We polled our guest bloggers about their favorite things, like faith-inspired gifts and Bible study tools, books, etc. and came up with Our Favorite Things Christmas Gift Guide and we're excited to share it with you today!
This gift guide has some pretty cool stuff in it and I think you're going to really love it! So, from us here at InstaEncouragements to you there at home, Merry Christmas and we hope you enjoy some of our favorite things this Christmas!
Artza— The Subscription Box That Follows the Footsteps of Jesus
Artza is a quarterly subscription box that follows the footsteps of Jesus, delivering the best artisanal food, crafts, and content from across the Holy Land straight to your door. This journey brings the land of the Bible to life while supporting the people of Israel.
The Daily Grace Company
I love everything about The Daily Grace Co. There's just so much goodness and truth there, and it's all so very, very lovely! I never go to their site without seeing something new, something I want, something I need, or both. You're going to love this, friend. I promise! And their Be Still Magazine, makes the perfect gift! Buy an individual issue, annual subscription, or the entire collection. You will not be disappointed!
BONUS: They have free domestic shipping on all orders over $75! Check it out.
Did you know that The Daily Grace Co. has a magazine!?! I know you did, because I just told you. But before that, did you know? The Be Still Magazine may be one of their best kept secrets, but it is one of our favorite things ever! Each issue is packed with beautiful and intentional design and gospel-saturated truth. The articles are written by women for women and your heart will be encouraged to look to Jesus on every page. You can purchase individual issues or subscribe to this quarterly magazine and get a brand new issue in your mailbox every quarter! And they are coffee table worthy!
Prayer Journal for Women
This 52-week Scripture, devotional and guided prayer journal includes: Scripture verses, reflections on the Word, and journaling prompts to guide your walk with God and strengthen your faith.
Verses are organized thematically: Love & Inner Beauty, Provision & Faithfulness, God’s Love, Adversity & Trials, Awe & Sovereignty, Strength Through Faith, Fear, and Grace & Forgiveness.
This 12-month journal is a perfect companion for individual worship or group Bible study.
Bible and Breakfast
I'll be honest with you, friend, when I first saw this I thought, This is gorgeous! But who has time for this? Maybe you don't have time for this every day, but what about Saturday mornings, holidays, winter breaks, spring breaks, and summer? This would be perfect for those days!
Are you starting your day on empty? Before your feet hit the ground, chaos drowns out any hope of quiet time with Jesus, as the alarm blares, kids run around the house, and your to-do list reminds you that you’re already behind.
If all that sounds too familiar, Bible and Breakfast is for you! In just a month, you’ll kickstart a morning habit of meeting with Jesus and eating a healthy breakfast every day. Join Bible teacher and author Asheritah Ciuciu for 31 devotions for busy women and 31 tasty breakfast recipes.
The Heart That Heals: Healing Our Brokenness Through the Promises of God
The Heart That Heals is a book I wrote for you, for your mom, your sisters, the girls in your small group or Bible study and the women you work with every day.
The Heart That Heals: Healing Our Brokenness Through the Promises of God is available exclusively at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Hope is written here. Love happens here. Friendship is born here. Community begins here. Bring your coffee. Pull up a chair. Join us! Read chapter 1 for free today.
Give the gift that keeps on giving all year long! What's in the box? Every month is different and you won't know what's in the box until it arrives at your front door! SURPRISE! Like Christmas morning.
Each Faithbox is based on an uplifting theme and includes their daily devotional book, Everyday Faith, plus inspired content and tools to help you end the month more centered on Christ than you began! It's that what we all want!? They also include amazing products and books that have a positive impact on the world.
To give you an idea of what kinds of things to expect in your Faithbox, here's a sample from their Transformation-themed box. Click here to order a Faithbox Subscription today.
Canvas Vows Personalized Home Decor & More
This personalized canvas, using the family's last name and established date, makes such a wonderful gift! The classic design also has the quote "home sweet home" to welcome you home! This canvas print is part of the Family Last Name Sign Canvas Collection, Home Decor Canvas Collection, and New Home Decor Canvas Collection.
The wonderful thing about personalized family signs is that you can custom order it perfectly to your liking! Provide CanvasVows with your family’s last name, established date, and the color and size of canvas, and Canvas Vows will create for you a lovely personalized last name canvas that will make you feel right at home every time you see it!
There are a lot of great last name canvas ideas (check out their Last Name Collection!), but personalized family name signs have to fit the style of the family. That is why this last name canvas is so wonderful: its classic design and elegant script make it a canvas print that stands out as a home decor item!
Whether you are looking for yourself or for a loved one, you absolutely can’t go wrong with personalized family established name signs. Personalized family established signs are a wonderful way to welcome the family home.
Fisher-Price Little People Nativity
If you have little ones, this is perfect for them! I remember when ours were little and they seemed to always want to play with our porcelain nativity set. And then there was the time I found our cat batting baby Jesus around on the floor. YIKES! No worries with this nativity set though. It's made for little hands to play with, and it's cat-friendly as well!
