While many businesses have gone paperless, swapping out snail mail for online retail, Christmas catalogs remain a nostalgic means to create a Christmas wish list and buy gifts and holiday decor. There are a surprising number of retailers that still offer printed Christmas catalogs you can have mailed to your home. A perfect way to spend a holiday evening is curled up in front of a crackling fire, mug of cocoa in one hand, Christmas catalog in the other.
Specialty Christmas Catalogs
If you're looking for holiday catalogs dripping in Christmas cheer, there are several options, from ones that focus specifically on ornaments to those that offer all kinds of Christmas items, from ornaments and stockings to lights and Christmas decor. Check out these catalogs from retailers that specialize in Christmas items - no matter the time of the year.
Bronner's World's Largest Christmas Store
The Bronner's catalog has tons of Christmas items to choose from. It features things like dozens of different personalized ornaments and stockings, themed ornaments, Christmas window and tabletop decor, nativity scenes, indoor/outdoor Christmas decorations, and Christmas figurines. They offer their full catalog for free and you can request it via email sign-up, print order form, or phone.
Evangeline's Specialties features beautiful Christmas decor and Christmas lighting. Options include lighted stars, Christmas trees, angels, religious scenes, wreaths, reindeer, and more. They also offer Christmas-themed banners, outdoor decor for homes and businesses, wreaths, pop-up Christmas trees, animated lights, and lots of outdoor decor and yard lighting. They even have yard arches and life-size nativity sets! You can order a print catalog by filling out a form on their website, but the catalog does cost just a bit ($3.85, to be precise).
Old World Christmas
Old World Christmas specializes in pretty blown glass Christmas ornaments. These are available in hundreds of different themes and styles so that you can get the perfect ornaments for your home and everyone on your list. You can request a catalog from some Christmas stores, such as Christmas in Prescott, by email or by filling out an online form. However, be aware that this popular catalog usually runs out very quickly. It's so popular that it comes out in the March before Christmas! Visit the Old World Christmas website to view ornaments online or to get a printable version of their collector's ornaments.
Vermont Christmas Catalog
The Vermont Christmas Catalog features Advent calendars and other Advent items, plus nativity sets, cards, puzzles, wreaths, holiday candy, and more. They guarantee their products, and you can return any item other than candy Advent calendars and custom goods within 30 days. You can request a calendar via the form on their website.
Balsam Hill specializes in artificial trees, Christmas decor, garland, and wreaths. In addition, they have a beautiful selection of Christmas decorations, such as snow globes, collectible Christmas figures, tree decor and lighting, yard decorations, and candles. The company focuses on high-quality, realistic-looking decor to make your home perfect for the holidays. Fill out the Balsam Hill Catalog request form on their website to automatically receive their Christmas catalog by mail at the beginning of the holiday season.
Christmas Catalogs With Gifts That Benefit Charities
If you're looking for a way to give gifts or celebrate the season in a way that gives back, these Christmas charity catalogs might be just what you want. After all, the best gift is the one that keeps on giving.
Servv is a unique retailer that specializes in fair trade home decor, jewelry, and gifts. The holiday edition catalog includes a handy gift guide, featuring all of Servv's best ornaments, nativity sets, candles, table decor, throw pillows, holiday wall decor, and more. Fill out the Servv catalog form request to have it mailed to your home for free.
St. Jude Holiday Gift Book
Request the St. Jude Holiday Gift Book online for gifts that make a difference. Find items like holiday pajamas, kids' apparel, toys and plush, ornaments inspired by patient art, Christmas home decor, mugs, throws, and kitchen items.
World Wildlife Fund
The World Wildlife Fund catalog has holiday gifts that support their mission to help endangered animals and champion global conservation efforts. The catalog features dozens of symbolic adoptions for different species. When you adopt one of the animals, you'll get an adorable plush representing it (sizes vary based on gift levels). Request the catalog online by filling out their digital form.
The Samaritan's Purse catalog features gifts that support the Samaritan's Purse mission of helping people around the world under a Christian message. It's a nondenominational Christian organization and its holiday catalog includes gifts that you can donate, such as livestock or hospital renovation needs, that help people across the globe. If you're looking for a gift to give that hard-to-buy-for loved-one, consider donating one of these memorable gifts in their name.
Christmas Catalogs for Home Items and Gifts
As soon as you put away those Thanksgiving leftovers, it's time to break out the decorations and deck the halls with boughs of holly. Turn to catalogs to find great items to get your home ready for the holidays, or to find gift ideas for the decorators in your life.
