Stress Free Online Christian Gift Giving

By Angie Lewis

Is there any better way to shop for Christian gifts then from the comfort and privacy of your own home? I don’t think there is. With gas prices the way they are, you’re surely to save a bundle just because you didn’t drive around from store to store. Let’s leave all that noisy congestion and traffic behind? Finding that perfect gift can be as stress free as sitting in front of the television and enjoying your favorite show. Let’s go shopping!

With online shopping you can sit in front of your computer and enjoy choosing a beautiful unique gift without all the hustle and bustle of being in a hurry. Forget about those long lines, find something you like, click the “buy” button and its bought. With online Christian gift shopping there is no sales person watching your every move trying to sell you every single item you touch. Many online stores now offer free shipping or very little shipping costs when the order is over a certain amount.

Last year I took the stress out of holiday shopping and did most of it online. Not only did I save money by shopping online, but also I was able to browse more items to get that special gift for everyone on my Christmas list. For my son’s birthdays, I now like to shop online too. Shopping all day from store to store can be stressful and daunting. Not only that, but by the time I get home I don’t feel like cooking dinner for my family – I’m just too tired!

It doesn’t have to be an unpleasant task to shop for gifts this year. Before you go out and tackle the world of department stores, relax, take a deep breath, and tell yourself, “I will not be in a hurry this year. I will begin my holiday shopping in July and right online from the comfort of my own home. And if I want to shop for gifts with my pajamas on, I will.” This year, take the stress out of shopping and get it done online.

Now, just because you were smart and did your shopping online, does not mean you can’t go shopping with your friends. In fact, you can help them shop – bring them over to your house and show them what unique Christian gifts you purchased this year.

The other reason I like to shop online is I can call my husband over to my computer and get his thoughts on a gift idea for someone on his side of the family. My husband won’t go shopping with me and this works great for me. Last year online I picked out a beautiful gold embossed plate for my in-laws, and before buying it I got his opinion on this gift that I chose for his mother and fathers 40th wedding anniversary. Online shopping is awesome.

Do you have a special friend who is just too hard to shop for? Well, you’re not alone. Many people are difficult to shop for because either they have everything already or are such an exceptional friend that we don’t want to buy just any old thing – it has to be special! So what makes a gift special? What makes a gift special is in the creativity of the gift. Can they find the same thing in other stores? Handcrafted gifts are very distinctive and usually made well, and are much more appreciated by the Christian receiver than anything they can just go pick up at any department store.

I have filled you with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts.
Exodus 31:3

Remember when buying gifts for your Christian friends and family, the real gifts are those that do not cost anything but your time and service. The gift of love can always be cherished for years and years to come. Give love! The gift of your forgiveness will give someone the contentment they need to be at peace in their heart. And no better gift is there than that of bringing joy into the life of someone who is lonely, depressed, sick, or bedridden. You are a gift to others.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change
like shifting shadows.
James 1:17


Christian gifts are sweetest when they are won with prayers and adorned with thanks.

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