gift ideas for baptism christening and naming ceremonies

I always feel so honoured when invited to a Baptism, Christening or Naming ceremony. For friends to consider Handy Hubby and I an important part of their child’s life – it’s pretty special.

Both my tornadoes have been “dunked”. They were lovely celebrations with close family and friends. Miss T looked particularly beautiful in my own Mum’s dress which she wore when she was a baby. Luckily Miss T stayed clean and didn’t wriggle too much throughout the ceremony (unlike Mr TT). She was just as engrossed in her book as the priest was.

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Whether you are keen for a traditional gift, something religious, personal or a keepsake item, here are some ideas for the next time you need to find a Baptism, Christening or Naming ceremony gift.

And make sure to read on for how you can WIN a beautiful Mad Alice Jewellery sterling silver “Olivia” pendant necklace – GIVEAWAY HAS NOW CLOSED.

 

Mason Pearson pink child brush  Mason Pearson ivory child brush  Mason Pearson blue child brush

I LOVE my Mason Pearson hairbrush. It was given to me by my beloved Grandma when I was little and I still use and cherish it to this day. Grandma also gave a brush to both Miss T and Mr TT and I hope they will cherish theirs too. This Child’s Bristle Brush comes in pink, blue and white.

 

personalised name puzzle

The Personalised Wooden Name Puzzles from Tiny Me are solid timber with non-toxic paint used. The integrated lid is also the puzzle base – clever!

 

Taylor Made Frames

These frames from Taylor Made Frames are fantastic for a special occasion gift. You can use any words to create a thoughtful and personal gift.

 

pj-plate-maisy-butterfly  pj-double-handled-cup-maisy-dots  pj-cutlery-set-maisy-dots

I have lots of china dinnerware from when I was a child – and it sits in our display cupboard gathering dust. The thought of my two tornadoes with china dinnerware scares the bejesus out of me so I find melamine much more practical. I love the Maisy range from French brand Petit Jour Paris (BPA free and dishwasher safe too!)

 

Some classic cutlery always comes in handy…

kate spade new york cutlery       robert welch cutlery         gense animal friends cutlery

Very cute (but also designer-fancy) Kate Spade Crunch Bunch 2 Piece Cutlery Set.

This Robert Welch Radford 4 piece Child Set is just like what the adults use – only for smaller hands!

This Animal Friends Cutlery Set by Swedish brand Gense is adorable.

 

graphic spaces bookends

Keep children’s books neat with hand-crafted bookends from Graphic Spaces.

bamboo deer clock

This sweet Decoylab Deer Bamboo Clock would look beautiful on a nursery wall. It measures 7.5′ x 10′ and features laser cut numbers. The clock motor requires 1 x AA battery but luckily the motor doesn’t make a ticking sound!

 

 

uncle goose blocks

These Uncle Goose – ABC Blocks Classic are beautiful. A 28 block set, they are handmade wood-embossed, non-toxic, use child-safe inks and feature a menagerie of animals, numbers, maths symbols and four full alphabets. A timeless gift that will be kept in the family for many years to come.

 

 

There are so many beautiful and unique prints out there! Choosing a classic that isn’t too baby-ish will ensure that it’s hung on the bedroom wall for many years to come.

Hazy Prints magic in her smile print      star-wars-alphabet-numbers

 

One of the most practical and loved gifts – books! With so many to choose from, you can’t go wrong with a book.

usborne nursery rhymes    Dr Seuss collection    usborne bible stories

 

A quality item of jewellery would make a perfect keepsake gift. Handcrafted and designed in Brisbane, Mad Alice Jewellery make beautiful keepsake jewellery for young girls. All designs are handcrafted using .925 sterling silver, glass pearls and Swarovski crystals.

Mad Alice Olivia pendant necklaces    Mad Alice A-Z collection

Mad Alice bow necklaces    Mad Alice faith pearl bracelet

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Thanks to Mad Alice Jewellery, I have a beautiful sterling silver “Olivia” pendant necklace in the cross design (pictured top left) to giveaway, valued at $49.

All you need to do is tell me what gift you love to give for a Baptism, Christening or Naming ceremony. You can enter by commenting below or on my Facebook post.

Terms and conditions – This giveaway is only open to Australian residents. This giveaway closes at midnight AWST on Friday 22 May 2015. Winners will be contacted on Sunday 24 May 2015. One entry per person. This is a game of skill. Entries will be judged on their creativity by a panel who will decide the winner.

Good luck!

GIVEAWAY HAS NOW CLOSED. 

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