Revealed: The Best Christening Gifts That Can Be Treasured Forever
18th May, 2017
Spending hours staring blankly at the invitation and you’re still struggling to come up with the perfect Christening or naming ceremony gift for a new arrival? We’ve all been there. Whether you want to invest in something traditional, a keepsake they can treasure forever, or a personalised present that will be of utmost significance to them throughout their lives; the perfect present is out there.
Traditionally, Christening and naming ceremony presents are precious silverware, such as spoons, egg cups, tankards, mugs and rattles. More recently, personalisation has become a priority amongst gift bearers. Whether you’re a godparent to the bundle of joy or just a close friend of the family, the occasion is special for everyone involved. A baby will only ever be Christened once, and it is vital that your gift reflects this significance. We’ve done the hard work, so you don’t have to, and put together some gift ideas that are bound to impress:
A unique and tactile memento, capturing the innocence and delicacy of a baby’s hands and feet, we have a range of baby casts available, all of which are perfect for a Christening present. Revealing all the tiny creases, folds and lines that change so rapidly as the baby grows, your gift offering is taken to a new level of personalisation. The unique casts can be presented both free-standing or mounted and framed, to take pride of place at the family home. Arrange for a
casting kit to be sent home, and you can complete the mould at your convenience, ensuring that the cast is ready for the big day. Failing that, present mum and dad with a voucher to have the cast in the comfort of their own home or they can visit our studio in Battersea, London.
Sterling silver casts
In keeping with tradition, silver baby feet casts tick all the boxes when it comes to buying the best christening gift. A highly sentimental valuable, these keepsakes are a lasting reminder of such a special time in the lives of the family. Our casts are made from 925 sterling silver and are all hall-marked, and can also be engraved. Displayed on your choice of slate or cushion, there is something indescribably special about this baby cast.
Glass casts and blocks
Opt for a slightly more modern take on gifting at Christenings with a glass baby foot cast. The transparency and light of the product evoke a beauty like no other, that is bound to turn heads at the occasion. For those looking for something more adventurous, the casts can be created using coloured glass. A gift that can be treasured by the family forever, becoming more and more significant as the child grows.
Jewellery is often gifted at Christenings, and a great way to incorporate personalization into this idea is with a miniature. Beautifully handcrafted in bronze, silver or 18ct gold, pendants and charms can be made from life-size casts that create a unique piece of jewellery that can be passed down through generations. This truly is the gift that keeps on giving and can be worn by the mother until the baby is old enough to have for his or herself. Alternatively, cufflinks are available to purchase for baby boy’s, who can then wear them at a significant event in later life such as prom or graduation.
Sterling silver fork, spoon and tankard
The link between fortune and spoons was established around the 15th and 16th centuries, making it the perfect option for traditionalists. This idea of investing in the baby’s future is popular in the present day and a considerate gesture that will undoubtedly be appreciated by parents. A thoughtful keepsake that can be kept within the family for generations, these silver products can also be engraved, giving them the ultimate personal touch. For a truly significant gift, purchase and personalise an entire set, giving the family something precious that they can treasure forever.
A slightly more modern approach, a personalised wooden swing to hang in the garden of the family home is a fun present that the child is guaranteed to enjoy when he or she is slightly older. Personalise with their name and enjoy observing the baby grow into a young infant and the joy that a swing to call their own brings to their childhood. While the swing may not be kept forever, you’ll forever be remembered as the ‘fun’ one, for gifting such an inspired and fun present that they can enjoy.
Whichever you decide, your present is bound to be a conversation piece that will be admired, both on the day itself and for years to come. Lasting keepsakes recognise a truly special connection you have with the family and will reflect this ever-lasting bond. If you’d like to find out more about any of our baby casts or miniatures, please do not hesitate to get in contact with our friendly team today.