With the current situation, even mass gatherings for occasions like christening are prohibited. But that shouldn't stop you from welcoming your inaanak to the Christian world! Even if you can't join them in person, you can still send your love despite the distance by sending a thoughtful christening gift their way!
Some ninong and ninang approach it the traditional way by giving sentimental gifts. However, daily essentials like clothes are great, too, because of their practicality. To help you skip the guessing and get right to finding that perfect gift, we've put together a list of recommendations and buying guide below!
Take the guesswork out of gift-giving and refer to the section below as we will share some points to consider when selecting a christening gift. These tips will help you narrow down your options, especially if you're a bit confused over which to get your little inaanak.
When picking out a christening or a dedication gift, you can either go the traditional or the practical route. Since christening marks a child's first step into a religious community, some give a sentimental gift that will celebrate the occasion. Meanwhile, others go for useful presents like clothes and other baby essentials that can be used every day.
If you want an item that your godchild can remember and cherish for a long time, go for traditional gifts, like scrapbooks or frames with personalized artwork, angel figurines, and prayer books or Bible stories for kids. These are keepsakes that can preserve the memory of the event.
These sentimental gifts can be displayed for remembrance or be given to your inaanak when he or she's old enough to appreciate them. Unlike practical gifts, most of these cannot be considered as daily essentials, but they are ones that your godchild can hold on to until they grow older.
Practical gifts are usually preferred by the modern ninongs and ninangs who wish to give a present can be useful for the godchild and the parents. These include infant clothes, blankets, feeding or weaning essentials, and baby gear, such as rockers and highchairs.
You just have to make sure that the baby item you're getting is appropriate for your godchild's age so that they can serve their purpose. You can also ask the parents whether they already have the item you have in mind to avoid having duplicates.
While many parents have their baby christened as early as three months old, others decide to do it when the child is slightly older. Some even celebrate two milestones in one by having their child christened during their first birthday.
Thus, when choosing a christening gift, it is important to consider the child's age to ensure you'll get an age-appropriate present. If the recipient is still an infant, you can go for gifts like cloth books and sensory toys. Meanwhile, gifts like utensil sets, toys, and storybooks are great for toddlers.
Another thing you might want to consider is the child's gender. This is crucial if you're planning to give garments, as some clothing pieces come in color palettes that are tailored for boys and girls. However, when you're opting for toys or other baby essentials, it is not that necessary to use gender as a basis, as most of them are unisex.
If you want to give a meaningful present for your new inaanak that will surely be treasured for the years to come, go for something customized. Personalization makes all the difference; a simple gift can turn into a sentimental keepsake as it allows you to give a unique gift specially made for the recipient.
You can choose to personalize an item by including a short inspirational quote, the baby's name, or a personal message from you. For example, you can have the child's initials engraved on a piece of jewelry. Meanwhile, if you want to go the practical route, you can blankets, clothes, and swaddles with your inaanak's name embroidered on them.
The best gift you can get is something the parents actually need and want for the child. And there's no better way to find out than asking the parents! Meanwhile, some parents choose to set up a gift registry that's usually found in department stores.
A christening registry will function as a wish list containing gifts they'd love to receive for their child. Although some might think it's anticlimactic and takes out the element of surprise, it makes the whole thing more convenient for the giver and the receiver.
