Baptism Gift Ideas
A favorite of our family is the 5 inch solid brass Baptism Cross containing an image of baptism along with the words of the essential rite. It is a great gift to the parents of the child being baptized, affirming the commitment and statement of faithfulness they make on that day.
For the child being baptized, we love the guardian angel bears in brown or white. They are plush, soft and contain a hidden music box that plays "Jesus loves me" when you wind up the tail
Another traditional gift is something to help preserve and celebrate this special day. Check out our selection of Frames and Photo Albums for an items of this nature.
Also you might enjoy a Silver Baptismal Medal. It is a great way to preserve and celebrate the memory of the moment. In the line of Jewelry we offer our Sacramental Charm Bracelets are a wonderful way to add new memories as children grow in their life of faith.
Gifts for Godparents are often overlooked. We are delighted to offer items for both a single godparent or a couple that act as godparents.
There are many additional gifts that are appropriate for baptism. To review your options, browse our collection of Baptism Gifts.
Background Information on Catholic Baptism:
Baptism is the first of the Catholic Sacraments of Initiation. Baptism makes a person a member of the Body of Christ and brings them into the Church, sharing in its mission. The primary effects of Baptism are a rebirth in the Holy Spirit and purification from sin. The essential right of Baptism is the pouring of water and the words "I Baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."
The Baptismal rite, is rich with symbols, each communicating the invisible realities of grace conferred on the baptized. Elements include, pouring of water, anointing with Holy oils, light taken from the Paschal candle.
Often the child being baptized will wear a white garment or Baptism Gown, a symbol of the purity which come from being washed clean of sin by the waters of Baptism.