A Christmas Gift Guide + a HUGE giveaway!

November 25, 2015 | 98 comments

My favorite way to Christmas shop is by firelight.

With a flip of the switch on my living room wall — thwock! — the fire is magically light. I plug in the tree, turn up some Osmond’s Christmas (my all-time fave — the ultimate cheese-fest), pour a hot cup of tea, and power up the laptop.

Maybe you’re like me, and you do your best shopping by wielding that computer mouse. Well, have a seat next to me. (See me patting my hand by the space on my couch.) I’m wearing my Hello Kitty jammies and the messiest ponytail ever. How about you? I brought a shopping list to get us started.

I’m so excited to share some great finds with you, to make your shopping easier. I’m also including a spectacular giveaway of 10 new books plus a CD! I will draw one lucky winner. It’s my Christmas gift to one of you!

Let’s get started, first with the gift guide. (Book giveaway details are at the end of the post.)

Live Loved: An Adult Coloring Book
By Margaret Feinberg

 Apparently, coloring isn’t just for kids anymore. The girls are I loving this coloring book, a new release by my friend Margaret Feinberg. The book is a combination of artwork with Scripture, plus journaling pages. Buy the book here, and a packet of coloring pencils, for people who love to express themselves creatively!

Everlasting Light Necklace
By Dayspring

I love this necklace. It’s a reminder to a shine in a dark world. I often wear it to speaking engagements. My daughters love it, too. Right now, this is only $10! (Reg. $50). That’s a steal. Find the necklace here.

Christmas Bundle
A partnership of ViBella Jewelry & Jennifer Dukes Lee

I am so excited to share my new shop with you! Have you seen it, over here? The shop has a few of my favorite reads from my sisters on the (in)courage team, a print to remind your favorite people that they are preapproved, lots of jewelry and more. To celebrate the opening of the shop, I have put together a fantastic special for you.

Let the women in your life know that they are loved and preapproved by God this Christmas. You can purchase my book, Love Idol, and get this mirror pendant necklace at a special price. The necklace was custom-made by Vi Bella Jewelry artisans in Haiti. Your purchase will not only bless the women in your life, but it will help provide jobs for women in Haiti.

Get this bundle for only $36, a 15 percent savings. (Regular price: $42.50). Shop here.

(P.S. – I sell out of these necklaces at almost every speaking engagement!)

Crossbeams Building Systems 
By Crossbeams Toys

Ok. These toys are amazing. They are the invention of my dear friend, Monica Sharman, and her husband, and I’ve been dying to tell you about them! Crossbeams is “a building and prototyping system for advanced children and adults.” The company has a unique and motivating mission founded on the Golden Rule. Check these out by clicking here! So cool.

Abide in Him Wall Decor
By Dayspring

I’ve purchased no fewer than five of these for friends and relatives over the last few years.  I also have one on my living room wall. Right now, this is only $20. (Reg. $45). Find the wall decor by clicking here.

The Inspired Room
by Melissa Michaels

This gorgeous book is for anyone who wants to forget about the rules and discover inspired ways to personalize her spaces and express her style with texture, color, and favorite treasures. I’m loving this book, by my friend Melissa Michaels. Find it by clicking here. (Photo by Melissa Michaels.)

Big 2015 Book Giveaway

One of the perks of being an author is that every week, books arrive on my doorstep from publishing companies and authors hoping to spread the word about their books. Often, they will send multiple copies. These are a few of the books that have arrived here over the last several months. I’d love to share them with you. The books are almost entirely nonfiction, with the exception of the one on the top of the stack. They are all brand new and will help you as you grow in faith. I’m also including a beautiful new CD from my new friend Natalie Wilson. She and her husband have a new CD entitled Refuge. Check it out here! 

To enter the Giveaway:

Simply share this post, on Twitter, or Facebook, or Pinterest, and let me know in the comments of this blog post where you’ve shared it. I’ll enter your name for each entry, and will draw a winner on Monday! I’ll ship the goodies to the lucky winner!

UPDATE: A WINNER HAS BEEN SELECTED AND NOTIFIED. Congratulations, Asheritah.

Happy shopping friends.

