M.W. asks from Thousand Oaks, CA on April 19, 2010
Do I Bring a Gift to a First Communion Party?
I've been invited to my friend's son's first communion party. She is hosting it at their home. Am I to bring a gift? And if so, what type of gift is appropriate?
D.P. answers from Pittsburgh on April 19, 2010
A small monetary gift in a First Communion card is appropriate.
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B.R. answers from Cleveland on April 19, 2010
Yes! Take a gift. Find a chrisitan book store, they have great faith based gifts. Maybe a children's bible, a St. Christopher medal, rosary beads etc. They will have a section for children's gifts. This is a big milestone in the spiritual journey of this young man, and its a big deal to us Catholics. Good luck and congrats to the little man.
K.R. answers from Denver on April 19, 2010
Yes. A card with a money (nothing extreme....maybe $20), or a gift from a Christian book store.
J.W. answers from Philadelphia on April 19, 2010
Money is usually what is given for a Communion. You can go to a Catholic book store and find appropriate gifts (photo album, medals, etc.) as well. My sister gave my son a wooden frame that was engraved with his name, occasion and date which was really nice.
M.B. answers from Los Angeles on April 20, 2010
Being brought up Catholic myself and having had to attend these, I have found that money is the gift that is given most often. $20-25 is a nice gift unless you would like to give more.
N.H. answers from Los Angeles on April 19, 2010
Jewelry would be another gift idea, for example Patron Saint charms on a bracelet or pendants too. For a girl, tiny cross earrings in gold or silver or a delicate link bracelet with a cross charm.
M.H. answers from Raleigh on April 19, 2010
You should definitely bring some sort of gift. We have been to a few, and anything religious is always appropriate. (A new Bible, a religious book or movie, etc.) I suggest googling "Christian book store Thousand Oaks" to see what you can find. They have SO many wonderful things there, and they may even be able to come up with something creative.
M.R. answers from Columbus on April 19, 2010
Yes, a card and a small gift from a catholic book store - call the nearest parish church office and they can tell you where the nearest one is. They will have little items like prayer books, or a rosary, and appropirate cards. Ask one of the people working there to help you, they have helped many a non catholic select something perfect!