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Hi, we’re new! Lily and Lydia is an online publication for Christian women that was launched in July 2023. While we’re regularly adding new articles, please be patient with us as we build the site!

Christmas Gift Guide 2023

Nov 6, 2023 | Lily & Lydia, Featured

The Christmas gift guide is here! We are sharing 20+ Christian small business owners in this year’s gift guide article. One of our goals is to support Christian enterprises and Lily and Lydia will have an actual online business directory with its own home at some point in 2024. Since that’s not in place yet, I wanted to make a temporary place for us to share some Christian owned businesses! If you feel able to purchase from a small business this holiday, we’ve included a shop link for each business. We’ve also included a social media link for each business if you’d just like to follow along for now! We’ve also included order deadlines for each shop. As you shop, keep an eye on those ordering deadlines and in general, plan to order sooner rather than later!

This gift guide was entirely free for small biz owners to participate in and you’re welcome to share the names of other Christian owned small businesses in the comments of this post! We’d also love to see this gift guide shared all over social media or emailed to friends. This is an easy and free way to encourage and support fellow believers! If you’re a small business owner interested in being a part of our business directory when it goes live, sign up for updates here!

Screen Shot 2023 11 05 at 6.06.44 PM _The Christmas gift guide is here! We are sharing 20+ Christian small business owners in this year's gift guide article.

Apparel & Accessories

Ellsworth Creations
Lightweight Polymer clay earrings, lapel pins, etc
Last date to order: December 14

Elisabeth is a Christian, geeky, and a wife and mom of 2 girls. Her products are all made with love in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Shop here: https://ellsworth-creations.square.site
Follow here: https://instagram.com/ellsworthcreations?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA==

Creative Faith Finds
Stickers, Bags, etc
Last date to order: December 11

Faith creates fun and faith filled designs, then turns them into stickers, bags, etc., for others to enjoy.
Shop here: https://creativefaithfinds.etsy.com
Follow here: https://instagram.com/creativefaithfinds?igshid=NGVhN2U2NjQ0Yg==

Sarahfide Creations
Wood bead jewelry
Last date to order: Purchase by 12/18/2023 for optimal delivery by Christmas.

Sarahfide offers one-of-a-kind, lightweight, hand-painted, wood bead jewelry at affordable prices. Sarahfide offers shipping and gift packaging for free. Many times she is asked how she has the patience to paint beads and sge can’t help but think of how much time God has spent, and continues to spend on her. Every bead she paints is a reminder of His grace and mercy in her life. “I am His work of art. He cares about me, just as I care about each bead. To me, it’s more than just jewelry.♡”
Shop here: Https://www.Sarahfide.com
Follow here: https://www.facebook.com/SarahfideCreations?mibextid=ZbWKwL

Ozarkian Heart
Metal and bead Jewelry
Last date to order: December 10 (shop closes for Christmas after December 10)

Rachel makes handcrafted jewelry! Her jewelry is inspired by her faith, literature and nature. Each piece is one of a kind and would make a great gift for Christmas.
Shop here: https://shoppelavida.com/brand/ozarkianheart/
Follow here: https://www.instagram.com/ozarkianheart

My Thyme Line
Polymer Clay Earrings
Last date to order: December 11

My Thyme Line offers handmade, lightweight, hypoallergenic, polymer clay earrings. From every day wear to fun, seasonal styles, you can shop for yourself or friends and family!
Shop here: https://www.Mythymeline.etsy.com
Follow here: https://www.instagram.com/mythymeline

fern + daisy
Women’s Apparel
Last date to order: December 20

fern+daisy is a women’s apparel brand grown in Appalachia! All of their pieces are sustainably hand made in small batches in the USA and give back to marginalized women in Central Appalachia. Designed with classic lines each piece is timeless, comfortable, and ready to compliment your unique style.
Shop here: https://www.fernanddaisy.com
Follow here: https://instagram.com/fernanddaisy?igshid=MmVlMjlkMTBhMg%3D%3D&utm_source=qr

