When the little one in your family or circle of friends is getting their name, you want to find a special gift that stands out from the usual events like birthday presents. The closest members of the family will usually go for a more personal gift, with the child's name and date of baptism engraved, for example. But it is possible to find a special gift without it necessarily being personal. We've put together 10 great ideas for christening or naming gifts, so you can find inspiration for just the right gift.
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We'll show you some of the best christening or naming party gift ideas, so you can find the perfect present for the new addition to your family or circle of friends. The 10 gift ideas we've chosen to showcase are all within different price ranges, so there's something to choose from for every budget. Read more here.
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What to give as a christening present?
Buying a gift for a christening or naming party can be a very individual matter. You could say that on average a christening gift costs a little more than the traditional gift for a birthday, as it is a bigger event. But it also depends on the relationship with the baptised child. A gift for a christening will typically be between 300-500 DKK. However, gifts from close relations such as grandparents, godmothers/fathers and godparents will typically be slightly higher, as many times it is a more personal gift that is given by them, such as a piece of jewellery, a silver-plated shoe or a gift with an engraved name.
What exactly you have in mind when choosing a gift is also very individual. Many people follow the wish list of the baby, while others choose to find a gift on their own initiative. A christening gift does not have to be a personal gift, but it may be an idea to find a gift that you would be happy with if you had a new baby. If possible, choose a gift that the child can use over a long period of time, as the child takes many major developmental steps in the early years.