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Great Gift Finds On Black Friday

CC Photo courtesy of theNerdPatrol via Flickr
CC Photo courtesy of theNerdPatrol via Flickr

Looking for that unique gift idea? Something no one else will give? Or a gift for the person that has everything?

Single Matters has put together a small list of things you may like to buy for your loved ones this Christmas season. How did we find these links? They are friends of Single Matters or recommended to us by friends. Basically, we tried to find you a variety of things from people who don’t have advertising budgets. It’s our way of giving back.

Single Matters does not make any kind of affiliate commission on recommending these products. We just want to spread the cheer of the Christmas season. And support the work God is doing creatively in His sons and daughters.

For single parents or for the aunt or uncle that wants to bless their nieces and nephews:

Truth in the Tinsel is a fun Advent devotional for families. Each day, you read a portion of Scripture and make an ornament to go along with the Scripture. After 24 days, you’ve counted down to Christmas and learned the Christmas Story from the prophecies in Isaiah to the manger to the cross! 

Click here to visit Truth in the Tinsel.

If you want to help fight sex trafficking, check out these beautiful hand-made throw blankets, coverlets and Christmas stockings. 


The Kantha blanket by Hand and Cloth: six layers of vintage saris sewn together by a kantha stitch. The story of the kantha blanket begins with the sari vendors in Bangladesh. Kitchenware peddlers by day, they travel to rich women’s homes to trade cooking pots and spoons for old saris. At night the kitchenware peddlers become sari vendors, spreading their wares in deserted markets and dimly lit alleys.

Traditionally the poor woman’s craft. Every mother teaches her daughter the kantha stitch and how to make her stitches small and straight. Every little girl, in turn, becomes a mother and makes kantha blankets for her children to keep them warm. No mother dreams that her daughter will suffer poverty and exploitation; yet many women and girls in Bangladesh are highly vulnerable to exploitation where sex trafficking is prevalent without access to dignified work.

When you purchase products from Hand & Cloth, you are protecting women in Bangladesh by providing dignified work. Through our vendors, the women are paid fair salaries and are able to send their children to school.

Click here to visit Hand And Cloth.

Sometimes the best gift is one that you give and not receive. 


Upendo Village is a ministry working to give life and hope to Kenyans living with AIDS. Many of the children are raised by their grandmothers because their parents have died of HIV. This small community is making an eternal impact in the lives of these kids and families.

You can give to help with nutrition, give a goat, chicken, solar oven, solar lantern, mosquito net or help start a small business through the micro fund. Their child sponsorship program is more costly than others but they don’t have major donors covering costs like others do. You can help a child by sponsoring them at about $69 a month. When we asked what their greatest need was right now they said it’s nutrition.

Click here to visit their Etsy store and purchase jewelry to help the women support their families.

Click here to visit Upendo Village. 

Handmade products are rare these days – but we have a link for you!

crochet collage

Stacey Daze Crochet sells handmade crochet scarves. She offers a variety of styles and colors. We’ve seen them in person and up close and they are beautiful! She also has two items under $10 which would make a perfect stocking stuffer: the Kuzi cuff, and One in a Million brooch.

Discover God’s compassion through this devotional.


This 21-day devotional is written from personal experience and a deep study of God’s word. Edith shares real life experiences that deepen our understanding of pain and healing. She invites readers to embrace life’s lessons, dark or bright, and reflect on their relationship with God, self, and others.

In these pages you will find hope, encouragement, and comfort. You will experience the Compassionate Healer – Jesus! He comforts those in distress. He heals the sick. He sets the captives free! The heart of Jesus takes action! You can begin walking with Him right where you are. Be encouraged. You do not have to do this thing called life alone. Together we can process our pain and embrace life’s lessons.

Click here to purchase Compassionate Healer: Embracing Life in the Arms of Christ

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