Most people normally find themselves having to buy gift items such as christening gifts. When you are in a position where you are invited to the christening by friends and family members, it's always a good idea to know of how to select the best gift without having to spend more than you need on it. Fortunately, this is not as difficult to do as it sounds, even if you have never had this experience before. Some of the tips that you can use as a guide to help you pick the best gifts include:
Remember that there are some gifts that are considered as traditional for christenings:
There are some traditions that many people still uphold, and one of these is the kinds of gifts that are normally expected in a christening. For an event such as a birthday, you may have leeway to choose a gift that you think is ideal. However, when it comes to christening (especially the more traditional ceremonies), your options are more restricted. Some of the gifts that are normally given in such ceremonies include trinkets, photo frames, baby music boxes and teddy bears.
How to figure out what kind of gift is appropriate:
There are several ways of figuring out if particular gifts are appropriate as christening gifts. One of these is to ask people who have gone for such ceremonies to be your guide when shopping. A much easier way of doing it would be to shop from a high quality online gift store like A1Gifts.co.uk
There are several features on the online store that make it more than ideal for this kind of thing. For one, it is categorized. This means that if you want to buy christening gifts, you would only need to find the Christening Page. You can then go through the list to find what you can buy for the ceremony. The benefit of doing this is that it completely eliminates any uncertainty you might have. Since all the gifts on that particular page will be christening gifts, your only task would be to choose what you think is best. You can also specifically look for Christening Boy Gifts, Christening Girl Gifts or Keepsakes.
In addition to making the process of gift selection easier, other benefits of getting your christening gifts online include the fact that it's much cheaper than buying from a conventional store.
Personalising your gifts:
If you want to make the christening giftsmore meaningful, you could decide to personalise them with a personal message. Some of the gifts you can have personalisation on are teddy bears, photo frames, keepsake boses and much more!
Finding the right christening gift can be challenging – especially if you want to get the recipient something a little different.
Here at A1 Gifts we have a wide selection of Personalised Christening Gifts that will offer you an alternative gift for the child to make this very important occasion extra special.
Our Personalised Christening Gifts include everything from certificate holders personalised with a name and date, through to teddy bears with an embroidered message to their cute jumpers. There are also money boxes in various colours, shapes and sizes along with traditional silver style gifts such as egg cups and photo frames.
The above Personalised Christening Gifts Whimsical Clock makes a lovely unusual and unique gift to give someone on their christening day.
The clock is circular shape and is ceramic made with a white base colour. Around the outside of the clock are the numbers 1 to 12 and each number has a black outline and then is filled with cute little green and pick flowers.
The bottom of the clock shows a green and white striped lawn which has a quaint whimsical style church sat on. The church is repeated with the flowers and has a pink roof too. From the centre of the clock is the clock hands which are of a traditional black style and then there is space for your personalisation – the only details required are the Childs name as the words ‘On your Christening’ come as fixed text.
The Personalised Christening Gifts Whimsical Clock is also in a blue and green version perfect for little boys as the flowers have been replaced with star motifs instead and the clocks are just a few of the items available within the Whimsical Range as there are also chocolate bars, money boxes and double handled mugs.
Personalised Christening Gifts are fabulous to give if you want something bespoke to the child, so why not take a look through our range to make their special day, extra special.
Getting a gift for a child can be challenging – particularly at this time of year then the big companies are getting their toy adverts on the television in time for Christmas.
If you are inundated with ‘Mum can I have this’ or ‘Dad I want that’ from your little ones then it’s time to look at the fabulous selection of Childrens Gifts we have here at A1 Gifts.
We have everything from a new lunch box or sports bottle for taking to school or on trips, to pencils and notebooks to let their creativity flow with stories and drawings, you will also find items like money boxes or door plaques or even height and growth charts to brighten their bedroom with along with measuring their progress.
Within our Childrens Gifts range you will also find items that are perfect for helping your child learn and this stunning Zoo Wall Clock is just one of them.
The ceramic clock is circular in design and features a bright print on the face of a Zoo Gate and various animals. Around the outside are the numbers 1 to 12 and from the centre is the clock feature. The gate of the zoo is personalised with your Childs name and the list of things to learn is endless.
