Pastors serve their community and congregation all year-round. Regardless if it’s your pastor’s anniversary, birthday, or pastor appreciation week, people who have been a recipient of the pastor’s devotion can express their love with a gift basket.
Gift baskets are an excellent way to show love for your pastor. With all the work poured into the congregation week after week without any thanks, a pastor should get encouragement just as much as anyone else.
Putting care and thought into a gift basket will make a big difference. If you are the one putting together the basket and require some ideas for what would make your pastor’s day, below are a few things for you to consider.
Basket of Appreciation
Write notes that let the pastor how much you appreciate him or her. Include particular incidents or reasons why he is important to you. Have everyone in your family draw pictures or write notes. Let the congregation join you in filling this basket.
Basket of Gift Cards
Secretly ask the congregation to buy a gift card for the pastor. Also, you can ask local businesses for donations for the pastor. Gather the cards along with any menus or information about the business. Put them all in a basket situated with the pastor’s favorite nuts and candies.
Food Gift Baskets
Food is a timeless gift basket choice. Pick a theme for the basket, like an Italian meal with a loaf of crusty bread, noodles, cheese, sauce, and wrap it all in a tablecloth. Pack a basket full of fruit, chocolates, or surprise your pastor one day with a basket full of breakfast items, like jam, homemade muffins, coffee, and teas.
Personal Item Gift Basket
Select practical items that your pastor can use. Restock his or her favorite personal care items, like hand lotions, mints, toothpaste, or mouthwash. You could also focus on the office, home, or car with consumable items that will be love (pens, batteries, stamps).