2018 Shop Small Gift Guide & Giveaway

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Happy November! We've got nearly two months until Christmas, but if you're like me, you like to have the bulk of your shopping done early so you're not scrambling at the last minute. The best part of shopping early is that you'll end up with the best deals! And shopping *small* means more of your hard-earned money goes directly towards supporting another person's family.



In this guide, you'll find a wide variety of shops and items to peruse as you make your holiday shopping lists. I highly recommend you "favorite" shops on Etsy so that you can find them again easily, and take advantage of the coupon codes many shop owners are generously offering!

Pay attention to order deadlines so you don't miss out, and make sure you enter the awesome giveaway at the end of this post! And the vast majority of these shops offer multiple types of items, so click around and see what else they have; I had to categorize them somehow, but there are so many gorgeous products across the board!


This post contains some affiliate links

Oh! And don't forget that you can get cash back from Ebates if you buy anything through Etsy, which many of these shops sell through!

Apparel & Accessories:

Annunciation Designs

Annunciation Designs offers hand-lettered products to help families call to mind the Sacred in the midst of the ordinary. #Saintgoals apparel, tea towels...and now, subscribe to monthly letters from The Wanderlust Catholic.



Featured item: You have goals - show them off with this unique #Saintgoals design on a super soft shirt!

Use code ROSIEHILL10 for 10% off $20 or more

December 8 order deadline.

Glory Design Crochet

A shop featuring crochet items for the whole family! From teethers for little ones to hats and scarves for the adults, you’re sure to find something for everyone in your family!


Featured item: Our Rosary teether is made from natural materials featuring raw maple wood beads, crochet beads made from 100% cotton thread, and a maple wood cross - all perfect to engage your baby and relieve teething pain while introducing the Rosary!

Use code Glory10 for 10% off

December 7 order deadline. 

Pycnocline

I make bleach dyed t-shirts with Catholic and aquatic themes for toddlers through adults.




Featured item: Ave Maria bleach dyed t-shirt for adults, available in blue or black 

Get 15% off your order with the code BLOGFORMOM
Giveaway item below!
December 5 order deadline.

Home Decor & Art:

Hardy Design & Photography 

Courtney Freiburger, Owner of Hardy Design & Photography, enjoys creating wooden signs and home décor to inspire and make meaningful statements of faith in homes across the globe. With her farmhouse-style signs, she hopes to help add a bit of rustic love and gentle reminders of God’s love and mercy to your home.

 
Featured item: For unto us a child is born // Isaiah 9:5 // 7x13" farmhouse style wooden sign with vinyl letters, sealed and with a sawtooth hanger for easy hanging.

Use code TOTUSTUUS10 for 10% off your order.

Giveaway item below!

December 16 order deadline.

Fiore Design Studio

I create custom water family and house portraits with a special emphasis on miscarried children being portrayed within families. I also have a small line of prints and mugs.


Featured item: A beautiful custom mini family portrait.

Use code MERRYBRIGHT for free shipping on all custom portrait orders

Giveaway item below!

December 1 order deadline.

Little Rabbit Sign Co. 

A one-mom shop specializing in handmade, wooden signs for the home.  


Featured item: My specialty is memorializing your loved one's personal handwriting by painting their words onto wood. This is the perfect gift for a family member who may be missing someone this Christmas season. 

Use coupon code ROSIE10 for 10% off any orders of 3+ items in the shop.

December 1 order deadline.

Schroeder Stitchery 

Schroeder Stitchery offers custom and ready made hand embroidery art. Items include custom cross-stitch family and wedding portraits, as well as Catholic art, and other items.


Featured item: This Stella Maris hoop is great for someone who has a devotion to Stella Maris, or anyone who loves Mama Mary. 

Free shipping with code BLOGMOM18

December 1 deadline for custom orders, December 5 for ready-to-ship orders.


