As a productivity aficionado, I test out a lot of different gadgets, tools, and devices to help me save time and work more efficiently. But the following list contains the tools that I feel give me the most bang for my buck and therefore would make great gifts for the productive Christian in your life.
Also, disclosure: all of these are Amazon affiliate links, which means if you purchase through them I may receive a small commission at no additional charge to you.
I’ve picked several options at different price points. So, hopefully, there’s something in here for every budget.
I love marking up my Bible.
It helps me capture my understanding of the text right there on the page. So next time I come across it I can quickly reorient myself to what the passage means. Plus, it makes you look super spiritual when you flop open your color-coded Bible next to people in church.
(That last part was a joke).
I’ve been using Zebrite Bible highlighters for years because they don’t bleed through the thin Bible pages, and they have both thin and thick tips on every marker.
This kit includes everything you need to start marking your up Bible:
- 4 colors of Zebrite highlighters
- Black 0.1mm anti-bleedthrough pen for writing in the margins
- 6″ transparent ruler for making straight lines
The kit is just $9.99 on Amazon right now. It could make a nice Christmas gift or even a stocking stuffer.
Coming in at $99, this next pick is on the more expensive side. So only get this for someone you really love.
I’ve had a Logitech MX Master 3 for a couple of years now, and it is hands-down the best mouse I’ve ever owned. It genuinely makes me more productive.
- Works on all operating systems
- Can be paired over bluetooth 3 separate devices
- Ergonomic design
- Buttons can be programmed for specific apps (e.g. one-click mute on Zoom, changing brush sizes in Photoshop, etc.)
- It’s pretty
This is the Cadillac of productivity mouses. And I’d buy it again in a heartbeat.
Here’s a gift almost anyone will love, but especially the coffee-addicted, productive Christian in your life.
My YETI faithfully keeps my coffee warm all day. And the magnetic slider keeps me from spilling it everywhere.
A nice bonus about these I feel like no one ever mentions is they are super easy to clean. I have other tumblers that are just absolutely disgusting because you can’t get to the nooks and crannies to clean them. Everything comes apart on the YETI so you can wash it all.
I own several different versions of these, but I like the 20oz best because it’s just big enough and it fits in the cupholder in my car.
At around $30, the 20oz YETI Tumbler is my middle-priced pick for this list.
Here’s another cheap yet super practical productivity gift.
These Fellowes Wire Study Stands are just $6.99. I’ve owned several of these since 2013 and still use them every week.
What makes these so awesome:
- Prop up a book or Bible at a comfortable reading angle
- They fold completely flat, so you can store them in a drawer when not in use
- If you Bullet Journal this is a great way to keep an eye on your tasks all day
- Set your iPad or tablet on it. My wife has used mine to look at recipes on the iPad while she’s cooking.
Here’s another gift idea on the pricier side of the spectrum, the Kindle Paperwhite.
Personally, I prefer reading physical books. But I find myself reading a lot more on my Kindle because it’s just so much easier to cart around, especially when traveling.
Kim got me a Paperwhite a few years ago and I love having the subtle backlight when reading at night. It makes it so much easier to wind down without having to have a bunch of lights on in the room.
Amazon is running some great Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals right now. So it’s a good time to snag one of these.
By the way, a nice way to upgrade this gift is a Kindle Unlimited plan. It lets you read a ton of great books for just $9.99 a month. I’ve used the service for over a year and have found the selection very much worth the price.
Alright, that’s the list! Let me know in the comments what your go-to productivity gifts are (because I’ve still got some shopping to do).