Baptism Gift Etiquette

by Paulette
(Sharpsburg, GA, USA)

Dear Miss Manners,

My very best friend has asked me and my husband to be her daughters god-parents and I am stumped as to what to give as a gift for her baptism. What is the correct baptism gift etiquette? Is there a certain type of gift to get or just something nice?

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Oct 09, 2009
Baby Gifts Suggestions Below
by: Eunice

Hi Paulette,

Some gift suggestions:

Baby clothes, blankets, towels etc will always come in handy as your friends and their newborn can always use these things.

For more personal items you could get some engraving done on a silver bracelet, a pendant, anklet etc. Some suggest a baby spoon, or a rattle even.

I suppose these will be of "heirloom" material that will be kept and mark the wonderful occasion.

Other alternatives would to be to give a beautiful scrapbook or picture book, with at least a few pictures of your new God-child, where you could write a lovely message or prayer on it.

Congratulations too, by the way. :)

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