Christmas Gifts for Your Preacher

Here’s a short list of gifts for people who may want to do something nice for their preacher. This is not a hint, just trying to be helpful to my Brothers in the field and help spread good cheer around the church building as well as the house.

  • Books. Always a winner. Just pick a good one.
  • Gift cards. Restaurant gift cards are good. Barnes and Noble, etc., are good.
  • Go in with some others and get him an e-reader. I recommend the Kindle, but the Nook and Sony Reader are also good choices.
  • Tickets. To a show, green fees for golf, to a ballgame.
  • Do something nice (any of the above) for his wife. It will bless him immensely.
  • Volunteer to watch the kids for a night for free, and let he and his wife go out.
  • Have a cabin, or vacation house, offer to let him use it.
  • Write a thank you/appreciation note. It always means a lot.
  • Make a donation to the church.
  • Make a donation to a charity on behalf of your preacher.


Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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