Crate and Barrel
Crate and Barrel offers monthly catalogs. Their holiday catalog features lots of great items like tree and mantel decor, holiday kitchen items, items for holiday entertaining and baking, and festive Christmas gifts for kids and adults. Fill out the Crate and Barrel catalog request to begin receiving catalogs.
Neiman Marcus Christmas Book
The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book costs $15, but this hefty catalog is brimming with holiday home items and exciting Christmas gifts, from elegant stocking stuffers to unique designer gifts. Get everything from metallic holiday placemats to a giant mechanical reindeer. They begin sending out the catalog in the fall, so be sure not to miss your sign-up window. Once the catalog sells out, you do have the option to download it from their website for free.
Check out the LTD Commodities holiday catalog for home gifts, decor, toys, pet items, bed and bath gifts, kitchen goods, and much more. The catalog also boasts indoor and outdoor holiday decorations and hundreds of special deal items at low prices. The company is focused on providing quality items at affordable prices, so it's a good option if you have a long list of items to buy but are on a limited budget.
The Lakeside Collection
The Christmas Catalog from Lakeside Collection highlights gifts, home decor, outdoor products, pet gifts, and tree trimmings. They're also focused on quality and value and even offer personalized items. They send out monthly catalogs, so sign up at any time, and you'll be on the mailing list for the holiday edition.
Request Miles Kimball catalogs to shop for cards, home decor, seasonal holiday items, kitchen goods, home products, hobby items, books, and gifts for kids and adults. They have three catalog options, so choose to get one or all three. The regular catalogs will feature a holiday version with a host of different items to browse or request the Miles Christmas Cards catalog or the Candy Shoppe catalog.
Carol Wright Gifts
The Carol Wright Gifts holiday catalog includes housewares, clothing, health, and beauty products. It includes As Seen on TV gifts and outdoor and auto items, too. The company was established in 1972 and has been a leader in catalog shopping (though you can now shop online as well), so it's a great one to turn to. It comes out in the fall, so you have plenty of time to shop for presents before the holiday rush sets in.
Harriet Carter Gifts
Harriet Carter Gifts is also a great source for gifts. It's well known for its As Seen on TV items and Christmas/holiday decor. Fill out the Harriet Carter Gifts catalog request online (you can take a sneak peek at the PDF catalog if you can't wait to get it by mail) to get your holiday copy. Since Harriet Carter was originally a mail-order business established in 1958, it still offers an extensive catalog to shop through as well as online shopping to browse.
Land's End is known for its quality apparel, home decor, promotional items, and more. They regularly send out catalogs, so complete the Land's End request form to be on the list in time for their Christmas edition. You can choose from the regular catalog, plus size, men's, kids, home, school, or business outfitters. Depending on which one you subscribe to, you'll easily find items like Christmas family pajamas, cozy throw blankets, warm winter coats and boots, and even items for your pets.
Midnight Velvet focuses on fashion and decor, offering an array of home goods, clothing, jewelry, and more. The Midnight Velvet holiday catalog edition includes a gift guide and items like special occasion dresses and suits. Sign up online to receive the print catalog.
Country Christmas Catalogs
Whether you live life in the country, have a farm, homestead, or are just one of the many people who love rustic, country-inspired decor, you have many options for country Christmas catalogs to choose from.
Piper Classics is a popular country decor retailer. Naturally, you'll find the Christmas catalog filled with home goods and seasonal decor in country styles, such as curtains, quilts, rugs, kitchen and bath, holiday table items, calendars, cards, and garland. You can request a Piper Classic print catalog online, and they also send out seasonal flyers on occasion. They offer one standard catalog and one Christmas catalog per year.
Lehman's store specializes in farm and garden, hearth, and household products. You can get the Lehman's print catalog for free if you're willing to wait 8-10 weeks or pay $2 shipping to get it between 7-10 business days. You can request a catalog by contact form or phone. Once you get your catalog, you can browse for items from their Christmas store for stuff related to cookware, toys, stockings, food gifts, and gifts for those who love the outdoors.
The Vermont Country Store
The Vermont Country store's been offering functional and unique country-themed products for over seven decades. Their Christmas store includes holiday tableware, holiday sleepwear, apparel, slippers, bedding, outwear, rustic bath and body products, candles, and country food gifts. Request the Vermont Christmas catalog online (their print curtain catalog is also available via request).
