10 Baptism Gift Suggestions for Children
If you're not sure what to give as a baptism gift, take note of these 10 suggestions.
If you’ve found yourself on the guest list for a baptism and are having a hard time choosing the right gift, we’re here to help. Today, we’ll offer 10 baptism gift suggestions to help you narrow your search.
Baptism is a religious event in which parents of the child in question organize a ceremony and invite guests. These guests usually include godparents, family members and close friends, and guests usually bring gifts.
While individuals can be baptized at any age, we’ll be focusing on gifts for babies. This is an important detail when it comes to choosing a baptism gift. Below, you’ll find a list of suggestions.
10 baptism gift ideas
1. A toiletry bag
Among the gifts for a baptism, this one will be very useful for the mother. She can use a toiletry bag to comfortably transport her baby’s toiletries, such as wet wipes, diaper creams, perfume, etc.
2. A soft musical toy
Soothing music is a great ally when it comes to helping little ones fall asleep. With that in mind, look for a stuffed animal or some other soft cloth object that plays gentle music. That way, the little one can snuggle the toy as he or she drifts off to the sound of a sweet lullaby.
3. A ruler to stick on the wall
Nothing is more exciting than recording special moments in a baby’s life. For that reason, this is a gift that parents are sure to love. They can use the ruler in the future to track their little one’s growth during the first years of his or her life.
4. A pacifier holder
Any parent can tell you that the last thing you want to do is lose your baby’s favorite pacifier. Along the same lines, when a pacifier falls to the ground, washing it properly isn’t always a possibility.
Pacifier holders are the perfect solution. They consist of a ribbon or plastic chain that attaches to the child’s clothing on one end, and the pacifier on the other. Losing or dropping the pacifier becomes virtually impossible.
5. A hypoallergenic stuffed animal
Another great baptism gift idea is a hypoallergenic stuffed animal. Stuffed animals are great companions for little ones and also serve as comfort objects, or transitional objects.
You should make sure the stuffed animal has been certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Also, check that it has Asthma and Allergy Friendly® Certification from Allergy Standards Limited (ASL).
6. A mobile with a sensor included
While mom is preparing a bottle, getting in a quick shower, or taking care of some other task, she’ll likely leave her little one in the crib. For these moments, a mobile provides the perfect distraction to keep her baby calm.
What’s more, today you can find mobiles that come with sensors to detect when babies are crying. When that happens, lights and music come on to get the infant’s attention and soothe him or her. This will no doubt be a useful gift.
7. A gift basket
If you can’t decide on one gift in particular, you can put together a gift basket. Inside, you can include different hygiene products, a wash cloth, and any other small item. This a great option if you’re tight on time, but still makes a great baptism gift on baby’s big day.
8. A picture frame
This type of gift is always appreciated. Parents can even use the frame to showcase a picture from the baptism and give it a special spot in their home.
Furthermore, you can choose from a wide variety of styles, prices and designs, so you’ll have no problem finding something great.
9. A baby photo album
Look for a photo album designed to celebrate the first 12 months of a baby’s life. The parents will be able to choose a special photo from each month to include in the album. Some albums also have spaces to make note of special events and dates, like baby’s first tooth, and, of course, baby’s baptism!
10. Baptism outfit
If you’re especially close to the family, you can offer to take care of the baby’s baptism outfit. Of course, be sure to check with the parents on this before making any purchases, and keep their tastes and desires in mind.
Traditionally, babies wear white for their baptism, but the parents may wish for something different.
Now, if you’re the godmother or godfather, then the panorama changes. Social conventions dictate that godfathers take care of bringing drinks to the party for the toast.
As for godmothers, they’re usually expected to give the baby a necklace (usually gold) and a small souvenir for the women that attend the party.
But, remember the most important thing you can give to the baby and parents is your unconditional love and friendship.