(Closed) Give a gift to a baptism? ETIQUETTE QUESTIOIN

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
578 posts
Busy bee

I don’t think everyone brings a gift to a baptism. A small children’s book is a good, cheap option if you feel you need to bring something though.

Post # 3
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

are you talking about what to give to your friend or her baby? because in my experience, the parents don’t usually receive gifts for their child’s baptism (but of course you can give her something if you want to).

i usually give something religious/spiritual for a baptism gift like a book of bible stories or something.

Post # 4
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

First of all, I’m confused about why they’re having a baptism if she’s not religious… 🙂

Secondly, I think you’ve been really generous already but I still think you should bring something for the baby. I like the idea of a little book or a small toy or something like PP have suggested. We got my twin nieces little holy cards (we’re Catholic) and I think something with their names on it, like an ornament.

Post # 5
871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

yellow7404:  What is normal in your circle? If you want the technical answer, a gift is never mandatory for anything (not even a wedding). In my family/friends baptisms are a huge deal with a large formal party to rival some people’s weddings(I have been given Royal Doulton favours) after the ceremony. So even though technically I could give what I want/choose it is assumed the gifts be they physical or monetary will be on the larger side(like a wedding).

That might not be the norm in your family though, so I think it does depend

Post # 6
1612 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I usually go to the local Book and Bible store and get something.  I got a Noah’s Ark piggy bank for my best friend’s first.  I can’t remember what I got for her second (who is actually my godchild).

Post # 7
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

yellow7404:  I always bring a nice picture frame to put their babies baptism picture in. Maybe $10 from homegoods?

Post # 8
875 posts
Busy bee

A pretty outfit for baby and a book!  (Something keepsake worthy)

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