bella Luna
  9. Ostheimer MINI Nativity

Once again our children helped again with this year’s “Christmas Gift Ideas” post. I had them each list nine gift ideas for me to share with you all. Here are their answers:

Please note: In addition to their stockings, our children usually unwrap three gifts from my husband and I on Christmas morning – something they need, something they want, and one other gift which is usually faith based. We draw names on the first Sunday of Advent for Christkindl and end with a family Christkindl gift exchange. It’s always the first thing they want to do after our morning prayers (or morning Mass if we didn’t make it to the Midnight Mass) on Christmas Day! They also receive a stack of books either on Christmas or Epiphany. The gifts listed below have been received over a number of different years/occasions.

.: Captain’s Picks – Age 19 :.

Even though the boys are on the other side of the country, I still asked them to help! 
Here is what he sent me when I said what has been the most helpful this year: 

  1. Gift Card (Amazon-cuz they have everything)
  2. Food 😂 (gift card or actual food
  3. Fun t-shirts are a definite keep 😂  *He got this Oregon Roots T-Shirt last year.*
  4. Ties -(dressy clothes I guess)  *Sasquatch Spotted is a newer favorite. He also loves his Star Wars Line Drawing Tie and Irish Flag Tie*
  5. Laptop 
  6. ENO Hammock with Suspension System *He has the 2016 National Park Service Centennial DoubleNest Hammock in Forest Green.*
  7. Audible Subscription/Credits 
  8. Noise Canceling Headphones (I guess so you can study better? 😜
  9. Tens and Twenties… for college (I think I already suggested that one year though.) 
.: Ranger’s Picks – Age 17 :.
He never got back to me – too many papers and exams to study for at the moment- so I started putting this year’s list together for him.. I may update it later but it’s time to wrap up this post! 
  1. Ranger’s Apprentice Books and The Brotherband Chronicles (He’ll be receiving this year’s brand new release of Brotherband: Return of the Temujai. Shhhh!) 
  2. Spikeball – A gift from last Christmas and so fun!
  3. Kan Jam – Another fun outdoor game! We bought it for their graduation party.
  4.  Plus all the things Captain mentioned above. 
.: Chiquita’s Picks – Age 14 :.

  1. Irish Dance Shoe/Heart/Birthstone Necklace
  2. Genesis Archery Bow and Arrows (She received this in 2016 and it’s still a favorite… She’s hoping for a new target this Christmas!) 
  3. Irish Dance Ghillie Bag
  4. Blessed Be God Prayer Book
  5. Who’s Your Hero Catholic T-Shirt
  6. Marian Consecration for Children (She loves the Narnia references too!) 
  7. Spring Birds Paint-by-Number Series (blog posts here
  8. Simplified Planner with Gold Cover
  9. Hand-embroidered Scapular from StellaMarigoldArt and skirts from Baby My Love

.: Snuggles’ Picks – Age 12 :.

  1. The Saints Chronicles Collections (He has 123 and 4
  2. Saint Goals Youth T-Shirt
  3. Rollerblades Spitfire XT
  4. War Horse DVD
  5. Payday Retro
  6. LEGO Creator Sets and City Sets (Last Christmas he loved the LEGO Creator Modular Modern Home.)
  7. The Grizzled Cooperative Card Game
  8. WWI/WWII Chest Rig Reproduction
  9. Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood

.: Rose’s Picks – Age 9 :.

  1. Rollerblade Spitfire XT Girl’s Adjustable Fitness Inline Skate
  2. 15″ Pink Sequined Nutcracker from Pier 1 – I’m hoping to share the pictures from her Nutcracker Themed birthday party she had last year soon! 
  3. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  4. Fairy Tale Cottage Dollhouse and Ostheimer Figures – I purchased them from The Wooden Wagon (Right now you can save 10% with coupon code THANKFUL19 until 12/2) 
  5. Calico Critters including this cute little family
  6. eeBoo Sketch Book
  7. Little Saint Therese Paper Dolls
  8. Chunky Soft Cable Knit Beanie (White) 
  9. St. Therese of Lisieux Quote Mug
.: Bud’s Picks – Age 7 :.

