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Baptism gift for boys from Godparents?

Asked by Supergirl (1671 points ) September 28th, 2010

My husband and I are going the godparents of our best friend’s two boys (ages 2 and 5 mo). The baptism is coming up, and I have no idea what to give them. We do not want to give them something that is too religiously themed (I know, it’s a baptism, but we aren’t like that).

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marinelife's avatar

Too bad, because I would have said give them each a Bible. Lacking that, what about a saving bond?

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I recommend 2 nice picture frames so that they can put pictures of the kids in them.

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MissAusten's avatar

My boy’s godparents gave each of them a very nice cross necklace, which of course I’m holding onto until they are older. They (and we) aren’t particularly religious either, but the necklaces are a great keepsake with sentimental value. When I was a teenager, my mom gave me the cross necklace my godmother gave to me at my christening, and it meant a lot to me.

You could always give cash, but that’s a little impersonal. There’s also no reason not to give them a really nice, illustrated children’s Bible. The stories are good, and we can always use more people in the world who appreciate the Bible without taking every word literally. :) My kids like their children’s Bible for the stories, almost as much as they like their book of Greek myths!

Discobitch's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir

I agree. Lego is one of the few truly great toys. In fact, I could say that Lego was the thing that developed my technical problem-solving skills that I need to use today.

judochop's avatar

@Discobitch I totally disagree with you.

get them one of these
It will last forever.

Kayak8's avatar

I like the picture frame idea. You can go places and get them engraved with the kids’ names and the date of the christening.

I also like the idea of your later sending your written account of how the kids behaved at the baptism. I know I have always loved hearing my grandmother or mother recount the stories of how each of us handled being handed over to a stranger, having water poured over our heads, etc. The kids will appreciate reading these when they are much older. You could include your account of each child’s experience on a separate page and send them in a card to the parents explaining that these are to share with the kids when they are older.

Jude's avatar

Open a small college saving account for them ($25).

BarnacleBill's avatar

Savings bonds. $100 savings bonds cost $50 each.

RareDenver's avatar

@moderators I’m sorry you thought my answer was unhelpful but it was actually a serious suggestion, when they are old enough to understand the concept then they can decide if they want to be a member of any particular religion.

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