Christening Gift Ideas

Christenings are such a beautiful and sacred occasion that if you’re lucky enough to be invited to one then you will in no doubt be on the hunt for the perfect Christening gift to welcome this adorable newborn into the world. 

You may want to go down the traditional route and gift them something they can keep for many years, or perhaps a gift that the child can use and play with now. If you’re not a traditionalist you may want to go for a more modern gift, but where to start? 

We’ve got you covered: within this list of the best Christening gift ideas, from beautiful silver Christening bangles, to personalised baby blankets, there’s something for everyone and every budget!

1. My 1st Years Personalised Ivory Cotton Baby Shawl £36.00

Keep the little one cosy with this traditional 100% cotton shawl that can be personalised with the newborn’s name and date of their Christening, making it a truly special and well thought-out gift that both parents and child can treasure for years to come. 

2.Jellycat Personalised Bashful Bunny £20.00 

We’ve all seen the attachment children can have to soft toys, so why not gift them their first Jellycat Bashful Bunny? An adorable super soft bunny with floppy ears and squashable feet, this will become a calming companion at nap time. This particular range of bunnies can be personalised with the child’s name on the ear, meaning it won’t get lost at the next mother and  baby gathering. 


3.Molly Brown London Personalised My First Pearl Christening Bangle £72.00

What better way to welcome a baby into the world than to be the one to give her her first pearl? A beautiful keepsake that she can cherish for a lifetime and be reminded of how loved she was coming into the world. This baby Christening bangle can be engraved with a name, date or special word and features a delicately hanging single pearl. A traditional gift that can be worn up until the age of around three years. Molly Brown London’s Christening Bracelets collection is perfect if you wish to gift a beautiful piece of keepsake jewellery to the little one on their Christening day. 


4.Binibamba’s Sheepskin Booties £43.00 

Perfect for babies’ first steps, these sheepskin booties are an adorable addition to the newborn’s wardrobe. Crafted from super-soft merino wool and durable leather soles, they’ll stand the test of time as the bundle of joy finds their feet. A very cute Christening gift that the parents will ‘ooh and ahh’ over for many years to come. 

5.StompStamps Personalised Alphabet Money Box £30.00

Set her on the right track with this silver money box featuring the letters of the alphabet amongst animals. This money box can be personalised with three lines of text and up to 25 characters per line, meaning you can gift this alongside a really special message. A gift that will look good in the newborn’s bedroom and one that will become useful as they grow older. 

6.Letterfest Personalised Christening Story Book £19.95 

Gift them this personalised book that they will treasure forever. A personalised story about their Christening, featuring personal details and told through the story of a small family of squirrels. Beautifully illustrated and one they will want you to read over and over again once they begin to understand that they are the main character! 


7. Molly Brown London Christening Cross Necklace £62.00

A classic cross necklace is a traditional gift to give a newborn on their Christening day. This classic yet contemporary design features a cross charm next to a single freshwater pearl, making it a beautiful piece of jewellery that she can enjoy now and when she’s older. The adjustable design means that it can grow as she does, making it a true keepsake. Molly Brown London also has an extensive range of Christening Jewellery if you’d prefer to gift a bracelet or locket to the special baby of honour. 


8. Meminio The Story of You Baby Memory Book £30.00

This beautiful soft pink hardback book is a perfect gift to give at a Christening. As the new parents embark on parenthood, they’ll want to capture and treasure every moment of their newborn’s life. What better way than with this gorgeous book – perfect for adding photos and details as their little one grows.


9.JoJo Maman Bebe Duck Dungarees Letter Box Baby Gift Set £30.00

Celebrate a newborn with this adorable first dungaree outfit gift set. The set contains a pair of dungarees and co-ordinating rattle to entertain the little one. We all know that a baby could be changed multiple times a day, so clothing is always welcomed by new parents. This gift set is also letterbox friendly, so if you’re unable to make the Christening but still want to send a little gift, this is perfect!

10.English Trousseau Kids Cutlery & Bib Gift Set £49.95

A whimsical gift for a newborn, this traditional silver cutlery gift set is something she will treasure for a lifetime. The ends of the cutlery are sculpted with sweet silver teddy bears which will light up the eyes of your little one and will then make a lovely keepsake that can be passed down through generations. The set also comes with a bib, perfect for keeping her Christening outfit clean on the day! 

We hope that this has given you some inspiration in finding a perfect Christening gift for that new special little life that has become a part of your family. If you’re throwing the Christening party then make sure to check out our Christening party ideas post for tips and ticks on how to make the day go smoothly. 

Molly Brown London has a large range of Christening jewellery: we offer a comprehensive range of timeless designs that make the perfect christening gift, naming ceremony gift or just a token of your affection to the new bundle of joy that has entered your life. All of Molly Brown London jewellery comes with luxury complimentary gift wrap, making Molly Brown the go-to children’s jewellery gifting brand. 


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