Looking for a Christening Gift?
Welcome to our new website! A christening, sometimes known as baptism, is a very special and joyous occasion for any family, but finding a suitable and original christening gift can be a real problem, particularly as the subject is often very young.
Here at Christening Gift Ideas, we have put together a selection of fantastic christening gifts ideas that are unique, original - even unusual! Many are designed to be kept for a lifetime as a treasured momento of that special day, and can be often be personalised with the recipient's name and your own special message.
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Dedicate A Tree
If you're looking for an original christening gift idea that is also environmentally friendly, this could be it!
Dedicate a tree with the Woodland Trust for just £15 which includes a personalised certificate. Choose from 50 locations across the UK from young woodlands to more established forests.
Although the trees are not marked on-site, all areas are publically accessible and make a great way to spend an afternoon out, knowing that you helped support the area's wellbeing.
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Out Of This World!
This fantastic package lets you name a real star after your loved one, a fact recorded in the Intergalactic Star Database.
Included in the presentation tin is a registration card for you to register the details of the recipient and get back a personalised certificate of registration.
Also included in the tin are the actual coordinates of your star, and a map of the night sky poster. You will also find a guide to the northern constellations.
A great christening present for boys or girls that will remain with them for life!
Pink Christening Presents for Girls
The colour pink has always been associated with girls. Here are a few ideas for inexpensive christening gifts in this bright and pleasant colour.
A super soft blanket that is made from 100% polyester fleece. Featuring stitched edging and a cream coloured heart, the blanket can also be embroidered with the baby's name and date of birth to give it an extra special touch.
This nicely sized christening memory box is ideal for storing keepsakes from the special day. Made from sturdy card in a charming pastel pink with handmade decorations. Finished with a decorative gingham ribbon and a strong magnet ensures the lid stays firmly shut.
This charming baby dolly is so soft that it is suitable for newborns. She has embroidered features and a pink spotted dress and matching hat. It's easily washable too. Made by Gund, America's oldest and most prestigious soft toy company with over 100 year experience.
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Christening Gifts for Boys and Girls
Silver plated gifts always seem to look special and this trio is no exception. Sensibly priced, they all make great christening gifts that we're sure will be warmly received.
The timeless characters of Winne the Pooh and his friend Tigger feature on the side of this stunning silver cup.
We Like: Everyone loves Winnie the Pooh and Tigger!
This most traditional of toys not only has a fantastic silver plated finish but can also be personalised.
We Like: A traditional that has a practical use too
One of the most elegant trinket boxes we've seen, and quote generously sized at 9cm square and 5cm tall.
We Like: A very elegant combination of silver and velvet
Traditional Christening Gifts
The Very Hungry Catapillar Pops Up!
Whatever happened to more traditional gifts? If you've ever thought that then you'll be pleased to see this good old fashioned Jack-in-the-Box!
This particular one stars the popular hungry catapillar character as 'Jack'. A nice touch is that the 'Pop Goes The Weasel' tune is played as the handle is turned, and then - out pops the catapillar!
Brightly coloured and well made, this would make a great christening present for an inquisitive youngster, and of course it fits in perfectly with a wide range of other 'Hungry Catapillar' gifts and toys.
Personalised Christening Gifts
The Automated Story Teller
Every child loves to hear their own name mentioned, so this personalised CD will be a real treat!
It features more than 50 minutes of varied songs and stories with your child's name specially recorded into the narration! All voices featured have British accents.
Songs and nursery rhymes include The Grand Old Duke of York, Humpty Dumpty and Incy Wincy Spider, while stories include The Tortoise and the Hare and Goldilocks.
Ideal for car journeys or bedtime, your personal CD will be delivered in just 1-3 working days.
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Giant Panda - Bamboo Shoots Optional!
This is simply one of the cutest cuddly toys around! What's more at 75cm long it's also probably one of the biggest!
We are sure that no little one can resist the ultra soft black and white fur of this chap. It's is very well made from high quality parts and the soft fur is surface washable.
Its manufactured under a fair trade agreement so you are sure the people who made it are treated well and the toy conforms to all European safety standards. A great christening present for girls or boys of any age!
Christening Gifts for Boys
Silver and Crystal Rocking Horses
This lovely silver plated ornament is a wonderful rendition of a traditional rocking horse of old. The silver plating is wonderfully complemented by a large Swarovski crystal right in the centre.
