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
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.
3 Christening Verse
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,
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
Go for a neutral color or check with mom what color the nursery is.
6 Burp Cloth
This is a nice idea but if the parents aren't religious an inspirational quote will work just as well.
7 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
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!
10 Name Bracelet
If you're going to get a bracelet, a personalized one is special.
11 Personalized Saucer
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
Search online and you'll find all sorts of suitable verses and quotes in various presentation forms.
13 Gift Plaque
Another DIY project for crafty people.
14 Wooden Wall Letter/name Sign
Find some shabby chic inspiration and get crafting.
15 Button Initial Frame
Another crafty idea.
16 Name Garland
If you are handy with a sewing machine, you might like this idea.
17 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
One of the more traditional christening gifts.
19 Silver Birth Certificate Holder
Silver is a traditional material for christening gifts.
20 Silver Money Box
Always a good idea to start the financial education early.
21 Silver Heart Locket Necklace
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.
23 Christening Plate
You'll find lots of personalized christening and baptism gifts on Etsy.
24 Baptismal Towel
Something to dry baby off with at the ceremony and then a nice keepsake.
25 Personalized Frame
Present to Mom and Dad with or without a picture.
26 Tree Bauble
Something to hang on the tree year after year.
27 Embroidered Soft Toy
Another example of the personalized gifts available from Etsy and other gift retailers.
28 Personalized Cutlery
All set for when baby is ready to start feeding him/herself.
29 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
And a final variation on the spoon idea.
31 Bling Pacifier
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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