Country Door sells farmhouse and country home goods, furniture, and decor. The Country Door holiday catalog has country seasonal decor, holiday bedding, throw pillows, wreaths, serving dishes, ornaments, and many other country Christmas items. Fill out the catalog request form on their website.
Plow and Hearth
Plow and Hearth's original retail location in Virginia has grown to over 25 locations plus an online store. You can get the Plow and Hearth print catalog for the holidays by putting your information on their request page. Their Holiday Shop includes hearthside gifts, yard and garden items, artificial trees, throw pillows and rugs, ornaments, and rustic indoor and outdoor decor.
Catalogs for Christmas Novelties, Crafts, and Party Supplies
When the holiday's getting down to the wire, it's a great idea to find catalogs that offer fun novelty items, crafts, favors, party supplies, and more for your Christmas celebrations. Your holiday entertaining will be brought up to a whole new level with holiday decor that you can purchase directly from a catalog, and without any of the stress of braving those Christmas crowds.
Oriental Trading is well known for its crafts and novelties. The Oriental Trading holiday catalog options include their regular Christmas catalog, a holiday craft catalog, a holiday party catalog, and a faith-focused holiday catalog. You'll find items for parties, crafts, decor, stocking stuffers, and lots of other fun products to celebrate the season with. Just click on which catalogs you want to get in the mail.
If you are into crafts or stamping or have someone on your gift list who is, you'll want to request the Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog. It's filled with stamps, kits, and gift ideas perfect for craft lovers or can help you mark cards and decor for the holidays.
Fun Express is an online party supply and novelty store, but they also offer a print catalog. Request a Fun Express catalog to shop for items like holiday candy, crafts, party tableware, gift bags, stocking stuffers, ornaments, and other holiday surprises. Find seasonal items that'll help you throw the perfect holiday party or gathering.
Christmas Catalogs for Edible Gifts
When all else fails, edible gifts make for a great present for everyone on your Christmas list. No one will be disappointed with a holiday treat that they can eat, and you can order early or last minute with these culinary catalogs.
Swiss Colony is a gourmet food brand that offers Christmas food gifts ranging from cakes and desserts to nuts and gourmet meats and cheeses. They also offer sugar-free and gluten-free foods. They've been in business since 1926, so you can feel confident that requesting the Swiss Colony Christmas catalog to make Christmas gift orders from is going to be a super smooth process.
Peterson Nut Holiday Catalog
If you have a nut-lover on your Christmas list, you may want to request the Peterson Nut Holiday Catalog. They specialize in all things nutty and provide perfect gifts for coworkers, neighbors, church members, and other friends who love themselves some nuts.
The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg
Another option for people who love nuts is The Peanut Shop. The Peanut Shop holiday catalog features holiday peanut gifts like salted nuts, candied peanuts, seasoned nuts, chocolate peanuts, etc. Holiday tins, towers, baskets, and sets are also available.
Who doesn't have a sweet tooth around the holidays? The Gardner's Candies Christmas catalog includes melt-aways, chocolate assortments, chocolate barks, chocolate-covered cherries, nut candies, and caramels, among other treats. Request the catalog online or by phone.
Sarris Candies' holiday catalog features chocolate assortments, nut gifts, chocolate-covered pretzels, cookies, wrapped candies, candy bars, and cute-shaped chocolates that look like Santas or Christmas trees. They have sugar-free varieties, too. Request the catalog by phone or on their website.
If you're interested in browsing gourmet food gifts, consider requesting the Hickory Farms catalog this season. There's something for everyone, from gourmet steaks, meats, and cheeses to sweet treats and candies. Wine, fruit, and other gift baskets are other options. Fill out their online form to be added to the mailing list.
The Old Mill
Old Mill Foods is unique in that it focuses on food gifts from the Great Smoky Mountain Region. Request the The Old Mill Foods catalog to browse items like Christmas pickles, syrups, baking mixes, breads, jams, and pies. Make the request online via their form or by phone.
Christmas Toy Catalogs
Christmas toys are a staple during the holiday season! All kids love waking up on Christmas morning to open an exciting present from Santa (or mom or dad). These catalogs can help you complete your holiday toy shopping in one go.
The Toy Network
The Toy Network has a holiday toy catalog you can request in print. You'll find fun items like Christmas hats, stockings, novelty jewelry, Christmas squishies, toy clip-ons, whistles, small toy gifts, and more. Find ideas for lots of great stocking stuffers for all the kids on your list.
