Welcome to the Easter 2021 Catholic All Year Gift Guide! Below you’ll find items by Catholic artists and shops perfect for Easter giving and for any time. These are items and businesses that my family actually use and love. I reached out to them and they generously donated these items for the gift guide. I will be passing everything here along to a fund-raising auction for St. Monica Academy in Montrose, CA, which is the amazing school attended by my older kids. I get to introduce you to some great businesses and help a great school. You get to shop small and add some Truth, Beauty, fun, and usefulness to your Easter baskets and your home. EVERYONE wins!
Here it is in video form, if you're into that sort of thing.
FOR THE HOME
Attention world: Catholic goods don’t have to be cheap and tacky! House of Joppa offers beautiful Catholic art, jewelry, and home goods with a unique modern aesthetic that will elevate any decor. Use the discount code CatholicAllYear for 15% off.
San Damiano Wall Cross; Vintage Sacred Heart Medallion (It’s got a little hinged door behind which you can tuck a relic or a prayer intention! 🔥 ❤️ 🚪 📝 ); Sacred Heart on a Stand; Virgin of Mercy Statue; Wooden Bead and Leather Cord Coffee Table Rosary
You might remember the lovely Botanical Rosary art from our home chapel, or the amazing modern Divine Mercy canvases that decorate the husband’s office. Well, Katrina is back with more amazing and unique art to love. She manages to create pieces that are SUPER Catholic, yet subtle. Available on canvas or archival paper, some with gold foil!
Tianna Williams is a talented young Canadian painter, creating luminously beautiful pieces of sacred art. She says, “As I have painted the faces of Mary and the saints, I feel as though I have developed a beautiful friendship with these holy souls.” I feel the same way about her work. The realism makes the saints seem so . . . real! I also love her St. Josephine Bakhita and Mary, Star of the Sea.
JEWELRY & SACRAMENTALS
I’ve shared Barbara’s amazing hand-embroidered wool scapulars before, and I knew I wanted to beg one of those for the auction. She also generously sent a beautiful hand-crafted copper-link chain bracelet and a gorgeous brass and blue goldstone rosary. I always try to save up and splurge on truly special Catholic devotional items. These pieces are so unique and crafted with love and great skill.
Wreathed Immaculate and Sacred Heart Brown Scapular ; Copper and Steel Consecration to Jesus through Mary Bracelet (a reminder from St. Louis de Montfort’s True Devotion to Mary, that “we wear chains because we are her slaves.”); Ad Jesus Per Marium Sacred Heart Rosary
Unique modern jewelry with a vintage appeal, a piece from Telos Art makes a beautiful gift for a loved one or to add to your own collection. I have this Madonna and Child necklace that I wore throughout my son's hospitalization. It was a great comfort to me then and now that he’s home and doing well, it has special significance. I love that each piece in the shop looks like maybe it’s brand new, or maybe you inherited it from your great-great aunt who entered a French cloister.
Shining Light Dolls toys are a long-time favorite around here and it’s so exciting to see the great new additions to the shop. These toys are colorful, catechetical, and can stand up to toddler treatment.
George is blessed to have the kind of godmother who finds beautiful, sustainable, faithful gifts to give him. And that’s how we found out about AlmondRod Toys. The saint blocks are fun for a wide range of ages, are great for building and imaginative play, and there are SO MANY saints to choose from! The wooden Mass set makes a great gift for altar servers and first communicants.
My publisher, Ignatius Press, has some great new books out, including a classic Tomie dePaola Caryll Houselander Easter collab, now back in print!
And while you’re there you can preorder MY new book!
They say they’re "The World’s Largest Catholic Sock Company . . . probably". 😆😆 We have many pairs of Sock Religious socks in our home. They come in sizes for men, women and children, and make especially great gifts for hard-to-shop-for dads and teens. (We do have some kid-sized socks, we just can't find them when I need to take photos.)
I have to brag for a second on this set I requested for the auction: It’s a liturgical calendar of SOCKS! Dec. St. Nicholas, Jan. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Feb. Lent, Mar. St. Joseph, Apr. Resurrection, May Marian Monogram, June Keys to the Kingdom, July Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati, Aug. St. Augustine, Sep. St. Michael, Oct. Rosary, Nov. St. Cecilia. What can I say, I like to stay on brand.
CATHOLIC ALL YEAR
We have some select limited edition items available from the currently sold out Liturgical Living Subscription Boxes! These items all ship fast and free. Click here to see them all.
I’m donating a complete set of the boxes to the auction, including the sold out Lent, Triduum, and Easter boxes. But the good news is, if you don’t manage to grab that, we’ll be opening subscriptions up again after Easter!
And that's it! Happy hunting.
Have a blessed Holy Week. 🙏 ✝️ 🕯