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My Favorite Catholic Gifts


This is the first year in a long time when I haven’t poured hours into sourcing and creating gift guides for Something Pretty–I remember doing it when Charlie was just a few weeks old! I do really enjoy making them, but with my schedule right now, a full week of gift guides in time for Cyber Week just wasn’t in the cards. It was actually kind of refreshing to totally tune out all the sales for anything other than my own gift buying, especially since we were traveling. All that to say, I did want to take the opportunity of the holiday shopping season to share a few of my favorite gift ideas for Catholic men, women, and toddlers! I’ve discovered so many amazing, faith-inspired businesses and products over the last year that I love supporting. I’ve personally bought a handful of gifts from the list below over the last few weeks, and have a few on my own Christmas list too!

A quick note: since many of these gifts are handmade and/or from small businesses, be sure to check their websites ASAP for the deadlines to order in time for Christmas! I’m so used to Amazon Prime, I forget about this sometimes :)

For little ones:
Studio Senn Saints poster
Play nativity
Crocheted saint dolls (Can’t even narrow down my favorites–they are all so adorable!)
– Books: Saintly Rhymes for Modern Times, The Story of Saint John Paul II: The Boy Who Became Pope, My First Prayers for Christmas

For gents:
Verso L’Alto baseball cap
Monk Manual planner
Mama Tierra Coffee (connected to Catholic Relief Services)
The Father Brown BBC series on DVD
– Books: Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves, Father, the Family Protector, Drinking with the Saints

For ladies:
Stella & Tide jewelry (Favorites: the Custom Saint Necklace, Celeste Necklace, and the Undoer of Knots ring. Use code SOMETHINGPRETTY10 for 10% off!)
Be a Heart Marian bandana
Lillian Jude Designs jewelry (Favorites: the Kolbe Bar Necklace pictured above, the Immaculate Heart Disc Necklace, and the Jude Charm Choker)
Blessed Is She liturgical planner
The Blessed Is She Journaling Bible
Brickhouse in the City t-shirts (Favorites: Lady Saint Tee and Fiat Tee)
Shop Fiat Lux custom tees and sweatshirts
Botanical rosary art or the prettiest mugs from Rose Harrington Shop
– Books: The Mother of the Little Flower, My Sisters, the Saints, The Catholic All Year Compendium

For everyone:
– Studio Senn enamel pins (Guardian Angel and St. Michael)
Just Love Prints temporary tattoos (These would make such a fun stocking stuffer!)
St. Nicholas cookie cutter
Come Holy Spirit banner
Saint watercolors from Saint Script (Favorites: Saints Zelie and Louis Martin, Totus Tuus Saint John Paul II, and Saint Faustina






  1. Mary says:

    Great list! And I just found out the Drinking with the Saints author wrote a new book called Drinking with Saint Nick for holiday themed drinks. :)

  2. Dana says:

    I bet mom gets Charlie the play nativity. I finally got my first nativity last Christmas and was excited to set it up this year.


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