2021 Christmas Gift Ideas & Stocking Stuffers {Plus Another Sleighful of Giveaways}

by | Nov 20, 2021 | Gift Guide | 196 comments

It’s time for this year’s list of “Christmas Gift Ideas” and another “Sleighful of Giveaways!”

I came very close to not putting this together this year… It takes a lot of time to coordinate all the prizes, and then gather all the links for each section of gift ideas but it’s fun too!  I decided to just go for it… but then regretted it almost immediately since it just takes way too much time! I really do love being able to bless over 20 families with gifts donated by all the generous sponsors though and also help with shopping ideas at the same time.  I hope it’s helpful for you all!
You can find the lists from the last six years hereherehereherehere, 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. I’ve tried to only include links to things that are currently available, or were available at the time of this post, but I think a few items might be out of stock…
Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to enter the giveaway for a chance to win one of 22 PRIZES with a combined value of over $2,400! Please keep these Catholic businesses and authors in mind when shopping for gifts this Christmas season! 
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.: New Finds For Advent & Christmas 2021 :.
  1. Beneditictus Subscription – At just $5.00 per month, this is an amazing value for such a wonderful resource.
  2. The Liturgical Year Calendar: Christmas Cycle – I’ve blogged more about this here.
  3. A Child’s Christmas Counting Book – We really loved the companion book which was published last year!
  4. Sancta Nox: Christmas Matins from Bavaria
  5. Morning Star – Not Christmas themed, but this brand new book is excellent! I’m reading it aloud to my children right now. It would make a great Christmas gift, especially for children ages 9-15!
  6. Christ the King at Ephesus – Brand new from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles!
  7. Christmas Blossoms – Brand new from Sophia Press! Other new releases for Christmas include Joseph’s Donkey and The Beggar and the Bluebird.
  8. Road to Bethlehem Board Game – Repeat from a couple years ago but actually adding it to our game collection this year. Looking forward to playing it with the family.
  9. Nativity Matches from Truck & Barter (Now Hohme Candle Co.) – I just purchased a bunch of Candles and Matches to give as Christmas gifts from this sweet local Catholic family! The candles are amazing and I included additional links below.
.: Feast of St. Nicholas :. 
  1. St. Nicholas Chocolate – Premium Chocolate from Germany. Also available here.
  2. The Miracle of Saint Nicholas
  3. St. Nicholas Block or December Saints from Almond Rod Toys
  4. St. Nicholas and the Nine Gold Coins – Review can be found her.
  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. St Nicholas with Staff Springerle Cookie Mold by House on the Hill and Saint Nicholas Cookie Stamp from Rycraft
  8. The Baker’s DozenThe Baker’s Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale
  9. Kids St. Nicholas Socks and Adult St. Nicholas Socks from Sock Religious
.: Santa Lucia Day :.
  1. St. Lucia 8×10 Swedish Christmas God Jul Print
  2. Attendants Candle Plush
  3. Lucia Saint of Light picture book- and (hard to get!) Santa Lucia Doll from Marzipantz!
  4. Lucia, Lucia Crown, God Jul, and Christmas Candle Cookie Stamps
  5. Lucia Crown (5 Candle and Seven Candle) for Real Candles
  6. Lucia Mug – Had to do some searching, but found it on this website!
  7. Lucia Crown  – Gold with LED Lights
  8. Forest Lucia Notecards
  9. Santa Lucia Braided Bread or Lussekatter – Bake extra for a friend!
.: Christmas Puzzles :.
Our family loves putting together puzzles during Advent and Christmas. 
Here are some puzzles that are currently available to purchase: 
  1. Stained Glass Nativity (1000 Piece)
  2. Christkindlmarkt (1000 Piece)
  3. The Virgin of Guadalupe (1000 Piece)
  4. Midnight Mass (1000 Piece)
  5. Holy Family Jigsaw Puzzle (1000 Piece)
  6. Evening Nativity (550 Piece)
  7. Neighborhood Nativity (1000 Piece)
  8. Good Will To All (500 Piece) – This 300 Piece Version is pretty too.
  9. Stained Glass Holy Night (1000 Piece)
.: Twelve Days of Christmas :.
.: Christmas Music :.
 
** Some of these have unlimited free streaming included with Prime on Amazon! **
  1. Sancta Nox – Christmas Masses from Bavaria
  2. Caroling at Ephesus
  3. Christmas at Ephesus
  4. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring: Christmas with The Dominican Sisters of Mary
  5. Catholic Christmas Classics
  6. In Nativitate Domini – Gregorian Chants for the Four Masses of Christmas
  7. Christmas in Harvard Square
  8. Catholic Songs for Children – includes: Gather Round the Crib at Christmas and The Best Christmas Present of All
  9. In Epiphania Domini – Gregorian Chants for the Four Sundays of Epiphany
*We also love the Christmas music from Celtic Thunder, Michael Buble, Bing Crosby and so many others! I’d love to hear your favorites!  Oh, and for Advent Music check out Legends of St. NicholasAdventus and Advent at Ephesus!
 

.: 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, and the Nativity Fabric Advent Calendarbut I especially love our wooden versions! I also love our Schleich Nativity but it’s hard to find, same with A Child Is Bornfrom Naturally Catholic
  1. Kurt Adler Wooden Nativity Advent Calendar with 24 Magnetic Figures
  2. Joseph Walking and Mary on the Donkey
  3. Ostheimer Nativity Miniture Set
  4. Ostheimer Nativity Set Full Size – This was a gift a couple years ago and we’ve been adding to the collection. Additional pieces can be found here
  5. Holy Family – This statue is out year round on my kitchen windowsill. I love it!
  6. Nativity Stable Barn
  7. Fontanini Holy Family
  8. Nativity Tea Light Candle Lantern
  9. Childrens Nativity Blocks Starter Set and Deluxe Wooden Nativity Set from Almond Rod Toy
 

 

 
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. Most are things they own with some wishes thrown in too.
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 Epiphany. The gifts listed below have been received over a number of different years/occasions or even handed down from older siblings.

 

.: Captain’s Picks – Age 21 :.