Q4U: I’m drinking Friendship Tea from Dayspring’s (in)courage. What’s in your cup?
Also, do you prefer online shopping, outlets, the mall, etc? 

 

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by | November 25, 2015 | 98 comments

98 Comments

  1. Anne Marie Hermanns

    I shared and am excited for whoever the winner is. Thank you for your kindness, Jennifer!!

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  2. Laura

    Shared on Facebook!

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  3. Rachael

    Shared on Facebook! Love these items, Jennifer ! Thanks!

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  4. Ashley Fields

    Shared on Facebook. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. Ally | The Speckled Goat

    Shared on Pinterest, Facebook for my blog (The Speckled Goat), and Twitter. Thank you– I’ve been meaning to get several of these books – especially Every Bitter Thing is Sweet. I love Sara’s writing on her blog!

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  6. Kate

    Shared on Twitter! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  7. Kate

    Shared on Pinterest! 🙂

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  8. Kristi Memering Ritz

    Shared on Facebook! 😍
    I am hooked on Lipton cranberry pomegranate green tea. It is perfect to sip while online Christmas shopping, which is how I love to shop!

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  9. Allison Clark

    Shared on Facebook 🙂

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  10. Alisha Myers

    Shared on Facebook and Pinterest!!

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  11. JViola79

    Such a fun & generous giveaway! I shared about it on twitter & facebook as I wouldn’t want anyone to miss it 🙂 May you & yours have a happy Thanksgiving!

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  12. Miranda Miller

    Shared on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. I am a plain iced sweet tea loving gal. (I’m southern, if you couldn’t tell) I do all of my shopping online, don’t have anyone to watch the kids so I can go shopping

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  13. Jolene Berke

    Shared on Twitter! Amazing gift ideas! I <3 your blog! Thanks so much!

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  14. Samantha

    Shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest! I’m about to fix myself a cup of coffee for an afternoon pick me up.

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  15. Paula

    Shared on facebook! Would love to win!!

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  16. Paige Estes

    I pinned it! I don’t do those other thingys. Thanks so much for your generosity! I do my best shopping in front of my computer too. Lots of people and long lines make me grumpy and lose my Christmas spirit. I’m drinking hot chocolate on this chilly Virginia day. Can’t wait for coffee and parade tomorrow morning! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  17. hfineisen

    My daughter will love the building systems! Had to share on Facebook and Twitter such good ideas!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  18. Brenda Williams

    Hi Jennifer, I shared this on Facebook and Twitter.

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  19. Susan Brown

    I shared this on Pinterest in my “spiritual” category.

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  20. randall031

    Hey Jennifer – Shared on Facebook. And yes, I’d be happy to e-shop with you. It’s the only way to go.

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  21. Michaela Morrison

    I am drinking Twinings Irish Breakfast Tea. I need the caffeine today. But it is a rich blend… not just for breakfast. One of my favorites. I looked up the Fruit Tea you were drinking … the Friendship Tea and it sounds delicious looking at the ingredients. Also saw several mugs I might like to get as gifts there. Am headed over the Pinterest to Pin the contest. Would so love to get these books… some are new to me and some on my wish list and some might make great gifts !

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  22. Michaela Morrison

    Just pinned the contest on Pinterest and now I am headed to Facebook. Hope you have a Blessed Thanksgiving Day !

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  23. Lynn D. Morrissey

    What a lovely thing to do, Jennifer. And wow, what a joy to receive a bountiful bundle like this it would be. How dear of you to offer valued Christian resources. Ok, so I posted on FB, Pinterest, email (to five groups), and Twitter. Gotta tell you: This digital challenge of yours was met by your turn-of-the-century friend w/ a little trepidation, but I. DID. IT.!!! YAY! Happy Thanksgiving.
    Love
    Lynn

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  24. Carla

    Shared on facebook!

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  25. DeAnn Timmermans

    Shared on Facebook! I’m drinking a chai-nog latte at Starbucks right now-divine! I do A LOT of my shopping online-it’s the only way to go!!

