Tell Him “Goodbye” in Style With These Gifts for Priests Leaving Your Parish

He has come and served, he has been a shepherd to his congregation, now he obeys the instructions from above and would be posted somewhere else, our priest deserves a gift, an appreciation, an item to remind them of those he’ll be leaving and right here are great gifts for priests leaving your parish.

All Gifts for Priests Leaving Your Parish

1. Customized Sports Shirt

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I agree that for a priest we should get him something related to the faith, the thing with such gifts is, that their use case is limited, but a customized sports jersey can be used in many ways.

Find out his favorite team, or go with your local team, customize any sports shirt of your choice here, and go shopping. Preferably, pick a shirt that is his favorite color.

2. BVM Socks

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This sock is boldly laced with the Blessed Virgin Mary’s figure. While he may not make use of these socks often, it is still something he’ll use.

Socks of this nature made with polyester and spandex are something he can use at night, in the winter, when seeing a movie or when taking a stroll.

3. Scripture Engraved Compass

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This pocket compass gives that nostalgic vintage feel, it will make more sense to a pretty old priest, especially one who would be retiring anytime soon.

This compass also touches the religious parts of things with a verse well engraved on its back. The compass here isn’t for fancy, it is a well-working compass that would help him navigate his way.

4. Sacred Heart of Jesus Watch

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus engraved on a quality wristwatch might be just the perfect gift for priests leaving your parish. Plus, you know much men love wristwatches.

It is a stainless steel wristwatch that is trendy, beautiful, and fits almost all wrists. It is a classic watch, so your dear priest would always step out with style.

5. Digital Picture Frame

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This digital picture can feed him real-time photos of events. I’ll suggest you get this gift for a priest who probably foresaw the birth and building of a new parish.

With this, you can keep sending him pictures, happenings, and events from his former parish. Also, if you decide, you can get this for a priest’s family when he leaves, they will keep him up-to-date.

6. Portfolio Folder

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It is atypical for priests to write a whole lot and this portfolio journal would help him with his writings. This zippered portfolio folder includes a combination pen/highlighter and has an interior slip slot to hold the included notepad, 5 card slots, and ID window.

7. Grilling Accessories

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Who said the man of God doesn’t cook. While most priests often eat outside or have someone prepare their meals, most still fancy the idea of hitting the kitchen to prepare a thing or two.

Priests with this grilling set would fancy the idea of grilling, grilling typically is something men love doing and you can help your priest satisfy this craving.

8. Funny Priest Shirt

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You know, technically Rev. Fathers are the true “white collar” workers, imagine the common clothes you see priests in, then you’ll get the joke.

This is a funny priest shirt, it is beautiful, and it’ll bring about a good laugh from anyone who sees him in this, it is an awesome piece and one he’ll wear often both on and off duty.

9. Holy Water Sprinkler

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If your priest doesn’t have a holy water sprinkler, or what he has looks old, or even if he has one already, you’ll be doing something awesome by getting him this holy water sprinkler. God may bless you for gifting your priest an item he’ll use to bless others. Meanwhile, see these gifts for bible study ladies.

10. Christian Gift Pen

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This pen features a bible verse that reads “I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Gives Me Strength” yeah, your dear priest surely can.

This pen comes in a case making it a premium type of pen. It also has a LED to make writing possible in the presence of lighting and not. Your priest would love this gift as he leaves.

11. The Book of Catholic Jokes

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Yes, this book contains priest jokes and sister jokes and deacon jokes and bishop jokes, and even one or two jokes that feature the Pope.

But mostly these are jokes about lay people and the foibles of daily life from a Catholic (that is, Roman Catholic tradition) and a catholic perspective.

These jokes are clean and not mean and not intended to offend anyone, come on we Catholics including your priest can handle a joke right? This is one funny gift for priests.

12. Appreciation Keyholder

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The words “A truly amazing priest is hard to find, difficult to part with, and impossible to forget” are engraved on this keyholder. Yeah, we both can agree with this hence you browsing gifts for him. It is a good thank you gift for priests.

13. Rocking Armchair

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Most times, all father needs is a “me-time” where he’ll love to drown in his thoughts, tackle an issue he has been dealing with, meditate, pray, and much more.

With this rocking chair, your dear priest can relax comfortably while he rocks himself into his thoughts. This chair gives great support, he’ll love this.

14. Priest Inspirational Music Box

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This item is everything you’ll need and is a good gift for priests leaving your parish, it is made of wood, engraved, and plays the “Ave Maria” when requested.

It also has these words engraved on it “To our Priest thank you for teaching us the word of the Lord. Through you, we are led to him.” Yeah, he has played his role, now send him off with this.

15. Rotating Picture Frame

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I got this idea from Quora, one awesome thing to send forth your priest with is a photo frame. I’ll suggest you take pictures of him when engaged in different activities in the church.

Pictures of him ministering the word, praying, working, walking around the church, interacting with the congregation, preaching to the kids and so much more, add to this frame and send him off.

Wrapping up on Gifts for Priests Leaving Your Parish

Some awesome gifts for priests leaving your parish include a Holy water sprinkler, a custom jersey of his favorite team or your church’s, a music box, an engraved keyholder, and other gifts here. These gifts are built to last, he’ll have them as he continues his ministerial journey and would forever be grateful to you. Thank you for stopping by, have a great gift shopping.

Stephanie May

Stephanie May

Stephanie May is from Calgary in Canada, she's resided in the US for over six years now and worked in a Gift Shop during college so you can count on her gift suggestions. Thank you

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