Post # 1
My Darling Husband and I are the godparents of our niece! She is 4 months old. Darling Husband and I are super close with my sister and brother in and we are honored to be the godparents. Her christening is coming up soon, and we don’t know what to do/get her. I had wanted to get her the dress and all, but my brother in laws mother wanted to.
I don’t know what to do that is nice ad special. Do we open a bond or savings for her? Not sure how this whole thing works! Any suggestions would be great!
Post # 3
My Godparents bought me a bible (which I still have), a baby bracelet (still have), and a savings bond.
Post # 4
I’m not sure if you’ve read through this thread but some great ideas are included there.
Post # 5
In our family, the Godmother buys the entire ensemble, and for the girls we also buy their first ring (with a tiny diamond in it) as well as a cross necklace. For the boys we buy a special medal for their patron saint, or we’ve also bought either a crucifix for the wall and a crib medal. We also give a savings bond.
Post # 6
@ams12: I would say that a lot of people are going to give traditional christening gifts. If you would like to go that route, do not buy the actual dress. It is a really personal thing and many times each child is christened in that outfit so the parents most often want to pick that out. For my most recent nephew I bought him a very large piggy bank. I wanted to give something of use but also untraditional. That is my typical route.
Here is something similar to what I bought…
Post # 7
Thanks all! I love the necklace idea or bracelet, any idea what places carry baby necklaces??
Post # 8
I bought my goddaughter (also my niece!) a little cross with a tiny diamond in it. I also gave her a small check for her college fund.
Post # 9
My son’s godmother bought him a picture album in silver that was personalized. She died a few years ago so it has become especially dear.
Post # 10
@ams12: Are you familiar with James Avery? It is a potential resource for religious jewelry items.