2021 Catholic Gift Guide

2021 Catholic Gift Guide

As Christmas approaches, many Catholics are thinking of gifts for their loved ones. But in today’s world, many of us don’t want to shop at the Amazons and other Big Box stores, which promote values contrary to Catholicism and import most of their goods from overseas.

To address this, my wife has compiled a buying guide to get you started on avoiding the big box stores and overseas products. It is by *no means* complete, but it will get your juices flowing, introducing you or reintroducing you to some great resources, and probably leading you to many more that aren’t listed here.

My wife made an effort to include only shops that provide domestically-made items, but her research time was limited. Likewise, we didn’t vet the theology of every shop on this list. Please research the matters that are important to you; hopefully, this guide will get you started.

You can download a PDF of the Guide here.

Feel free to add any other shops in the comments below!

A Catholic Gift Guide 2021

Contemporary Artists

FlorLarios, Etsy – folk art

Adoramus Te Studio, Etsy – prints and decor

Dovetail Ink, Etsy – illustrations and printables

Amberose Marie – including prolife themes

John Henry Folley – classical style art

Opus Americanum Studio – embroidery

Home Shrine Icons – icons written by a contemporary artist


Catholic to the Max

Sacra Indumenta – incredibly beautiful baptismal gowns (site may not be completed)

Outrageous Mom – Catholic scarves ​​

Sock Religious – yep, socks.

Brick House in the City – Catholic t-shirts

Classic Art 

Catholic to the Max

Popular Art, Statues, Home Decor

Catholic to the Max

House of Joppa

Smelty Squirrel – ornaments, wooden goods


Salem Studio – beeswax candles that smell like chrism!, housewares

Corda Candles – Catholic saint candles from the *heart*land (get it?)

Bee Haven Honey – beeswax candles

Bowered and Bare – soaps, lotions, beard care; candles

Water Bottles

Simple Hydration – check out the patented design! Also apparel. 

Books and instruction

Sacred Art Series – this is a project that should be supported. The Gospels of St. Luke and St. John edition is fantastic for children who are too old for a children’s Bible and still intimidated by an adult’s Bible.

Monk Manual – intentional living

Lost Art Press – woodworking resources

Rosaries and Scapulars

Random Brilliants, Etsy – rosaries, pocket rosaries, chaplets 

Meadows of Grace, Etsy

Mantle of Mary, Etsy – very sturdy scapulars

Simply Chic Cositas, Etsy 

Rugged Rosaries – including paracord rosaries and scapulars

Our Lady’s Armory – paracord and other rosaries with a lifetime guarantee

Doer of Knots – sturdy knotted cord rosaries made by me 🙂 

Food & Drink

Steubenville Popcorn Company – Try the caramel-cheddar, take my word for it 

Winans Chocolates + Coffee – The name says it all

Willow’s Baked Goods – gluten free bakery that ships directly to customers

Monks’ Bread

Holy Cross Abbey – I wasn’t aware that anyone other than my mother ate fruitcake, but their creamed honey is amazing.

Mystic Monk – C O F F E E

Monastery Candy

Trappistine CandyJuice Plus – recommended representative, Natalie Leylo

Leather Goods and handbags

OréMoose – can’t beat the name

Sandpiper Stitching – handbags

Sacrament gifts

Clarey Clayworks – Catholic ceramics

Catholic to the Max


Love and Honor Jesus

House of Joppa

Clara Joh 

The One Simple Life

On This Day Designs

Baby & Kid Stuff

Chews Life

Outrageous Mom – Suuuuuper cute handmade baby items

Almond Rod Toys – saint blocks 

Personal Care 

Glory and Shine – soaps, lotions, beard care, etc. One beard balm features a picture of St. Maximilian Kolbe. Makes sense to me. 

Bowered and Bare – soaps, lotions, beard care; candles

Paper Goods, stickers, and games 

Mourning Dove, Etsy

Classic Catholic, Etsy – vintage greeting cards

Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles – also music

Full of Grace – vintage images  

Saint Cards – card game

Relics of Old Decency 

House of Joppa

Carrot Top Paper Shop, Etsy 

Pelican Printery House, Etsy – beautiful traditional greeting cards and printables


Hallow – “meditation, prayer and sleep app”