Here are 21 meaningful Christian Christmas gifts to give — for fiction and nonfiction lovers alike, children and adults, too. They’re perfect faith-centered and faith-building presents.
Many are favorites of my own, faith-fueling resources that have spurred my love for Jesus, prayer, the Bible, etc. to a deeper level. Others are products created here at KristiWoods.net. Regardless, I hope you find the right ones to help your recipients dive deep into their faith.
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Bible Study Gifts
1. Chronological Bible
Always a solid choice, the Bible starts our list. The Chronological Life Application Study Bible (NLT) not only includes the books in chronological order (which is different than most versions list them), but it also includes notes for better understanding.
A keeper of many Bibles, I bought this one to study with a different approach. Well worth the choice.
|NLT Chronological Life Application Study Bible, Hardcover
2. Softback Bible Study
This study, one that’s been around for a few years, is a goodie–for good reason. As I walked through a different season this year, words from Experiencing God from twenty-five years earlier played in my thoughts over and over. It’s a solid gift to give, especially to those who may be younger in their faith.
|Experiencing God Workbook: Knowing and Doing the Will of God, Member Book, Updated
3. Bible Study Commentary
To help your gift recipient further understand the Bible, use this commentary from Matthew J. Henry. It has been helpful in my own Bible studies and certainly will aid others as well.
|Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
By Matthew Henry / Thomas Nelson
Matthew Henry had the rare ability to express profound spiritual insights with simplicity and eloquence. Over the years his writings have been read for both their scholarship and devotion, and none more than the classic Commentary of the Whole Bible.This commentary uniquely offers Matthew Henry’s outlines in today’s languages, which allows you to develop lessons and sermons as well as highlight the organization of each book and chapter. Additional maps and charts provide an overview of the New Testament, Christ’s ministry, and that of the apostles who followed Him. Features:
4. Printable Bible Study
This page offers several printable Bible studies from KristiWoods.net–perfect to purchase in advance for binding or to gift at the last minute. Find studies here to combat discouragement and fear as well as an exploration into belief.
Christian Nonfiction Book Gifts
5. Seated with Christ
One of the most impacting nonfiction books I’ve read in quite some time might also be the perfect gift for your recipient.
|Seated with Christ: Living Freely in a Culture of Comparision
By Heather Holleman
Many of us live half alive. We compare, compete, self-analyze, and self-promote in our endless, busy pursuit of perfection. Seated with Christ heralds a new kind of living. If it’s true what Scripture says, the we are treasured by God and given a place at his table, then all we need to do is to take our seats. Heather Holleman shows us how. Take your seat and live–simply, freely, fully–because of Jesus, for Jesus, and in the love of Jesus. Quit trying: be free.
6. Pilgrim’s Progress
By Rosalie de Rosset, ed.
7. Is That Really You, God?
|Is That Really You, God? Hearing the Voice of God
By Loren Cunningham
8. The Cross and the Switchblade
|The Cross and the Switchblade
By David Wilkerson with John & Elizabeth Sherrill
9. The Hiding Place
|The Hiding Place
By Corrie Ten Boom
These are three of the novels we read this year in A Christian Fiction Book Club. The Zoom author chats were a joy, too. Come join us here.
10. The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip
In a category and class all its own, consider this multi-award winner for the readers on your list. The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip uniquely evangelizes through the power of story.
|The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip
By Sara Brunsvold
Aidyn Kelley is talented, ambitious, and ready for far more serious assignments than the “fluff pieces” she’s been getting as a cub reporter for the Kansas City Star. When she’s asked to write the obituary of an “unremarkable” septuagenarian who’s just entered hospice care, she balks. But spirited Clara Kip may teach her a thing or two! 368 pages, softcover from Revell.
11. The Words We Lost
The Words We Lost
By Nicole Deese / Bethany House
After Ingrid Erikson jeopardizes her career, she fearsher future will remain irrevocably broken. But when the man who shattered her belief in happily-ever-afters offer her a sealed envelope from her late best friend, Ingrid is sent on a hunt for a hidden manuscript and must confront her past before she can find the healing she’s been after.
12. All Manner of Things
|All Manner of Things
By Susie Finkbeiner / Revell
In 1967,Mike, Annie’s older Brother, enlists as an Army medic in Vietnam. He mails Annie a paper with information regarding their long-estranged father. “If anything should happen to me,” he says, “let him know.”
While Mike is overseas, their father returns to face tragedy at home. Annie and her family will struggle with tensions of holding onto grief and hope, even as they learn to turn to the One who binds the wounds.
Prayer Books & Devotionals
13. Praying God’s Word: Breaking Free from Spiritual Strongholds
|Praying God’s Word: Breaking Free from Spiritual Strongholds, Paperback Edition
By Beth Moore
14. Mr. & Mrs. 365 Devotions for Couples
|Mr. & Mrs. 365 Devotions for couples, hardcover
By Rob & Joanna Teigen / Christian Art Gifts (books)
Gift devotional for the bride and groom
15. 101 Prayers for Military Wives
Don’t forget the military wives in your life as well as those who’d make use of a prayer guide for military wives. Grab a copy of 101 Prayers for Military Wives here.
16. Bible Journal + Matching Mug
Jot your thoughts and enjoy a cup of tea in style. This journal and mug contain a powerful verse to remind users of the God leads His people so well, too.
|Trust In The Lord Gift Set, Mug and Journal
By Christian Art Gifts
Boxed gift set makes gift-giving both easy and beautiful
17. Christian Printables
For those last-minute needs, consider printable products. From Bible studies and Bible Journals to Scripture Cards and Scripture Coloring Books, the products in the Kristi Woods Etsy Studio might be exactly what you’re looking for in the last-minute crunch.
Gifts that Outreach
18. Support A Missionary
Our friends, Bill & Lisa Bennett, have been Cru missionaries to the military for over a quarter of a century. They love Jesus and pass that on to soldiers and their families at Ft. Leonardwood in Missouri. Consider donating to them here in honor of your recipient and know those funds will be used to champion Jesus and salvation.
Christian Gifts for Children
19. Children’s Bible
|The Beginner’s Bible, New and Updated Edition 2016
20. Advent Celebration
Count down the days until Christmas with the story of Jesus’ birth. This Advent Celebration is like a calendar but in its unique way.
|The Wonder of the Greatest Gift–An Interactive Family Celebration of Advent
By Ann Voskamp / B&H Kids
A Family Advent Activity that can be used year after year!
Reclaim the wonder of Christmas as you open up this book and watch the tree pop-up! Every day of December, open the enclosed booklet and read your daily love letter from The Greatest Story ever told, right from our beginning in Genesis to our King’s coming under Bethlehem’s star. Know that His love has always, always, always been coming for you!
After the day’s reading, fling open the one of the 25 advent doors – and discover that day’s Biblical ornament to hang on your very own tree that will end up telling the grandest Gospel story, from the Beginning to Bethlehem!
21. Nativity Scene for Children
My kids spent hours playing with our nativity scene each year. Maybe the children in your life will love interacting with one, too. Here’s a top pick, The Fisher Price Little People Nativity Set.
|Fisher-Price Little People Nativity Set