2022 Christmas Gift Ideas & Stocking Stuffers {Plus Another Sleighful of Giveaways}

by | Nov 22, 2022 | Gift Guide, Giveaway | 201 comments

It’s time for our annual list of Christmas Gift Ideas & Stocking Stuffers including another Sleighful of Giveaways! This post always takes so much longer than I think it will, but I really love being able to bless so many families (29 this year!) with the gifts donated by all the generous sponsors and help with shopping ideas at the same time. You’ll also find many coupon codes listed below to help with your Christmas shopping!

Grab a cup of tea or coffee when you have a few minutes and enjoy browsing our online gift guide and the incredible websites of all the various sponsors.
You can also find my lists from the last seven years here (2021)here (2020)here (2019)here (2018)here (2017)here (2016) and here (2015)  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.
Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to enter the giveaway for a chance to win one of 29 PRIZES with a combined value of $2,600! Please keep these Catholic businesses and authors in mind when shopping for gifts this Christmas season! 
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Christmas morning 2021

.: New Finds For Advent & Christmas 2022 :.

  1. Rorate Coeli: Marian Sounds of Advent CD from Clear Creek Abbey
  2. The Poorest Shepherd by Maura McKeegan Roan
  3. Advent Mug from The Little Rose Shop
  4. The Curious Christmas Trail by Haley Stewart – BRAND NEW release from Pauline Books and Media. This is the second in the series following The Pursuit of the Pilfered Cheese.
  5. Beloved Son: Joseph and Jesus also by Maura Roan McKeegan! I have loved all of her books and excited to add this to our Old and New Series collection.
  6. The Wise Men Who Found Christmas – I posted our review here.
  7. Floating Pine Christmas Candle from Truck + Barter – I just picked up one of these limited edition candles from my sweet friend Julia. Love it! Use code “Jessica” to save 15%
  8. Christmas Nativity Rosary from Rugged Rosaries – They have a beautiful 2022 Limited Edition Christmas Rosary too!
  9. Christmas Notecards from Regina Sanctorum – Her candles are gorgeous too!
I’ve updated some of our feast day favorites for you again this year: 

.: Feast of St. Nicholas :. 

  1. St. Nicholas Block or December Saints from Almond Rod Toys
  2. St. Nicholas and the Nine Gold Coins – Review can be found here. Find my list of all St. Nicholas books here. We also really love The Miracle of Saint Nicholas and The Baker’s Dozen.
  3. St. Nicholas Printable Candy Cane Treat Cards, Instant Download from Catholic Paper Goods
  4. A Visit From St Nicholas Print from Sleightholm Folk ArtNotecards available too!
  5. Editable Letter From Saint Nicholas – We bought and used this great letter last year
  6. Santa and Holly Matches from Truck & Barter – Use code “Jessica” to save 15%
  7. St. Nicholas Notecard Set from Santa Clara Design
  8. Kids St. Nicholas Socks and Adult St. Nicholas Socks from Sock Religious
  9. 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.) 


.: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe :.

  1. Guadalupe Mysteries: Deciphering the Code
  2. Our Lady of Guadalupe Swaddle from The Little Rose Shop – we also love her Vintage Guadalupe Inspired Short Sleeve T-shirt
  3. The Virgin of Guadalupe (1000 Piece)
  4. Our Lady of Guadalupe Candle
  5. Our Lady of Guadalupe Gown and Bonnet From the shop that has made all my favorite baby gowns. I would have loved this for our little “Christmas Rose!”  Hard to believe she turns 13 this December! Her leggings and OLG twirl dresses are darling too! Coupon code SHOWEROFROSES will save you 10% in her shop!
  6. Our Lady of Guadalupe Tote Bag
  7. Our Lady of Guadalupe Rosary from Come Holy Spirit Rosaries
  8. Our Lady of Guadalupe Pop-Up Book – You can get a peek at the inside here.
  9. Cloak of Roses – Our Lady of Guadalupe from Regina Martryum Productions
We usually celebrate with an Our Lady of Guadalupe Brunch or Dinner after Mass!

.: Favorite Nativity Sets :.

These are some of the nativity sets our family has collected over the years. 
We have Fisher PricePlaymobil and Shining Light Doll Nativitiesand the Nativity Fabric Advent Calendarbut I especially love our wooden versions including the ones made by Ostheimer! We also have the Schleich Nativity but it’s hard to find, same with A Child Is Born from Naturally Catholic
  1. Kurt Adler Wooden Nativity Advent Calendar with 24 Magnetic Figures
  2. Joseph Walking and Mary on the Donkey
  3. Ostheimer Nativity Miniature Set
  4. Ostheimer Nativity Set Full Size – The started set of nine figures a number of years ago and we’ve slowly been adding to the collection ever since. Additional pieces can be found here. The last couple years they have unfortunately increased by about 40% and can be hard to find in stock. 
  5. Full Nativity Block Set from Almond Rod Toy – You can also buy the Nativity Craft Sheets and make your own blocks! 
  6. The Giving Manger – I place this little manger at the end of our little path that Joseph, Mary and Donkey travel during Advent.
  7. Saintly Heart Nativity Playset sponsored by Saintly Heart
  8. Playmobil Nativity
  9. Shining Light Dolls Nativity Collection
In the past I have tucked our mini Ostheimer nativity figures into the pockets of one of our Advent calendars to pull them out one by one each day and countdown to Christmas.
Once again our children helped again with this year’s 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: 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 books on Epiphany (which often include many books that have been given to me to review, or school books for the next semester). The gift suggestions listed below have been received over a number of different years/occasions (the more expensive items are typically a birthday gift), handed down from older siblings, or on their wish list.

.: Captain’s Picks – Age 22 :.

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: 
“These are getting harder and harder for me to do. 😜 
Spending time with family and friends are the only things I need.”
  1. A gym/ small duffel bag. Something like that would be nice that way you don’t keep having to empty your school backpack every time you go to the gym or on a weekend trip somewhere.
  2. A nice pair of sunglasses. I personally have always loved aviators… even before seeing the top gun movies. 😎😂 Which -by the way- if you somehow haven’t seen the new one, would HIGHLY recommend.
  3. Charlie Brown Christmas Sweatshirt. I have always loved Charlie Brown. Plus having something that reminds you of your childhood keeps you from taking life too seriously 😜
  4. It would be wrong if I didn’t include something Patriotic 🇺🇸 
  5. Sandals/REI gift card – Before going to the Holy Land this past summer (link other posts 👀) mom and I went to REI to pick out some stuff like a pair of chacos! Absolutely love em. I say gift card too because that is an awesome store! I remember going in there with mom trying to find stuff for dad but as a young adult now that’s definitely where I would spend my money if it wasn’t all going towards school. 😂😭😂 
  6. Honestly something to read for fun like Moby Dick (great book!) or something more motivational.
  7. Religious Book. Gotta keep up that spiritual life 🙏
  8. Sturdy/durable water bottle. Hydro Flasks are the first thing that come to mind.
  9. Gym membership!! Gotta get em gains!! 💪💪 the gym at UMary is great but I’m only there for one more semester 😭

.: Ranger’s Picks – Age 20 :.

He’s taking 20 credits this semester to graduate early!!!
… yet, despite how busy he is, he was the first one to send me back a list when I asked! 
  1. Maybe Fishing Gear (fly fishing pole 👀) Or just lures, tackle box –  (I ran across this t-shirt when looking for an image to go along with his list… After surgery and six months of his right hand in a cast, I might just have to get it for him! I don’t know the first thing about fishing, so if you have gift suggestions please send them my way!)
  2. Ski stuff – Goggles, mask or gloves
  3. Maybe a good shaving kit (electric, like beard trimming)
  4. Squatch Soap
  5. Dress shirts and ties
  6. My Timberland Boots were a good gift, I like those esp. for cold weather
  8. Books about architecture, or law, or religious… the Grisham books are fun too.
  9. Pickle Ball Paddle
  10. Bubble wrap so I don’t break no more bones!

.: Twinkle Toes’ Picks – Age 19 :.

