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Personal gifts for pastors that show them how important they are to the church and your community

. 5 min read . Written by Gabrielle Clarke
Personal gifts for pastors that show them how important they are to the church and your community

I am sure if you are an active church goer then your pastor is probably a really important person in your life. Not only are they your spiritual guide but they are there for you whenever you need help, lending an ear and guidance. Though pastors definitely do not do it for the recognition, it is really nice to treat them sometimes. They put their heart and sole into helping their parishioners and sometimes we want to give a little back to them.

The following gifts have all been selected as spiritual gifts that can be given to your pastor to say thank you for all they do. A lot of them are based off of Bible scripture and are handcrafted by equally devoted followers as you. Any of these gifts will be warmly received by your pastor who will be touched that you thought of them and wanted to show how much you appreciate their hard work.

Best value gifts for pastors

These gifts are all under $20 making them ideal for saying a little thank you for the dedication of your pastor.

Inspirational Scripture Stones


Inscribed with Bible passages with 6 different scriptures from Proverbs 18:10, Galatians 5:22, Matthew 6:33, 1 Peter 5:7, Proverbs 3:5, ephesians 4:32, these polished river stones are a delightful gift to give your pastor.

They could place them all together or use them as decorations separately. They look particularly special if used as part of a water fountain. Your pastor will certainly be familiar with these passages and these polished stones will serve as a reminder to them throughout the day of the words of the Bible.

With God All Things Possible Matthew Sailboat Figurine


If you are searching for a subtle gift to give your pastor, then this sailboat figurine inscribed with the words of the book of Matthew upon it makes for a wonderful gift. Show how much you appreciate their love and support by gifting them this sailboat figurine.

Particularly if you live in a seaside parish, this sailboat themed Biblical inspired gift will be well appreciated by your pastor who will enjoy receiving religiously themed gifts.

Mid-range gifts for pastors

Every gift in this section has been chosen as the perfect gift for a pastor priced between $20-$40.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me Keepsake


An important sentiment from the Bible is inscribed across this glass paperweight. If you are looking to buy a gift for your pastor, then this keepsake will surely be placed proudly upon their parish office in the church.

Made from strengthened glass that has been laser cut to show a passage from Philippians 4:13, this paperweight will demonstrate how much your pastor means to you and how much their work and dedication is recognised.

Stone Pedestal Table Top Decoration


Carved from three pieces of stone in the form of a heart with a cross placed at the centre, this religiously themed table top decoration could be placed proudly in the home of any Christian believer. Particularly suited if you are buying a gift for your pastor, the design of this sculpture is calming and inspiring.

Why not buy this as a gift of appreciation for your pastor and his wife so that they can be reminded about how important their work is to their parishioners. They work so hard day after day without asking for thanks but that doesn't mean that you can't show them what they mean to you by gifting them this pedestal.

Something special: high-end gifts for pastors

In the final section of our gift list for pastors you will find gifts priced over $40 that represent gifts that would be ideal for marking special occasions.

Prayer Journal


A pastor must spend a lot of time in prayer and reflection, thinking how best they can help their parishioners and the people in their lives. If you are searching for the ideal gift to give your pastor to mark a special occasion then this leather bound prayer journal will be well received.

Inscribed with a passage from the Bible and finished with brass clasps, this is truly a beautiful item. It will certainly become a well loved item by your pastor who can use it to jot down sermon ideas and moments of inspiration.

Jesse Tree Ornament


Completely hand cut and hand painted, these delightful ornaments represent a whole host of different Bible stories from Noah's Ark to the birth of Jesus. If you would like to buy a present for your pastor that can also be used in the church then this nativity ornament selection is a brilliant option.

Made from one complete tree, you can see the slices of the wood on each ornament. Accompanying the ornaments is the book, Unwrapping the Greatest Gift, which is a bestseller and a must read with Christian children.

Large wall cross with crucifix and rose


This large wall cross with crucifix and rose would hold pride of place in a Christian home. If you are searching for a gift for your pastor to show them how much you appreciate their work and dedication, then this is a stunning present.

Made from brass and created in Ukraine by dedicated Christians it is a hand made item that celebrates the glory of God and reminds us all about the death of Christ. The picture does not do justice to the quality of this item that when seen in person is stunningly striking. This gift is ideal for marking a celebration for your pastor.

Whatever gift you choose from this list of gifts will be well received by your pastor. These people never think about themselves and spend their whole lives dedicating to worshipping God and helping their parishioners. That is why it is so important to show them what they are doing is of vital importance by gifting them a gift for a pastor. Material goods should not be desired but that doesn't mean that they have to forgo them completely. Show how much they mean to you with one of the gifts above.