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Best Catholic Gift – St. Christopher Chains

We often are asked what is the best Catholic present to give as a gift and our easy answer is  a Saint Christopher themed gift! St Christopher is the Patron Saint associated to travel in the Catholic religion and he is one of the most popular and well-known saints. Hence the reason Saint Christopher is one of the most popular selling Catholic Patron Saints.

Whether if be a car visor or key chain, a St Christopher Medal. or even a prayer card with on it, you can be assured that any Catholic will be thrilled to be the recipient of that gift. I know that I personally received a Saint Christopher pendant when I was a little child after making my First Communion and I was absolutely thrilled with it. I wore the necklace all the time and only put it away in a desk drawer after I began to sprout in my teenage years.

Watch this video a student created Regarding Saint Christopher it will give you more insight to this iconic Saint

Many years after moving out and spreading my wings as an adult, I noticed my Mother still had kept the necklace and had it stored in her jewelry box. Funny how she kept it all those years especially since it was not Sterling Silver and I believe more like pewter or some other similar metal.

I vividly remember bringing in  down to her and asking why she held onto it for so long and she stated, “it’s St Christopher, I can’t throw him away.”Well, hopefully, after reading this story you now get the sense of how revered Saint Christopher is amongst Catholics.

So if you need to buy some sort of Catholic present for say a Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation or whatever, know that there is a gift available for all ages and budgets. As an example, I recently purchased a Sterling Silver or SS as it is referred to for myself. It was a big oval St Christopher medal with a 20-inch matching chain with a clasp.

Really beautiful and something I will keep for years. It was rather expensive and a price I did not mind paying as again it was for myself and something I will be keeping for years. Say if you were going to be buying it for a younger child you could buy on for approximately twenty dollars or so. The point being here is that there are all sorts of different price points.

We hope this post helps answer one of the most common questions we get asked regarding what is a good Catholic gift to give as a present! Thanks for reading and please keep the questions coming as they give us good topics to respond to.

Jewelry Buying Guide – Making Your Gifts More Special

If you are like most people you like or love jewelry. Jewelry is a great way to show your personality and a fantastic way to express yourself. With this article is our hope to give you some good tips for buying jewelry and related items.

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What is better gold or silver for jewelry?
Well, that is a question that is asked a lot by folks looking to get someone a gift for themselves or for someone special. And, that is really tough as there are a bunch of factors that play into the decision. Take a look below for things that will determine whether you should buy gold or Sterling silver jewelry.
Things To Consider:

  • Your Budget
  • The Personality Of The Person (If not for yourself)
  • Taste Of The Person
  • Type Of Gemstones They Might Like
  • Their Birth Month

The list above is just a small sampling of the type questions you should ponder when buying a gift, obviously if it is for someone else.
Doing so will make the jewelry or gift for that matter more unique and personal for the receiver of the gift. It will make them really feel special and they will think that you really spent a considerable amount of time, thought and effort picking out the gift.
You really don’t want to be showing up with a present that looks as if you just went to any old jewelry store and picked up whatever was on the managers “Daily Special” rack.
Let me expound on that and give you an example of how to select a really nice gift for someone.
Say for a moment you have a friend who is Catholic. You know they are really devoted to their Roman Catholic Religion. They have a birthday, or maybe are celebrating a Baptism of a child.

Whatever the situation, it would probably mean a lot to them if you bought them some kind of Catholic products as a gift. For the man or women’s birthday you could purchase them a Sterling Silver Crucifix or a Catholic Cross.

Or perhaps it is a Baptism gift you want to purchase for their newly born child. You might want to purchase them a baby baptism gift say as a Catholic Baby Crib medal that you can personalize.
We hope you are starting to see how you can tailor the gifts you give to family, friends and the like to really make the person receiving the gift feel as if you really spent a lot of time, effort and thought into them.

Start Doing This Now For Great Jewelry Gift Giving
Start planning and putting a little more thought into your gift buying and you will find people really treasure the gifts you give them.

By the way if you have gold or silver jewelry laying around you want to clean up try watching this video for some really good jewelry cleaning tips to get that bling bling popping!

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Great Catholic Gift Ideas

Some folks often wonder about what to get family members and friends for gifts? Well do not feel bad as that is often the case with most people when it comes to buying a gift for others. They simply do not know what to get children, young adults and even adults for a present. If they are Catholics then one solution would be to consider a religious related gift.

Specifically a Catholic gift. There are a lot of Catholic gifts you could possibly give one as a a present. One of my favorites is a St. Anthony medal I got as a gift from my parents when I was a senior in high school.

I’m in my forties now however I still wear that necklace on a daily basis as it is one of my most treasured pieces of jewelry! Mostly because of the sentimental value it holds as again it was give to me by my parents whom are not longer alive. With that being said, I really like the metal with all of its detailed engraving and also because Saint Anthony is one of my favorite Patron Saints.

Pope John Paul II

Catholic Gifts

Now that it has been announced that Pope John Paul II has been a named a saint and is awaiting canonization on April 27 I think I will be getting a Saint John Paul Medal to go along with my Saint Anthony medal.

Pope John Paul was Pope pretty much for most my life and I think it is only fitting that I honor that great Pope with a medal so that I memorialize his life and he is worn daily by me right near to my heart.