Unique Christian Gift Ideas
By Angie Lewis
What kind of gift would you give someone who seems to have
everything? Some people can go out and buy themselves anything
their heart desires and they don’t appreciate ordinary gifts. It
seems when we’re at a loss for ideas we buy the same type of
gifts, like the colorful flashy tie, or the itchy wool sweater
that never gets worn. These are ok gifts to buy, but anyone can
go out and buy these gifts anytime they want.
Don’t you want to give the special person in your life a one of a kind truly unique gift that looks as if it were made especially for him or her? What’s great about buying handcrafted gifts is the receiver cherishes these gifts forever and ever, and then usually hands them down to family members. Clothes, shoes, and novelties are fun gifts but they usually end up at the thrift store because there is no meaning to them. Christian gifts have distinct meaning that can always be referred back to for years to come.
A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great.
When you decide that you want to give gifts that are unique and carry some kind of significance to them is when you have decided to be creative with your gift giving ideas. Choosing that perfect Christian gift does not have to be difficult. All you have to do is narrow it down to specifics. Who is the gift for? What is the occasion (birthday, holiday, etc)? And what are the receiver’s preferences, if you happen to know.
Great Christian gift ideas can range from clothing with scriptures printed right on them, to home décor items, such as wall plaques and relief’s. Unique Christian gifts are ones you can’t find anywhere else – they truly are one of a kind - just like your special friend or family member. It’s important to keep in mind that gifts from common department stores such as Wal-Mart and Target may have already been seen by the receiver of your gift and therefore may not be as appreciated as a unique handcrafted gift would be.
Christian jewelry makes great gifts for that special person in your life. Jewelry signifies a certain amount of personalization that tells the receiver that you think they are special. Now, lets narrow down the search some more. Does your special someone like to wear jewelry? Do they prefer gold or silver? Do they like necklaces, rings, or bracelets? Remember the gift is not for you, so keep in mind what it is that they like as you shop and you’re sure to capture their heart with a special piece of Christian jewelry.
Christian home décor items make great gifts for family members, such as siblings, in-laws, and parents. When buying Christian wall décor, make sure you are buying natural stone plaques and wall relief’s, anything else is cheap looking and not worth the money. Let’s narrow the search down. What color are their walls painted? Choose a Christian plaque that goes well with the décor of the home already. Will this be for a home office, bedroom, or living room? Choose accordingly. If the floors have tile, the natural stone reliefs would look good. If the floors have hardwood, the handcrafted wooden plaques would look great. If the floors have wall-to-wall carpet, either would look wonderful.
Last but not least there is always gifts and donations to your church where wall décor items are greatly received. Handcrafted and hand painted items make excellent gifts for the pastor’s office. If the gift has a history to it, especially if it can be researched in the bible, it makes for a great biblical conversation piece for a church or ministry leader. Always narrow your search by personal preferences and you’ll be giving someone special a wonderful, unique gift they will cherish for years.
Children love Angels. Anything about angels is sure to please any Christian child. Angels are a curiosity to children because they have always signified a great amount of action in their helping and overseeing of others. Angels usually depict holiness and beauty and that makes a child feel safe. Angel’s are messengers for God. When buying an angel gift for a child or a teenager, narrow the search by type. An older child may like jewelry or a wall plaque, while a younger child would probably prefer an angel statue to display on their dresser or nightstand.
In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man names Joseph, a descendent of David. The Virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.