In addition to our collection of Lincoln Logs, Playmobil, Thomas Wooden Railway, and LEGO, here are some more favorites that Bud loves… 
  1. Interlocking Wooden Blocks from Nova Natural are still one of his favorites
  2. Last year our youngest son really wanted 🎶“a hippopotamus for Christmas!🎶 and he was so excited to find one in his stocking! He’s already got his green alligators and (his sisters) long-necked geese so this year he’s really hoping for 🎶 some humpty-backed camels and some chimpanzees!”🎶 – Ostheimer Noah’s Ark, Figures, and Animals have been past gifts and they are played with daily. I plan to add the camels and monkey to his collection this year and maybe a few others. Like all handcrafted wooden toys, these are an investment, but they are so beautiful and definitely heirloom quality. I always watch for sales from Bella Luna Toys and The Wooden Wagon
  3. Fagus Fire Truck (Available Fagus Toys from Amazon and The Wooden Wagon – The Fire Truck he received last Christmas was a limited edition!❤️)
  4. LEGO City Forest Tractor
  5. Stratego Board Game
  6. Rubberband Gun
  7. River Otter Plush – Another loved gift from his Godparents along with his Red Fox. All of the Wild Republic stuffed animals are great. 
  8. St. Francis of Assisi Prayer Pillowcase
  9. Melissa and Doug Car Carrier

.: Grace’s Picks – Age 2 :.
  1. Lady Saints Leggings and Twirl Dress(es) from Baby My Love 
  2. Wooden Tea Set (ours is an older version from her older sisters)
  3. Olli Ella Strolley
  4. Little Books for Catholic Kids 
  5. Her new sister is at the top of her list of favorites. She also really loves Noah and Charlotte
  6. Build-a-Bouquet Floral Arrangement (another favorite hand-me-down at the moment) 
  7. Plush Dog House – She loves all doggies so much! 
  8. Guac is Extra Bib – Bella Tunno makes great bibs! 
  9. Wooden Story 5 Across Stacking Toy 
.: Lily’s Picks – Age 3 Months :.

  1. Vintage Blooms Rosary and Miraculous Medal Pacifier Clip from Chews Life (We don’t have these colors yet but I might get them for her. Her older siblings have the Rosary in Pink, Grey and Also available at Amazon here.) 
  2. Baby Girl Headbands and Bows
  3. A Swan’s Tale Swaddle Blanket and Harlow the Swan (little size) from Cuddle and Kind
  4. The elephant I bought her for Christmas is currently sold out… But how cute is this little guy?! I might have to get it for her at some point, especially since it matches her fairy doll so nicely. 
  5. Saranoni Ballet Slipper Pink Lush Baby Blanket and Spiced Blossom Swaddle
  6. Fairy Doll
  7. Lace Bonnet
  8. Freshly Picked Soft Sole Mocassins 
  9. Little Unicorn Hooded Towel Set
.: Gift Ideas for Catholic Women :.
  1. My Vocation is Love Mug
  2. Around the Year with the Von Trapp Family – I have a treasured vintage out of print copy of this book and love that it’s back in print! 
  3. Hand Embroidered Scapulars from StellaMarigoldArt
  4. Olive Oil and Balsamic Club Subscription – $42 every three months. The only subscription I’ve had for years and still love! 
  5. Roman Catholic Daily Missal (1962) and Blessed Be God Prayer Book with Missal Covers
  6. Catholic Aprons from Catholic Cuisine
  7. A Mother’s Prayer Pocket Rosary in Pink Gemstone – I was given this years ago following one of my miscarriages and treasure it. I purchased another to give to a friend this year on the anniversary of the loss of her sweet little St. Fiona. It’s a lovely gift to give to any mother who is expecting a baby or who has lost a little one. 
  8. We and Our Children: How to Make a Catholic HomeAnother (reprinted) favorite from back when I was a young mother. 
  9. My Vocation is Love T-Shirt
.: Gift Ideas for Catholic Men :.

