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Baptism gift for boys

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Theresa Koster
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Appropriate Baptism Gift for Boys

For Christians, baptism is one of the greatest events in a person's life. Most often, baptisms take place in infancy. In many families, the offspring is baptized in the first year of life.

This celebration is often the occasion not only to have the offspring accepted into the church community, but also to introduce them to the entire family. With baptism, Christians believe, the child is under a special protection of God.

Baptism gift for boys

Gifts for baptism should be selected to be appropriate for this highlighted event. An appropriate christening gift for a boy should therefore be value-stable, individual and traditional or personalized.

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Christening gift for boys

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What do you give a boy for his christening? And why? 

Baptism makes a Christian a Christian. Even if the person later leaves the church again, he always remains a Christian. Accordingly, the importance attached to this church sacrament is high. Grandparents, godparents and other guests of the baptism therefore usually choose gifts that are stable in value, individual and traditional.

The holy sacraments are

  • Baptism
  • First Communion & Confirmation / Confirmation 
  • Penance / Confession
  • Marriage
  • Consecration
  • Anointing with sickness

Background: what is special about baptism?

Baptism has and had an enormous significance on several levels: first of all, with baptism, the parents and godparents promise to raise the child in faith in God. In addition, for many Christians, baptism is associated with the trust that the child is under a special protection of God for life. With baptism, moreover, the child becomes part of the church community.

The godparents are to support the parents in the Christian education. In addition, it used to be that the godparents should care for the child if something happened to the parents. Today, this is legally no longer given in the form, however, many parents still choose the godparents from this point of view.

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It is not mandatory to perform a baptism in infancy or babyhood. Adult baptisms are also possible. But many Christians choose to have their offspring baptized in their first year of life.

Why give gifts for baptism at all?

Baptism gifts are on the one hand to emphasize the importance of baptism. Therefore, many people are presented with valuable gifts for baptism. In addition, for baptism traditional gifts are commonplace, which are signs of faith. They are to support and confirm the baptized one in its faith practice. And finally, there is also the motivation to relieve the baptized person and his family financially with the baptism gift.

What are typical gifts for boys on the occasion of baptism?

Classic gifts for boys on the occasion of baptism are mostly religiously influenced gifts: baptismal bracelets, necklaces with a guardian angel pendant or a cross as a pendant are at the top of the list of typical baptism gifts for boys. As a rule, these pieces of jewelry are made of silver or gold to be particularly high quality and durable.

A children's Bible as well as an ark made of wood with plug-in figures or play figures are also very popular, traditional christening gifts that are suitable for boys and girls alike. Also monetary gifts in the form of savings accounts or a small gold bar are gladly handed over on the occasion of baptism.  

Personalized gift for baptism for boys

An alternative to the traditional religious baptism gifts for boys is a personalized gift for baptism. Personalized christening gifts are usually less traditional but because of the personalization very individual.

The more individual such a gift is,the more it shows how much the donors with the baptized have dealt. Among the classics are baptismal candles with names and baptism date or personalized baptismal crosses. However, these gifts are usually reserved for the godparents or grandparents. Often, even the parents would like to design or have designed the purchase candle or baptismal cross themselves.

A individually designed poster from MeinBabyposter is just as individual, high-quality and personal as the traditional personalized christening gifts for boys:

  • There are several artistically high-quality designed baby motifs to choose from, which are printed 1-to-1 in the child's birth size.
  • In addition, name and date of birth of the baptized can be printed.

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      Depending on how big the baby is at the baptism, the size of the child at the time of baptism and the date of baptism including name can also be printed. This creates a very personal christening gift for the little boy, about which the parents can also be happy every day when they see it hanging in the nursery. Design now

    What should a baptism gift for boys cost?

    It can not be said across the board, how expensive a christening gift for boys should be. Because this depends, of course, first of all on how close the gift-givers are to the person being baptized.

    The grandparents, aunts and uncles, as well as the godparents will certainly invest more in the baptismal gift than other, more distant guests of the baptism. In addition, the amount is also always based on the individual possibilities.

    Basically, however, a christening gift should be larger than a birthday or Christmas gift. As a rough guideline can be, depending on the above aspects, an amount between 50 and 150 euros set.

    • A personalized birth poster from MeinBabyposter costs 45 euros including shipping and is thus absolutely in the budget.
    • Who wants, can order the baby poster directly with one of the optional available frames together or the baby poster around a rainbow poster ergänzzen to make the nursery particularly beautiful. The rainbow poster can be, just like the baby poster, individualized in many ways.

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    Customized baptism gift for boys

    Borrowing from a popular saying, you can say "Show me what you're giving away and I'll tell you who you are."

    A gift is more valuable, the more appropriately it is selected. Appropriate here means that the gift is aligned with both the occasion and the person of the recipient. Therefore, gifts that are personalized are particularly appropriate and valuable.

    Baptism gift for boys

    Those who are crafty can design their own custom baptismal candle, make a piece of jewelry at a jewelry workshop, or put together a baptismal album using high-quality materials.

    However, even people who are not very crafty-creative can give away real unique pieces:

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      The MyBaby Poster can be individually designed, so that genuinely unique arises. For this poster can be chosen between several motifs and background colors. Name, birth or baptism date and the size of the child can be selected individually. So it creates over 10,000 different variantsDesign now

    Baptism gift in time for the baptism 

    Guests of the baptism hand over the baptismal gift during the celebration, which takes place after the actual baptism.

    There are very few exceptions to this rule: If a christening robe or a christening candle is given, both of which will be used during the christening ceremony, these gifts are of course presented with enough advance notice before the christening.

    And even neighbors or more distant relatives who do not (cannot) attend the baptismal ceremony itself will not present or send baptismal gifts for the little boy and his parents until after the baptism.

    Whoever orders a christening gift online or creates it in an online store such as MeinBabyposter should always keep an eye on delivery times.For production and shipping of a personalized poster from MeinBabyposter must, from receipt of payment,one to three business days be included. For safety's sake, a few days should be calculated in grace, if the parcel carrier wants to deliver the shipment when no one is at home. Because: At such an important celebration as a baptism no one wants to appear without a gift.

    Baptism gift with lasting memory

    Baptism is one of the two (Protestants) or seven (Catholics) sacraments known to Christians. A sacrament is understood to be a symbolic ritual action through which God unites and blesses people in their faith. Accordingly, a baptismal gift should do justice to this milestone in the little boy's life.

    A baptismal gift that is remembered also helps to solidify the relationship with the person being baptized.And, after all, baptism, in addition to the relationship of the person being baptized with God, is also about the Christian's acceptance into the community of believers. A picture that adorns one's room will certainly be remembered.

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    Which christening gifts for girls are particularly suitable, we have described in another article.