Here are top Christmas gift ideas for your pastor or preacher.
Christmas is a time for spiritual renewal but it is also a time to express appreciation for kindness shown throughout the year. Pastors and preachers are hardworking people.
As a pastor’s wife, I can tell you that pastors are the last people who would ever suggest that you get them a Christmas gift. In fact, they will be the first to tell you that they don’t have a job, they have a calling and that they serve joyfully.
This is true. But, it is also true that a thank you gesture is rarely out of order. We can all use a lift from time to time. After all, who among us doesn’t want to feel appreciated now and then? What better time of year to express this appreciation than by giving a Christmas gift to your pastor?
The gift need not be elaborate or expensive. It just needs to be heartfelt. There are also some things that you should not get for your pastor. If you are looking for top Christmas gift ideas for pastors this list will get you started on ideas.
Top Gifts for Pastors or Preachers Idea #1
This is almost always a thoughtful gift. The pastor can use it for pictures of church activities that were taken throughout the year, for family photos or for pictures of the last mission trip.
Top Gifts for Pastors or Preachers Idea #2
Pastors use these too. They come in handy for personal devotions and for sermon ideas.
Top Gifts for Pastors or Preachers Idea #3
Pastors who keep up with the news can deliver sermons that are more relevant to congregational life. Online media sources are good but don’t provide the coverage of local events that a newspaper does.
Top Gifts for Pastors or Preachers Idea #4
Cards for gas, Wal-Mart, restaurants are sure to be used during the year. Even a fast food gift card can provide a meal for the pastor when he or she gets caught out at lunchtime between visits. No amount is too small to be welcomed.
Top Gifts for Pastors or Preachers Idea #5
The pastor’s car takes a beating. All the mileage adds up in wear and tear on the vehicle. A gift card for an oil change is a nice touch.
Top Gifts for Pastors or Preachers Idea #6
Notes, letters or Emails.
These cost only a stamp and paper. People seldom take the time to let the pastor know he or she is appreciated in a meaningful way. A positive letter or email makes a terrific Christmas gift.
Top Gifts for Pastors or Preachers Idea #7
Forever Postage Stamps
These are a great gift for all of the letters that the pastor has to write for official church business and cards to shut-ins or the elderly.
Top Gifts for Pastors or Preachers Idea #8
These are great for meetings, errands and life.