Top 10 Gifts to Give as Stocking Stuffers for Friends And Family
Christmas is less than a week away. Below the tree is packed with the perfect gifts from Black Friday purchases. You’ve toasted your loved ones with Egg Nog in ugly Christmas sweaters and suddenly remember that the stockings hanging above your fireplace are empty. No need to panic because your stash of things to re-gift is running low. Here’s a list of great stocking stuffer gifts to give to your friends and family in no particular order.
The Waiting Room by Trip Lee
Want some good music that is appropriate for all ages? After a two year hiatus, Trip Lee returns with new music. The Waiting Room is available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Bandcamp. A gift card for this music purchase would be perfect for hip hop lovers.
‘War Room’ DVD
If you are planning a movie night for the family, this is the perfect gift. ‘War Room’ is a compelling drama with humor and heart that explores the power of prayer in marriages, parenting, careers, friendships, and every other area of our lives. ‘War Room’ stars Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore and T.C. Stallings. There are many related products to ‘War Room’, such as small group studies, journals and calendars. This DVD can be purchased at most Christian book stores such as Family Christian, Mardel and LifeWay as well as Target, Walmart and Amazon.
Hand Held Scalp Head Massager
This may not look like it deserves to be in the top list, but I can tell you from personal experience that this is a life saver. For those days when you just need a moment to take a break and relax your mind, the head massager is just what you need. This scalp massager relieves tension and stimulates sensitive nerves in scalp. You can find this at local drug and grocery stores.
I love wearing clothing that professes my faith. There are plenty of sites that sell Christian apparel with positive messages. Here are a few of my favorite:
Jesus Calling Devotional
With the new year around the corner, many believers make resolutions to committing more time to having a daily quiet time with God. Sometimes it can be difficult to stay on track with a huge Bible and no clue where to start. 365 day devotionals like Jesus Calling are perfect for beginning your day with a Scripture and spiritual nugget to meditate on throughout your work or school day. These type of devos are great for children and youth who are developing their personal relationship with Christ. This DVD can be purchased at most Christian book stores such as Family Christian, Mardel and LifeWay, as well as digital reading platforms.
Good Christian Books
Growing up, my dad always told us that reading is fundamental. Gift your family and friends a book to dive into during the holiday down time. Good Christian books challenge us our personal walk with Christ, expand our knowledge of our faith and invoke further fruitful conversation.
Here are some good reads that I recommend:
- Good or God by John Bevere
- Living Single by Tony Evans
- Discovering Our Spiritual Identity by Trevor Hudson
- Desiring God by John Piper
- Abba’s Child by Brennan Manning
- Breathe by Priscilla Shirer
- The Will of God as a Way of Life: How to Make Every Decision with Peace and Confidence by Jerry L. Sittser
- No God but One: Allah or Jesus? – A Former Muslim Investigates the Evidence for Islam and Christianity by Nabeel Qureshi
Lens Camera Attachment
Whether you have an iPhone or Android, there is a camera attachment just for you. Enhance your phone’s photos with wide-angle, fish lens and filter attachments. These attachments can be found online at Amazon, Ollo Clip and other tech stores as well as Best Buy or Fry’s.
Adult Coloring Books
Turn off the TV. Put your phone on do not disturb and relax your mind with a nice coloring book. Barnes and Noble and other bookstores have a great collection of coloring books with certified stress relieving patterns. Join millions of adults all around the world who are rediscovering the simple relaxation and joy of coloring with the original stress relieving coloring book.
Universal Car Magnetic Mount
The strong neodymium magnets of this mount are what separate it from other mounts. This Universal magnetic holder produces an intense magnetic attraction that will hold any smartphone. It guarantees that the base of the mount will hold firm to your air vents, to help keep your smartphone in place during most driving conditions. The base of the mount remains fixed into the air vent of your car and does not move allowing you to choose the best position for you.
The Narrative by Sho Baraka
Another one for you music lovers. Sho Baraka released an album this year that was definitely added to my favorite list. It addresses issues that the Christian church and our country are presently facing. It will definitely challenge your complacency in your faith and environment. The Narrative is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Humble Beast. Check out the album review!
Happy Shopping and Merry Christmas!