If you are anything like me, you really enjoy christenings and naming ceremonies. They really are special celebrations. Being invited to one is quite a privilege, so, naturally, you want to take along the right type of gift.
Fortunately, when it comes to christening or baptism presents there is plenty of choice. Here are a few of my personal favorites.
If you are a close relative or one of the godparents you may want to spend quite a bit of money to buy something really special. In that situation, one or two Golden Eagle Coins could be the perfect answer. They look stunning and will certainly be perceived as a special and valuable gift, which will please most parents.
Perhaps the nicest thing about this type of gift is that it can potentially be kept and given to the child when he or she comes of age. At that stage of their life, they are likely to welcome a little nest egg. Something they can use to help fund going to college, learning to drive or setting up a home of their own. Of course, if circumstances allow, they may choose to keep the coin(s) to use later or pass on to their own children. It is even possible to have them turned into items of jewelry or framed, so they can be put on display.
Gold coins are far more affordable than you think. There is no need to spend thousands to acquire them. Depending on the market value of gold, prices can be as low as $100 to $130. Therefore, this gift idea is not out of the reach of most families. Potentially, a few of you could club together to buy one or two
Silver spoons and piggy banks can also make nice gifts, especially if they are engraved. They look nice, so make attractive keepsakes. These days, you can get all sorts of items engraved.
Something from nature
Nature is full of beautiful things that make wonderful christening gifts. You could perhaps pay to have a tree planted in the child´s name. If it is planted locally they could potentially go there when they are older and enjoy having a picnic and playing under it.
Something to play with
Children love to play, so a toy-related gift can be a fantastic idea. A high-quality teddy bear or a wooden swing are just two great examples of the type of present I am thinking about. They should both last and be enjoyed for years. Plus, they could potentially be stowed away and passed on down to the next generation.
Something you make yourself
You could potentially make a christening gift. This short article contains 27 excellent ideas. Some you have to physically make, others you contribute something towards and let a professional firm create the actual item for you. Amongst my favorites are customized storybooks and a personalized keepsake box. There are literally hundreds of gift manufacturers and print firms out there that offer this service, so you are bound to find something that you like.
Have you got any Christenings coming up this year? What do you plan to give as gifts? Do share in a comment below.
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