It’s a big deal to attend a baby’s christening! If you have been invited to one, chances are the parents think you’re going to be a valuable influence on the life of their little one. They have asked you to attend so that you can assist them in raising their child in faith, and you can have a great impact on that little baby’s life.
Such an occasion definitely deserves a gift!
If you’re not sure what to bring as a present to a baby baptism, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! Here are 30 of the best baby christening gift ideas. You’re sure to find something here that’s perfect for the special little one in your life.
30 Best Baby Christening Gift Ideas
Headed to a christening? Bring one of these fantastic baby baptism gifts along!
Baby's First Bible Boxed Set
Help this new little one in the faith get off to a strong start with these books that cover important Bible stories. Noah’s Ark, Adam and Eve, and the story of Jesus are all told in these board books, with colorful illustrations and simple words. They make the perfect baby christening gifts and are a great way to end the day with storytime.
Praying Musical Bunny and Prayer Book
This set comes with a book titled “Everybunny Prays” and a supersoft bunny plushie to cuddle. The bunny recites “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep” when kids press on its tummy. The book has sweet, watercolor illustrations and explains prayer to children, and the entire set comes packaged in a keepsake box.
Personalized Name Bracelet
This charm bracelet was designed to be worn by a baby girl at her baptism. It can be customized with her name. You can then tuck it into a keepsake box or bag to save as a reminder of this special day.
Lion & Lamb Art Print
This wall art of a lion and a lamb laying down together symbolizes peace and the lamb represents the sacrifice Christ made for his people. Gift this beautiful image to hang in the nursery of a christened child to remind them of the promises of God.
Fisher-Price Noah's Ark
One of the best ways to introduce children to Bible stories is to bring those stories into everyday life and play. Toys like this Noah’s Ark set are fun on their own, and while kids are playing, you can talk to them about the story behind Noah and the animals. Little People sets last a long time and are perfect for chubby little toddler hands.
Baptism Gift Set With Rosary And Book of Prayers
This Catholic baptism gift set features a chunky, wood bead rosary that will hold up to small children. The set also comes with a book of prayers to teach them young how to talk to God. It’s a beautiful way to get babies started on their faith journey.
Crib Blanket Embroidered with Scriptures
Send a baby off to dreamland under this lightweight quilt. The quilt is embroidered with scriptures, making it one of the more beautiful baby baptism gifts out there. And because moms of babies don’t have much time for fussy laundry, it’s machine-washable as well.
Handkerchief Christening Bonnet
Christening bonnets are a sweet addition to a baptism outfit. This one features cutwork embroidery and satin ribbon at the chin. After this bonnet is worn for the christening, it can be tucked away to save, and can be used on the baby’s wedding day as a handkerchief.
Silver-Plated Heart Keepsake Box
An engraved keepsake box can be displayed on a baby’s dresser and used to hold jewelry or other treasures as the baby grows. It could also be used to store any gifts from the christening, like a special rosary.
Baptism Personalized Wall Hanging
The words to the song “Jesus Loves Me” are engraved on this plaque, along with the name of the baptized baby and the date of the baptism. It’s a great reminder each morning for an infant as they grow into a child that they are always loved, no matter what.
Charm bracelets make beautiful baby baptism gifts, and they can be saved afterward as a keepsake from that special day. This one has alternating pink and white faux pearls and a charm at the end that says “Faith.” The extendable chain means it fits even adults, so a matching one for a mom and daughter would be a lovely idea.
The Chronicles of Narnia Box Set
Of course, babies are too small to appreciate C.S. Lewis’ classic collection of fantasy books. But this set will be treasured and once they grow into them, they may never grow out. The books are great fun on their own but gain a whole new significance when you notice all the symbols that point to the Christian faith.
Jesus Loves Me Snow Globe
This musical water globe features a cross on the front and reads “Jesus Loves Me.” It also, fittingly, plays the “Jesus Loves Me” song when it’s wound up. Inside the globe, a small lamb is curled up. The snow globe is sure to be treasured by children, who are often fascinated by these globes.
The Complete Illustrated Children's Bible
Children may go through several versions of the Bible before they’re old enough for an adult Bible. After a baby Bible, they’ll be ready for an illustrated children’s Bible, and this one is a gorgeous edition. It features almost 300 two-page illustrations that depict Bible stories with color and vivid drawings.
Baptism Personalized Trinket Box
Preserve special keepsakes from the day in this vintage-looking glass box. You could place rosaries, jewelry, or other special items inside. The outside of the box has a cross etched into it, along with the word “Baptized” and space for you to request a name and date to be added.
Christening Doll Dressed In White Dress
Dolls are wonderful baby christening gift ideas, and this one comes with a white satin dress trimmed with lace. The dress has a tiny cross embroidered in silver along the top. The doll can sit on Baby’s dresser until she’s older and can play with it, or it can simply stay up where it will be well-preserved as a keepsake for later.
Jesus Cross 3D Night Light
This cross lights up at night, with 16 different color options that are guided by remote control. The cross has Psalm 23 (“The Lord is my Shepherd”) etched into it. Both the light and the words on the cross can provide comfort during dark nights.
