Friends and family, godparents and guests might want to buy something special for the christening. There are keepsake presents, religious gifts or gifts that make a difference. All of these can reflect the values that matter to you – values like kindness, generosity and thinking of others. There are a lot of ideas here, and some will help benefit other children through our special partnership with The Children’s Society.
Whether you are friend or family, godparent or guest you may want to buy a gift for a christening. There are lots of ideas here on this page, including faith gifts and gifts that will reflect the kind of values that matter to you. But there is also a unique opportunity to help others through your gift.
Helping others through your gift
Making a donation to a charity of your choice is a meaningful way to mark a christening. It may be a charity close to your heart or to the child's family.
Donating to a charity in a child's name would be a lovely demonstration of caring for others who are less fortunate - one of the many Christian values that a child's faith journey will teach them.
Sharing Bible stories is lovely – and one of the most popular christening gifts is a special Bible – a map for the journey ahead. You can buy a Bible, or a Bible story book, which will have a selection of well-known stories re-told for children. See these websites for more information and ideas:
Lion Hudson books
The Church House Bookshop
- Books of prayers
There are lots of lovely prayer books. Eden has a wide choice to browse
Jewellery is a popular choice for a christening gift. Necklaces or bracelets with a cross on or other Christian symbols like angels or the fish symbol are all great ideas.