In the hustle and bustle of preparing for the Holidays, it can be tough to find gifts with real meaning. There are so many options, and the next-day shipping magic almost encourages you to wait until the last minute! Add in the fact that you’re rushing to Christmas events, work parties, and family gatherings, and you’ve got a super busy schedule.
However, shopping with intention and slowing down to remember why you give, and that what you give matters, may be one of the greatest gifts you can give.
To help you find thoughtful, meaningful pieces, I’ve handpicked a few of my favorite fellow makers who, on top of being super talented, also love Jesus and use their gifts for Him!
Up first is my best friend Marsheela. She offers personalized and monogrammed gifts along with these amazing candles in her shop, Initially Blessed.
Next is this soft, gorgeous sweatshirt from my dear friend Adrienne’s shop, Crossing 413. All of her apparel is hand-drawn and hand-lettered. This one is perfect for the season!
Speaking of hand lettering, maybe you want to give the gift of learning this year. I designed this online calligraphy course with the beginner in mind. This is a wonderful present for someone who has wanted to exercise their creative muscle but just didn’t know where to start. My book “Lettering for Absolute Beginners” is a great supplemental piece to add to this gift. You can pre-order it now, and it will ship in early February.
This timeless necklace from a fellow Louisiana maker reminds us of Matthew 17:20 when Jesus tells his disciples their faith was too small. He said our faith only had to be the size of a mustard seed and it could move a mountain. The necklace shows just how small that is!
These fun stickers are the perfect stocking stuffers for those who love dressing up laptops, water bottles, notebooks, planners, and more with encouraging messages.
If someone you know lost a loved one this year, this hymn offers the sweet reminder that they will see them again someday. For more sympathy gift ideas, you can check out this post.
This encouraging sign is a wonderful message to gift someone to carry them through the holidays and motivate them in the new year.