What's an appropriate gift for a friend's baby's christening?

It's their first and I already gave them a baby shower gift.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    If you are not a god-parent....skip the cross, bible, and the traditional GOD PARENT chiristening gifts. Instead get something more along the lines of a baby shower gift.

    How about a diaper cake?? What about several board books?? A money offering?? These are all great gifts!!

  • 4 years ago

    Well bring a bottle of wine you need it to do the christening and then you swing it and break it on the baby ummmm no I think that is christening of a boat? Ops! Let me see um, well I'm not Catholic so I really have no idea? You can give them enough money to buy a new Italian sport car? i know it might seem a bit soon but I'm sure the baby will enjoy it once it's 16 or old enough to drive it.

  • 1 decade ago

    My little boy was just baptized in March and my aunt and uncle gave him a really cool book called "Give Me Grace" by Cynthia Rylant, my aunt said they got it at Barnes and Nobles. It is a hardboard book that has a prayer for each day of the week with really neat illustrations. It is a really beautiful book. They wrote him a personal message on the inside cover too.

  • 1 decade ago

    You're not obligated. :) But if you /want/ to give a gift it's usually along the lines of a small ammount of money or flowers. Things like that. Maybe a baby blanket.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If she's had a shower then chances are she's got all her "gear". Traditionally at baptisms and christenings silver spoons and silver baby cups were given. Although nowadays I think a mom would prefer a cute outfit.

    Source(s): mom of 3(4 in june)
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Usually a keepsake item is best. Baby name bracelet for a girl. Siver hairbrush or baby spoon with baby's name and birthday engraved on it. Personalized baby blanket again with baby name and bithday. Just to name a few.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A nice silver-looking frame to display a picture of the occasion.

  • 1 decade ago

    We got a few savings bonds for our baby at his baptism. Money to go towards his/her college fund is good too.

  • 1 decade ago

    an inexpensive outfit for the baby, but too large so it will fit when the baby's older. they grow so fast and need clothes all the time.

  • 1 decade ago

    a bible, a tiny cross, receiving blanket, $ in a card,

    child prayer book

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