Here is what she sent me to include: 
  1. Blue Marion Necklace from Telos Art Shop  – This necklace is so lovely and very chic! It’s simple yet stylish and (my favorite part) it has our mother Mary on it!
  2. The Hidden Power of Kindness: A Practical Handbook for Souls Who Dare to Transform the World, One Deed at a Time  – This book is an absolute game changer! Being kind is something that everyone has to work on, no matter how kind you are, you can always be kinder! I love this book because it explains how you can become a better person just by changing only your mindset. St Teresa of Calcutta once said “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”
  3. Brown Buffalo Leather Hobo Purse  – This purse is SO amazing! It’s cute, spacious, and very comfortable! I never have to worry about there not being enough room.
  4. Ski – Literally anything outside winter sports related is amazing! A pair of ice skates, a pair of gloves/mittens, a beanie, a ski helmet, etc are all great ideas!
  5. Celtic Knot Ring – This ring that is made in Ireland is so beautiful! It’s simple, yet so elegant in design. I never thought I would be a ring person until I got this ring last Christmas!!!
  6. Strong + Courageous Mug – A friend gave me this mug earlier this year and I really love it! Also I don’t believe one can have too many cute mugs 😉
  7. White Rose Computer Messenger Carry Case – This computer case has been a life savor when I work out of the house! It has multiple pockets inside of it and such a beautiful print!
  8. All Creatures Great and Small TV show – An absolutely hilarious TV show about an Irish assistant veterinarian. Below on Chiquita’s gift list is the book which the TV show is based on. I’m just now starting to read and am loving it so far!!
  9. Reading pillow – Comfortable, warm, fluffy, AND pink!!! I don’t think it could get better! I especially love it since I have a computer job which requires a lot of sitting so it’s SO nice to have a cushioned pillow that makes it more comfortable to sit!
(Last Christmas the older three girls all found a ring in their stockings, and actually so did I!  I originally bought our oldest daughter an authentic Irish Celtic Knot ring at All Things Irish in downtown Coeur d’Alene, and then found the Cross/Rose ring above and Rose ring (in our soon-to-be 13 year old’s list) down below online.  Telos Art Shop has some beautiful ring options too!)

.: Chiquita’s Picks – Age 17 :.

Here is what she sent me to include: 
  1. Cross and Rose Stirling Silver RingThis I think is my favorite piece of jewelry that I own! It’s sooo pretty and a good reminder of Christ’s suffering and how we ought to always follow His example.
  2. Who’s Your Hero Heart Fleece HoodiePerfect for the Idaho cold and a great addition to my Chai/Book duo!
  3. Kala UkuleleMy ukulele is so pretty and, though it’s larger than most, I love the size. I especially recommend the Kala Klipz Clip-On Tuner to go along with it!
  4. BenedictusThe Benedictus consists of daily morning and evening Divine office prayers, mass readings for every day of the month, daily meditations, and weekly fun facts about the faith. It’s great!
  5. Vintage TypewriterThis gift really caught me off guard last Christmas! I had been joking (but sort of not) that I wanted a typewriter, but knew that it was just too crazy of a gift to expect… then I unwrapped it!!! I love it! It makes all of the special typewriter sounds that I have always loved (the little ding at the end 🤩), it’s not all plasticky and cheap, and it looks sooo cool! Thanks again, Mom and Dad!
  6. Miraculous Slider Necklace from Telos Art Shop – Another one of my favorite jewelry pieces! It’s super pretty and I wear it with pretty much everything. On the inside, the Lord’s Prayer is inscribed. Every time I wear it, my baby sister slides it open and asks “What does this say, Clare?” She knows that it’s the Our Father, but she asks just to recite it with me. The only downside to this necklace is that it patinas so I would recommend getting something for it. The website recommends EverBright.
  7. Pilot FriXion Colors Erasable Marker, 6 Color Set – I especially like the pastel 6 marker set to go along with my Academic Planner cover for this year! It takes the staying organized to a whole ‘nother lever…
  8. All Creatures Great and Small Book Set or start with the first and add to the collection! – It was so funny when my older brother saw me reading the book and was like “Wait.. it’s a book?” Then he saw the author and was like “Wait… JAMES HERRIOT IS AN ACTUAL PERSON?!? They’re such fun books, nice and relaxing (after all of my Dickens!), and chock full of stories.
  9. Leather BootsThese are my FAVORITE boots (partially because they add an inch or two to my height 👀), but also because they are just so cute and they go along with so many of my dresses. Although they aren’t sold anymore, I would definitely recommend boots like these.  (Mom here to add: I bought these Born Mallory Boots and a pair of black ones just like them many, many years ago on clearance from Garnet Hill. They were my favorites too, until my back and stability issues couldn’t handle heels any longer!  My girls, who now happen to fit them were each handed down a pair this past year… How’d they grow up so fast?!? Don’t tell her, but she’s getting these for Christmas – I ordered them when they were 60% off – and I think she’s going to love them too!) 

.: Scout’s Picks – Age 15 :.

  1. Mandalorian Playing Cards
  2. Gabb PhoneWhen it’s the Gabb Phone or nothing, the Gabb phone is pretty cool! 😉 Our 17 year old refers to hers as “a disabled Android…” He and our 17 year old each got one last Christmas with them both playing sports this year… We already have 5 iPhones on our Verizon plan and I wasn’t adding another… This is a affordable and safe alternative, perfect for them being able to have access to texting and to be able to call home.  I got our phones 50% off last year, but this year they are running a special for FREE phones with contract. If you’d like a referral code (free accessories added for you and free month of service for me!) just send me a message or email and I would love to share it privately. 
  3. 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 and now the Home Alone set has been added to that list!
  4. Basketball – Similar to Pop-a-Shot, we got his last summer for his birthday from Costco. 
  5. Ripstick – One of the older boys brought this back with them from Christendom and he included it in his list of favorites to share. I really need to stock up on some more wrist guards after so many injuries and surgeries this year… We have some pretty active children! 
  6. Ski Goggles – He also took off with skiing last year and even managed a double black diamond… Really hoping to add some ski gear this Christmas if I can find some good deals (or hit up the thrift shops up in Sandpoint!). 
  7. Wish list: Hey DudesHe has admired his older brothers’ for a while… 
  8. Bose Noise Cancelling HeadphonesFor his online Latin, Lit & History classes this year. He’s using hand-me-downs that his oldest brother won years ago
  9. Jujube Wood Rosary BraceletA gift from Grandpa and Grandma Murphy last year, with a St. Michael medal attached… He wears it every day! Lots of options here too

.: Rose’s Picks – Age 12 :.

  1. Tapple Word GameWe don’t own this but she played it at our neighbor’s home and loved it! 
  2. DIY Custom Jewelry Case – I bought hers from Costco. 
  3. LEGO Winter Village sets  – Last year she was given Santa’s Visit!
  4. Puffin in Bloom CollectionThis is her sister’s book set, but she loves it! Especially Little Women
  5. Wish List: Anything ski related and maybe some matching things for her dolls too!  – This athletic girl of ours learned to ski last year and has fallen in love with the mountain! She’s headed back for more lessons this season. All except our two oldest were new to skiing last year, so I could use any tips on how to round up ski gear for a big family… Last year it was Costco finds (helmets/goggles/gloves) + rentals that came with lessons. 
  6. Ribbed Beanie with Pom
  7. Rollerblades Adjustable Inline Skates – Last year she received these for Christmas after outgrowing her last pair which was also great!
  8. Sterling Silver Rose Ring (Size 5) – A sweet and simple rose for our little Christmas Rose!
  9. Vera Bradley XL Campus Back Pack – Holland Garden (clearance print) 
  10. BONUS:  Dashing Diva Nail StripsSo much fun and a perfect stocking stuffer! 

.: Bud’s Picks – Age 10 :.

