Hey! I know exactly what to give my Jesus-loving, dream-following, people-serving friend!
Said no one ever.
When it comes to Christmas, birthdays and other gift-giving holidays, Chrisitian women leaders can be hard to shop for. We tend to be practical, but also love beautiful things. We want to learn and grow, but appreciate being pampered and encouraged.
So I looked back over things I’ve purchased or received as gifts in the last year and these are the ones I’ve appreciated the most. Maybe they will inspire you to find just the right thing for the Go-Getter Jesus Girl in your life!
The Enneagram has definitely had a moment this year, especially among Christian women leaders. I love this fun one for 3’s like me, but Go-Getter Jesus Girls come in all numbers. There are several choices for every number!
Why are the rooms at conferences ALWAYS so cold??? A shawl is light for packing and it’s easier to throw a shawl around your shoulders than to struggle into a sweater in your seat. I bring one for me and one for the shivering sister next to me. This one comes in 45 different colors, so you are sure to find one to match her style.
I use this clip-on phone holder several times a week to create videos for IG Stories and my mastermind group. It’s easy to get a variety of backgrounds because it clips on anywhere. This smart-phone adapter is also handy when I want to use a standard tripod with my phone.
This blender is a real time-saver for me on busy mornings. I fill it up with healthy things at night and put it in the freezer. Then add almond milk in the morning and blend it up. Bonus that I can unscrew the blades, screw on the drinking cap and not mess up another container! (And these fat straws work great for chunky smoothies)
Amazon says I purchased these pens five times in 2019, and sometimes bought more than one pack at a time. I add them almost every time I order from Amazon because I never want to run out of them. I have them all over my house, my office, my purse, my laptop bags … you get the idea! I love taking notes in different colors.
If you want something more personal, print some inspirational cards or photos and pair them with this wooden block holder. I have one of these next to my working chair and love to change out the cards for fresh inspiration. Or if you want to do this for several friends, you can get a set of five blocks here.
I don’t know about you, but blank journals are intimidating to me. I feel like I don’t have enough words to fill up that book. But this guided journal from my friend Sarah Hardee has been so life-giving. Daily scriptures and simple prompts get me past blank-page syndrome and have made meaningful daily reflection do-able.
Leaders are learners, and one easy way to learn is reading books. Of course, your go-getter Jesus girl friends need my new book Moving Forward: Inspiration for the Go-Getter Jesus Girl. But here are some recommendations for the Christian woman leader you love from the Read A New Thing Book Club and a few other favorites.
Another effective way to learn is by taking courses or getting some input from a trusted coach. I’ve listed some of my favorites on my updated Resources page. Podcasting continues to be a hot trend for christian woman leaders, so this podcasting course from Jeanette Tapley is the perfect thing for someone wanting to get started.
I hope these give you some great ideas. I’d love for you to share your best gift ideas for Christian women leaders and communicators in the comments!