Thank you, Sean, for this list and commentary! 
  1.  Very Rugged BLACK MONK ROSARY with Gunmetal Crucifix – “Good looking manly rosary where the Our Father beads are easily distinguished from the Hail Marys. The flat black coloured beads are unique and appealing. The paracord makes the rosary hard to break. And the crucifix is traditional quality.”
  2. The Great Siege, Malta 1565: Clash of Cultures: Christian Knights Defend Western Civilization Against the Moslem Tide – “A must read for all Catholic men.” 
  3. Manual for Men – “A timely book written for the American Catholic man. The very good and orthodox Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix presents strong and succinct direction for living out the Catholic Faith in our culture.”
  4. My Catholic Faith – The classic 1954 edition of this fabulous catechism is available again.
  5. Crusader Knights Templar Cross Baseball Hat – “What dad wouldn’t like a Knights Templar Cross ball cap? Hmmmmm????”
  6. Very Rugged Paracord Military Rosary in Rattlesnake Color – “Unique copper coloured beads and crucifix on this hard to break rosary with distinguishable Our Father beads make this a very appealing gift for the Catholic dad.”
  7. Manual for Spiritual Warfare – “Paul Thigpen, Ph.D., the editor of TAN Books, delivers another good manual for men to engage in spiritual warfare. Comes in an appealing nice rugged leather cover.”
  8. In Sinu Jesu: When Heart Speaks to Heart — The Journal of a Priest at Prayer
  9. St. Benedict Medal Catholic Apron from Catholic Cuisine
.: 2020 Catholic Calendars and Planners :.
  1. 2020 Traditional Latin Mass Calendar from FSSP (Extraordinary Form) 
  2. 2020 Catholic Calendar from Saints Galore (Ordinary Form + Extraordinary Form) 
  3. 2020 Drinking with the Monks Wall Calendar from TAN (Ordinary Form + Extraordinary Form)
  4. 2020 Saints Calendar and 16 Month Daily Planner from TAN (Ordinary Form + Extraordinary Form -My husband and I both use this every year!)
  5. 2020 The Life of Our Lord Wall Calendar from TAN (Ordinary Form + Extraordinary Form)
  6. The Catholic Daily Planner™ (Ordinary Form + Extraordinary Form)
  7. 2020 The Angels Wall Calendar from TAN (Ordinary Form + Extraordinary Form)
  8. 2020 Catholic Liturgical Calendar Bundle (Ordinary Form – Would love to see this in Extraordinary Form too!) 
  9. 2020 Mary and the Saints Wall Calendar from TAN (Ordinary Form + Extraordinary Form)

.: A Sleighful of Giveaways :.

There will be one winner for each of the following 20 PRIZES with a COMBINED VALUE OF OVER $1,700!!! 
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Prize #1 – Set of two 100% Pro-Life Sweatshirts, two 100% Pro-Life T-Shirts, two Life Defender T-Shirts, ten Pro-Life Stickers, two Car Magnets and five Buttons sponsored by Culture of Life Studies Program (value $153.00)

Shower of Roses readers can always save 20% off their entire order using the code: ROSES20

Congratulations, Sarah H! 
There are so many beautiful gift ideas on this list! My top choices are 1, 6, 9, and 18. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. Wishing you and your family a blessed Advent!

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Congratulations, Katy!
I’d love to see what you did for the Nutrcracker themed birthday. Do you have a favorite book edition? My 8 year is starting to show an interest. I went ahead and got her the pink sequined one. Thanks! 🙂 …. # 2,9,15, and 17″

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Prize #3 – Deluxe Blue Game Mat, SaintCards Duel Starter/Booster Set, Roman Canon Expansion, Stigmatists’ Expansion, Bilocators’ Expansion, and Special Edition Nativity Jesus Card sponsored by Saint Cards (value $122.00)

Congratulations, Amelia! 
Thanks for the giveaway! I always like to see what’s new. My favorite prizes are 2,3,4,10,13,14,16,19. Have a blessed Advent!”

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Prize #4 – 15 Rosary Blocks: 5 Glorious, 5 Joyful, 5 Sorrowful Mysteries. Prayers on the back by St. Louis de Montfort sponsored by Almond Rod Toys (value $119.00)

Congratulations, Karen H!
“I can’t BELIEVE all the great goodies you’ve rounded up! We’re all feeling like kids in a candy shop just scrolling through these! The votes are in, we would love to win any of these #’s: 1,3,4,5,6,9 or 11. God bless you and yours!”

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Prize #5 – The complete five-book West Brothers series, which includes Roland West, Loner; Life-Changing Love; Battle for His Soul; Standing Strong; and Roland West, Outcast. Plus Secrets: Visible & Invisible (which contains a West Brothers short story, along with 6 other short stories from Catholic Teen Books authors). And a prayer warrior rosary with metal beads and paracord sponsored by author Theresa Linden (value $108.94)

Congratulations, Erin!
I would love the teen books, the preschool pack, the girls nail polish, the almond rod toys, or the Elizabeth Ann seton box. Thank you so much!”

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Prize #6 – $50 Gift Certificate for Leah’s Legacy Web Store (perfect for designing a custom Missal Cover!), Saint Benedict Apron, and two embroidered rosary pouches (Winner’s Choice!) sponsored by MissalCovers.com (value $104.00)

Congratulations, S. George!
“Thank you so very much for offering these amazing giveaways!! My favorites in order are: #6, #16, #2, #7, and #3. :). God bless you!”
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Prize #7 – Set of 8 Cookie Stamps with Recipe Booklet (Includes: #416 – Snow Star, #463 – Christmas Ornament, #020 – Frosty, #034-18 – Heralding Angels, #023 – Holly Sprig (1), #030 – Christmas Tree, # 368 – Nativity and #271 – Jolly Santa) sponsored by Rycraft Cookie Stamps (value $103.92)

Congratulations, Katherine Salazar!
“#4, 6, 7, 8, and 15 are my favorites!! What a fabulous giveaway!”