In this case the crystal is blue, but if your're looking for a girl's christening gift then a pink crystal version is also available. A great christening gift idea that will also look great in the nursery or even on the mantelpiece.
Two by Two
Noah's Ark Wooden Box Set
If you are looking for something that is not so run of the mill then take a look at this wonderfully detailed box set.
A solid wooden noah's ark supplied with 13 pairs of animals and of course Noah himself. Each animal is beautifully detailed and painted in pastel shades, and each twin is slightly different!
Comes in a matching presentation gift box. We think this will make a wonderful christening present for girls or boys and being practical, will give them hours of enjoyment too!
Traditional Christening Gifts
Bible Themed Presents
As a christening is a religious ceremony, sometimes it makes sense to give a present that reflects this. No gift can be more traditional than the bible, so here are a few ideas on this theme:
A really nice crystal bible in an open book format which sits at an angle for maximum effect. The left hand page contains a picture of a church and the occasion engraved. The right hand page has space for name, date and location.
We Like: Really nice quality engraving and delivered within 3 working days.
What could be more traditional than a pur white bible? This white imitation leather bible comes with your own personal message in silver effect lettering. Pocket sized but with the full text of the popular Authorized King James Version Bible.
We Like: It is beautifully bound and comes with it's own presentation box.
A deluxe and beautifully crafted bible in genuine white leather with a hallmarked sterling silver cross on the cover. Your recipients name is embossed on the front in silver and your personal message of up to 50 letters is embossed on the back.
We Like: Each page is edged in silver leaf making it a real Rolls-Royce of bibles!
Traditional Christening Gifts
Silver Plated Present Ideas
You can't beat a traditional silver or silver plated christening gift for impact, and the often timeless design of such presents means that they can be kept and treasured for a lifetime.
A really traditional gift for a newborn, this rattle looks elegant and makes a gentle noise when shaken. We are sure the little one won't want to let go!
We Like: Handle is designed to be easily held by little hands.
Another lovely traditional christening gift. Part of the popular Twinkle Twinkle collection, the brush has lovely soft luxurious bristles.
We Like: A cute teddy bear motif is featured on both items.
What little girl wouldn't like this sterling silver jewellery on her christening day? The delightful sterling silver heart locket is on a 40cm chain.
We Like: Comes in a lovely hand decorated presentation box.
Personalised Christening Gifts
Add A Personal Touch To Your Presents
There are many wonderful christening presents available today, but to make your gift really special why not personalise it? Many christening gifts are designed to carry a special message that make it that much more special. Here are some ideas for you:
This cuddly little chap is really soft and fluffy and wears a cute knitted jumper with your own personal 3 line message. You can even choose the colour of the text - pink, blue, green or red.
Add a bit of Hollywoode glamour to things with this really neat idea. It's a photographic replica of the famous stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Available in pink or blue it also contains your own message of up to 28 words. Even comes supplied in a stylish black frame.
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Unusual Money Boxes as Christening Presents
We have recently been struck by how many varied money boxes are available now, and what great christening gifts they make, particularly if you drop in a few varied coins (or notes) to get started. Here are 3 of our current favourites.
What little boy would not be happy with his own personal helicopter? Features some nice detailing around the windows and door.
We Like: Even the rotor blades and tail rotors spin around.
In the style of Cinderella's pumpkin coach. Lovely details such as a crowned princess etched into the side.
We Like: All 4 wheels go round so can be played with.
A simply charming old fashioned merry go round complete with three horses that move up and down as you turn the carousel.
We Like: Can be personalised with your own mesage.
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Christening Gifts for Girls
Here are a few ideas and pointers if you are currently looking for christening presents for girls. There are a wide range of such gifts available from the traditional to unusual, and of course more practical presents that can be used every day.
A lovely soft dolly that is specially designed to be safe for even newborn babies, and is easily washable. Made by American soft toy experts Gund, we are sure any little girl would love to cuddle up to it!
A strikingly design that is something a little out of the ordinary. 12 small photo frames are arranged around the hands of a clock and provide a great opportunity to document babie's first 12 months. Ideal for the nursery, a blue version is also available for the boys.
A lovely piece of sterling silvery that would make an ideal christening present for a little girl. 5cm in diameter and fully adjustable, it is designed to be worn throughout her childhood. Presented in a felt lined gift box, it can also be personalised with your message of up to 15 letters.
