As we begin to turn our sights on the Christmas season – and recover from the barrage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday emails that have wreaked havoc on our inboxes – many of us find ourselves in a familiar position: behind on our Christmas shopping. Now, to be clear, at Faith Driven Consumer™ (FDC), we believe that Christmas is about the birth of the Savior of the world in the person of Jesus Christ. And we simultaneously lament the overshadowing of this sacred holiday by commercialism and an obsession with buying and receiving stuff.
Indeed, as Christians, there is much to critique and be wary of concerning our participation with America’s consumeristic culture around Christmas. However, if we keep our focus on the proverbial reason for the season, there is nothing wrong with giving and receiving gifts to and from our loved ones this Christmas. So, with that in mind, FDC wants to enable you to Purchase with Purpose™ this holiday season.
Below, you will find various gift ideas or store recommendations that may help your Christmas shopping. More importantly, we have curated these selections specifically for you in two different categories. First, you will find a selection of businesses/services that are available on the FDC Marketplace. (If you have not yet signed up to become a Marketplace Member, you can do so here.) With these offers, you will be able to save money on discounted products and services from major brands, while also making a difference. If you’d like to know more about how we/you can make an impact through using the FDC Marketplace, click here to read this blog.
Second, you will find a list of brands that are Faith Compatible. The Faith Equality Index is our database of over one-thousand different businesses and brands and includes evaluations on how compatible the brands’ corporate actions are with our values as Faith Driven Consumers. As you consider where to spend your dollars and which businesses to support this Christmas season, we hope you will check out the recommendations below. And if you want to see more, head on over to our FEI and start exploring today!
FDC Marketplace Deals
Click here to find deals below.
- Find big savings on electronics including Samsung and Apple products
- Save money on purchases from 1-800-Flowers
- Get 20% off on sports apparel and fan gear from Fanatics.com
- Save 10% on purchases from Cost Plus World Market
- Get Free Shipping or get steep discounts in select departments at Target.com
- Receive 15% off your order when you spend $100 at Kohl’s.
Faith Compatible Brands and Stores
Click here to find out their FEI scores.
- Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s
- Cost Plus World Market
- Hobby Lobby
- Lowe’s Home Improvement
- Sunglass Hut
- A Bank and Men’s Wearhouse
… and so many more!
Don’t see your favorite store or brand listed? Search the FEI or let us know if not found. We hope the advent season is off to a wonderful start for you and your family!