Once again I asked my college “kids” to help with the gift guide again… 

Here is what James sent me when I asked for his list: 
  1. Motivational/Inspirational reading. Always nice knowing other people who’ve made it to the top didn’t do so by doing nothing. It requires work and determination. Also Bear is a legend <3
  2. Some Snazzy lookin Dudes 😉 They are super comfortable!!
  3. Spiritual reading book of some sort. Always got to be working to that higher good.
  4. Workout shoes/running shoes (mine are already kinda oldish but they have been going down hill real quick especially since going to the gym/field house a lot.)
  5. Fun sweatshirt of some sort (either sport oooor something patriotic/police). It’s cold up here in ND! haha
  6. Fun beanie or hat (trucker style hat) I’m turning into Dad with the whole hat thing… haha (Also the Coyotes hockey team absolutely stinks this year so all their apparel is getting cheap.)
  7. Snack food (but I mean that’s more towards the bottom of the list cuz I’ve got food available 24/7) hahah
  8. Can keep the AirPods on the list (they’re really nice for working out or studying)
  9. Gift card maybe to like an outdoor or sport store.
(Just realized all that I am missing is pants to complete an outfit hahaha)
Guess clothes is something people want before they go off on their own. ;D
– I did recently buy him a pair of pants that were “supposedly” for a costume. He LOVES them! – 
.: Ranger’s Picks – Age 19 :.
John never has any trouble coming up with a gift list… 
I asked for nine suggestions and he sent 15!
They aren’t all pictured, but I included his full list of suggestions for you all. 
Pretty sure “receiving gifts” is his love language! 😉 
  1. apple watch
  2. clothes – flannels, t shirts, sweatpants etc. cant go wrong with that
  3. flags
  4. sports apparel like soccer/hockey jerseys
  5. stuff for guns – like ammo or holster
  6. a nice classy jacket like a bomber jacket, topcoat, vest coats
  7. weights or exercise equipment
  8. that little basketball hoop you got us
  9. maybe cologne..?
  10. hey dudes
  11. coffee gift card
  12. beef jerky
  13. poker set
  14. beanie
  15. oh you could add the book “Atomic Habits” if you want to put a book on there
.: Twinkle Toes’ Picks – Age 18 :.
Here is what she sent me to include: 
(P.S. I love how she decorated her dorm room… So cute!) 
  1. Vera Bradley XL Campus Back Pack in Bedford Blooms print  – I love having this for putting my books in on campus because it is so spacious and comfortable to wear.
  2. Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris – This is such a great book because not only does it help you with your manners, ways for entertaining, and finding pleasure in the simple things, but it also give you advice on healthy ways to eat, exercise, dressing in a modest/stylish way, etc.
  3. LED Curtain String Lights (Warm White) – These make my dorm room look/feel so cozy and it makes it so fun to just hangout in my dorm and work on homework in a comfortable/cozy environment.
  4. Letter Board – This is great for decoration and to put quotes on!! Right now I have “Be what God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire” and seeing that every day or while doing homework is very motivational.
  5. 16″x20″ Wood Frame Magnetic Chalkboard Calendar with Hexagon Cork Bulletin Board Tiles – Some friends gave me these for my graduation and I them so much! The hexagons are so nice to hang up pictures of friends/incoming events on and the chalkboard calendar makes it easy to see what I have going on in the next week/month.
  6. Pink 6-Can Mini Fridge – I’ve gotten so many complements on my little fridge since getting to college and it’s so nice to have cold sparkling water ready whenever I’m studying. It also is Pink!!
  7. Be Kind Anyway T-Shirt from The Little Rose Shop – St. Teresa of Calcutta’s “Anyway” poem is my absolute favorite poem because it shows how this earth is just temporary and that you should not become down because of something someone said or did. “Be Kind Anyway” is a part of that poem and it is so simple yet it means so much. If you haven’t read that poem before, you should! It’s such a beautiful one!
  8. Wish ListAirPods – One thing I wish I had here at college is AirPods because they would so helpful listening to videos while working out or in the Nest.
  9. Secret Hitler – Secret Hitler is such a fun game to find out who Secret Hitler is and to try to win either as fascists or liberals. It’s so fun and it tests your trust in friends!
.: Chiquita’s Picks – Age 16 :.
Here is what she sent me to include: 
  1. Academic Planner -This has been a life saver for school! Keeps everything nice and tidy!
  2. Charles Dickens Series – My Dad thinks I’m crazy, but I really love Charles Dickens’ works! He’s just an amazing author! (wish I could say the same about Emily Bronte… blech!)
  3. Jean Skirt – ummmm…. yep, it’s another repeat! (Note: She has this one, this one and this one. She also loves her Rocketdog boots!)
  4. JessaKae dresses – yet again! I realize that none of my favorites really change over the years…
  5. Bow – Always got to have this one on the list! It’s just that great! Though, I haven’t been able to get out and shoot it much, it’s always a favorite pastime for me and the younger sibs with their bows.
  6. Green Ember Mug, St. Clare of Assisi Mug, and Latte with Lewis Mug – Time to crank out the Chai Tea! I love all of these mugs and use them all the time! Anything to keep the morale up for school!
  7. Our Life, Our Sweetness, and Our Hope t-shirt(or Our Lady of Guadalupe t-shirt) – I love all of my Catholic t-shirts, but this one is definitely a favorite! They match with so much and last sooo long! I wore them with nearly every outfit last summer!
  8. The Shadow of His Wings – A pretty awesome book, all true, and great for someone who’s into the world wars! Full of Nazi’s, imprisonment, adventure, and the importance of the Eucharist!
  9. The New Roman Catholic Missal by Father Lasance – It was very handy on the Nun Run and so easy to use! And it’s big enough so it’s hard to forget about! I haven’t been able to read the rest of my Easter books, but they all look REALLY good!
.: Scout’s Picks – Age 14 :.
  1. Trekking The National Parks Board Game
  2. St. Michael Socks and St. Joseph Socks from Socks Religious
  3. Genesis Bow Kit (Red)
  4. Traxxas Rustler with Battery/Charger (Such a FUN gift from Grandpa & Grandma last summer!) 
  5. Ranger’s Apprentice Series 1-12 
  6. Biodegradable Airsoft BBS  (this Airsoft gun is on his wishlist after seeing a friends)
  7. Snowboard Foam Sled (I bought a couple from Costco last year for the boys.) 
  8. WISH LIST: Holy Bible, Leather Bound (Would love one like his older brothers.) 
  9. LEGO Creator Sets and City Sets have always been favorites, but lately LEGO Ideas has been coming up with some “really cool” sets. His personal favorites are the Ship in a Bottle and the Medieval Blacksmith.
.: Rose’s Picks – Age 11 :.
  1. Twirled Paper Craft Kit
  2. (Her sisters) ColorIt Glitter Gel Pens
  3. Country House Garden Doll House Sticker Book
  4. Awesomely Austen Books – She only has Emma so far, but would love to read the rest of the series including Pride & Prejudice, PersuasionSense & Sensibility, Northanger Abbey and Mansfield Park!
  5. LEGO Winter Village sets  – Last year she was given the Elf Club House!
  6. Mini Bennett Satchel from Coach – She received the light pink version last Christmas after admiring her older sister’s white version for years! I purchased both of the girls purses on eBay at a fraction of the MSRP.
  7. Jolly Holiday Gown and other dress up from Trish Scully
  8. Magnificat Nail Polish from Lisieux
  9. Posie Handwarmers – Such a sweet gift from Grandma last Christmas! 
.: Bud’s Picks – Age 9 :.
In addition to our collection of Lincoln Logs, Playmobil, Thomas Wooden Railway, and LEGO, here are some more specific favorites that Bud loves… 
  1. Traxxas Rustler with Battery/Charger (Such a FUN gift from Grandpa & Grandma last summer!) 
  2. Fontanini Nativity Set Pieces – His Godparents have been sending him a new addition to his nativity set each Christmas! He really loves the LED light up Campfire he received last Christmas.
  3. Monster Burger Truck – All the LEGO Creator Sets are great! He also loves the LEGO Great Vehicles including the Snow Groomer(Our kids love any sets that they can turn into jobs/businesses when they are playing together with their LEGO Town.)
  4. Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales
  5. Sting Sword to go along with his favorite copy of The Hobbit
  6. The Picture Bible
  7. Rollerblade Fury Boy’s Adjustable Inline Skate
  8. Clue: The Classic Edition
  9. Polar Bear – Another loved gift from his Godparents along with his Arctic FoxRed Fox and River Otter Plush. All of the Wild Republic stuffed animals are great.
.: Grace’s Picks – Age 4 :.
  1. PlanToys Alphabet A-Z –  I’m excited to find this Saint Version too! This will be one of her Christmas gifts this year.
  2. Lola Dutch “Costume” – White Short Sleeve Peter Pan Collar Polo, Red Cardigan, and Bubblegum Pink Tutu with black flats to go along with her Lola Dutch book collection.
  3. Balance Bike – Her’s is the RoyalBaby Knight Balance Bike from Costco awhile back.  I’ve had my eyes on one like this with a basket or this one for her little sister. So cute!
  4. Franciscan Friends Lacing Set from Saintly Heart
  5. Dragon Rescue Kit – This tiny little “kit” would make a cute stocking stuffer for little hands to discover. My parents also gave the girls the Hug a Llama Kit too when they visited last summer.
  6. 24 Brillant Bee Crayons and her new Blueberry Math
  7. Snowmen at Night and Snowmen at Work
  8. Bible Stories for Baby Hands from St. Augustine Academy Press
  9. Mouse Pencil Holder with Mercurius Stockmar Color Giants Pencils
.: Joy’s Picks – Age 2 :.

