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Celebrate Christmas in July with Christ-centered holiday gifts

Only 152 days until Christmas! Here are eight of our favorite Christ-centered holiday gifts to get you prepped for Christmas 2023.

If you live anywhere in the northern hemisphere, it is HOT right now. Much of the western United States has been in a heat wave or experiencing “excessive heat warnings.” But if your air conditioning is keeping your home nice and cool or you are already dreaming about the cooler temperatures of fall and winter, the Together Matters blanket is made from the warmest faux alpaca fabric and perfect for feeling cozy.

You could also start a new holiday tradition this year—matching Christmas socks! These cream-colored socks feature anti-skid lettering with a simple holiday message that hearkens back to a beloved carol: “Comfort & Joy.”

There is never a bad time for a new children’s picture book. And “More Than Just a Star,” beautifully illustrated by artist Sarah Jane Wright, is a holiday book that can be read and shared any time of year because the message of Christmas is a timeless one.

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The hosts of “Don’t Miss This” have provided an opportunity for your family to reflect on the many roles Christ plays in your lives. Every handcrafted wooden Immanuel Wreath is engraved with twenty-five of His sacred names and features 25 taper candles to light in your own special advent tradition.

You can also buy 25 refill candles here and download a printable PDF study guide to accompany your Immanuel Wreath here.

Artist Kate Lee’s painting Love’s Pure Light has become a Latter-day Saint household favorite. Its beautifully minimal backdrop gives a perfect canvas to highlight the watercolor characters of the nativity scene. And what’s more—you can let the watercolors jump off the canvas and onto your Christmas tablescape with an eight-piece nativity set.

Click here more beautiful and diverse nativities for any budget.

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One of our favorite annual traditions is finding a new ornament for the Christmas tree. And what better way to decorate your evergreen than with these beautifully minimal stars? Each highlights a name and title of Jesus Christ, adding a bit more Christmas meaning to your holiday decor.

There is quite a heated debate about when it’s OK to listen to Christmas music. Some insist that you have to wait until after Halloween has passed; others, Thanksgiving. But if you ask us, Christmas music is perfect for ANY time of the year! And this compilation album includes some of our favorite holiday classics from great musicians like Calee Reed, Nathan Pacheco, Truman Brothers, Jenny Oaks Baker, The Bonner Family, and more!

Puzzles can be a low-key and leisurely activity the entire family can enjoy. And this nativity scene puzzle from artist Sarah Richards Samuelson is both unique and inspiring—perfect for any holiday family get-together or a Christmas-in-July Sunday afternoon activity.

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