Gift ideas for Baptisms and other religious occasions
Baptisms and Christenings
A baptism or Christening marks the beginning of a child’s spiritual journey and is usually a sacred moment for the entire family. Gifts should reflect the occasion and celebrate the child joining the faith. Consider personalizing gifts such as a stuffed lamb, a wall cross, a keepsake box, photo frame or plaque. Jewelry, such as a baptism charm or children’s baptism medal necklace, also make for a great gift.
When celebrating a child’s first communion, keep in mind that this milestone means the child has studied and now has a basic understanding of their faith. Children are typically quite a bit older for this ceremony than for the baptism or Christening ceremony, and are able to enjoy a wider variety of gifts. A first communion bible, children’s bible or religious storybook all make for nice gifts. That said, personalized gifts like crosses, keepsake boxes, photo frames and plaques are still fantastic ideas too. Children are able to appreciate jewelry at this point, so definitely consider classy gifts such as a holy communion charm, or other children’s religious jewelry.
By the time a child has reached the day of their confirmation, they are usually a teen. Since the confirmed person chooses a saint at this time to provide them with a model of Christian living, saint-based gifts that incorporate their chosen saint make for a thoughtful, unique gift. Other ideas include commemorative coins, faith-based books, crosses, a rosary and or rosary box, keepsake plaques, a personalized bible to acknowledge the hard work and commitment it took to achieve confirmation, or other adult gifts they’ll cherish forever such as a confirmation charm, or other beautiful religious jewelry.
Remember, no matter what gift you go with to mark their special event, your love for them is sure to shine through. Celebrating with them and encouraging the child in their endeavors is a gift in itself!