If 2018 was the season for weddings, it’s possible that 2019 will be the season for christenings and welcoming new family members into your life. If you, someone in your family or your friends have recently gotten pregnant, you might be planning a christening for sometime in the coming year. Even if the birth of your new baby is several months off, it’s never too early to start planning a christening. If you’re expecting to be a guest at one though, you might be wondering what kinds of gifts to give for a christening, especially if it’s your first time. Here are some great christening gift ideas to help you skip the stress.
When it comes to christening gifts, one of the most popular items to give as a gift is baby jewelry. Things like baby bangles or necklaces are hugely popular and can have engravings done on them as a further keepsake for the day. You may wish to give the parents jewelry as well, and if you’re asking someone to take on the task of being a godparent, it’s traditional for you to present them with a gift of some kind as well, even if it’s just a thank you card.
Birth Record Photo Frame
A great option for a gift is also a birth record photo frame that the parents can use to frame their child’s birth record and display it in their nursery, eventually keeping it safe in a baby box as they grow older. The gifting of a photo frame that is a bit more plain and not specific to a christening is a good idea, such as a luxury platinum or silver frame that can be used for a whole number of different things over the years.
Keepsake boxes are one of the most popular gift ideas for christenings due to the fact that they can be used for a whole host of things. From baby’s first teeth falling out to a lock of hair from their first haircut and everything in between, keepsake boxes can be a treasure trove of the progression of the child’s life.
Gift Cards or Cash
If you’re unsure about what to get for a christening, at the end of the day gift cards or cash are great ideas so that the family of the baby can choose what they need or want specifically for the baby whether it’s something for the nursery, clothes, or something fun.
So whether you’re going as a guest or you’ve been asked to be a godparent, heading to a christening is always a lovely time and a great honour. Hopefully this article will help give you an idea of gifts you can get your new godson or goddaughter.