Jewelry and Accessories:

Mary With You

Our scapulars and decade bracelets are all easy to match, easy to wear around your wrist, for your daily activities. Stylish yet durable and YOU WILL BE REMINDED OF THE PROTECTIVE LOVE FROM OUR MOTHER MARY AND JESUS. 


Featured item: DECADE BRACELETS FOR EVERY LIFESTYLE

20% OFF your purchase with code:GIFTFORCHRISTMAS2018

Giveaway item below!

December 8 order deadline. 

Relics by Rose

Handmade, Christian jewelry using a variety of new and vintage materials inspired by my Catholic faith.


Featured item: 5 decade Rosary Wrap Bracelet with solid bronze button clasp, gemstone and Czech Glass beads.

Use code CHRISTMAS2018 for free shipping

Giveaway item below!

December 5 order deadline.

Religious Art:

Delphina Rose Art

Catholic art and coloring pages - original and based on works by the Masters.


Featured item: Collection of 10 Marian coloring pages - instant download so you can print copies for all the kids! Note from Rosie: This would be an excellent idea for Christmas morning - put new art supplies in stockings and let the kids color while you get breakfast together!

ROSIE - 20% off all coloring pages & prints - no order minimum. Valid through Dec. 25 2018

Giveaway item below!

December 7 order deadline for physical prints, digital downloads available 24/7!

The Fig and Thimble 

Our eclectic shop stocks a wide variety of handmade goods, all made by a family of sibling artisans: soft goods such as hairbands and haberdashery, literary bookmarks, nature themed paper goods, hand turned calligraphy pens, and Catholic items such as peg dolls, hand painted saint watercolors, and the original crochet rosary roses. 


Note from Rosie: It really is quite a wide assortment of items, and we love everything we have ordered from this shop!

Featured item: Original 5x7 watercolor saint painting - choose your saint!

December 11 order deadline.

Glory Be Prints

Glory Be Prints is a small Etsy shop that sells Catholic saint art. All items are digital downloads, making them the perfect last-minute gift items!


Featured item: Bundle of digital saint prints

Use code GIFTGUIDE2018 for 15% off

Giveaway item below!

No order deadline, these are perfect last-minute gifts!

I make custom clay figures and ornaments, especially nativities and the saints. I also do pencil drawings.  


Featured item: This clay statue of St. Nicholas is the perfect addition to your seasonal decor!
10% off  with code BLOGMOM through February 2.
Giveaway item below!
December 8 order deadline.


The mission of Sweet Little Ones Shop is to help Catholic women decorate their homes in a meaningful, faith-filled way on a budget. I offer wall art printables and physical prints that aim to serve as beautiful visual reminders that will inspire a deepening of the Catholic faith in our everyday lives.


Featured item: An 8x10 instant download or print of St. Catherine of Siena's quote: "Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire".

Use code CHRISTMAS20 for 20% off all instant download wall art printables and bundles. (This code does not include custom orders or bundles.) This coupon is good from now through December 25, 2018.
Use code XMASFREESHIPPING for free shipping on all physical prints, cards, and banners from now through December 11, 2018.

Giveaway item below!

November 28 deadline for custom orders, December 11 deadline for physical prints and cards, December 24 deadline for printables.

Religious items:

Catholic Woodworker

We handmake Spiritual Weapons built for Battle. Our mission is to spread devotion to the rosary and Holy Family to help build up the domestic church.

Featured item: Our mini prayer kits. Carve out a sacred space for prayer wherever you go at home or on the road. 

Use code ROSARY20 for 20% all designer and custom rosaries

December 15 order deadline.

ChewsLife

Highest quality silicone Rosaries, teethers, and accessories for Mamas and babies. And innovative Rosary Bracelets with a movable charm that keeps your place like a bookmark!

 
Featured item: Food grade silicone Divine Mercy teether with "Jesus I trust in you" on the backside. OL Guadalupe coming early December!

Use code ROSIE10 for 10% off exp 12/20

Giveaway item below!

