Holiday Gift Guide: Faith & Values

MARIA ST. LOUIS-SANCHEZ Updated: December 16, 2012 at 12:00 am • Published: December 16, 2012

If you want to give a special, personalized gift this holiday season, look for something that appeals to the recipient’s spiritual side.

From educational religious items for kids to study Bibles and spiritual retreats, local stores have the perfect soul-filling gifts.

See this slide show of photos and descriptions for ideas.

Here are three other possibilities:

Spiritual retreat
Instead of a traditional gift, loved ones might appreciate time away to think and reflect.
Several Buddhist and meditative retreats are given each year at the Shambhala Mountain Center at Red Feather Lakes. Also check out the Heart of God hermitage in Woodland Park, which offers personal or guided retreats.
Prices vary, ShambhalaMountain.org, HeartofGodHermitage.com

Guided meditation CD
If your loved one is working through some tough times or is looking for a way to relax, a guided meditation CD may be a good first stop. CDs are available for a variety of needs — spiritual journeys, healing, love and serenity
$15-$20, Celebrate Metaphysical Center, Barnes and Noble

Vinci Tab II
This kid-friendly tablet is designed to take abuse but still be able to provide educational, and religious, programming for kids. The version sold at Family Christian stores comes pre-programmed with “Veggie Tales” movies, Christian video games and Christian radio stations.
Info: $169-$199 depending on size, Family Christian Stores

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