Whether you hold religious beliefs or not, it’s always good manners to show up with a gift.
Finding the perfect christening gift can be a tough challenge especially if you’re trying to steer away from traditional gifts.
Traditionally, silver gifts are popular for the occasion; but if you’re looking or a more practical gift that won’t just gather dust in a box somewhere – it’s good to think outside of the box a little.
Luckily, there are a range of affordable and thoughtful gifts you can buy for any little boy or girl on their big day, and we’ve rounded up some of the best below.
Best christening gifts for 2019
1. Personalised Christening Mini Music Box
This mini musical box will provide your little one with a sweet melody as well as being a stylish decorative box, personalised to commemorate their special day.
Crafted from Norwegian pine, the box is hand-cranked and is delicate enough for even the tiniest hands to wind it up and play a tune of ‘You are my sunshine’. The hand dial is finished in a complimentary gold tone.
Give them a gift they can enjoy well into life, for under £20.
Price: £14.50, Not on the high street – buy here now
2. Nina B Sterling Silver Duck Detail Baby Bangle
A baby bangle or bracelet is a pretty traditional gift for a chrsitening. This one solid silver bangle from John Lewis, is a sweet unisex gift idea perfect for any child celebrating such a big occasion.
It comes with a small duck detail to one side and is housed in a lovely box with a satin cushion for presentation as they get older.
Price: £90, John Lewis – buy here now
3. Personalised Christening Certificate Holder
What better way to cherish one of their most important days, than to keep the certificate in a luxury, personalised holder?
This gift is perfect f you’re looking for a sentimental gift, that someone can then pass down to their children; it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Also included is a stand, so you can easily prop the certificate up as a decorative accessory in the home. Personalise the gift with a sweet message of your own with up to 100 characters.
Price: £24.99, Find me a gift – buy here now
4. Carrs Sterling Silver Runny Honey Keepsake Box
Fine silverware brand Carrs is world renowned for their luxury items, this keepsake box is ideal for both little boys and girls on their special day and beyond.
The sterling silver box is hand finished and has a runny honey motif, complete with a gold honey bear at the top. Parents and children alike can enjoy this luxury keepsake for years to come.
Price: £117, Harrods – buy here now
5. Personalised Christening Oak Letter
This gift is a great option if you want to find a special present on a budget. This personalised Oak letter is both sentimental and a nice decorative accessory for the home.
Hand finished and crafted from fine, recycled Oak, you’ll have the option to input their names and engrave a special message for the little one to mark their big day.
Price: 18, Not on the high street – buy here now
6. Silver Plated Teddy Cutlery Set
This silver plated cutlery set, is a great contender at an even better price.
For just under £10 you’ll get a complete cutlery set with a fun teddy shaped design at the ends.
It’s a pretty traditional gift option for a christening and will mostly be used for a decorative keepsake. The cutlery is presented in a luxurious white silk, lined box – making it quite the decorative accent.
Price: £9.96, Amazon – buy here now
7. Limited Edition Tale of Peter Rabbit Royal Mint Gift Box
If you’re looking for a gift to be treasured for a lifetime, this is it. Relive the magic of Petter Rabbit, with this limited edition gift.
In this deluxe pack you’ll receive the iconic book ‘The Tale of Petter Rabbit’, along with a beautifully designed 50p coin and a Royal Mint certificate.
This collectors item can be enjoyed by little ones in their childhoods and well into their adult years.
Price: £120, Prezzy box – buy here now
8. Royal Selangor Orbit Musical Carousel
This commemorative and unique gift, takes a galactic spin on the traditional gift idea of the music carousel.
The iridescent accessory makes a wonderful decorative accent and plays a soothing sci-fi inspired melody as it orbits.
A traditional gift with quite the modern touch, that can be enjoyed for a long time to come.
Price: £59, John Lewis – buy here now
9. All The Things I Wish For You
We all remember our favourite childhood reads, a book can be carried into our later years and especially, when it’s been personalised just for us like this this one from Papier.
If a special little one in your life is about to be christened, this book filled with all of your wishes for them is a special gift they’ll cherish forever.
Personalise the book with a name and a little character, that best personifies the lucky little girl or boy celebrating their day.
Price: £20.99, Papier – buy here now
10. Engraved St Christopher Pocket Watch
A pocket watch is a sentimental gift usually presented to males on their christening days. This one available at Amazon is an affordable keepsake and a sentimental gift to be treasured.
The solid pewter case features St Christopher and is gorgeously presented in a wooden gift box with satin lining.
Price: £38.95, Amazon – buy here now