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Gift ideas for Christian leaders.

Updated on October 16, 2012

Several gifts are appropriate for a Pastor.

Probably the most common gift is a restaurant gift card. There are many meaningful gifts. A personalized gift that is dated or an item that has all his family's names on it. I'll give you several gift ideas that meant a lot to us the 20 years that we were Pastors in our community.

My favorite gift every year was a jar of macadamia nuts with a bow would be beside our door a few days before Christmas. It happened every year for probably 12 years, as I had mentioned one time in a group setting that they were my favorite snack.

If you're going to buy someone a very personal meaningful item, you have to listen to them in conversation and pick up on what their interests are.

Online Gift Cards are always appropriate.

Whether your minister is looking for worship songs, a certain book for his Kindle or a Bible study journal, this gift will definitely be appropriate and used right away. $50 Gift Card in a Black Gift Box (Holiday Globe Card Design) $50 Gift Card in a Black Gift Box (Holiday Globe Card Design)

I'm not sure the general public realizes how many unique and common everyday items can be purchased on Amazon. Go see for yourself. Setting up an account is easy. Many people already have one.


Restaurant Gift Cards

That is not a lame idea. It isn't a duplicate gift. No matter how many your minister receives they will be used. Throughout the year he/she will be entertaining guest ministries, attending meetings out of town and treating his own family to special weekends or nights out. This will help.

Applebee's Gift Card
Applebee's Gift Card

There is a major variety of restaurant gift cards on Amazon. Click on the picture of the Applebees card and simply search your, or your minister's favorite, and order using PayPal or a credit card. What a great gift idea, really for anyone on your list, well maybe not the children on your list, although I have to admit, our 4 year old granddaughter loves Applebees dates with her Grandpa.


Christian magazine subscription.


There are several Christian based magazines. A subscription to one of them would be a gift all year long.


Pastor Appreciation Video by Pastor's Adult Children

Christian Leaders and Pastors like reading about leaders. - Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos has become quite the trending ...

Christian Leader. Christians who declare their faith while doing their best at their career are rare. Usually the money, fame and pressures of unbelievers and media cause a Christian to water down their profession of faith. Tim Tebow's book, "Through My Eyes" is a sweet read about his passion and drive for his current successes. And about his faith.

Through My Eyes
Through My Eyes

Great read. Sweet spirit. This young man is non-stop, winning, learning and superior wisdom about life, giving credit to his savior, Jesus Christ.


Classic non-fiction or biographical books.

CS Lewis not only wrote the classic The Chronicles of Naria, but he also wrote many non-fiction books. His more popular books include Mere Christianity, Miracles, The Problem of Pain, and The Weight of Glory. See my review of the Weight of Glory here.

The Complete C.S. Lewis Signature Classics
The Complete C.S. Lewis Signature Classics

I've read a lot of his works, probably 90%. My absolute favorite is The Weight of Glory. That's why I wrote the book review.


Does your Pastor or Christian Leader like football?

A Tim Tebow Jersey may be appropriate.

Amazon Spotlight Personal Review - Christian Booksellers Association top selling books.

Top 30 in Christian Living category. Nearing Home by Billy Graham, is #5 on the top 50 list by the Christian Booksellers Assoc.

Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well
Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well

Or you could find a book on this list, 2011 Best Seller List for Christian Booksellers Association from Christian Living. Number in parenthesis shows current rate on the top 50 list.

1 (1) The Resolution for Men Stephen Kendrick & Alex Kendrick, B&H Publishing Group, p, 9781433671227

2 (4) The Resolution for Women Priscilla Shirer, B&H Publishing Group, p, 9781433674013

3 (5) Nearing Home Billy Graham, Thomas Nelson, c, 9780849948329

4 (6) Crazy Love Francis Chan & Danae Yankoski, David C Cook, p, 9781434768513

5 (7) Radical David Platt, Multnomah (WaterBrook), p, 9781601422217

6 (9) I Never Thought I'd See the Day David Jeremiah, FaithWords (Hachette), c, 9780446565950

7 (10) Not a Fan Kyle Idleman, Zondervan, p, 9780310331933

8 (14) Beautiful Outlaw John Eldredge, FaithWords (Hachette), c, 9780892960880

9 (15) God's Story Your Story Max Lucado, Zondervan, c, 9780310294030

10 (21) One Thousand Gifts Ann Voskamp, Zondervan, c, 9780310321910

11 (22) Erasing Hell Francis Chan & Preston Sprinkle, David C Cook, p, 9780781407250

12 (23) The 5 Love Languages Gary Chapman, Moody, p, 9780802473158

13 (24) Courageous Living ichael Catt, B&H Publishing Group, p, 9781433671210

14 (28) Radical Together David Platt, Multnomah (WaterBrook), p, 9781601423726

15 (30) Forgotten God Francis Chan & Danae Yankoski, David C Cook, p, 9781434767950

16 (31) Love and Respect Emerson Eggerichs, Thomas Nelson, c, 9781591451877

17 (32) Made to Crave Lysa TerKeurst, Zondervan, p, 9780310293262

18 (33) Living Beyond Your Feelings Joyce Meyer, FaithWords (Hachette), c, 9780446538527

19 (34) So Long, Insecurity Beth Moore, Tyndale, c, 9781414334721

20 (38) The Well M ark Hall & Tim Luke, Zondervan, p, 9780310293330

21 (41) Every Day a Friday Joel Osteen, FaithWords (Hachette), c, 9780892969913

22 (45) EntreLeadership Dave Ramsey, Howard (Simon & Schuster), c, 9781451617856

23 (46) Boundaries Henry Cloud & John Townsend, Zondervan, p, 9780310247456

24 Have a New Teenager By Friday Kevin Leman, Revell (Baker), c, 9780800720216

25 The Power of a Praying Wife Stormie Omartian, Harvest House, p, 9780736919241

26 eThe Power of a Praying Wife Devotional Stormie Omartian, Harvest House, p, 9780736926928

27 Expecting to See Jesus Anne Graham Lotz, Zondervan, p, 9780310333852

28 The Total Money Makeover Dave Ramsey, Thomas Nelson, c, 9781595550781

29 Captivating John Eldredge & Stasi Eldredge, Thomas Nelson, p, 9781400200382

30 The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children Stormie Omartian, Harvest House, p, 9780736920865


Kindle or Kindle Fire

If your small group is wanting to buy Pastor a gift, here's a great gift idea.

Kindle Fire.

Post your ideas here in this comment section and I'll add it to this article.

You are welcome to add more items to the list.

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