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.
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:
A more perfect “list” shirt has never existed.
Not just for fans of Blessed is She, but for any faith-filled woman.
A beautiful reminder for everyone!
For the lovers of Latin and the Extraordinary Form of the Mass.
There’s nothing better than a book to give to bibliophiles!
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 vocation—not 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!
We LOVE Mystic Monk coffee. Period.
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!
Pour over coffee makers are excellent for dorm-dwellers.
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!)
A friendly reminder that Momma Mary always has your back.
Rosary rings and medals are perfect for stress-busting, especially during exams and paper-writing. Here’s our favorites.
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.
These beautiful rings are inconspicuous enough to be worn on a daily basis, or even into a stressful exam.
These would be great for runners and outdoors-y folks, but also for students about to study abroad or go on a mission trip!
Coffee may nourish the body, but what about the soul?
Perfect for praying at odd hours, during finals, etc. You can customize these with your gift recipient’s favorite saint and prayer.
Also a perfect portable prayer companion!
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.
A beautiful prayer book for college students!
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!
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!)
These gorgeous notecards feature another favorite saying of St. John Paul II’s: “Be not afraid.”
Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassetti’s famous saying enshrined on a gorgeous sticker from FOCUS- what more could they want?
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!