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    Default Baptism gift??

    Hi ladies. Just looking for ideas/thoughts.

    We have been invited to the baptism of one of my daughter's friends and I'm not sure if we are required to buy a gift or not and if so, what would constitute a suitable gift?
    The friend is 9 years old and not a "close" friend.

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    I've only been to the baptisms of family members, and they were all babies, but we always take a gift. Most people who came to my daughters' baptisms brought a gift.. I think only my brother who was at uni at the time didn't.

    I tend to get a religious gift, one we got was a wooden Noah's ark toy, with wooden animals.

    Hope that helps.

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    My friend always buys "The Children's Bible" for any baptism's she is invited too. Both my boys have one and ds is really getting into it this year now he's able to read. It's a gift that isn't really thought of as most gifts for baptism's are albums, photo frames, money boxes, pewter cups or pewter boxes for the first curl and tooth. Most get baptised as babies so the bible would be great for the older child.

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    For a 9 year old, I would get either an age appropriate bible or a piece of jewellery. Maybe a nice silver bracelet or earrings if she has her ears pierced, most jewellers have silver options around the $20 mark.

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    How about a St Christopher medallion, or a nice little cross on a chain?
    You can get them fairly cheaply from most jewellers and religious shops.

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    I paid for my nieces personalised baptism candles that were used on the day. I've also given a memory box that i decorated for my goddaughter. For my sons cousin he gave him a childrens bible, the same one he has.

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    My DD's baptism was a couple of weeks ago (but was only 5.5 mo so a bit easier to buy for). I would always bring a gift to a baptism but I wouldn't have cared if someone didn't bring a gift to my kids'.

    For a daughter of a not-close-friend, I wouldn't get religious jewellery as parents/Godparents tend to get this (same with Bibles IMO).I'd get something religious though or some sort of keepsake - photo frame, a trinket box, one of those Willow Tree statue things (DD got an angel one which is quite cute).

    I'm sure any gift will be appreciated though!


 

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