Tuesday, November 12, 2019

20+ Gift Ideas for Christian Men That He Will Love

Are you looking for gift ideas for Christian men?

You might have several Christian men in your life---your husband, son(s), father, grandfathers, uncles, in-laws, and friends and sometimes finding them gifts that would be encouraging and clean can be a challenge.

I know that my husband loves spending time together as a family (he is a big family man) but not so keen when it comes to shopping--especially for himself. He only does it when he absolutely has to or when the need arises (which is probably how many husbands are), but I know that can pose a challenge to women who are looking for something to get them. Sometimes we need a little inspiration!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Our rural ancestors, with little blest, Patient of labour when the end was rest, Indulged the day that housed their annual grain, With feasts, and off’rings, and a thankful strain.”– Alexander Pope

Thanksgiving is here and it is time to break out some good books for the children!

We love getting the books out and reading especially together during our Poetry Tea Times. It is a fun way to connect with your children and teach them the true meaning of the holiday.

Whether you read around the table, snuggled on the couch under a blanket, or at bedtime--the following books will bless you and your little one and several are even faith centered!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Favorite Wooden Toy Gift Ideas for Children

It's Christmas time and when I visit the local toy store you will find me lingering long in ONE aisle!

Can you guess which one it is?

Yes, it is where all the wooden toys are---I have mentioned in the past about my weakness when it comes to wooden toys. I love that they are old-fashioned, I love the durability and quality, I love that they bring you back in time.

How to Make a Thankful Tree

“He who thanks but with the lips Thanks but in part;
 The full, the true Thanksgiving Comes from the heart.”

– J.A. Shedd

In the past I have shared some ideas of how to celebrate fall with different activities but I wanted to share a bit more about having a Thankful Tree.

It is so important to teach our children to be thankful and this is a fun way to do that!

When the kids were younger I did variations of these as time allowed. One year we only had a few children and more time so we made a felt banner and hung the tree with leaves on it. On the leaves we used glitter and paint to write what we were happy for and it looked something like this. That felt hanging lasted for a few years and we always took it out to decorate with.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Wise Woman Linkup!

A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. " 

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Training Children in the Store

Do you need help with your children while you are shopping in the store?

It is not easy sometimes, especially if you have several children with you in tow. But it is possible and can even be enjoyable if you plan ahead and follow a few tips!

1. Have them hold on.

When my children were young I would have them hold on to the cart so I wouldn't lose them and know where they were at all times. Usually right up in the front on the sides where their little hands could reach if they were too big to sit in the cart. Once they learned to stay close I would ease up on it but if I found them not staying near me and maybe horsing around too much with a sibling I would have them come right back. With many children this was especially helpful I wasn't worried about leaving anyone behind. It also keeps them from touching things they shouldn't and from getting hurt.

2. Teach them how to behave. 

Sometimes children will ask for things - not just one time but several (thousand) times. Some children can be very aggressive too. One time we were at a store and a young boy was asking his mom to buy him something. He was probably around 8 years old. She said no and maybe next time and he got really mad. He started to say that he hated her, got really mad, and tried to hit her right in the aisle. I was actually worried for her safety and wondered how hard it would be when he get older and stronger.

Much of this training is important while they are young. We want to help them to learn self-control and respect. Teach them not to ask for everything that they see and if they would like something to ask for it politely.  Some moms put a cap on asking for sanity's sake!

We also don't want them to think that they can get what they want through crying, melting down (even though some of this depends on diet, sleep, age, etc.), hitting, kicking,  yelling, etc. and that they can disobey manipulate others into getting them what they want. It is important to teach them these basics at home first and foremost.

Sometimes children will cry very loud in the store because they didn't get their way, and not because they are hurt. It is good for a parent to tell them to stop doing this because they need to learn to listen and obey and not scream at the top of their lungs to get what they want.

This helps them to learn self-control at a young age.

"Like a city whose walls are broken through, is a person who lacks self-control." 

~Proverbs 25:28

*Now I know that there are children who suffer from illness and mental/physical issues and even from disease, so we need to be aware of this as well and pray for wisdom and grace for their parents - what may work under normal circumstances might not work for them. This is an opportunity to show understanding and love towards them.