Serenity Lamb With Crib Cross
A soft, fluffy stuffed lamb is a wonderful present for babies, and this one comes with a crib cross that says “Jesus Loves Me” and features a little girl praying. It also comes with a card that features a rhyming prayer asking for protection and blessings for the new little one.
Baby Hand Crochet Bootie
Give these crocheted booties for Baby to wear when they’re being baptized. They’re crocheted by hand and suitable for boys or girls. They’re held on with a pretty satin ribbon, and they come in a clear gift box so the booties can be tucked back inside after the ceremony to be saved.
Personalized Baptism Book
This cute personalized picture book includes the baby’s name and the gift giver’s name on the dedication page. It’s written to remind each child of God’s great blessings in their lives. It talks about being thankful for breakfast, playtime, nature, and so much more that God has given them. It’s also a great modern book to read just before bedtime prayers.
Sterling Silver Cross Necklace
Crosses are beautiful baby christening gift ideas from a godfather or godmother or from grandparents to a baby. This cross is sterling silver so it will last a long time without tarnishing. The cross can be worn on the accompanying necklace for the baby’s christening, and as she gets older, it can be moved to a longer chain or added to a charm bracelet. The necklace also comes with a polish cloth to keep the cross looking like new.
Bedtime Blessings Lamb
This lovie has a little lamb at the top, with its hands together in prayer. The lamb has a rattle in its head so it makes noise when it moves or is shaken. The small blanket is edged with silky-feeling material and at the bottom is a silver cross applique. It’s also machine-washable.
All God's Creatures Lift-a-Flap Board Book
Babies and children can learn more about God’s creatures with this lift-a-flap book. Babies will learn who made cats, butterflies, giraffes, and all of the animals on this earth. Under each flap are even more animal surprises!
Baptism Picture Frame
There will definitely be a lot of pictures taken on baptism day! Make sure the family has a good spot to display at least one nice picture of the day by gifting them a picture frame. This one is personalized with the name and date of the baptism and has a cross etched on the side. It’s a beautiful and unique gift! Make it even easier on the new parents by printing a picture and putting it in the frame before you give it to them.
Lamb Wall Art
This sweet lamb art print is a great reminder that Jesus the Good Shepherd loves all his sheep. Frame the print to be hung in a nursery or bedroom – it’s timeless and can grow with a baby as they get older.
Personalized Christmas Ornament
Christmas ornaments make wonderful baby christening gifts because they are brought out every year to remind a child of their parent’s decision to bring them up in the faith. What better time to be reminded of a baby’s baptism than the time of year when we celebrate the baby Himself who is the very reason they were baptized?
Be Strong And Courageous Wall Art
This is a minimalist print with Joshua 1:9 written out: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” It’s a beautiful daily reminder as babies grow into kids and then adults, that they don’t need to fear what they’re facing that day. They’re not doing it alone.
Babe to Bride Keepsake Bracelet
This bracelet of pearls and crystals is adjustable, so a baby girl can wear it at her christening. The chain then extends, so she can then wear it as an adult at her wedding as well. All parts of the bracelet have been tested for child product safety, and it’s rated safe for ages 0 and up. It also comes with a poem explaining that the bracelet can be worn as a baby and an adult.
Silver Girl Wall Cross
This cute wall cross is metal and six inches tall, making it perfect for hanging in the nursery. It features a girl praying and comes in a nice gift box. It’s a cool baptism gift and a daily reminder that God answers our prayers.
Personalized Baby Baptism Wood Block
These wood blocks have different engravings on each side, all preserving information about the christening day. One side has the baby’s name, then the date, the church where the ceremony was held, a Bible verse, and an engraving of a cross. Display the block on a dresser or shelf, or tuck it away to bring out in the future.
Baby Christening FAQs
Is It Customary to Give a Gift for a Christening?
Yes, it is customary to give a gift for a christening. However, you should usually wait until the reception or party after the ceremony to present the gift to the parents. Baby christening gifts are often religious-themed – either books, or toys, or sentimental items that help a baby as they grow into a man or woman of faith.
What Do You Give a Boy for a Christening?
There are several great baby christening gift ideas for boys! A stuffed animal or blanket can provide comfort and be a good way to commemorate the occasion. You could present him with his first Bible or another children’s book that talks about God, Jesus, or stories from the Bible. There are also some toys like the Noah’s Ark Fisher-Price playset that make great baby christening gifts as well.
What is the Best Baptism Gift for a Girl?
Many baby christening gifts are appropriate for both boys and girls, such as books, toys, stuffed animals, or blankets. However, you could also give a girl a meaningful present like a christening bracelet, that she can wear many years later at her wedding. Or, you could give her a bonnet to wear on her baptism day that will be a handkerchief for her to carry when she walks down the aisle.
How Much Do You Give for a Baby Christening?
There are several factors that go into what you should spend on baby christening gifts. First, what is your relationship with the baby and parents? If you’re the godparent to the baby, you should spend more on a gift than a casual acquaintance. In fact, some places say godparents normally spend between $100 to $150 on a gift if you’re that close. Family members may spend closer to $50 on a gift.
However, that brings us to the other consideration – your own budget. Don’t go into debt on a present, and keep it within range of what others in your area might spend on a present. Higher-income families might spend considerably more on baby baptism gifts than those of lower means. What is most important is that you’re present and that you do your best to help guide this little baby as they grow in faith.