Firstly the Childs name will teach them the letters of the alphabet along with the sounds they make – when with your child you can also develop this into what other things begin with the same letter and sounds. Next are the numbers which will help your child learn to count and be aware of number sequence before you start on the final element which is the animals. Each animal is in a bright and vibrant colour so you can not only learn about the animal and their sounds you can also look at colours too.
Other Childrens Gifts items that are like this are also our range of jigsaw puzzles – again these show the Childs name and a variety of colourful items to talk about with your child – the only other thing that these do is help your child with their hand and eye coordination.
Who said learning was boring eh? It certainly isn’t with our range of Childrens Gifts!
Picture the scene, you have a summer christening to attend to and you’re not sure what to buy. Do you with a traditional silver type of gift? Or do you opt for something more modern and unique?
With our selection of Christening Gifts you can be sure that you will find something lovely and memorable to the occasion.
Silver Christening Gifts
Silver christening gifts have been given to the child for many years. It is thought that hundreds of years ago when christenings first started, people often gave a silver sixpence to the child as their gift, offering a symbol of wealth in later life. These then went on to silver spoons and today mainly consist of silver money boxes, christening certificate holders, photo frames and full cutlery sets.
Silver bangles are often a popular choice for little girls whilst money boxes are favourites for little boys. Our silver plated money boxes come in various shapes and sizes including racing cars, diggers, trains and fairy castles.
Many christenings that take place are for both or all siblings when a family is complete and it is a good idea to get each child the same item – like our money boxes- but with a different design so that each child can call it their own.
If you are attending a joint event, then our popular Christening gifts to get is our Cinderella Carriage Tooth & Curl Pots for the girl and our Train Tooth and Curl Carriages for the boy.
Modern Christening Gifts
So with everyone getting a traditional silver christening gifts, it is nice to get the child something a little unusual or modern. A blue or pink photo album is idea to store all the images taken on the day within.
If the child is still fairly young then a teddy bear wearing a christening day t-shirt is a cute gift that can grow old with the child.
Personalised items make the christening gifts very modern and A1Gifts has plenty in store- from photo frames and certificate holders to Yo-Yo’s and egg cup and spoon sets. Our Whimsical range is adorable and features either a blue or pink themed church and is shown on a range of products such as plates, mugs, bears and chocolate bars.
Whatever style of christening gifts you’re after, you can be sure that shopping with A1 Gifts will have your answer.
If you have been invited to a christening this summer and are really struggling on what to buy then below are some key elements to remember.
Firstly is the child being christened a boy or girl? Many christening gifts are in a neural silver colour but the design will change from hearts and flowers for girls to cars and bears for boys, however there are many items that you can get with colour on, primarily with elements of pink or blue for girls or boys.
The second thing to remember when buying christening gifts is the tradition on christenings. We all know the story of the three wise men told at Christmas and the giving of gifts during a christening stems from that.
Many years ago people gave christening gifts in monetary or material value. This was thought to provide the child with wealth and creativity in later life. Today the monetary tradition in particular has been carried on with a silver coin which has in turn been developed in to friends and relatives buying christening gifts such as money boxes with the coin already placed within.
A popular money box to give as a christening gift and of which is suitable for both boys and girls is the Noah’s Ark one, this also keeps in to the tradition of the bible from where christenings stem back from. Our Noah’s ark christening box is silver plated and carved to the ark shape, there are a few animal faces peeking from the port holes along with giraffes at the top. Engraved to the roof of the Noah’s Ark Money Box is a cross motif along with the words ‘On Your Christening’.
It is also key to remember when buying christening gifts that the event only lasts one day yet the memory, mainly for the parents, family and friends, will last a life time. Base on this you could but a lovely christening day photo frame or album. A christening day photo frame offers a nice place for a special memory to be held within, whilst a photo album will store and protect many more and we have plenty of each on offer.
Pewter is a popular choice of gift especially for christenings and with our Royal Selangor Gifts you can be sure that you are purchasing a high quality item.
We have many items within our Royal Selangor range from trinket boxes in car, frog, speed boat and rocking horse designs to bubble blowers and photo frames.
For little girls we have the Royal Selangor Thumbelina Mug, beautifully shaped into a flower with Thumbelina poking out her head, this is the ideal size for small hands and fingers to easily hold on to. Little boys will probably prefer the Tom Thumb version which shows the mischievous character climbing the handle of the mug!