3. Teach them how to help by putting items in the cart.

Keeping them busy and being a "helper" is also a good benefit. Hand them items to put in the cart and thank them for helping you. Depending on age they can help read the list, distract and play with a little sibling to keep them occupied, load bags, pick fruit, load the cart once everything is bagged, open the door, help load the trunk, help carry groceries in, load cans and boxes into the pantry, etc.

Teach them to help serve while they are young and they will be a blessing to you now and later as they grow up!

If your children are still small try going when they are well rested and bring a snack, drink, and toy for them. They also can play with a safe toy/item from the store- just make sure it is truly safe. Write out a list ahead of time so you don't forget anything--it also helps to make your list according to the layout of the store so that you can shop quickly and not waste time going back and forth across the store.

I hope these quick tips were helpful!

Remember that everything you do to train your children now is not in vain, and is worth it in the end.

Be encouraged, dear moms! God is refining you as well and teaching you to be patient with your children.

Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.

~Proverbs 29:17

Friday, November 1, 2019


Are you one who likes to get your holiday shopping done early?

Or is this the year you're "gonna-get- it-all-done-to-actually-enjoy-the-holidays"?

If so, we've got something right up your alley! Read on...

We are so excited to bring to you for the first time ever our SEVENTH Annual Wise Woman Christmas Gift Guide! We worked hard to select some amazing companies and products that we felt would be valuable and a blessing to our readers, their families, and loved ones for the holiday season. 

Several of the companies are Christian-owned or represented by consultants who are Christians. We hope that you find something special, unique, practical or just something you love here that would make your day. Please note that several companies are running special holiday sales and discounts to make shopping more affordable for you as well. I hope you are blessed by them!

Bates Sister's BoutiqueModest Clothing for women in all sizes by the gals of Bringing Up Bates from UPTV. We love watching them! This wonderful family has 19 children and the father is a preacher. 

Favorite Picks - The Vanessa, The Makayla Plus

Discounts - sign up for their newsletter to receive discounts and sales information

Find them on Instagram.

Brubaker Bathbombs - 6 Handmade "Sweet Berries" All natural, all vegan, all organic shea butter, cocoa butter and olive oil to moisturize skin.

  • The gift set includes 6 different bath bombs: Bath Bomb "Juicy Cherry", Bath Cupcake "Pink Twist", Bath Bomb "Strawberry Duck", Bath Cube "Strawberry Cheesecake", Bath Bomb "Berry Milkshake" and Bath Bomb "Pink Champagne"

Discount - FREE two-day shipping for Amazon Prime members

Joyfolie - Boutique clothing for women, young ladies, and girls

Gorgeous clothing, accessories, shoes, boots, and sleepwear

FREE shipping on orders $125 and over

Find them on Instagram.

Artisan Collection Bible NIV -released February 2019

The only NIV Bible with a printed hand-painted cover design and beautiful art hidden in the page edges

Exquisite from the inside out, the NIV Artisan Collection Bible stuns with its printed cover design showcasing hand-painted flair. When the Bible is opened, beautiful art appears on the page edges as you read through Scripture. When you close the Bible, the image vanishes into shimmery foil gilding. 

The Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner 2020 - helps you fight off that frazzled feeling and stay focused each week. With good planning and God's grace and guidance, you can fill your role successfully and take time for what matters most. 

Discount - 3 0r m0re $13.99 each, 5 or more $12.99 each, 10 or more $11.99 each. 

Free shipping with 5 or more planners!

TruAura BeautyTruAura offers healthy skincare, beauty, and body-care products formulated from clean ingredients that that feed the skin and balance the microbiome with pre-and probiotics.  We offer a line of advanced anti-aging ingredients that provide visible results at a fraction of the costs of the competition.

Favorite Picks - Rejuvenating Microdermabrasion TreatmentBeige Liquid Foundation, Lash Enhancing Mascara

Discount - Free Gift with purchase over $40

Price Range - $15- $89 .  Find them on Facebook.


The Pioneer Woman Cooks ~The New Frontier: 112 Fantastic Favorites for Everyday Eating

Just released on October 22, 2019!

Her latest cookbook features NEW step-by-step recipes that bring fresh, exciting elements into your everyday meals. From super-scrumptious breakfasts, to satisfying soups and sandwiches, to deliciously doable suppers and sides―and, of course, a collection of irresistible sweets you’ll want to make immediately!―these pages will deliver a big list of fabulous new dishes for you to add to your repertoire.

You can find it HERE on sale right now with FREE on day shipping for Amazon Prime Members. 