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  26. Karrilee Aggett

    Wow… what an amazing collection you have assembled here! I shared on Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook because, of course! My cup, sadly, is empty… but it may be time for a second cup! (it held a hazelnut mocha – so my second cup will probably be tea… Good Earth or Earl Grey!) As far as shopping goes… I would LOVE to stay in my jammies and sip and click, but I accidentally started a Black Friday tradition with my girlie several years ago and now she looks forward to it every year!? Oops… we start out purchasing a new CD for the car at our first stop and then blare it from store to store. I guess as long as she is willing… it means I get to spend time with her, so I will brave the crowds and the cold to be with her! Love you bunches, my friend! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  27. Jennie W

    OH those books, great give away, shared on twitter.

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  28. Kristen Marshall

    Coffee with milk and sugar is what I prefer in my cup! And this giveaway is great! I shared on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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  29. Connie McCord Bjorklund

    Thanks for your posts, I have shared on facebook.

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  30. Veronica

    My favorite fall/winter cuppa is The Republic of Tea’s Hot Apple Cider. Smells and taste delicious. As for shopping, right there with you; pj’s and online shopping. Have a blessed Thanksgiving with family.:)

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  31. Ifeoma Samuel

    HI Jennifer, I love your book collection. Ain’t easy getting new books over here!
    I really hope to win. Thanks for the giveaway, I shared on facebook.

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  32. Susan Shelfer

    Jennifer, my cup is steaming with Fresh Market’s Christmas blend accompanied by a mini pecan pie. So yummy.. I’m bringing some right over so we can sit side by side, sip, shop and share hearts. I’m posting this on Facebook for others to enjoy. Thanksgiving blessings to you and those you love.

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    • dukeslee

      Susan! That pie sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Brenda Veinotte

    I shared on Twitter and Facebook. What a great collection of books.

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  34. Ann

    Facebook. I love tea, this afternoon in between patients I am having some ginger snappish tea from Bigelow

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  35. Monica Snyder

    I shared on facebook! What a wonderful list of gift suggestions. I too shop exclusively from my jammies and cozy couch, and I’ve been known to rock some Hello Kitty. Love you. PS. Teavana tried to remake Tazo’s JOY for Starbucks. I’m disappointed in the change, but I’m drinking it now.

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    • dukeslee

      Thanks for sharing, Monica. I’ve been thinking of you. We need to chat sometime, eh?

      Reply
  36. Kristin

    I shared on facebook, amazing list!

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  37. Tara Ulrich

    I love that star necklace! I shared on Facebook and Twitter!

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  38. Marisa Slusarcyk

    Love this post and I could really use those books!! No money and a poor local library isn’t very fun. Thanks for sharing!!! I shared on Twitter @TrendingMama

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    • dukeslee

      Hi Marisa! I am about to draw a winner. Thanks for sharing !

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  39. Connie Swanson Boldt

    shared on Facebook and Pinterest. Appreciate your blog, Jennifer and thanks for the chance to enter this great giveaway!

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  40. Laura Bowen

    Shared on FaceBook

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  41. Alana Morgan

    Shared on Facebook and Pinterest! Thankful for this opportunity! Many blessings to you and yours this Thanksgiving ~ 11/26/15!

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  42. Susan

    I don’t have Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest; my job keeps me on the computer 10 or more hours every day as it is, and I need to try to keep _some_ balance 😉 So I’m not eligible for the drawing, but I think it is wonderful that you are giving all those beautiful resources away to someone. I also appreciated the lovely gift ideas; things I wouldn’t have discovered on my own. I just want to also say how very much I love your blog; I am always so blessed. Never think you aren’t important to someone…you are a blessing!

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    • dukeslee

      Susan, I am about to do the drawing, and I will still include you in the drawing. Good luck! 🙂

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  43. Stanley 'n Monica Groothof

    Shared on Facebook. What an amazing giveaway!

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  44. Wendy Munsell

    i shared on Twitter… thanks for doing such a lovely give-a-way!

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  45. Dianne Tremblay

    Shared on Facebook 🙂 all you gift list products are lovely!

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  46. Christine Duncan

    Oh, I definitely tweeted this one out to all my peeps, Jen!!! What a way to kick off the Christmas season… it’d be so exciting to sneak a book into everyone’s stocking 😉
    Lately, there’s peppermint hot chocolate in my mug, btw, mmmmm.

