Eight Perfect Gift Ideas for Priests (Not Crucifix or Saint Statues)


Priests are one of a kind human beings who have devoted their life to our Creator. He is determined to preach the gospel and is goal oriented to make the human race’s existence to be a worthy one.

If you are very thankful for having your parish priest and would want to give a token of your gratitude but would like to skip on the usual religious gifts then stick around as we will give you more gift ideas to make your life easier.

Here are some gift ideas for priests!


Book of Catholic Jokes

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Everyone needs a laugh. Life maybe too hard especially for a priest. Imagine living a life in simplicity and shouldering the life of many and leading them towards the right path. The book of Catholic jokes would make the life of our dear priest a little easier by giving him some laughs and few giggles. This book contains clean jokes about the church people like deacon jokes, nun jokes, priest jokes, bishop jokes and even Pope jokes. The book contains 128 pages of fun which is written by a Catholic Deacon himself Tom Sheridan. This book is one of the bestselling books of 2015.


Gift Pen

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Being a faithful follower of Christ and a great preacher are the main qualities of our trusted priest. A simple thankful and appreciation for being dedicated on his work would do the trick but a little token wouldn’t hurt either. Priests also have paper works to sign to and since priests are living a life of poverty, writing letters are still their thing. If you would like to gift a simple memorabilia of appreciation, a gift pen would be a good idea. This gift pen comes with a bible verse too which makes it perfect for our dear priest. It is a 3 in 1 pen because it has a LED flashlight tip, stylus tip and of course the writing ink. The gift pen comes in a presentation box which makes it ready for instant gift giving.


Gift Card

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It may be difficult to find a gift for someone who has everything but it may be too difficult to find a gift for someone who made an ode to live his life in poverty to be an example for many. A priest may live a life full of simplicity and his feet is surely rooted on the ground but hey, he is still a human being and he may want to have some stuff for himself. Usually, people give religious gifts to a priest because they thought that these things are the only things that he needs or that he appreciates but we are certainly wrong. A priest may need some cash or something close to it to buy some items that he likes but since priests are not allowed to receive money then this gift card might just do the trick. And most of all it could be delivered instantly though email too. You can customize this gift card with your very own design, message and amount to be given. To top it off, this gift never expires.


Travel Holy Water Sprinkler

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The life of a priest is never bounded in the church alone. He also travels and go around to give blessings and more. Our most trusted priest would highly appreciate this next gift idea. Since a dear priest is also on the go, his item should also be ready and travel friendly just like this travel holy water sprinkler. This reservoir is not only for holy water but there’s also a space for the holy oil. The amount of holy water and holy oil that comes out is just right. The sprinkler is made from nickel plated brass which measures 4 and ¾ inches in length.


Funny Priest Cap

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We have our full trust on our beloved priest because of his integrity and great faithfulness to the Lord. No wonder, we take his suggestions and take his advice seriously. If you would like to give a gift to a dear priest and would like to give him some giggles too why not gift this funny cap made especially for a priest. This cap is made from 100% polyester foam front and 100% nylon mesh that would keep the wearer cool all through out. It has a special tag line of “trust me, I’m a priest” and comes in 11 different colors to choose from. You can customize the design as you please. The cap is adjustable from 17 inches to 24 which makes it suitable for all. This cap could certainly rock father’s casual wardrobe and complement his get up.


I Love My Priest Coffee Mug

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Coffee is such a good beverage to take to jumpstart the day. If you have a coffee junkie priest who loves to get his caffeine fix, a coffee mug is such a charming gift to give. This coffee mug is such a charmer for it has wonderful cover which says “I love my priest”. This coffee mug is made from strong ceramic and is microwave and dishwasher safe. The coffee mug comes in vibrant colors to choose from, better pick the priest’s favorite to make it a more pleasant present!


Father Knows Best Shirt

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A shirt may be an overrated gift for some but for me, gifting a shirt is not only practical but it’s also economical. A shirt is useful and can remind your giftee of your thoughtfulness over and over again. This shirt is made especially for our dear priest because as we could see the design says “father knows best” with a shadow picture of an ordained priest. This shirt is made from 100% fine jersey cotton and is very comfortable to wear. The size fits true to its size and can be washed in machine which makes cleaning it a breeze. Amaze father with your adornment and gift him this cool and comfy funny shirt for a change!


DIY Gift for Priest: Gift Basket

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Living a job that is difficult may wear out a person but imagine the life of a priest who lives his life in a vocation that only can be led by him. Priests do not get the compliments all the time especially for the small events that they do such as leading a church service and blessing an event. Just like a parent, the daily chores are given less praises but hey small things count too. You came across here because you are thankful for your parish priest and if you want to make your very own gift to achieve a personalized touch then try creating your very own. A gift basket is quite easy to prepare. You can make one by following the simple steps on Money Crashers. Start up by knowing what your dear priest likes most and collect those and put them together. You can finish this project in no time and give it your very own design! The more creative the better! Give all that you’ve got and you are on it, for sure.




About the Author

MacKenzie K

MacKenzie K

Hi! I am Kenzie and I'm the better half of Kit and the co-owner of Gift Canyon. I write some of the gifting ideas here, especially the ones that need a woman's opinion.



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