Or enjoy it on Kindle

Starfish Project restores hope to exploited women in Asia. We provide life-changing opportunities through our Holistic Care Programs and our social enterprise where women create beautiful jewelry and become managers, accountants, graphic designers, and photographers, and more.

Favorite Picks - Justice Gold Bar Necklace, Leslie Blush Tassel EarringsVictoria Silver Bracelet, Magdalene Cross Ring

Price Range - $19.99 -$79.99

Discount - 25% off with code WISEWOMAN sitewide except Darling and Dressember collaboration pieces & items on sale. 

Mary & Martha - Products for the home, family and faith

Favorite Picks -  Dishes, toys, cards, home decorations

Price Range - $15- $130

Find them on Facebook. 

Jane Daily Boutique Deals- This boutique has been a favorite and popular one on Wise Woman for many years and rightfully so! They sell all kinds of things from clothing, home decor, jewelry, toys, and more.

Favorite Picks - Beautiful clothing, toys, boots, home decor, season items, maternity

Discount - most items already discounted for a limited time only

Price Range - $1.99+

Bubble Tea Kit 

We love drinking bubble teas and now you can make them at home!

  • Make authentic milk “bubble” tea with Angel Milk Tea
  • It’s a complete milk tea mix that is blended with rich, malty brown sugar and a refreshing black tea imported from Taiwan

Free two day shipping  for Amazon Prime members.

You can find it HERE. Try a variety of juice bubbles!

Airpods Pro - Just released on October 30 and is the NEWEST Airpods to be made by Apple featuring active noise cancellation. 

Also has transparency mode for hearing what is happening around you. And a customizable fit for all day comfort. My son will probably get these for himself for Christmas!

You can find it HERE.

*If you would like a cheaper option you might want to check out the newly released Echo Buds with Alexa.

Ever Thine Home - Experience God in Your Home

Home & Holiday decor with a Christian theme including books.

Find them on Instagram. 

Iphone 11 Pro Max Charging Cases - these cases charge your battery for prolonged life when you are out and about. 

They also come in black too. 

You can find them HERE.

Scripture Blanket - Bless your loved ones with a gift from God's word that they can use everyday to keep warm and cozy. This sherpa micro fleece blanket has Jeremiah 29:11, Corinthians 5:7 & Matthew 28:20 

Free one day shipping for Amazon Prime members. 

You can a wide variety Scripture blankets HERE.

GO PRO 8 MAX - NEWLY released on October 24th! Waterproof 360 with touch screen and live stream stabilization. 

Three Cameras in One: Maximize your creative freedom. With MAX you can shoot traditional HERO-style video and photos or capture immersive 360 footage. Vlog to the max with shotgun-mic performance and a front-facing screen.

We have a Go Pro and use it all the time!

Find more Go Pros HERE. 

DIGITAL PICTURE FRAME with Background Music!

 Digital Photo Frame comes with high Resolution 1280*800 IPS display, superb quality images with a wide 180 degree viewing angle, high-tech infrared remote control, no need to download any app, setup is fairly simple for grandparents and children.

Free one day shipping for Amazon Prime Members. 

Find more digital frames HERE.

KiwiCo delivers STEM, STEAM, science and art kits that provide serious fun and hands-on learning. Find kits for kids of all ages today!

Favorite picks - Science Kits, STEM projects, Subscription Boxes, art kits, preschool kits

Discounts - Save 50% on first month with code: SPOOKY

Find them on Facebook.

Makeup Organizer - who doesn't love a practical gift? I bought this earlier this summer and can't think of a better purchase! I use it every day and seriously love how it keeps me organized and saves me so much time. I don't just use it for makeup either--you can put anything in it like hair supplies, contact supplies, deodorant, perfumes, creams, jewelry, and anything else you personally use. I keep this on my dresser but you can also have one in your bathroom too. My daughters love it and want one too.

Here is the one I own (it is large, spins, and shelves are adjustable) but there are many shapes and sizes you can choose from. You can find them all HERE.

Lilla Rose - Simple, practical, easy, and elegant hair accessories that are quick and beautiful. Many lovely and popular styles available for every taste. 

