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    Default Christening gifts for older children

    My niece (3) and nephew (7) are being christened catholic soon and I am after gift ideas for them. I had planned on getting them personalized candles, but they made them the other night so I need a new idea.

    I'm not keen on money boxes or commemorative coins as they have that sort of stuff already. I'm not a godparent so bibles are not really appropriate.

    What can I get them that is age appropriate.

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    Could you get them a bracelet or necklace?
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    I gave my nieces a gold initial (of their first name) to wear on a necklace (they are now 10 & 7 and I've never ever seen them so am betting my sister lost them). Anyway, I thought that was a nice present.

    As a side issue, what did my sister give my child? An ugly hard cover nursery rhyme book that I saw in Big W for $9.95...I wouldnt recommend that as a good present, I was not impressed
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    A small gold cross charm to put on a chain when they are older?
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    I wouldn't get them anything. Getting Baptised is not reason enough to get a toy etc and most older kids wouldn't be impressed with the traditional Baptism presents. And if the parents were really serious about religion, they would have got them Baptised earlier.

    - then again I've been burned. Got a golden book of a bible story for an older kids christening once and the kid opened the present and yelled "booorrrriing". Little $hit.

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    You could get them a scroll to put their certificates in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    You could get them a scroll to put their certificates in?
    "Booorrrriiinnnnngggg"

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    I give a St. Christopher medal for christening gifts. He's the patron saint of children - I still have mine from my christening.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie29 View Post
    I give a St. Christopher medal for christening gifts. He's the patron saint of children - I still have mine from my christening.
    I love this idea. Thanks. Do jewelry stores stock them? Where would I get them?

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    The only stores I found that have them are the Christian/catholic bookstores - they normally have a nice range of them. Mine is engraved with my christening date


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