In addition to our collection of Lincoln Logs, Playmobil, Thomas Wooden Railway, and LEGO, here are some more specific favorites that Bud loves… 
  1. LEGO Medieval Castle – He received this last Christmas and loved it! 
  2. Ranger’s Apprentice (The Ruins of Gorlan, Book One) – We have a new fan! He’s head though the first ten books already! He’s torn between Ranger’s Apprentice, LOTR, or Hockey for this year’s birthday theme!  He’s outgrowing Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales but apparently he still needs “one more” to complete his set. 
  3. LEGO Pirate Ship  – And this was one of last year’s birthday gifts for his Pirate themed party. He would love to add the Viking Ship to his collection.. LEGO Creator Sets are always a hit! He also loves the LEGO Great Vehicles.
  4. Saint Socks from Sock Religious
  5. Yoyo StripesHe got one of these yo-yos in his Easter Basket and pulled it was also on the list when I asked him about his favorite things. 
  6. Myles Outdoor Sports GoalsWe have had plastic versions in the past… So glad to see the steel option now. 
  7. Rollerblade Fury Boy’s Adjustable Inline Skate
  8. LOTR RiskOur version is older and when I searched for it and ran across the updated version both boys insisted we need to add the new one to our collection. Maybe for a birthday gift!
  9. Gatorade Water Bottle – Hockey practice and games necessity. 

.: Grace’s Picks – Age 5 :.

  1. Pray and Play ABC Puzzle from Saintly Heart
  2. Art Easel
  3. Grow a Garden Matching Game
  4. Calico Critters
  5. Flower Fairy Costume – I still need to blog about her 5th birthday. This was the costume we gave her (along with one for her little sister) and they had so much fun! I bought this shirt for underneath and these leggings.
  6. Flower Fairies Enchanted Garden Sticker Activity Book
  7. Sophie Mouse Collection
  8. Tin Tea Set
  9. 24 Brillant Bee Crayons

.: Joy’s Picks – Age 3 :.

  1. Banwood Balance Bike with Basket
  2. PlanToys Alphabet A-Z
  3. Adventures with Barefoot Critters
  4. Wooden Toy Espresso Maker
  5. Carter’s Nutcracker Pajama Set
  6. Melissa & Doug Slice and Bake Cookie Set
  7. Tikiri Ocean Buddies
  8. Hydro Flask Kids
  9. Rosaries from Chews Life
My girls all really love their Catholic Dresses from Miriam Rose & Co too!
Coupon code SHOWEROFROSES with save 10% in the shop

.: Favorite Wooden Toys :.

Adding this bonus category with some 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, Tractors and Trailers. My little girls love them even more than their older brother did when they were younger! Look for them in the US at The Wooden Wagon, Nova Natural and Bella Luna Toys.
  2. Grimms Spiel und Holz Wooden Toys – Grimm’s Counting Rainbow (similar to this) with Grimm’s Natural Semicircles Building Set.
  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. 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! I’ve blogged more about these here.
  5. Saint Blocks from Almond Rod Toys – SAVE 10% with code: MERRY (valid November 2022)
  6. Thomas the Train Wooden Train Track, Buildings and Trains – we pulled our old train set out and the girls have been loving it!  I’m planning to slip a couple new engines into their stockings, including Rosie.
  7. 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.
  8. Wooden Peg Dolls – Perfect for painting dolls as gifts for younger siblings! 😉
  9. Grapat Sorting Toys – I bought a couple of these for Easter Baskets and planning to add more in this year’s stockings and next year’s Easter Baskets. Our little girls love them!  They are also great for using along with their Fagus Dump Truck, Trailers and Conveyor Belt.

.: Board Games – Family Favorites :. 

  1. Captain’s favorite (age 22) – Catan (we have this edition and pretty much every add on) followed by Settler’s of America
  2. Ranger’s favorite (age 20) – CatanTrekking the National Parks, and Ticket to Ride
  3. Celtic Kitten’s favorite (age 19) – PaydayClue Retro Edition and Monopoly
  4. Chiquita’s favorite (age 17) – Clue Retro EditionTicket to RideEscape from Colditz and Payday
  5. Snuggles’ favorite (age 15) – Escape from Colditz: 75th Anniversary Edition
  6. Rose’s favoite (age 12) – Ticket to Ride
  7. Bud’s favorite (age 10) – Lord of the Rings Monopoly (we have this older edition), WWII Axis & Allies & Lord of the Rings Risk
  8. Grace’s Favorite (age 5) – Bird Bingo
  9. Joy’s Favorite (age 3) – Candy Land (65th Anniversary Retro Edition)

.: Catholic Family Games :. 

  1. The Purgative Way – Find our review here!
  2. Catholic Playing Cards – These will be in someone’s stocking this year.
  3. The Catholic Card Game – We don’t own this one, but it looks like a fun one too!
  4. Know Thyself! – Such a fun Apples to Apples style game all about temperaments.
  5. Catholic Name-it! – Our kids love NHL. Need to slip this into one of their stockings! Also available directly from Holy Heroes.
  6. Catholic Trivia – Traditional Version
  7. Saint Cards – Enter Promo Code SHOWEROFROSES at beginning of checkout to SAVE 10%
  8. Road to Bethlehem
  9. Wish List:  Feast Day: The Liturgical Year Board Game from Holy Heroes looks fun!

.: Gift Ideas for Catholic Moms :.

  1. Cultivating Virtue: Self-Mastery With the Saints – Love this updated edition!
  2. Kenra Blow-Dry Mist and Glo Oil Free SPF 40 – Two favorites for hair and skin…
  3. Sleep Mask – Night and day difference in how well I sleep! 😉
  4. Holy Family – One of my favorite statues and always on my kitchen windowsill.
  5. Hu Limited Edition Winter Collection
  6. Large Miraculous Medal Earrings from Et Corde LLC
  7. SwiftNet 2.1 Portable Pickleball Net System – Family pickleball tournaments in the driveway are the best! We’ve used this net so much over the past few years and it’s holding up great.
  8. The Little Way of Living with Less: Learning to Let Go with the Little Flower
  9. Lucky Basel Ankle Booties
Don’t forget the Catholic Aprons over at Catholic Cuisine too! 

.: Gift Ideas for Catholic Dads :.

Here is what Sean sent me when I asked him for nine suggestions:
  1. Stormy Kromer Cap
  2. Flag Wood Wall Art
  3. DeWalt Drill Set
  4. Digital Electronic Level
  5. Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0
  6. 1776 Starter Kit from Patriot Shave
  7. Three to Get Married
  8. The Prayer at Valley Forge
  9. Black Rifle Coffee Rounds

.: 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. Evening Nativity (550 Piece)
  4. Midnight Mass (1000 Piece)
  5. Stained Glass Holy Night (1000 Piece)
  6. Neighborhood Nativity (1000 Piece)
  7. Christmas Tree Farm (1000 Piece)
  8. Good Will To All (500 Piece) – This 300 Piece Version is pretty too.
  9. Snow Globes Nativity Puzzle (1000 Piece)

.: 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!

.: 2023 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. Elizabeth Clare Planners – Very lovely planners with lots of accessories!
  4. Fiat Traditional Catholic Planner – We’ve loved our posters. Excited to see this! 
  5. 2023 Cathedrals Wall Calendar from TAN (Ordinary Form + Extraordinary Form)
  6. 2023 Catholic Calendar from Saints Galore (Ordinary Form + Extraordinary Form) 
  7. 2023 The Angels Wall Calendar from TAN (Ordinary Form + Extraordinary Form)
  8. The Saintmaker Catholic Life PlannerI’ve never seen this in person but sounds interesting!
  9.  The Illustrated Liturgical Year Calendar Subscription – Receive four 18×24 fully colored and illustrated liturgical calendar posters each quarter!

.: A Sleighful of Giveaways :.