Favorite Picks - Multi Colored Stone Cluster, Princess Tiara Dangle, Celtic Knot

Discount - Spend $75 get a FREE Swerve, Spend $100 get a FREE Fancy Swerve

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Tile Pro Pack (2020)

  • Ring your things: use your smartphone to make your Tile ring when you misplace your things within Bluetooth range; Mate and Slim both have a 200 ft Bluetooth range; Sticker has a 150 ft Bluetooth range
  • Find your phone: Can't find your phone? Simply double press the Tile button on your Tile to make your phone ring, even when it’s on silent
  • See it on a map: the Tile app remembers when and where you left something behind
  • Free one day shipping for Amazon Prime Members

Pictionary Air 

  • Get up and get moving with Pictionary Air, a hilarious twist on the classic drawing game!
  • Download the free Pictionary Air app, point the in-app camera at the illustrator and they'll appear, along with their sketch, on the screen of your smart device.
  • Take turns drawing clues in the air while your teammates guess the images that appear on the screen. The team with the most points wins! Cast onto your TV for even more fun!
  • The easy-to-use app lets you record your performance and play it back for more laughs in between rounds, or save and share it with your friends.

On sale right now and FREE one day shipping for Amazon Prime Members!

NEW Apple Watch 5 Series - with new Always On- Retina Display and 44mm size! Largest display to date. 

  • GPS + Cellular
  • Always-On Retina display
  • 30% larger screen
  • Swimproof
  • ECG app
  • Electrical and optical heart sensors
  • and more

Comes in several colors. 

FREE one day shipping for Amazon Prime Members

Beard Kits for Men -  Do you have a special man in your life that has a beard and would love a beard kit? Look no further--here is an assortment that you will love! Be sure to also check out these funny beardaments that made me laugh!

Favorite picks -  Beard Grooming & Trimming Kit, Beard Care Kit, Beard Grooming Growth Kit

Discount - Amazon Prime members get FREE shipping!

Papa The Man, The Myth, The Legend - 

This mug makes a unique and original for your dad, grandpa, husband or friend! Awesome present for Father's Day, birthday, Mother's Day, Christmas gift and any occasion, or just without any special reason, to show some love to PAPA!

You can also find these in shirts too!

Blue Light Blocker Anti-Eye Strain for Eyeglasses for Computers & Devices

Prolonged exposure to blue light will cause eye fatigue, blurred vision and headache, just with our computer glasses, you will notice a difference in a few days. Because the glasses block the most harmful blue light from computer, phone and TV.

Keep a pair in each of your need reading area, or share one to your friend or family, economical and convenient. Best gift sure to parents, friends, senior and yourself.

Goat Milk Red Rose Soap- Goat milk Handmade Soap bar with Rose Essential Oils - Organic and All Natural. Experience divine moisture with this special mix of Goat milk, Shea butter, coconut oil, natural glycerin, and other natural oils. You will enjoy the light English Rose fragrance and essential oils.

Price - $5.66

Discount - FREE 2 Day shipping for Amazon Prime Members

Air Fryer  *Family Size *

  • HEALTHIER FRIED FOOD: Dash deluxe air fryer uses air crisp technology (instead of oil) to help reduce added fat by 70-80%, without sacrificing the flavor of your fried food (no more residual smell hours after you’ve eaten)
  • 6 QUART CAPACITY: The PERFECT appliance for picky eaters, large families, entertaining, or those who have busy schedules. 6qt basket is larger, and makes an abundance of appetizers, desserts, chicken wings, french fries, even baked goods, and all within minutes of setting the timer - it couldn’t be easier!

Free One Day Shipping for Amazon Prime Members

Stocking Stuffers - find stocking stuffers for your whole family!

Favorite picks - Stocking stuffers for childrenBible themed stuffers and Giftcards for everyone

Discount - Many items are FREE one day shipping for Prime Members

Cinemood Portable Theater  -CREATE YOUR OWN MOVIE THEATER ANYWHERE YOU GO! 0.5lb, 3” portable, smart mini projector is kid-friendly, with easy directional button controls. It creates up to 12-feet projection in a darker environment.No connection to computer or wall outlet is needed.
  • EDUCATIONAL DISNEY CONTENT INCLUDED.Digital library includes 40 Disney e-books and 25 short safety videos and cartoons (does NOT include full-length Disney movies). Also, enjoy 75+ episodes of other fun cartoons, more endearing e-books, and shadow puppets.
  • A WORLD OF CONTENT AT YOUR FINGERTIP. Access and stream Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, AmebaTV, YouTube, and YouTube Kids directly from the CINEMOOD menu screen. Download Netflix or Amazon Prime Videos directly on CINEMOOD to enjoy anywhere, without WiFi.
FREE one day shipping for Amazon Prime Members!

