Gift ideas

Buying a perfect Christening gift can cause you a dilemma. Traditionally family members will select a present that is quite often more commemorative and decorative than practical, so the gift can be kept and treasured for many years as a memento of the day.   Bearing in mind that the child is still so young, they really wouldn’t appreciate an elaborate gift that they would have trouble playing with. Usually the gift given is more ornamental, and most commonly made from silver, although you don’t have to stick with tradition if you don’t want to.   The parents may well…
Knowing what Christening gift to buy for your Godchild can be difficult. You can choose to buy something that they can use right now, and many Godparents will opt for clothes and toys suitable for the age of the baby. However, buying these gifts for a baby can be short-lived as babies grow and develop so fast that your gift may well be redundant in a few short weeks.   You could get a cute set of clothes in a larger size that your Godchild can grow into. This idea has served well in the past, and can also be…
Usually it is the people who are the closest and most dear who are invited to a baby's christening; these people wish the child and his or her parents all the best. It is therefore no wonder that the hosts like to return the favor by giving the people who participate in the christening a symbolic gift to remind them of the wonderful moments of that special day.   One such symbolic christening gift could be a lucky horseshoe; paired with another good luck charm - a four-leaf clover - success is guaranteed. It is not without reason that people…
If you are invited to a christening then the chances are you will want to take a gift with you. The good news is that there are lots of different christening gifts for you to choose from, so whatever budget you have there will be something to suit you and your needs.   Traditional Christening Gifts   If you want to buy a traditional christening gift then you have lots of choices - a silver spoon, an engraved photo-frame or even a baby book of some sort. Try and go for something unique and out of the ordinary when you…
Children being baptized are often given christening gifts decorated with various childhood symbols, but you can't go wrong with angel decorations, which are a fitting choice for such an important occasion. Especially since a chubby little angel is not only associated with infancy and purity, but is a symbol of protection as well – after all, on receiving the sacrament of baptism, the baby acquires a guardian angel. A gift decorated with an angel therefore becomes something of a guarantee of guardianship for the child being baptized. Angels are usually used to decorate gifts with lasting value that are kept…
Have you ever received a gift that was so beautifully wrapped you almost didn't want to unwrap it? Gift wrapping is an art that uses various materials, a host of decorative elements, and different techniques, and combines them all into a harmonious whole so that the gift is presented in a way that rouses curiosity and conveys warm emotions. These days, stores offer a huge variety of accessories for gift wrapping: material with different textures, as well as different colored sheets and rolls of wrapping paper, gift boxes, bags, ribbons and bows, and confetti. If you're short on time, you…
These days it is possible to personalize everything – even a star in the sky. It doesn’t matter if the christening gifts are made of fabric, metal, glass, wood or clay – they are myriad techniques for transferring words or images onto the item so that they remain forever. People engrave, embroider, drawn on, paste or otherwise decorate regular things to make them one-of-a-kind, warm gifts meant for a specific person. You can go to any advertising agency or company that personalizes gifts and they will offer you an array of ways to put your words or images on just…
We witnessed in October a date that was sure to go down in history and that was the christening of the absolutely gorgeous baby George, or should we say Prince George, the son to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.  It was reported by the media that this little boy was on his best behavior throughout the ceremony which I am sure was welcomed by his parents.  The same cannot be said for his father who was known to have cried throughout and had to be comforted by his mother, the late Princess Diana.  Prince William was known to have…
There is certainly something special about bringing new life into the world.  The birth of a baby has to be the best possible gift for any family so when you are choosing to give a baby gift yourself then you want it to be special.  There is nothing better than seeing the face’s of the new parents light up when you give them a gift for their baby.   If you in a position where you are deciding what to buy then like most people you may be thinking do I get a practical gift or something that will stay…
If you think that the tradition of giving keepsakes to all of the guests is unacceptable, then you can prepare gifts to thank only the most important guests – the godparents.   What kind of gift should you give them – expensive or cheap, symbolic or practical?...   There is no single answer – it is a matter of choice for each family. The important thing is that the gift be from the heart, expressing thanks to the people who have taken on the weighty duty of being a godparent. The essence of this gift is to reciprocate the attention…