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31 Ideas of All Sorts for Christening Gifts ...

By Neecey

I know it's early yet as my niece is not due to give birth until late October, but it still got me thinking about christening gifts. We haven't had a new baby in the family for a while and I was wondering how things had changed,and whether what I think of as traditional christening gifts are still relevant and what gifts were now trendy. Here are some ideas for christening gifts - traditional and contemporary.

1 Baby Barefoot Sandals

Baby Barefoot SandalsVia Baby barefoot sandals , baby ...

For some christening gifts, it is best to seek out the mother's advice. She might have a different plan for baby's feet.

2 Bracelet

BraceletVia Infant Jewelry SWAROVSKI Baby bracelet, ...

Some christening gifts are unisex, others only suitable for a girl or boy. A baby bangle is a nice girlie gift.

3 Christening Verse

Christening VerseVia Baptism Gift - Baby Girl ...

Get to grips with your word art program and print out a meaningful verse and frame it. There are also pre-made printables you can find online.

4 Handkerchief Bonnet Gift,

Handkerchief Bonnet Gift,Via Falling From Trees: Handkerchief to ...

If you'd like to make a clothing keepsake for today and future generations, this tutorial will show you how,.

5 Personalized Christening Hearts Picture

Personalized Christening Hearts PictureVia personalised christening paper hearts pink ...

Go for a neutral color or check with mom what color the nursery is.

6 Burp Cloth

Burp ClothVia Scripture Burp Cloth - Fearfully ...

This is a nice idea but if the parents aren't religious an inspirational quote will work just as well.

7 Pacifier Clip

Pacifier ClipVia Baptism Gift ,Pearl Pacifier Clip, ...

Pacifier clips make lovely baptism gifts and they come in a huge range of styles for girls and boys.

8 Personalized Name Sign

Personalized Name SignVia Christening Gift for Girl- Baptism ...

If you're crafty, DIY christening gifts you make are unique.

9 Bodysuit

BodysuitVia Best Christening Gifts For Boys, ...

Not sure this could be worn on the day ^_^ but it makes a cute gift!

10 Name Bracelet

Name BraceletVia onesmallchild.com

If you're going to get a bracelet, a personalized one is special.

11 Personalized Saucer

Personalized SaucerVia BAPTISM GIFT, christening gift, godchild, ...

This is a really cute idea but you should check if the priest doesn't mind using it if that's your intention.

12 Godchild Message

Godchild MessageVia Spaceform Godchild Paperweight: Amazon.co.uk: Office ...

Search online and you'll find all sorts of suitable verses and quotes in various presentation forms.

13 Gift Plaque

Gift PlaqueVia Electronics, Cars, Fashion, Collectibles, Coupons ...

Another DIY project for crafty people.

14 Wooden Wall Letter/name Sign

Wooden Wall Letter/name SignVia Shabby personalised baby girl boy ...

Find some shabby chic inspiration and get crafting.

15 Button Initial Frame

Button Initial FrameVia present time, present time!

Another crafty idea.

16 Name Garland

Name GarlandVia ALICE - Personalized Baby name ...

If you are handy with a sewing machine, you might like this idea.

17 Christening Cake

Christening CakeVia Lucas' Christening Cake

If you can't sew, are not crafty but are pretty nifty at the baking game, you could offer to make the christening cake.

18 Monogrammed Bible

Monogrammed BibleVia Just for Baby Bible

One of the more traditional christening gifts.

19 Silver Birth Certificate Holder

Silver Birth Certificate HolderVia Gift Ideas for a Christening ...

Silver is a traditional material for christening gifts.

20 Silver Money Box

Silver Money BoxVia Gift Ideas for a Christening ...

Always a good idea to start the financial education early.

21 Silver Heart Locket Necklace

Silver Heart Locket NecklaceVia Locket Necklace Little Girls Personalized ...

Something with baby's name on it is always a lovely idea.

22 Necklace

NecklaceVia Child of God Necklace, I ...

And if you don't want to give a locket, there are plenty of
other lovely options.

23 Christening Plate

Christening PlateVia Baptism Plate - Hand Painted ...

You'll find lots of personalized christening and baptism gifts on Etsy.

24 Baptismal Towel

Baptismal TowelVia LDS Baptism Towel for Girls

Something to dry baby off with at the ceremony and then a nice keepsake.

25 Personalized Frame

Personalized FrameVia Christening Baptism Gift GIRL Custom ...

Present to Mom and Dad with or without a picture.

26 Tree Bauble

Tree BaubleVia Unavailable Listing on Etsy

Something to hang on the tree year after year.

27 Embroidered Soft Toy

Embroidered Soft ToyVia Personalized Baby Baptismal Gift Embroidered ...

Another example of the personalized gifts available from Etsy and other gift retailers.

28 Personalized Cutlery

Personalized CutleryVia Toddler Personalized Cutlery Big Kid ...

All set for when baby is ready to start feeding him/herself.

29 Personalised Silver Plated Christening Spoon

Personalised Silver Plated Christening SpoonVia personalised silver plated christening spoon ...

And if you don't want to give a full cutlery set, a spoon is just a great idea. People have been gifting christening spoons for centuries.

30 Personalised Egg Cup and Spoon Set

Personalised Egg Cup and Spoon SetVia Personalised Egg Cup and Spoon ...

And a final variation on the spoon idea.

31 Bling Pacifier

Bling PacifierVia squidoo.com

Okay so it's a little (or even a lot) mad to even be thinking of a white gold pacifier set with diamonds, but I've seen much simpler and far less costly silver pacifiers available.

Over to you now. What innovative ideas for christening gifts do you have? If you're a mom, did you receive any unusual or creative gifts when your baby was christened? Is there anything you would have liked to have received but didn't?

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