How to choose the best baby Christening Gift
Tuesday, 31 March 2020 | The Baby Hamper Company
One of the greatest honours in life is to be asked to be a baby’s godparent. You are the one who will introduce him/her to God, and to the Christian faith, which is something that you will cherish for the rest of your life. And, given the fact that the christening is a once-in-a-lifetime event, it is only normal you should be interested in potential gifts you could offer to your godson or goddaughter.
Even if you are not the godparent(s), you might be interested in finding a special gift for your recently-christened nephew or niece. Everyone in the family wants to welcome the new Christian, showering him/her with memorable gifts that he/she will appreciate with the passing of time. Perhaps you will find a special something, a present that one day, his/her children will enjoy receiving.
What constitutes the perfect gift?
Ideally, the perfect gift is the one that speaks to the one who receives it. But, as we are talking about a newborn baby, who is just trying to make sense of the world, the process is a little bit more complicated. You will have to trust your instinct and choose something that speaks from the heart.
Personalisation, a way to make any gift into a veritable treasure
A gift can be turned into a veritable treasure through a simple gesture, meaning personalisation. You can engrave a piece of jewellery, for example, a pendant or a bracelet, with a short message. The gift will be treasured by the parents and, upon growing, by the child as well.
A photography shoot to mark the special day of the Christening
If you want to offer the perfect gift, you might consider a baby photography shoot. An experienced photographer will take photos of the special event, preserving the memory of that day. You can then go ahead and frame some of these photographs, or request a photo album to be created. Everyone will fondly remember the Christening, thanks to your special gift. Parents might decide on which photos to be framed and displayed, as a reminder of the ceremony.
A gift in relation to God
When a baby is baptised, it is said that he/she has a clean slate to start his/her life. In offering a gift to a new Christian, you might want to think about the meaning of the event and do your best for the respective offering to bear somehow a connection to God. Perhaps you can include a religious message, reminding everyone how important it is to be welcomed into your family’s religion and way of life.
Quality above all else
Online stores are filled to the brim with gifts to offer for christening events, and it can be hard to make a final decision. So, in organising your thoughts and trying to choose a gift, take quality into consideration. Use it as a primary decisive factor, as you want the gift offered to last for a long period of time. The higher its quality, the longer it will be present in the child’s life and that is what matters the most.
A couple of ideas for you to consider
Aside from the photography shoot idea, you might consider keepsake or musical boxes, monogrammed blankets, porcelain christening bowls, display pieces with the name initial and christening date, personalised jewellery, keepsake dolls, photo albums for the first year of life, baby blankets and personalised money boxes.