This year I’m giving away 29 PRIZES 
with a COMBINED VALUE OF $2,600!!! 
(Each individual prize ranges from a minimum of $50 up to $165 this year! There will be 29 winners.  You have more than one way to earn entries so you could possibly win more than one prize! Thank you so much to all these generous businesses for sponsoring this giveaway!) 
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Prize #01 – Free subscription to our 2023 Quarterly Subscription Box! Each quarter a new item will arrive in the mail with a unique piece of jewelry and a special note behind the inspiration of each piece. Centered around the liturgical seasons, boxes will be sent within each quarter (April-May, July-September, October-December) with a theme related to a special feast day or celebration. By the end of 2023 recipients will receive four handmade gifts. Sponsored by Telos Art Shop (value $165.00)

Shower of Roses readers receive a special discount of 15% with code ROSES
Congratulations, Anastasia W! 
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Prize #02 – Special SaintCards Bundle! Includes: SaintCards: Base GameDeluxe 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, Blair B
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Prize #03 Silicone baby rosary, our pacifier doll collection (Mary, Jesus, and Joseph), a muslin baby blanket, a Gemstone Rosary bracelet, and a rosary pouch sponsored by Chews Life (value $154.00)

Congratulations, Natalie K! 
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Prize #04 – 2023 Wall Calendar, 2023 Catholic Planner plus tabs, Rosary Flip Book, Stations Flip Book and Catholic Planner Sticker Sampler sponsored by Elizabeth Clare (value $144.98)

10% off orders of $75+ with coupon code SHOWEROFROSES
Good on Etsy or website and valid through 12/10/2022
Congratulations, Rosie T! 
Coupon Code: ROSES15 for 15% percent off thru December 15th
Congratulations, Windy! 
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Prize #06 – Handmade St. Francis of Assisi rosary in solid bronze and liturgical brocade rosary pouch sponsored by Come Holy Spirit Rosaries (value $117.00)

Congratulations, Josephine! 
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Prize #07 – 12 saint blocks of your choice (300+ to choose from!) sponsored by Almond Rod Toys (value $115.00)
SAVE 10% in November 2022 with Coupon Code MERRY 
Congratulations, Kristina E! 
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Prize #08 – Coffee and Kids Christmas give away!!!! Sit down, relax, and enjoy a cup of high quality, award winning coffee from Guadalupe Roastery while your children read an issue of St. Mary’s Messenger Magazine. This special give away includes (2) One year, quarterly subscriptions of St. Mary’s Messenger Magazine valued at $19.95 each. PLUS (2) 14 oz. bags of Nicaragua Matagalpa coffee valued at $16.95 each. Sponsored by St. Mary’s Messenger and Guadalupe Roastery (value $113.70)

Coupon Code “GET 15” for 15% off any order of Guadalupe Coffee at www.guadaluperoastery.com
Congratulations, Lindsay K! 
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Prize #09 – Five Preschool Books and Three Coloring Books: My Little Patron Preschool Practice Book, Saints & Blesseds from A to Z, My Little Patron Flashcard & Game Book, My Little Lined Notebook (your pick of color: blue, pink, purple or green), My Little Graph Ruled Notebook, Saints for Boys Coloring Book: Vol 1, Saints for Girls Coloring Book: Vol 1, and Happy Easter Coloring Book plus the Planner & Preschool Guide Book + PDF version, and a pdf of the Traditional Rosary Guide & Marian Prayers sponsored by My Little Patron (value $107.19)

Congratulations, Susan L! 
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Prize #10 – 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, Megan C! 
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Prize #11 – Advent Crate sponsored by Catholic Family Crate (value $100.00)

Catholic Family Crate is a brand that creates Catholic gifts, educational materials, spiritual tools, and beautiful art to help children fall in love with their Catholic faith. Our products make wonderful gifts to children, families, and teachers for birthdays, sacraments, appreciation and so much more! From art, prayers, and stickers, to mass kits and at-home activity crates, we inspire children and families to learn and practice their Catholic faith. 
Coupon code SHOWEROFROSES22 
is good for 20% off the 1st month of a subscription OR 20% off anything in the store
(valid November 14, 2022 to December 31, 2022)
Congratulations, Tracy S! 
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Prize #12 – 3 beautiful Prayer Pillowcases plus a $50 Gift Card to help with last minute gifts & stocking stuffers. The family bundle of PrayerPillowcases includes the seasonal favorite Holy Family design with St. Bede’s beautiful prayer for family prayer during Advent, Our Lady of Good Counsel with the Hail Holy Queen, and the vital prayer all parents want their children to know and pray, the Prayer to St. Michael. Sponsored by Prayer Pillowcases (value $95.00)
BONUS: SAVE 15% with Coupon Code: ROSES22
Visit Prayer Pillowcases for grace-filled gifts and stocking stuffers (that you can personalize!)
Congratulations, Cindy G! 
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Prize #13St. Hubert Hunting Rosary from The Rose Picker (value $90.00)

Congratulations, Elizabeth (knenay)!
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Prize #14 – Hardcover editions of all five of the Old and New series books by Maura Roan McKeegan including the BRAND NEW Beloved Son: Joseph and Jesus sponsored by St. Paul Center (value $89.75)
Also available from Amazon: 
Congratulations, Jennifer! 
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Prize #17 – The Purgative Way Board Game sponsored by The Purgative Way (value $79.65)
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Prize #18 – variety bundle of Catholic greeting cards, including Christmas cards, Get Well, Birthday, Graduation, etc. sponsored by Pelican Printery House (value $75.00)
Congratulations, Liz S! 
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Prize #19 All five volumes from In the Shadows of Rome series, including the latest two which were both just published this year, sponsored by Ignatius Press (value $64.95)

Ignatius Press is currently offering FREE SITEWIDE SHIPPING on orders over $50
(Ends at midnight on 11/23/2022)
Congratulations, Alicia! 
Congratulations, Kelly S! 
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Prize #21Saintly Heart Nativity Playset sponsored by Saintly Heart (value $59.99)

Coupon Code: roses15 for 15% OFF regular priced items
Congratulations, Sarah! 
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Prize #22 – Limited Edition Pine Candle, Sacred Heart Decorative Matches and Brass Wick Trimmer sponsored by Truck + Barter (value $58.25) (Update – Now Hohme Candle Co.) 

Use code “Jessica” to save 15%
Congratulations, Mimi G! 
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Prize #23 – St. John Neumann box sponsored by Saints Around the World  (value $58.00)

Use coupon code ADVENTROSE10 for a 10% DISCOUNT 
on any boxes sold in the shop. Expires December 8, 2022.
Congratulations, Lauren C! 
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Prize #24 – Lilla Rose Hair Clip (small size), featuring a rose, a matching headband, and a $17 Gift Card sponsored by Kathryn Baltrinic (value $56.00)

Congratulations, Grace M! 
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Prize #25 – Children’s First Chant, Catholic Songs for Children and The Children’s Book of Hymns sponsored by St. Augustine Academy Press (value $52.85)
Use coupon code XMAS2022 for 20% OFF everything on our website 
this does exclude Children’s First Chants which can’t be discounted
(Valid Wednesday, November 23 through Midnight Tuesday November 29, 2022)
Congratulations, Nicole E! 
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Prize #26 – $50 Gift Card sponsored by Glorious Heritage Cartoons (value $50.00)

Coupon Code: SACRED HEART for 20% OFF 
download of an Extended Length Cartoon!
Congratulations, Melissa C! 
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Prizes #27, #28 and #29 – $50 Gift Card sponsored by Regina Martryum Productions (value $50.00 each – 3 Winners!)

Please note: Anyone who wins these prizes but also purchases during this year’s Cyber Monday sale (70% OFF ENTIRE COLLECTION!!!) can also receive the Gift Card amount credited back on their payment method. So don’t let hoping to win a gift card stop you from taking advantage of their amazing sale!
Congratulations, Lora V! 
Congratulations, Desiree N! 
Congratulations, Cathy H! 
Please enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter box below:
Lots of bonus entries can be earned by visiting the sponsors websites and social media accounts! Giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on December 5, 2022.
Winners announced on December 6, 2022 – the Feast of St. Nicholas! 
Note: If you have any trouble with Rafflecopter just send me an email or message with your name/email address and I can add you manually. I’ve been looking for alternatives, but haven’t found a free option yet that offers what I need for these annual giveaways that I love hosting for you all!
Looking for more ideas?
Here are the links to our 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 20192020, and 2021 Gift Lists!


