In a family with Christian beliefs a Christening or a baptism is a very sacred and happy event. If you have been invited to attend one of these religious ceremonies you will be thinking about what gift to buy the child. Most baptisms are for babies but many parents wait until their child is older so making sure you know the child’s age is important.
Families that are seriously religious would appreciate gifts such as bibles, prayer books. There are plenty of modern gifts such as baby casting kits. They come with all the material to create moulds of a baby’s hands and feet, then can then be painted and placed in a specially designed frame to go up on a wall and to admire for years to come.
Silver plated items are a popular gift idea. You can choose from items such as silver plated money boxes, birth certificate and stand, pewter goblet, photo albums and frames. Or how about a little trinket box? Trinket boxes are great for keeping treasured items such as babies’ first teeth or the name tags they get when they are in hospital.
Personalised Christening blankets are a nice gift as are soft teddy bears. Many children keep their teddy bears right up into their adulthood and have fond memories of their bears.
If the parents of the child are very Baby casting kit they will probably appreciate a practical gift. Baby quilts, clothing and other times which a young baby needs. The only trouble with clothing is that they will grow out of them, so if you want a gift that will be treasured for a long time you need to buy something else.
More and more gift companies are specialising in personalised gifts with many offering free personalisation on all of their gifts. This is a nice touch and makes a typical gift far more special and will be much more appreciated. One thing to remember is to ensure you get the spelling right. If you are not sure of how to spell the child, for goodness sake don’t guess it, phone up the parents and ask them outright. Once you’re sure of the child name and spelling, have a think of some nice personal words to add. A personalised gift with unique words will be far more meaningful and appreciated than a typical gift.
Finding gifts is easy these days with the internet, more and more shops are popping up online which means you can browse in your own time and compare prices for the same gifts. Remember to add up any personalisation cost and postage and packaging. Many companies have lower prices for the gift items but have higher postage and packaging costs. So go through to the basket to check the final amount and then compare that with other sites. With a bit of thought and time you will easily pick the perfect gift for that special child.