Baptism Gift Ideas For Babies

Here are some baptism gift ideas for when you are invited to a baby's baptism or baby christening. This is the right place to find the perfect baby baptism gift.

I will save you some really hard work and thinking when it comes to baptism and christening gift ideas. See my tips and a pre-selection of really unique and cute baptismal gifts for babies.

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Baby's Baptism - A Really Joyful Event

The baptism of a baby is a joyful celebration. With it, by request of its parents, baby is accepted as a member of the church. It's a great idea if your gift somehow reflects that happy event.

 These baptism gift ideas are categorized as follows:

* symbolic baptism gifts,

* religious / classic christening gift ideas

* other baptism gift ideas.

On this page I have especially listed symbolic baptism gift ideas. Symbolic baptism gifts often carry deeper meanings that reflect the significance of the sacrament.

At the  bottom of this page, you'll find a link to direct you to religious, classic and other baptism gift ideas.


Symbolic Baptism Gift Ideas

Plant A Tree For Baby

a pair of hands planting a little plant / tree into brown soil

This gift symbolizes growth, food, sustainability and life itself. Give baby a tree as a baptism gift. Suitable is a fruit tree such as an apple tree to plant in "baby's" garden. Give the tree in a pot and plant with baby's parents or once the baby is a toddler and can help, too. The little child can see its tree grow and some years later the kid will love to watch the apples grow, harvest them and eat them.

Another suitable tree is a ginkgo tree, also called  "tree of life". The ginkgo is native to China and since ancient times has been planted in Japanese and Chinese gardens. It is now valued in many parts of the world. Because of its healing properties, the tree is associated with strength, hope and life. 

A really personal gift idea! Give together with a card explaining what the gift symbolizes and that it is meant to accompany baby's life.    

Name A Star

Name a star for baby, symbolizing love, eternity, light and closeness. Buy and name a star for baby's baptism. However, you should be aware that the star name you are purchasing is not scientifically recognized - nevertheless this is a nice personalized gift. You can order it online and you will get a star certificate with the precise coordinates to present at baby's special day. There are several online sellers, all offering several gift packs at various prices. Packages come for example with a framed or unframed certificate, as a kids package, as a deluxe package, with a charm, etc. The certificates also come in several languages such as English, French, Spanish, German, and others.

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Money Gift

You might say, a money gift is not the ordinary symbolic baptism gift and you are right! However, sometimes giving money is not the worst idea and you can still pimp it up with a small symbolic addition. So if you have been asked for a money gift or a gift card make sure to wrap it in a cute way and if you want add that symbolic touch: How about getting a little cuddly lamb for baby and attaching it to your voucher or money gift.

My diaper babies are also adorable and a nice way to pimp up a baby gift voucher with. They are easy to make, for instructions click on the photo.

Find more cute gift wrapping ideas here.

Baby Nightlight

Bring happiness and brightness into baby's life by giving a baby nightlight for baby's baptism. Add a card and explain what your gift should symbolize. 

There are many (#ad) cute nightlights with various features available. You can get some in the form of a sheep or lamb which I think is great for a baptism gift since the lamb is a common symbol in religion. Before you choose your favorite, you might like to check out these two unique ones:

The Berest 'Rechargeable Dreamy Sheep" with sounds and lights is really cute. If you prefer another animal, there's a large choice of designs. 

The plug-in stained angel nightlight is in Tiffany style and also a great idea to give for a baby's baptism! It comes in a variety of colors so you can even choose a pink one of a girl and a blue one for a boy. 

Noah's Ark Design

Baby products or toys with (#ad) Noah's Ark design qualify for a wonderful symbolic baby baptism gift with a biblical theme. Noah's Ark is a quite popular baby design and many items feature it such as soft baby blankets, crib bedding sets, muslin swaddle blankets, cuddly toys, mealtime sets and many more.

The Precious Moments Noah's Ark piggy bank is very cute and suitable for baby's of every gender. This makes a unique and very thoughtful symbolic gift for a baptism to make sure baby always has a few extra pennies in its life. This is also a great extra for a money gift. Add a quote such as "This piggy bank is for hopes, projects and schemes to help you save for all your dreams."  

More Symbolic Baptism Gift Ideas

Baptism Blanket 

This is a wonderful gift idea if you are the baby's godmother or godfather but also for anybody else.

Give warmth and a sense of security to your godchild. Design a personalized baby blanket on zazzle that features your commitment as a godparent or alternatively a religious baby quote for your godchild. You can add baby's name and the baptism details, too. A truly unique and useful baptism gift idea from a godmother, a godfather or the godparents and also a great keepsake for the godchild. This soft blanket for baby will symbolize purity and innocence, the love of the godparent(s) as well as the warmth of God's love.

Unique (#ad) baby baptism blanket, girl and boy design available.

Guardian Angel For Baby

Choose a guarding angel to protect baby! The well-known German company HABA feature very cute and cuddly guardian angel dolls and guardian angel clutching toys which are recommended from birth. Pictured below is Toni. He and his girl friend Tine are approx. 9" tall and belong to HABA's pure nature line: controlled organic farming produces the highest quality cottons for both the threads and the outer materials; tested by an independent CPSC accredited laboratory, LGA, that specifically control harmful substances. So you can be sure the doll does not only look cute but is a safe toy for baby, too. Check out and search for your country or  

a winged blonde boy dolly wearing a green bodysuit and blue shoes standing in a gift boxso cute: guardian angel Toni

When giving a guardian angel, it's a cute idea to add this quote to your card:

'From joyful angels you have come, to fill our hearts with love. A guardian angel keeps her watch, protecting from above'. 



Gift Certificate For Baby's First Shoes

Help baby make the first steps into this wonderful world by giving a gift certificate for its first shoes! Design a nice gift voucher and offer to accompany the family and baby when they go to the shoe store and to pay for baby's first shoes. These first shoes often also become a keepsake. So even if they won't fit for too long, they will be a gift for a lifetime! 

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Baby Time Capsule

This baptism gift idea is timeless: make or start a baby time capsule to preserve a part of history for baby. This gift sympolizes the past, history, childhood and much more. Here is how to make a time capsule for baby. 



Religious, classic and other baptism gift ideas

Want to know what to write in your baby baptism card? Find religious baby poems and baby bible verses to cite as well as sample messages for your baptismal congratulations here: religious baby wishes.  

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