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Non tacky Christening gift

Discussion in 'Personal' started by SSNI, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Hi,
    I'm going to a Christening on Sunday and will be shopping tomorrow. I need some help thinking of a christening gift. I don't have children of my own and like the minimalist look, so find it very difficult to buy all the little trinkets like birth certificate holders, baby's first tooth boxes etc. The baby's mum also hates such tacky things!

    All suggestions will be very welcome! Thanks
  2. A nice book
  3. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    Silver bosun's call with the date engraved on the keel
  4. How about a cheque for the baby's trsut fund?
  5. Plant it a tree?
  6. Boy or a girl?
  7. JTL

    JTL Occasional commenter

    How about a special set of children's cutlery?
  8. guinnesspuss

    guinnesspuss Star commenter

    I once bought the boxed set of Winnie the Pooh as a gift; When we were young, Now we are six &c. because my son had loved them as a tot.
  9. Cestrian

    Cestrian New commenter

    How about a book of Bible Stories, or children's poetry?
  10. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    A Bible. A crucifix on a chain.
    Both my nieces got these from me. I am a non-believer, but took the view that anyone getting their child christened believes (or wants their child to be brought up believing) and so bought the most appropriate gifts I could think of.
    Of course, if all relatives and guests do this there's a surfeit of Bibles and crucifixes...
  11. missmunchie

    missmunchie Occasional commenter

    These are from John Lewis, I'm not sure if they are considered tacky or not. At least they could be returned if they were given more than one or they didn't like them. Making impressions of babies hand and foot print seems to be very popular. Price varies from 15 to 45 pounds.
    Finally figured out how to include pictures in my posts! Copy and Paste DUH!

  12. A Christening spoon? Some Beatrix Potter china?
  13. Premium bonds. You could, long shot, make the baby a millionaire.
  14. bizent

    bizent Star commenter

    A coin set?
  15. But if they're ever caught up in a freak vampire attack they'll be sorted thanks to your generosity!
  16. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    as opposed to a regular vampire attack? [​IMG]
  17. madwoman

    madwoman New commenter

    a premium bond
  18. a really nice pressi would be a voucher either for a photobook or to get photos printed or developed.Some great offers online, photobox.com, kodak etc, they can use them at their leisure

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