LEGO Holiday Catalog
The LEGO Preholiday catalog has loads of great toy ideas for LEGO lovers and LEGO newbies alike. There are tons of options for boys, girls, and even older LEGO fans. Fill out the form (you'll need to have cookies enabled) and get this fun catalog.
American Girl Dolls have been a coveted Christmas gift by children for decades. Get the American Girl Catalog and browse dolls, accessories, and books for your little one to make their Christmas dreams come true.
Fat Brain Toys
Fat Brain Toys features lots of fun and educational toys that will help children play, learn, and express their creativity. Request the Fat Brain Toys catalog to find items like play treehouses, sensory toys, baby toys, towers, learning wagons, mini-trampolines, puzzles, and much more.
Giving loved ones personalized gifts over the holidays is an excellent way to show them that you care. The hardest part of gifting something unique and personalized is to remember to get that order made in time to make it home for Christmas - so these holiday catalogs are a great way to beat the December shipping rush long before the leaves start to change.
An option for gifts, home, and holiday decor with many personalized items is Lillian Vernon. Fill out the catalog request form on the Lillian Vernon website to get it mailed for free. Find items like customized stockings and Christmas decor, plus lots of personalized items for the home like cutting boards, coasters, signs, table runners, and photo gifts. They also have a good selection of non-personalized items for Christmas decorating, the home, and gift-giving like toys and kitchenware.
If you're looking for personalized gifts, Christmas decor, home products, and ornaments, get a copy of the Personal Creations catalog. Options include useful, stylish items like mugs, doormats, trays, beverage holders, stepping stools, and picture frames, as well as Christmas-specific items.
Wrapping and Cards
Wrapping paper and cards are absolutely essential for the holiday season. Check out these catalogs to help you put the finishing touches on all of your holiday gifts so that you don't get stuck with that random roll of eye-watering wrapping paper left in the bin at the checkout.
Nashville Wraps has an assortment of holiday wrapping and packaging materials. Fill out the catalog request form to get it for free by mail. Find wrapping paper, bags, ribbon, tags, boxes, tissue, and more in dozens of fun prints and patterns, from traditional holiday styles to hunting themes and nativity styles.
Current holiday catalog includes greeting cards, stationery, Christmas decor, stocking stuffers, treat holders, and other Christmas accents. You can even find order letters from Santa and matching sticker sets.
Sometimes you need something out of the ordinary for a gift. Whether you're looking for something especially memorable or need a whacky present to add to your company's white elephant game, unique gifts are a must-have.
Uncommon goods is known for its unique gift items. Submit your Uncommon Goods catalog request, and in a few weeks, you can shop for items like unique artwork and artistic ornaments, make-your-own hot-sauce kits, specialty bamboo trays, musical wine glasses, therapy dough, recycled glass nightlights, handcrafted jewelry, or unusual games.
The Brecks Gifts catalog features flowers, plants, decorated trees, gifts, food, and more. If you have someone on your list who loves plants and flowers, they have plenty to choose from, including many different Amaryllis plants, house plants, miniature decorated trees, gardening gifts, greenery, and even unique club opportunities like Bulb of the Month.
If you're looking for innovative gifts, request the Sharper image catalog. Find gifts like personalized bobbleheads, sport-themed tree skirts, unique personal care products, high-tech auto and kitchen gifts, home comfort and care, cool electronic games for kids, and specialty home decor.
Requesting a Catalog
A simple way to get a print catalog is to visit the website for the retailer you would like a catalog from and fill out their catalog request forms. An online or mail-order purchase from a company offering a catalog will usually put you on the mailing list as well. You may be able to find a catalog in retail stores or sign up to receive one there. Checking out a catalog request clearinghouse like Catalogs.com is another option you can try.
Other Catalog Tips
With how easy online shopping is, catalog shopping's becoming a thing of the past. If you're still partial to flipping through physical pages, you want to keep the following in mind.
- Just like in the past, catalogs are great for creating wish lists. Mark the pages with your favorites, and leave them around the house for a not-so-subtle hint to your family.
- If you're giving someone a gift card, include a catalog, so they can have an instant look at the things they can purchase.
- Even if you prefer to browse through a catalog, most places also offer online purchasing, which can be faster and easier.
Flipping Through a Fun Tradition
Looking through Christmas catalogs is a longstanding and fun tradition. Many retailers continue to offer them despite the digital age we live in, letting us take a peek back into our childhoods with every turn of the page. So, take some time to enjoy flipping through a print catalog to get all the holiday items you need.