Congratulations, Amy Moses!
“Lots of lovely ideas!”

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Prize #9 – Three T-Shirts of the Winner’s Choice sponsored by Catholic T-Shirt Club (value $78.00)

Get a free $10 credit for Catholic T-Shirt Club when you buy any subscription. 
Use coupon: REFSNYRV9UFS3

Congratulations, Beth!
“Would love to win the tshirts”
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Prizes #10 -Do you enjoy crafting or have teens that do? Well this was made just for you from SaongJai! Includes: Large Scapular Kit (Wool panels, string, image panels, thread, and instructions. Only small and medium kits are available for sale.), Stone Rosary Kit (stone beads crucifix, center, and other materials), Vinyl Holy Water Bottle Stickers (A page of durable and beautiful floral holy water stickers. Place them on glass bottles to make your own holy water bottles!), Catholic Prayers Digital Prints PDF, Marian Quote Coloring Pages PDF, Madonna & Child Gift Gift Tags PDF, and Old World Master Printable Christmas Cards PDF sponsored by SaongJai (value $77.60)

Congratulations, Kate!

“Thanks for all the work you put into this post!! Any prize would be lovely, especially the prize set with the scapular kit… Blessings to you!”

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Prize #11 – Set of 5 Faith-filled teen novels including The Perfect BlindsideAn Unexpected RoleWhere You LeadSecrets: Visible and Invisible and Gifts: Visible and Invisible from author Leslea Wahl (value $75.91) 

Congratulations, Mary Steck!

“Wow! You are amazing! What wonderful ideas! 

I would love to win the nail polishes, or the pillowcases, or the teen books or the ones for littles. Any of them, really we have a variety of kids in our house.”

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Prize #12 – Our Lady of Guadalupe Green Leggings in 12 month size and 28″x28″ lovey size Catholic Cotton Muslin Blanket and hand knit bonnet that is made to best suit 6-12 months sponsored by Baby My Love (value $75.00)
Congratulations, Jennifer!
“These are wonderful gift lists and amazing giveaways! My sweet newborn would love the Baby My Love set and the other younger kids would enjoy the Wanderlust Catholic subscription. Older kids like the tees, for sure. Thanks for the time you put in to share all of this. God bless!”
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Prize #13 – 1 year subscription to The Wanderlust Catholic! Each month, your family will receive a hand-lettered and illustrated letter exploring a Catholic treasure! (value $72.00)

Shower of Roses readers can always save 15% off the first 3 months of their subscription with coupon code: SHOWEROFROSES15
Congratulations, Meghan!

“How can I choose…2, 5, 10, 13, 16, 17…they would fit well in the current ages/stages. 
All of them are awesome though!”

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Prize #14 – St. Hubertus Patron of Hunters Catholic Rosary sponsored by Faith Beads (value $65.00)

Congratulations, Susan!
“Oh my gosh! What great gift ideas!! Thank you! I feel like you did my shopping for me — definitely added some stuff to my Amazon cart. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!”

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Prize #15 – Shower the little ones in your life with prayerful gifts this Christmas! Joseph and Leane are giving away this Prayer Pillowcases bundle specially chosen to nurture the faith in your little loves! Prayer Pillowcases are lovingly designed to bring Catholic art and prayer to families in practical way – who doesn’t use a pillowcase? 🙂 They have dozens of personalized designs for all ages. Looking for lasting stocking stuffers? Just roll and tie with a ribbon! Gift Bundle of 4 includes Angel of God Prayer in Pink and in Green, the Our Father and the Hail Mary Little Angels designs sponsored by PrayerPillowcases.com (value $59.80)
Pssst! Prayer Pillowcases is offering a code for FREE Personalization too.
Shop prayerpillowcases.com with coupon Roses2019 to get yours! 
(Coupon expires Dec. 15th.)

Congratulations, Vanessa!
“I love that you collect Nativities!! What a fun way to have the “reason for the season” displayed!!”

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Prize #16 – Beautiful Collection of Seven Nail Polishes sponsored Lisieux Nail Polish (value $56.00)

Congratulations, Abbey W!
“I am torn between the Almond Rod rosary blocks and the Lisieux nail polish set. While my children would love the rosary blocks (particularly during family rosary each night), the nail polish set could be shared among my female friends and family. Both would be a blessing!”

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Prize #17 – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Box sponsored Saints Around the World (value $55.00)

Congratulations, Jen Barbosa!
“So many inspired ideas here! I look forward to your list every year! My family would especially enjoy the Almond Rod rosary blocks or the Saints Around the World box.”