"If You Can Read This Bring Me Coffee" Socks

Great Funny/Gag gift!

Just $10.45 for two pairs.

You can also get Bring me Bacon, Bring Me Tacos, Bring Me Tea socks and more.

FREE 2 DAY SHIPPING for Amazon Prime Members

Coffee Warmer - Do you or a loved one has the problem of always forgetting their coffee throughout the day resulting in a cold mug of java? Problem solved--these coffee warmers will save the day!

They are also great for tea, cocoa, and anything you'd like to keep warm!

FREE one day shipping for Amazon Prime members.

You can find other styles HERE.

  • Pop, tilt, wrap, prop, collapse, grip, Repeat - PopSockets are great for enhancing the grip and capabilities of your phone.
  • Secure grips for texting, calling, photos, and selfies - compatible with all smartphones and tablets.
  • Collapsible grip provides a secure hold for easier texting, calling, photos, and selfies.
  • Expandable stand to watch videos, take group photos, FaceTime, and Skype handsfree.

Find more pop sockets HERE.

Chatbooks - Get pretty family photobooks from pictures on your phone and even get a photobook subscription for e 60 pictures posted on your camera roll, Facebook, or Instagram.  The cover designs are beautiful! Choose from hard or softcover

They also offer other products such as printed photos, accessories, cards & gift cards. 

Papa Bear and Mama Bear (and family) Shirts 

They have one for:

Mama Bear
Papa Bear
Brother Bear
Sister Bear
Little Sister Bear and 
Baby Bear 

Check out Papa Shark and Mama Shark shirts too!

Flat Top Gas Griddle (on sale right now!)

  • Easy assembly, and quick ignition button. 
  • Griddle top is easily removable
  • Four independently controlled burners with low to high temperature settings provide versatile cooking options

Or try to add on to your stovetop indoors!

Giftcards galore- When you can't think of a perfect gift, let them pick it out for themselves! 

There are so many to choose from -- Old Navy, GameStop, Gap, JC Penney, Justice, American Eagle, Uber, Itunes, Airbnb, Cabelas, Best Buy, Ulta, and more!

View a list of them HERE!

Names of Jesus Ornaments 

  • set includes 24 ornaments with a different name of the Savior with a Bible reference to that name
  • This item is Manufactured in the United States
  • Rustic Burnt edges Ready to hang with Jute Loop for hanging Ornament comes pre installed
  • Each Ornament is approx 2.5" tall and 4" wide
  • High Quality Craftsmanship

You can find similar faith ornaments HERE.

Trust the Training  - Becoming Women of the Word Who Encourage People by Julie Colvin

"Trust the Training is a discipleship study for all women in any stage of their walk with Christ. The goal through this study is to grow in knowledge of the Word, grow in confidence in the calling God has given you and grow in your skills to share the truth of the gospel with others."

Julie is a minister's wife and mom of three. 

You can find her encouraging book HERE.

Amazon Holiday Toy List - Find everything and anything here for boys and girls!

Favorite Picks - Mom PicksKid PicksFamily NightRetro

Discount - Many items discounted plus Free Two Day Shipping with Amazon Prime

Price Range -   $2.99+

Godiva Chocolate Gift Box

Are you a chocolate lover or know someone who is? You can't go wrong with Godiva. There are so many types of chocolates and truffles to choose from!

Free one day shipping for Amazon Prime Members. 

View all the chocolatey goodness HERE.

  • Covers are expertly printed on high quality, washable fabric and feature a zipper opening on the reverse for a finished appearance and to allow easy insertion and removal of a pillow insert.
  • These pillow covers look right at home anywhere, whether it’s on a sofa, chair, or bed.
  • Each one is a generous 18 inch x 18 inch and will add a touch of charm to any room.
  • Come in different fonts

Home Decor & Wooden Signs by Dayspring - Is a Christian store that has beautiful encouragement for your home and as gifts. 

Favorite picks - Holiday decor, Holiday cards, Bible Journaling, and more

Discount - Free shipping on orders over $50

You can find them HERE.

Thank you for shopping our Wise Woman Christmas Guide of 2019

and for supporting many Christian businesses
during the holiday season!

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