Shoepiddy Doos
Baby Items
Last date to order: December 9

Shoepiddy Doos offers a unique assortment of handmade baby items! Soft shoes and boots, bibs, burps cloths, receiving blankets and more!
Shop here: http://www.shoepiddydoos.etsy.com
Follow here: http://www.facebook.com/shoepiddydoos

R5 Leather & Bags
Leather Products
Last date to order: December 16

Anna of R5 Leather offers handmade leather bags and accessories. Made from high quality full grain leather and all made in the USA.
Shop here: https://r5leather.com/
Follow Here: https://instagram.com/r5_leather?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA%3D%3D&utm_source=qr

Coconut Sky Jewelry
Bead and wire wrapped Jewelry
Last date to order: December 15

Handmade beaded and wire wrapped jewelry made with lots of love and sparkle in Michigan! Kristen offers custom orders and personalized remembrance pieces as well. If you love color, sparkles, and unique pieces she’s your girl!

Shop here: https://coconutsky.etsy.com
Follow Here: https://instagram.com/coconutskyjewelry?igshid=NzZlODBkYWE4Ng==

Gifts for the Kids

Raffi Publishing
Children’s picture books
Last date to order: December 15

Alyssa is an independent author publishing wholesome picture books that keeps the innocence in childhood.
Shop here: https://www.raffipublishing.com
Follow here: https://instagram.com/raffi_publishing?igshid=YzAwZjE1ZTI0Zg==

Barklay Books
Children’s chapter books
Last date to order: December 10 (Last date to order before Christmas will vary depending on where you’re located.)

The Bible Adventurers books follow Joshua and Hannah’s journeys into bible times from the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, to his death on the cross in Gethsemane. This illustrated chapter-book series is aimed at children aged 7-11, and uses the children’s adventures to teach simple lessons about faith and trust.
Shop here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09NYDX211?binding=kindle_edition&searchxofy=true&ref_=dbs_s_aps_series_rwt_tkin&qid=1698790208&sr=8-1
Follow here: https://www.instagram.com/authorlesleybarklay/?hl=en

Home Decor and Kitchen

We Stitch Together
Kitchen Accessories
Last date to order: December 15

Robin and Aimée are a mother and daughter run shop that specializes in handmade home decor. Their shop carries drying mats, mixer slider mats, reusable sponges, hanging towels, and much more.
Shop here: https://westitchtogether.etsy.com
Follow here: https://instagram.com/westitchtogether

A Few Random Things Shop
Art and Candles
Last date to order: December 18

A Few Random Things brings you handmade art and beeswax items for your domestic church. They create home decor with subtle reflections of the Lord, artistic Bible studies for holy seasons, and nontoxic candles for everyday life.
Shop here: https://afewrandomthingsshop.etsy.com/
Follow here: https://www.instagram.com/afewrandomthingsshop/

CoffeeMyCrafts
Wooden decor & greeting cards
Last date to order: December 15

Michelle offers wood items for decor purposes. Many items can be used for tiered trays and other decor around your home or office. She also offers handmade greeting cards and small treat holders for gifts or party favors.
Shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CoffeeMyCrafts
Follow here: https://www.etsy.com/your/profile

Self Care

Mallard Point Elderberry Syrup
Elderberry Syrups
Last date to order: November 29

Jennifer makes organic elderberry syrup boosted with echinacea, licorice root, ginger root, and slightly sweetened with raw honey. Right now, she has a limited quantity of all organic simple syrups made with elderberry and Christmas-y spices. These are great to add to your coffee, tea, and can even be used on pancakes, waffles, yogurt… Almost anything!
Shop here: https://instagram.com/jbriannejahn?igshid=MzMyNGUyNmU2YQ==
Follow here: https://instagram.com/jbriannejahn?igshid=MzMyNGUyNmU2YQ==

A Few Random Things Shop
Art and Candles
Last date to order: December 18

A Few Random Things brings you handmade art and beeswax items for your domestic church. They create home decor with subtle reflections of the Lord, artistic Bible studies for holy seasons, and nontoxic candles for everyday life.
Shop here: https://afewrandomthingsshop.etsy.com/
Follow here: https://www.instagram.com/afewrandomthingsshop/

Novelty, Art, and Books

White Rook Press
Books
Last date to order: December 10 (All books shipped “media rate” and that can take up to two weeks.)

