Let’s face it, some men are hard to buy presents for. You can come up with gift ideas by considering what he likes to do in his free time, what he likes to eat or drink, and what he likes to wear. If the man you’re buying for is a Christian, you can also get him a present that will point to an important part of him – his faith.
Fortunately, if you’re looking for Christian gifts for men, we’ve rounded up some fantastic ones.
It can be a challenge to find good gifts for Christian men that are actually useful (no one wants a present to be stuffed in a closet) and aren’t cheesy (we know, some Christian gift ideas can veer towards sappy pretty quickly).
Read on for 35 Christian gift ideas for men that make great gifts and aren’t cheesy (except for the dad joke book…that’s its whole job!).
35 Inspirational Christian Gift Ideas for Men
Christian gifts for men to help them grow in their faith, spend time with their families, or show their beliefs through their style.
Stand Strong: 365 Devotions for Men by Men
A year’s worth of short meditations and devotions to help men start the day strong! When you’re looking for Christian gifts for men, devotionals are always helpful for a guy who wants to grow in his faith. We all face stress and challenges during the day, but this little book with thoughts from a variety of Christian writers and speakers can redirect his focus to the important, unseen, and eternal things that matter.
The Names Of God Hardcover Journal
A great companion present to the “365 Devotions” book, this journal gives men a spot to record insights they’re learning during Bible study or devotions. They could also use it for sermon notes, prayer requests, or anything else they want to track. A great option when considering Christian gift ideas for men, this notebook’s spiral binding and hard cover mean the journal will hold up to repeated use without the spine breaking or the book falling apart.
Black Cross Pendant With Verse
A great option to consider when searching for gifts for Christian men, this necklace is an understated but seriously cool-looking symbol of his faith. The stark black cross is modern and a great neutral to go with anything. The verse on the cross is an excerpt of Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” A good reminder during stressful times!
The Ultimate Dad Joke Book
You may not have considered a joke book when looking for Christian gift ideas for men, but this one is a great choice.
Dad jokes have two basic requirements. 1) They need to be clean. 2) They need to be terribly corny. These eye-rollers and gut-groaners are guaranteed to have your kids and friends laughing at your awful jokes…and then retelling them to everyone they know. This would be a fun gift for a new dad (he’s gotta work on his repertoire!), a retiring pastor, or a youth group leader. We all know that while everyone groans at your jokes, they do it out of love.
God is My Guide Compass
Instead of the north, this working compass points you to God. It has an antique finish that gives it a special sheen, and on the back is engraved an excerpt from Joshua 1:9, “Be strong and courageous! For the Lord thy God is with thee wherever you go.” This would make a great commemorative gift for a graduation, retirement, baptism, or another special occasion.
Be Careful or You Will End Up In My Sermon Pastor Mug
This makes a great gift coming from anyone who’s ever sat in church and wondered, “Is he talking about me?” It would be especially funny coming from a pastor’s kid because they likely have ended up in a sermon at some point! A fun present for a birthday or for Pastor Appreciation Month (that’s in October, in case you’re planning something).
Bearded Gospel Men Book
You wanna know who had beards before the hipsters made them cool? Disciples, saints, and possibly Jesus Himself, although we can’t be certain (the Bible never says). Learn about men of God who had manes of glory in this humorous devotional that actually tackles a serious topic – how to be a man of God. With or without the beard.
Do Not Conform To The Pattern Of This World Wall Art
This understated, black and white wall art is a great daily reminder that you are not of this world. The verse, in varying sizes of text, is Romans 12:2, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Hang it in your bedroom, by your desk, in your living room, or anywhere you need to see this inspirational reminder that earth is not your ultimate home.
Be sure to note that this gift is just the digital download. You’ll need to print and frame the verse yourself.
