Choosing a christening gift or baptism gift for the special little boy in your life doesn’t have to be difficult. While there are an astounding array of options available, I favor choosing a practical one that they can use long after they’re a baby. Of course, photographs are the best way to remember their special day, but here are 5 baptism gift ideas for boys that they’ll enjoy for years to come.
Of course, the little boy getting baptized can’t read yet, but he’ll be able to soon enough (and in the meantime his parents and siblings can read to him). A Bible of his own will be a precious treasure that he’ll use often, not to mention a family heirloom that can be passed down to the generations to come. If you favor the King James Version, try this beautiful blue and white gift set that includes the New Testament. This elegant baby heirloom Bible has a cross-stitched cover and is lovely and soft. Whatever Bible you choose, it’s a perfect christening gift that never goes out of style.
When a little boy’s hair is still damp from his baptism, he might be a little chilly without a precious quilt to warm up in. For a truly unique gift, order a personalized one, handmade just for the newly baptized baby boy. Or if you’re getting something at the last minute, try a fringed blanket with a cross like this one (it even comes with a matching bib). If the child is getting baptized in the winter months when it’s especially chilly, go for a knit one like this that will be sure to keep him cozy.
Learning to pray starts early, at their bedside, with the help of their mother and father. Give them a personalized birthstone rosary to help them reach up to heaven in their early years. As a tangible, physical reminder of their christening, they’ll more easily remember their very first sacrament and its continuing importance in their lives. This is another perfect baptism gift that a little boy can continue using as he grows into a man.
Baptism Teddy Bear
All children love stuffed animals, but most are just for fun. A baptism teddy bear is more than just a snuggly friend; it’s also a special way to commemorate a little boy’s introduction into his faith. This Precious Moments Charlie Prayer Bear says a prayer with a child as he prepares for bed each night. If you’re looking for something a little more personal, try this God Bless Personalized Teddy Bear, which has the little boy’s name emblazoned right on the front of his t-shirt. He’s the ideal companion to help a child feel safe and loved and remember your involvement on the day of his christening.
Your little boy can say his prayers each night by the glow of this Stained Blue Glass Cross Nightlight. It reads “God’s Precious Child” and will remind them of how important they are to God–and to you. From the time they’re a baby, they’ll feel reassured by its gentle glow. Another excellent choice is this Personalized Cross Nightlight which is decorated with a blue star, the little boy’s name, and the words “God Bless This Child.”