  1. Anonymous

    Lots of great ideas. Thank you.

  2. Patricia Chaudhry

    What a list! So many great ideas. Thank you.

  3. Kristy

    I would love the Saint blocks or the Saint cards bundle- they would both be perfect in my 5th grade classroom!

  4. Elisse Florance

    Such a great list again! I really like seeing so many good and beautiful gift options in one place. Thanks Jessica!

  5. Maureen

    All the prizes are amazing, but I'd love to win prize #5 I've always wanted a St. Andrew Novena chaplet

  6. samcarter

    They're all so lovely! But #16 looks so interesting, and #8 (since I just learned I can try coffee again) looks wonderful as well!

  7. Anonymous

    What an amazing list. Thank you!

  8. Nina ranieri

    Thank you for this wonderful list of ideas!

  9. Anonymous

    Wow, great ideas. You must spend a lot more on Christmas than we can though. We have about $100 limit per kid for our 6, especially this year with the prices on everything so high. I enjoy the ideas though, especially for the older kids who usually just want money now. I'd love the Advent set #11, book set, #19 or #16. Another idea would be https://www.wordonfire.org/pray/- Word on Fire Liturgy of the Hours subscription. Someone gave this to my 16 year old boy and he's actually doing it!

  10. Anonymous

    I look forward to this giveaway every year.

  11. Jamie Salvucci

    I look forward to this giveaway every year.

  12. Anonymous

    Prize 3. For the baby that was due a few weeks before Christmas.

  13. joy

    Any of the prizes for our home or family would be GREAT to win. God bless you and yours.

  14. Amanda

    What a wonderful collection! I am especially interested in 25, 19, 17, 16, 14, 7, or 1!

  15. joy

    GREAT giveaway. Wonderful items.

  16. Anonymous

    This is Candice. I would love 1, 2, 5, 7, 10, 17, 18, 21, or 24.

  17. Amanda Wells

    Great list! Lots of items/shops I've never seen before!

  18. Jessica Gordon

    Thank you, Elisse! This post always feels like I'm putting together a giant catalog! 🙂

  19. Jessica Gordon

    Thank you! I haven't heard of the subscription before. That is great to hear that your 16 year old son is praying the Liturgy of the Hours with it! About five years ago our oldest son (17 at the time) really wanted the set of books and we gave them to him over the course of a year (Easter, Birthday, Christmas and Epiphany gift).

    This post can be a little misleading since the kids "gift ideas" they put together for me to share are usually a compilation of things they have received over many years and/or multiple occasions (including birthdays, hand-me-downs, and even some wished for items). Usually the bigger items were their main birthday gift (basketball hoop, bike, etc).

    On Christmas they each receive three gifts each (plus some stocking stuffers) that typically include one gift they really want, one they need (usually clothes or shoes), and then one other gift (in recent years it's been a lego set and they all spend the day after Christmas putting them together as a family). It's definitely getting harder as the cost of everything skyrockets!

    We have had many years, especially when the children were younger and before I went back to work, where I had a $100 or less budget per child. I remember one year I really wanted a toy kitchen for our oldest girls and couldn't find anything that would fit the budget my husband had given me… I ended up winning one – at a St. Vincent de Paul silent auction we had been invited to- just like the one I had seen at Costco that year (pink retro kitchen + fridge) for $40! It had a little damage but we fixed it up! It's possible to get creative and find amazing deals although it does seem to be getting harder and harder lately… That's one of the reasons I love being able to sponsor this giveaway – to hopefully help with a gift or two gift for the 29 families that will win the prizes! Good luck!!

  20. Leslie

    I look forward to these posts every year! So many great ideas! After seeing your girls' James Herriot recommendations I want to also recommend his picture books: Moses the Kitten, Bonny's Big Day, Only One Woof, The Christmas Day Kitten, and more. I grew up on those stories and now my little ones love them too! (I have them as separate books but I see they are now all together in James Herriot's Treasury for Children.)
    And thank you for the wonderful giveaway… I especially like 2, 14, 17, or 21! God bless you!

  21. Windy

    What a beautiful list! I have appreciates your lists as I have gotten the Saints Card game and several others for Christmas. I would LOVE #s: 1, 4, 5, 15, 16, 19, and 27, 28, or 29 and would be grateful for 8, 12, 14, 18, or 22. So many wonderful things for young kids. I can't wait for grandkids!! Thank you! Pax Christi!

    Windy also Catholicmom26

  22. Jessica Gordon

    Thank you for the suggestion, Leslie! I recently purchased James Herriot's Treasury for Children during Amazon's Get 3 for 2 sale and it's supposed to arrive tomorrow! I'm glad to hear it's good. I should try and see if I can find The Christmas Day Kitten as a separate book – that might be perfect for my 19 year old who has always loved Christmas cat stories for St. Nicholas Day. I hadn't found a book for her yet! God bless you too!

  23. Anonymous

    Thank you for all the great ideas – I have jotted several down to shop for!
    Favorite? I have to say #16 – I have other Susan Peek books and love her writing!
    After that, I'm into #'s 1, 5, and 13.
    Thank you for the chance to win!

  24. Brenna G

    I look forward to your lists every season. What a labor of love! Thank you, Jessica, I always glean such great ideas for my own children.

  25. Anonymous

    JoAnn Hayden 🙂 any of them!:)

  26. Blair Bailey

    What a wonderful gift guide for Catholic families! Thanks to all your family for putting it together. I’d love to win any of the gifts, but especially the jewelry subscription, the Saint game, the Shadow of Rome books, and the cookie stamps. A blessed holiday season to all of you!

  27. Anonymous

    This is a great list with some unique ideas. I like how you organized it!

  28. Anastasia Wheeler

    This was a tough one: for myself, I'd like to see more of the telos jewelry, but the children would like #7 the best.

  29. Anonymous

    Absolutely amazing gift sets. Love the preschool idea and all the advent gifts.

  30. Anonymous

    This is a great list and the giveaways this year look fantastic! Thank you for all of your efforts to put together this fun post!

  31. Brooke Lord

    Really great way to bring business to these wonderful companies! I love telos art so #1 is appealing but numbers 7 and 24 are great as well!

  32. Anonymous

    The prizes are amazing but Prize #1 would be great for my girls!

  33. Heidi Lasnoski

    Prize 1 would be great for my girls- thank you for all the ideas!

  34. Anonymous

    Thank you so much for putting this list together! What a blessing to have so many ideas in one place.

  35. fadfd

    I always look forward to your suggestions Jessica. Each item that we've purchased, with your recommendation, has become a family favorite. Thank you!

  36. Anonymous

    I would love to win ANY of these! Especially love the book giveaways, Chews Life and Telos Art! The game looks pretty awesome for a family game night!

  37. Christina Ardelean

    I would love to win the Rycraft cookie stamp set. I already own a St. Nicholas stamp that I use to make our feast day cookies and they are so wonderful.

  38. Anonymous

    The giveaway look so wonderful this year! 😀
    I am especially interested in 1, 6, 8,10,15, 18, and 22.
    I have followed this blog since I was a young teenager… have gotten so much inspiration for celebrating feast days through the years. God bless you and your family!

  39. Sarah King

    Lots of wonderful ideas! #21, Saintly Heart Nativity Playset, would be most appealing for us since our kiddos would play with it a lot. #15 would be neat as well!

  40. AJay

    I always look forward to your gift lists as they have helped me discover new Catholic shops and new ways to help my children grow in their faith. Thank you for doing this every year. There are so many amazing items in your giveaway, but with the ages of my children, my favorites are 1, 2, 4, 7, 15, 16, 17, and 19.

  41. Anonymous

    Thank you for the list. It is very helpful in sparking gift ideas for our children. Do you happen to have a timeline on your Advent Book stickers for 2022 as to when those will be available? God bless and thank you for all you post.

  42. Rachel S.

    So many wonderful ideas! Our daughters will be 1 and 2 this year, so I’ll have to check out some previous years’ lists as well. And the giveaways all look amazing!

