Godfather Gifts for a Christening
By Barbie Carpenter , eHow Contributor
Godfathers play an integral role in the christening --- and development --- of the newly baptized child. Thank the godfather for his participation in your child's life with a thoughtful christening gift. This gift can illustrate the relationship between the godfather and his godchild, or it can simply serve as a token of appreciation for the godfather's contribution. Consider the godfather's interests when selecting a christening gift for him.
- Celebrate his status as a godfather by giving him a godfather-themed christening gift. Choose a picture frame with "Godfather" engraved in it, or engrave his godchild's name on a sterling silver frame. Include a picture of the godfather and his godchild in the frame, or leave it empty so that he can put a picture from the christening in it. Frame a picture of the godchild's handprints, and write her name, birthday and christening date on it as a keepsake that the godfather can keep in his home to remind him of his goddaughter.
- Since a christening is a religious occasion, a religious-themed gift is appropriate to give the godfather at this event. Choose this gift only if the godfather is religious and shares the same religious beliefs as your family. Give him a new Bible with a quality leather cover. Engrave a special message on the cover, such as "Thank you for being my godfather. Love, Tyler Joseph." Even if the child is too young to convey this sentiment, it remains thoughtful. Check out religious specialty stores for godfather-themed items. You can find religious statues and plaques intended for godfathers, and he can display these items on his desk or in his home as a reminder of his godchild.
Items of Appreciation
- Perhaps planning for and attending the christening has taken time out of the godfather's busy schedule. Thank him for his effort with a gift that encourages him to relax and enjoy himself. These gift ideas work particularly well if the godfather and godmother are a couple --- that way, they can share this experience gift. Give him a gift certificate to an upscale restaurant in town for a night to relax after the christening. Find tickets to a local ball game, and grab a few extra for your family to make it a special godfather-godchild event. Or, give the godparents gift certificates for massages at a local spa.
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