by Pine Cove Posted Nov 30, 2021
It’s hard to believe, but it’s officially time to release our fourth annual Christmas Gift Guide! We’ve got recommendations from our full-time staff, a few summer staff favorites, and plenty more seriously fun ideas thrown in as well. So whether you’re shopping for your child, your roommate, or your mom, we’ve got you covered! No matter what you decide to give your loved ones, the important thing to remember is the true reason we celebrate—the ultimate gift: Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
1. Seager Snapback Hats
Soft, stylish, and stripey, Seager hats are sure to be the head wear you’ll be seeing all across camp this summer! We love the timeless script as well as the uniqueness of the corduroy featured in this classic cap.
2. Madewell Headbands
Sometimes the name of the fashion game is “Minimal Effort.” And with a fun cloth headband, like the ones found at Madewell, you’ll definitely get maximum cuteness with minimal effort! Our girl staffers love these, and we know any gal on your Christmas list would too.
3. Goodr Sunglasses
Sunglasses falling off your face when you run, jump, or lean over the railing at the dock? A thing of the past once you have a pair of Goodr sunglasses! We love that these trendy glasses are sporty, colorful, AND seriously fun!
4. Blundstone Boots
If you’re on the hunt for a new pair of shoes you can dress up or dress down, you’ve got to check out Blundstone Boots! They’re comfortable, durable, water-resistant, and oh-so-versatile!
5. Pine Cove Ash Hoodie
Everyone knows you can’t get cozier than a Pine Cove sweatshirt, so we’re confident that you’re going to love our newest hoodie! It’s ash grey, it’s got a pouch pocket, it’ll go with everything—what more could you want? (New crewneck sweatshirts? Yep—we’ve got those too!)
1. Every Moment Holy
Our staff have raved about this collection of thoughtfully written liturgies meant to be prayed over even the most ordinary moments. From doing our laundry (Hey, Mom!) to wrestling with our grief, this book helps remind us of God’s purpose in every moment of the day.
2. ESV Illuminated Scripture Journals
These thin, portable scripture journals leave every other page open to creatively engage with and reflect on God’s Word. Perfect for art journaling, in-depth study, or sermon-note taking, you will not be disappointed with this beautiful collection.
3. “One Thing I Ask” 5-Year Prayer Journal
One thing we love is to be reminded of God’s faithfulness in our everyday lives. These beautiful line-a-day-style journals help you record and remember all the Lord has done by helping you jot down your prayers over a five-year period.
4. Frixion Erasable Pens
Yes, you read that right… these pens erase. We’ve found they are perfect for family calendars—give each member their own color!—that are constantly changing or for jotting down notes in class. Need to move an appointment or edit that sentence? Just use the built-in eraser and the ink disappears! Grab a label maker while you’re at it, because these pens have a tendency to “wander off.”
5. Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids
Looking for a way to engage with your kids, start a family devotional, and even expand your own passion for God? These 100 family-friendly devotionals encourage awe at God’s creativity by looking at His wondrous creation.
We’re obviously big fans of finding cool ways to commemorate events (Hi CQs, photo galleries, and highlight videos!), so we are big fans of Smallwoods! From wood frames to hanging canvases to photo ornaments, you’re sure to find the perfect way to capture your favorite family moments.
2. Pine Cove Sweatshirt Blankets
The coziest blankets you know are BACK, this time with all-new colors! Brighten up your couch, dorm room, or cabin bunk with a classic Pine Cove sweatshirt blanket that has all the comfiness you’re looking for.
3. UE Boom Speaker
We’re here to tell you from personal experience that in addition to being portable and having great sound, this cute little speaker is durable. Your toddler can drop it over and over and it’ll still be able to play you tons of cool tunes like “Camp is Here!”
4. Custom Tile Mats
We have two words for these custom tile mats: Seriously. Fun. Whether you’re spelling out “Pine Cove,” “I’m Alright,” or “Take a Seat,” it’s super easy to pop these tiles back out and rearrange them into a brand-new message!
5. Concrete Conversations
Everybody needs help coming up with questions and topics to bring up at the table sometimes. Enter Concrete Conversations, an amazing conversation tool that any family, friend group, or road trip crew will benefit from!
1. Porter Ceramic Mugs
Calling all coffee fan(atic)s! Ever think to yourself, (“Self”) “I think the taste of my freshly brewed Chemex coffee is being altered by my stainless steel tumbler”? These ceramic Porter mugs and insulated bottles will revolutionize your morning coffee commute.
2. The World’s Largest Gummy Bear
Standing at 9.5” tall and weighing in at a whopping 5 pounds, this seriously fun spin on the beloved gummy bear candy will bring the fun (and possible sugar crash) to your Christmas morning!
3. Pine Cove Pottery Mugs
Handmade by our friends at Black Oak Art in Waco, Texas, these beautiful Pine Cove pottery mugs are a must-have in our books. And we have just the thing to fill those cups to the brim…
4. Pine Cove Blend Coffee
That’s right… we have our very own coffee blend! The taste will bring you in, but the mission behind it will keep you coming back for more. Every purchase benefits our scholarship fund, allowing many children and families to come to camp and hear the Gospel message—some for the first time ever!
5. Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit
What could be better than chips and salsa (or “hot sauce,” depending on where you live)? Getting to concoct and perfect your very own flavor! This set is a total win for your budding next top chef, or even for the next family gathering.
1. DIY Polymer Clay Bead Bracelet Kit
If you’ve been around camp, you know that bracelets are not a new thing, but this DIY kit takes personalization to the next level! Your camper (or staffer!) will love this set and enjoy making bracelets for all their cabin or classmates!
One game our staff has loved for years now is Nertz. The only downside is the need for each player to have his or her own deck of cards that has to be different from the rest. This set is stacked with 12 differently-colored decks of cards and instantly brings the fun!
3. Paint By Sticker Books
This no-mess take on paint-by-number books comes in a variety of themes (fairytale, dinos, trucks, etc.) and is the perfect rainy-day or road-trip activity for your campers!
Looking for a game that’s quick to learn, easy to play, and engaging for the whole family? Look no further than Chameleon, a social deduction game where everyone knows the secret word except for the player holding the “chameleon” card.
5. Pickleball Set
Nothing says “professional” like showing up to the family camp pickleball tournament with your very own paddle set. No pickleball courts around? Take this set up to your local tennis courts and you’re good to go! Game. Set. Match!