How to choose a special Christening gift

How to choose a special Christening gift

11 April 2014

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 appreciate a more practical gift that they can make use of right away, so it would be worth checking with them first to see if they are in need of anything in particular that you can provide instead of choosing something less practical.
 
The main worry when choosing a present is that you don’t want to offer a gift that someone else has also bought for the occasion. Your intention will always be to buy a unique Christening gift for the child, so you could ask around the family to get an idea of what others are planning to buy so you don’t duplicate their gift.
 
Luckily there are plenty of options open to you when choosing the perfect gift. If you would prefer to stick with tradition and go with something made from silver, there are some beautiful silver gift items available both in high street shops and online.
 
Keepsake trinket boxes are a lovely gift to offer, and there are some stunning silver designs to choose from. The child’s parents will particularly appreciate this gift as it will give them a perfect place to store valuable memories of their child.
 
Silver piggy bank money boxes are very cute, especially if you get a design that will appeal to the child as they grow. This gift will encourage the child to save up their coins for special occasions like Christmas and birthdays, and will also help them to count and learn to handle money.
 
christening gift money box
 
Photo frames are an obvious choice for a Christening gift, and it doesn’t matter if someone else also chooses a photo frame to present as they chances are they will not be identical in design, and what parent wouldn’t love to have lots of photographs of their baby around their home.
 
Children’s cutlery sets have always been a popular choice for a gift, especially the silver spoon that can be engraved with the child’s name and date of birth. There are some beautifully crafted silver spoons available, and these do look good when out on display.
 
christening gift baby cutlery set
 
If you would like to give a gift that is specifically for the child to enjoy right away, you can go with a personalised cuddly teddy bear or rabbit. You can even order soft toys in a range of colours, so if the child loves blue for example, you can buy them a personalised blue teddy bear that you know they will love and cuddle until it becomes thread-bear. 
 
Silver baby bracelets and bangles are another idea that can be engraved with the child’s name and worn straight away. Once the child has grown out of it, the bracelet can be kept as a treasured memento for years to come.
 
christening gift silver bracelet
 
You may have a love of books and a passion for reading, and may want to foster this desire into the child. A beautifully crafted silver bookmark engraved with the child’s name will not only help them to keep their page of a favourite story book, but will be something tactile and robust for them to hold while having their favourite stories read aloud to them.
 
These are just a few ideas for a Christening gift to help you along, and as you can see there are plenty of ways to commemorate the Christening with something unique that will become a treasured possession for years to come.
 
 
 
 
 
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