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Your favorite pastor is retiring and you want to give him a gift to show your appreciation for all the guidance and wisdom he has passed along to you and everyone else in the church, but you’re not sure what to get him that he might truly enjoy. A unique, but beautiful Bible or scripture gift will go a long way to showing just this. Check out some of these brilliant ideas and see what you think your pastor would most enjoy to celebrate his retirement!
Retirement Gift Ideas for Pastors
“Guidance” Black Bible Cover
Your pastor has provided a lot of guidance to you and the rest of his “flock,” so this Bible cover is absolutely perfect for him to carry his Bible around.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13 Cross Necklace
Remind your pastor that he can and will still be doing all things through Christ, and that he is being strengthened through Him, with this cross necklace with the scripture on it.
Footprints Poem Faux Leather Bookmark
Help your retiring pastor keep his spot in his Bible or other book with this “Footprints” poem bookmark.
“It is well with my soul” Framed Print
This beautiful framed “It is well with my soul” print will go perfectly on your retiring pastor’s wall at home.
Monogrammed Hardcover Notebook
To take notes or to write a book, he will need this hardcover notebook with his initial on it. With all the time he has spent preaching and spending time with his church family, he surely has a lot of stories to tell and lessons to help others with.
The Gospel Songs Book by Hal Leonard Corporation
Does your retiring pastor need a gospel songbook to compliment his library at home? This book just may fit right in!
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it” Proverbs 4:23 iPhone 6S Case
A phone case with an inspiring scripture, such as Proverbs 4:23, is perfect for their phone, for themselves and others to read each time they use their phone.
“You have changed the world because you have touched our lives” Wooden Sign
Your pastor has likely touched hundreds of lives, just by being present and praying for them, so this wooden sign that says as much would be so nice for them to be able to decorate their house with now that they are retiring.
Logitech C270 Webcam
If your retiring pastor is interested in doing an online ministry, they may need a quality webcam to record their ministry videos for Facebook or a website. Logitech is a great brand of webcam that will work well and last longer than others might.
“Be the light” Matthew 5:16 Candle Holder
Remind your pastor that he will continue being a light to other Christians and non-Christians alike, long after he has retired, with a “be the light” candle holder.
“Worry ends where faith in God begins” Wall Decal
Another lovely choice to give to your retiring pastor to decorate their home with is this wall decal to remind them that worrying will not get them anywhere and that they need to leave those worries in God’s hands.
Willow Tree with Love Angel Figurine
This angel holding a heart figurine is a nice touch and great to place on a bookshelf or table in their home, reminding them that they are still much loved and cared for even after they retire.
Movo M1 Lapel Clip-on Microphone
The speaker in them will not easily be hindered, which means that they may want to do online ministry videos like I mentioned above, and besides a webcam, they can also find this microphone useful to help everyone hear them better.
“Whatever is…” Philippians 4:8 Tumbler
Retired pastors still need to stay hydrated, which is where a Philippians 4:8 water tumbler comes in handy!
“Pray without ceasing” Car Decal
They can proudly display this on their back window to remind other drivers to pray repeatedly, and never cease.
“Holy Spirit you are welcome here” Wooden Sign
Your retiring pastor will love this “Holy Spirit you are welcome here” sign to remind him and his visitors that the Holy Spirit is always present with them.
“Thankful and Blessed” Prayer Journal
Everyone needs a prayer journal, to keep track and organize their prayers, and this one is beautiful.
“For I know the plans I have for you…” Jeremiah 29:11 Magnet
This Jeremiah 29:11 magnet with a forest background is beautiful and will make a nice addition to their fridge at home.
“All I need is a little bit of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus” Coffee Mug
Your retiring pastor likely lives by this idea each morning as he drinks his coffee, as he knows he needs a whole lot of Jesus to start each day.
Holy Bible Keychain with their Initial
This personalized Holy Bible keychain will be a great place for them to store their house or other key on.
You love your pastor and want to show it as he retires. Give him any one of these gifts to celebrate this occasion, rather than feeling sad about the end of an era.