Post # 1
My best friend had a baby a few months ago: A little background, she is my best friend. I gave her $200 for her wedding, $200for her bridal shower ( helped throw it) , $200 for her bridemaid dress, $25 when she told me she was pregnant in a congratulations card, $50 to her baby shower, an outfit when the baby was born. What do I have to give her at the baptism next month? LOL Btw, she is just as generous with me, i just haven’t had babies yet. With that said, money is a bit tight lately. I would be attending with my husbadn and the invitations says “lunch to follow” she is not religious either. Thank you!
This topic was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by yellow7404.
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
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
yellow7404: I always bring a nice picture frame to put their babies baptism picture in. Maybe $10 from homegoods?
Post # 8
A pretty outfit for baby and a book! (Something keepsake worthy)