Spring and the Easter season are popular times for Christenings and Baptisms. Babies as young as a few weeks are baptized with water, beginning their religious journeys. During a Christening, a baby is given a name while godparents vow to care for the child’s spiritual life and guide them on their path to faith.

This significant occasion is celebrated by family, friends, and the entire church. Just like spring and Easter, a baptism is about new beginnings.

If you’re planning your child’s christening, being honored as a godparent, or attending a baptism for a special child in your family or circle of friends, you’ll be interested in these unique christening gift ideas for both baby and godparents. (Parents of the baby should get the godparents a small gift of appreciation for their lifelong commitments.) And, of course, the baby also deserves a special gift during this important occasion.

Christening gift ideas for babies

Finding the right Christening gift depends on whether of not you want your present to be religious. Both types of gifts can be special and meaningful, so the preference is totally up to you.

1. Children’s Bible

If you’re leaning toward a religious gift, consider a beautiful children’s Bible that is personalized with the baby’s name and baptism date. The Tiny Testament Personalized Baptism Bible has room for personalization on the front cover, with your choice of pink or blue text. The inside has a special page where you can fill in the name and date on which the Bible was presented.

2. Engraved keepsake box

A silver cross necklace and engraved keepsake box is one of the most popular christening gifts and a great religious gift option for godparents, grandparents, and close family members. This is a truly special gift the child will cherish for many years.

3. Wall cross

Another popular religious christening gift is a personalized wall cross. These include colorful printed crosses that feature a Bible verse, beautiful cross boxes in which you can store a rosary, and an engraved wood cross on which you can add the child’s name.

4. Keepsake memory box

Of course, you have plenty of wonderful options when choosing a personalized christening gift. One is a custom keepsake memory box that you can personalize with the child’s name and christening date as well as two lines of text for a special message or blessing. Parents can fill the box with precious keepsakes from their baby’s christening so the child can one day see them all.

5. Baby blanket

Personalized baby blankets always make popular baby gifts, and the same is true for christenings. This option is available in three colors – ivory, pink, and blue – and can be customized with any two lines of text embroidered in your choice of more than a dozen thread colors.

6. Plush toy

For a more fun christening gift that the baby might actually appreciate, customize a precious little baby lamb plush toy. Choose the thread color and font style, and add the baby’s name to be embroidered on the baby lamb’s belly along with the words “God Bless.”

Christening gift ideas for godparents

7. Picture frames

Gifts for godparents can be anything from a simple, handwritten thank you note to a small token of appreciation, such as a personalized picture frame with a photo of their godchild. Custom picture frames are perfect for this occasion, and can be customized with names and your heartfelt thank you.

8. Jewelry & accessories

For a more elaborate gift, customize a beautiful necklace or bracelet for the godmother and a set of custom cuff links or personalized watch for the godfather. Personalized jewelry and men’s accessories always make for winning gift ideas for christenings.


Kasia Lorenc is a writer and editor at Personalization Mall, covering gifting, home decorating and more.

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