  43. Amy in oregon

    #14 &#16 would be amazing…. new books are always a great gift!!!

  44. Heather

    Such an amazing list of gift ideas! Here at the ones we liked the most 🙂 #15, #2, #1, #7, #19 and #12. Although, really they are pretty spectacular! Thank you for the work you put into this.

  45. Maria Fredriksson

    My favorite sets are 22, 10, and 18 in that order!! So many lovely items.

  46. Anonymous

    Wonderful ideas! Thank you so much for your time in posting.

  47. Erin S.

    So many great gifts! I would love any of the following sets 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 25, 27-29 🙂 Thank you! God bless.

  48. Anonymous

    Love all the ideas and prizes, especially # 7,11,15,16,17,19,21 Thank you always Jessica for your time and hard work for these posts! Tracy @A Slice of Smith Life

  49. Brigid Hadzima

    So many great ideas!! I look forward to your post every year!

  50. Becca Bird

    So many wonderful ideas and gifts! If I were to win, I would be so grateful for 1, 3, 6, 7, or 22! Many thanks for the giveaway! -Becca Bird

  51. Anonymous

    Prizes 1, 4, 5, 6, 10, 18 or 22 would be my choices! Lisa C. here— thanks for doing these giveaways! Always such fun, and great ideas for gifts as well!!

  52. Anonymous

    Love these but number 5 and 7 especially – Raquel

  53. Anonymous

    I would love to win prizes 7, 11, 15,16,19 but all of them are amazing! Thank you for the great ideas and opportunities!
    Tracy @A Slice of Smith Life

  54. Anonymous

    Another amazing giveaway! I would love 2, 8, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, or 23. Thank you!

  55. Jessica Compton

    Another amazing giveaway! I would love 2, 8, 12,14,15,16,17,19, or 23.

  56. DJ

    Wow great choices! I would love to win the telos jewelry one.

  57. Jodi S

    Thank you for getting everything together for the giveaway! So many gift ideas from wonderful Catholic companies!

  58. Anonymous

    Thank you for this great gift guide and the wonderful giveaways!!

  59. Alicia @ Sweeping Up Joy

    These are all so lovely! I appreciate the inspiration for my gift giving.

    The prize pack I would be most interested in would be the "In the Shadows of Rome" series. I have a hard time keeping my 14 and 12 year olds in interesting, appropriate books. Thank you for offering!

  60. CatholicMommy

    I somehow missed the "Shadows of Rome" series, and my children are always asking for new books. For myself, I would enjoy the Prize #5 jewelry/rosary set.

  61. Anonymous

    From Dawn B: Thank you for the great ideas! My daughter is always devouring books and we had not found the James Herriot books yet. Any of the prizes would be wonderful. Specifically, I think the family would like number 15,16, 2, or 1.

  62. Anonymous

    What a great list! Thank you! It can get pretty overwhelming to figure out what to buy, so this is very helpful! Just about every gift/giveaway bundle is amazing! The telos, chews life, planners, and kindness bundles stick out to me—not sure the numbers… 😅 Thanks again!

  63. Karina K

    Thanks again for wonderful ideas. So many great prizes too. Probably most interested in the shadow of Rome books, or old & new book series. After that, the cookie stamps, hair or jewelry prizes. Nice to see the St. Mary's Messenger too – we used to have that.

  64. Anonymous

    Beautiful as always! I especially love the ideas for each age group! And I’ve had my eye on the new Saintly Heart play kits for a while!! Even If I don’t win, I’m still going to have one under my tree for my son 😊

  65. Anonymous

    Always look forward to your Christmas posts each year. Thank you for sharing and offering a chance to win! My favorites are: 1,5,6,16, or 19

  66. Rosie T

    Thank you for all the great ideas – I know this must be such a project to put together! And thank you for hosting the giveaway – I’d especially love #s1, 4, 6, 10, 18

  67. Anonymous

    These are always so helpful! Thank you so much for all the work you do in putting this together

  68. Anonymous

    This is always one of my favorite posts! Thanks for all of the great ideas. I would especially love to win the Telos subscription, the Almond Rod blocks, or the Sophia Institute Press items or really anything! God Bless you!

  69. Anonymous

    Thank you, Jessica, for your wonderful ideas & giveaway. I especially like 7,10,18,21,24,27-29

  70. giselle

    thanks for the giveaway! my favorites are #17,5 or 1

  71. giselle

    Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite are #17,5 and 1

  72. Mindy

    I'd love any of the prizes, but the Susan Peek book set looks wonderful!

  73. Anonymous

    Stefanie Rice

    I would love 3, 7, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 21.

  74. Dee

    Thank you for the giveaway! They are all great prizes. I like prize # 7 and prize # 21 the best. I am especially interested in anything for boys and girls between the ages of ten and under, toddler age. From Dee

  75. Michelle Frey

    I always love the day you put out your Advent and Christmas suggestions! I get a warm cup of coffee and go through everything! Yay! Thank you for your thoughtful lists!

  76. Anonymous

    How awesome! Love this. I love #4, 11, 13-16. Hope your family has a very blessed Advent, Jessica!—Laura Plein

  77. Kristin

    So hard to choose, but I'd love to get to pick out 12 saint blocks from AlmondRod toys – they are so beautiful 🙂 Thanks for an awesome list of gift items that I am almost afraid to look through 😉 So many beautiful ideas for our families!

  78. Christine White

    You have so many beautiful items on here! I would love to win anything, but #1, 5, 6, 12, 15, 17, or 19 would be especially nice.

  79. Molly

    I love the quarterly subscription box and the baby prize pack-our 4th is 5 months old and has no new things lol. And the planners! Our 8 year old would love the in your shadows books. Thats not 1 answer but the best i could do!

  80. Anonymous

    Lovely gift items! The items most preferred are #16, #17, #19, #23, #27-29. Thank you! – Laura G.

  81. Anonymous

    I’d love the Susan Peek collection for our bibliophile family!!

  82. Anonymous

    All of the prizes are wonderful. My favorites are ST.Nicholas,ST.Lucia and Susan Peek
    Marion C

  83. Emily B

    Thanks for another wonderful post! Great job putting it all together, we really appreciate all the work you put in! My favourite prizes are the Telos Art Subscription and the Holy Beads and Come Holy Spirit items. It's exciting to see so many beautiful Catholic companies producing such timeless Catholic items!

  84. Anonymous

    This is an AMAZING gift list and giveaway!

  85. Norah

    Your website is an inspiration and a go-to for me! Thank you for your booklists and sharing all of these ideas. Anything would be lovely, especially 3, 7, 6, 18, 27-29.

  86. Caitlin

    What an amazing giveaway! Numbers 1, 4, and 25 look awesome. Thanks! 🙂

  87. Anonymous

    Fantastic ideas as always. The kids are getting so big, it's fun to see what you find for them.

  88. RaeAnna Schroepfer

    With a small growing family I always love all your lists and resources! There are so many lovely things in this giveaway but my picks would be #3 #7, #17, #21, and #25.

  89. RaeAnna Schroepfer

    With my small growing family (2 yr old and 1 month old) I love all your lists and resources. There are so many amazing things in this giveaway! My picks would be #3, #7, #17, #21, #25.

  90. Grace McKeegan

    I would love to win the Telos Art Shop Quarterly Subscription Box, the Lilla Rose hair clip, or the calendar/planner set. Thank you for doing this!

  91. ADTWF

    Thank you for this wonderful list, as always! I am hoping to buy the new CD from Clear Creek soon, and will be sure to go through your link to do so. My sons were eagerly reading the different prize options, and between us, we have some favorites: #2 (Saint Cards bundle), #7 (Almond Rod blocks), #8 (St. Mary's Messenger + coffee), #17 (Purgative Way Board Game), and #19 (In the Shadows of Rome set). They are looking forward to seeing everything your children recommended, too! Happy Thanksgiving, and God bless!

