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(RNS) – After another year of pandemic and politics, it’s time to take a break from the news, relax from work, and double down on the relationships in your life.

At this time of year, many religions celebrate a time of light in the dark as the days get shorter and the nights longer. And such celebrations often include gifts.

Our annual Religion News Service Holiday Gift Guide can help you find the perfect gift for the people of faith – or faithless – on your list. After this year has passed, we will not say anything if you too want to treat yourself. No special occasion needed.

As in the past, some selections are silly, others sincere, but all come with our best wishes for happy holidays and a wonderful new year.

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Planner for a magical 2022

Stay connected with your magical and spiritual practices and on top of your plans with Shadows coloring book‘Planner 2022. “Planner for a Magical 2022” by Amy Cesari includes information on magic and astrology, ideas for witchcraft and self-discovery rituals, coloring pages and weekly planning pages. It is available from Etsy, Amazon and other online retailers in paperback, hardcover, spiral-bound and printable versions.

Ugly Jesus Sweater Face Mask

Who needs an ugly Christmas sweater when we can have an ugly christmas mask like this one? It is available from Threadless and has perhaps the most infamous sloppy art restoration in recent history. Perfect for all your vacation activities.

Day subscription package

Make it easy for yourself this year. Get everything you need for Chanukah – and all other Jewish holidays to come – in the days subscription box, delivered four or eight times a year.

“All the Colors of Christmas” by Matthew Paul Turner

Are you looking for a new picture book to read with your children while they are toasty in their bed? Celebrate the season and ‘All the colors of Christmas“with the children’s book Christmas by progressive Christian author Matthew Paul Turner or check out his recent bestseller with the late Rachel Held Evans,”What is God like?

Sikh candles

Celebrate the holidays fearlessly and hate free with this set of candles by Thiara Brands on Etsy. They come in four scents, including the peppermint clove, which is suitable for the holidays. And everyone has a different Sikh feeling, such as “Breathe in Waheguru, breathe out the worries”.

Ornament “atheist who loves gifts”

Keep it real for the atheist on your vacation shopping list with a Ornament “Atheist who loves gifts” Where Cup of coffee.

“The True Story of Santa Claus” by Janet Giovanelli

For those who are more interested in Clausian traditions than Christian traditions at this time of year, gift “The real story of Santa Claus: history, traditions, magicBy Janet Giovanelli. This illustrated keepsake book for all ages traces the Turkish Archbishop’s Jolly Old St. Nicholas journey through pagan midwinter traditions, Nordic and German gods, and even pop culture.

My pillow Dua ‘

This star shape My pillow Dua ‘ from Muslim Memories will comfort the little ones on your holiday shopping list with colorful lights and sounds. Press the buttons to hear nocturnal duas and a lullaby. Also available on Amazon.

Jewish Space Laser Pin

Politicians say the most sacred things. The pins of dissent have turned one of the most sacred of this year in an enamel pin, available on its website, which allows wearers to reveal that they are part of the “Secret Jewish Space Laser Corps”. And, not to mention, are also “Mazel hard!” The design is available on a decoder wheel, patch, T-shirt, hat, or 1/400 scale model of a Jewish space laser (makes a ‘perfect for Jewish cats’ laser pointer) .

Hindu log books

Share the stories of Hindu deities with the youngest recipients of your holiday shopping list with this set of hardback books by Avani M. Sarkar, available on Etsy. It includes “How Ganesh Broke His Defense”, “The Curious Case of Krishna” and “Hanuman and His Hidden Powers”.

Witchy Stitcher Cross Stitch Kits

Has anyone on your shopping list used cross stitch or other types of embroidery to relieve stress during the pandemic? They could take advantage of one of the Witchy Stitcher Cross Stitch Kits, including spirits from Slavic folklore and witchcraft sentiments like “We are the granddaughters of witches whom you could not burn” and “As above so below. Or maybe you want to give them a “Stitch Craft” shirt to wear their hobby with pride.

Bamboo Meditation Maze “Be Here Now”

Be here for the holidays with this wooden meditation maze available from Buddha Groove.