Aguilar de Dios
Mamas & Papas
Pampanga Teddy Bear
Tiny Stuff PH
Deluxe Infant-to-Toddler Rocker
Bible Story Board Books With Carry Case
Baby Gift Set
Circle and Star Baby Earrings
Baby Bud Booster Seat & Portable Highchair
₱1000 e-Gift Card
Baby's First Year Memory Book
Teddy Bear With Custom T-shirt
Baby Milestone Blocks
Perfect Spot for the Baby's Nap and Play Time
An Eye-Catching Set of Bible Stories to Guide Your Godchild
Personalized Essentials for Your Godson
Your Goddaughter's First Piece of Jewelry
Adorable Outfit for Baby's Monthsary Pics
Make Their Mealtime More Fun and Comfortable
Something As Thoughtful as Any Wrapped Present
Document Your Godchild’s First Year
Baby's Future Cuddle Buddy
Celebrate and Capture the Special Moments
|Price Starts at||₱5,000||₱349.75||₱3,600||₱6,750||₱250||₱4,900||₱1,000||₱688||₱260||₱999|
|Type of Gift||Practical, Convertible Seat||Sentimental, Bible Stories Book||Practical, Garments Set||Sentimental, Jewelry||Practical, Clothing||Practical, Portable Highchair||Practical, Electronic Gift Card||Sentimental, Memory Book||Sentimental, Stuffed Toy||Sentimental, Milestone Blocks|
|Highlights||Adjustable Seatback With Three-Position Recline, Plus Fold-Out Kickstand for Stationary Seating, Produces Calming Vibrations, Easily Folds for Storage, Machine-Washable Seat Pad||Simple Language, Colorful Illustrations, Comes With a Carry Case||Hat and Muslin Swaddles Are Made of 100% Cotton, Allows Personalization, Comes With a Greeting Card||Made of 18k Yellow Gold, Sized for Babies and Children, Has a Post Back Fastening||Made of 100% Cotton, Comes in a Wide Range of Colors||Has 4 Adjustable Non-Slip Feet, Padded Insert, Two Chair Harnesses, Removable Tray, Mamas & Papas' Site Offers Personalization||Loaded with Php 1000 Credit||210 x 210 x 20 mm (L x H x W), 22 Pages With Templates||Teddy Bear Wearing a Customized T-shirt||Made of Premium Solid Wood, Has Soft Round Edges, Coated With Non-Toxic Paint|
|Recommended Age||Infant to Toddler (40 lbs)||Not Specified||3 to 6 Months||Not Specified||0 to 12 months||6 Months to 3 Years||Not Applicable||None||Newborn and Up||0-12 Months|
|Gender||Unisex||Unisex||Boy and Girl||Girl||Unisex||Unisex (Available Colors: Grey, Dusky Rose, and Red)||Not Applicable||Unisex||Unisex||Unisex|
Having trouble searching for the perfect christening gift? We've got you covered, ninongs and ninangs! Check out this list of our top 10 picks on the best christening gifts that will surely show your love and care for your little inaanak!
**Prices may vary depending on the website and their campaign period**
|Type of Gift||Practical, Convertible Seat|
|Highlights||Adjustable Seatback With Three-Position Recline, Plus Fold-Out Kickstand for Stationary Seating, Produces Calming Vibrations, Easily Folds for Storage, Machine-Washable Seat Pad|
|Recommended Age||Infant to Toddler (40 lbs)|
|Type of Gift||Sentimental, Bible Stories Book|
|Highlights||Simple Language, Colorful Illustrations, Comes With a Carry Case|
|Recommended Age||Not Specified|
|Type of Gift||Practical, Garments Set|
|Highlights||Hat and Muslin Swaddles Are Made of 100% Cotton, Allows Personalization, Comes With a Greeting Card|
|Recommended Age||3 to 6 Months|
|Gender||Boy and Girl|
|Type of Gift||Sentimental, Jewelry|
|Highlights||Made of 18k Yellow Gold, Sized for Babies and Children, Has a Post Back Fastening|
|Recommended Age||Not Specified|
|Type of Gift||Practical, Clothing|
|Highlights||Made of 100% Cotton, Comes in a Wide Range of Colors|
|Recommended Age||0 to 12 months|
|Type of Gift||Practical, Portable Highchair|
|Highlights||Has 4 Adjustable Non-Slip Feet, Padded Insert, Two Chair Harnesses, Removable Tray, Mamas & Papas' Site Offers Personalization|
|Recommended Age||6 Months to 3 Years|
|Gender||Unisex (Available Colors: Grey, Dusky Rose, and Red)|
|Type of Gift||Practical, Electronic Gift Card|
|Highlights||Loaded with Php 1000 Credit|
|Recommended Age||Not Applicable|
|Type of Gift||Sentimental, Memory Book|
|Highlights||210 x 210 x 20 mm (L x H x W), 22 Pages With Templates|
|Type of Gift||Sentimental, Stuffed Toy|
|Highlights||Teddy Bear Wearing a Customized T-shirt|
|Recommended Age||Newborn and Up|
|Type of Gift||Sentimental, Milestone Blocks|
|Highlights||Made of Premium Solid Wood, Has Soft Round Edges, Coated With Non-Toxic Paint|
|Recommended Age||0-12 Months|
Ninongs and ninangs! While you're at it, why not level up the way you present the gift, too? Check out this tutorial by Hallmark that features three dreamy ways to wrap baby gifts! Go and wrap that gift in a cute way, it may even get the attention of your little inaanak!
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Christening is an important milestone in every child's life, and being invited to such an event means you get to be part of your godchild's journey. To celebrate this meaningful occasion, you can turn to both practical and keepsake gifts that your inaanak can treasure for the years to come. But above all, remember that it's the thought behind the gift that is more important.
Author: R. Victoriano
Editor: A. Mangulabnan
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