Order by December 20 for Christmas delivery.

Happy Nest Home Goods 

Theresa's shop, Happy Nest Home Goods, offers modern Catholic embroidery (both finished pieces and patterns,) diffuser jewelry, and sacrifice beads to help us all embrace everyday holiness at home! Note from Rosie: Check out the embroidery patterns Theresa offers, too!

Featured item: Keep these sacrifice beads, modeled after those used by St. Therese, in your pocket and each time you offer something up (holding your tongue, stubbing your toe, emptying the dishwasher, anything you can think of!), move a bead towards the Crucifix. This beautiful practice will help foster your ability to see opportunities to offer every moment to God.

Use code ROSIEGIFT18 for Free U.S. Shipping on orders over $25, expires 12/17

Giveaway item below!

December 4 order deadline for embroidered items, December 16 deadline for beaded items.

Kristy Marie's Rosaries

Rosaries and rosary bracelets made with durable twine in a vast array of colors. You can choose a knotted cross, or metal crucifix, and even include a miraculous medal if desired. Note from Rosie: Kristy sent some for John Paul and Cecilia last year and they are still going strong, despite taking quite a beating!


Featured item: Royal Blue hand-knotted rosary with metal crucifix.

25% off any order- coupon code ROSIECHRISTMAS

Giveaway item below!

December 10 order deadline.


My daughter and I design and make custom rosaries for the whole family! Perfect gifts for any occasion. 

Featured item: Our beautiful 100th Anniversary of the miracle at Fatima rosary. Limited supply left!

Use code shopsmallbiz2018 for 20% off one item between Nov 22 and Dec 1
December 14 order deadline.

Our Lady's Armory

Sturdy handcrafted gear for the battle-ready Catholic. Ready-made and custom rosaries, chaplets, cuff links, necklaces, and other gifts.


Featured item: Sanctify even the dirtiest pots and pans this season with the Saint Lawrence chain mail scrubber from Our Lady's Armory - perfect for cast iron, stainless, and glass cookware.

Use code BLOGFORMOM10, 10% off your entire order, no order minimum

Giveaway item below!

December 7 order deadline.

Salem Studio

Salem Studio features original design handmade items for liturgical living. 


Featured item: Salem Studio produces 100% beeswax handmade chrism-infused candles with original art images. Note from Rosie: They seriously smell amazing.

Use code bfm10 for 10% off.

Giveaway item below!

December 15 order deadline.

small things great love 

Handmade rosaries and other items by Allison Seitz. All the items in my shop are fruit or prayer and inspired by my own personal journey. 


Featured item: This Colorful Wood Bead Rosary is great for Catholics of all ages and boasts a variety of wood beads in vibrant colors and a beautiful Sorrowful mother crucifix made in Italy. Note from Rosie: I have a hand-knotted rosary from Allison and it is my very favorite!

Look for a sale starting Thanksgiving week and running through mid-December!

Giveaway item below!

December 14 order deadline.

SaongJai

Heartfelt, handcrafted, and Catholic - cute saint printables and goods, jewelry, rosaries, and other inspired things.


Featured item: Infant of Prague Kids Rosary - a large cute saint rosary with laminated holy card and bag.

Use code SAVE20 for 20 % off, expires Dec 6th 2018

Giveaway item below!

December 6 order deadline.

Stationery and Paper Products:

Telos Art Shop

Telos Art brings the liturgy home by offering modern design for a timeless faith. Carefully crafted items include liturgical calendars and religious jewelry.


Featured item: The special 2018-2019 Year of Virtue liturgical calendar seeks to support individuals and families on their journey of faith. Centered around a core virtue or a focused feast day, the calendar includes relevant insights, common Catholic prayers, and family-friendly activities.

Use code ROSIE10 for 10% off all orders

Giveaway item below! 

December 11 order deadline.

Elizabeth Clare Shop

The Catholic planners and printable liturgical resources help assist "the rest of us" in living the Catholic faith easily and affordably.