  92. Sarah Fink

    These are such fantastic ideas, thank you! I always look forward to your list and all of the new gift ideas! What a gift to have so many amazing resources for our little ones to learn and grow in the faith! I would love #16, #25, #1, #12, or even #7, #9, #10 or #17. Thank you!

  93. Anonymous

    I've sourced your site for Christmas ideas for over ten years. This year I am pulling one of the puzzle ideas for a gift for my Dad. I was intrigued by the new dayplanner and also always the gifts for boys which can be challenging for me. Great job! I can count on your for fresh ideas! The candle set in the rafflecopter is my fav giveaway this year. I am inspired by pine candles but the matches make the candle set extra special.

  94. Natalie

    Thank you so much for this incredible giveaway! And all of the gift ideas! I look forward to this guide every year! I love the idea of putting the Nativity pieces into an Advent Calendar! I want to get a cloth one, and hadn’t even thought of doing that; I’ll have to slowly start collecting so we can maybe do that one year!
    All of the prizes are amazing and would be so wonderful to win, I especially liked #3,#4,#21,#,25

  95. Anonymous

    I would love to win almost any of these (except maybe the candles due to allergies 😜) but the top ones on my list would be 10, 25, 21, 16, 7, 3,

  96. S C

    The cameo necklace shown in #1 is stunning!

  97. S C

    The cameo necklace shown in #1 is absolutely stunning!

  98. Sarah J

    As always, such wonderful giveaways! Many my kids have outgrown, but my goddaughter would love!

  99. Anonymous

    Hello, Jessica! I have been following your blog for years — I love this list of recommendations and am so excited to enter!! Entering for prizes 1, 10, 12, 15, 17, 18, and 24!

  100. Anonymous

    Thank you for all these ideas!

  101. A Troy

    We would love to win 14 or 17 as they are on our Christmas list already! Thank you for all the ideas and for the giveaways!

  102. Anonymous

    What wonderful ideas as always!

  103. Jennifer McDevitt

    One of my favorite posts of the year! Thank you for helping us all with some great gift ideas! I'd love to win #14 McKeegan books. Runners up — 5, 17, 24, 7, 1.

  104. Susan Lueger

    I appreciate all your posts from your liturgical celebrations, crafts, and especially the suggestions for gifting. All these giveaways are great! If I had to choose, #1, 2,7,9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 19, 21, 23! By the way, do you have a pdf of the Advent wreath candle gift tags for this year?

  105. Jessica Gordon

    I'm so behind this year! Hoping to get them posted today!! 🙂

  106. Jen

    These are all such amazing gift sets! Thank you so much for posting these gift guides. It is immensely helpful.

  107. Anonymous

    I love checking out your recommendations every year! I would choose 5,6, 14, 17 or 19,

  108. Mrs. W.

    Wow! It's amazing all the gifts you have to giveaway. I have children ages 9,7,6,5,3&1 and we like surprises. May God bless and reward you.

  109. Anonymous

    Thanks for all the great gift ideas!

  110. Crystal

    Any of the book prizes or the Nativity play set. Thank you for all of the wonderful ideas!

  111. Molly Yarolim

    Thank you so much! Hard to choose.. I like 5, 7, 8, 9, 17, 20 and 25 the best!

  112. Rebecca S

    Thank you for the opportunity to win…and the gift ideas

  113. Jen Barbosa

    Thank you! Thank you! for the time and effort you put into this post and these amazing giveaways!! I look forward to this post every.single.year! I love the Elizabeth Clare planners, McKeegan books and oh just everything!

  114. kelly

    So many great giveaways! I especially love numbers 1, 3, 7, 14, 16, 20, 21 and 22. Thank you so much for your fabulous ideas!

  115. Anonymous

    You have outdone yourself again with this wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much for this giveaway and for all the wonderful gift suggestions. I love all the giveaways and cannot just pick a few favorites!!! Wishing you a fruitful Advent season. God bless you and your beautiful family.

  116. Anonymous

    Wow! What a wonderful giveaway and so many great ideas! This is the first year I'm at a loss as what to give my kids this really helps

  117. Veronica H

    Praying a shower of blessings upon you for the inspiration you offer so many, including myself. Our family has cultivated many traditions due to the inspiration from your blog. Thank you for sharing your faith, it has been an inspiration to live out my vocation more liturgically 🙂

  118. Debbie

    This is your best Christmas gift ideas list ever! Love it! Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this.

  119. MollyB

    Thank you for the giveaway! Numbers 1, 7 and 15 are my favorites!

  120. Karen H

    This is surely your best giveaway ever! 29 prizes – wow. Any one of these would be a blessing for the grandchildren!

  121. Karen H

    Thank you, Jessica, for putting all these great Catholic business links in one place! I just finished entering and now I have well over 30 tabs open and ready for my Christmas shopping. I don’t twitter or know how to post on Pinterest, but I sure know how to shop! Our ever increasing # of grandchildren are going to have a lovely Christmas, thanks to your great resources. What a blessing.

  122. Carol A

    A great list as always. Thank you for all the hard work you put into it. I would love to win #16, but any books or board games are always helpful!
    Thinking about ordering the smaller planner from Elizabeth Clare. Have you ever used it?

  123. Elisa

    So grateful for all the work you put into this yearly post! Would love #19, #16 or #17 for our children are getting older. Please thank your older children for adding their two cents! It is harder to get ideas out of the teens and collegebound… Wishing your family a safe and peaceful Advent season!

  124. Jan

    I was so so excited to see you put together this post, AND I made it in time to enter the giveaway!!! This is the first year Ive made it in time and the gifts are all so amazing. I especially like prize #1 #4 and #5 but all of them are incredibly amazing. I am so excited for this!!!

  125. Anonymous

    So many great ideas!

  126. Anonymous

    So many great prizes! I would love #16, 17, 18, or 19. One of my family members has been wanting The Purgative Way and it would be a great surprise! And of course I love all the books! – Emily Ellis

  127. TimH

    This is SO AMAZING! Thank you!!!

  128. Joanne

    All of the prizes are beautiful! I love the St. Francis of Assisi Rosary and all of the games the most.

  129. Lindsay K

    An amazing round-up of gift ideas and a very generous giveaway. Thank you! I'd love #1, 5, 7, 8, or 15!

  130. hamjenny

    Lots of nice prizes.. I like Prize #12 – 3 beautiful Prayer Pillowcases plus a $50 Gift Card and Prize #06 – Handmade St. Francis of Assisi rosary.

  131. Cindy

    I look forward to your amazing gift ideas every year. Bravo! I like prizes 12, 15, and 17

  132. Anonymous

    Another great post and giveaway!

  133. Sarah

    Always love looking through your Christmas lists and supporting Catholic businesses!
    Gifts 1, 4, 16, 20, and 22 are some of my favorites but all of them are wonderful!

  134. Anonymous

    So many amazing prizes, thanks so much Jessica!!! I would love to win prize #1. Their jewellery is so beautiful! Sarah (roysarah@ymail.com)

  135. Anonymous

    Your lists are so helpful! We are exposed to many new items that would enrich our Catholic faith. #1, 2, and 17 would be really fitting for our family.

  136. Anonymous

    Fantastic companies!!!! Thank you!

  137. Angela Downey

    Thank you so much for always putting these together! I love getting amazing ideas every year

  138. Teresa Kramer

    another year another entry, lol. Thanks for all the ideas. I always buy a few things from your list and appreciate the time and effort you put into making the post each year.

  139. Anonymous

    Great ideas. We love 25, 16, 1, 12. Mary Saniuk

  140. Anonymous

    I love 4, 15, and 17. Thanks again for all the work you put in to do this every year! Happy Advent.

  141. Audie

    Forgot to add to my comment – I've been eyeing 17 since your review. The other top ones would be 2, 7, 14, 15, or 18 – but they all look fantastic! Thank you again for all your hard work!

  142. Audie

    What a great list! Thank you for putting these together every year, and for the reminders that collections are built over time 🙂

  143. Jenny Wilson

    Amazing list of gift ideas and incredible giveaway! I would love to win anything but especially 14, 7, 2, 16, 20, or 15. Thank you!

