Gifts for a Godmother
updated: September 22, 2009
Consider the Relationship
1. Flowers are always appropriate
Find a gift that best fits the godchild-grandmother relationship when selecting a gift for a godmother. While any gift is certainly appreciated, the formality of the relationship should dictate what gift is chosen. Choose elegant or personalized gifts for more formal or distant relationships. While flowers are always appropriate, no matter what the relationship, more thoughtful gifts show that you care. Elegant gifts for godmothers can be anything from clocks, silver-plated hair brushes and pen and pencil sets to compacts with mirrors, jewelry boxes or candy dishes. Other gifts suited for a more formal relationship include statuettes, vases, engraved photo albums, pewter trays, china tea sets or napkin rings. Religious gifts may also be appropriate; they may include special plaques or crucifixes.
Personal and Fun Gifts
2. If the godmother and godchild are more casual or close, gifts can be more meaningful. More personal gifts may include photo bracelets filled with pictures, lockets or DVD recordings of the baptism. Other personal gifts can be items such as watches, bracelets or clocks or special pieces of jewelry with personalized inscriptions. There are many different types of inscriptions that can be placed on sentimental items. Poems, short personal notes, terms of endearment or quotes all make good choices for godmother-inspired inscriptions. Handmade gifts such as scrapbooks, framed art work or letters or painted pottery all work well for close godmother-godchild relationships.
Fun or humorous gifts can also be acceptable for the right person. Shirts that say "fairy godmother" or other sayings, fairy godmother wands or faux glass slippers can also be fun for the right occasion. Godmother coffee mugs, children's books about godparents and stuffed animals also make wonderful and fun gifts.
Include Words of Gratitude
3. Regardless of who the gift is for, it should always be accompanied by a thoughtful note or letter. Godparent-godchild relationships are special and should be treated as such. Notes of appreciation, thanks, and gratitude are a must when putting a gift together.