Christmas gift guide offers something for everyone on your list

By Chicago Catholic
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

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Subscribe a loved one to a daily devotionals.

Several daily meditation apps or devotionals following the daily Mass readings, feast days and liturgical seasons offer an opportunity to go deeper in prayer. Many also provide reflections on the lives of the saints and other holy people of God. Examples include:

Hallow App,


The Word Among Us,

$27.95/year for web edition and a print booklet; 

Give Us This Day,

$46.95/year for print and app subscription; app $19.99/year;


$49/year in print, $19.99/year digital only; available in several languages.

Christmas albums from the Daughters of St. Paul

The Daughters of St. Paul, a community of women religious whose charism is focused on evangelization through media, have a popular choir that performs around the country and has produced several Christmas and inspirational albums that would make great gifts for any loved one. The albums are available as CDs or to download at

Sister Jean Christmas ornament

Everyone’s favorite college basketball chaplain, BVM Sister Jean Schmidt, now has her own Christmas ornament sold through the National Bobblehead Museum, $20.

My Bible Quiet Book

My Growing Season Shop on

My Bible Quiet Book is the ideal platform to teach your child stories from the Bible in an interactive and age appropriate manner. This detailed embroidered cloth, 10-page quiet book showcases stories such as Noah, Moses, Joseph and teachings of Jesus — while teaching snapping, buttoning, zipping, weaving, spacial relations and more, $39.95.

“Do Small Things” scarf

A scarf imprinted with the classic saying from St. Teresa of Kolkata “Do small things with great love,” $10.99.


Mass Missal for Kids

Catholic Family Crateon

This pocket-sized guide teaches young children about the Order of the Mass. The Mass Parts Cards come on a ring and outline the four parts of the Mass, explaining what happens in each. Color-coordinated cards complete with illustrations and explanations allow children to familiarize themselves with the order and importance of each part of the Mass. All 29 cards are 2.5 by 4 inches and held on a 2-inch metal ring, $12.99.

Visit a local Catholic gift shop this season.

The Archdiocese of Chicago is home to several locally owned or parish/ministry-based gift shops where visitors can find unique, faith-focused gifts for loved ones this Christmas. This holiday season we encourage you to visit a few and support local businesses and ministries. Here are some shops to check out:

Heaven Sent Specialties

12327 S. Harlem Ave., Palos Heights,, online and in-person store.

Watra Church Goods

4201 S. Archer Ave.,, online and in-person store.

St. Peter in the Loop Bookstore

110 W. Madison St.;, in-person store only.

The Tilma at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

1170 N. River Road, Des Plaines;, in-person store only.

Marytown Gift Shop at the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe

1600 W. Park Ave., Libertyville;, online and in-person store.



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