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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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Baby Shower: Gifts that Spell L-O-V-E

Looking for a baby gift is really something that you can look forward to and be excited about. Babies are angels from above and it is really a thrill to look for gifts that can be useful to them during their growing years. However, I understand that some of the gifts that you might be thinking of are quite expensive. Now, there is really no necessity to break a bank when buying the perfect gift for babies. There are a lot of cheap baby giftsyou can find. But aside from looking for inexpensive gifts, what you can do is chip in with your group of friends for the big baby gift you have in mind. To guide you on the christening gifts for girls, below is a list that can help you decide during your selection process.

Baby Bouncer

A bouncy seat is a necessity for every baby. The price usually starts at $50, but if you are looking for something extra special, meaning bouncy seats that have lights, hanging toys and music to keep the baby’s brain stimulated (or relaxed), then the cost could really go up. However, you can always find a friend or two who is willing to pitch in for the gift. With the help of the group, the once expensive gift will be costly no more. In addition to that, you would be doing the parents a favour since nursing is not an easy job. With the help of abouncy seat, the nursing hours will not be too difficult anymore since parents do not need to carry the baby all the time. And yes, they have you and your friends to thank for.

The Comfy Carrier

One of the best baby shower gifts you can offer is a BabyBjorn. This carrier basically makes the life of the nursing parents easy and comfortable. The suit is built to provide comfort to the parents while providing warmth and safety for the child. However, it usually costs about $80 and if you are not willing to spend an amount like that, you can always ask for help from your friends. Just like what you can do to buy a baby bouncer, you can pitch in for a comfortable carrier. However, you have to be meticulous when looking for a carrier. Before buying any brand, make sure that it is of high quality and it can really be comfortable for both parents and infants. Otherwise, you might as well say goodbye to you and your friend’s money.

Onesies and Other Clothing

Big gifts do not really have to come in big packages. Sometimes, the most functional ones are the smallest gifts you can find. Onesies or a set of baby clothing is perfect especially during the child’s early weeks. But if you do not know the gender of the child yet, it is best that you choose designs and patterns that are gender-neutral. This way, you would not have to worry about giving a gift that’s inappropriate for the sex of the baby.

Lastly, the best shower gift you can give is your support, love and guidance to the parents and the child. This gift is free, but it is nevertheless priceless.