  1. Musical Lili Llama (Target seems to have it right now.)- They also make a ChickenPony, Zebra, and this cute Forest Trio Set.
  2. Putty the Bunny – Definitely her favorite stuffed animal right now.
  3. Pride and Prejudice – And many of the other BabyLit Storybooks and Board Books!
  4. Taco Belle Bib – Bella Tunno makes great bibs! We also have the Dogs Out BibFeed Me & Can’t Even, and I Put the Lit in Little.
  5. Zara the Unicorn from Cuddle + Kind
  6. Jellycat Stuffed Animals always make great gifts! She calls her Dancing Elephant “my baby!”
  7. Rosaries from Chews Life
  8. Cute Dresses like this one from Hanna Andersson with Black Ankle Boots
  9. NEW: Traditional Latin Mass: A Missal for Children – This new book looks like a great addition to our Mass bag!
.: Favorite Wooden Toys :.
Adding this bonus category of our favorite wooden toys from over the years!
  1. Fagus Wooden Trucks and Vehicles  – German crafted and made of solid Beechwood. We have been collecting for awhile and have the Limited Edition Red Fire Engine, Jeep, Snow Plow add on, Container Tipper Truck, Front End Loader, Conveyor Belt, and the Excavator.  I have a couple more stashed away for future gets. Look for them in the US at The Wooden Wagon, Nova Natural and Bella Luna Toys.
  2. Interlocking Blocks – I keep a basket of these (2 or 3 sets of 92) in a basket in our living room and they are played with daily!
  3. Ostheimer Toys – Collectible hand carved figures made in Germany and finished with non-toxic stains and finished with natural oils. Collections include: Family Figures, Fairy Tale Characters, Farm Animals, Woodland Animals, Zoo Animals, and landscape pieces, such as Trees, Fences, Ponds, Grass and much more!  We have been collecting these for years now. They have gotten hard to come by the past couple years (frequently out of stock everywhere in the US) and have really increased in price, but we still love them.  You can find them in the US at the same stores as the Fagus Vehicles above.
  4. Melissa & Doug Medieval Folding Castle – We bought this over ten years ago and it’s still a favorite. We have (and LOVE the Princess Castle too- it was the first one I purchased of the two) but unfortunately it’s not currently available. Also, wood toys have at least doubled in price… Back then I paid around $50 for each! They have been played with by all of our children and are still getting played with frequently! We also have the Fold and Go Wooden Dollhouse.
  5. Saint Blocks from Almond Rod Toys – SAVE 10% with Coupon Code: ROSES (valid until Dec 12, 2021)
  6. Grimms Spiel und Holz Wooden Toys – We love the Stacking Rainbows, Elements Sets and Flower.
  7. An Alphabet of Painted Saints
  8. Fairy Tale Cottage Dollhouse – Rose received this for her birthday Snow White & Rose Red Birthday. Even it gets decorated for Christmas around here! Occasionally the Advent Wreath even gets hung.
  9. Seri’s Dollhouse – The older girls received this back in 2012 and have loved using it as a home for their Calico Critters over the years.
.: Gift Ideas for Women :.
  1. Crown Maple® Bourbon Barrel Aged organic maple syrup – I try to avoid sugar, but I sure love maple syrup!  This is my favorite and I always stock up when it’s in stock at Costco for adding to my morning coffee with a little cream. It’s like liquid gold!
  2. Discovery Set of Candles from Truck & Barter
  3. The Summa Domestica: 3 Volume Set by Leila Lawler – These can also be purchased individually: Volume 1: Home CultureVolume 2: Education and Volume 3: Housekeeping.  A couple other favorites from back when I was a young mother include We and Our Children: How to Make a Catholic Home and Around the Year with the Von Trapp Family from past list.
  4. Seven Sorrows of Mary Chaplet – My mom gave me this gorgeous chaplet for my birthday last year that was made by Et Corde LLC.  Other favorite shops include Come Holy Spirit RosariesThe Rose Picker, and VivamusOrantes.
  5. Heirloom Seed Collections from St. Clare Heirloom Seeds
  6. Staub Cast Iron 9-qt Round Cocotte – Cherry  – I have had this for years and it’s my favorite! A 13.25-qt Le Creuset Enameled Dutch Oven is also on my “someday” wishlist, but it’s such an investment…
  7. Necklaces from Telos Art Shop
  8. St. Escriva Mug from Annunciation Designs
Don’t forget the Catholic Aprons over at Catholic Cuisine too! 
.: Gift Ideas for Men :.
Here is what Sean sent me when I asked him for nine suggestions:
  1. Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coasters – Made in the USA, every member family must show pride in their family name and honor their heritage. The family crest reminds us of our forefathers, the honor they brought to the family, and the hopes of meeting them again in the afterlife. Coffee drinkers, guests, etc. will appreciate seeing these in your home:
  2. Celtic Cross Warriors Shield – Get your Irishman something to bring out his fighting spirit and to remind him of his role as family protector. This celtic cross shield is perfect for his office, above the fireplace or to adorn the mancave.
  3. The Imitation of Christ – Want to see your father or husband spiritually improve each day? Get him to read one chapter a day out of The Imitation of Christ. Lauded by St. Therese of Lisieux as the only other book she needed besides the Sacred Scriptures, the short 1-2 page chapters in this masterpiece will surely bring a conversion of heart and a spiritual renewal so much needed in today’s world. The illustrations alone within the book are worthy of their own meditations.
  4. Saint Benedict: The Story of the Father of the Western Monks – This story and the others in the series (Published by TAN Books; December 31,1942) are excellent books for dads to read to the children at dinner time – while they eat and before dad takes his first bite. It is a time honored tradition in monastic communities for a member to read aloud at dinner time. It also serves as an opportunity for the head of the household to perform a good service for his family and demonstrate the importance of the material he is reading by waiting for his dinner:
  5. Adjustable Weight Bench
  6. Bowflex SelectTech 552 Dumbbells
  7. My Catholic Faith Classic 1954 Edition – My Catholic Faith is a tastefully illustrated and perfectly concise traditional catechism for all ages. It summarizes all the main points of our faith using only two pages for each instruction. This comprehensive catechism will be a family heirloom in the home
  8. Shooter’s Bible – Every man in the home needs familiarity with firearms. Yes, he needs to first have his own copy of The Bible, but next he needs… the Shooter’s Bible. “Shooter’s Bible, for generations the most trusted source of detailed information on firearms, offers gun enthusiasts expert knowledge and advice on gun care.”
  9. Gift Card – Finally, every guy needs an opportunity to pick out his favorite thing at Cabela’s.
.: Gifts In Honor of St. Joseph :. 
.: 2022 Catholic Calendars and Planners :.
  1. 2022 Traditional Latin Mass Calendar from FSSP (Extraordinary Form) 
  2. 2022 Saints Calendar and 16 Month Daily Planner from TAN (Ordinary Form + Extraordinary Form -My husband and I both use this every year!)
  3. 2022 Catholic Calendar from Saints Galore (Ordinary Form + Extraordinary Form) 
  4. 2022 Catholic Planner and 2022 Traditional Catholic Planner – I haven’t seen this in person, but it looks nice from the previews! 
  5. 2022 Mary and the Saints Wall Calendar from TAN (Ordinary Form + Extraordinary Form)
  6. 2022 Theology of the Home Planner from TAN (Liturgical Calendar Highlights) 
  7. 2022 The Angels Wall Calendar from TAN (Ordinary Form + Extraordinary Form)
  8. The Illustrated Liturgical Year Calendar Subscription – Receive four 18×24 fully colored and illustrated liturgical calendar posters each quarter!
  9. 2022 The Life of Our Lord Wall Calendar from TAN (Ordinary Form + Extraordinary Form)
.: A Sleighful of Giveaways :.
There will be one winner for each of the following 22 PRIZES with a COMBINED VALUE OF OVER $2,400!!! 
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Prize #01 – An original painting – a hand-calligraphed and illustrated Beer Blessing in Latin. It is a petite 5″x7″ – nice for the kitchen. Sumi inks and gouache on paper. Sponsored by Pelican Printery House (value $250.00)

