Baptism Christening Gifts
Baptism is a sacrament in which all Christian churches partake, although when and how it is carried out differs. In the Catholic church, baptism – or Christening – usually occurs during infancy, although older children or adults who convert can also receive the sacrament. Baptism is the remission of original sin and the Holy Spirit’s inaugural mark on a life. The baptismal sacrament begins a Catholic child’s path towards the other sacraments and a rich faith life. At a baptism, at least one non-parent must be presented as a sponsor, otherwise known as a godparent. Most parents choose two godparents, one of each gender, a godmother and a godfather. A godparent must serve as an example and role model in the church, while actively supporting the child in their Catholic and life endeavors.
It is common to celebrate baptism with a present to the child and family, so mark the welcoming of a new child into the world and into the church with our large selection of baptism gifts. We offer a wide variety of Christening presents for both boys and girls. From Christening jewelry to guardian angel pictures, we have hand-picked only the finest selection of baptism gifts to help you signify the momentous occasion of a loved one's birth and baptism. If you are selecting a baby boy or baby girl baptism gift, choose something to suit the personality of the girl or boy (and his or her family). You can select a traditional Christening gift – like a simple wooden baby rosary or religious crib medal – or choose something more modern like a plush stuffed animal or religious toy set. A godparent’s choice for a baptism gift for the baby girl or boy is particularly important, as these Christening gifts are treasured for years to come. A gift from the godparent really does symbolize one of the most important religious and personal relationships a child will have.
Obviously, baptismal gifts for infants are as much for mom and dad as for the baby! As such, you might consider Christening gifts more oriented towards the family. For example, St. Patrick’s Guild carries Willow Tree statues designed specifically to commemorate the family or the mother-child relationship. Other décor items, like baptism-themed wall art, serve as a gift for the entire family and enhance their shared space.
Popular baby boy baptism gifts that signify the momentous occasion include our personalized baby boy baptismal cross. This baby boy baptism gift is laser-engraved with his name and date of Christening. Another common choice for a boy’s baptism gift is our Gaelic framed baptismal blessing. This special baptism Christening gift for boys can also be personalized by placing a picture of the occasion in the provided space.
You will find a large selection of baby girl baptism gifts as well. An eternal favorite for a girl’s baptism gift is a personalized name plaque. This baby girl baptism gift is truly unique because it not only includes the child’s name, but also the meaning of the name. The plaque includes a complementary bible verse. Another choice for a baby girl baptism present (or for boys!) is the My Baptism Book. This book is the baptism gift for girls that keeps on giving because, as she grows, it teaches the baptismal girl about this important first step in the church. As she grows older, she’ll be able to better grasp the rite of baptism by reading this book.
Baptism gift bestsellers include gifts that are not necessarily “baptismal” in nature – they are simply baby-oriented gifts. After all, this may be the first gift you are giving to the baby, so you may just want to select something sweet or fun to commemorate the birth as much as the sacrament. You will even find cherished heirloom-quality baby gifts like baby cups and spoons made out of precious metals (they can be personalized).
Additionally, St Patrick’s Guild is a resource for items you need on the day of the event. Peruse our selection of baptismal gowns and attire. Traditionally, an infant will wear white to symbolize the purity created by baptism. You can also find important Christening accessories like bonnets, jewelry, boots, and baptismal blankets. We even carry baptism invitations and themed religious party supplies to complete the day’s festivities. If you are planning the celebration of your own child’s baptism, you may also want to consider a gift for the child’s godparents – frames, cards, jewelry, and godparent-related books are all available at St. Patrick’s Guild.