Christmas is a wonderful reminder to focus on Joy. Everyday is a time to find joy in the journey, to focus on the joys of all that we are blessed with and to parent with joy. Christmas hones that focus for me every single year. It’s like a reset. As my daughter says, we start the day after Thanksgiving – baking, decorating, coloring pictures, celebrating Advent and basically enjoying the journey together more than any other month of the year as we focus on the birth of Christ and the blessings he has given us. But sometimes, as a mom, Joy is hard. Especially at this time of year. So this is a list of unique gifts for moms who need joy.
One of the ways I bring that focus on Joy into our lives is through our Christmas decorations, music and books that showcase Joy. I have been collecting ornaments, wall-hangings, pillows, jewelry, and everything JOY or REJOICE for several years. I get a few more Joy ornaments or decorations every single year. I’ve already bought one ornament and one sign from Hobby Lobby this year, and it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet! They are tangible reminders when I am tempted to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life. They bring a smile to my face. I have linked to some of my favorites and some on my wish list for you here. Perhaps you know someone who needs a little reminder to find the Joy in God’s gifts this year.
This is my heart. These are things I would love to receive as a Mom, a woman, a child of God. My prayer is that the Christmas Joy gift guide will be a blessing to you as you search for that perfect gift to speak life into the heart of someone you love. A gift for moms who need joy.
Music is the perfect gift for Moms who need joy.
Songs For Worship: Christmas Joy by Songs For Worship
Joy by Avalon – this is one of my favorite Christmas songs!
Joy by Steven Curtis Chapman – I love every song he has recorded and this one is about Joy!
Joy to the World by Faith Hill
Kitchen Gifts for Moms Who Need Joy
“Share Joy” Christmas Trivet by Dayspring
Want: This Bible Verse reminder to choose Joy – found on a mug that I love.
I love this beautiful hand-painted Joy Christmas Serving bowl!
Comfort and Joy Cookbook by Barbour Staff
Stationary and Crafts for Moms who Need Joy
Joy Burst Woodblock Stamp by Hero Arts
Joy Christmas Cards by Caspari
Joy To the World Storytelling Journal from Gadanke. This pretty journal arrived in my mailbox recently, and I love it!
Things You Can Wear for Moms Who Need Joy
I love this sweet Joy t-shirt!
This simple stamped bracelet is a great reminder to choose joy!
I love this Joy Necklace and you could add more words to it too!
Home Decor for Moms who Need Joy
Pewter Christmas Joy Ornament by Plow & Hearth
This beautiful Comfort and Joy sign found on ETSY would be perfect on my mantel!
Joy – Christmas Wooden Sculpture would look great in so many places.
Outdoor Joy for Moms Who Need it
Joy of Christmas Yard Sign by Teak Isle
This is a great porch sign and it has both words I like to collect! Joy and Thankful. Its reversible.
Books are the perfect gift for Moms who need joy.
Christmas Joy: A Devotional by Mel Lawrenz
Christmas Joy: A Keepsake Book from the Heart of the Home by Susan Branch
Joy to the World: A Family Christmas Treasury by Ann Beneduce
Adventures in Odyssey: Joy To the World and International Christmas by Focus on the Family (audio book)