Congratulations, Rosie T! 
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Prize #02 – Three Saints Around the World prints, a signed Saints Around the World book and 6 saint blocks sponsored by Almond Rod Toys (value $170.00)

BONUS: SAVE 10% with Coupon Code: ROSES (valid until Dec 12, 2021)
 
Congratulations, Sarah F! 
 
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Prize #03 – Special SaintCards Bundle! Includes: SaintCards: Base Game, Deluxe Blue Game Mat,SaintCards: Duel Expansion, and the Brand new Mendicant Orders Expansion w/Purple Game Mat from the new 2020 Collection! Total of: 212 SaintCards, 2 Deluxe Game Mats, 2 Jesus Cards, and 100 Treasures! Sponsored by SaintCards(value $155.00)


Enter Promo Code SHOWEROFROSES at beginning of checkout to SAVE 10%
Congratulations, Jen G! 
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Prize #04 – A set of posters, the Christmas cycle from Sophia Institute Press and a year free membership to Liturgy of the Home Digital which includes Digital access to black & white and Color calendars, Coloring pages for the whole year, Digital access to black & white and color Monthly Dedication Images and One saint story per week with audio reading of the story (Stories are abridged from Butler’s Lives of the Saints by Kateri Lawless) sponsored by Liturgy of the Home (value $150.00)

 

Congratulations, Nikki! 

 
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Prize #05 – One 2022 Quarterly Subscription Box sponsored by Telos Art Shop (value $148.00)

Congratulations, Rachael U! 
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Prize #06 – Marian Prize including Lapis Lazuli and Swarovski crystal Rosary, Marian Planner (this is a blank bullet journal style planner, I also have a printable version available with more page layouts), Scapular necklace (Embroidered woolen panels with mini vintage scapular medals & miraculous medal. The chain has Swarovski crystal beads wire wrapped into it), Miraculous Medal drop earrings, Stood the Mournful Mother(prints of this book are also available as PDF) sponsored by Life, Love & Sacred Art (value $144.98)

Congratulations, Giselle! 
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Prize #07 Mary Pacifier Doll, Chews Life RosaryDivine Mercy Teether, Gianna Stretch & Wrap Rosary Bracelet and Emmaus Crib Shoes sponsored by Chews Life(value $140.00)

 
Congratulations, Colleen! 
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Prize #08 – 4 Prayer Pillowcases and a $50 Prayer Pillowcases Gift Card to shop with or gift away! The gift bundle of 100% cotton Prayer Pillowcases includes the Holy Family with St. Bede’s beautiful prayer for Advent, Our Lady of Good Counsel with the Salve Regina, encouragement from Padre Pio and the essential Prayer to St. Michael. (value $130.00)

Pssst! Prayer Pillowcases is sharing a shopping code for 15% off
Shop prayerpillowcases.com with code WinterRoses for grace-filled gifts and stocking stuffers you can personalize! (Coupon expires Dec. 5th.)
Congratulations, Alena Therese! 
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Prize #09 – Advent Prize including O Antiphon Ornament Kit (also offers PDF version), St. Andrew Christmas Novena Print (PDF found here), Wire wrapped copper & Swarovski crystal St. Andrew Christmas Novena Chaplet sponsored by Life, Love & Sacred Art(value $110.00)

Congratulations, Frannie Ruth! 
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Prize #10 – 12 Nail Polishes and 3 Lip Balms sponsored by Lisieux Nail Polishes(value $110.00)

 
Congratulations, Tracy S! 
 
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Prize #11 – Set of 8 Cookie Stamps with Recipe Booklet (Includes: #416 – Snow Star, #463 – Christmas Ornament, #020 – Frosty, #355 – Trumpeting Angel, #023 – Holly Sprig (1), #030 – Christmas Tree, # 368 – Nativity and #271 – Jolly Santa) sponsored by Rycraft Cookie Stamps (value $103.92)

 
Congratulations, Kristy! 
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Prize #12 Advent Crate which includes a Catholic Jesse Tree complete with 28 cards (and Mother Mary!) for the longest of Advent seasons, not just the 24 days of December, 10 gorgeous Advent Liturgical Art Prints, 10 Advent Calendar Stickers, Advent Music Playlist, “O’Antiphons” Ornaments, 8×10 print of the St. Andrew Christmas Novena to guide your family in the meditative prayer that lasts from November 30 – Christmas Day and increases our awareness of the real focus of Christmas, Thank You Cards featuring Baby Jesus, Advent Prayer Table Topper, and a Christmas Music Playlist sponsored by Catholic Family Crate (value $100.00)

 
Congratulations, Shannon! 
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Prize #13 – St. Therese Rosary from The Rose Picker (value $98.00)

 
Congratulations, Leslie! 
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Prize #14 – My Picture Book of First CommunionMy Picture Book of First Confession, and Bible Stories for Baby Hands sponsored by St. Augustine Academy Press(value $79.65)

Congratulations, Sandra F! 
 
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Prize #15 – 2 signed copies of Morning Star and a signed limited edition Morning Star poster (poster frame not included) sponsored by Celestine Publications(value $75.00)
 
Congratulations, Jamie S! 
 
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Prize #16 – Gift package including her brand new release Waykeepers of Valdeor, Champion of Valdeor and a New Zealand mohair lambswool scarf set in purple multi sponsored by author Sandralena Hanley(value $75.00)

 
 
Congratulations, Kristina N! 
 
