What are the best Christening gifts? From traditional to personalised, unique to collectable here’s 17 of our favourites to inspire your gifting.
It’s a milestone moment for all babies and their proud parents – their Christening (or naming day). Whether you’re looking for a gorgeous gift for your own bubba or for a family member or friend, these Christening gifts are simply divine.
Have a browse through our favourite Christening gift keepsakes that are sure to be treasured for a lifetime. We’ve got elegant collections, religious toys, stunning jewellery, cosy blankets and memorable sets suitable for both religious and non-religious gift-givers.
Here’s our round up of the best christening gifts for 2019:
1. 2018 Coin Collection Set
It doesn’t get more magical or Aussie than Possum Magic! Commemorate baby’s 2018 birth with this beautiful six piece coin collection, $125, inspired by Mem Fox’s memorable children’s book, Possum Magic.
2. Teddy Bear’s Picnic Music Box
Royal Selangor is known for its incredible Christening gifts and we especially loved their Teddy Bear’s Picnic Music Box, $119.95. An adorable addition to any nursery, the silvery pewter box is the perfect combination of music and magic. LOVE!
3. Personalised blanket
For a present that oozes with personalised perfection, head to Namely and Co. They make customised and amazing cashmere blankets, cushions, cot sheets and more. A personalised blanket makes for a unique Christening gift that will also add a pop of comfort to the nursery.
4. Bunnykins Set
When it comes to classic Christening gifts, you really can’t go past Bunnykins. Each Bunnykins Set, ($103.20 for three-piece set) is handmade and hand-decorated with beautiful illustrations. They are microwavable and dishwasher safe but many families will choose to display their Bunnykins set instead.
5. Snuggly Shwrap
A blanket, a wrap and a cardigan, the Shwrap ($79.95) is not only beautiful but also practical! Made from a pure cotton super soft knit, the Shwrap offers comfort and elegance, all shwrapped into one.
6. Christening Candle Set
Keep the light burning bright, even after the Christening with a three-pack of personalised candles. This Christening Candle Set ($145) is a great way to commemorate the day. These ones are quite religious but you can pick up a plain set of candles that are just as beautiful without the Christian connotations.
7. Baptism Booties
Put their best foot forward with these itty bitty baby shoes ($12.95). Not only are they perfect to wear on the special day, but they are also a great keepsake to add to the baby book or trinket box. These Tippy Toes come with grippers on the soles and are presented in an organza drawstring bag.
8. Noah’s Ark Money Box
It’s never too early to teach them the importance of financial security! This adorable Noah’s Ark Money Box ($81) is not only charming but also a cute addition to any bedroom or nursery.
9. Cross pendant
One of the most common Christening gifts to give is a cross pendent. If you want to stick to the traditional, this hand carved sterling silver solid cross charm, handmade in Sydney by Lucie Ferguson ($78) is certainly one to consider.
10. Personalised bracelet
If you don’t want to go with a religious symbol, another option is a Sterling silver identity bracelet ($73.35). Sweet and understated, this personalised bracelet is perfect for special occasions. It’s adjustable to fit her as she grows and designed by Molly Brown in London.
11. Noah’s Ark Play Set
If you’re searching for a gift that doubles as a toy, then check out this stunning Noah’s Ark wooden boat and animal collection ($94.95). It comes with an ark with removable roof, gang plank, 12 pairs of animals, Noah and his wife. What an adorable way to incorporate the story of Noah’s Ark into pretend play!
12. Brush Set
Charming and delicate, this trinity of teeny brushes ($35) are ideal for baby’s soft hair. They are hand painted, beautifully packaged and include just the right amount of sparkle.
Every good Christian baby needs a bible. There are heaps to choose from but we especially like Bible and Prayers for Teddy and Me ($19.95). The book features sweet illustrations and 12 biblical stories that are retold to resonate with the youngest readers.
14. Personalised Book
If you’d prefer to stay away from the religious books, another option is a personalised children’s book such as All The Things I Wish For You ($34.99). You can customise the cover, illustrations and story to suit your recipient.
15. Crystal Rocking Horse
Timeless, classic and elegant, this delicately crafted rocking horse ($89) from Swarvoksi sparkles with sweetness.
16. Nursery print
Give your own little one a gorgeous reminder of just how special they are with a print for their nursery. We love this For My Child print ($35.00) which comes with a beautiful message and is available in a variety of colours.
17. Charlie Bear
A cute, cuddly and commemorative Charlie Bear is the bees knees of Christening gifts. Not only do they make great guests at tea parties, but they also look after little ones while they sleep. Our pick? Charlie Bears Eloise ($96.95), a traditional and timeless golden plush bear by designer Isabelle Lee.
Looking for more ideas? Some of our Mum Central readers suggested the following:
- “A silver tooth fairy box” – Beth
- “Engraved cutlery” – Aimee
- “The full collection of Peter Rabbit books with a quote on the inside cover” – Rhiannon
- “An engraved Silver Birth Certificate holder” – Phillipa
- “A nice hardback edition of a classic children’s book” – Heidi
- “Cufflinks engraved with his initials” – Bec
- “Time capsule box” – Andrea
We hope our Christening gift guide has helped you find that perfect present for your special little guy or gal. For more great Christening ideas check out this gorgeous real party, Noah’s Beautiful Balloon Filled Baptism.