Christening Gifts for Boys
Finding the perfect christening gift for a boy and hitting the right note may not be easy, but there are many interesting ideas, both traditional and more novel, that are sure to go down well on the day. We have listed below some of the most popular gifts over the last few years on the site:
Christening Tankards, Cups & Mugs
Tankards, cups or mugs have been traditional Christening gifts for boys since Victorian times. Often engraved with the baby's Christian name or initials, these are display miniatures of the pint and half pint originals. This lasting gift is often given again years later from grandfather to grandson. The considerable increase in the silver price since the middle of 2010 has been reflected in the rise in tankard prices over the past few years. We do however try to keep our prices as competitive as possible - we are always under the silversmith's RRP and are seldom beaten on price either on the High Street or online. Our current range is probably one of the most comprehensive on the web and includes silver plate tankards for under £100 to some truly magnificent designs for around £400.
Although men seem to wear cufflinks less frequently, our silver cufflinks have become increasingly popular Christening gifts for boys. This is a silver gift that can be used throughout life - a lasting reminder of the day and the donor. All our cufflinks are sterling silver and are presented in a traditional hinged jeweller's cufflink case. Some designs can be personalised with engraving - we currently engrave and dispatch within 24 hours of an order.
Christening bibles are such popular presents, it is often advisable to talk to family members and the other godparents to check that they haven't chosen the same gift. Our own range includes King James Bibles with sterling silver covers to a more simple New Testament and Psalms. Although the majority of bibles sold on the site have cream/white covers, the versions with black covers are often chosen as boys Christening presents.
Engraved Silver Napkin Rings and Silver Egg Cups
Sets of silver tableware were another traditional choice in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Napkin rings are very personal presents and, in the majority of cases, can be engraved with a name or initials. We have selected an unbeatable range of rings and cups from silversmiths in London, Birmingham and Sheffield
Silver Money Clips
Money clips have been growing in popularity recently, probably reflecting the more secular, less religious views of some invited guests who want give a present but wish to avoid more overt Christian symbols. A money clip reflects the hope for wealth and good fortune throughout life and is often personalised with an engraved Christian name.