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Prize #17 – Patron Saint Rosary with Our Lady of Czestochowa (winner can select a custom saint for the back side of the center medal), Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Rosary hanger, Traditional Rosary Guide (not yet in print I will be binding this myself, but a PDF will be available in the shop), and PDF sets of my newest printables: Jesus & Marian Holy Cards sponsored by My Little Patron(value $72.00)

 
Congratulations, Andrea C! 
 
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Prize #18 – Gift Pack from author Leslea Wahl. This bundle includes signed copies of my books The Perfect Blindside and eXtreme Blindside. Copies of CatholicTeenBooks anthologies – Gifts: Visible & Invisible and Treasures: Visible & Invisible. And a metal bookmark, a bible verse magnet, a set of sticky notes, and a Saint Sebastian card and medal.(value $65.00)

Congratulations, Jennifer F! 
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Prize #19 – Luxurious Double Wick Candle and Sacred Heart Decorative Matches sponsored by Truck + Barter(value $60.25)

Congratulations, Katie L! 
 
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Prize #20 – Special St. Francis of Assisi box which focuses on that first “Nativity” sponsored by Saints Around the World(value $58.00)

Use coupon code GIVEROSES2021 for a 7% DISCOUNT off
from all subscription boxes. Expires December 24, 2021.
 
Congratulations, Janelle W! 
 
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Prize #21 – Pray and Play ABC Puzzle and St. Joseph’s Workshop Chunk Puzzle sponsored by Saintly Heart(value $57.98)

 
Coupon Code: Roses10 for 10% OFF (non sale items)
 
Congratulations, Natalie K! 
 
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Prize #22 – Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Pocket Rosary in African Opal and Solid Bronze sponsored by Come Holy Spirit Rosaries(value $50.00)

 
Congratulations, Kristen F! 
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196 Comments

  1. Christine

    Thank you so much for putting this together! I always reference your gift guides for ideas. The Advent crate looks so wonderful for preparing my family, and especially my kids, for Christmas! I was also so happy to see the Morning Star book on your list. I recently got a copy and I'm excited to read it to my boys!

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  2. Maria A

    So fun to see quite a few local businesses and Catholic artisan small shops I know in the gift guide! Also slightly proud to have started that Secret Hitler game trend since I was the first one to get the game after playing it at UMary in November of 2019 and then introduced to all the young adults/theatre group here 😅

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  3. Maria Andress

    Sets 11 and 19 are my top picks, but also 5 and 16!

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  4. Heather

    I love all of these so much! Thank you for a great giveaway! Favorites – 3, 5, 7, 11, and 13!

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  5. Anonymous

    Love 5 and 11. Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

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  6. Cindy

    I am kind of overwhealmed as I look at all these prizes. Some of them I think of who I could gift it to (friend who has a 2 month old and I didn't realize Chews Life had other things besides the rosaries) and quite a few things that I would love to have as a catechist (2nd-grade First Penance and First Holy Communion) to share with the kids in my classes, though top of that list would be Saints Around the World pack because Meg's saint stories are the best and I have a huge goal all year of trying to connect the kids in my classes with loving saints and also the St Francis crate. My husband says I am hard to buy for, and he is right. But I have to go and look at the Gianna bracelet from Chews Life or see if one of the rosaries/novenas or if I could find a bracelet with saints medallion or rosary bracelet that I could put on my Christmas list.

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  7. anastasia

    Very helpful for my Christmas shopping!

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  8. Rebecca

    Thank you for your work on this! I usually get our kids' annual Epiphany books from books on your lists. I would love sets 10, 11 or 14.

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  9. Jessica

    Always love your giveaways! My favorites are 2, 8, 10, and 18.

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  10. samcarter

    This is amazing! I can't even choose one as a favorite!

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  11. Jason and Katie Rinker

    I love all these ideas!! And I see Christendom has converted your boys to Washington Caps fans 🙂

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  12. Jessica Gordon

    The Gianna bracelet is on my wish list! I have gifted some of the other bracelets from Chews Life to my older girls and they love them.

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  13. Jen Barbosa

    Oh my goodness . . . I wait for this post every year!! Thank you for your time and effort in giving us this inspiration! There are so many beautiful items to choose from! May the Lord bless you and yours this Advent Season.

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  14. Chris Schremmer

    I cannot even imagine how much time this takes, but it is so appreciated!

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  15. Amanda

    Thank you again for so many great ideas! My favorites are 2, 14, 17, and 10.

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  16. Mary

    Thank you for all of your efforts in putting together this post of gift ideas and giveaway prizes. I would love to win 10, 6, and 19.

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  17. Berna

    Thank you SO much for taking the time out of your busy life to do this for your fan club. God bless you during this season of Advent.

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  18. Debbie

    I love the St. Therese rosary from the Rose Picker but everything looks beautiful!

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  19. ltoeckes@3rivers.net

    I love all your suggestions – and plan my shopping accordingly! I think I would most like 2, 3, or 7, but any of them would be very appreciated. Thank you!!

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  20. Unknown

    2!!! Would love the saints around the world book. 5 and 12 are my next favorites!

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  21. B B

    Thank you so much for setting up the giveaway!

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  22. Anonymous

    Thanks so much! God bless you for all the time involved!!

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  23. Mary Frances

    I love the gift ideas. Number 1 for my boys who study laten and 5 is beautiful. God Bless You.

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  24. ADTWF

    Love these ideas! I bookmarked the Guadalupe swaddle blanket, as I've several friends who are pregnant. I would have loved one when my boys were infants! If I had to pick one of the prize packs, I'd choose #1 (for my husband, a Medieval literature professor), #2 (catechism class), or #18 (for my sons, both of whom love good Catholic lit.).

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  25. Lauren

    Amazing giveaway!

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  26. Lisa C

    Prize 13 made me swoon a bit, so that’s probably my first choice. I also like 4, 5, 6, 10 and 11. I love seeing all the beautiful things available out there!

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  27. Anonymous

    I am so glad you decided to take the time to share your gift lists this year. Thank you!!

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  28. Catalina

    I always appreciate your ideas for all the ages! Thank you for continuing to put the time into it each year.

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  29. Natalie K

    Wow! What an absolutely amazing giveaway! Thank you! I have 2 young daughters, so any of the toys or books we would love!☺️

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  30. Unknown

    Thank you for all of these gift ideas!! I especially love that there are so many Catholic businesses that I have never heard of that we all can support!

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  31. Jennifer F

    So many great prizes!! Thank you for taking the time to do this for us! 3 would be great for family movie night! I would love # 18 for my 3 teenage boys. Prizes 2, 10, and 16 are also great!

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  32. Janelle

    I would love the Advent crate. It looks amazing.

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  33. Unknown

    How to choose my favorites? I'd say that this would be my top 8 🙂 13 (rosary), 3 (saint game), 6 (Marian rosary), 8 (pillow cases), 2 (saints around the world), 5 (jewelry), 10 (nail polish) and 1 (Latin prayer). But really, I either know someone I could gift things to or would enjoy them myself…there isn't a bad giveaway in the bunch!

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  34. Kathryn

    Thank you! My favorites are 7, 8, 14, and 20.

