Catholic Student Christmas Gift Guide 2018

 

Gift Guide 2018 (2)

It’s getting closer to Christmas. 

Is everyone on your list checked off? Even after all the incredible deals and good intentions to start shopping early, there’s always a couple of names left. Or maybe you’re not sure what to get for that university student in your life. But don’t worry! We’ve compiled a gift guide of our top picks for Catholic students!

BONUS: If buying in-store, check out these handy tips on negotiating prices from Hankamer School of Business professor and Confraternity of Mary member, Dr. Emily Hunter. 


APPAREL

T-shirts are always, always handy. Whether they go to weekday Mass in ‘em or sleep in ‘em, students can’t have enough of them! Our top picks:

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Saints of Our Time Tee

A more perfect “list” shirt has never existed.

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She Who Believed Tee

Not just for fans of Blessed is She, but for any faith-filled woman.

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Choose Joy Tee

A beautiful reminder for everyone!

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Lauda-MOOSE Te Tee

For the lovers of Latin and the Extraordinary Form of the Mass.

BOOKS

 There’s nothing better than a book to give to bibliophiles!

 

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Drinking With St. Nick by Dr. Michael P. Foley

Companion to Dr. Michael Foley’s perennially-popular Drinking With The Saints, this little book is the perfect guide for cocktails for Advent and the Christmas season. Dr. Foley is a patristics professor at Baylor and the chairman of the St. Gregory Society, the Extraordinary Form community that makes its home at St. Peter. 

 

The Grace of Enough by Haley Stewart

Haley Stewart, a Baylor alumna and community member at St. Peter, released this beautiful collection of reflections on living the Gospel in today’s world.

The Vision For You: How To Discover The Life You Were Made For by David Clayton

David Clayton’s book is a perfect guide for people discerning their vocationnot just your state in life like marriage or consecrated life, but what you’re being called to do, based on your natural talents and personality. (We recently had the blessing of Mr. Clayton’s presence for a talk at St. Peter.)

COFFEE AND TEA

Caffeine and college go hand in hand. Here’s some picks for coffee AND tea lovers!

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Mystic Monk Coffee Christmas Blend

We LOVE Mystic Monk coffee. Period.

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Bella Electic Kettle

Electric kettles are essential for tea lovers, but coffee aficionados who prefer French presses and pour overs will also love the ease (and beauty) of this one!  

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OXO Good Grips Glass Pour Over Coffee Maker

Pour over coffee makers are excellent for dorm-dwellers.

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English Tea Store Gift Basket

If you have a tea lover in your life, make sure to treat them with this! (Slip in a Serenity Prayer Card to turn tea time into prayer time!) 

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Punch the Devil Mug

A friendly reminder that Momma Mary always has your back.

JEWELRY

Rosary rings and medals are perfect for stress-busting, especially during exams and paper-writing. Here’s our favorites.

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Stella Maris Medal

A powerful reminder that Mary is an anchor and guiding star for anyone lost, whether it be at sea or in the confusion of a busy life.

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Rosary Ring

These beautiful rings are inconspicuous enough to be worn on a daily basis, or even into a stressful exam.

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Waterproof Rosary Bracelet

These would be great for runners and outdoors-y folks, but also for students about to study abroad or go on a mission trip! 

PRAYER

Coffee may nourish the body, but what about the soul?

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Pocket Oratory

Perfect for praying at odd hours, during finals, etc. You can customize these with your gift recipient’s favorite saint and prayer.

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Also a perfect portable prayer companion!

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Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary Prayer Book

The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary is ideal for busy people (like college students) who want to pray Lectio Divina – the daily praying of the psalms – but don’t have time to figure out the Lectionary or the changing liturgical seasons.  

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Keeping the Faith: Prayer for College Students by Kerry Weber

A beautiful prayer book for college students!

STATIONERY

Whether you like to journal during Adoration or leave encouraging notes for your pals during finals, we’ve got you covered. Don’t forget about stickers for your laptop!

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Totus Tuus Journal

Totus tuus – “totally thine”, was a favorite saying of Pope St. John Paul II. This notebook would be perfect for a spiritual journal! (Don’t forget some pens!) 

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Be Not Afraid Notecards

These gorgeous notecards feature another favorite saying of St. John Paul II’s: “Be not afraid.”

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Verso l’Alto Sticker

Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassetti’s famous saying enshrined on a gorgeous sticker from FOCUS- what more could they want?

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Thy Will Be Done Sticker

A beautiful reminder to always say “yes” to the Lord. Also incredibly helpful for students trying to remember that while writing papers! 


Gift Card Alternatives

  • A spiritual bouquet is perfect for people who have it all or need a spiritual boost.
  • Donate to a charity in someone’s honor. Pick their favorite charity, or consider a gift to St. Peter! Thousands of Catholic students depend on St. Peter Catholic Student Center for Mass, fellowship, and keeping the Faith.

One last idea on our wish list: Shop Amazon Smile, choose St. Peter, and a portion of your purchase goes to St. Peter Catholic Student Center!

Now, what’s on your list? What are you getting the Catholic students in your life?

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