Alternative Christmas Market (you do NOT need to set up an account to place your order)

For 29 years, our Alternative Christmas Market has reclaimed the Christmas story by offering an alternative to the consumer frenzy that has taken over the Christmas season.  The story is simple:  God loves the world and He gave.

Shop with all your HEART!

What symbol best sums up the Christmas season? A tree? A star?  How about a HEART?         

Standing above all the decorations and celebrations of the holiday is the simple message: God has a heart for the world! Most every kid in Sunday School learns the key Christmas verse: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him will have everlasting life.”

The inspiration of Christmas rings loud and clear: every human being, and really every creature and eco-system, has a place in God’s heart of love. He treasures each and every one, and He longs for each to know the fullness of life that comes through the life, death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus. God so loved that He gave. He has a heart for the world, a heart that came to earth with hands that fed the hungry and healed the sick, hands that lifted people up who had been beaten down.

That’s the heart of Christmas, and it is the heart of our Alternative Christmas Market. In this catalogue you’ll meet mission partners all over the world who are the hands and feet of Jesus today, extending life-giving opportunities to thousands of people and thousands of square miles of God’s creation. Here you’ll find Christmas gifts that will warm the hearts of those on your gift list while at the same time uplifting the lives of people and creatures who are on the heart of God.

So shop with your heart!

Wishing you and yours a HEART filled Christmas.

Tom Theriault

Outreach Pastor

Solana Beach Presbyterian Church



There are no internal fees or administrative costs withheld from your donation.  100% of your gift is passed on to the charities you choose.

Alternative Christmas Gift Stores

Latin America
Food, Water & Shelter
Health & Health Care
Trauma Recovery