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  35. Karen H

    Captain's comments, "I'm turning into Dad with the whole hat thing" and his comment on the Coyotes hockey team had me in stitches! And Chiquita's opinion of Emily Bronte! Just LAUGH OUT LOUD! Bless you, Jessica, your "kids" just made my day! Thanks for the early Christmas joy of the awesome sense of humor from your fabulous offspring. All of them come through their comments as thoughtful, refined, delightfully good humoured and high minded individuals. You and your husband should take a bow.

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  36. LauraB

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. Amy

    #1 would look lovely in our new kitchen. As a gaming family, I wouldn't mind giving #3 a try. #14 includes the books I have had my eye on for my youngest. #22 is BEAUTIFUL!!

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  38. Teresa

    $2 and #18 are my favorites. Thank you!

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  39. Sarah Mason

    Wonderful giveaway and gift ideas! The following are my favorites listed in order of most to least: 7, 8, 3, 14, 13, 18, 21, 22, 20…they are all great. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  40. Stephanie G

    My favorites are 2 and 20. Thank you!

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  41. Debbie

    I love the St. Therese rosary from the Rose Picker but everything looks wonderful!

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  42. athomemama

    Thank you for taking the time to do this! I've gotten a few leads on gifts…some are new to me, and others I knew about but forgot. So, many thanks!!
    Very impressive give-away! If I had to choose, I'd do #7, or #14, or #2 for the grandkids, and #13 or #22 for myself. However, everything else looks fabulous, too!!

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  43. Anonymous

    Wow!! Amazing like always!

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  44. Andrea C.

    wow! how wonderful. Your lists are helpful as usual!

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  45. Susan Steinke

    Thank you, thank you for putting together this post! So many great gift ideas! Ordering some right now!! God bless you and your family!

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  46. Susan Steinke

    5, 6, 9, 11, 13, 21, 22 would be my most useful for me to win for myself, my family or my goddaughter.

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  47. Cindy

    You gather such a beautiful collection every year! Thanks for doing all the footwork for my Christmas shopping. If I had to pick my favorites, it would be the Prayer Pillowcases (I seem to be attracted to them every year!) or the Leslea Wahl books.

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  48. TheOutspokenYam

    My top three favorites are 19, 13 and 6! But every item is so thoughtfully chosen. Thanks for putting this together! -Jenna Osborne

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  49. Christie

    This is awesome! On Prize 9 is the ornament pictured in the ornament pdf set? Or is it in the St. Andrew Christmas novena set?

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  50. Judee A

    I look forward to your gift lists and giveaways every year! Thank you for another super post! The new liturgical year calendars by Sophia Institute Press have me very intrigued!

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  51. Unknown

    2!!! Would love the saints around the world book. 5 and 12 are my next favorites!

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  52. Kfussner

    Thank you for all the gift guides!

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  53. Raquel F

    All these gift ideas are so helpful, thank you! Since I am no longer on Instagram, I miss out on finding out about many of the new Catholic products, so I'm grateful that you still blog and take the time to share all these wonderful resources with us. The St. Therese of Lisieux Rosary is breathtaking, and I also would love to win the books from St. Augustine Academy Press, my favorite Catholic publisher!

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  54. Rachel Linder

    Thank you so much. Your gift ideas are always the best.

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  55. Lindsey Alexander

    Such wonderful gift ideas! Thanks for sharing them all! Giveaways 3-7, 10, 13, & 14 would all suit somebody in our house! <3

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  56. Rosie T

    I’m always amazed at how much work these guides must be – thank you for putting them together, and for the opportunity to win! The ones that are most appealing to me this time around are 4, 5, 1, 11, 14

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  57. Colleen

    What an incredible giveaway!!! Love the post as a whole, the suggestions and giveaways offer done GREAT ideas!! I’m sure it takes quite some time to put these posts together, but they’re so great to be able to reference. I love all the baby/little items, and the rosary items and box kits/sets are so fun too!

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  58. Tracy Bua Smith

    Thank you Jessica for all the time and effort you put into to share these gift ideas! God bless your efforts and sacrifices! ❤️

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  59. Tracy Bua Smith

    Thank you Jessica for all the time and effort you put into to share these gift ideas! God bless your efforts and sacrifices! ❤️

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  60. Unknown

    Jessica, thanks for taking the time to put this together again. So many wonderful ideas!

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  61. joy

    WOW OH WOW all of the amazing and special items shown and described here. Would be happy to win ANY of them. Thank you Jessica. God Bless you and yours.

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  62. Pam

    I always look forward to your lists! Thank you for showcasing Catholic items and companies that are new to me.

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  63. Susie

    As always, these are beautiful gift ideas. Thank you!

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  64. Jennifer O

    I love your inspiration!! Thank you 😊

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  65. Anonymous

    I love the pocket rosary!! I love your recommendations! We use your guidance every year 🙂 – Annie R

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  66. Lindsey

    This is one of my favorite posts of the year! Though, really, I reference your blog constantly for inspiration. 🙂 Thanks for putting so much time into this! I'm most excited about the jewelry and liturgical living items.

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  67. Martianne

    What a great guide. so many beautiful things. I would not be sad about any of the proze packs. My top 5 favs are 2, 3, 4, 11 and 14. Thank you
    Martianne Stanger

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  68. Martianne

    This is quite a gift guide! Thank you

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  69. Jessica Gordon

    I believe that is a special ornament that she made exclusively for this prize bundle. You could probably send her a message to see if she has any others available!

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  70. Megan

    This is so helpful and absolutely amazing!

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  71. Rachael Uher

    So many goodies! I would love 5, 2, and 7! Thanks for sharing!

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  72. KK

    What beautiful gifts!!

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  73. KK

    I would really love the calendar from Sophia Press… so dreamy!! Katie Keys

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  74. Christine Coots

    I'm loving Saints card game, nail polish pack, ABC wooden blocks, and candle set! Thank you

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  75. Karla in MN

    I love #4, 6, and 11…but all are wonderful! God bless your family this Christmas and always!

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  76. Erin

    I love 5, 6, 13, and 22! Thanks for putting in so much work to blog these fun giveaways!
    – Erin

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  77. Anonymous

    Thank you for the giveaways! I would love the St. Therese Rosary, prize #13. I also like prize number 14, including Bible Stories for Little Hands. Karen Drippe

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  78. Emily

    Thank you, what an exciting giveaway!

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  79. Elizabeth

    So many wonderful prizes! So appreciate this post each and every year! 15 and 16 are my favorites this year. God bless you and your family!

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  80. Hannah

    Thank you for all of the Christmas Gift suggestions. All are great prizes. My favorite for my little ones would be #14 or #21.

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  81. Leslie

    Thank you so much, I look forward to your gift and book lists every year! I've already gotten a few ideas from this post! And what an amazing giveaway! All of the prizes are wonderful, but I would have to say my top picks are 2, 3, 14, 20, or 21 for my kiddos… and 13 just for me!

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  82. Mimi G.

    Thank you Jessica for this labor of love. So many wonderful gift suggestions and prizes! Some of my favorite prizes are 22, 19, 3, 14, 16, and 18. Blessed Advent!
    Mimi Gomez

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  83. Karen Webb

    I love the little passports – my children loved st. lucy last year as their St. Nicholas present.

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  84. Mrs.AJWright

    So many amazing gift ideas. Thank you for the work you put into these lists!

