A Christening is the kind of occasion where people will want to buy you gifts. It’s a celebration of your child’s life, a chance for everyone to meet them and an opportunity for you to enjoy some quality time with your family and friends. Chances are, people will start asking you what you would like for a gift, so it’s worth giving it some thought and having an answer for them.
If there is anything that you specifically want for your child, this is the time to let people know. Perhaps you’ve been thinking about buying a new toy or some new outfits. If so, tell people that this is what you were thinking of. They will probably appreciate the chance to buy you something that you really want and need.
It might be a good idea to create a wishlist for the Christening, in much the same way as people make wedding wishlists. This can be done very easily online using a website that is designed especially to store Christening wishlists. If people ask you for gift ideas, you can direct them towards this website. It’s important to choose gifts at various price points so that there is something for everyone. As a Christening is a religious ceremony, people may also want to buy your child something like a Bible, so if you have any preferences you can add these to your wishlist.
Whilst a lot of people won’t be quite sure what to buy you, others will already have a good idea and might want to get you a surprise gift. It will often be important to people that they can get you something unexpected that you and your family will really appreciate.