Have you ever wondered what to give as a christening gift? At least I have. So I’ve found out. Here you will find my best suggestions for christening gifts for girls and boys. I want to make it easy for you to find a good christening present. Something that is usually quite difficult indeed.
During a child baptism, the child is welcomed into the congregation community. Many choose to baptize their children, whether they are believers themselves or not. Instead, they celebrate the child’s name and a welcome to the world. According to tradition, baptism is followed by a party and baptismal gifts to the newborn.
Baptism gifts also differ from other offerings in that a baptism gift does not need to be thought about what the recipient has for taste. A small child has not been able to develop any taste when it comes to style or decor. You need to think about the parents’ taste and what the parents of the child prefer. If the parents want you to buy pink christening gifts for their girl or light blue gifts for their boy, do it!
In addition to this page with baptismal gifts, I have also written about baptismal gifts for boys and baptismal gifts for girls.
Baptism gifts for a guy or a girl
It is widespread to give away photo albums in new silver. Young children usually love to look at themselves in photos from when they were little. Having a very own album, where you do not have pictures of your siblings, is even more fun. A baptismal present is very different from other gifts you give children. Baptism centers tend to be more lasting:
For the growing child, it can also be fun to get a photo frame over the baptism. A variant of that theme is making plaster casts on baby’s hands or feet
A plate and cutlery
A christening present that the child will enjoy is also a personal dinnerware. Getting the morning carrots or dinner served from this superb service will make the food a lot easier to eat. Children’s tableware is decorated with super cute rabbits or princesses. It is probably a christening present that he or she will use for their children as well. Other classic christening gifts are, after all, starting to collect silver spoons or silver cutlery that you then continue to buy for the child during its upbringing. A gift that may not always be so fun to get, but I guess if you grow up and are of the household type then it has been fun to get such gifts.
Personal baptismal gifts
If you want to give the child something a little different and more personal baptism present, which may have a long time, why not invest in a beautiful painting with messages. Either if you make an excellent painting yourself or buy a finished one.
Classic christening presents
Traditional baptismal gifts in the form of baptisms with names, birth weights, and dates always work. Or small paintings where you insert pictures of the child as it grows.
Other Classic christening gifts are the savings boxes. They have a lot of fun to choose from. It’s the rabbit, or the elephant is probably my absolute favorites. They adorn their place in the children’s room and are beautiful interior details. You can also save their little money on them, of course. My son always went into the room and picked up his savings elephant every time Grandpa came to visit. Then he knew he was going to get money.
After all, you don’t always have to buy traditional christening gifts for the baby, such as piggy banks and baptism boards. You might want to give away something that they have more benefit from or that lasts a long time.
Modern baptismal gifts
Modern christening gifts are instead money or shares that the child can then follow a value increase during their upbringing. Getting christening gifts that grow over time and become more and more valuable the longer you wait. Such a christening present can also arouse interest in saving. It may be a basis in the first own accommodation. In any case, it is good to have a habit of saving early in life.
Bad baptism gifts
When choosing a gift of baptism, you need to think about whether or not you should buy something with religious significance. Baptism tablets often have spiritual messages. How believing are the child’s parents? Many choose to baptize their children by tradition rather than by faith. Should it be so with the child you are going to buy baptismal presents to avoid purchasing a baptism gift with religious signs? Unfortunately, it will only be tucked away in a cupboard if you buy the wrong baptism gift.
A gift of baptism should also not be funny in any way. A baptism gift should not be made fun of but must be serious.
Unusual baptism presents made out of wood
Would you instead give a little unusual christening present? Then I have suggestions! What do you think about this nice train, scooter, or picking tower? It is a lovely and rare christening gift. These are the gifts you find at Åhléns. They work just as well as christening gifts, don’t you think?
How much should the christening present cost?
The cost of a christening can vary depending on how close you are to the child. The immediate family probably gives a slightly more expensive gift of baptism than distant relatives and friends. But of course, you should adjust the size of the gift to your options.
Unlike Christmas presents and birthday presents, baptismal gifts do not usually count as many. You typically give one christening present per household.
Baptism present for girls and boys
It doesn’t differ much between a christening present for a girl and a christening present for a guy. Sometimes they come with a pink or light blue color. Many parents today are totally against the fact that clothes for children should be different because of gender. Many parents prefer a gender-neutral christening present. Try to listen to what the baptism child’s parents think! Do you want to give different baptismal gifts depending on whether a boy or girl is baptized, I have some suggestions:
Jewelry as a christening present
There is much jewelry to give in baptizing presents to children. It is common to give e.g., silver jewelry in the form of hearts, teddy bears, guardian angel, or maybe a Moomin role. Why not a silver box to put their jewelry in.
Baptizing gifts for girls
Some tips on christening present for girls can be found here. If you want more advice on christening gifts for girls, you can find it here.
Baptism gifts for boys
If you want more tips on good christening gifts for boys , you can find it here.
Baptism cards and gift wrapping
A baptism card should also accompany a gift of baptism. Just as you should imagine when choosing baptismal presents, you also need to think about color when choosing baptism cards.
A christening present should have a more luxurious wrapping paper. It should not be a gift paper from the toy store in bright colors. One tip is to think about what the presents look like you buy in the goldsmith’s shop—Stylish and beautifully wrapped. Have a nice time at the child baptism party, and good luck finding a good baptism gift!
If you failed to find something that you think would be a good christening present you might find something on either of these pages:
- Gift for newborn baby
- Great gift for a new dad
- Gift for 4-month baby
- Gift for 7-months baby
- Gift for 1-year-old
- Baptism present for a girl
- Baptismal present for a boy