+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    1,103
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    199
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    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.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    757
    Thanks
    99
    Thanked
    120
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Could you get them a bracelet or necklace?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,831
    Thanks
    1,054
    Thanked
    1,215
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1,332
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    139
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    A small gold cross charm to put on a chain when they are older?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    12,708
    Thanks
    9,558
    Thanked
    12,691
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 9/1/15Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 7/11/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 3/10/14100 Posts in a week
    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.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    my house
    Posts
    17,710
    Thanks
    1,392
    Thanked
    7,295
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    You could get them a scroll to put their certificates in?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    12,708
    Thanks
    9,558
    Thanked
    12,691
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 9/1/15Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 7/11/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 3/10/14100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    You could get them a scroll to put their certificates in?
    "Booorrrriiinnnnngggg"

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    1,478
    Thanks
    308
    Thanked
    755
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I give a St. Christopher medal for christening gifts. He's the patron saint of children - I still have mine from my christening.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    1,103
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    199
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    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?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    1,478
    Thanks
    308
    Thanked
    755
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    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


 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 05-04-2013, 09:28
  2. Question for mums with older children who co-slept
    By Buttoneska in forum General Sleeping & Settling Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 25-03-2013, 19:42

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Mother and Baby Shop
Save $$$ during our Christmas Sale Mother and Baby Shop
Great prices on Schoenhut kids pianos, toys, baby clothing as well as big brands like Pigeon, NUK, Cherub Baby and many more. Sale starts on 1 November 2016 and ends on the 27 December 2016. Hurry! Place your order today!
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
Baby Sensory
Baby Sensory is the only baby programme that offers a complete approach to learning & development. Our classes offer an exciting world full of fun sensory experiences for parents and babies to enjoy.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!