The sacrament of the First Holy Communion is a special ceremony for many young boys and girls, and such a memorable occasion deserves to be recognized in a memorable way.

Coming up with the right First Communion gift ideas will depend on the child’s personality and what he or she enjoys most. However, there are a number of religious gifts and special keepsakes that will make a lasting impression on any child receiving the sacrament.

1. Their own children’s bible

You can’t go wrong with getting them their very own personalized bible. Filled with beautiful full-color illustrations, this Precious Moments personalized bible is available in white and burgundy, and features a boy or girl on the front cover. You can have the child’s name and date they received their First Holy Communion printed on the cover of the bible.

2. Their first rosary

Following their First Holy Communion is a good time for children to start praying the Rosary, and giving them their own personalized Rosary will make this powerful prayer much more special. There are lots of beautiful Rosaries out there, with crystals, stones, pearls, and even wooden beads, in all colors and styles. This is where you can get creative and find a Rosary that matches their personality.

You can also opt for a Rosary bracelet, which can also be used for prayer. Adding the child’s name, date, blessing, or initials will make their very own Rosary that much more special.

If you’re not getting a personalized Rosary, you can make it more special by placing it in a personalized Rosary box that’s perfect for storage. Add their name and date to the engraved silver-plated keepsake box, and it will surely be a gift they’ll treasure for years.

3. First Communion jewelry

Religious-inspired jewelry is another great way to celebrate their First Holy Communion. This beautiful engraved Guardian Angel pendant is perfect for boys and girls. You can have the back engraved with two lines of text, such as the child’s name, the date, or a blessing.

A birthstone cross necklace is also a great option for a First Communion gift. Simply choose their birthstone to be added to the center of the cross pendant.

4 A child’s prayer cross

A personalized cross to hang in their room is one of those First Communion gift ideas they will treasure forever. Whether hung above their bed or the door, the cross will add a gentle reminder to always say a prayer before bedtime.

Different designs feature special blessings and even prayers that the kids can recite, along with room for the child’s name. You can even write your own prayer for them or add one of your favorites.

5. First Communion memory keepsake box

A memory box is all about what goes inside, and is a wonderful gift for a child’s special occasion, such as their First Communion. They can safely store photos and precious mementos from their big day, along with anything else that will remind them of the day they took their holy sacrament. These religious memory keepsake boxes can be personalized with one of five colors and two graphics, along with the child’s name and a line of text to include a date or their sacrament.


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

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