Whether you are planning a religious or non-religious christening, the underlying theme is to surround the child with love and celebrate its birth. For religious ceremonies, it is the child’s first initiation into the religious faith and for secular ceremonies there are ranges to choose from including a baby-naming ceremony, or welcoming.
Whatever type of christening you celebrate, it is important to give the little one lovely presents that they can cherish for the rest of their life. Gifts are presented to the girl/boy and traditional ideas include pewter, silver or china.
It is common for a silver cross, chain or bible to be given for religious ceremonies and nice ideas include keepsake boxes, photo albums but why not give an inspirational, unique item to make the present extra special?
Here are 4 fantastic christening gifts:
· Guardian Angel
What better way to show the baby that you are watching over them to guide them than to give a stunning guardian angel as a special gift? It can either be as a figurine, ornament or toy or you can find guardian angel bracelets or pin badges.
· Noah’s Ark
Noah’s Ark was the vessel in which Noah saved himself, his family and two of each animal in the world when God destroyed the world because of mankind’s evil deeds. Noah was instructed to build the ark and after the storm the world was said to have the hope of salvation.
So it could be rather fitting to give some form of Noah’s Ark gift for a christening whether it is a quilt, toy, puzzle or wooden set.
· Gold jewellery
It is traditional to give silver but why not give your baby a stunning gold bangle or cross and chain as an unconventional offering. They can wear them throughout their early years and they make wonderful keepsakes to remind them later in life of their special christening day.
Alternatively, why not personalise a gift so it is exceptional and a one-off? You can customise various gifts like a christening plate, mug, engraved tankard, cufflinks or a framed name print.
This article was written by borngifted.co.uk, the specialists in baby and children’s gifts for any occasion.