Christenings are a special moment in the relationship between parents and Godparents. Becoming a Godparent to a loved one’s child is an honourable duty. You become an influential and important person to their child and commit to becoming a part of their lives as the child grows into an adult.
Many people choose to commemorate such a special occasion with a gift for the child. Christening gifts are traditionally silver. They often include a silver bracelet, spoon, music box, a rattle and a money box. It’s also traditional and good luck to include a silver coin in the money box.
However, as the years have passed by, Christening gifts have become more varied and less traditional. Some people prefer to give money to contribute towards the child’s future, some prefer to buy clothes and some choose to buy personalised gifts.
If you’re struggling to find the perfect Christening gift, we’ve put together some ideas for inspiration.
Personalised Birthstone Jewellery
Personalised jewellery is a keepsake gift idea. Adding the child’s birthstone onto the piece of jewellery makes it even more unique. Regardless of the gender of the baby, it’s a memorable Christening gift that can be passed down the generations in years to come.
You could also look at other gift options to include the birthstone, such as a music box.
Baby Hand and Footprints
Although getting the baby’s hand and footprints are more common during the first few moments after the baby’s arrival, it also makes a personable Christening gift. The hand and foot prints could be the start of a tradition for the parents to capture their baby’s growth and development. It could also be the baby’s first prints, which would make the gift even more special.
Personalised Photo Album
This is another low-budget, yet timeless gift idea for a Christening. Design and create a bespoke photo album to remember the special day. The album can include those timeless, captured photographic moments, as well as any other keepsake items from the day, such as the Christening programme, table confetti and invitations.
Here are some options to include in the photo album when personalising this gift:
- Baby’s name
- Date of birth
- Christening date
- Parents names
- Godparents names
It might not seem like a traditional Christening gift, but if you choose the right tableware it can make all the difference.
How about this 3 piece melamine set from the forever popular The Very Hungry Caterpillar collection at Portmeirion. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a childhood favourite and a character that has been part of people’s lives for generations.
Sticking with The Very Hungry Caterpillar theme, we know money boxes are a traditional Christening gift, so why not modernise this tradition slightly with this apple shaped money box? It’s the perfect accessory for the nursery and it’s a timeless keepsake gift.
Christenings mark a very special moment in the child’s and their parent’s life. It’s a milestone occasion that should be celebrated and remembered.