Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Top Christening Gifts

Top Christening Gifts

It’s not just weddings that are more common over the summer months. With kids off school and warm weather to enjoy, many people plan their babies Christenings for this time of year too. Christenings are wonderful occasions, and a great time for family and friends alike to get together and celebrate a new baby. There is nearly always a party of some kind afterwards when you can catch up with your nearest and dearest and enjoy yourself.

Like weddings, Christenings are not cheap, as you may well have to travel, find something suitable to wear, and bring a gift. When it comes to Christening gifts, many people get a little unstuck, after all, what does a baby want when he or she can’t even talk. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking.

Children grow so quickly that they can never have too many clothes, especially in the early baby months when they grow out of things every few weeks. As it is a Christening gift, rather than just getting something practical, it might be a nice idea to buy a nice special outfit, or put together a small bundle of things. You could even go as far as their tiny feet and complete it with some qualitybaby shoes from ASDA George. You don’t need to spend tons of money on a Christening gift, but put some thought into it. There are some super smart baby things at George at ASDA that are worth a look, put them all together in a pretty ribbon to make a lovely present.

Religious gifts
If you are religious yourself then it’s nice to mark the day of the Christening with a Christian gift that represents the significance of this. A crucifix on a chain, a small bible, or any other symbol that is important to you is a wonderful present as the child can keep hold of these as they grow up.

It’s nice to get something that the parents of the baby can keep until they are old enough to appreciate it. Jewellery is often bought as a Christening gift, not to wear immediately, but to hold on to as a keepsake and a reminder of the day. Silver or gold expandable bracelets are common for both little boys and girls and can be engraved with a message of your choice. For girls delicate necklaces are a lovely present and come in many designs at a variety of prices depending on your budget.

Now digital photography is here, very few people actually keep photo albums or physical copies of images any more. Certain moments will always be worthy of a frame however, and buying a baby a frame for a Christening means that the child’s parents can pop in a favourite photo of the day and it can be enjoyed for years to come.

There is nothing better than a baby in bringing people together. The parents of the baby will appreciate whatever you give as a Christening gift, and they will just be glad to have you as part of the special day. 


  1. This is a great list of ideas for christening gifts. It is always hard to think of what to buy for that occasion. Thanks so much for them. Now I will know what to get.

  2. This is a great list of ideas for christening gifts. It is always hard to think of what to buy for that occasion. Thanks so much for them. Now I will know what to get.

  3. I'm all for celebrating the day of the Christening with a Christian gift. I always give my Catholic friends a baby baptism rosary, a gift that represents the faith. It's symbolic and makes a great keepsake the child can cherish when they're older.


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