Baby Christening Gifts
A christening is a special and significant event in the life of a child as well as their parents, grandparents and extended family. It symbolizes a dedication to God and membership in His church. When you are invited to attend a christening, it is a lovely gesture to give a baby christening gift. Even though the infant is too small to appreciate the gift, he or she will grow to cherish it as a remembrance that you attended that special day. There are many baby christening gift ideas to choose from, ranging from items the child can use soon or something they’ll treasure in the years to come.
Let the child relive the christening day through photos kept in a special photo album. There are many different types of photo albums with styles that capture the significance of the day. Choose a baby christening gift of a photo album that has an intricately detailed cover made out of pewter or wood in which parents can place photos of the christening. A similar gift is a christening photo frame, often with one or two panels for the parents’ favorite picture from that day. Many feature quotes or sayings on the frame to further highlight the event.
Stuffed animals with a christening theme are also popular baby christening gifts. There are soft white lambs and teddy bears, often holding little blankets with a quote or a cross embroidered on it. Christening dolls are also a sweet present for little girls, as they are often dressed in white bonnets and traditional long white christening gowns.
Music that reflects God’s love for the newly christened child is a lovely baby christening gift. Choose a musical keepsake box that is inscribed with a sweet scripture or prayer, or a musical ceramic or porcelain figure of a lamb or angel. There are even musical snow globes with religious themes that are perfect for a baby christening gift.
If you really want to give a gift that will be remembered for years, choose a personalized christening gift. Any gift that allows you to inscribe the child’s name, christening date and perhaps a short message or scripture is sure to be treasured. Order a personalized christening gift pillow or christening bonnet as a gift or choose to have a wall plaque bearing the personalized information, along with a child’s prayer or favorite scripture. Other items that can easily become personalized christening gifts are window hangings, Christmas ornaments, children’s Bibles, engraved pewter keepsake boxes and picture frames.