(Useful & not-cheesy) Ordination Gifts for Under £15

Feeling a bit stuck (or just want some inspiration) as you hunt for the ideal gift to say: we're praying for you, you're great, and this-is-going-to-be-tough-but-God-has-it? Check out our latest roundup of ordination gifts that will equip AND encourage your favourite ordinand as they take this massive step!

It's a big step to take the vows of ordination which is why it can be nice to commemorate the day (and provide future encouragement) with a thoughtful gift.

We set ourselves the challenge of finding a collection of ordination gifts that aren't naff, are useful or encouraging or both, and are all £15 or under!

1. Perhaps This Is The Moment Print by Laurent Collective - £15

Just as the words of Esther 4:14 encouraged and galvanised her into action, this hand drawn Scripture art print by Laurent Collective can do the same for a friend on their ordination day (and in the days and months following).

A great motivation to have up on the wall of an office plus we're loving the slight retro/vintage touch to it (and the crown!).

There's also a mug version if you want an encouraging gift in a practical format! >> Esther 4:14 Mug

2. Be Still Wax Melts (Honey & Vanilla) by Skyran Candle Co | £4

May the words of Psalm 46:10 bless your friend (and maybe remind them it's ok to stop and breathe occasionally!) as they step into full time ministry - and is there a more pleasant way than with the soothing honey and vanilla aroma of these Christian wax melts from Skyran Candle Co? A nice relaxing ordination gift!

(it also comes as a diffuser and candle but they're over £15! >> Be Still Reed Diffuser and Be Still Candle)

3. It Is Well Enamel Pin by Franchette Atelier - £7.50

A nice little gift from Franchette Atelier, this soft gold plated & white enamel pin features the hand lettered phrase: 'It is well with my soul' from the amazing hymn by Horatio Spafford.

Lovely as a small ordination gift that your friend can then wear (or put on a pencil case or bag) to be reminded regularly of how Christ has it all covered.

4. Gilt-edged Notebook by Mustard Seeds - £8.99

You can never have too many notebooks, and certainly not if you're in ministry!

This pale blue Habbakuk 2:2 gold-edged notebook by Mustard Seeds is a bit more classy than your average notebook, making it a thoughtful and practical ordination gift that the new ordinand can get plenty of use out of!

Also available here in pink.

5. Biscuit Baptism Mug by Frog and Gnome - £10

This fun Christian mug has to make you grin with it's tongue-in-cheek message (although it does spark the discussion: which biscuits are best for dunking??) which is why we think it makes a great ordination gift.

Practical, humorous, and a good conversation starter - the perfect all rounder from Frog and Gnome.

6. Personalised Ordination Lighthouse Print by Izzy & Pop - £15+

There are a lot of great Scripture art prints on the Marketplace (you can check them out here or use the search bar to find a specific Bible verse), but this personalised ordination print by Izzy & Pop feels extra special.

The lighthouse is a powerful symbol to have up on the wall - both to remind your favourite ordinand of Who is guiding them and also to challenge them to be faithful in guiding their own flock, plus there's the option to have their name and date on it too, as well as a choice of Bible verses.

7. Amazing Grace Tea Towel by By The Brook Designs - £12

If you want a more practical ordination gift, why not grab this hymn tea towel? Every time your friend has to dry the dishes, they'll be reminded of the amazing words of John Newton's hymn.

There's actually a whole range of hymn tea towels with different lyrics and designs:

It Is Well Tea Towel

Come Thou Fount Tea Towel

He Will Hold Me Fast Tea Towel

Sword of the spirit Christian Drawings & Illustration | Living and Powerful | Cheerfully Given

8. Sword of the Spirit Print by Living and Powerful - £14

It may be a pretty bold piece of art but that's why we love it and have included it. This Scripture art print is a brilliant reminder to those stepping into ministry to go into each day wielding the power of His eternal Word.

Inspired by Ephesians 6:17, give your friend a very visual memo of their need to keep standing on God's Word through all the ups and downs of ministry.

9. Ordination Garland Decoration by Hope and Ginger - £8.50

Decorate ready for a party! These gorgeous ordination paper garlands will add a little something extra to the celebrations and make the decor of the day just that little bit more special.

Choose from Hope and Ginger's colourful options with the bright abstract banner or the more muted textured patterns options.

10. Pocket Psalms, 15 Scripture Based Declaration Cards by Sharmila Joy - £12.95

Give a vicar, pastor or deacon the opportunity to keep God's Word in their pocket with this great set of Scripture cards from Sharmila Joy.

Each one of the 15 Bible verse cards comes with a hand lettered design and declaration chosen from God's Word, ideal for that reminder of Who is in control!

Presented in a natural cotton drawstring bag and including a small wooden holder, these cards can be carried around in a pocket or bag or helpfully displayed on their desk.

11. When God's Warriors Hanging Heart by Paperdove By Rebecca - £4.00

A beautifully handcrafted heart with a inspiring reminder to pray. This would look great on a desk or office wall and provide a constant physical reminder that when times look bleak, prayer is the most powerful tool we have to hand (can you ask for a better ordination gift than that?!).

12. Running on Coffee & Jesus Bamboo Mug by Mug Shoppe - £11.50

A fun, tongue-in-cheek ordination gift! Perfect for that ordinand you know who lives off coffee, this humorous Christian mug is great for keeping them going.

For those who need an hourly cup of tea, there's a tea version as well.

Don't forget you can also find more ordination gifts here.