I wasn’t sure what subheading to stick this under, but I have a good friend who has become a Dominican brother recently (old friends, we went to uni together) Anyway I have at times traditionally given him small gifts at his birthday or Christmas like a book or something funny (a gag gift.) you know, something small that could go in the mail.
Anyway I was thinking about this year and think, well what could a Dominican need/use, what is an appropriate Christmas gift? Like after all these years I feel like sending him a fun mystery novel to read would seem… Unserious… But maybe I should just treat him as i always have? Or should I get him something more Catholic? Or maybe even more practical, like a gift card to a book store (Dominicans don’t exactly have tons of spending money, right?)
So lemme just cut to the chase. What’s a good gift for a new friar?