To ensure that their gifts match the theme of baptism, friends and family members often choose a gift with a religious connection - based on stories, characters or prayers from the Bible. Although this is not a must, it has prevailed in many places over the years. If you are still looking for a suitable gift for a child's baptism, you will find ten great ideas for young church members in the following overview.
The famous Noah's Ark features in numerous gift ideas for the simple reason that it has a variety of animals to offer. This wooden toy set, for example, includes - in addition to the ship, Noah and his wife - two zebras, two elephants, two rhinos, two crocodiles, two lions, two giraffes, two birds and any accessories.
Most children are so young on the day of their baptism that they have little memory of the ceremony in later years. A commemorative album is a great gift idea for documenting the admission to a church community in writing and also in pictures. All guests, but also parents, grandparents and siblings can immortalize themselves in it.
This wooden angel combines several functions in just one gift: On the one hand, the name of the child (alternatively, a wish is also possible) can be engraved on it, which is to be baptized. On the other hand, the fine slots between the angel wings offer enough space for a smaller or larger donation in the form of banknotes.
In this case there is no religious reference - at least not directly. A music box is said to lull babies to sleep by playing relaxing melodies. Whether you choose an owl or a turtle, a sheep or an elephant is up to you. However, you should keep in mind that each music box has different songs.
If the reference to the Bible is not so important to you, you can also switch to non-religious gift ideas. This cuddly blanket for babies in four different colors and made of pure cotton (machine washable at up to 40 degrees) is particularly beautiful and also practical. According to the manufacturer, the knitted material is breathable and temperature-regulating.
Another popular gift idea for a baptism is a necklace with a pendant - for example in the form of a guardian angel with 15 zirconia stones made of 925 silver. One of five different slogans can also be placed on the gift packaging. However, it is important to know that this chain is not suitable for babies due to the risk of strangulation, but for children from the age of five.
Another classic that is ideal as a christening gift is Noah's Ark from Playmobil. The plastic toy set also includes Noah and his wife, 2 elephants, 2 doves, 2 giraffes, 2 zebras, a lioness and a lion, a ramp, a sack and a feeding trough - and of course the ship, the roof of which opens for play can.
The four-piece cutlery set "Farmfreunde" made of metal is ergonomically manufactured and should therefore be ideal for small children's hands. Another special feature is that an animal from the farm is depicted on the knife, fork, large and small spoon. In addition, the name of the person to be baptized can be engraved on each individual piece of cutlery.
At the end of this series of gifts is a classic prayer cube with a colored print made of untreated beech wood: On each side there is a different prayer for children who have been baptized. The purpose of the dice is that the lines that were rolled beforehand are always read out. A nice ritual before going to bed.
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