Established in 2006, CHRISTENINGsilver is your one-stop-shop for finest range of hallmarked sterling silver Christening gift ideas on the web......read more
Whether you are looking for a traditional sterling silver Christening gift or a more contemporary new baby naming present, we carry a comprehensive range of gift ideas supplied by some of the UK's leading silversmiths. The majority of pieces in our collection have been assayed and carry a British hallmark - please see the individual product descriptions for details of the assay office and silver weight.
Since we only offer silver presents for Christenings and Baptisms, we have one of the largest selections available at some of the most competitive prices you will find anywhere on the high street or on the web. And, don't forget, our prices include delivery.
We have an in-house engraving service for selected items, so if you would like your present personalised with a name or initials, we can currently engrave and dispatch for you within 24 hours.
We are here to help, so if you have any queries, please do contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 'phone (01926 624 690 between 9.30am - 3.30pm)
Thank you for visiting, we are confident you will find something to suit both your taste and budget.
BANK HOLIDAY DELIVERY DATES
Our office will close on Friday 22nd August until Tuesday 26th August. Orders can still be placed over this period, but dispatch will not take place until Tuesday 26th.
"Next Day" orders received after 12 noon on Friday 22nd August will be delivered before 1pm on Wednesday 27th August.
Our service desk will answer any telephone or email enquiries from 9.30am on Tuesday 26th August
Sterling Silver Christening Gifts
If you are visiting this site, you are probably looking for a Christening present. Whether you are a godparent, grandparent, mum, dad, or a friend of the family there should be something here to help in your search. We only sell Christening gifts, mainly in sterling silver and silver plate, and because we buy in bulk from silversmiths throughout the UK, our prices are some of the most competitive on the web. If you see it cheaper anywhere else, give us a call ... we’d be surprised.......read more
Silver has been the gift of choice at Christenings for centuries. It was often given by godparents as the basis of a “nest egg” for the future - silver has an intrinsic value that is seldom diminished.
By the Tudor period it was traditional for apostle spoons to be given in the wealthier families. These were silver spoons, with one of the apostles depicted on the finial. A child from a really well-heeled background could expect to receive a full set of thirteen spoons, which included all twelve apostles and the “master spoon” showing the figure of Jesus. The phrase “Born with a silver spoon in his mouth” is often thought to have derived from this custom, since only a wealthy child would receive such a gift.
The Victorians have never been known to pass up the chance to embroider and embellish earlier traditions. From the 1850’s onwards, more and more silver items were given as gifts at Christenings. Napkin rings, egg cups, spoons and porringers featured throughout this period and, even now, children being Christened today are being given the same Victorian Christening sets that were given to their great grandparents over a century ago.
A silver Christening gift truly is a family heirloom that will be remembered and treasured by many generations to come ...