Buying a gift for a Christening is always a tricky purchase, should it be something to keep, something for the baby to play with now, should it be a traditional or a contemporary gift ..and what about when the child to be christened is not a baby anymore?

Personally I think something to keep as a memento is great. Something with a contemporary twist, but nevertheless long lasting.

At The Little Lavender Tree we offer a great choice of traditional keepsakes, which, in some cases, can also be personalised.

Here is a list of what we personally think are the best 10 Christening gifts:

Christening gift idea#1: A beautiful and contemporary box, perfect as a Christening hamper.

It includes:

– a white cotton lace shawl, hand knitted exclusively for us by British manufacturer Collins Knitwear. 90cmx90cm

– a matching white cotton lace beanie hat By Collins Knitwear

– a silver plated tooth fairy keepsake with a cute tooth fairy wand on the lid by Bam Bam, for those precious little memories. It comes packaged in a lovely white presentation box.
– a luxury magnetic box, that can be used as a perfect keepsake of all baby’s memories. Size 220x110x280mm

Christening Hamper

Christening gift idea#2: We adore these music boxes available in blue and pink, that play a sweet lullaby, while the little ducks dance around in a circle and spin simultaneously. At only 19.99 they won’t break the bank, but will look really stylish in a nursery.

Christening gift #3: A personalised Carousel Moneybox, is one of our most popular gifts. The horses do move up and down when the carousel is turned around and the engraving suits a name and date of birth or Christening date. Priced £29.99, can also be delivered Next Day, for the last minute purchase!

Christening idea #4: A classic keepsake, we love this Noah’s Ark sets. These hand-carved sets are a beautiful gift for a child’s Christening or to celebrate the birth of a new baby.

They come beautifully presented in a hand-painted wooden box with the words “Noah’s Ark” engraved on the front.

Made of twenty-two pieces all hand-carved and hand-painted with a shabby-chic finish in soft pastel colours.

The set includes a cute little ark with ladder, Noah and his wife, two elephants, two sheep, two camels, two dogs, two pigs, two giraffes, two crocodiles, two horses and two ducks.

Noah's Ark set

Christening idea #5: A crazy but really fun idea.. a spa set made of a beautifully soft bath robe, with matching slippers, in a Royal Baby theme..Fit for your very own Prince or Princess!

Bam Bam Robe & Slippers Gift set

Christening idea#6: How about a personalised name frame, that will look really cute in any nursery. They can be personalised with the child’s name, date of birth of Christening date. We have lots of different designs available. all handmade in different textures and materials.

Christening idea #7: If you want to treat the child with a toy that they can play with now, we are great fans of traditional toys that can stimulate creative play for hours. We absolutely love these activity sets by Swedish brand Oskar & Ellen, that can entertain for hours and are so easy to carry aroundas they come in a lovely and practical bag.

Christening idea #8: A traditional keepsake, this silver sterling personalised expanding bracelet, is absolutely adorable and can be kept for years to come as a lovely memento of the day.

Christening idea #9: Another Christening idea that is so popular with our customers.. A personalised china breakfast set with the day of the week the child was born.. a lovely keepsake that is also practical!

Christening idea#10: And finally we are in love with these beautiful musical ducks carousel by gift company Bam Bam. The 3 white & silver ducks turn on top as the box plays. Just turn the base to listen to soothing music.

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