12 thoughtful Christmas gift ideas (For everyone from your friend to your colleagues)

12 thoughtful Christmas gift ideas (For everyone from your friend to your colleagues)

We’re pretty sure… it happens every year – the last-minute gift scramble that has you waiting in a checkout line, complete with an armful of random gifts. So this year, chip away at the shopping list while it’s still November, for Christmas week cometh where no thoughtful gift may be left for your picking!

At Faithworks, we’re so excited to share our curated list of books and lifestyle gifts with you. We’ve pulled out classic goodies from time-tested authors, incorporated artistic journals in the collection and even added a couple of picks for the little ones.

Happy shopping!!


1. For grandparents, parents or a classics-loving relative

My Utmost for His Highest

My utmost for his highest (large print)

Oswald Chambers’s writings have inspired countless people to drink deeply from the Biblical truths that he so passionately championed. This timeless devotional has been a best-seller since it was written in the last century and continues to draw all ages of readers even today. Faithworks has this version in Large Print, which might prove extra special for senior folks.


2. For the friend with questions on the Spirit-filled life

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The Gifts of the Spirit, by Derek Prince

This will make an excellent present for friends or family wanting to understand the Gifts of the Spirit. Internationally renowned Bible teacher Derek Prince explains how to minister to others through the gifts, discern the counterfeit, witness through spiritual gifts, stir up the gift.

3. For the young adult who loves journaling
Moment to Breathe Devotional Journal

Moment to breathe, a devotional journal

It’s an age-old practice that’s trending with the millennials of our generation… we’re talking about journaling. Find within the pages of A Moment to Breathe, a 365-day (in)courage devotional journal, stories from women in every season of life, women who have been there, women who understand. Each day includes a story of everyday faith, the passage of Scripture, and journaling space for reflection.

4. 4. For your coffee-loving colleague

Simple Truth Double Wall Tumbler

Get a shot of God’s word with your favourite cuppa. Or click here for more awesome designs on mugs and cups for tea and other drinks. 


5. For a special friend or family member

Sail Boat Sculpture - Jeremiah 29:11

Small sailboat sculpture with Jeremiah 29:11

Remember paperweights from the 90’s? Now that we’re significantly paperless in a digital economy, paperweights may have disappeared from sight… but little sculptures still remain special! Grab this small bronze sailboat with engraved scripture for a friend or family member to tell them how special they are to God, and to you.


6. For stay-at-home mums
The Pleasure of His Company

The Pleasure of His Company

Sometimes, no one sees the burden of stay-at-home mums carry, but God certainly does. Here’s an excellent book that will help someone in that position draw strength from Him and Him only in this busy season of their lives.


7. For a friend who’s gone through a rough time

A Tale of Three Kings

A Tale of Three Kings: A Study in Brokenness

This best-selling tale is based on the biblical figures of David, Saul, and Absalom. For the many Christians who have experienced pain, loss, and heartache at the hands of other believers, this compelling story offers comfort, healing, and hope. Christian leaders and directors of religious movements throughout the world have recommended this simple, powerful, and beautiful story to their members and staff. You will want to join the thousands who have been profoundly touched by this incomparable story.

8. For the thoughtful family member or friend

Refractions: A journey of faith, art, and culture

Award-winning artist, Makoto Fujimura, pens a collection of Christian essays, thoughts, and prayers that will be a perfect gift for an artistically-inclined family member or friend. Refractions bring people of all backgrounds together in conversation and meditation on culture, art, and humanity.

9. For family or friends who need a pick-me-up


Gracelaced devotional

More than 800 scriptural vignettes are packed into this beautiful volume of 32 seasonal devotionals by award-winning artist Ruth Chou Simons. It’s a gift that will encourage your friend to become deeply rooted in God’s faithful promises… through all seasons of life.

10. For the primary school child

God’s Generals for Kids

You can’t go wrong with biographies. This classic has been tailored for the reading suitability of 8- to 12-year-olds and will prove an absolute inspiration for kids! For more titles on God's General for kids series, click here.


11. For the dinosaur-loving 8-year old
Dinosaur Devotions

Dinosaur Devotions

What could be more fun at bedtime than dinosaur devotions? Well, maybe dinosaur pajamas… but you get the picture!

12. For the really little ones

Plush Cloud

Plush Cloud

Shower your blessings to a family with a young baby with this practical little present! Sam & Essie plush cloud is a delightfully soft toy for baby. The tassels and hearts are great for babies to play with and explore their new senses. It is inspired by the biblical figures of Samuel and Esther—babies who were loved by God and grew up to be used by Him in amazing ways. A wonderful gift for the baby.