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Give Love, Give from the Heart: The Best Christening Gifts

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Christening events should always be celebrated. More than any occasion, a christening ceremony is special as it marks the beginning of a little angel’s journey towards his/her spiritual growth. If you are invited in this prestigious occasion, consider yourself very lucky because only a chosen few are able to join this festive celebration. Since this is amongst the very rare ceremonies that can radiate a different level of solitude and joy, it is also a must that you buy a christening gift that will act as a symbol of your sincerity and love. No matter how big or small your gift is, what matters the most is the thought you put into the item. Now, if you are quite worried about not finding the best gift, there is no need for you to fret because below is a list of the simplest and most functional items you can buy:

Personalized Picture Frame

If you are artistic by heart, you can definitely save on your gift by creating a customized picture frame. Even if the child grows up a few months or years after the event, your gift will always be treasured since it would forever be a remembrance of how the child once was. You can buy scrap book items on bookstores, or you can choose to include items in the frame that you personally created. On the other hand, if you have never fancied creating artworks, you can also buy customized frames through stores or online shops. Since the gift is for a christening ceremony, it’s better if you would include a Bible verse in the customized frame. This will always remind the child of how essential it is to live by faith no matter how tough life gets.

Locket of Love

Lockets are popular christening gifts girls because they can grow old with the child and there are so many possibilities when you opt to offer a locket as a gift. You can either put the picture of the child and her family inside, or the photo of the child together with a Bible verse. Either way, your gift will be more than treasurable because it could remind the child the importance of incorporating family values at any instance. Lastly, to make the gift extra special, you can engrave a cross on the top part of the locket, together with the initial of the child. Sounds amazing, right? Right!

Cuddle Pillow

Who says cuddling is for adults only? Cuddle pillows are perfect gifts for children as they will never be outgrown. They are very functional and they are also cheap gifts that are worth treasuring. If you are running on a low budget, this is a very wise option. Also, you can make it look more personalized by sewing the child’s name on the pillowcase, or by having it printed. This will be a perfect gift for any christening ceremony.

Looking for perfect gifts is never difficult to do if your heart is in the art of giving. And lastly, it doesn’t matter how cheap or expensive your gift is because the best gift you could ever give any child is love, guidance and compassion.

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Big and Cheap: Christening Gifts Worth Chipping In

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Christening events are one of the occasions where we could celebrate sincere love, purity and joy. No matter what religious group you are a part of, it is always an honor to be invited in a glorious event like this because only a chosen few are invited to this very holy celebration. Now, I am quite sure you are excited to attend the event, but before you prepare your entire ensemble, let us first explore on the best gifts you can buy for the child. Since you are going to attend the event with friends or other family members who also love the child dearly, one of the greatest things you could do to make sure that your gift will be most functional is to take shares for a big gift. Through this, you would not have to worry about breaking the bank while ensuring that your gift will come out extra special. If you don’t have big christening gift ideas in mind, then below are some of the best you can find:

Walker

If the child doesn’t have a walker yet, then you can definitely contribute to the child’s developmental milestone if you buy him/her one. Gather a group of 4-5 friends and split the bill for a high quality walker. This may be expensive, but if you would share it with your group, you will surely be surprised on how cheap it would cost you. Indeed, there is no replacement for being resourceful, is there? So before you get ready for the big day, get that big wrapper ready for this awesome treat first.

Rocking Cradle

I am quite sure that just like any other child, your godchild also wants to be rocked to sleep. A rocking cradle is perfect to suit your godchild’s needs! Aside from providing optimum comfort and convenience to the child, you would be able to help the parents in their nursing duties since your cradle is there to help them successfully nurse the child. There are also rocking cradles that are comprised of hanging toys that would make the child feel more entertained. When choosing, always look at the quality to make sure that you are not buying the wrong brand of cradle.

Stroller

Strollers are blessings here on earth. Can you imagine nursing a child outdoors without a stroller? Absolutely not! A stroller is perfect since the child most probably does not know how to walk yet. And even if he/she does, it is very convenient to bring a cradle every time the family goes out since the child will definitely have to rest after a tiring walk. Save the parents from a full day of stress by giving them this gift. If you opt to buy a stroller, find a large group since the price is usually higher than the other ‘big’ gifts we have here.

These special christening gifts for girls and boys are worth every cent. Divide the bill into your group, and you will definitely be able to contribute highly to the child’s development.

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A Guide To Buying The Nursery Essentials

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In order to create the best nursery for your child, you must look for the best nursery products. What make the search for the perfect baby nursery products is the fact that there are lots of choices that you can choose from. What you must understand is the fact that you do not need all these stuff. It is true that there are some items that you definitely need. On the other hand, the items that you do not need are in fact, considered unsafe by various child experts. In order to keep your child safe and protected, then here is a simple nursery planning guide that you can read.

The Nursery Items To Avoid

By eliminating the unnecessary baby nursery products from your list, you can not only get to save money, you can ensure that your baby is well protected too. Here are some of the things that you do not need in your nursery.

  • Padded crib bumper

Most parents think that this is a must have due to the fact that this provide comfort for the baby during sleep. The truth is, you do not need this. In addition to that, this will also place your baby at great risk. In the event that the padding is bigger than the baby, your baby will have a risk of getting suffocated.

  • Night light

Most people think this is highly needed since it gives light to your baby during the night. Truth is, this is not essential. In fact, the light it gives off might not be good for the eyes of your baby. If you wish for your baby’s eyes to develop, then it must be subjected to total darkness.

The Nursery Must-Haves

Of course, there are some nursery essentials that you cannot live without. Here are some of them:

  • Infant blanket

This is a must if you want to make your baby safe and warm. However, you need to take into consideration some things when buying a baby blanket. First, you must make sure that the baby blanket is not too big for your baby or else, there will be a big risk of suffocation. IN addition to that, you must choose a blanket fabric which would work well with the skin of your baby.

  • Changing mats

Some experts would recommend changing table. However, changing mats is a lot more portable.You can easily move it from one room to the other. In addition to that, this can be easily cleaned. All you need to do is to wipe it down.

Your baby is your bundle of joy so you must make sure that you have bought everything that is vital in his toddler and newborn years. If you are new to parenting, then it is highly recommended that you take a look into various baby or pregnancy blogs that will keep you informed and updated with the various baby care tips that you need to know about.