If you’re struggling to find the right gift for your friends’ child’s christening, here are some top ideas to consider.
If you want your gift to stand out from the plethora of other gifts that the parents will be getting, you should get something that’s personalised. This shows that you care and that you’ve tried to put some thought into the kind of present you bought. You can get things like children’s dinner plates and cutlery that you can get engraved with their name. This kind of gift is great because it’s personal, and it has a practical use for the family.
All children like to have toys, so they can be a great thing to buy when you’re searching for the ideal gift. It might not seem like the most imaginative type of gift in the world, but there are so many different types of toys out there, so you can find something unusual. It’s a good idea to reject the generic toys that you find in most big toy stores. Instead, you could go for something a bit more special by finding a toy that’s more interesting, such as a handmade toy or something like that.
The great thing about buying gifts for small children is that they always need new clothes. They grow so fast, so the clothes that fit perfectly a couple of months ago quickly become useless and unwearable. So, buying new clothes for them can be a great christening gift for them. You could ask the parents what kind of clothes they need most or what would be best to buy if you’re struggling for ideas. Or you could surprise them and buy something that you think will work well as a gift.
A Tooth Fairy Cushion
As the child grows up, they will start to lose their baby teeth, and this where the tooth fairy cushion comes in. Each time a tooth falls out, they’ll be able to put the tooth in a pocket on the cushion, and then when they wake up, it’ll be gone and a coin will be there. This turns what can be quite a distressing event for a small child into something that’s a bit more fun and magical for them. You can pick out all kinds of cute designs, so have a look at what’s available and buy the one that you think is best. As far as unusual christening gifts go, this is one of the best.
A Wall Plaque
A simple wall plaque is a great way to commemorate the event of the christening. It will mark the occasion and whenever the parents see it on their wall, they’ll be taken back to the day when their son or daughter was christened. This is what makes them such a good idea. You can get themed plaques that come complete with Winnie the Pooh sketches from the original children’s book. Or you can go for something a little more basic and simply have the date of the christening and name of the child inscribed on the plaque.