It’s December! Christmas shopping has begun in earnest, but you need look no further than City Harvest Church’s bookstore, The Ink Room (TIR).
As the season of Christmas approaches, there is so much to be thankful for: our spouses, our children, our family, our friends. Let’s never forget the real Reason for this season: the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ—the ultimate gift of love from Father God.
Christmas is a time for giving. If you are looking for inspiring and unique gifts to bless your loved ones this season, you will be spoilt for choice at The Ink Room. Shopping at TIR is like uncovering hidden gems—there are gifts for everyone on your list!
BABIES & TODDLERS
Let’s start with the youngest recipient(s) in your life—brace yourself for too much cuteness.
Check out these super adorable unisex rompers aptly themed “Fruit of the Spirit”. Of course, there are 12 plump and juicy “fruits” to choose from. Also, get ready to fall in love with the “Breakfast Edition”, another series of “egg-ceedingly” cute rompers. These come in newborn to 12 month sizes.
TIR also features many other kawaii gifts such as a smiley cloud pillow with a Bible verse on the back. Giving this may may upgrade your status to Favourite Auntie or Uncle this holiday season.
As a child, you might have played many rounds of the popular card game Old Maid. Check out Old Man, which shares the same game rules as Old Maid but with a spiritual spin. A cast of 24 Bible characters is brought to life with beautifully illustrated, jumbo-sized cards that are easy for young kids to hold.
The collection of classic children’s books The Berenstain Bears at TIR will make great gifts for children from 4 to 8. In These books feature a family of grizzly bears who learn a moral or safety-related lesson in each story.
TIR also carries a variety of Bibles with unique covers—featuring themes from Precious Moments to superheroes—which will make heartfelt gifts that will be treasured for a long time. We especially love the My Purse Bible—it looks like any ordinary purse with a dainty handle but open it and—surprise!—it’s actually a gorgeous Bible. Talk about style!
As a 15-year-old writer-cum-“treasure hunter” for this listicle, my eyes automatically landed on the Manga Bible comics, and I can’t keep my hands off them. What a find! It’s a sure-win gift for any Manga fan.
Another thing that caught my eye was the “Keep Calm & Trust God Cards”. These should come in handy when your teenager needs to draw daily inspirations or pass around an encouraging message to their peers. I also love the unique bank shaped like a Nordic house. It is a reminder to me that to keep my house sturdy: I need to not only save in order to spend, but I also need to give and share. These gifts are just bursting with positive vibes!
DADS & MUMS
Looking for a gift to bless a parent? TIR offers a wide collection of books for parenting at every level—whether it’s for a seasoned parent of teenagers or new parents. A book that caught my eye is Bible Answers For Parents Of Curious Kids, which helps parents guide their children to know and understand God’s Word. It provides answers to some questions parents may find hard to answer. Also, check out this Passport 2 Purity getaway kit too. It’s a guide for parents to help their teens navigate through their faith and the challenges they may face in their daily lives.
We also love the Scripture Memory Game. This game comprises 50 flash cards which are great for travel or a family game night.
GRANDPAS & GRANDMAS
Time to earn some brownie points! Check out these beautiful wall murals featuring Pray, Bless, and Peace which will surely bring a smile to your Granny’s or Grampy’s face. TIR also carries a range of Christian crosses, wall decorations and wooden signs bearing meaningful messages.
My favourite gift in this category is this super giant print reference Bible which will make a perfect gift for my gram. It’s a good size to carry around and she won’t have to squint to read it.
FRIENDS AND CELL GROUP MATES
There are so many gifts to choose from to celebrate F.R.I.E.N.D.S! Our top picks for cell group leaders and cell group friends? This collection of attractive Kapp tote bags, coin purses, envelope wallets, and cosmetic pouches. Grab a gift card and complete your gift with a handwritten message. Be sure to pen down your words of appreciation or bless them with your favourite Bible verse!
COLLEAGUES & BOSSES
It can be tough trying to find worthy stocking stuffers for the nice people in your office. Fear not: TIR carries a wide range of humorous cards, magnets, eco mugs for that daily cup of coffee or cup, and much more. Your thoughtful gift will be received with smiles and gratitude all around.
Looking for a gift for your better half? We love Day Brighteners—5 Love Languages by DaySpring. Inspirational Day Brighteners are undated flip calendars, packed with daily wisdom, affirmations, and Scriptures just for you or your spouse.
We also love these Prophetic Art pieces (5 x 7 inches) that speak volumes and inspire love!
Last but not least, we know how hard it is to find a nice gift for a brother, so we’re including this bonus category. Fret not if you picked a male Santee! TIR comes to the rescue with Kapp’s wide selection of T-shirts for our God-fearing men. We love this chequered waist pouch/bum bag too. Or bring a smile to his face and get him a “Huat” mat—huat man doesn’t welcome some huat in his life?
Friendly warning! Put on your shopping shoes and GO! As with all good things, these items are likely to get snapped up real fast. So get your shopping list ready and pop by TIR soon!