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
We have partnered with The Children’s Society to offer a range of traditional and contemporary christening gifts, including a silver Noah’s ark, a stunning Bible story book, with stories re-told by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and a Children’s ISA to help you save for your child’s future . There are also virtual gifts which support their vital work.
The Children’s Society supports the most vulnerable children and young people in our country. Choosing a Christening gift from them you can help to continue to share the gifts of life, peace and joy with children and families facing poverty and neglect. You have the opportunity both to give a gift to the newly baptized child and to make a difference to the lives of some of our country’s most disadvantaged children.
“The Children’s Society supports the most vulnerable children and young people in our country. Choosing a Christening gift from them you can help to continue to share the gifts of life, peace and joy with children and families facing poverty and neglect.”
Information on the gifts can be found at http://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-you-can-do/donate/christening-gifts
The money raised from each gift will go directly towards supporting The Children’s Society’s work with and for children and families who face poverty and neglect on a daily basis.
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:
Bible Reading Fellowship
Lion Hudson books
The Church of England’s publishing website
The Church House Bookshop
- Books of prayers
There are lots of lovely prayer books. Eden has a wide choice to browse.
- Symbolic gifts
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.
During a christening your child will be baptized with water. It’s the start of an amazing journey of faith for your child and a special day for all your friends and family. Follow the links to find answers to your questions and to explore all that a christening means, not just on the day but long afterwards.
The party’s over, the balloons are down and the outfit is packed away. But the amazing journey of faith continues. Find out here some simple ideas to help as life settles down and your child begins to grow up.