Personalized Gifts For Priests
Whether you're looking for a personalised gift for your Priest, something funny or something religious and commemorative, it's all here!
Gift Ideas For Your Priest - where to start
Check out this page to fast track Priest gift ideas or browse the site for details on more specific gifts for special occasions (ordination anniversaries , retirement, leaving the Parish etc.).
Priest Gift Giving Occasions
There are lots of occasions when you might want to buy your Priest a gift, these include:
- Priest that is newly ordained
- Priest Ordination Anniversary
- Priest Retirement
- Priest Leaving The Parish
- Priest Birthday
- Priest Christmas
- Priest thank you
- Get Well Priest
Things to consider when choosing a gift for your Priest
Depending on your budget you could buy something as simple and inexpensive (yet practical) as a personalized keychain (less than $5) which includes commemorative details as required for your gifting occasion. If you want something more substantial you could gift your Priest a personalized, commemorative watch. These are very popular for Priests, always useful and literally 'timeless'. A mid range priced gift would be a religious themed stained glass (print) wall clock with personalized details. View the full range of Priest Gift Ideas Here.
Considering the list above of Priest gift giving occasions you will want to choose something that fits that theme, need. For example a Priest Ordination Anniversary gift ideally reflects the number of years the Priest has been ordained, has text template fields to add his name, anniversary dates and a line of Bible scripture or verse as desired. A Priest retirement gift might differ slightly in that you wish to include details of the Parish, a personal message from the ministry and more. If the Priest is celebrating a birthday you may opt for a light-hearted humor gift such as a funny Priest mug or t-shirt.
3. InterestsPriests do have interests outside of the church and you might like to gift them something that compliments those interests and hobbies. Such gift ideas might include something as simple as a personalized deck of cards with a photo of one of the Priest's favored places of worship. Other interest themed idea include personalized golf club covers (if your Priest enjoys a round of golf). A customized jigsaw puzzle is a great idea for Priest's who enjoy puzzles. Zazzle (world's largest print on demand store) has a wide range of personalized gifts for various sports and activities from ping pong (table tennis) paddles to sportsbags. Any of these with your own custom spin would make a great gift idea for a busy Priest who enjoys his/her downtime.
Priest Gift Ideas
Let's take a look now at some Priest Gift Ideas for specific occasions
1. Gift Ideas For Newly Ordained Priests
This attractive plaque can be gifted to a newly ordained Priest to commemorate the occasion. It features various text template fields for you to add the required details. It also features the following which can also be replaced with scripture, verse of your choosing.
There are various other designs to choose from in the store HERE. Other decorative ornaments are text only with template fields to add special greeting, Bible verse or scripture etc.
2. Gifts ideas for the Anniversary of a Priests Ordination
- 10th year ordination anniversary
- 15th year ordination anniversary
- Silver Jubilee (25yrs)
- Coral (35yrs)
- Ruby (40yrs)
- Sapphire (45yrs)
- Emerald (55yrs)
- Golden (50yrs)
- Diamond (60yrs)
Priest Installation Gift Buying Guide
Installation gift options fall into three main categories:
2. Monetary / Gift Card
3. Practical / Personal
1 . Decorations and Ornaments
Where an item is ornamental or decorative keep it fairly small. A personalized oranament, plaque, piece of wall art with personalized details related to the installation is a good choice. Ensure the decorative aspects are elegant, minimalist and suited to the nature of the occasion.
2. Money/Gift cards
Some Priests may have a gift registry where they can register items they'd like or need. This is a good idea and saves multiple versions of the same gift option (which can happen) resulting in the gifts being returned, re-gifted or hidden away in storage.
3. Practical / Personalized Gifts
I have used these two gift themes together as with more and more products available with customizations, there is little you cannot buy that can't be personalized for your Priest in honor of their installation.
From personalized journals (they can record their thoughts, plan, note down favored Bible passages, verses) to personalized Priest themed stationery such as clipboard, stationery holder, desk name plate, door plaque and so on. Zazzle offers many practical Catholic themed gift options for Priests, all of which can be personalized. You can view some of them here.
You can buy wonderful leather bound Bibles from Amazon with personalisations. See below for those along with other personalized Gifts for Priests that are suitable to give for installation.