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Are gifts expected at a Baby Baptism?

We are going to one Sunday and our Denomination does not do Infant Baptisms. I was wondering are gifts expected (I'm assuming yes) and what type of gift? Would a toy be acceptable or would a religious item be more appropriate? Does it matter?

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Asked by sarasquiverfull at 4:04 PM on Sep. 10, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • In our family, we have always given gifts for the baby's christening - either a pewter cup or bank or spoon - these could be in sterling silver also - money gifts are always appreciated and it doesn't have to be a large sum of money - it depends on how well you know the parets of the baby, if you are family, how long you have been friends with them - just go with what your heart tells you..... and you'll be fine

    Answer by kaysimon132461 at 4:12 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • Get a Savings Bond from the bank. You can get a face amount of $50 for $25. Savings bonds are usually what is given. Toys are more for Birthdays.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 4:25 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • I think you can give something handmade like a blanket or quilt or a special toy like a metal or wood rattle or teether. A special piggy bank with some coins in it would be nice.


    Answer by Gailll at 5:10 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

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