Fairy tales re-imagined as westerns, suitable for ages 12 through adult. All titles are Christian historical fiction, clean (no cursing, smut, or gore) and uplifting. Copies can be signed with dedications to specific people if desired.
Shop here: https://forms.gle/vfb85r7EKx7LCbFh7
Follow here: https://www.instagram.com/rachelkovacinyauthor/

A Few Random Things Shop
Art and Candles
Last date to order: December 18

A Few Random Things brings you handmade art and beeswax items for your domestic church. They create home decor with subtle reflections of the Lord, artistic Bible studies for holy seasons, and nontoxic candles for everyday life.
Shop here: https://afewrandomthingsshop.etsy.com/
Follow here: https://www.instagram.com/afewrandomthingsshop/

Heather Wood, Author
Books
Last date to order: December 17

Thoughtful Adult Christian Historical Fiction. Mid 19th century family saga set in Chicago
Shop here: https://www.heatherwoodauthor.com
Follow here: https://www.instagram.com/heather.wood.author

Barklay Books
Children’s Books
Last date to order: December 10 (Last date to order before Christmas will vary depending on where you’re located.)

The Bible Adventurers books follow Joshua and Hannah’s journeys into Bible times from the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, to his death on the cross in Gethsemane. This illustrated chapter-book series is aimed at children aged 7-11, and uses the children’s adventures to teach simple lessons about faith and trust.
Shop here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09NYDX211?binding=kindle_edition&searchxofy=true&ref_=dbs_s_aps_series_rwt_tkin&qid=1698790208&sr=8-1
Follow here: https://www.instagram.com/authorlesleybarklay/?hl=en

Author Morgan Tarpley Smith
Books
Last date to order: The week before Christmas at the latest

Morgan Tarpley Smith is an author of Christian fiction and her debut just released in September. The contemporary romance novella collection is set in her home state of Louisiana at Christmastime and follows three women from the same family who experience restoration of their faith and a chance at love.
Shop here: https://morgantarpleysmith.com/a-louisiana-christmas/
Follow here:
https://www.facebook.com/MorganTarpleySmith?mibextid=LQQJ4d

Games Afoot LLC
Books
Last date to order: December 15

Patricia Meredith is Christian author of historical and cozy mystery. She currently has three series available, including the first in a new Christmas cozy mystery series featuring a talking snowman at the North Pole! Andrew D. Meredith is a Christian author of epic fantasy with two current series: a Slavic fantasy featuring a man and boy on the road, and an epic fantasy entitled The Kallattian Saga.
Shop here: https://games-afoot.square.site/
Follow here: https://www.Instagram.com/pmeredithauthor, https://www.Twitter.com/andrewdmth

A Fine Quotation
Mugs, Bookmarks, Art, and more
Last date to order: They recommend placing your order by December 8th to ensure delivery by Christmas. This shop makes no guarantees, given that we’re all at the mercy of the USPS. They will accept orders up until December 18th but they operate by a “the sooner the better” policy.

Carrie and her family create with watercolor, laser engraved wood and graphic art designs celebrating your favorite bookish characters and quotes.
Shop here: https://www.afinequotation.com
Follow here: https://afinequotation.com/pages/about-us

Ellie K Studio
Watercolor Artwork and Bible study materials
Last date to order: For Christmas Eve arrival, last date to order customized products: November 17, 2023, last date to order non-customized products: December 8, 2023

Ellie is a watercolor artist, Bible and education resource creator, writer, and biblical counselor; her heart is to help people know the Lord as He is in His Word, trust in His love for them, and believe Christ’s finished work more fully. You can find prints of her watercolor landscapes, options for commissioned house portraits and sacred moment portraits, resources for deepening your (or your kiddo’s) relationship with the Lord, as well as math, language, and nature study materials in the Ellie K Studio shop through the Pelavida platform.
Shop here: https://shoppelavida.com/brand/ellie-k-studio/
Follow here: https://www.instagram.com/elliekstudio/

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