Unashamed Christ Follower T-Shirt
This graphic tee has just the right amount of fading and looks like it’s been lived in. The cool star in the middle is surrounded by the words, “Unashamed Christ Follower,” with “Live Boldly” written in cursive underneath. It’s a trendy take with an eternal meaning you can be proud to display. It would be a great present for a boyfriend or husband who needs a little wardrobe update.
This shirt is available in mens’ sizes small-2X.
Engraved Leather Wallet
This leather wallet can be engraved with his favorite Bible verse or a verse that is meaningful to both of you if you’re giving it to an important man in your life. It can also be personalized with his initials on the front. This would make a lovely gift for a graduate, a nice encouragement present, or unique groomsmen present for your wedding.
If you’re looking for good Christian gifts for men, this cross beanie is useful, stylish, and will keep him nice and warm! It comes in five different colors and is stretchy and form-fitting. The cross is a subtle but classic design, and this hat would be a great choice for men young or old. It would definitely be handy for a winter retreat or for a man who enjoys camping, skiing, or otherwise being outdoors.
Disciplines of a Godly Man
One of the best gifts for a Christian man is one that helps him grow in his faith. Spiritual disciplines are those practices found in the Bible that help you grow and mature as a follower of Christ. This book features godly wisdom and advice to help men grow in the areas of prayer, marriage, leadership, and other important disciplines. The guide includes a section with study questions to help men work through what they’ve read. It is intended to point men away from earthly treasures and toward the most important things in this life and beyond.
Be Still and Know T-Shirt
It can be hard to find Christian gift ideas for men that are fun and trendy, but this T-shirt fits the bill! The words on the front are inspired by Psalm 46:10 and read, “Be still and know that he is God.” The shirt also has a two-color illustration of mountains and forest and is a great option for a guy who likes hiking, camping, cycling, and being outside.
This shirt is available in mens’ sizes small-3X.
Cord Cross Bracelet
This cross bracelet is small and understated like many mens’ bracelets. The thin cord displays a small silver cross that’s fastened to your wrist with a lobster claw clasp. You can choose from 22 different colors. The price is low enough that you could get several of these for a group of guys. This would make a great groomsman present, or a sweet present to a husband or boyfriend with a matching one for you.
This bracelet comes in several sizes, from XS (6.5 inches) to XXL (9 inches).
All Things Through Christ Water Bottle
The Bible talks a lot about water – unsurprising when you consider that a lot of it took place in the desert. Water was hugely important! If you know someone who likes to stay hydrated, this water bottle will do just that…while displaying an inspirational Bible verse as well. The green bottle has Philippians 4:13 displayed on the side, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
When you’re researching Christian gifts for men, this one is a great option!
Thank You for Helping Me Build My Life Hammer
This hammer makes a great present for a Christian man who has had a big impact on your life. If you’re looking for gift ideas for Christian men, consider this for your dad, your youth pastor, your spiritual mentor, or any other man who has helped you to grow in your faith and as a person. The hammer is functional, which makes this a heartfelt but very useful present.
Steadfast Love Faux Leather Bookmark
This classic, faux leather bookmark will be useful for anyone trying to save their place while studying the Bible. The embossed verse on the bookmark is from Lamentations and reads, “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
This would be a great companion present to a devotional book or a new Bible for a recent graduate or to commemorate a special event.
Hand Stamped Scripture Keychain
This keychain features letters that are hand stamped personally by the shop owner, leading to a truly unique and different present for each person who gets one. You can choose a beloved verse to put on this keychain or pick a passage that’s appropriate for the occasion (like 1 Corinthians 13, the “love chapter” for a wedding or engagement). The lightweight aluminum means the keychain won’t weigh down your pockets.
Archangel St. Michael Keepsake Case
If you need Christian gift ideas for men, this keepsake box is both practical and meaningful. Keep rosaries, relics, or other important or sentimental items in this bronze stone box with St. Michael on the cover. St. Michael represents the triumph of good over evil and is an empowering figure to remember as you go about the day. This would make a great First Communion or baptism present for a young Christian man.
