So, you have been invited to a Christening and you have your outfit sorted, but what on earth do you take as a gift, how much should you spend and how can you get a gift that will be appreciated and not just put in a box in the loft for years to come.
Christening gifts can be a tricky one. It can depend on the age of the baby/child that is being Christened. You don’t want to end up duplicating gifts, so it can be hard to find something unique.
There are plenty of lovely christening gifts to choose from and you will be spoilt for choice once you start searching. It is really about finding something a little bit different from the norm so your gift will stand out and be remembered.
If you are a godparent a child’s first Bible is often an appropriate gift and you can write a special message at the front. If there are other godparents, you may want to check so that you don’t all end up buying the same gift. If someone else has got a Bible you could go for a christening bracelet or necklace for a girl. Boys can be a bit more difficult but maybe a Christening plaque or money box or a special pen that can be engraved would be a great gift.
Personalised gifts are a fantastic option for Christening gifts and make a really special gift which will be cherished. You can get some beautiful wooden toys and have them engraved or a blanket, or muslin squares embroidered with baby’s name and christening date. You can also get some lovely frames with maybe the child’s name in or pictures. Photo frames are a good gift then the family can choose a photo from the day to put in the frame.
Silver trinket boxes, first tooth and curl boxes, money boxes, silver spoons, breakfast sets are all lovely special gifts however you want to make sure that the child doesn’t receive ten money boxes as no baby needs or wants that many of one thing. Maybe a good idea to ask the parents, they may want to receive these things but maybe have some kind of gift list, so they don’t end up with duplicates. It may be that they limit silver gifts to family for example.
If you want to get something special, but you are not looking to spend too much then a nursery rhyme book or story book is likely to be an appreciated gift. You can even get personalised books where the child’s name is used as a character in the book. Or you could just decide that you don’t want to go with the traditional gifts and get a nice outfit for the child or a toy. Another idea is naming a star after the child and giving them the certificate.
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Looking for a meaningful Christening gift? This Noah’s Ark money book is exquisitely crafted and detailed. Shaped like the famous ark and glistening in silver, the box has two happy elephants sitting on one side. Two curious giraffes are sticking their heads out on the other side. The top of the ark can be personalised […]
Store all of those precious baby photos together in this stunning photo album made from cream coloured faux leather with an embossed floral pattern and a silver plated teddy bear too. It’s a fabulous gift idea for any baby occasion from a Naming day or Christening to a Birthday or Birth Date.
This traditional Christening Bangle from Molly Brown London is hallmarked on the inside and can be personalised,, turning a beautiful piece of jewellery into a truly unique and personal gift for a baby, perfect if you’re looking for a thoughtful christening gift. All Molly Brown jewellery arrives with luxury complimentary gift-wrap, making this a perfect […]
This 3 aperture frame complete with a baby photograph (4 x 6″ photo) is the perfect keepsake gift to celebrate a baby’s Christening or baptism day. The second window has a church and bird design which was originally hand illustrated by our in house artist. This print is made even more special with the addition […]
A beautiful gift to give a little boy or girl on their special Christening Day! Our wooden stools are made from solid beech and the seat is laser engraved with a storybook style scene of farmyard friends gathered behind a fence at their favourite tree! The occasion, date and child’s name complete the design to […]
Christenings are a great celebration that brings all of the family together. Give them a gift that will always remind them of their special day with our Scented Christening Celebration Candle. The candle reads ‘Christening Day’ in a pink banner and is scented with a lovely basil, lime and mandarin fragrance. The white label features […]
Key Features:Luxury gift box option availablePerfect for a first Easter or Christening! Help a little one begin to save their pennies with our silver money box! The square box can be personalised with their name, along with a message on the front and on the back. It features an icon of a cross and it’s […]
Key Features:Professionally engraved in an elegant script fontFiligree designed handleOur stainless steel baby cup is a lovely Christening gift for a little one! The cup can be carefully engraved with a name and date alongside the words ‘Christening Day’. It’s a beautiful keepsake that can be kept in their nursery as a memento of the […]
This beautifully engraved silver baby christening yoyo is perfect for Christenings or new baby gifts. Our sweet yoyo is approximately 55mm wide and is a delightful idea for a new baby gift or christening gift, it’s so adorable and a wonderful keepsake for them to treasure forever. This gorgeous gift can be personalised with up […]
Classic sweet shops may be a thing of the past but it doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the taste of a retro classic. The perfect christening gift, you can welcome a bouncing baby into the world with old-school tastes and textures. Contained in a reinforced glass jar and sealed with a silver lid are […]
A charming wind-up musical carousel, made from cast pewter, featuring a teddy bear reading to his forest friends at a picnic. Wind it up and you’ll hear “Mocking Bird”. It’s presented in a wooden box, lined with taffeta, and would make a delightful christening gift.
An irresistibly cuddly soft toy dragon made exclusively for English Heritage. Our very own dragon is hardly the creature of myths breathing fire and killed by knights in shining armour. With his big eyes and appealing smile he is far too sweet! Guaranteed to become a favourite children’s toy our dragon is a great gift […]
These two trinket boxes make a beautiful and thoughtful gift to record two magical milestones in a baby’s life. A rabbit figure sits on the lid of the ‘my first curl’ trinket box and the teddy bear figure holding a love heart sits on the lid of the ‘my first tooth’ trinket box. They can […]
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