Christ-Centered Christmas Gift Ideas

I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for creative and affordable Christmas gift ideas for teachers and co-workers, and I love it when I find one that keeps Christ at the center of Christmas.

Several years ago, my friend Tracie share the cutest idea using the word COCOA written on a gift tag and tied to a Christmas mug. It went something like this:

C is for CHRIST, the reason for Christmas!

O is for ORNAMENTS that decorate our tree and remind us to decorate our hearts and homes with God’s love.

C is for CELEBRATE as we give gifts and remember all God has given us.

O is for OVERJOYED! Instead of letting our hearts feel overwhelmed with the busy season, let’s choose to be overjoyed with the facts that Jesus was born.

A is to remind us that in the ABUNDANCE of holiday activities what we really need is the abundant life Jesus offers through a relationship with Him.

If you’d like to print this acronym and use it for a gift tag, click the image or link below to for a FREE Downloadable PDF with four tags on a page.

A Cup of Christmas Cocoa

Christmas Cocoa Tags- 4-page

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About Renee

Renee Swope is a Word-lover, story-teller, heart-encourager and grace-needer. She's also a wife, mom, friend, daughter and author of A Confident Heart, a Retailers Choice Award winning book that became a best-seller and has been published in six languages, with over 150,000 copies sold. Renee is speaks around the country at women's events and and serves on the writing team for DaySpring’s inCourage blog. For twenty years, Renee served in leadership at Proverbs 31 Ministries and as former co-host of the ministry's radio program, “Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee.


  1. Love this Cocoa idea! I can’t wait to see what else you plan to share. Thanks.

  2. Hear about this on the radio and just had to check it out. Love this! This is exactly the gift my friends will get this year. Thank you! ?

  3. This is a great idea to do with my kids

  4. I love this, Renee. What a great way to make a gift of cocoa mix extra special. Pinning it to use next Christmas. : )

  5. Nathaniel Dillard says:

    God bless you

  6. Love the cocoa idea! God bless you Renee! 😀

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