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Prize #18 – 33 Days to Morning Glory, 33 Days to Merciful Love, The Second Greatest Story Ever Told, and You Did It To Me sponsored by Sacred Heart Books and Gifts (value $53.84)

Congratulations, Katie!
“I love the Chews Life prize or any of the sets with books for kids or the 33 Days prize. Thanks for all of the amazing ideas!”

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Congratulations, Katrina Springer!
“I always love your ideas! I have used some items for my family almost every year”

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Prize #20 – Stack of Six Childrens Books: Jesus Savior of the World, Joseph, Guardian of the Holy Family, I Pray the Mass, I Pray Every Day, Jesus Invites Me to Mass, and Watch Over Me Little Angel (value $51.78)

Congratulations, Kate!
“So excited about this giveaway, especially the kiddo prizes!”
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  1. joy

    I collect Nativities and the ones here are beautiful also the Advent /Christmas music is great

    2019-12-03 01:12:32

  2. Dominique

    I would love to win number 16, 10, 7, or 5. Thanks! Dominique

    2019-12-03 01:17:58

  3. Molly

    So many good prizes! My top picks would be Chews Life, Wanderlust Catholic, Catholic TShirt Club, or the Almond Rid blocks.

    2019-12-03 01:24:12

  4. Karen

    This is amazing! Thanks for all you share with your readers!

    2019-12-03 01:36:51

  5. Julie

    I love how you have the kids' picks! Definitely has helped spark a few ideas for my crew.

    2019-12-03 01:41:27

  6. Natalie

    I have been waiting for your list! I love them so much!! I've had my eyes on the Almondrod rosary blocks this year but also chews life and the wanderlust subscription too. Another year well done, Jessica!

    2019-12-03 01:42:42

  7. Melanie

    I would love the book collection from My Little Nazareth! I ordered one of Kimberly's books already and love it!

    2019-12-03 01:46:27

  8. Tracy Smith

    Jessica, you are amazing and your posts are so full of great ideas and resources! I don’t know how you do it, but I’m glad you do! Thanks for another fabulous post and giveaway!

    2019-12-03 01:56:24

  9. Elisse Florance

    I love these lists every year and I feel like I know all these great businesses but this has a lot of new ones! Ready to shop!

    2019-12-03 02:01:39

  10. AMY M.

    I especially like the Chews Life, the Catholic T-shirt club, Saints Around the World and Patron Saints book set. Thanks for all the great gift recommendations too!

    2019-12-03 02:08:01

  11. Andrea R

    Oh my goodness! So many amazing ideas in this post, and the giveaway is tremendous! I would be happy to win # 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 13, 16, 19, or 1. Really, all of the items you are giving away are fantastic! Have a blessed Advent!

    2019-12-03 02:14:55

  12. Suzanne

    I would love to win the Fun New Finds for 2019 or any of the prizes really

    2019-12-03 02:22:21

  13. Anna Wolske

    I would love to win any of the books for teens or the St. Herbert rosary. I love reading your blog. It’s lovely! God bless you and your family!

    2019-12-03 02:43:08

  14. Jessica

    So many great ideas! I really needed gift ideas so this is great

    2019-12-03 03:12:56

  15. Brigid Hadzima

    You host such amazing giveaways! And I always check your gift suggestions for my own children! Thank you for sharing!

    2019-12-03 03:17:04

  16. Brittany

    I’d love the rosary blocks

    2019-12-03 03:23:50

  17. Nicole

    As always you have such wonderful ideas! Thank you for sharing and for the opportunity for such wonderful prizes!

    2019-12-03 03:34:26

  18. Candice

    So many! Hard to choose my favorites. I'd say Chews Life, Almond Rod, Hunter Rosary (my husband went hunting for the first time this year and they prayed the St. Hubert Novena. They didn't get anything though. Maybe next year!), Catholic T-shirt, Prayer Pillowcases…

    2019-12-03 03:36:43

  19. Mindy

    Would love the My Little Patron books!

    2019-12-03 03:40:29

  20. Lesly F

    Either 5 or 11 for my two teenagers

    2019-12-03 03:41:53

  21. Jess

    My kids are little, so I'd especially love #2, 8, 10, or 13!

    2019-12-03 03:45:30

  22. Erin

    Excellent gift ideas, thank you!

    2019-12-03 03:46:07

  23. Karen H

    I can't BELIEVE all the great goodies you've rounded up! We're all feeling like kids in a candy shop just scrolling through these! The votes are in, we would love to win any of these #'s: 1,3,4,5,6,9 or 11. God bless you and yours!

    2019-12-03 03:46:14

  24. Debbie

    Oh my! I cannot believe all the wonderful gift ideas! Thank you for putting this all together!