The Royal Selangor Yo-Yo from their Teddy Bear Picnic range is one of our favourites and a must for all! Whether you’re little or big this makes a fantastic gift and will remind you of childhood memories. The outside of the Yo-Yo has a sleek wooden finish whilst the middle of each side has a quality pewter finish with two raised teddy bears on.
History of Royal Selangor Pewter
Arriving from the Chinese port of Swatow, a young Tong Koon arrived in Malaysia with hardly anything, yet his determination and ambition drove him on to what is today’s leading company in quality pewter gifts – Royal Selangor.
Royal Selangor represent the finest materials and designs within their products and their pewter offers a lifetime of both pleasure and beauty. Pewter is perfectly safe, even to store food within as it contains no lead and is compromised mainly from refined tin. This then has a small amount of antimony and copper to add strength.
All of our Royal Selangor Gifts are beautifully packaged with each item coming within a tow tone blue box or a wooden one lined with blue felt and each product is stamped with Royal Selangor. With use, the items over time will develop subdued tone from the metal within, which is why all our items come with a cleaning care card too.
Our Royal Selangor items are truly gorgeous, so whatever special occasion you’re looking for a gift for you can be sure to find one with high quality and standard here.
With June now here we are in the peak of the Christening season and if you have a Christening to attend over the next few then we have some amazingly lovely gifts for both boys and girls.
Traditionally the preferred type of gift to give at a Christening is one that is silver or silver plated and usually this is of monetary value- thought to bring the child wealth in years to come. Finding Unusual Christening Gifts can be difficult which is why we have made it easy for you by selecting the best around.
You can be sure that there will be many photos taken during the event so a cute Christening day Photo frame is the ideal candidate on what to give, although this will only display one image and it is always hard on which one to select. That is where our White Leather Christening Cross Photo Album will help out.
This stunning photo album will hold up to one hundred special photos from the day and has a beautiful white leatherette finish. On the front is a oval silver plaque to keep with tradition and on this is a silver cross with the word Christening engraved. Inside of the album there are lines for memos under each photo, which are protected by plastic sleeves.
Other Christening Gifts that we have to offer include Yo-Yo’s, certificate holders and cutlery sets. Most of these are again silver and some can even be personalised with the child’s name.
Personalise Christening gifts are great to give as they make them that extra bit special- for little girls you could get them a silver bangle with their name or initials on, whilst little boys could get a money box of their favourite items- cars, diggers and Noah’s Ark are a few.
With our Unusual Christening gifts you can be sure to get a memorable gift for the person being christened that is not likely to be duplicated by other members of the party.
Learning to tell the time is an essential skill to have in life. Clocks and time rule our life whether we want them to or not. They tell us when we have time to relax, they tell us when we are running late for an event and when we should really be in bed. Without being able to tell the time we would not be able to arrange our lives and we would never know whether we are on time, early or late for everything.
So, the earlier children learn to tell the time to better set up they are for life. The best way to teach them how to do this is with something that grabs their attention and these personalised clocks are perfect for the job.
They are all brightly coloured and come in many different shapes and sizes including; animals, cartoon characters and transport. This means that there is sure to be a clock that the child will like and enjoy looking at. As well as this each clock can have the child’s name added to it so it will not only help the child with telling the time but recognising their name as well.
Show the little boy or girl in your life that telling the time can be fun and colourful with one our fantastic personalised clocks.
Just a couple of days back, you have received an invitation for a christening ceremony. Now, it’s obvious that you will start exploring the gift outlets for a unique christening present. Well, we can ease your task if you can just have a look at our exclusive White Leather Christening Cross Photo Album. Yes, it’s one of the beautiful and elegant christening presents that can stun everyone. Since it’s difficult to choose a nice christening gift, a simple look at this gorgeous stuff will wipe off all your worries.
The front portion of the White Leather Christening Cross Photo Album comes with plain white leatherette that actually builds up its elegance. The style is heightened with the silver oval plaque designed just at the center of the photo album and a dazzling silver cross embossed on the word ‘Christening’ in black. The entire look of the photo album is so enticing that it assures to stun your recipient. You just have to order online and we will get you the delivery within the quickest time possible.
The sleeves within the white leatherette Christening photo album come in white and light brown shades. You can write a personal message of three lines for your recipient at the bottom of every page. As far as the packing is concerned, we take full responsibility to wrap up your product in nice gift pack and deliver you quick and safe. This photo album also contains space for filling up the date or any memorable incident.