W.D. asks from Sanger, TX on December 20, 2007
Baptism Gift Ideas
I have never been to a Catholic baby baptism so I don't know; Are you suppose to bring a gift? If so, do you all have any good gift ideas? The baby is a girl and is about 6 months.
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I went to Mardel's and found the most precious glass frame and a very pretty baptism photo album. The baby was only 3.5 months old and was absolute adorable in her white fluffy gown and dark hair. The service was in Spanish, however, I enjoyed it and seeing the pride in the new parent's face. It was very memorable.
C.B. answers from Houston on December 21, 2007
You will need to bring a gift, and I usually go to a religious store and find something. Good luck.
M.W. answers from Dallas on December 21, 2007
Yes, you normally do. I received a rosary at my baptism and that is something she can always keep and cherish. HTH.
A.V. answers from Beaumont on December 21, 2007
You can only if you want. I always buy a frame for the picture or a cross or a rosary.
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S.G. answers from San Antonio on December 21, 2007
i've gotten/given savings bonds from the bank, $, clothes, a cross, there gift ideas at a christian bookstore.
J.C. answers from Dallas on December 21, 2007
When we had our daughter baptized I would say that the Catholic guests brought gifts and those that weren't, didn't. I didn't expect them from anyone.
The type of gifts she received were: silver baptism frame, cross/angel/preyer box jewelry (which we had the priest bless). And lots of cards with well wishes!
I.L. answers from Killeen on December 21, 2007
I was looking for picture frames the other day and I noticed there are cute baby frames, and I think that would be a great present. A frame to put a baptism picture in. There were frames with crosses, and one that said "bless this child".
M.P. answers from Houston on December 20, 2007
Traditionally for a Baptism you do give a gift. It could be earrings, a little cross or a nice dress. Also a wall cross with a prayer can be a good idea. Or a photobook.
K.D. answers from Dallas on December 20, 2007
I always go to Mardel's - they have lots of different things for baptisms in various price ranges. I always get great compliments and everyone wants to know "where did you find this?"
W.H. answers from San Antonio on December 21, 2007
I am Catholic and when my son was baptized he got everything from clothes to crosses and other religious items. Even a toy! So you have lots of options! Hope this helped!
T.F. answers from Dallas on December 21, 2007
I think that actually depends on the customs of the family! I'm a cradle Catholic and in my family, anyone and everyone close to the family is invited but only God Parents/sponsors and generally grandparents are expected to give a gift.
But if you want to cover your bases, the gifts do not have to be expensive-it's more about spiritual meaning stuff than value!