If you’ve got a christening coming up, then chances are you’re racking your brain trying to think of an appropriate present to give to the little one. Presents at christenings are a big tradition, and although some presents are given commonly at christenings they never get old or boring. Here are 7 thoughtful christening gift ideas to give you a nudge in the right direction:
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A Trinket Box
A trinket box specially designed for babies can make great keepsakes. They can store little things in here that mean a lot to them, and they’ll likely always have it on display. Not only is this a great keepsake, it’s also something they can really use.
Christening silver comes in all kinds of shapes and sizes, from spoons to mugs. It’s tradition for a baby to receive christening silver and china on their baptism day, usually in the form of a plate and spoon set that they’ll never use. It’s still a lovely keepsake to give though, especially when you get it personalised!
A Savings Account
You could always start a savings account for the baby and leave some money in there ready for the parents to continue. If you’re close to the baby, you could even consider adding more money in there every day on their birthday. Other members of the family or friends might want to add to it too if they don’t know what to contribute to the day, so make sure you mention it beforehand.
A Personalised Picture
A personalised picture is something the child can keep on their bedroom wall until they grow older when it can be put in a safe place, if they like. This can have their name, birthday, christening date, and any other details you’d like to include on it. If you’re feeling creative you can always make this yourself, but there are plenty of companies who will do it for you.
A Cosy Baby Blanket
Cosy baby blankets are a popular choice, as they can stay in the baby’s cot with them until they outgrow it, when it can be put into storage as a keepsake. You can either buy one of these and have it personalised, or create one yourself if you’re handy with a pair of knitting needles.
A Photo Album
A photo album filled with photos from baby’s first year and onwards is always a thoughtful gift, especially if there’s space in there to add a few captions next to certain photographs.
This is an unusual gift that should stand out amongst others. Obviously you can’t capture a star and give it to the baby, but you can name a star after them and tell them via a pack that gets delivered in the post. You can also do this with plots of land and flowers!
These christening gift ideas are perfect for a baby’s big day, and although they might not appreciate them much at the moment, they definitely will when they grow up!