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What is a reasonable gift idea for a Christening?

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Bellaocchi
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What is a reasonable gift idea for a Christening?

Are presents looked down upon these days? I have not been to many really and I just don't know the proper etiquette. Someone mentioned I should go to a catholic novelty store and get a gift for the babies room. Is that tacky?

Posted 5/24/10 9:34 PM
 
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Gatsbygirl
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Re: What is a reasonable gift idea for a Christening?

I like to give a Tiffany bank. It's a nice gift that looks cute in the baby's roomChat Icon

Posted 5/24/10 9:37 PM
 

Sunday
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Re: What is a reasonable gift idea for a Christening?

I've honestly never seen anything but envelopes...

Posted 5/24/10 10:01 PM
 

Dani77
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Re: What is a reasonable gift idea for a Christening?

Posted by BrinaEsq

I've honestly never seen anything but envelopes...

Me too...and my DHs family really goes all out for them as well lol

Posted 5/24/10 10:02 PM
 

ruby
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Re: What is a reasonable gift idea for a Christening?

I've always just given money. And so do my family and friends. Maybe godparents also get jewelry in addition to money, but cash is usuallly standard.

Posted 5/24/10 10:02 PM
 

Diana1215
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Re: What is a reasonable gift idea for a Christening?

Posted by ruby

I've always just given money. And so do my family and friends. Maybe godparents also get jewelry in addition to money, but cash is usuallly standard.



same here. we give no less than 100 and more for close friends/family

Posted 5/24/10 10:04 PM
 

maymama
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Re: What is a reasonable gift idea for a Christening?

we always give savings bonds! Chat Icon

Posted 5/24/10 10:04 PM
 

MrsO
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Re: What is a reasonable gift idea for a Christening?

A cross to hang or plaques or a nice frame is always another way to go.

Posted 5/24/10 10:37 PM
 

Deeluvsvinny
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Re: What is a reasonable gift idea for a Christening?

Although money is the typical gift, especially in my very Italian family, I like meaningful gifts too. A nice cross or small religious plaque to hang in the baby's room is very nice.
I think it's completely up to you and what you feel comfortable with.

Posted 5/24/10 10:39 PM
 

GottaHaveFaith
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Re: What is a reasonable gift idea for a Christening?

I think it's more traditional for godparents to get crosses and stuff, so we also give savings bonds!!!

Posted 5/25/10 1:07 PM
 

architectnycity
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Re: What is a reasonable gift idea for a Christening?

I would give money. If you wanted to get a gift maybe a picture frame. We got 2 crosses for DS's Christening. We only hung one in his room.

Posted 5/25/10 1:38 PM
 

CrankyPants
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Re: What is a reasonable gift idea for a Christening?

Posted by ruby

I've always just given money. And so do my family and friends. Maybe godparents also get jewelry in addition to money, but cash is usuallly standard.



Same here

Posted 5/25/10 1:40 PM
 

mlny
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Re: What is a reasonable gift idea for a Christening?

Posted by mamakap

we always give savings bonds! Chat Icon



us too!

Posted 5/25/10 1:43 PM
 

Bellaocchi
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Re: What is a reasonable gift idea for a Christening?

Thanks ladies for your help!

Posted 5/28/10 1:36 AM
 

MsMBV
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Re: What is a reasonable gift idea for a Christening?

Posted by Gatsbygirl

I like to give a Tiffany bank. It's a nice gift that looks cute in the baby's roomChat Icon

oh I like that!

Posted 5/28/10 5:48 PM
 

julz33
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Re: What is a reasonable gift idea for a Christening?

I usually give savings bonds too.

Posted 5/28/10 6:17 PM
 
 

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