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megsmeadow
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Christening Gift Ideas

Feb 18th, 2014, 20:44 PM   #1
 
Hi Everyone,
We have good friends who are having their little boy christened this Sunday. He is their second son and they have everything they could possibly need ever! Any ideas for a creative but not too expensive christening gift?
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Feb 18th, 2014, 20:48 PM   #2
 
You could buy a silver plated piggy bank, John Lewis do nice ones and get it engraved with the baby's name and dob/date of christening? Or a personalised baby blanket? You can get them online from lotsa different websites. There is a nice website called my 1st years that do nice personalised gifts x
 
 

 
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Feb 18th, 2014, 22:08 PM   #3
 
I was going to suggest something traditional like a first tooth box or first curl box, silver spoon, christening certificate holder etc. Most jewellers should stock those kinda things! Both me and my sister have silver piggy banks (hers is a shoe and mine is a teddy bear) that were given to us when we were christened.

For something a bit more modern and funky I'd def recommend checking out notonthehighstreet.com - they have some really cool, unique gifts and you should be able to find something lovely within your budget!
 
 

 
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Feb 18th, 2014, 22:17 PM   #4
 
Go on notonthehighstreet.com & search christening gifts. I got a nice silver ark money box engraved & in a lovely gift box for 20 & a silver engraved photo frame, again in a lovely box for 20 x
 
 
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Feb 18th, 2014, 22:23 PM   #5
 
Have a star named after baby, not too expensive xx
 
 

 
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Feb 18th, 2014, 22:55 PM   #6
 
Noooo

Don't buy a money box or anything like that

Everyone always does and every christening it's painful to see 3 money boxes or a birth certificate holder or something silly

Instead why don't you do what I do - I approach them and ask if here's anything they would like - or need for baby- these days most parents open a savings account and then request cheques etc

Goes towards their future - I'd leave the sentimental silver stuff for family
 
 

 
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Feb 19th, 2014, 13:13 PM   #7
 
I put a ban on silver stuff.
What about a nice plate set they can grow with x
 
 

 
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Feb 19th, 2014, 16:11 PM   #8
 
I think this wee boy will have engraved silverware coming out of his ears!
They are good friends so we asked what they needed, nothing was the reply. But I can't just not give anything. So after a hunt around I found a few nice framed personalised alphabets. Totally useless but a nice thought. I'll print the text and got a lovely plain frame from Tesco. I'll post the original site and a pic of my own version when I get on my laptop later.
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Feb 19th, 2014, 16:35 PM   #9
 
A star is a nice idea. I bought a porcelin dinner set for my nephew. Sounds naff but it was expencive and had a lovely box to keep them in. He was one when he got christened tho
 
 
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Feb 19th, 2014, 18:18 PM   #10
 
Well the silver wear I have was well received & if I were to have my son christened the gifts I gave would've been gratefully received! Something that can be kept forever & mean something is best IMO. Although until I have my lb I hadn't been within a 5 mile radius of a baby or anyone that had one so maybe I'm out of touch! X
 
 
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Feb 19th, 2014, 18:58 PM   #11
 
Thing is when our friends are saying they don't need anything, and I know for sure he'll get lots of silver and money. I want our gift to be a small token and something a bit more unique. Which is why I've go e with the picture.
 
 

 
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Feb 19th, 2014, 21:56 PM   #12
 
Here is my effort.


The idea isn't under copywrite though the website is. Idea from-

http://www.creative-force.co.uk/boy-...ame-print.html
 
 
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Feb 19th, 2014, 22:42 PM   #13
 
Aww that's really cute!
 
 

 
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Jun 9th, 2015, 07:08 AM   #14
 
You could also think of pearl christening bracelets with charms. It is a cute and the awful christening gift.
 
 
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Jun 11th, 2015, 17:55 PM   #15
 
How old is he? I think the best christening present my daughter got was Clark's vouchers. Went towards her first shoes.
 
 
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