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Christening Gifts - Best Sellers
It can sometimes be so difficult to find a suitable christening present can't it - so here is our way of helping out! Below are a few of the recent bestselling christening presents - this is what others are actually buying so hopefully you can get some ideas for that perfect gift of your own!
This is one of the loveliest photo frames we've seen for a while. The silver plating gives it an expensive look, while the graphics around the outside are really cute! There's space on the front for engraving the name of the recipient as well as the occasion and the date.
This is a very traditional gift. The pure white imitation leather cover is embossed with your own personal message in silver effect lettering. It even comes in it's own matching presentation slip box.
Unusual Christening Gifts
Looking For An Original Gift Idea?
There's nothing wrong with choosing a traditional christening present such as a photo frame, teddy bear or a piece of jewellery, but there's no doubt that something more unusual will be just as well received and appreciated, and may even become the talking point of the day! Here are three such gifts to consider.
A beautifully detailed silver plated model that also has a very practical use as a money box. Details include the anchor and even the skull and crossbones flag!
We Like: Also comes with a silver plate that can be engraved and fixed to the base for that personal touch.
A charming winged tooth fairy sits serenely on a mother of pearl design top lid, while inside a soft black velvet compartment provides a safe area to keep baby's first tooth.
We Like: Fine detailing includes raised white flowers around the base. Screw top lid keeps contents safe.
A fine white china ornament featuring a newborn baby wrapped in a blanket, enclosed by a protective circle which is symbolic of the protective love of its parents.
We Like: Part of the 'Circles of Love' collection, depicting themes of love and family.
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Baby Hand and Foot Casting Kits
These casting kits are a really great idea for a gift as they create something really personal and unique, and are sure to be real talking point for years to come. Here we look at three popular kits, each with their own different style.
Bright pink clay is soft and easy to take a cast. When done simply bake in the oven and mount in the frame. Also available in blue.
We Like: The metal double size frame also includes space for a 6 x 4 inch photo of the little one.
With it's white plaster and matching modern white frame this is bang up to date and would make a stylish addition for any mantelpiece.
We Like: This particular kit doesn't require oven baking but instead simply dries at room temperature.
Create really detailed casts and capture every wrinkle! Use the supplied metallic paint to complete the effect and mount in the frame.
We Like: There's enough material for up to six hand or foot casts and space in the frame for two of them.
(Almost) A Royal Christening
The Victorian Gothic Chapel is often attended by the Queen for her Sunday church service when she is resident at Windsor Castle and is not usually available to the public.
But read how a family connection enabled two lucky children to have their christening at the Royal Chapel one crisp October afternoon.
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Christening Gifts for Older Children
It can often be quite straightforward finding and choosing christening gifts for newborns, but for older children it can be a lot more difficult to find something appropriate. Here are a few ideas to help.
Sign the plate using the supplied special pen and then simply bake it in the oven to seal, preserving names and messages forever.
We Like: After the first bake, you can add more signatures and then simply bake again!
Simply upload a photo of your choice and it will be etched into this stylish glass prism, a real 3D image that catches the eye.
We Like: The high resolution laser etching means the photo will never fade in the sun!
An A4 sized chart mounted ready for framing. Includes facts concering world events and personal characteristics.
We Like: A unique historical gift thats always sure to be a great talking point
Unusual Gift Idea
Silver Noah's Ark Musical Box
If you are looking for a really special and unique christening present that also has a practical use then this stunning silver plated musical box might be it.
It is highly detailed, and features a number of animals aboard the ark, including giraffes, lions and elephants. There is even a couple of small birds taking refuge on the roof.
Made by Newbridge Silverware, one of Ireland's premier silverware producers who have over 70 years experience. Silver just seems such a suitable material for christening gifts and this item certainly demonstrates that.
A christening, is the formal occasion when a person, usually an infant, is named and baptised and signifies their entry into the Christian Church.
Although most christening ceremonies are for babies, it is not uncommon for older children and even adults to be christened - there is no age limit.
A christening ceremony is fairly short and last around half an hour. The baptism is the part of the ceremony where the person is sprinkled with water as a sign that they have been cleansed of sin and have entered the Church.
Godparents were originally introduced into the baptism service to answer for the infant who obviously couldn't do that for themselves. Godparents also promise to bring the child up in the Christian faith.
The child's parents can be godparents, though most godparents are other family members or close friends.
It is customary for attendees to present a christening gift which is usually either something practical, ornamental or religious.