Parents, grandparents, and Godparents celebrate religious milestones in a child’s life not only with church ceremonies but often with a family get-together, party, and gifts. Finding beautiful and unique religious gifts for baptisms, christenings, First Communion and Confirmation can be challenging. When you find the perfect religious gifts to give, they can be memorable and full of love to commemorate the special day.
Religious Gifts for a Baptism or Christening
Baptism / Christening Quilt
An embroidered baptism quilt or Christening quilt makes a beautiful and practical gift. Company Twenty-Six on Etsy offers elegant quilts trimmed in white, pink, blue, and gray. You can get the baby’s name, the date of the event, and a cross embroidered on the blanket.
Baptism / Christening Bib
A beautiful lace bib embroidered with a cross and baby’s name makes a sweet baptism or Christening gift. Personalization Mall boasts several styles in white, blue, and pink. The lace one is perfect for the ceremony, while the others would be nice for the family party.
A beautiful custom photo frame engraved with the child’s name and the date of the baptism or Christening makes a perfect gift to remember the special day. The wooden picture frame will hold a 5×7 or 8×10-inch photo from the Etsy store Lifetime Creations. The frame also features a cross and the Bible verse Psalm 91:11: “For He Shall Give His Angels Charge Over You, To Keep You In All Of Your Ways.”
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A stuffed lamb or bear always makes a sweet baby gift for any occasion. The My Friend Jesus Stuffed Doll puts Jesus right into the child’s hands. The friendly plush is the perfect size for small hands. It is just over 12 inches tall.
A Baptism Block is a unique way to commemorate the special day for the little one in your life. The beautiful decoration will look adorable on the baby’s dresser. The BLOCKSetc Etsy store sells the blocks, which boast six custom sides featuring the baby’s initials, name, baptism/christening/dedication, church/location, a cross, and a special message or verse. They come in various sizes ranging from 2 to 4 inches and nine different colors.
The Fisher-Price Little People Nativity is perfect for a baby baptism or Christening. The hands-on nativity for toddlers can grow with the child as he/she learns the Christmas story. Children love playing with and rearranging the figures that include Baby Jesus, Mary, Jesus, the Angel, and six animal figures. Children really learn to love the story of the Birth of Jesus as they get to play with the toys.
Religious Gifts for First Communion or Confirmation
Finding the perfect gift for First Communion and Confirmation can be tricky, too. But with a bit of research, you can find beautiful religious gifts to celebrate the milestones.
Precious Moments Picture Frame and Cross
Since 1978, Precious Moments figures and decorations have become collectibles. The zinc alloy Precious Moments 4×6 photo frame with the sentiment “May His Light Shine in Your Heart Today & Always” makes an excellent gift for First Communion or Confirmation. It is a bit trendier than the traditional ceramic Precious Moments figures. Precious Moments also boasts a silver zinc alloy rosary box with a rosary and a cross with the same sentiment.
Millions enjoy praying the rosary. A rosary is a very personal gift that a young Confirmand will treasure. The CatholicShop.com features engravable rosaries, sterling silver rosaries, wooden rosaries, and more. They have rosaries made with beads made from freshwater pearls, amethyst, rubies, and more. The CatholicShop takes pride that its rosaries are durable, made of quality materials, and hold exquisite beauty.
A compass is a thoughtful gift for First Communion and Confirmation. The vintage-looking Be Strong and Courageous compass, by the company Neovivid, is engraved with the verse Joshua 1:9: Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. It comes in a leather storage case.
A cross necklace always makes a special gift. Find the perfect style, be it gold, silver, or wood. There are small cross necklaces, large cross necklaces, and colorful cross necklaces. Religious gifts to fit every personality in every price range.
A nativity set makes a unique gift for someone making First Communion or Confirmation because not many people give a nativity as a gift to children. The 3-piece, 5-inch set of Fontanini by Roman Classic Holy Family Nativity Set is the Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus. The Italian company, Fontanini, started in 1908. The original figures were made of paper mache but now the child-friendly figures are made of polymer resin. The nativity could become a gift where you build upon their nativity set as the child grows, adding pieces like the Wisemen, the angel, the animals, etc… for birthdays and Christmases to come.
Although not a very expensive gift, many find a prayer box quite thoughtful and often is a gift they treasure for a lifetime. A prayer box is exactly that, a box to write notes or prayers to God. Natural Life offers several designs with sentiments ranging from “Let Your Faith Be Bigger Than Your Fear” to “How Cool Is It That The Same God That Created Oceans and Mountains and Galaxies, Looked At You and Thought the World Need You, too.”
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Personalized Christmas ornaments, from Bronner’s Christmas store, make beautiful gifts. A painted glass ball or glass Bible ornament makes a terrific keepsake for First Communion and Confirmation. Customize it with the child’s name, date, and even the church name. Each year as the ornament is carefully pulled from the wrapped box of holiday decorations, the child will think of their special day in their faith walk.
Of course, a Bible makes an excellent gift. Some of the vintage tabletop Bibles feature beautiful prints. There are chronological Bibles, as well as devotional Bibles. Some young Bible scholars enjoy comparing verses in different versions of the Bible, while others choose to only read from one translation.
Heirloom or Vintage Religious Gifts
If you have an heirloom family Bible, cross, rosary, or figurine, these make excellent religious gifts. Write a short note to the child for his/her Communion or Confirmation telling the family story of who it belonged to before. And, even if you do not have any heirloom religious gifts, you can visit an antique store or a church thrift shop to find vintage crosses, figurines, and Bibles. This is a great way to share history and discover some unique, quality gifts.
No matter which religious gifts you choose for the children in your life celebrating their baptisms, christenings, First Communions, and Confirmations, select them from your heart. Let the children and their parents know you celebrate and support their faith.
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