NIV Journaling Bible Illustrated by Hannah Dunnett
With extra-wide margins, quality writing paper and thirty-two pages of Christian artist Hannah's Dunnett's beautiful illustrations to inspire you, this NIV Journaling Bible is perfect for those who love to reflect and journal creatively in God's presence. The single-column setting and blank margins allow for plenty of room beside the Scriptures for your notes, drawings, stencilling and illumination, bringing a new depth and imagination to your quiet times.
Royalties from all sales of the NIV Bible help Biblica in their work of translating and distributing Bibles around the world.
Gratitude Journal: A 52-Week Guide to Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude
Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than Left Out and Lonely
This may seem like an odd Christmas gift, but I LOVE a good book—and this one is good! It's one of the best books I've read in 2019 and I'll bet if you look around you'll see someone on your Christmas list that really needs Lysa's message of hope.
The enemy wants us to feel rejected . . . left out, lonely, and less than. In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences of rejection—from the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over to the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father. She leans in to honestly examine the roots of rejection, as well as rejection's ability to poison relationships from the inside out, including our relationship with God.
You Can Trust God to Write Your Story: Embracing the Mysteries of Providence
You've got someone on your list that needs to be reminded this Christmas that God is the master Storyteller! You know who they are. They need this book! They need to read the stories of the DeMoss' and the stories of people from God's Word that lived through life-altering challenges, but, in the end, found God to be faithful.
What's God doing in your story? Our kids beg us for stories at bedtime or while we drive; we gather around fire pits and dinner tables to tell and retell our favorite tales—the more dramatic the better. But when it comes to our actual lives, we prefer something less sensational, even boring—sunny skies and smooth sailing, please and thank you. We want our own stories to be predictable, safe, controllable, and catastrophe-free.
Two Online Shops We LOVE for Beautifully Unique & Original Christian Artwork
I love having Scripture Art hanging on the walls of our home—especially in my kid's rooms. The power of putting Scripture on the walls of your home is that anyone who visits has the opportunity to read the Living Word of God, including your kid's friends. BONUS! And these are so lovely and affordable. You can hang them as posters or frame them. Either way, you are turning the focus of the room to God's Word, and that never returns void!
"For the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart." Hebrews 4:12
No Little Women: Equipping All Women in the Household of God by Aimee Byrd
InstaEncouragements Etsy Shop
Many of our InstaEncouragements from Instagram can be purchased over at our Etsy shop in print form either as 5” x 5” press prints or 8" x 8" and/or 12" x 12" full-bleed prints on premium Fujicolor archive paper, and they are gorgeous! During the months of November and December, use code SAVE50 at checkout to save 50% off your entire purchase! And, as always, shipping is just $2.00.
Little Pilgrim's Progress from John Bunyan's Classic
EXCLUSIVE CONTENT: Epic Story. Historic global Impact. Future Influence. Join international ministry leaders Sheila Walsh, Dr. Jack Graham, Skip Heizig and Dr. Hormoz Shariat to hear how Pilgrim's Progress has had more impact than almost any other story worldwide, and preview clips from the movie.
You're going to love this beautiful site and all they have to offer, friend! Go to www.dearmushka.com and sign up for their newsletter to get free shipping on your first order!
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith by Tim Keller
This book is for that coworker or relative on your list who just simply doesn't believe like you believe. Maybe they've been a bit abrasive when you've brought the subject of Jesus Christ up, but you love them anyway. You love them enough to put a book like this in their hands on Christmas morning and say, "Please, read this friend—it's important!"
Gathered & Sown
The Dwell Journal
I absolutely LOVE The Dwell Journal! It's a great Bible study for your personal study or for a group study—a fantastic way to begin the year in the Word.
"Studying the Bible doesn't have to be hard. If you're not sure where to start, or are struggling with being consistent in God's Word, try this 12-week guided Bible study journal to help you get on a fulfilling and exciting path in your quiet time with the Lord. Through dwelling on God's word, you'll be rooted and established in Christ. Each week focuses on a different topic; areas that will convict you and encourage you to apply what you have learned as the Holy Spirit lives and moves through you to accomplish His work.
Thoughtfully crafted Scripture resources and goods for the treasuring of God's Word.
You know we at InstaEncouragements are all about incorporating Scripture in your home. It's important! You're going to LOVE Scripture Type, friend, I promise! The company is centered around Deuteronomy 6:4-9 which says:
"Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is One! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates." Deuteronomy 6:4-9
They even offer FREE Scripture memory resources!!! Scripture Type was founded on a desire to memorize God's Word. Head on over to their site here and enjoy their collection of free wallpapers and locks screens to aid in your own meditation and memorization of Scripture.
The Moon Is Always Round
Even young children want answers to the hard questions about God and suffering. In The Moon Is Always Round, seminary professor and author Jonathan Gibson uses the vivid imagery of the moon to explain to children how God’s goodness is always present, even when it might appear to be obscured by upsetting or difficult circumstances.
Which one of our favorites would you like to unwrap on Christmas morning?
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