    2019-12-03 03:53:37

  25. Sara

    I’d love to win the cookie stamps or nail polish! 😊💕

    2019-12-03 03:55:23

  26. Sue K

    What a great list! Thanks to your family for pulling it together.

    2019-12-03 04:03:09

  27. Becky

    So many cool prizes really too hard to choose one. Wouldn't lean towards the baby ones as we do not have any babies anymore, but even if I did get one, I know a few families I would give it to!

    2019-12-03 04:13:36

  28. F Thomas

    Thank you for all of the wonderful ideas!

    2019-12-03 04:23:49

  29. Jody Eichner

    I would love to win any of these! #20 is a favorite.

    2019-12-03 04:25:35

  30. Courtney

    Thank you for sharing! You have such great suggestions. I look forward to your list every year. God bless!!

    2019-12-03 04:26:25

  31. Vanessa

    I love that you collect Nativities!! What a fun way to have the “reason for the season” displayed!!

    2019-12-03 04:40:43

  32. Amy T

    Amazing! It’s hard to choose a favorite. I really liked 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 17 and 18! I have several kids ranging from ages 6-20, so there is so much that would fit someone here! Thank you!!!

    2019-12-03 04:42:21

  33. Rachel

    Thanks for all the great ideas! I’ve been wanting to get the Saint Cards for my kids for a while now – they love learning about the Saints.

    2019-12-03 04:48:29

  34. Nicole

    I would love any of these, but oh my….that Chews Life set would be a dream for my new baby girl, Lillian….she was born only about a month after your new little darling!

    2019-12-03 04:51:38

  35. E. Tate

    I would love to win prize #4.

    2019-12-03 04:53:52

  36. Beth

    Jessica, These ideas and giveaway items are wonderful, as usual. My top choices would be #4, #7, #16, #17, #18, #19, and #20.

    2019-12-03 05:05:40

  37. Susan Peek

    Oh my goodness, what an amazing giveaway!

    2019-12-03 05:08:34

  38. Mary Conklin Benigar

    Thanks for the ideas! Hoping especially for the mysteries of the Rosary blocks or the Saints game.

    2019-12-03 05:20:33

  39. Sara

    These prizes are all amazing! I think I'd like #11 the most (I am always looking for more books for my teens to read!).

    2019-12-03 05:26:32

  40. Julie

    You always have the best giveaways!! Thank you so much, Jessica, for all that you share!!

    2019-12-03 05:28:56

  41. Raquel F

    My head is spinning, looking at all these wonderful gifts – a Catholic mom’s dream! I am so pleased you are still active here on this blog, as it’s the first liturgical living blog I ever visited. I would love to win this Almond Rod Toys blocks; I really wanted to snag some during her Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales but couldn’t manage it this year.

    2019-12-03 05:34:20

  42. Rachel

    I also think 4, 6, 7, 8, 13, 17, 19 would be a big hit around here. 😍

    2019-12-03 05:35:47

  43. Carla Filla

    Jessica, you are my go to gal for new Catholic Products. Those Marzipan dolls are adorable. I'm such a kid at heart. I want one for me! But for the giveaway, the teen mysteries look great for my children!

    2019-12-03 05:37:49

  44. Amy Ferguson

    Another amazing list! Thank you for taking the time to post these lists. I look forward to them each season.

    2019-12-03 05:38:30

  45. Jeanette

    These are such wonderful gift ideas and all of the prizes are amazing! I would enjoy any of the books or the baby my love set. I really enjoy your blog, you are a blessing to many.

    2019-12-03 05:44:12

  46. Kalen

    What an awesome giveaway!! I love so many of your suggestions! I especially love #8, #19, and #20!

    2019-12-03 05:49:05

  47. Carla Filla

    Jessica, you are my go to gal for new Catholic Products. Those Marzipan dolls are adorable. I'm such a kid at heart. I want one for me! I like the idea of winning teen books!

    2019-12-03 05:59:31

  48. Laura G

    It's that time of year again. I love it and your wonderful posts with so many great gift ideas. If my name is selected, I would like to win one of the following: #5, Catholic Teen Fiction; #7, Cookie Stamps; #9, Catholic T-Shirt Club; #11, Teen Novels; #16, Nail Polishes; and #17, Elizabeth Ann Seton Saint Box; Thank you very much!

    2019-12-03 05:59:35

  49. Amelia Wright

    Thanks for the giveaway! I always like to see what's new. My favorite prizes are 2,3,4,10,13,14,16,19. Have a blessed Advent!

    2019-12-03 06:09:58

  50. Izabela Zagorski

    My best friend is about to have her first baby (a girl) and I'm sure she would love the chews life rosary!

