Unique Baptism Gift Ideas - Unusual Presents You Could Get
Are you searching for unique baptism gift ideas?
Your choice of a baptismal or christening gift may well depend on your relationship to the child being baptized.
A grandparent could present the child with a beautiful antique christening gown and bonnet or a new handmade gown that can be handed down through the family for generations to come. In Ireland, this gown was always traditionally made of pure Irish linen. A handmade knitted or crocheted shawl can be provided by a skilled family member or a friend who would like to make a unique gift. If this isn't an option, then a personalized baby blanket is a good choice for a unique baptism gift idea.
If you're going to be a part of the ceremony as a godparent or if the parents are relatives, then your baptism gift should be something that will last for a long time. Choose from silver baby mugs, rattles or a set of silver cutlery that the child will use in a year or two - this cutlery is made especially for babies and small children and has no sharp edges. Sometimes, you can find a boxed set of two or three silver items.
A silver or pearl bracelet would be a special gift for a baby girl. Expandable silver bracelets are very popular in England, as they are made to fit her tiny wrist as a baby and expand as she grows.
One of the most delightful keepsake gifts you can give to the parents is something that will hold baby's first tooth or a lock of baby hair. You can find a set of baby shoes online that will hold both treasures and which come with a silver charm that can be engraved with the baby's name and birth date - or whatever message you choose.
Are the parents close friends of yours? An unusual or unique baptism gift idea would be to buy a Moses basket with carrying handles and lined with fabric. This could be used to store towels, diapers, clothing, etc. when it's outgrown by the baby.
A painted or embroidered depiction of the meaning of the child's name can be ordered from a store or made by hand. This gift would show that you'd taken the time to do some research and learn what the chosen name meant.
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You will know the religion of the parents, so why not buy a bible as a baptismal gift for their baby? "First Bibles" for children are available in all denominations, and often have space for the parents to write down the important dates in the child's life. Many of such unique baptism gift ideas can be personalized with the baby's name and birth date.
Are the parents casual acquaintances or people you work with? If so, then a smaller baptism gift would be appropriate, such as an embroidered Christening bib, a baptism photo frame or album. A christening keepsake box would be a great way for the parents to save all the little cards and small gifts given to the child.
A savings bond would be a very practical gift and can be used to open a bank account for the baby's use in the future - this unique baptism gift idea can be large or small, depending on your relationship with the baby's parents, and will be appreciated, whatever the denomination is.
Whatever kind of unique baptism gift ideas you choose, know that you have been invited to share in a very special event in a child's life and the life of his or her parents.
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