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  85. Unknown

    The pink rosary is my favorite followed by anything from St. Augustine Academy Press and Liturgy of the Home. Thanks for such a great list!

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  86. Mary

    All of these are beautiful and I’d like any of them! If I absolutely have to choose then #2,4,5,16,19&20. This is so exciting!!!

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  87. Jen

    Thanks so much for posting these ideas! Everything looks wonderful! I can't choose just 1 thing, but I would love any from #3,4,5,6,10,11,18,20,22. 🙂

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  88. Natalie

    This is such a great list! Thank you for putting the time to put together this list and giveaway! The mini scapular is beautiful! I have been looking for a scapular like that. I have been expanding my Catholic jewelry collection, so Telos Art has been a shop I have had my eye on. – Natalie

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  89. Natalie

    This is such a great list! Thank you for putting the time to put together this list and giveaway! The mini scapular is beautiful! I have been looking for a scapular like that. I have been expanding my Catholic jewelry collection, so Telos Art has been a shop I have had my eye on.

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  90. Allie G.

    1, 4, 5, 13, and 19 are my favorites! Thanks so much for another year's great gift list!

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  91. H B

    Thank you so much for spending the time to make this post!

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  92. Melinda G Gudenkauf

    Your blog is my go-to fir everything Advent & Christmas!!! Thank you so much for all that you post and share!

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  93. giselle

    Thank you for the opportunity!!

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  94. Kimberly Payne

    This is an amazing list as always!!! In no particular order other than numerical, I would particularly like 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18 and 19.

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  95. elisabeth santner

    Every year I'm waiting for this list! Always so helpful – thank you!!

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  96. Carol A.

    So many beautiful gifts! My favorites are #2,3,4,11,9, and 18.But I would be thrilled to win anything. So many different ages in my family, they would all make great gifts. Thanks.

    Carol A.
    Carol A.

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  97. AJay

    You always find the BEST things! I love your blog and always use it for birthday/Christmas gift ideas. Thank you for all that you do!
    I particularly love prizes 2, 3, 10, 11, and 18.

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  98. t88

    2,8,11,19 are my favorites. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  99. Andrea Read

    Your blog is amazing, and I use it for gift ideas every birthday and Christmas. Thank you for all that you do!
    I particularly love prizes 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, and 18.

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  100. Angie W

    I would love the St Therese rosary or the cookie molds!

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  101. Kristy Florey

    I have my eye on the cookie stamps!

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  102. Anonymous

    Thank you for the chance to win these lovely prizes. My choices are 10,22,6,16,17,18,13,20,11
    Marion C

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  103. Shannon

    The prize we'd most like to win is the Catholic family crate. Thank you for sharing all these things.

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  104. Joanne

    Thank you for the beautiful gift guide! I got some ideas for my own family. Thank you for the chance to win. I love 5, 11, 12, 13, 15, and 16 but my favorite is the St. Therese rosary (13), absolutely gorgeous!

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  105. Shaina

    I would love to win all the baby stuff in prize #7. My best friend just had her 4th, a beautiful girl named Rosalyn…my new Goddaughter, and I'd love to gift her this prize.
    Or prize #8 to continue gifting my own kids the prayer pillowcases for Christmas…3 kids left to go.
    -Shaina

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  106. Lauren Caggeso

    I've read your blog for years!!! I would honestly love to win anything in this wonderful list!

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  107. Lisa Lynch

    Hello! These all look wonderful. I would most like #3, 7, 10 or 14. Thank you for sharing all these ideas. You are such an inspiration!

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  108. Sarah

    Thanks for the chance to win and for all your hard work doing this every year. I always refer to your lists when buying gifts, it really is helpful. I would love number 4, 14, or 19. Thank you.

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  109. Rebecca

    So many great gift ideas and businesses to support! I would love 2, 7, 11, 12, or 21.

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  110. klatrinka

    My fingers are crossed extra hard for 4, 12 or 19. I love seeing all your various lists – you find the most interesting and beautiful Catholic things!

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  111. Marcie

    So exciting to see such a fabulous variety of quality Catholic products all in one place! Thanks so much! With my granddaughter in mind I must call out #'s 2, 17, 20 and 21.

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  112. Marcie

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  113. Evonne

    Thank you for these lists- they are wonderful ideas for Christmas gifts for my children. I would love 3, 10, 12, 16 and 21.

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  114. Maria Therese

    Beautiful gifts! I love #6, #13, and #22

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  115. Maria Therese

    Thank you for the chance to win! Such wonderful prizes! Prize #13 or #22!

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  116. Lily

    Well done, thank you for taking the time to create this fantastic list. Pax et bonum

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  117. Michelle

    OK, so firstly, thank you for your lists, because I wait for them and now can do my shopping 🙂 All of the prizes look amazing, but definitely my first choice would be #4, because I have been looking at those beautiful Liturgical calendars forever!! Also love #5, the gorgeous items from Telos Art- would love to gift those earrings to my friend, Diana, and thirdly, love prize #8, because we have a couple of those pillow cases, and I just feel so good when the kids see those daily and feel they are protected in their sleep just by the closeness to the images and prayers!

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  118. Katrina

    I forgot to put which I would like to win (which is all of them), but I would like 2,5,10, and 12 the best.

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  119. Katrina

    Thank you for all that you do! I look forward to these posts each year (and always reread the previous years' posts). There are always so many great ideas!

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  120. Sandy

    What an amazing list! I love to see so many catholic ressources. Grace a Dieu💔

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  121. Sandy

    What a list! So many good ideas!

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  122. Gabrielle

    Thank you for all your hard work on these lists!!!! God Bless you!!! Happy thanksgiving!

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  123. Cmerie

    Candice here. I would love the Saint Cards prize or the Prayer Pillowcase prize or the beautiful Rosary.

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  124. Lily

    Thank you for these brilliant ideas and taking your precious time to do so. Well done! Pax et bonum

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  125. Angela W.

    So many wonderful gift ideas! For the giveaway #5, 6, 11, 13, 18, 22. All are wonderful though. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  126. Carolyn Lesher

    These are amazing! Thank you for your gift guide. I use it every year for my family. If i were to win i would say The liturgical posters would be my #1 with the st. Francis box coming in second. But i would be grateful for any of them.

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  127. Dawn N

    Thank you for the list. I always find great ideas and new businesses to support. I would love to win the Leslea Wahl books – I don't remember coming across those before! The rosaries you shared are so lovely too.

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  128. giarosa

    Such great lists! I love how your kids ages line up with several of my own 🙂 Love #5 and #9.

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  129. Teresa with lots of kids

    Always look forward to your suggestions, I don't know how you have time to find all these great ideas.

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  130. Brenna

    Thank you for the time and effort you put into these blog posts!

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  131. Elisse Florance

    Thanks for the list again! This year I have referred back several times! I am especially liking #7 with a new baby at my house. God bless!

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  132. Nikki

    What a wonderful and generous giveaway post! I would especially be grateful to receive #4, #2, or #12 – thank you for all these resources!

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  133. Jennifer Wilson

    I would like the Advent kit. I've always wanted to make a Jesse Tree, but have never got around to doing it!

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  134. Mama LD

    Thank you for sharing such great gift ideas. My favorites are 2, 11, & 19.

