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 others through giving to charity.
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.