Featured item: The Catholic Home Executive planner is created by a busy Catholic mom for other busy Catholic moms so they can live the liturgical year, keep track of life, get organized, and run their home well.

Giveaway item below!

December 10 order deadline.

Stella Maris Prints

Stella Maris Prints provides art, stationery, and gifts inspired by the Catholic Faith for your everyday beauty. 


Featured item: Stella Maris Prints offers beautiful, hand-painted journals which are perfect for use as prayer journals, bullet journals, or a special place to collect your thoughts.

Use code HAPPYSHOPPING for 15% off 

Giveaway item below!

December 5 order deadline.

Teaching Tools:

Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families

Catechism, Saints, Sacrament and Prayer-packed quizzing Cards and Craft Kits to help teach and celebrate the Catholic Faith


Featured item: Super Saints: Illustrated Saints Cards with quick facts and bios for quizzing and play.

Use coupon code StNickBundle2018 to get this bundle for only $52 if you order by November 20!

Giveaway item below!

December 7 order deadline.

The Mass Box 

We offer a subscription box for Catholic kids that has weekly craft projects and activities related to the Mass and the Bible, to help children ages 3-8+ learn about Jesus and appreciate the Mass in an age-appropriate way.


Featured item: Our Advent box is our biggest box yet, with daily, weekly, and monthly activities for this great liturgical season (includes Immaculate Conception and Christmas crafts as well!). 

Advent boxes will ship 11/20; otherwise, subscriptions can be placed any time.

Toys and games:

Inspirational wooden Catholic toys for kids and tots that encourage prayerful play throughout the liturgical year. Prayerfully created by a Catholic mom of 6.

Note from Rosie: We love these so, so much and they get played with almost every day!


Featured item: Inspire your children to explore some of the important saints of December with this set of 5 December saint blocks.
Use code YAYROSIE for 10% off your purchase.
Giveaway item below!
December 14 order deadline.


Hand painted wooden peg dolls inspired by the lives of the Saints.

Featured item: A simple and sweet Holy Family perfect for the littlest Catholics! And check out the literary character pegs!

Use code FREESHIP25 on orders of $25 or more
November 5 order deadline, so order soon!


GrandExpression provides ready-to-ship to Saint peg dolls for all your Christmas needs. These little dolls are reasonably priced and are great for young and old, a perfect stocking stuffer.

Featured item: In addition to large Saint dolls check out these sweet Saint Lucy ornaments

Giveaway item below!

December 16 order deadline (December 20 with priority shipping).
Lobsters & Lollipops creates handmade whimsical play sets to spark childhood imagination, designed using Waldorf-inspired principles to encourage open-ended play. Offering complete play sets and stand-alone items, this Catholic mama of 3 designs and hand makes toys centered around popular childhood interests of Fairies, Unicorns, and Mermaids with the hope of helping children practice and imitate virtue through their native language of play.

Featured item: The Mermaid Adventure Play Set, centered around Fina and Flora the Mermaids who rule the ocean floor with love and justice, includes everything your child needs to foster open-ended play with mythical characters created to exemplify virtuous living.
Use code MOMGUIDE to get free standard shipping on orders of $35 or more until December 10.
December 10 order deadline. 


We find fun and exciting ways to bring the Catholic faith to life with our Saint Subscription, Jesse Tree Sets, Saint Magnets, and Fishing for Saints.

Featured item: Fishing for Saints -Your children will love playing the Fishing for Saints Card Game! Your children will learn to recognize the saints as they collect pairs of the saints. 

Giveaway item below!

December 12 order deadline.

Saintly Heart

Specializing in little wooden hand paint saint peg figurines


Featured item: This adorable Holy Family peg set is unbreakable and sure to delight your little one!

Use code Giftguide18 for 10% off in November.

Giveaway item below!


