Elegant, Timeless Christening Gifts That Never Go Out Of Style

09 May, 2017

Elegant, Timeless Christening Gifts That Never Go Out Of Style

A christening or naming ceremony is a very special occasion for families. The baby may not remember it in years to come, but it’s a wonderful occasion for the parents, and for those they invite to share the day with them.

It’s customary to buy a child a christening gift, and one of the best ways to ensure your gift won’t simply be pushed aside or forgotten is to choose something special – something timeless, something that will become part of their childhood memories. Here are our top ideas for a timeless christening gift that will be treasured forever.

A quality baby accessory

If the baby being christened is very young, it’s a fabulous idea to give them a timeless, handcrafted baby accessory that could then be used as a family heirloom. Fabric gifts are often best – they last for a very long time when cared for, and the quality is evident in them. Whether it’s a swaddle blanket, a dribble bib or some other feather-soft item, this is something that will stay with a little one throughout their childhood, and have the potential to be passed onto their own children one day.

Lifetime membership

One gift idea we love is to buy the little one a lifetime membership for English Heritage or the National Trust. Not only does this open the door to exciting days out for a lifetime, it also contributes towards the upkeep and maintenance of some of Britain’s most beautiful buildings and gardens. Most National Trust destinations are very baby-friendly, and this is one gift that’s sure to offer plenty of mileage.

A classic toy

Many people like to buy children toys for their christening – but rather than opt for the latest trendy toy being advertised on the television, we’d recommend choosing something more classic. A wooden train set, for example, or a traditional doll’s house. These gorgeous gifts are likely to last much longer than the throwaway plastic toys of today – and again, they can double up as heirlooms for many generations to come.

A piece of jewellery

It may seem odd to give a child a piece of jewellery, but this is something they will surely appreciate at a later date, rather than during their younger years. For a little boy, a luxury wristwatch or pocketwatch is a great option. Girls might prefer a charm bracelet which can be added to over the years, or perhaps a locket-style necklace, with an image of their christening day inside.

Books

Every child needs a good book collection – why not help start one off? There are many gorgeous editions of childhood classics around, from Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton to the more contemporary Harry Potter books.

The little one might not be able to appreciate them immediately, but they certainly will when their literacy improves and they spend evenings and weekends disappearing into magical fictional worlds. Books also make a great keepsake – especially if you can find a special first-edition or limited edition of a certain title.





Also in Poppie & George Blog

How to Throw a Digital Baby Shower
How to Throw a Digital Baby Shower

11 May, 2020

With group gatherings still on hold, many celebrations have had to adopt a digital edge, and that includes the traditional baby shower.

Don’t fear, with a few digital invites already accepted at Poppie & George HQ we’ve got all the essential details on how to throw a baby shower that will put the traditional celebration to shame.

Continue Reading

Looking After Your Maternal Mental Health
Looking After Your Maternal Mental Health

04 May, 2020

Maternal Mental Health week takes place in the first week of May across the UK to open up the conversation on maternal mental health, and support those struggling with mental health issues both during pregnancy and after birth.  


To help you to maintain good mental health during pregnancy and after birth we’ve shared the reocmmended tips given by mental health charities such as Mind and the Maternal Mental Health Alliance.

Continue Reading

How to Work from Home with a Baby
How to Work from Home with a Baby

07 April, 2020

With the nurseries now closed in the UK due to the Coronavirus pandemic, you may have found yourself unexpectedly juggling work-life and a baby all at once.

To help you try and make this time work for you and your baby, we’ve revealed some of our best tips on how to work from home with a baby.

Continue Reading

Join our mailing list

Sign-up to our mailing list  today and receive 10% off your first purchase.