Gift Ideas for Priests

Wonderful Commemorative Gifts for Priest Ordination, Anniversary, Retirement, Leaving and as a Thank You , Birthday or Christmas Gift

All the personalized gifts featured here via Zazzle can also be edited for other clergy members including Nuns, Deacon, Pastor, Bishop etc.

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There are many occasions when you may wish to buy your Priest, Pastor or Deacon a gift such as Ordination, Anniversary of Ordination (Silver or Golden Jubilee), Retirement, Leaving as well as religious holidays, birthdays and as a thank you.

Featured here is a selection of Priest Gifts I’ve put together which your Priest will find practical and treasure as a valued commemorative keepsake.

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Personalized Priest Gifts

Priest Golden Jubilee 50th Personalized WatchBuying a gift for your Priest can be tricky when you know they receive so many at this time of year. Buying them something useful, commemorative and personalized is a good way to ensure your Priest knows how much thought you’ve put into the gift and how thankful you are for their services.
Gifts can be personalized via Print, Engraving, Handmade and Artisan.
Zazzle and Amazon have a good selection of Religious Catholic Christianity themed gifts suitable for Priests and other members of the Clergy including Minister, Pastor, Deacons and Nuns.
Priest Anniversary 15th 20th 25th 30th 40th 50th Ceramic Ornament

If you select one of the above pictured gifts, they can be edited for any clergy member and any occasion, years in service and so on.

Popular gifting occasions for Priests include congratulating them on being newly ordained, anniversary of ordination including milestone anniversaries, 10th, 15th 25th, 50th (Silver and Golden Jubilee) as well as Birthday, Seasonal Christian Holidays and as a Thank You.


Unique Gifts For Priests That Won’t Gather Dust

Priests receive many religious Priest Ordinationthemed gifts each year, including icons, religious art work and verses which they appreciate but which can accumulate.

I have read of one Priest who has many storage boxes filled with such gift items.

If you want your gift to be seen, enjoyed and not gathering dust in a dark closet, check out this list for inspiration.

I have my top 5 Gifts For Priest followed by Golden Anniversary of Ordination Gift Ideas and more.


  1. Personalized Journal For A Priest

Many Priests enjoy keeping a journal, details of sermons, important visits, ceremonies, favorite verses and so on. As such an attractive journal is a practical gift which will be enjoyed. If the journal is personalized with a name, inscription and so on, it has the added value of being a keepsake.

Gifts for Priests Cherrywood JournalCherrywood Journal

This stylish journal has been Handcrafted by artisans in America from cherry wood. It has a  natural beeswax finish that highlights the attractive woodgrain. It lies flat when open and has a generous 140 lined pages of archival cotton paper.

Personalization Information: The cover may be personalized with a name, personal message, date of celebration etc. If the gift is for a Priest’s Golden Jubilee for example you can add the date of ordination and the anniversary date.

Zazzle Personalized Journals

Priest - Anniversary of Ordination personalized Pocket Moleskine Notebook

Featured here is a notebook sized journal in moleskin.

You can edit the text template fields on this notebook, change the background color and add a different image if desired.

This notebook features an ornate Crucifix. It is waterproof and sturdy and is handmade in California.

2. Personalized Playing Cards

gift for priest personalized deck of cardsMany Priests enjoy a game of cards and as such a personalized deck is a great idea to commemorate a special occasion. The gift is functional, fun and makes a great keepsake!

You can add your own image to the front as well as editing the text template fields.

Add a special inscription to commemorate the occasion.

3. A Gift Card

Gift idea for priest gift cardA gift card may seem impersonal but it is a great way to allow your Priest to buy something he / she really wants or needs. They are always appreciated and are less impersonal than giving money.

The value varies and you can find something to fit your budget. These can be given via email or sent with a card.

4. Themed Gift Basket

Your Priest is sure to have a hobby. Perhaps it is golf, gardening, cooking? Whatever it is there  is gift basket to compliment it. Gift baskets are great as they often contain consumable items such as food and drink and as such they don’t take up space (which your Priest likes!).

If the gift basket is based on something your Priest is passionate about it doesn’t need to have a religious theme. Don’t forget Priests have a lot of religious themed gifts. Don’t be afraid to gift them something based on their other interests.

That said, for commemorating an ordination anniversary, a religious themed gift is appropriate.

5. Personalized Commemorative Watch

Priest Golden Jubilee Personalized Wrist WatchesZazzle has a wonderful range of watches which can be personalized by adding images, text and changing the background colors. Different styles, strap types are available. Featured here are a few religious themed watches which may suit a commemorative anniversary of ordination gift.

This is a great practical gift, stylish too!

Priest Golden Jubilee Personalized Wrist Watches 

Stained Glass Design Jigsaw Puzzle Priest Gift

Priest Ordination Anniversary Gift CustomStained Glass Window Jigsaw Puzzle personalized
with the Ordination Anniversary details of your Priest. A fun gift, unusual and a great keepsake!

The stained glass window offers a great challenge to fans of Jigsaw puzzles and there are more in this range.

Click on the images to view the full range of Priest Anniversary Gifts

The Priest Gifts featured on this page can in many cases be customized by changing the text or you can add a photo. In some cases you can also replace the photo /image with one of your own and change the background colors. You can edit the text to include the Priest’s name, date of ordination, number of years ordained and so on. Also featured here are more generic religious Christianity themed gifts including books, plaques and more. Personalized Rosary bead boxes are very popular as a Priest Gift.

Personalized Rosary Box Add Name, Occasion
Personalized Rosary Box Add Name, Occasion

Priest Gift Golden Jubilee Personalized Journal

Ordination congratulations Card

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Funny Gifts For Your Priest’s Birthday

Your Priest does have a sense of humor too, so don’t be afraid to buy something that is funny. Stay away though from controversial topics which he may find embarrassing. Other suitable gifts include gift certificates, other items related to his/her hobbies. If your Priest enjoys music (many do) an iPod, Musical CD or other music themed gift may be appreciated.

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