The Action Bible: God's Redemptive Story
We know you’re probably used to seeing illustrated Bibles just in the kid’s area of church. But this comic-style Bible is fun reading for everyone, and the drawings were done by Sergio Cariello, who has worked on both Marvel and DC comics.
This makes a great present for anyone who wants to learn Bible stories and verses but has a hard time reading a traditional Bible. Then again, it would also be fun for anyone who does have a traditional Bible but just likes comics and graphic novels.
Trust In The Lord Travel Mug
Keep his coffee warm and spirits high with this travel mug! The stainless steel double wall keeps the outside of the mug from getting too hot but keeps your beverage perfectly warm (or cold). It’s BPA and lead-free, and sized to fit standard cup holders.
The verse on the side of the mug is Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” It would be a great present for anyone who likes toting their coffee to Bible study, or just to bring along to work in the morning.
Tebow “This Is The Day” Book
A Tim Tebow book is a great choice when you’re considering gifts for Christian men. As a football player, Tebow became an inspiration to many young men because he was not shy about proclaiming his faith, even dropping to a knee on the field to thank God for a good play. His latest book is intended to help people who feel “stuck” in their day-to-day lives pursue their dreams. It could be a great choice for a new grad or anyone facing a milestone in life.
Men's St. Christopher Necklace
St. Christopher is the patron saint of travelers, offering safe travel and protection for those who wander. Get this gift for a man headed on a trip, a graduate headed off into the world, or for anyone who desires God’s protection over them. The sturdy chain and rugged construction also mean this necklace can be worn all the time without worrying that it will break.
Customizable Bible Verse Cufflinks
These cufflinks can be personalized with a verse or religious quote that is meaningful to the man you’re presenting them to. The most popular verse choice is from 1 Corinthians 13:4 – “Love is patient, love is kind…”, and the cufflinks would make a great anniversary or wedding present.
However, there are plenty of other verses that would make these cufflinks a great present. Jeremiah 29:11 (“I know the plans I have for you…”) would be a good verse for a graduate, for example.
Bible Verse Guitar Picks
Bless your worship pastor with these guitar picks that have verses or Christian symbols on them…or get them for a friend, son, boyfriend, or another Christian man in your life who simply loves to play guitar. The picks are of medium thickness, so they won’t snap easily, and the satin finish makes them easy to grip while playing.
Matthew 19:26 Gift Pen
Write sermons, notes, prayer requests, or Bible notations with this engraved pen. The verse on the pen is Matthew 19:26, “With God, all things are possible.” Thanks to an LED flashlight tip, it lights up, and the stylus cap can be used to work touchscreen tablets, phones, and other devices. This pen comes in a satin-lined box, making it an excellent gift for an important occasion.
Waterproof Bible Cover With Storage Pockets
For the man who puts his Bible through the wringer – making notes, bookmarking pages, flipping back and forth, and generally wearing it out – this Bible cover will protect the book. It’s waterproof to protect against spills or other accidents. The outside of the cover has a zippered pocket for keeping notes, bookmarks, or other flat objects inside. Inside the cover are more pockets for pens, bookmarks, and other Bible study necessities. The cover is wipeable and hand-washable.
Man of God Pen And Keychain Boxed Set
This boxed set, which comes in a woodgrain container with a foam interior for displaying, features a faux leather keychain and wood and metal pen. Jeremiah 17:7 is imprinted on the inside lid of the box, “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is in the Lord.” Next to the verse are the words “Man of God.” This would make a great commemorative gift for a pastor’s retirement or a special Father’s Day present.
The Lord Is My Strength Survival Knife
This survival knife is great for camping or other woodsy activities! The rosewood handle has a verse engraved reading, “The Lord is my strength – Psalm 28:7.” The knife has a 3-inch stainless steel blade with a partially serrated edge and can be flipped open with one hand. It locks back for extra safety. It also comes with a nylon pouch with a belt loop so you can keep the knife close by when you need it.
