A baby’s baptism can be one of the most important days of a child’s life. Finding a special gift for this sacred day can make the event even more memorable. Trying to find that special something may seem a little daunting at first, but there is a huge range of quality gifts available online.
Before you start looking it can be a good idea to decide whether you want to give a traditional baby baptism gift or one that is more contemporary.
Bible: A baptism bible is usually the first bible a child will receive, so it makes sense to make sure it is of high quality so it can be cherished for a lifetime. A leather bible can be a good option as the child’s name and the date of the baptism can be embossed on the front. Another alternative to personalize the gift is to add a sterling silver name plate. Precious Moments also make an adorable bible that can be embossed with baby’s name and any other details.
Gowns: It is customary for both boys and girls to wear a baptism gown and some churches still prescribe that a baby wears a traditional gown for the actual ceremony.
Keepsake Boxes: A keepsake box can store all of those precious baby firsts, like the first tooth and the first curl. These can look beautiful when crafted in sterling silver or pewter and engraved with baby’s name and baptism date.
Here are a few gift ideas if you’re looking for something more contemporary:
Hand Painted Plate: A hand painted plate can make a colorful addition to baby’s nursery wall and can be personalized with baby’s name and birth or baptism date. If you are the god parent you could also add your name or your own special sentiment as well.
Personalized Prayer Lamb: This gorgeous toy can make a wonderful gift. It comes with an attached blanket that can be embroidered with baby’s first name and when its belly is pressed it recites the Lord’s Prayer.
Baby Keepsake Kit Frame: This kit can document baby’s first year with a place for a 4 x 6 photo and baby’s hand and foot prints. To capture baby’s prints you just press baby’s hand or foot into soft, non-toxic clay.