Support the Catholic man in your life with gifts that go beyond the material. Find clothing, accessories, rosaries, books, and more in the ultimate gift guide for Catholic men.
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Risk. Axis and Allies. Warhammer 40K. Sid Meier’s Civilization. World of Warcraft. Faster than Light. Steam. We have quite the collection of board and computer games, and I love he has a hobby he’s enjoyed since he was a child.
My husband is the spiritual head of our household. He makes it to daily mass before work, meets with a spiritual director, walks the Stations of the Cross after Sunday mass with our kids, and leads them in prayer every night. While I’m happy to support his gaming hobby, he and I both know he needs spiritual support as well. It isn’t easy being a Catholic man in today’s culture, and the truth is, he needs all the help he can get.
Chances are, you have a Catholic man in your life, too. Husbands, brothers, fathers, good friends, even priests and deacons – all of them benefit from – and need – our prayerful, consistent support. As you begin your annual Christmas shopping, take a look at the offerings of these talented Catholic offerings, perfect for encouraging the Catholic man.
The Ultimate Gift Guide for Catholic Men
Clothing and accessories
Know a guy who’s proud of his faith and can’t wait to share it with the world? Check out this American Catholic T-Shirt from Custodians of Beauty, a clever combination of the American and papal flags. Custodians of Beauty is the product hub for several artists and creators. Head over to their shop for shirts, posters, books, and more designed for those who love making.
Last day for Christmas delivery: December 8
This wallet? Amazing. It really does look like stained glass! I’m so pleased to showcase these hand tooled leather goods from Ashcraft creative, a Catholic couple who uses only vegetable tanned, full grain leather and water-based dyes, paints, and sealer. An exceptional amount of love goes into each hand tooled piece, one item at a time.
Last day for Christmas delivery: November 30
Morse code is almost 200 years old, but this necklace showcases a new way of carrying meaningful messages, prayers and aspirations through jewelry! The beads above spell out the words “Totus Tuus,” in morse code, a reminder of John Paul II’s motto – “totally yours.” The genius behind this piece is Theresa from Apple and Azalea, a Catholic artisan and mother of six from rural New Hampshire. She has loved the arts her whole life, always drawing or creating something! Theresa carries unique pieces like these morse code necklaces, rosary necklaces, rosary bracelets, and more. Check out her shop for religious and secular items for men and women.
Last day for Christmas delivery:In stock items, US orders Dec 17th with Priority Mail selection.
Discount code: FREESHIPPING35 for free US shpping on $35 or more Nov 1- Dec 1
Fortify the man in your life with this fantastic mug, a constant reminder of the strength he finds in Christ. It’s handprinted by Rakhi McCormick, a Michigan-based self-taught artist, letterer, and crafter. She is a Catholic convert, wife, & Mama to 3 littles who loves Jesus, coffee, food, chasing light, sharing GIFs, & singing loudly! Her shop, Rakstar Designs, is an outlet for her to share the beauty of the Catholic faith and the truth about who we are as children of God. Rakhi’s dearest hope is that her work shines light and healing into the broken parts of our souls and lives, helping us to remember that we are loved and never alone.
Last day for Christmas delivery: Dec 1 for Made to Order; Dec. 10 for all other orders
Discount code: ULTIMATEXMAS for 20% off $40 or more.
This is going in my husband’s stocking – cold processed bar soap that smells like beer! This manly luxury is from Sarah of Sew Many Wildthings, a Charlotte Mason-inspired homeschool mama of four who in her spare time (!) makes adventure bags, leather goods, and custom jewelry for men, women, and children.
Last day for Christmas delivery: December 10
Discount code: 10% off order of $15 or more NSF10
Keep Mama Mary’s arms around your man throughout the day with this leather rosary bracelet. Catholic mom of four Maria Victoria has a variety of handsome options to choose from.
Last day for Christmas delivery: December 17
Discount code: Notsoformulaic15 for 15% off your order
2. Lepanto Rosary from AromaRosary
The Virgin Mary’s intercession was instrumental in the victory at Lepanto, and AromaRosary has dedicated an entire line of rosaries to this miraculous event. Even better, this hematite and lava rock rosary actually diffuses essential oils while your husband, father, son, or brother prays.