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  135. MaryLiz

    This is such an amazing list! I now have so many open tabs of potential gifts!

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  136. Jenny

    I love this post every year. I've been drooling at the puzzle suggestions for years…it's going to be added to my Christmas list this year I think!

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  137. Lemmon

    #2, #7, #13 🙂 Thanks!

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  138. Lemmon

    So many great ideas!

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  139. Isaura

    This is another great giveaway!!! I personally like all, but mostly #2, 4 and 16. Thank you for these opportunities!

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  140. Valerie

    Count me in!

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  141. Amelia W.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  142. Annette

    I look forward to your ideas and book baskets every year! Thank you so much. I just love the St. Therese rosary!!

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  143. k

    wow! wow! wow! that's a TON of stuff!

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  144. Elizabeth

    #7, #14 are my top choices, but they all look amazing!!! I really appreciate your suggestions every year. God bless you and your lovely family!

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  145. Elizabeth

    Awesome giveaway!!!! Thank you so much:)

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  146. Sarah Fink

    Wow! What a great resource. Thank you! My favorites are: 2, 21, 13, 5, 22.

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  147. M.E.

    A plethora of presents for everyone’s Christmas! Thank you for another great giveaway this year! Favorites are #2, #4, #12, #13, & #22. Happy Advent & Merry Christmas to all of you!

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  148. Anonymous

    Thank you for the time you take to curate such a lovely list, your blog has been a blessing to me for years. God bless!

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  149. Jocelyn K

    Oh, my goodness, what amazing prizes!! Thank-you so much for putting the time and effort into this!!! Top picks would be #02, #03, or #14. ❤️

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  150. Christie Staloch

    Wonderful giveaway!
    My favorites are 4, 5, 6, 11, 13, 14, 19, and 22.

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  151. Cathy

    Love this giveaway

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  152. Cathy

    Love this giveaway!!

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  153. M.E.

    A plethora of presents for everyone’s Christmas! Thank you for another great giveaway this year! Favorites are #2, #4, #12, #13, & #22. Happy Advent & Merry Christmas to all of you!

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  154. Mygd

    Thank you and God Bless you this Advent season! Beautiful "prizes"!

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  155. Claire Josephine

    #14 looks simply delightful!

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  156. Anne in NC

    "stuff for guns – like ammo or holster" What an incredibly wholesome Christmas gift! Merry Christmas son, now go kill something. Sickening. WWJD?

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  157. Jessica Gordon

    Our older boys are adults now and they don't look at firearms as toys.  As my husband mentions further down in the post, proper knowledge and understanding of firearm maintenance is an important part of using them whether that is for sport or home protection  Also, just because my son listed something in his list of suggestions, doesn't mean it's something we will be purchasing for him. Our children generally receive three gifts, stocking stuffers and some books, usually with at least one religious gift in the mix. 

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  158. Anonymous

    So many wonderful ideas! Thanks so much!

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  159. Anonymous

    Thank you for your kindness in helping all of us find gifts. It is really appreciated! This is so inspiring!

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  160. Karen H

    I wasn't actually going to enter the giveaway when I originally commented but…one of my sons and his wife recently had a baby boy, so maybe I should! The delightful #7 Chews Life would make any baby happy, and the teen books #18 would be very good for my now teenage grands. And if the luck of the Irish was with me and I won #13, the St Therese rosary, I would give it to you, Jessica, with thanks for this amazing blog and for your inspirational devotion to St Therese.

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  161. Unknown

    I’d most like to win the Rycraft cookie stamps as I’m just trying stamps and molds for the first time this Christmas. I’ve so loved your Christmas lists, Jessica. They’ve helped me decide on gifts for my own children for the past nine years. Thank you and blessings this advent and Christmas season.

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  162. Apettis in Oregon

    thanks for another great gift list!! i always get ideas from your list.!! and as a family of gun owners with 2 teens who are a part of a high school shot gun team i think firearms or accessories are a great gift! and we are very thankful for deer & elk in our freezer!!!

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  163. Sarah

    These gifts are always the best. 🙂 Any bundle would be welcomed!

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  164. Jessica Gordon

    Oh that's great! My mom is one of 13 children and her oldest brother happens to live up in the mountains here in North Idaho about 45 minutes from our home. Our children have loved getting to know him since moving up here from Oregon and our college boys are really hoping to eventually be here for a hunting season so he can teach them!

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  165. thewalshfam

    Thanks so much for another amazing round-up. I always look forward to this post on your blog to find some new fun Catholic companies. My favorite prize packages are 2, 7, 13, 16, or 21. God bless you and your family this Advent season.

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  166. Sarah Fink

    Not sure if my first comment went through, so I'll try again. This is such a great list, thank you! My choices would be 2, 21, 5, 13, 4, 22, 20! God bless!

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  167. Kristina N.

    Wow! This is so awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  168. ~~Melissa~~

    Awesome giveaways!! Many will be blessed!💙

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  169. Erin

    Not sure if my first comment went thru. But again. Thank you for always the best ideas and links and for all the time you put into it all. It’s amazing!!!!!

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  170. Bernadette K

    Number 7 is definitely my favorite! I love Chews Life’s products! Also it’s so nice to be able to support a business owned and run by Catholic mothers.

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  171. Matt

    You have truly outdone yourself! Thank you for your hard work I’m putting together these lists and prizes! May God bless you always!!! My favorite prizes are 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, & 22.

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  172. Celeste

    There are so many wonderful prizes, but I am particularly excited about the Liturgy of the Home posters (I bought my Christmas set but would love to continue through the year!), the beautiful jewelry from Telos, and the St. Augustine Academy Press bundle.

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  173. Molly B

    Wonderful giveaway as always!

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  174. Veronica Cummings

    I would love to win prize #6. This is an awesome giveaway. Thank you.

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  175. Tania Torres

    It’s hard to choose!! These are amazing gifts, but I would love to get the pillow cases or the cookie stamps also the rosary!! Thank you and God bless you and all the sponsors.

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  176. Kathleen L.

    Over whelmed with all these lovely ideas for Christmas! Thank you so much!!

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  177. Abby

    Thank you for all these fantastic ideas!

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  178. Tori

    Wow, what an incredible resource! Thank you for taking the time to put this together 🙂

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  179. Panda

    Would love any but my eyes are big on Chews Life and Catholic family crate giveaways

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  180. Heather Wilson

    I look forward to this list yearly. God Bless you for all the time it takes you to create this beautiful list.

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  181. Donna Marie

    I would love the prints in Prize#4. I love decorating our spaces with art like that as we live the liturgical year in the home. So beautiful..as are you, dear lady! I hope you have a very blessed Advent!

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  182. Brigid Mary

    I look forward to this post every year! Always such lovely, unique ideas!

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  183. Anna G

    Thank you so much for hosting this very generous giveaway!! My favorite prizes are numbers 10, 4, 14, and 19. God bless you!!

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  184. hamjenny

    #8 LOVE (Pillow Cases)
    #5 Pretty
    #13 Beautiful
    #19 Nice
    #22 Sweet
    Really nice prizes..

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  185. Carmelina

    Thank you for all of the great ideas and for this amazing giveaway!! 🙂 I'd love to win prize 10, 4, 14, or 19 in that order. God bless you and thanks again!! 🙂

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  186. starzine

    I would like to win prizes #10 and #15.

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