(Closed) What presents do you give at baptisms?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

For the non-religious route I go with a set of baby china or silver cup and baby flatware set.  The last set I bought for my neice was from Tiffany & Co.  Also you could always do a beautiful piggy bank (maybe one that is monogramed) with money in it.

I usually let the godparents and grandparents do the religious gifts for baptisms but that is just me.


Post # 6
5572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think that PP had a great idea, I also love the piggy bank idea.

I know that whenever my Mom goes to a baby baptism she usually gets a really fancy rosary or something really high quality like that.

Post # 7
5766 posts
Bee Keeper

We give savings bonds unless we’re the Godparents. In that case we give a small diamond cross on a chain and a baby ring with a diamond in it. Some people will give religious icons like a special crucifix or a baby bible…it just depends on your relationship.

I bought special edition childrens china dish sets and silver spoons for my kids before their Christenings, and for my shower also received a silver bank, rattle and teething ring.

Post # 8
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

For  my daughter’s baptism, she got a gold cross and chain, a couple wall crosses, a really beautiful/keepsake Bible, a keepsake rosary, and cash.  Oh, and this precious moments doll that prays when you squeeze it, lol.

Post # 10
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My goddaughter’s baptism was a couple weeks ago and I got her a savings bond.  I also made her a rosary, even though they are Methodist.  Smile

Post # 11
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re going to our best friends daughters dedication (basically like a baptism but slightly different) today. We got her a $50 savings bond. 

Post # 12
1220 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I would also echo that unless you’re the godparents don’t go the religious route.  I know that if either of our picked out godparents for our child even purchased a wall cross I wouldn’t put it up (We’re not that religious) so I hope that they would already know that.  Savings bonds are a great idea.

Post # 13
2496 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I second the savings bond idea.  I received a bunch from my grandparents for my birthdays growing up.  It’s a very thoughtful, appreciated gift.

And, this might sound crass and I’m sure won’t apply to your situation, but I know of parents who have ended up using their children’s money for one thing or another.  As far as I know, savings bonds are more secure for the child since they have their name on it.  Again, that’s a terrible thing to imagine, and hopefully wouldn’t even remotely apply here, but just another thing to think about.

Post # 14
2433 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Love the personalized gifts from a place like Things Remembered. You have the option there to choose something religious themed or not. Pairing that with a savings bond sounds like the perfect gift.

If you wanted to add in something for their religious growth and learning, you could pick out a nice children’s bible, or christian-themed story book (Try Borders or a christian bookstore).

If you wanted something the baby could play with, the “Little People” line of toys also has a nice Noah’s Ark playset that might be fun.

Wasn’t sure which route you were considering, so I threw all of my ideas out there!

Post # 15
5399 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

In my family it’s kind of a tradition to give some sort of jewelry if you’re close to the baby, e.g. godparent, aunt, grandparent, etc.  Otherwise a lot of people give money to put towards the college fund.

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