  144. Anonymous

    I have been following you for about eight years now and I am always SO impressed with your resources!!! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, Jessica!!

  145. Lexi Roach

    I would love to win prize #3 because my husband and I just found out we’re expecting. However prize #5 was beautiful, they were all very unique!

  146. Emma Spung

    Wow, what amazing prizes! Would love to win the chewslife bundle or the Saintly heart nativity!

  147. Kelly Favre

    Anything would be a wonderful surprise but especially Prizes 1, 4 or 5.

  148. Megan Zettel-Cortez

    This place is such a good resource for me, I come here often for feast day ideas. Appreciate all the effort you put into creating these lists.

    As for the giveaway, I’d love a set of those cookie stamps!

  149. Elizabeth N.

    Awesome post as always!! So grateful for all you have shared with everyone over the years. I would so appreciate gifts #16 or #19. Thank you!

  150. Jackie Brown

    Thank you for the opportunity to win! Have a blessed Advent season.

  151. Brittany W

    Prizes 15 and 16 are the ones that draw my attention the most

  152. Anonymous

    The ones I'd love to enter are 1,2,3,9,15,17,22! – Emily Bacon

  153. Billie Jo

    Thank you so much for all of your hard work to bring us this post each year! I purchased a razor for my husband! Merry and Blessed Christmas! I would be thrilled to receive any of these lovely items.

  154. Anonymous

    Thank you so much for doing this Jessica!! We always love all your ideas!

  155. Elizabeth Evans

    Thank you for all your sharing, it has helped me with a few gifts for my children! I would love to win the Saint block. I’m trying to fill my home with my faith based toys and images to inspire my own children.

  156. Desiree Nolan

    Thank you for a wonderful giveaway! All the prizes are beautiful and would be enjoyed here. Wishing you all a blessed Advent season

  157. Anonymous

    This is just amazing Jessica! Thank you.

  158. Molly Davis

    I am really interested in the Catholic subscription box! But so many great prizes!

  159. Elizabeth S.

    Thank you for ask the wonderful gift ideas! I check this every year!

  160. Anonymous

    What a great list of resources! And prizes! I had not heard of several of these companies before, so I’m excited to know of them :). Thank you for helping make advent and Christmas more faith-filled for us fellow Catholics!

  161. Anonymous

    Rival you for the give away but most of all for your blog. May God continue to inspire you. When I am lost, and I don't know how to inspire my children or myself I turn to your page for inspiration. Thank you!
    My favorites are 21, 17, 15, 6, 2 and 1

  162. Anonymous

    I’ve relied on your posts like this for Christmas inspiration over the years. Thank you!

  163. Liv

    #10, 7, 21, or 22 (or 27-29)
    Thank you Jessica for your generosity!

  164. Jen J

    Jessica, your blog is so beautiful and inspirational. My wish list is now quite full, thanks to all your suggestions. I always love the ideas from each of your amazing children. I'd love to win any of your prizes, but 1, 14, 15, 19 and 25 would be lovely. God bless you!

  165. Kathleen L

    Overwhelmed with all the great gift ideas for this Christmas season!!!

  166. Shaina Purves

    Jessica, you've outdone yourself again this year! Love all the great options on your list. Numbers 12, 16, or 17 would be wonderful to win.

  167. Anonymous

    I love the book and music recommendations. Thank you so much!

  168. Cheryl J

    Always fun to read through your list! Favorite items: #16, 24, 25, and 13.

  169. Angie W

    Thanks for the great suggestions! If I win, I'd love the Nativity playset or any of the books!

  170. deborah c

    These are wonderful! Some favorites from past years and new things as well. Last year, Saint Cards game was a hit. This year, I would love #1, 18 or 19 best, such fun options!

  171. Tamalyn

    Thank you so much for doing these lists! You're always full of great ideas and I manage to find something off of your list I never would have considered! It's been lovely receiving your blog posts again, too. Thank you for your time in sharing your experiences.

    I love all of the giveaways – what a blessing any would be! My favorites, though, are probably #1 (I actually "slyly" sent my husband a link to this site for Christmas ideas!), 4, 6, 15, 16, 19, or 22.

  172. Anonymous

    Great list! Thank you!

  173. tamalyn l

    Thank you so much for taking the time to compile these lists – they are always so informative and helpful! I always find at least one item I wouldn't have thought of otherwise. Such a blessing! I'd love any of the items in the giveaway, but my favorites are probably #1, 4, 6, 15, 16 19 and 20. Thank you!

  174. Anonymous

    Thanks so much for your giveaway! Look forward to this post every year.

  175. Anonymous

    Thank you for your generosity in putting this together! My favorites are 1, 3, 7, 8 and 14. God bless you and your lovely family, Sherri J

  176. Anonymous

    A wealth of ideas here! I am definitely saving this list for next year too! Thank you!

  177. Mimi Gomez

    Thank you for these wonderful lists and giveaways. So many great prizes! I think my favorites this year are 1, 22, 14 16, 17, 19& 27-29

  178. Summer D

    There are so many great ideas for gifts, thank you! As for the giveaway, I think my favorites are 5, 8, and 6…in that order. Thanks so much!

  179. Anonymous

    I’d love saints book set or holy family image and the rosaries. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  180. Anonymous

    Great ideas for all ages! I can't pick a favorite. Anyone would be fun to win. Thank you for putting this altogether.

  181. Anonymous

    All of these prizes are amazing and I would be blessed to win any of them! If I had to choose though, I would love to win the ChewsLife set since I just had a baby or the one with the Our Lady of Grace rosary because my 10 year-old daughter has been very interested in this title of Mary.

  182. L Lontine

    Thank you so much. #1 Telos subscription.

  183. Anonymous

    All of these prizes are amazing! I would especially love #1 or #8!
    – Katie Poole

  184. Anonymous

    Wow so many great ideas and new shops to explore, thanks!!!

  185. Anonymous

    These are awesome ideas!! What great gift guides! There’s also so many ideas for the feast days and celebrating Advent. I’ll be saving this post for years to come!

  186. Venance

    I love #25, would be so fun for my kids who love to sing with me!

  187. Pam M

    What an amazing list! I would love a chance to win #1, #11, or #21!

  188. Cheryl G

    I always look forward to your lists! There are several items here that I had t heard of before.

  189. Anonymous

    Fabulous list. Any of the prizes would be a blessing.

  190. Anonymous

    I suppose I should say I want the saint blocks for my nephew, or a rosary or something lovely like that, but I've really been wanting a good Miraculous metal that I can actually wear (allergic to everything -_-) and cookie presses…. lol


  191. Danielle P

    So many wonderful things to grow our faith, #3 for my daughter or #4 for a planner, planning me!

  192. Kristina Edson

    7, 14, 15, 21, 6, 3 what a beautiful giveaway

  193. Anonymous

    Love 1 and 16

  194. Jennifer Huelsbeck

    What a great giveaway. So many nice items. Would love the Rycraft stamps #10, but also would appreciate 5, 6, 13, 7 or 21.

  195. Anonymous

    You have so many special and quite meaningful items in your giveaway. I love everything but particularly like Prize 1 free 2023 subscription box, Prize 8. Coffee and kids giveaway and Prize 12 the prayer pillowcases with $50 gift card. Thanks much for kind entry opportunity.

  196. Anonymous

    I wait for this list every year! I love the image of the Holy Family in StJoseph's shop.

  197. Anonymous

    Prize #8 & #22 Cassandra D.

  198. Anonymous

    Well done, lady! Another beautiful Advent and Christmas on the books ❤️

  199. Philomena

    Thanks so much for offering this generous giveaway! My favorite prizes are numbers 1, 3, and 16. May God bless you and your beautiful family.

  200. Carmelina

    You always have so many amazing gift ideas and prizes. Thank you for all your hard work and for offering this giveaway!! My favorites in order are: prize 1 (Telos Art quarterly gift boxes), prize 3 (Chews Life products), and prize 16 (Christmas with the Saints books). Happy Advent!! 🙂


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