Celebrate a Christening with the perfect gift for a child
Christening presents are the traditional way of giving a baby or child a gift that will last a lifetime. Godparents are the traditional givers of these lasting gifts but most guests at a christening now like to mark the occasion by giving the baby a present also. The challenge is to find a gift that will both reflect this important ceremony and also be a unique, original and lasting present. A hand bound book, personalised to commemorate the day, is proving to be an excellent gift and one which permits the giver to introduce a young child to great literature. Apart from the traditional Bibles and prayer books, choices have included books by some of the world’s greatest authors and poets and also the enduring children’s classics. We have recently bound (in pink and blue leather) Bibles in French for twins and also copies of the giver’s own favourite novels including Great Expectations, Pride and Prejudice, Moby Dick, The Secret Garden and Alice in Wonderland. Books as Christening presents are the perfect gift to personalise; names, dates and favourite quotations are popular inscriptions but anything is possible and, beautifully presented, make for a truly thoughtful and original gift. Christening presents are important – both to the giver and receiver – and care in the choice of book, the binding and the personalised message will produce a Christening gift that will endure.