Wild Things Adventures

Wild Things Adventures aims to equip kids to get outside to enjoy our beautiful world. Pack your Adventure Bag and head outside!


Featured item: Adventure Bags- leather satchels, designed just for kids, are perfect for carrying your favorite gear, as well as all of the treasure you find along the way.

December 1 order deadline.

Worthy of Agape

Hand-painted saint peg dolls & wooden churches, Nativity sets - saintly fun! Monthly subscription sets are also available with a variety of options.


Featured item: Wooden churches, tons of customizable options, perfect for playing with saint peg dolls!

December 1 order deadline.

Wow! What a lot of awesome, awesome shops! I hope you take the time to peruse all the offerings, and make sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win one of 3 prize bundles from these incredible shops!
 
Giveaway bundle 1:

Our Lady of Guadalupe peg saint from Saintly Heart
Mother and Child print from Fiore Design Studio
Advent Activity Pack PDF from SaongJai 
Cross Earrings from Relics by Rose
2018-2019 Liturgical Calendar from Telos Art
Royal Blue Hand-knotted Rosary from Kristy Marie's Rosaries
Digital St. Lucy print from Glory Be Prints
Set of 5 Spiritual Bouquet cards from Sweet Little Ones Shop


Bundle 2:

St. Teresa Benedicta Saint Block from AlmondRod Toys
St. Nicholas Figure from Sicut Cervus 
Verso L'Alto watercolor print from Stella Maris Prints 
Marian Coloring Collection II from Delphina Rose
IHS Monogram Cufflinks from Our Lady's Armory
Sacred Heart Bracelet from Mary With You
2019 Printable Catholic Planner from Elizabeth Clare Shop
Ave Maria Bleach Dyed t-shirt from Pycnocline


Bundle 3:

St. Nicholas Ornament from GrandExpression
Divine Mercy teether from Chews Life 
Totus Tuus Print from Hardy Design & Photography 
$20 Gift Certificate for Catholic Craft Kit PDFs from Arma Dei
Be not afraid bangle from small things great love
Choice of embroidery pattern from Happy Nest Home Goods 
Fishing for Saints Card Game from My Catholic Kids

O Holy Night Embossing Rolling Pin from Salem Studios


Enter using the widget below! And feel free to leave a link to your favorite shop in the comments if it is not listed here!
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57 comments:

  1. So many great options, thank you for putting this together!

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  2. Amazing bundles! I love the verso l'alto print and all the AlmondRod toys blocks! Great shopping ideas. Thanks, Rosie!

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  3. What wonderful ways to share Gods love!

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  4. I'll be shopping small at the farmers market and local bookshop this year for Christmas. Also, a few items from etsy.

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  5. I have such a hard time shopping small! I mean, we don't have a ton of money, but I do love getting gifts. I guess one thing I'm doing this year is making some gifts for our four daughters from kits that I bought from independent designers (doll kit from Alicia Paulson and knitting kit from Barrett Wool Co.).

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  6. Definitely going to check these shops out for Christmas and the other small shops I follow on Instagram!

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  7. I love shopping small but get overwhelmed by all of the options on Etsy. Thank you for making this list! It helps me narrow down my search.

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  8. I like to shop small by using etsy, local artist or friends, and by making things myself. The bundles are all amazing.

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  9. I am so excited to see so many great makers on this list, even though my shop is on hiatus! I have bought from several (Fig and Thimble, Delphina Rose, Pycnocline, Cabrini Creations come to mind) and have been so impressed.

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  10. Also, Salem Studio is working on rolling-pin style cookie cutters for Christmastime that look so amazing! Perfect for shortbread or strong gingerbread or springerle. I am really, really excited about them!

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    1. Hint, hint, Salem Studio, tell us when they're going to drop, because I will definitely be doing my holiday shopping small this year!

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  11. So many awesome choices in the Catholic artisan Instagram community! Small shops—so much to choose from! ☺️

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  12. What an glorious collection of art and artisans! Not having artistic talent myself, I am amazed at what beauty people can create.

