It’s easy for women to start feeling isolated and discouraged in this journey of life, so from time to time it’s important to call for a temporary retreat – a time to rejuvenate and help them see that they are not alone and to encourage one another in their Christian faith.
The most important aspects of any Christian retreat are prayer and the Word of God. But if you are considering a women’s retreat for the ladies of your church, there are small touches that can build on those foundations. Including special experiences
or gifts can reinforce the idea that someone cares about each woman and the value of her place in the community of faith.
Think about some of the following religious gift ideas for your upcoming Women’s Retreat:
1. Coffee mug
A mug makes a nice gift, especially if it has a scripture verse that will be highlighted during the Retreat. The mug can be given empty or you can fill it with tea bags, mini coffee pouches, a chocolate- coated spoon or any number of wonderful treats.
Whether you’ll be focusing on a particular book of the Bible or another devotional book, help ladies mark their place with a gift just for them.
3. Devotional book
Speaking of devotional books, these always make a great gift and are the natural outflow of a women’s retreat. Quiet time spent together can be followed by quiet time spent alone with Christ.
4. Personal Care Gifts
Gifts that go home and make a woman feel pampered will, in a way, extend her Retreat experience. Giving gifts like scented shower scrub, scented soaps and hand creams will help your ladies think about their time together over and over again.
5. A daily planner/calendar
You have planned a time of retreat, but the women you want to encourage will need to re-engage the world very soon. Give them a small calendar and challenge them to schedule in time with the Lord and with other believing women in order to stay strong.
If your ministry from the Word includes an epistle (which is really a letter) why not give women a small packet of stationary? Encourage your ladies to help one another through faith-building letters to one another.
7. Highlighter pens
You have prayed and God has given you (through your speaker) words from His Word that will fill your women with courage and hope. These words deserve to be underlined and highlighted as God’s battle cry to their weary souls.
These are just a few suggestions. Many of the religious gift ideas mentioned here can be purchased at The Printery House where gifts are created with great care. Visit them online soon and see what gift ideas you come up with.