Christening is one of the most important events in the life of the baby and parents. Specially in Christian families, Baptism is an important and holy event as it marks the entry of the child into the religion and faith.
If you have been invited for a christening ceremony as a guest, or chosen as a Godparent, you must be looking for the perfect gift for the baby. However, before buying a gift, you need to go through the christening gift etiquette and follow them in order to avoid embarrassment.
Baby Christening Gift
Before taking a look at the actual rules and regulations that you should be aware of, note that there is no compulsion for guests to bring gifts for a christening. However, doing so is considered thoughtful, specially if you are a close friend or family member of the couple. It may not be a proper gesture to attend a christening without a gift.
It is considered proper to gift only those articles that suit the occasion. Giving toys as baby christening gifts is considered, rather inappropriate.
If you are the godmother or godfather of the child, you can present traditional christening gifts to make the gift stand out from the rest.
Initially, traditional gifts like the silver and the christening gown were gifted only by the godparents. However, today the tradition does not remain so, anyone can give these gifts to the baby.
A music box of a collection of carols, children' prayer songs, is also a unique gift idea.
Lastly, remember that toys and soft toys should be strictly avoided for christening; you can rather consider gifting flowers if you do not have time to plan or shop for any other gift! After all it is the love associated with the gift that matters.