Last day for Christmas delivery: December 15
Aleesa is the creative genius behind Saongjai, the Etsy shop offering heartfelt, handcrafted, and Catholic goods for everyone. I love the description she wrote for this rosary, so I’m going to quote it here: “A simple and masculine hematite rosary with gun metal beads, Miraculous Medal center, and pardon Crucifix. The natural stone gives this rosary a substantial weighted feel in your hands. This gun metal finish rosary is the ultimate weapon for spiritual warfare! Warning: not for the luke warm or faint of heart…bring on the battle for souls.”
Last day for Christmas delivery: December 6
Discount Code: SAVE20
Pray, hope, don’t worry – and carry a pint sized rosary in your pocket! Jessica Dixon makes Catholic rosaries, chaplets, and jewelry for her shop, Come Holy Spirit Rosaries. All pieces are handmade, most with semi-precious stones. Centers and crucifixes are solid bronze; silver items are made with silver-filled jewelry wire. She has many pieces ready made but welcomes custom orders.
This beautiful set of sacrifice beads is modeled after those used by St. Therese of Lisieux to count little acts of kindness or sacrifices made for love of others throughout the day. They are great for keeping in a pocket and adjusting each time you offer something up.
Last Day for Christmas delivery: embroidered items: November 27 ; beaded items: December 16.
Discount Code: NSF2017CHRISTMAS (runs 11/1/17-12/16/17) for Free shipping on all orders $30 or over
Prints and Printables
The perfect quotation for a man of faith, beautifully portrayed in this print from Lindsay at Just Love Prints – your go-to shop for Catholic artwork and gifts.
Last day for Christmas orders: December 21 (expedited shipping recommended)
Handcrafted by Jessica Connolly of Telos Art, this liturgical calendar and frame bundle lays out the church year in style. Jessica is a convert to Catholicism who seeks to use her faith in support of the true, the good, and the beautiful.
Last day for Christmas delivery: December 1 (custom) December 12 (in-stock)
Discount code: UGG17 – 15% off regularly priced items purchased between November 1-December 12.
“The higher we go, the better we shall hear the voice of Christ.” Encourage the Catholic man in your life with this print from Jessica, wife to Jim, mom to 3 sweet little ones through the blessing of adoption, and the artisan behind Sweet Little Ones Shop. Her mission is to help Catholic families decorate their homes in a meaningful, faith-filled way on a budget. The wall art printables she designs serve as beautiful visual reminders that inspire Catholic men to nurture and deepen their faith.
Last day for Christmas delivery: No deadline for insane downloads. Custom orders: December 8.
Discount Code: CHRISTMAS20 20% off all wall art printables and bundles (excluding customizations and some custom bundles – see Sweet Little Ones Shop on Etsy for details). This coupon is good through December 25, 2017.
I’m sure you’ve heard of Kendra, the Catholic wife and mother behind Catholic All Year. Printable Prayers is her Etsy shop, full of prayers, saint quotes, and Bible verses, made just for you to print at home, online, or at a local copy shop. Kendra even takes custom orders if you don’t see something you like.
Last day for Christmas orders: December 25
The Catholic Hipster Handbook: Rediscovering Cool Saints, Forgotten Prayers, and Other Weird But Sacred StuffGod Is Not Nice: Rejecting Pop Culture Theology and Discovering the God Worth Living forStumbling Blocks or Stepping Stones: Spiritual Answers to Psychological QuestionsSaint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves
1. The Catholic Hipster Handbook by Tommy Tighe
Perfect for the man who loves trivia, The Catholic Hipster Handbook uncovers the many lost, obscure, and downright cool aspects of our Catholic faith and the people who lived it.
2. God is Not Nice by Ulrich Lehner
As one of the foremost theologians of our time, Ulrich Lehner dives into the power of the Ever-Living God, “not the polite, easygoing, divine therapist who doesn’t ask much of us, but the Almighty God who is unpredictable, awe-inspiring, and demands our entire lives.”
3. Stumbling Blocks or Stepping Stones by Fr. Benedict Groeschel
Yes, we all have weaknesses. But as Fr. Groeschel expertly points out, those weaknesses can be stepping stones toward a greater relationship with Christ.
4. Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves by Jason Evert
Jason Evert mined thousands of papal documents, interviews, personal testimonies, and the like to delve into the inner life of the Great John Paul II. In this book, Evert provides a touching, intimate look at the dear saint’s five loves.
Catholic men are waging a battle – for our culture, our Church, and our lives.
This Christmas, give the Catholic man in your life a gift that will feed his soul as well as his interests, and walk with him on the road to Christ.
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