Pastors are such a blessing in your life. Your pastor leads your congregation with moving sermons each week, caters to those in your church who need extra help, and leads bible study to lead others closer to God. If your pastor has gone above and beyond to help you or others in his congregation, you might want to surprise him with something special. While gifts are certainly welcome, they are never necessary to say thanks to your pastor. A simple “Thank you” is all that’s necessary to show your gratitude. On the other hand, a physical gift to show your appreciation can go a long way.
How to Choose a Gift Idea for a Pastor
If you’re unsure what to get your pastor, we’ve got you covered. Consider a pastor-themed gift, such as a sweatshirt or a coffee mug, that lets everyone know about his greatest calling in life. Or, think about a gift featuring a piece of meaningful scripture, such as a throw pillow or wall art. Choose a piece of scripture that’s specifically meaningful to you or your congregation. Alternatively, you could consider a gift that goes along with his likes or interests. After all, he’s more than a pastor and has hobbies outside the church.
You can also choose to get your pastor a food gift. If you aren’t quite sure about your pastor’s interest, you can be sure he’ll enjoy something tasty to enjoy. He can also share the gift with the other church staff. Consider one of our Edible Arrangements® or a gift basket with a variety of tasty treats he can indulge in.
Top 10 Gift Ideas for Pastors
Don’t spend all your time searching for the perfect gift for your pastor. Turn to our list of the top ten gift ideas for pastors below for ideas and inspiration:
1. Chocolate Dipped Indulgence Platter
This platter comes with enough dipped fruit that he can share it with his whole family. It includes apple slices, pineapple daisies, and strawberries, all dipped in decadent semisweet chocolate.
Doves are the symbol of peace and happiness. Choose this arrangement filled with dove-shaped pineapple topped with white chocolate, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, strawberries, and so much more.
3. Pastor Definition Print Appreciation Day Plaque
Surprise him with this plaque that includes his name and a list of qualities that make a truly great pastor, such as being a spiritual overseer and faithful servant of Christ. It comes in your choice of white or marble and includes an optional stand.
4. Scripture Sign Come to me All Who Are Weary
Featuring a special bible verse from Matthew 11:28 in a beautiful script font, this professionally printed sign comes in a solid wood frame in your choice of finish. He can hang it over his desk at church or at his home.
5. Personalized Pastor Sweatshirt
This sweatshirt lets everyone know that his passion and calling lie in being a pastor. Made of 100% cotton for softness and durability, it comes in your choice of 15 colors and comes personalized with her name.
6. Christian Art Gifts Classic Journal
This faux leather brown journal features a bible verse from Jeremiah 29:1 in a beautiful debossed text. It includes 336 lined pages that are gold gilt-edged and an attached ribbon page marker so he can always find his page.
This mug comes with the phrase, “A truly great pastor is hard to find, difficult to part with, and impossible to forget.” It features a pewter grey exterior and lettering with gold metallic trim.
8. Bless This Driver Personalized Cross Keychain
Constructed of pewter and steel, this key chain has an engraved cross on the bottom. You can personalize it with any three-lined phrase of your choice and your pastor’s name at the bottom.
9. 20oz Faux Leather Tumbler Mug
Featuring a bible verse from John 3:16, this tumbler will quickly become his favorite travel mug. It features a synthetic leather wrap for a comfortable and safe grip and a snug-fitting lid to help prevent spills.
With an embroidered scripture verse from Psalm 136, this pillow features a colorful floral pattern. It makes a great addition to any sofa or a bench and serves as a gentle reminder to give thanks to the Lord for everything.
Surprise your pastor with a thank you gift, letting him know how much you appreciate how much he does for you and the rest of the congregation. These gift ideas can help point you in the right direction when you’re unsure which gift to choose.