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Baby Christening Gifts

Receiving an invitation to a christening is an honour, as the event may often be limited only to close family. It is good etiquette to bring a baby christening gift with you to celebrate this once in a lifetime happening. You could offer your help for the reception afterwards and bake a cake, but for most people bringing a gift is easier.

Religious Gifts

Baptism, or christening, is a religious event, so most parents appreciate such gifts as crosses or books on saints and other significant persons known from the Bible. The crosses might be big ones that can later go on display, or you may opt for wearable crosses or choose other pieces of baby jewellery, such as expandable bracelets that grow with the child, or even teething necklaces.

Personalised Gifts

A personalised gift indicates that you made a bigger effort. Putting the baby's name on a present is thus a good personalising option. Such gifts include name certificate holders, name day candles, christening bibs with names printed on them, and beautiful photo frames.

Gifts from Godparents

Should you have the honour to be the baby's godparent, you need to put some more thought into choosing the suitable gift. A silver spoon or another item from silver serve as appropriate presents. As these shall probably be on display and become family heirlooms, you should include engravings. The baby's name is an obvious thing to write on silver, but you can also add an inspirational quote. If you are a godparent, the baby's parents have chosen you as a mentor, so sharing your wisdom with the newborn is a good idea.

Ornaments

Baby gifts stay in the family for a long time and often feature on the mantelpiece as display items. You can also choose a cute item among baby ornaments to supplement such displays. In addition to traditional musical boxes, baby figurines, and snowglobes, you may also pick a funky present representing a cartoon character or another fictional creature.

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