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  13. What glorious prizes! Rosie, this is a fantastic roundup.

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  14. I love shopping on Etsy and in local shops in our Old Town for Christmas gifts!

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  15. Thank you for putting this together! It's fantastic!

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  16. Soo many wonderful shops here!!! Thanks for putting all of this together!

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  17. This round up is excellent!!! Hope I win!

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  18. I defi I felt want to get some of these for stocking stuffers! Also sending this link to the big gift givers in my family. Thanks Rosie!!!

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  19. What wonderful ideas. Thanks for the comprehensive list!

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  20. I love to Google artisan stores close to me and support others in my community.

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  21. These look great! We do a lot of handmade gifts around here; I also love Ten Thousand Villages for sweet gifts that support makers all over the world.

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  22. I really enjoyed scrolling through all these lovely things. I, too, like to get the vast majority of my shopping done in November, and only have stocking stuffers to worry about in December.

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  23. Oh! And our family has a little online shop -- Drawn Small (http://drawnsmall.storenvy.com/). We sell botanical and religious prints, and have some that would make lovely Christmas gifts!

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  24. Your 1st Hardy design link goes to a rosary... might want to double check. I’m still browsing : )

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  25. So many cool shops I am just learning about!

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  26. Hmm...I haven't really made any Christmas shopping lists yet so not sure how I'll shop small! But I'll definitely try!

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  27. So many awesome things here! I think I need the candle in my life. ��

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  28. So many wonderful items on your list! I am intrigued by the chrism infused beeswax candle!

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    1. Just realized I didn't comment about shopping small. I plan on using a local bookstore for some presents and using some of your links for gifts.

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  29. So many great ideas and items!

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  30. Thanks for putting this together!! I try to shop my favorite Etsy sellers at Christmas.

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    1. You're one of the winners! Emailing you today 😊

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  31. We are shopping small by getting gifts at the local craft fair or small online shops. :)

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  32. Thanks Rosie! I knew I could count on you yet again this year.

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  33. I plan to use some of these coupon codes! Thanks for compiling all these great resources!

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  34. Planning on buying patron saint dolls for each of the girls, from a small Catholic shop!

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  35. I'm trying to buy from small businesses where possible, but also just trying to buy less overall!

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    1. Congratulations Leslie, you're a winner! I'll email you today to get your address 😊

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  36. I'm definitely going to do a lot of shopping on etsy this year! I love supporting small businesses!

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  37. Contemplative Rebellion makes awesome beautiful jewelry for great Catholic/social justice causes! https://contemplativerebellion.com

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  38. We try to purchase as many of our Christmas gifts as we can from local and small artisan shops. Love supporting small businesses!

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  39. Thanks for getting this out early enough to remind me about St Nicholas Day gifts! We have three birthdays that week so it is always a challenge. I'm also seeing out local crafters to shop small this year. God bless and thanks for gathering the list and coupons.

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  40. So many great options! thanks for putting this together!

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  41. Bookmarking this page for Christmas gifts for my godchildren this year, thank you so much for putting it together!

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  42. Thank you for introducing me to so many new faces in the catholic crafter world!

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  43. What a wonderful blessing this will be for the families that win!! I was actually looking for little things to get my kids this year as this was one of the hardest Summers being that we had 40 days to move from where we lived for the last 14 yrs. In the process I lost some things and have been noticing lots of my Christmas things got lost SOOO this mama is on the hunt to make sure we have new treasures for our 1st Christmas here. Having this list is gonna be SO helpful so thank you so much!!

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  44. I'm not sure yet how I'll be shopping small this Christmas, but I'm excited to start with this guide!

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  45. Thanks for gathering together all these great Christmas shopping ideas!

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  46. Yes, I'm shopping small this holiday season.

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  47. I am in love with the jewelry you have excellent taste!

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  48. So many wonderful ideas! Thank you!

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