Baby christening gift ideas can vary according to gender. In general, christening gifts for baby girls are easier to find than gifts specific to baby boys, perhaps because the inherent “cuteness” of baby gifts is better suited to traditional notions of femininity. This article aims to suggest ideas for christening gifts to give a baby girl.
Pretty in Pink, Isn’t She?
Until the Second World War, pink was considered a masculine color, a shade of red, which is traditionally seen as bold and aggressive. That changed after the war, and pink became the color associated with baby girls (I could tell you why, but trust me, the answer would be something of a “downer” in an article such as this one, which is designed to celebrate a joyous event). So when looking for a christening gift for a baby girl, the obvious place to start is with the pink stuff. For example, Faith Filled Gifts has a pink ceramic “Angels Watching Over Me” cross with a beaded design featuring tiny white daisies. And Fairy Tale Jewels has an “Initially Yours” featuring a sterling silver initial with purple and pink cubic zirconium beads.
Christening Gowns as Gifts for a Baby Girl
If you want a christening gift for a baby girl that can be used on the day of the christening itself, why not buy a christening gown? These resemble miniature dresses, often trimmed with lace and featuring a little bonnet and booties to match. Guaranteed to make any baby girl look like a princess in her christening photos.
When buying a christening gown, make sure that it comes with an acid free box or bag to preserve it. White is by far the most popular color for christening gowns and white fabrics can turn yellow over time if not properly preserved. Correctly stored, a christening gown can be a keepsake that can be passed on to future generations.
Keepsake Christening Gifts for Baby Girls
And speaking of keepsakes, there are several types of christening gifts designed to store memories of a baby girl as she grows up. For example, Suzibella, providers of baby gifts to celebrities such as Marcia Cross, Jennifer Hudson and Mary J Blige, sell a pink keepsake box with a pouch for baby’s first haircut, a box for baby’s first tooth and a bag for baby’s pacifier.
If you just want a memento of the day itself, there are also decorative holders available for certificates of baptism. These can be personalized with the name of the baby and the church where she was christened, and provide the perfect way to remember baby’s special day forever.