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.
For some christening gifts, it is best to seek out the mother's advice. She might have a different plan for baby's feet.
Some christening gifts are unisex, others only suitable for a girl or boy. A baby bangle is a nice girlie gift.
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.
If you'd like to make a clothing keepsake for today and future generations, this tutorial will show you how,.
Go for a neutral color or check with mom what color the nursery is.
This is a nice idea but if the parents aren't religious an inspirational quote will work just as well.
Pacifier clips make lovely baptism gifts and they come in a huge range of styles for girls and boys.
If you're crafty, DIY christening gifts you make are unique.
Not sure this could be worn on the day ^_^ but it makes a cute gift!
If you're going to get a bracelet, a personalized one is special.
This is a really cute idea but you should check if the priest doesn't mind using it if that's your intention.
Search online and you'll find all sorts of suitable verses and quotes in various presentation forms.
Another DIY project for crafty people.
Find some shabby chic inspiration and get crafting.
Another crafty idea.
If you are handy with a sewing machine, you might like this idea.
If you can't sew, are not crafty but are pretty nifty at the baking game, you could offer to make the christening cake.
One of the more traditional christening gifts.
Silver is a traditional material for christening gifts.
Always a good idea to start the financial education early.
Something with baby's name on it is always a lovely idea.
And if you don't want to give a locket, there are plenty of
other lovely options.
You'll find lots of personalized christening and baptism gifts on Etsy.
Something to dry baby off with at the ceremony and then a nice keepsake.
Present to Mom and Dad with or without a picture.
Something to hang on the tree year after year.
Another example of the personalized gifts available from Etsy and other gift retailers.
All set for when baby is ready to start feeding him/herself.
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.
And a final variation on the spoon idea.
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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