Baby Christening Gifts

Here are some ideas for meaningful baby christening gifts to celebrate this memorable and special day for baby.

For an easy overview, I have classified these gift ideas for baby's Christening in three categories:

- religious / classic  baptism gifts

- 'other' meaningful baptism gift ideas

symbolic christening gifts (click here to see)

a boy guardian angel doll with blonde hair on the left side wearing a green jumpsuit and blue shoes and a poem about a guardian angel on the right sideguardian angel doll and guardian angel poem

Religious Baby Christening Gifts

Silver Cross

A silver cross for hanging over baby's crib is THE classic baby christening gift and always a good idea.

A silver wall cross is a special addition to any baby's room and a gift to be treasured for many years. Other sterling silver baby gifts such as an engraved silver spoon or a photo frame are classic baptism gift ideas, too and can make cherished keepsakes. 

More silver baby gift ideas.

Baby Rosary In Keepsake Box

Rosaries can be incredibly meaningful and cherished gifts. There are various types of rosaries available, from traditional ones made with beads to more modern or personalized designs. And there's "My first rosary gifts" available in cute and appropriate designs for little girls and little boys. Some rosaries come in beautiful boxes, some with an inscription such as "my first rosary" (ad). These make a perfect religious christening gift.

However, for a christening you can also gift a rosary for older children or grown-ups. There's personalized ones with the recipient's name, initials or a special message engraved on the crucifix or center medal. You might also consider a heirloom quality rosary with high-quality materials meant to last for generations. These might be sterling silver, gold-plated or handcrafted by skilled artisans.

Classic Keepsakes Silver-Plated Certificate Holder

If you wonder where to keep the baby's birth and / or Christening certificate, there's the perfect gift box: The Jewelry Adviser Gifts Birth Certificate Holder Memory Set is a classic keepsake gift for baby's baptism. It can be used to hold and protect certificates, diplomas, momentous documents and/or photos. This box includes a silver plated birth certificate holder, as well as a first tooth box and a first curl box. Simply perfect to give as a baby Christening gift. 

Baby Cross Pendant / Necklace

Cross pendants or necklaces are a gift to keep until baby is a bit older. A small cross or pendant can be a symbolic and lasting gift,  give it to baby's baptism and the child can wear it at his or her First Communion or Confirmation. Cross pendants come in all styles and sizes, with or without necklace and in gold or silver. They can be quite plain or with an accent diamond or birthstone. A great religious baby gift to cherish for years to come. 

Jesus Loves Me Musical Lamb by BABY GUND

GUND have a very cute and super soft little plush lamb that has embroidered facial features and a neck ribbon with the message 'Jesus Loves Me'. It also plays 'Jesus Loves Me' and is surface washable. An awesome christening baby gift available on amazon.    

Baptism Gown

If you are a very close relative (grandmother, grandfather) or the godmother, godfather of the baby, giving the baptism gown for baby is a nice gift idea, too. However, it is probably better not to buy the outfit on your own but rather let the parents (or at least the mother) decide. You can either accompany them when they shop for the gown and then pay for it directly or order at an online shop for them, alternatively give them a gift card for a baptism outfit in advance.    

green background and text: You are a child of God. You are wonderfully made, dearly loved and precious in His sight. Before God made you, He knew you... There is no one else like you!religious baby poem

You are a child of God. You are wonderfully made, dearly loved and precious in His sight. Before God made you, He knew you... There is no one else like you!

Religious Baby Book Gift Basket

How about putting a bunch of religious baby books in a basket and add some cute little companion for baby such as a cuddly lamb or alternatively a cozy pillow or a cuddly blanket? Yes, please ;-)

Learn here how to make a (religious) homemade baby book gift basket.

Children's Bible

A beautifully illustrated children's bible also is a meaningful gift for a baby's Christening and a great addition to a money gift or gift certificate.

Other / Classic Baby Christening Gifts

Cuddly Plush Toy by STEIFF

a brown and cuddly Steiff teddy bear sitting on a shelf. The yellow Steiff tag is clearly visible.Steiff teddy bear - with the famous yellow button in ear trademark

The German based company STEIFF do have a vast offering of ever so cute baby plush toys, teddy bears and animals. By giving a STEIFF gift, baby will have a Christening or Baptism keepsake for a lifetime. Steiff also offers a cute range of collectibles and limited editions so your gift might be the beginning of a Steiff collection. 

With its button in ear trademark, you make sure to gift a genuine Steiff item, made of premium materials such as alpaca, cashmere, mohair, cotton velvet, wool plush and valuable woven plush.

Opt for a cute and cozy baby sheep or whale as sheeps and whales (especially if the baby's name is Noah) relate to religion and a Christening or take a classic teddy bear - your Christening gift will be loved and treasured for sure.

You can get Steiff items at amazon (ad) and also at the official Steiff online shop, there's worldwide shipping and an English page for the US and Canada.

Amber Teething Necklace

Suitable for boys and girls, an amber teething necklace makes a great baby christening gift. Amber is renowned for its healing and calming influence for a long time already. It is Europe's oldest gemstone and a natural remedy used for mental and physical well-being. In the Middle Ages amber was one of the most important drugs and until today amber is found in homeopathic remedies to relieve pain.

For babies and toddlers amber is used to soothe teething pain, ear aches, an upset stomach and a sore throat. Moreover it is said to calm anxiety and it also serves as an anti-spasmodic.

If you are worried about strangulation, let baby wear an amber anklet or bracelet instead. Double-wrapped, the amber necklace can be worn as a bracelet or anklet. Alternatively buy the appropriate size for baby's arm or foot right away, there are special teething bracelets and anklets available as well as gift sets consisting of a necklace and a bracelet.

Christening Photo Album

A special Christening photo album is perfect to preserve the precious moments of baby's christening / baptism. It is a great keepsake to remember this special day in baby's life.

There's prettily designed christening albums with satin ribbon and 'my baptism' printed on. They usually have the right size (about 30-40 spaces for photographs) to cover that special day and occasion. This is a thoughtful and lovely christening gift idea to always cherish and remember that special festivity.

Wagon for Baby

A wagon to pull baby along to the park or to use for other outdoor activities always is good fun. This is a great Christening gift idea from the grandparents or the aunts and uncles. Since it's a more expensive gift you can even gift it as a family. See multiple kids wagons and what they have to offer here.

What to write in your Christening congratulations card: baby bible verses, religious baby poems and sample messages.

More Christening gift ideas here.

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