‘Saint Nicholas the Giver’ by Ned Outard

Why Do Christians Give Christmas Gifts? Author and illustrator Ned Bustard mixes biography, legend and rhyme reminiscent of the beloved poem “The Night Before Christmas” to tell the story of Saint Nicholas, the saint who inspired Santa Claus, in the first book of IVP Kids: “Saint Nicholas the Gift Giver. “

Zodiac Crystal Earrings

Be ready – and accessorized – for whatever 2022 has to offer with this set of Zodiac Crystal Earrings by Alchemy Abstract on Etsy. The sets include three pairs of nails with carefully selected crystals to complement the energy of each zodiac sign.

Personal care box

Treat yourself or someone else on your holiday shopping list with this self-care box creations of the monastery on Etsy. It includes a number of all-natural products made by the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Worship. Products include a hand-poured vanilla candle blessed with holy water and soap that contains prayers for anyone who might use it, as well as lip balm, sugar scrub, and lotion.

“Sweetgrass Braid” by Robin Wall Kimmerer

For plant lovers (who, let’s be honest, are pretty much everyone these days) and book lovers on your list, consider the Milkweed Editions hardcover of Robin Wall Kimmerer’s bestselling book “Braiding Sweet Hay: Indigenous Wisdom, Science, and Plant Teachings, ”Named one of LitHub’s Top 10 Essay Collections of the Decade. The special edition, which includes five color illustrations by artist Nate Cristopherson, is a fitting tribute to these essays, which weave Kimmerer’s knowledge of plants as both a botanist and a member of the Potawatomi Citizen Nation, honoring both science and spirituality and Indigenous teachings.

American Girl Cultural Celebration Collection

Celebrating Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanzaa this holiday season? Now your favorite American Girl doll can join you – or the kids on your list – with these outfits and accessories from the new Cultural Celebration collection. From the popular line of dolls and books that tell the stories of American girls throughout history to the present day, this capsule collection also includes outfits for Eid al-Fitr and the Lunar New Year. It is available at American Girl stores across the country or in the Celebration Shop on the company’s website.

Hijab top gift box

The hijabi on your list can have a good hijab day every day with this Hijab top gift box featuring her best-selling jersey hijab in light mink, a shaping scrunchie and snag-free gold hijab magnets to hold everything in place.

“7 Days of Christmas” by Jen Hatmaker

Don’t we all wish we could go back in time and rewrite something we shared 10 years ago? That’s what popular Christian author Jen Hatmaker did this year, republishing her breakout book “7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Success” under the title “Simple and free: 7 experiences against excess, completed by a study guide and guided journal perfect for giving. Looking for something with a little more Christmas spirit? To verify “7 days of Christmas: a season of generosity”, A lovely holiday gift book also inspired by“ 7. ”

“Jesus Be Knowin” T-shirt

Keep it cozy – and fashionable – while on vacation with the original “Jesus Be Knowin” T-shirt by fashion and clothing label Jesus Be Knowin.

Socks “Knish Me, I’m Jewish”

Those Men’s socks “Knish Me, I’m Jewish” from HOTSOX adds a fun and fun touch to a classic holiday gift item.

Crushable Baphomet

Baphomet, the goat deity of occult and mystical traditions, has never been so cuddly! And who wouldn’t need a hug after last year? This stuffed animal – uh, deity – comes from Squishable, the popular line of giant fuzzy round creatures.

Dirty Cookie Hanukkah Cookie Decorating Kit

Christmas does not have a monopoly on holiday baking. Dirty cookies Cookie Shot kit to decorate yourself makes a fun, tasty, and kosher addition to any Hanukkah celebration. Just add milk, coffee or another drink of your choice. L’chaïm!

African tarot deck Tazama

The Rider-Waite tarot deck – also known as the Smith-Waite or Rider-Waite-Smith deck after illustrator Pamela Colman Smith – is the most easily recognizable tarot deck. The African Tarot Tazama deck gives a new twist to the 1909 deck, offering an African take on its illustrations with cards depicting historical African women and men from different places and eras.


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