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  47. Sophia DeLonghi

    What an incredible giveaway! This is so generous of you and it would be great to share some of these with others! Look like some interesting titles. Thank you for this opportunity. Blessed Thanksgiving! I also am posting to Facebook and Pinterest. I have been following you on Facebook and Twitter already and also Pinterest!

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    • Britten Doonan

      Mind if I ask how to share it on Pinterest? 😁

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      • Sophia DeLonghi

        Go on the bottom of the blog post and hit Pinterest then post to a place where you want it on your Pinterest.

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        • Britten Doonan

          Thank you!! 😊

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  48. Melissa Farster

    Thank you for sharing and the generous giveaway! I shared on Facebook. I like to shop in stores. Small businesses when I can.

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    • dukeslee

      Small biz for the win! Thanks, Melissa.

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      • Melissa Farster

        🙂 Thank you!

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  49. Britten Doonan

    Love this! Thanks for the giveaway! I shared on Facebook and Twitter…still working on how to share on Pinterest 😏 Favorite tea is peppermint with lots of honey, but I’m really a coffee girl at heart. Love your blog and always look forward to your posts 😊

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    • dukeslee

      Yes, to the honey and peppermint! Yum!

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  50. Rebecca Anderson Roach

    What a great giveaway! I shared on Facebook and Twitter. I really enjoyed seeing you in person at Lightbearer’s Conference 2015 in Bicknell, IN. My husband is the photographer that took your picture (used in Today’s Christian Living). Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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    • dukeslee

      Hey Rebecca! Thank you for saying hello! I was so thrilled that your husband allowed us to use those pictures. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. God bless you!

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  51. Mari-Lize Aucamp

    Shared it on facebook. Have a wonderful festive season!

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  52. Tyna Begley

    I shared on FB. I’m a coffee person, myself. With Creme Brule creamer. And I try to do online shopping. It’s hard to get out with 6 children…

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  53. Angela Howard

    Amazing recommendations and a generous giveaway! I shared it on Twitter.

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  54. Karen Phillips

    Shared on FB. Happy Thanksgiving and a blessed Holiday season.

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  55. Mary Beth

    Shared on Facebook – lots of good reading and gift suggestions!

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  56. Lux @ About Life and Love

    I know a friends who will be really happy to receive that adult coloring book.
    As much as possible, I’d like to do my shopping online especially now that holiday rush is everywhere.

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    • dukeslee

      I am with you, Lux. Online shopping when I can.

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  57. Britten Doonan

    Okay, posted on Pinterest, also 😊

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    • Sophia DeLonghi

      Glad you were able to!

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  58. Trudy Den Hoed

    I shared on Twitter. Have a rest-renewing weekend, Jennifer.

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  59. Nancy Ruegg

    So many great ideas in one place! Thank you, Jennifer. I shared on FB.

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  60. Robyn Goddard

    Jennifer, I shared this blog post on my Facebook timeline.

    I’m and internet shopper. Living on the wide open prairie I’ve learned that Amazon is a very handy tool.

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    • dukeslee

      Hi Robyn! Thanks for popping in to say hello … and for sharing!

      Reply
  61. Calista

    Great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity. 🙂 I shared on Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook!

    To answer your questions: In my cup is strong, hot decaf coffee with sweet cream. Shopping preferences – online and outlets. Malls are scary. 😉

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    • dukeslee

      Malls are scary! Gah! I have done almost everything online. 🙂

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  62. rondah s

    I shared on twitter

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  63. Jane McCombs Gillespie

    FaceBook

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  64. Asheritah Ciuciu

    What a great gift guide, Jennifer! I shared this everywhere I could. 🙂 (Twitter, FB, G+, and Pinterest)

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    • dukeslee

      Thank you, friend! I am drawing the name shortly. I meant to do this yesterday. Sorry for the delay. 🙂

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  65. Maryanne

    Shared on twitter! Solace76

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  66. Lisa

    Hi Jennifer, I shared on Twitter. Merry Christmas!

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  67. Cheryl Smith

    Hi, Jennifer! Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to win! I just shared this on my Devotional Pinterest board! God bless you and your family with a happy, healthy Christmas season!

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