A Small Business Christmas Gift Guide for the Wellness-minded Catholic

This year, Pietra Fitness wanted to share with you some of our favorite small Catholic businesses to help you find the perfect gift for your loved ones...

Health & Wellness
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November 14, 2022

The most wonderful time of the year will soon arrive! And with it, of course, comes the annual holiday shopping.

This year, Pietra Fitness wanted to share with you some of our favorite small Catholic businesses to help you find the perfect gift for your loved ones (or for yourself)-- gifts that encourage and inspire a healthier and holier life.

Plus, many of these businesses were kind enough to share a special discount code with the Pietra Fitness Community.

Gifts for Nutrition

Veritas Fitness Meal Prep Program

Nutrition plays a vital role in your health and fitness journey. Owner of Veritas Fitness and a certified health coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Kim Brockway offers a weekly meal prep program that makes eating nutritious foods easy, delicious, and affordable.

Each month you will receive four meal plans with five meals each, a guide to prepping each meal plan, grocery lists, bonus recipes and resources, and more! You can sign up for this membership program for 1 month, 3 months, or 12 months and are available in both physical or digital copies.

Sign up (yourself or a friend) for 25% off any membership using the code CHRISTMAS22.

Holy Granola

Granola makes an excellent breakfast or pre-work snack; it provides your body with essential protein, vitamins, and long lasting energy. The only thing better? Eating granola that supports a monastery.

“Holy Granola” is made Benedictine Monks and would make a delicious stocking stuffer or grab bag gift. This tasty treat consists of all natural ingredients and will stay fresh in their bag for 2-3 months.

Sacred Heart Tea Company

The Sacred Heart Tea Company sells luxury loose leaf teas based on the lives of the saints. This family-owned business invites you to moments of simplicity and peace through a cup of their delicious high-quality tea.

Tea also provides a healthier alternative to coffee, ensures adequate hydration, and offers a variety of benefits for your body depending on the type of tea. Sacred Heart tea blends like the Saint Augustine blend would make an effective pre- and post-workout drink.

Use PIETRAFITNESS10 is good for 10% off each item ordered. Good through December 15th, 2022

Gifts to Beautify Your Space

Corda Candles

The husband and wife team at Corda Candles creates handcrafted candles with scents inspired by the saints and our Catholic faith.

Unlike many candles on the market today, Corda Candles are free of toxins, pesticides, and GMOs. Each candle is made from all-natural coconut wax and its fragrance comes from safe essential or natural oils. Corda Candles bring faith into ordinary, everyday moments.

Use the code PIETRA15 for 15% off your order, through December 31.

Mother & Home Market

Mother & Home is a worldwide community of women seeking to live for Christ and faithfully living out their vocations both in and out of the home. In addition, the Mother & Home Market curates theologically-rich, heirloom-quality goods and gifts for Catholic families from over 30 small Catholic businesses.

Find a gift that will bring beauty and light to any space from the Mother & Home Market. Use the code PIETRA10 for the Pietra Fitness Community to receive 10% off their order until 12/31.

Gifts to Wear During Your Workout

Totally Catholic Tees

Totally Catholic Tees has been in the t-shirt business for almost 30 years (founded in 1993). This family owned and operated business provides quality Catholic tees for everyone to wear and share in The New Evangelization.

They now offer athletic tees and tank tops that will not only provide you comfort during your workout but will also serve as a reminder of your Catholic faith.

You can use the codes ADVENT22 for 30% off during 11/25-11/28 and CHRISTMAS22 for 15% off storewide 12/2-12/13.

Sock Religious

Sock Religious offers fun and faith-inspired socks, apparel, and accessories. Grab a pair of socks (perhaps with one of these athletic saints on it) or a sticker for your water bottle to inspire and motivate your workout. Check out their full collection of products here.

Gifts to Encourage Healthy Living

The Sunshine Principle

In The Sunshine Principle: A Radically Simple Guide To Natural Catholic Healing, author and Pietra Fitness Instructor-in-Training Melody Lyons shares her own story of healing, as well as practical guides to natural healing and wellness as a Catholic.

The Sunshine Principle helps you approach natural health care without falling into the errors of New Age earth and body worship, and embrace God’s plan for wholeness. It’s a must read for people who want to become healthier in body, mind, and spirit.

Pietra Fitness' DVD and/or Gift Subscription

Give the gift of a faith-centered fitness program with Pietra Fitness DVDs or a subscription to our Pietra Fitness Online Studio. Each Pietra Fitness class combines strengthening exercises and Christian prayer, allowing you to glorify God through your body.

Along with branded workout apparel and accessories, the Pietra Fitness shop also offers workout DVDs for every fitness level and gift subscriptions for 3-month or 1 year access to our online studio.

Use the code ADVENT2022 to receive 20% off everything in our shop until December 31st.

Gifts to Help You Feel Your Best After Your Workout

Rooted for Good Skincare

The importance of good skincare goes beyond your appearance. As your largest organ, the health of your skin affects your overall health so having an intentional skincare routine, especially in the cold weather months, is essential.

Rooted for Good Skincare sells and hand makes all natural skincare and essential oil products to help keep your skin and body healthy and beautiful.

This Soak Scrub Gift Bundle which includes soothing bath soaks, a revitalizing sugar scrub, and fresh-scented handmade soap will help your body wind down after a workout.

Ten percent of every sale goes to help those in need in developing countries! So not only is it good for you, it’s good for others too. Use the code Pietra15 for 15% off your order from Rooted for Good Skincare.

Meghan Ashley Styling

As Temples of the Holy Spirit, how we adorn our bodies is just as important as what we put in it and how we use it which is why you need clothes that help you feel beautiful.

Catholic Stylist Meghan Ashley wants to help you build a wardrobe that inspires confidence. She offers video Styling Sessions, texting for style advice, and handpicked recommendations from your closet to Style Club members, as well as a Personal Style Analysis to help you figure out and execute your best style.

Meghan has even written a book, The Catholic Wardrobe: Musings from a Personal Stylist. It is a practical guide to transform your closet filled with the beauty and tradition from our rich culture as Catholic woman.

Use the discount code PIETRA at checkout to receive 15% off Club Membership OR the Personal Style Analysis Guide.

Gifts for Active + Faithful Families

The Catholic Woodworker

The Catholic Woodworker creates beautiful and durable gifts that equip families for spiritual battle. Their crucifixes and home altars will adorn your space and serve as visuals for meditation during times of prayer, and their wood and paracord rosaries would make unique gifts, particularly for the men in your life.

Outrageous Mom

Seeing a need in the Catholic marketplace for unique gift items, OutrageousMom created beautiful Marian scarves, dolls, home and baby items that the whole family will love.

All of the Mary scarves are a devotion to Our Lady, placing the wearer under her mantle. It also gives added protection with a Miraculous Medal sewn on the hem of each design. The hand-knitted dolls and rattles, as well as bibs and blankets will inspire a love in your children for the Holy Family in even the youngest children.

Shop OutrageousMom on Etsy using the code PIETRASHOP15 for 15% off from 11/14 through Black Friday.

Pietra Fitness Kids!

Pietra Fitness offers faith-based fitness classes for kids grades K-8 through our online studio and physical resources to be used in school or at home.

When a family joins the Pietra Fitness Online Studio, you’ll not only gain access to our entire collection of classes, your kids will also gain access to Pietra Fitness KIDS classes. Like other Pietra Fitness classes, Pietra Fitness KIDS combines Christian meditation and physical exercise to help children calm their minds, relieve stress, improve their flexibility, balance, and strength,  and most importantly, increase their faith.

Sign up for your 14 day free trial here.

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