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What to Buy for a Christening Gift?

August 21, 2018Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration, Uncategorised

Being invited to a little one’s Christening or naming ceremony is such a special privilege. It’s likely to be the first special day in their life, and it introduces their relationship with god. Many of us want to gift the baby a heartfelt keepsake, but it can be difficult to know what to buy for a christening gift. My 1st Years has a huge selection of personalised gifts perfect for christenings, naming ceremonies and all other special occasions.

what-to-buy-for-a-christeningWhat is a Christening?

Christenings are held to mark the beginning of a baby’s journey in the Christian Faith. The ceremony is a Christian blessing where the baby/child is baptised, this is a traditional ritual where water is sprinkled or poured over the head of a baby. The tradition comes from the bible where Jesus was baptised in the river Jordan in the hands of John the Baptist. At a Christening parents and chosen godparents will make a promise to support the child, pray for them, teach them to be a good person and help them to learn about the Christian faith. After the ceremony many parents choose to host a small party or tea, to spend time with the guests and carry on celebrating the child.

For those who like the name of officially welcoming a new arrival and marking the importance of their name but are not religious, many places now offer a naming ceremony. This usually includes non-religious promises and a welcoming of the child.

What to Buy for a Christening Gift?

It is not compulsory to gift the child on their christening but many of us like to treat the new arrival to a timeless keepsake they’ll treasure forever. For a truly unique gift that shows that you’re thinking of them, we recommend a personalised gift. My 1st Years have a huge selection of personalised items including religious pieces, books, frames and money boxes. Discover our top presents to purchase for a christening below…

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Personalised 3-Piece Teddy Bear Cutlery Set – £22

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Personalised Silver Heart Trinket Box with Cross – £22

 

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Personalised Baby Bangle – £60

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Personalised Memory Box – £36

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Personalised Train Money Box – £22

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Personalised Christening Photo Frame – £20

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Personalised Silver Money Box – £28

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Personalised Peter Rabbit Book – £26

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Personalised birth Certificate Holder – £34