One often asks about the possible gifting options for a religious friend. There are many meaningful Christian gifts ranging from a simple jeweled cross pendant to the Holy Bible. Like all gifts, size really doesn’t matter. It should be personal and hold value in the other person’s life. Here are some suggestions for religious presents.
1. The Bible:
The bible is the most revered book in a Christian household and therefore makes the best spiritual gift. There are two main versions of the Bible. The Old and the New Testament compiled in one book and the Old and New Testament available individually. The Bible also makes a great gift for children; it helps them grow in their faith. There are illustrated Bible versions for children. You can add a bookmark inscribed with a scripture passage to make it more meaningful.
2. Christian Books:
The Bible is the most popular Christian book; however there are several other spiritual and instructional books too. You can gift these books to your friend and help them enrich their lives. The biggest advantage of these spiritual books is they instruct through pleasure. They expound the deepest philosophies of life and interpretations of the Bible through short stories and anecdotes.
3. Altar Items:
Every Christian home has a place set aside for an altar. The altar holds a number of items such as the crucifix, cross, picture frames of Christ and the Virgin Mary, paintings of the nativity scene, statues, candles, anointing oils and incense. You can give your friend gifts for their home altar. In addition to this, you can present your friend with a special item from the Holy Land such as a piece of sacred cloth or a vial of water from the sacred Jordan River.
Religious gift shops also have on display symbolic religious jewelry. They are made of durable materials; are available in pretty designs and are reasonably priced. There are religion inspired necklaces, pendants, rings and bracelets. Religious jewelry is a perfect present for a mother, sister, wife or girlfriend. There are jewelry pieces for men too.
5. Wall Hangings:
Wall décor and hangings are another suitable option. In this category are included paintings, ceramic wall crosses and religious scrolls.
6. Audio and Video Tracks:
We are surrounded by technology everywhere. Technology has influenced religious teaching too. If your friend is too busy with work and has no time to read the bible, an audio bible is a Christian gift item you should consider. He or she can play it when driving to work. Bible study software packages are a remarkable educational tool for children. There are games and puzzles too that make learning Bible series fun and easy. You can choose music or worship CDs conforming to your friend’s musical interest in mind. You can also present your friend with a membership to an audio book club where they can get access to a diverse range of spiritual content including audio books and music.
There are several stores online where you can shop for authentic Christian gifts. Gift your friend or relative a religious gift on special occasion such as Christmas and Easter or to celebrate sacraments such as Baptism, Communion or Confirmation.