We think this present would make a perfect present for a young man at his Eagle Scout Court of Honor, for a graduate, or for any man who enjoys being outdoors.
John 3:16 Mug
This mug, which has John 3:16 printed on the side, is a neutral black color with tasteful white and tan script. It would go with just about any decor and features part of the uplifting and often-recognized verse, “Whoever believes in Him shall not perish.”
It’s great for sipping coffee or another beverage during a coffee meetup, men’s Bible study group, or just during your quiet time at home.
Praying Hands Distressed Baseball Cap
Keep the sun out of your eyes with this cool distressed ball cap that features praying hands with a rosary. The hat is adjustable thanks to a metal closure, so it will fit almost any head. The pre-curved visor and distressing on the brim give it a lived-in look and vintage feel. Great for a dad at a church picnic, a youth pastor headed to summer camp, or any other guy who spends a lot of time outside.
The C. S. Lewis Classics 8-Volume Box Set
C.S. Lewis is best known for creating the world of Narnia, but he wrote a whole lot on Christian philosophy and tried to help adults wrestle with big questions like, “How can a loving God allow pain?” and “How does Christianity make sense as a worldview anyway?”
This eight edition boxed set is perfect for men who want to dig deeper into the tough questions the religion can present to even the most faithful believers. It includes “Mere Christianity,” “The Problem of Pain,” and the classic “The Screwtape Letters,” along with five other books.
Lion of Judah Word Art Print
At first glance, this art print appears to be a picture of the right half of a lion’s face, staring at you. When you take a closer look, you realize that all of the lines that make up the face are tiny, printed words…and those words are various names of God. Only by studying the picture closely is its full uniqueness revealed. We think there’s a metaphor there somewhere.
Test everyone’s biblical knowledge and their ability to think on their feet! Teams get a topic like “Sons of Jacob” or “Animals in the Bible” and have to shout out answers until they get the ten that match those on the game list.
This raucous game is great for Family Game Night, for a fun night with your Bible Study group, or as a youth group game. It’s guaranteed to get loud!
Cross & Paisley Necktie
This tie features a subtle pattern of crosses on a navy background. It would be a great gift for a pastor or to wear to a wedding or graduation. The tie is made of microfiber and easy to care for. The cross and paisley pattern make it a stylish option for any special occasion and a great idea if you’re looking for Christian gifts for men!
Christian Gift FAQs
What is a Good Gift for a Christian?
There are several types of good gifts for Christians. If this is a person you know well, a sentimental gift like an engraved pen, wall art with a meaningful verse, or jewelry with a cross are all great gifts.
If this is someone you see in a religious setting, like a fellow Bible study member, or a church friend, a devotional book or an inspirational book by a Christian author is a good choice.
There are many good gifts for Christian men out there!
What are the Seven Spiritual Gifts In the Bible?
There are seven spiritual gifts, according to Catholic tradition. They are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of God. Jesus Christ, being perfect and without sin, possesses all of these gifts exactly as they should be, but Christians can nurture and pursue these gifts as they grow closer to God.
Is the Bible a Good Gift?
The Bible is a great gift! If you’re looking for Christian gift ideas for men, it’s likely the person you want to give the Bible to already has one. That’s okay! Many people who study the Bible appreciate having different translations so that they can compare passages to gain a better understanding of the true meaning of the text.
There are also Bibles with short devotions or quotes scattered throughout. Sometimes those are intended for certain people, like this Men’s Devotional Bible.
A Bible can also be a wonderful gift for a special occasion. Many have special plates on the inside cover where you can write the date, the recipient, and even a short note or prayer for them.
What Does the Bible Say About Gifts?
The Bible has a whole lot to say about gifts! One of the most important points in the Bible is that salvation Christians obtain doesn’t come through any work they do – it’s a gift from God.
The Bible also outlines the spiritual gifts God has given His followers and discusses the many other gifts God has given His children. One of the most beautiful verses in the Bible on the subject of gifts is James 1:17, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”