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Christening gift ideas?

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LyndaW Sat 10-Aug-13 14:42:30

It's my granddaughter's christening at the end of this month. She's almost 2 and I'd really like to get her a gift that she can keep. Does anybody have any suggestions? Not keen on the silver rattles or money boxes but other than that open to ideas?

Galen Sat 10-Aug-13 14:47:44

Jewellery crucifix? Julian of Norwich silver bracelet? Money.

LizG Sat 10-Aug-13 14:52:12

How lovely. Depends on everyone's feelings but a Bible could be a possibility. Hope you have a lovely time.

Gorki Sat 10-Aug-13 15:08:31

A pretty clock for her bedroom wall.

Scooter58 Sat 10-Aug-13 15:12:52

Engraved glass plaque with name,place of Christening etc,got my Grandson one of these for his First Communion and it was much spoken about.

LyndaW Sat 10-Aug-13 16:48:03

Thanks so much for these great ideas. I like the idea of personalised jewellery. I remember my grandparents got me a gold necklace and disc with the details of my christening on. Sadly, it was stolen but still. And a wall clock is a lovely idea too. As long as I go for something quite plain and classy hopefully she'll use it even when she's grown up. Was also thinking a classic children's book and then she could read it to her kids one day too. Overly sentimental and just a little bit optimistic aren't I!?

j08 Sat 10-Aug-13 16:55:35

I like to give good hardback copies of children's class is books. The is one being advertised on here at the moment which I think would be good. It's by John Burningham.

You can write a little message on the flyleaf too.

j08 Sat 10-Aug-13 16:56:36

'classic' That should have read

Galen Sat 10-Aug-13 16:57:10

I had a silver and only cross designed and made for my Goddaughter. She liked chunky jewellery and I couldn't find any readymade

nanaej Sat 10-Aug-13 17:46:07

My DGD was given one of these by a family friend...she is 7 and she loves it!

Sook Sat 10-Aug-13 18:10:16

I bought my DGD a musical box for her christening gift. I chose the Owl and the Pussycat design it is delightful (imo), a lovely colourful design with four secret drawers, it opens up to reveal a tiny owl and pussycat in their pea green boat which revolves when the music (Canon Pachabel) is played. There are several designs to choose from and there is also a range of small trinket boxes available.

j08 Sat 10-Aug-13 18:20:30

this is a nice idea One baby sized and one to grow into.

j08 Sat 10-Aug-13 18:25:38

could come in useful for eating supper by the seaside grin

gillybob Sun 11-Aug-13 09:25:39

Oh Sook what a wonderful link. Thank you so much. I notice that the company do a Unicorn musical box. My granddaughter is obsessed with Unicorns. Her beloved pony died 2 years ago now and she believes he turned into a magical unicorn that flies over the sky and looks after her when she is asleep. Such beautiful boxes. smile

glammanana Sun 11-Aug-13 11:13:42

When DGD was christened I was at a loss as what to buy her as a special gift so opted for a star in her name you receive a certificate and details of the star and it is registered in your chosen name,different packages are available.

MiceElf Sun 11-Aug-13 12:03:41

A rose tree or perhaps an olive tree would be a possibility, it will mature with the child and give pleasure for many years to come.

Granny23 Sun 11-Aug-13 12:52:39

My DGC each got an apple tree. They are now 6,5 & 4 and all their trees are bearing fruit, even the oldest one which successfully moved gardens 4 years ago. Very special to pick fruit from their 'own' tree.

Our farming relatives gave each of their children a lamb and another at each birthday. At shearing the money from their sheep went into their bank accounts, yielding a substantial sum by the time they were eighteen.

LyndaW Sun 11-Aug-13 17:33:52

Granny23, that is unique! What a great way of helping them save up for studies/house/travel etc. And I love the other ideas of something growing alongside her too. Thanks smile

NfkDumpling Mon 12-Aug-13 07:28:44

My best friend, Godmother to my son, gave him a pair of cut glass brandy glasses as his christening present. They came in very handy - eventually!

Anne58 Mon 12-Aug-13 10:26:16

Another idea on the fruit trees theme, rent a cherry tree!

ojacky Sun 24-Nov-13 17:58:15

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Nelliemoser Sun 24-Nov-13 18:42:44

That threads been cold for three months! Is this an advert or am I a cynic?

Mishap Sun 24-Nov-13 18:52:08

I have just given my DGD for her christening: a beautifully illustrated book of nursery rhymes dedicated to her and signed by the author; and a lovely little pink and white carousel music box. Both items to be treasured rather than chewed!

I would not touch the Galilee water with a barge pole - I would guess it is a bit polluted!

Nelliemoser Sun 24-Nov-13 19:11:29

I have just reported the Galilee water post as a spam, but I could not write anything into the report spam box. Do you think that is a sign?

GNHQ my reasons as given in my first post.

Elegran Sun 24-Nov-13 19:19:08

It is nearly sixty dollars for a 10oz bottle, so I'd say it is a sign that you are not inclined to spend that much money on water.