Your church secretary is the oil that keeps the ministry machine running. Let them know you appreciate all they do for the church by giving them one of these unique gifts!
If you're looking for great church admin gift ideas, look no further. We did the research to share gifts that fit every budget.
We promise these are more creative ideas than just another tacky desk ornament or coffee mug (unless they really like that kind of thing!)
Sometimes the best way to show you appreciate someone is to give them your time and attention.
Aside from free gifts, these are the most affordable gift ideas for the church secretary.
These options may be more than one person can afford, so it's best to get other leaders or the entire church body to pitch in. It's a great way to get your church to show your admin how much you appreciate them!
Your church secretary pours themselves out for the church every week. Their contribution to the body of Christ is worth a higher price tag.
Is gift-giving not your love language? Me neither! But what should people like us do when we want to give a special gift?
Ask the secretary (or their spouse, if you want to be more discreet) for their Amazon wishlist and buy one or two items. That way the gift is guaranteed to be something they actually want.
Pro tip: Share the wishlist with other members so they can get in on the gift-giving action, too! Even go so far as to try to buy every single item on the list together!
Avoid giving your church secretary things they don't need or don't want. They don't need another coffee mug, pen, desk calendar, day planner, or cheap bric-a-brac. When I get stuff like that, it usually ends up in a "to donate" pile and sent off to Goodwill.
Most church staff already have closets filled with trinkets, tacky desk ornaments, Bibles, books, and lots of other junk they never asked for. Let's not add to the pile.
The best gifts are practical gifts that help your church admin in their daily life. Bonus points if it also blesses their family, not just them.
One church secretary told me she still remembers the moment all the church leadership raised money for a down payment on a new car after hers was totaled. Another shared how thankful she was that a member donated all his nice office equipment when he retired. One was having bad back problems and was considering quitting her job, but the church paid for 6 months of massages!
There's no reason to overcomplicate this. Sometimes the best way to bless your administrator is to give them something they really need.
The above list is filled with amazing gift ideas that your church secretary would love. But this list is just the beginning. The best gifts are chosen with care and intentionality. The perfect gift for every leader is different, but as long as you give with love, they will feel appreciated.