December 3, 2023 | Doug Sauder
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It’s that time of year again. You’re hunting for something special for those you love. Do you get a practical gift or something more personal? The options are endless, and it can be overwhelming. So, if you need a little extra inspiration this year, we’ve got the perfect roundup for every person in your life—even those who are impossible to shop for.
Your aunt or mom who loves to decorate their house with wall art or something that represents them would love a unique seasonal decor. Perhaps you can pick out the perfect Christmas ornament or piece of wall art. It’s a great way to spruce up their home and let them know you notice the things they love.
For the friend or family member who loves to be thought of, something a little more personal is best! Pick out a shirt, bag, or coffee mug that reminds you of them. There’s always something out there with a saying that is just right. Jewelry is an excellent alternative for something a little more intimate—try a simple cross pendant or bracelet for someone close to your heart.
If your loved one is a new believer, Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate with them by getting them their own Bible. You could get an easy-to-read translation or a study Bible for someone who loves research, more context, and a deep dive into more information. One of our top recommendations for an easy-to-read translation is the New International Version (NIV).
Choose a book or devotional for those seeking a deeper relationship with the Lord. With many topics to choose from, you’re sure to find just the right one. If you know someone going through a difficult time, you may want to give them Max Lucado’s book You Were Made for this Moment. Lucado takes readers through the story of Esther and shows them how God helped Esther through her struggles. Sarah Young also has a new devotional called Jesus Listens. With 365 prayers of peace, joy, and hope, this devotional gives the reader a prayer and a few Bible verses for every day of the year.
In more recent years, it’s become important to many to shop local and support their favorite small businesses. So, as you’re shopping for your friends and family, consider shopping at the Generous Café Bookstore this year. This store is full of trending decor items, jewelry, and the best book selection. Not to mention, you can get a delicious treat to enjoy while you check off items on your Christmas shopping list. For hours and more information, please visit CalvaryFTL.org/Generous.
Elizabeth Wheeler is a content creator and copywriter mainly for the Christian and homeschool markets. She lives in Boca Raton with her husband and their two children. She enjoys writing, reading, and spending time with her family.