Today I am pleased to bring you a unique Catholic gift guide, introducing you to some Catholic Etsy shops. For those of you who don’t know, Etsy is an online marketplace for handmade items. Anyone can set up a shop and sell their homemade goods. There are a number of great Catholic sellers on Etsy, but I have picked out a few favorites to share with you.
Keep in mind that a handmade Catholic gift is probably going to cost a little more than one that is mass-produced. However, in return you will receive a high-quality, unique gift and will be supporting a fellow Catholic’s small business.
But just because the prices might not be as low as mass-produced products doesn’t mean they have to be super expensive. All of the shops in this guide carry products for under $20, sometimes well under. Plus, most of these sellers have generously offered coupon codes just for Catholic Deals readers!
So browse all these lovely Catholic handmade items and shop for the special people on your list!
I’m going to start with Memento Moose, since I have made a purchase there before. Check out these awesome Lego rosaries! I bought mine for my college-age Lego-loving brother last year, and it was a huge hit.
I think any little boy would get a kick out of this! They come in all sorts of color combinations, and they cost just $20. Plus, Mark from Memento Moose has generously offered free shipping with code advent2011.
Another neat shop that I recently discovered is sanctusstitches, featuring adorable felt finger puppets of saints. And at $5 each, they are a real bargain.
Our Lady of Guadalupe’s feast day is coming up! And look at the details on this sweet Mother Theresa.
And Mandy from sanctusstitches is offering Catholic Deals readers 10% off with code Christmas!
Another really neat option for saint miniatures are peg dolls from St. Luke’s Brush. This hand-painted Juan Diego is $20; look at all the details.
Maybe you’re not shopping for kids and are looking for some Catholic gifts that are a little more grown up. If so, check out The Cherished Bead. Debbie makes gorgeous Catholic and Celtic jewelry, including bracelets, pendants, and earrings.
This stunning Italian Pearl Crucifix necklace is just $20.
Another great jewelry option is a rosary bracelet from Ave Maria Rosaries. This full 5-decade bracelet is only $14.
I also love her sports-themed rosaries for $10 – another great gift for a Catholic boy!
And Alicia from Ave Maria Rosaries is kindly offering 10% off a total order with code catholicdeals10.
A great Catholic gift for anyone is sacred art, and wouldn’t your recipient be wowed by a unique work? Ann at Art4thesoul paints in the Retablo tradition. Look at the sweetness of her Mother of Christmas (which is only $30).
She also has many other saints and sacred images. And right now, you can get free shipping on all orders with code B3G1NOV.
Finally, one of the most unique shops I found is magneticcatholic – featuring Catholic magnetic paper dolls! How awesome is this St. Francis dress up set?
Most of the sets are only $12, and Melissa is offering Catholic Deals readers a generous 15% off with code catholicdeals.
Honestly, I started finding so many great shops and Catholic gifts on Etsy that there were too many for this post! There are a lot of creative Catholics out there! Look for more great Etsy items featured in future posts.