    2019-12-03 06:14:45

  51. Liz Sanchirico

    I’d love to win the three catholic t shirts!

    2019-12-03 07:36:51

  52. Mimi G

    Thank you Jessica for putting this together. So many great gift ideas and so many wonderful prizes. My favorites are 3,4,6, 13& 17

    2019-12-03 07:59:02

  53. Erin

    Not sure if your giveaway is open to readers outside of the USA, but if so, I'm in 🙂 Always love reading your gift ideas, struggling for ideas this year so looking closely

    2019-12-03 09:27:17

  54. Tawnya

    So many amazing ideas again this year, thank you!!!!

    2019-12-03 09:37:07

  55. Noreen

    Happy Advent! Thanks for the amazing giveaway! The rosary blocks, aprons, pillowcases or cookie cutters would be awesome.

    2019-12-03 10:06:32

  56. Carol Kennedy

    We would live to win #1,5,6,9,11,or 13!

    2019-12-03 11:18:29

  57. Kate

    Thanks for all the work you put into this post!! Any prize would be lovely, especially the prize set with the scapular kit… Blessings to you!

    2019-12-03 11:35:48

  58. Mindy L

    Thank you Jessica! This is such a wonderful resource for myself and family of eight. Thank you for all you do and for opportunity to enter the drawing. We would be grateful for any of the prizes but especially 4, 11, 14 or 19. God bless you, Happy Advent to you and your beautiful family. God bless.

    2019-12-03 12:02:55

  59. Jen Barbosa

    So many inspired ideas here! I look forward to your list every year! My family would especially enjoy the Almond Rod rosary blocks or the Saints Around the World box.

    2019-12-03 12:07:37

  60. Christine

    This was such a helpful post!! I did most of my Christmas shopping early this year, but this is great for those last few people I needed ideas for. And what an awesome giveaway!

    2019-12-03 12:29:58

  61. Christine

    This was such a helpful post!!

    2019-12-03 12:31:00

  62. Kathleen

    This is an amazing post with lots of new-to-me ideas. Thank you Jessica! My list of preferences would be 4, 3, 8, 13, 16, 19, 20, 2, 7, 6, 14, 1, 9, 5, 10, 15, 11, 12, 17, 18

    2019-12-03 12:35:40

  63. Carolyn

    I always love your Christmas posts. I look at them every year for ideas for my kiddos. We have similar enough ages! They always love the stuff you share. Thank you!

    2019-12-03 12:38:51

  64. Mary W

    Always enjoy seeing your Christmas lists. So many great ideas.

    2019-12-03 12:42:22

  65. Emily Snow

    Where do you find the time! Thank you for such detailed lists! I’ve never heard of some of these giveaway items! The West brother books look great and that St Hubert Rosary is beautiful!! Kaleigh collects Nativities so any of those would be fun to add. God bless you this season!

    2019-12-03 12:43:34

  66. Amanda

    I would especially love #4, #3, #6, and #18. Thank you!

    2019-12-03 12:43:52

  67. Amanda

    Thank you so much! I would be especially pleased to receive #4, #3, #6, #19.

    2019-12-03 13:07:56

  68. stampingpeace

    This is so much fun! We would love to win the Rosary Blocks. Thank you for the opportunity and a Blessed Advent to all!

    2019-12-03 13:39:40

  69. Erin

    The t-shirts, the Wanderlust Catholic letter, and the rosary blocks look so great!!

    2019-12-03 13:40:54

  70. Katelin

    Any of the prizes would be amazing! I would most love to win the Catholic teen books. My son loves to read but has recently decided not to read anything but Catholic books. Also would love an of the t-shirts or children books. Thanks for the ideas and giveaway!!

    2019-12-03 14:00:00

  71. Ward

    Thank you for all the wonderful gift ideas! I have always wanted to check out the Saint Cards #3 and would also like to win the Catholic T-shirt club prize #9 .

    2019-12-03 14:10:35

  72. Angela S

    Always so neat to see the Catholic items on your blog!

    2019-12-03 14:28:01

  73. Erin Sylvester

    What an amazing giveaway. I'd love to win any of the book giveaways or the rosary blocks!

    2019-12-03 14:40:59

  74. Amy

    You always have the best giveaways!

    2019-12-03 14:42:34

  75. Erin Sylvester

    Id love to win any of the book giveaways. Or the rosary blocks. My kids love to have so etching to hold and look at when we say the rosary!

    2019-12-03 14:43:34

  76. Amy

    You always have the best giveaways!

    2019-12-03 14:43:55

  77. Aimee

    Very impressive how much you can do. I love the religious socks!

