Welcome back to the third installation of Shop Catholic This Christmas with your Peanut Butter & Grace family! This time, I have picks for the lovely-locked little girls and the manly men on your list.
by Jeanie Egolf
So far we have covered 17 cool Catholic gift ideas as well as housewarming and personalized baby gifts. Now it is time to knock off the list the little ladies in our lives as well as the (oh-so-hard-to-shop-for) men.
Hair Bows 4 Life: My Pick For Girly-Girls
By purchasing from Hair Bows 4 Life, you will not only stuff some stockings with pure cuteness, you also will be shopping like a seriously boss Catholic: This is a pro-life shop! Hair Bows 4 Life was founded in May 2009 in honor of our Blessed Mother. Maria Cecilia (“Ceci”) Escobedo, a Cuban-American homeschooling mother of nine children (four of whom are little saints in heaven) started her business by making hair bows for her girls. She then became inspired to make and sell the bows to families “so that others will enjoy seeing them on God’s precious daughters. Being a Christ-centered company, we are aiming to use our bows to raise awareness and support for the unborn, for the sanctity of human life, by giving back at least 10 percent of each sale to the pro-life community,” she said.
Escobedo handcrafts gorgeous bows for all occasions including Christmas, feast days, and first Communions. They are available in a variety of clips, headbands and ponytail holders. There are even book bundles for special occasions.
Christmas orders need to be placed by Dec. 9 to arrive in time.
Give Him 5: My Pick For the Men In My Life, Including Our Priest!
Author and business owner Michelle Gelineau of Give Him 5 offers a variety of gifts including prayer kits and door hangers. The products are perfect for families, kids, teachers (don’t forget the religious education teacher!) in a wide range of colors, so more than just the male names on your list can be checked. Has your brother or your bestie had a rough year? This would be the perfect sentiment.
“So many people are suffering or having hard times, and it seems like Give Him 5 is helping them feel God’s love for them,” Gelineau said.
Some of Gelineau’s most popular items are her handsome coffee mugs, but I plan to buy my husband a new travel mug. I even get to choose the lid color. Give Him 5’s deadline for a Christmas arrival is Dec. 11, so visit the website soon. Some of the items are in limited supply. Gelineau is offering a 20 percent discount for our readers. Enter CHRISTMAS at checkout.
Up next week: Find Catholic-made gifts for the moms, teens and toddlers on your list!
Jeanie Egolf is the creator of the Molly McBride picture books which foster religious vocations through children’s fiction. For more information on the Molly McBride series, please visit www.mollymcbrideandthepurplehabit.com.