Isn't that the truth! But we know the reason for Christmas and we celebrate that!
Many of you are probably well into your Christmas shopping. Maybe you even have all your shopping done. But if you're like me (I tend to wait till the last minute) have I got a sweet deal for you! It's like going to the mall (remember those days?) but better!
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 2021 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!
The Best Bible Journaling Highlighters I've Ever Used
I just want to hop right in here and share with you my favorite Bible journaling highlighters of all time!! I wouldn't use anything else! This set of six pastel, gel, highlighters also includes a card with tips for highlighting and space to create your own color-coding system and I love that! But what I love more is that these gel highlighters will not bleed through even the thinnest Bible pages, and that's important to me. It's probably important to you too. It's important to me because I bought a new Bible this year! By the way, these make GREAT STOCKING STUFFERS!!
I Love My New Single-Column Journaling Bible
Sweeter Than Honey: A 365-Day Devotional Journey
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, and I absolutely LOVE that!
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Prayer Journal for Women
This 52-week Scripture, devotional, and guided prayer journal is still one of our favorites!!
The 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.
5 Gospel-Centered Books For Little Hearts & Minds
I love Elisabeth's post about 5 Gospel-Centered Books For Little Hearts & Minds. She writes, "When we became parents to our daughter Emersyn we agreed we wanted not only to instill a love for books but especially for books that would deepen her understanding of the Bible and cultivate a desire to know God. Therefore, from the very beginning, we’ve been building her little library with books that reveal God’s character, who we are as His creation, and how we can know and love Him better." Read more about the books here.
Elisabeth suggests these 5 books for your little ones:
5 Great Stocking Stuffers For Bible Study
After I purchased my new Bible this past summer, I immediately realized I needed a set of Bible tabs to help me, once again, find my way around this beautiful Love Letter. I headed over to The Daily Grace Co. and purchase a set of their Bible tabs and I AM IN LOVE!! They were so easy to install. I was a little worried about that, but trust me friend, it was simple and if I can do it, you can do it too!
The second thing I purchase, to help me with my Bible study, was a couple packs of sticky notes. I'm a sticky note queen! I love to make lists and jot notes to myself. Sometimes, you want to write notes in your Bible that are permanent, and somethings they just need to be temporary. I LOVE THESE STICKY NOTES for that! The Blush Bible Study Stickies and the Blush Planner Stickies are perfect!!
Next, I needed bookmarks, but I didn't want just your traditional book marks. What I found at The Daily Grace Co. was great! I didn't even know these existed—magnetic bookmarks. YES! First, I grabbed the Words of Life Magnetic Bookmark Set and then the Bible Study Mini Bookmark Set.
Share with us a few of your favorite things. We may just add them to the list!
11/6/2021 01:44:36 pm
There are some intriguing and beautiful gifts here. Like the idea of Bible and breakfast.
11/7/2021 06:26:43 am
The Bible and Breakfast book is absolutely lovely, Theresa, and such a great gift. I love giving books as gifts!
11/7/2021 06:28:05 am
Thank you, Donna. Just reading this makes me want to start my Christmas shopping, and I'm not a shopper at all.
11/11/2021 08:04:10 am
I'm making my list and checking it twice, Theresa! :) I've already purchased some of these items for the people on my list (and myself).
11/10/2021 07:39:32 am
What a helpful post!
11/11/2021 08:05:29 am
I am especially in love with The Daily Grace Co., Michele! Their lovely items never dissapoint! Merry Christmas!!
11/10/2021 12:20:40 pm
I love all of these!
11/11/2021 08:07:16 am
Me too, Lauren! Just looking at the beautiful things in this post makes me want to get on that Christmas shopping list and get-'er-done! LOL
11/10/2021 05:43:27 pm
Bookmarking this list. Thanks bunches. Blessings.
11/11/2021 08:07:43 am
Thank you so much, Paula! Merry Christmas!!
11/11/2021 04:22:45 pm
I especially love these cute highlighters! I don't have a good set so maybe I'll look into getting these. Thanks for sharing so many great ideas.
11/21/2021 06:44:00 am
Those highlighters, Lisa, are the absolute BEST Bible highlighters I have ever owned. I use them almost every day and they never bleed through even the thinnest Bible pages! I had been searching for these highlighters all my life (I felt) until I found them. Great stocking stuffers too!! :)
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