    2019-12-03 14:50:12

  78. Carol A.

    I always find great books to purchase from your lists. Love giveaways #7 & 8 especially, and Saint box for Elizabeth Ann Seton. She is the 1st Saint I cover in Kinder Faith Formation each year.

    2019-12-03 14:57:16

  79. Angelia

    What a great list! Something for everyone! Can't wait to explore some of these websites for my loved ones. Thanks!

    2019-12-03 15:12:53

  80. Bea D. Worker

    This is so fun! It's always nice to see the whole family's input!

    2019-12-03 15:25:27

  81. Pamela

    Thanks for all the work in compiling all the pics and links. What a great list! Our faves are probably #1 and 17.

    2019-12-03 15:28:20

  82. Susan

    Oh my gosh! What great gift ideas!! Thank you! I feel like you did my shopping for me — definitely added some stuff to my Amazon cart. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

    2019-12-03 15:29:13

  83. AJ W

    I'm floored by the amount and quality of the items in each prize set! Thank you so much! I'd love to win #2, 3, 6, 7, 9, or 19!

    2019-12-03 15:33:03

  84. Rene

    Wonderful selection! I love number 10.

    2019-12-03 15:52:35

  85. Anne Tucker

    Oh my goodness! This list is so comprehensive – and is a place I can do all my shopping or creating at once. Thank you for putting this all together!

    2019-12-03 15:54:25

  86. Amanda V

    Wonderful Christmas ideas! Have a blessed Advent and Christmas season.

    2019-12-03 16:08:47

  87. Mary

    Oh, wow! So many wonderful, thoughtful prizes! My top picks would be the Almond Rod Toys Rosary Blocks or the set of seven Lisieux nail polishes.

    2019-12-03 16:39:45

  88. Allison

    Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway and gift ideas!

    2019-12-03 16:40:19

  89. Susan

    I think my top prize would be the Rycroft Cookie stamps!

    2019-12-03 16:45:12

  90. Kathryn B

    Thank you for the time you take to put these giveaways together! I love looking at your lists for ideas! My favorites in this giveaway are: 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 17, and 20.

    2019-12-03 16:45:41

  91. Carolyn Astfalk

    The books from Leslea Wahl and Theresa Linden for teens are excellent! Great gifts!

    2019-12-03 16:49:50

  92. mommato9

    These are amazing prizes!! My preferences would be for packages #3, 5, 9, 13 and 14. Thank you!!!!

    2019-12-03 16:53:46

  93. Aimee

    There are so many great gift ideas. Thank you. May God bless your Advent!

    2019-12-03 17:10:21

  94. Emily Hackett

    I look forward to this each year!

    2019-12-03 17:14:37

  95. Janet

    Wow, what a great list and giveaway!

    2019-12-03 17:16:26

  96. Andrea Montgomery

    Thank you for this gift list! I always discover so many new shops and great ideas for my own five kiddos. I would be so happy with any of the prizes but favorites are #9,6,14,& 4. (What can I say? Too difficult to choose!)

    2019-12-03 17:32:52

  97. Jocelyn K

    Thank-you!!!! I would especially love to win the Rosary blocks!!! Or the Saint cards game. 🙂 God bless you and your family. 🙂

    2019-12-03 17:34:35

  98. Theresa Linden

    I would love to win Leslea Wahl's books!

    2019-12-03 17:34:39

  99. Katherine

    #4, 6, 7, 8, and 15 are my favorites!! What a fabulous giveaway!

    2019-12-03 17:45:59

  100. Diane

    Always love seeing your list!

    2019-12-03 17:48:13

  101. Michele

    Great choices, as always!

    2019-12-03 17:53:27

  102. Elizabeth

    Awesome post full of wonderful ideas! Thank you so much! Especially have my eye on prizes 1,4,5,7,11 and 14! Happy, Holy Advent to you!

    2019-12-03 18:05:29

  103. Dawn

    Oh my… you have been quite busy! Thank you for all of your wonderful gift ideas and for taking the time to share them! Thank you also for the wonderful give-aways. I am amazed at all you do and thank you so much for doing this each year as it really helps me save time looking around for ideas. God bless you and all of your efforts. Wishing you a fruitful Advent season with your beautiful family.

    2019-12-03 18:15:47

  104. Jessica

    Thanks again for this Christmas list…. I usually use some of your ideas, especially the books! All the prizes look wonderful, these are the ones I like best: 2,4,7, 12,13,14,15, 17.

    2019-12-03 18:24:19

  105. Anonymous

    I love all of these ideas. I'm tempted to buy the building blocks that lock together. 🙂 I love the rosary blocks!

    2019-12-03 18:48:37


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