Ideas for Kids, Adults, and Pastafarians on Your List


(RNS) — Of course, not everyone celebrates a religious holiday in December. But everyone loves gifts.

That is why every year Religion News Service rounds up some gift ideas for people of faith — or faithlessness — of all ages on your holiday gift list. Some are silly, some sincere, but all come with our best wishes for happy holidays and a wonderful new year.

So whether you’re shopping for one of the religious year-end holidays – Christmas, Hanukkah and Yule (also known as the Winter Solstice) – or just looking for gifts for the special people in your life , We have what you need. covered in this year’s gift guide. And, hey, it’s not too early to plan ahead for Ramadan!

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Holiday Sensory Kits

Make magic with your kids this holiday season with Christmas and Hanukkah sensory kits from Etsy shop Little Hands and Nature. Each kit includes a “Nature-Inspired Mindfulness Potion” to help kids over 3 years old feel all the magic of Christmas and the miracles of Hanukkah in their hearts.

Matching Family Hanukkah Pajamas

Every party should come with matching pajamas for the whole family! Caden Lane “I love you A Latke” pajamas come in all sizes and can be personalized with each family member’s name.

“Luke and the Longest Night”

Little witches can celebrate the wheel of the year in Yule with the main character from Kathleen Converse’s picture book “Luke and the Longest Night”, now available for pre-order from Moon Dust Press. This is the latest in a series of children’s books on pagan holidays.

Magnificat t-shirt

Mary gets her moment at Christmas. Treasure all these things and ponder them in your heart in this unisex t-shirt featuring Ben Wildflower’s signature woodcut, which includes images of Genesis and the Virgin of Guadalupe alongside the lyrics of the Magnificat, the song sung by Mary in the Gospel of Luke.

Treetop Flying Spaghetti Monster

Do you know a Pastafarian who still loves decorating a Christmas tree? Offer them a tailor-made Treetop Flying Spaghetti Monster from Etsy to decorate hallways with this year. Don’t forget the matching ornaments!

“Religion in the World”

Give the kids on your list the gift of curiosity this holiday season. Radiant Books'”Religion in the World: A Curious Child’s Guide to the World’s Major Religions” introduces children ages 8-12 to the traditions, beliefs, practices and history of each of the world’s major religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and more.

Kwanzaa Learning Blanket

Stay warm and cozy and remind yourself and your loved ones of the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa as you celebrate with this plush blanket by Ebony Heritage Co. on Etsy, designed by a former teacher.

Hanukkah box

Spread the winter cheer with this Hanukkah boxsold on Etsy, which includes a hand-poured candle, snowflake-shaped soap and a small succulent, plus a “Happy Hanukkah” greeting card with your message typed on the back.

Spirit Daughter Lunar Calendar

You and your friends can stay in your magic in 2023 with Spirit Daughter Wall Calendar. Not only will it look pretty hanging on the recipient’s wall, but it will also feature the dates of all moon phases for the coming year.

Personalized Christian Journals

Do you know someone who could use this as inspiration for journaling in the coming year? Paper Christian Sunday Newspapers feature cover designs by a number of different artists and Bible verses throughout its lined pages that are personalized with the recipient’s name.

‘Godless Heathen’ Earrings

The perfect gift for your atheist friend with a sense of humor: these “Godless Heathen” earrings listed on Etsy. (They are less appropriate for your real pagan friend, who may have multiple gods.)

Ornament “Two holidays are better than one”

If your family celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah, or Chrismukkah, you might want to make room for it. Ornament “Two holidays are better than one” on your multifaith tree.

Eighth Generation Socks

Socks are a classic holiday gift that suits everyone on your holiday shopping list. Eighth Generation “Faith” mid-calf socks are inspired by the name Apsáalooke (Crow) given to designer Bethany Yellowtail of B.YELLOWTAIL when she was a young girl: Ammaakeealaachelibaachiilakaacheesh. This translates to “Overcoming by Faith” and is an acknowledgment of her name, family, people and prayers that guided her.

And for the runner on your list, check out the Sasquatch collectiona collaboration between Eighth Generation and Brooks Running.

The eight nights of Hanukkah surprised by Build-A-Bear

Children will find a new surprise every evening behind the eight windows of Build-A-Bear Hanukkah Box. They include two mini plush friends and six mini accessories.

Mushroom Tarot

Winner of this year’s “Witchie” (the Witchcraft and Occult Media Awards 2022 organized by Modern Witch) for the exceptional tarot of the year, the Mushroom Tarot Deck by Sporelust! updates the typical tarot deck “in the name of The Hyphae, The Spore and The Holy Host”. This is a limited print of the Major Arcana cards, each carefully tailored to a different fungal species.

“That Baby in the Manger”

What do you say to your child when the baby Jesus in your church nativity scene doesn’t look like him? “That baby in the manger», a picture book by Anne Neuberger, tells the story of a group of children curious about the nativity scene of their church.

Card “Axial Tilt is the reason for the season”

Do you not celebrate any particular holiday period? You can always observe the weather season of winter by sending this greeting cardavailable on Etsy, with the sentiment “Axial Tilt is the reason of the season.”

BB Becker Jewelry

BB Becker’s sterling silver necklaces have a little something for everyone, including pendants with quotes from Gandhi, Rumi, Anne Frank, Jeanne D’Arc and Buddhaas well as other inspirational messages like “#Choose kindness.”

Diwali rainbow candle

Diwali may have already passed in October, but we can always use a little more light. Share your wishes for a beautiful season with your loved ones with this Diwali rainbow candleavailable on Etsy, which can be personalized with different scents and your own message.

Wooden Crescent Moon Tray

Ramadan is still a few months away (it starts around March 22, 2023), but you can plan iftar meals in advance or celebrate daily occasions with these wooden crescent moon and star traysavailable on Etsy.

KiwiCo Holiday Kits

Who says developing important STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) skills can’t be fun? With KiwiCo’s holiday craft kitskids of different ages can build and wire up a light-up menorah for Hanukkah, learn about aerodynamics by building a spinning carousel of Christmas candles, or design a miniature mechanical ice rink that everyone can enjoy!

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