The Catholic All Year at Home, Amazon-Free, Catholic Gift Guide for a Very Unusual Easter

The Catholic All Year at Home, Amazon-Free, Catholic Gift Guide for a Very Unusual Easter

Happy Solemnity of the Annunciation! 👼📣 For what we'll be doing to celebrate, see this post. tl:dr 🧇🙏

This Easter bunny seems to capture the general zeitgeist, no?

Strange times these are, my friends! It's been a very Lenty Lent don't you think? But Easter will come! For many of us it will come like an Easter version of the Grinch: without public Masses, without the Sacraments, without egg hunts, without brunches, and without Amazon Prime for (nonessential) Easter basket goodies . . .

but EASTER WILL COME and we will celebrate!

Many of you have asked exactly how to celebrate Easter at home when churches are closed down. I am working on some resources to help with that. They'll be finished by next week, I hope. In the meantime, I figure you might be scrambling for good stuff for Easter baskets. Fortunately, I've checked with my favorite Catholic small businesses and they are still shipping!

Here are some favorite Catholic gifts from my favorite Catholic makers!

Shining Light Dolls

Shining Light Dolls offers sturdy vinyl saint dolls, soft plush dolls, stickers, key chain/purse/backpack charms, super cool square foil prayer cards, Easter egg wraps, and more!

The vinyl dolls are perfect for babies and toddlers and stand up to hard use! And the egg wraps are an awesome way to decorate hard boiled eggs for Easter or wooden eggs to play with. Get wooden eggs here. Watch the tutorial here on how to get the wraps on the eggs.

20% off everything in the shop through March 31. No code needed.

Be a Heart

Be a Heart offers fabulous Catholic party goods, decor, baby blankets, bandanas, enamel pins, and so much more!

The Easter paper goods are the perfect way to set a beautiful , festive table without spending half the night washing up! And the headbands, scrunchies, and bandanas make super cute matching gifts for sisters and their mama!

Use code ALLYEAR for 15% off, good through Easter Sunday.

Corda Candles

Corda Candles offers amazing handcrafted candles and tealights in unique and beautiful scents. Battle Cry is scented with spices, sandalwood, and incense, and makes a great compliment to Sunday prayer at home.

Get 10% off all candles with code CORDA10CAY through April 30, 2020.

Rose Harrington

Rose Harrington offers beautiful watercolor botanical prints featuring flowers traditionally associated with the mysteries of the Rosary, a darling Come Holy Spirit banner, prayerful mugs, and amazing yet subtle Catholic print sets sure to make a statement in a living room.

The husband has these Divine Mercy canvases (also available as prints) up in his office. I love the feeling you get of really being enveloped in Jesus' mercy.

Use code LENTANDEASTER for 20% off the Lent and Easter Collection (which includes both botanical watercolor art and hand lettered prints).

Sock Religious

Sock Religious is a Mom & Pop company making whimsical saint socks for men, women, and children.

The husband has these Saint Joseph ones. The saint quote on the bottom of the socks is: " " Get it?!

Studio Senn

Studio Senn offers beautiful watercolor art, prayer window clings, fabric, enamel pins, princess saints and soldier saints printable paper puppets, and fun saint posters perfect for kids' rooms.

These saint printable puppets are a perfect last minute Easter gift or stuck at home project. You'll need cardstock, little brads to put them together, and glue and dowels if you want them on sticks.

I'm a big fan of the Pelican in piety, a symbol of Christ's sacrifice. This pin lives on my coat.

Use code EASTER20 for 20% off your entire order through April!

Chews Life

Chews Life offers the best teething rosaries for babies, soft rosaries for kids, beautiful gemstone rosary bracelets for moms, and much more!

Use code EASTER10 for 10% off your order.

Brightly Hude

Brightly Hude offers lovely sacred art in the form of stickers, prints, bookmarks and holy cards for only $1, plus a fun saint book and coloring book!

The entire site is on sale, no code needed!

Give Love + Blessings

Give Love + Blessings offers sweet two decade kids' rosaries and high fashion gemstone rosary bracelets and bangle bracelets with amazing vintage-y medals.

Get a free gift with every order!

Providential Co.

You might recognize Providential Co.'s Tricia Dugat as the artist who did the cover of my book, The Catholic All Year Compendium! She's also got the cutest felt pennants in two sizes, plus stickers, greeting cards, and prints.

Faith and Fabric

If you're looking for something to keep you occupied, Faith and Fabric has you covered. They offer simple DIY sew-a-saint dolls, plus quilt patterns, and saint-themed fabrics.

Use code BENOTAFRAID for 20% off all patterns and LEARNTOSEW for 10% off all Sewing Project Kits and Sew-a-Saint Dolls. Coupons good through Easter (April 12).

The Catholic Woodworker

For the men in your life, The Catholic Woodworker is a purveyor of quality crucifixes, home/travel altars, and manly rosaries.

Use code CatholicAllYear for 10% off your entire order.

Catholic All Year

And last and least, I've got a few things that might come in handy! I said Amazon-free didn't I? But so far my kids' prayer books are still showing a reasonable shipping date, so maybe you could grab one?

I've also got printable Guardian Angel prayers in a variety of themes requested by my kids: Superhero, Fairy Tale, Princess, Star Wars, Sports, and Harry Potter.

Thank you for considering patronizing all these Catholic small businesses in a difficult time!