Searching for the perfect baptism gift for a baby girl can be time consuming. You want to get something thoughtful, appropriate and useful, but sometimes nothing you find seems quite right.
I want to help you save time and find the perfect gift quickly and easily. I’ve put together a list of 21 gorgeous, unique and meaningful baptism gift ideas for baby girls.
Note: if you’re searching for a christening gift you’ve come to the right place. Christening and baptism are basically the same thing. For more info see here.
I’ve spent many hours researching the best gifts I could find that would make a really special baptism gift for a baby girl and combined it with my knowledge and experience as a mum to two girls. From experience I’ve noticed things that girls like and also things that are useful to a mum of a new baby.
I had 3 main criteria when searching for these gifts:
- Attractive: Something I would be happy for my girls to wear or to use or display in their room.
- Useful: The best gifts are ones that can be used and are helpful to the recipient.
- Faith based: Baptism is all about starting a relationship with God. I believe all baptism gifts should be based around giving some sort of message of love and hope that will help sow seeds of faith in the baby boy or indirectly through her parents.
Overall, these gift ideas needed to be something I would be thrilled to receive as a mum to a baby girl or something that I would choose as a gift myself for a baby girl on her baptism.
The gifts below range from US$5 to $40.
Babywear for Girls
Babywear with a message of hope and love will be read by the mother as she cares for her new baby. Messages like “gift from above” and “hand made by God” will help the mother grow in her faith and give her strength and appreciation for her baby girl.
Being a new mum is hard and we need all the encouragement we can get. It’s often easy in the business of life to forget about God, but being reminded of God’s continual presence and love will help in those tough times and be reflected through her love and care for her baby.
So these babywear gifts, besides being so adorable, will help strengthen the mother through the messages on them, and in turn also help the baby through his mother’s presence and love.
Pink Beanie – “little blessing”
I love this cute pink and white striped baby girl beanie with top knot. This would make a lovely baptism gift for the warmer months if the baby was around 3 months old or younger.
The front folded part of the beanie has the beautiful reminder that this baby girl is a: “little blessing“
Made from: 95% cotton/5% spandex
Size: 0-6 months old.
Price: approx US$10
Pink T-shirt – “Handmade by God”
This hot pink t-shirt is adorable! How cute would a baby girl look wearing that!
I love the handprint and the message from Jeremiah 1:5 is fantastic:
“Handmade by God”
Made from: 100% cotton.
Size: 6, 12, 18 or 24 months old
Price: approx US$12
Socks – “gift from above”
These gorgeous little white socks are bound to keep any cute little baby girl feet warm. I love them.
I love their message even more:
“gift from above“
Yes, she is!
Made from: Cotton outside and soft French terry inside
Size: 3-12 months old.
Price: approx US$5
Bandana Faith Bibs – Set of 3
These stylish bandana bibs, in a set of 3, are gorgeous and so, so useful!
I don’t think you can ever really have too many bibs. All 3 of mine were major dribblers when they were babies. I went through so many bibs. And these bandana style bibs were my bibs of choice.
Includes 3 beautiful messages:
“Jesus Loves Me“
“God made Me“
“I am Blessed“
This would make a very useful and meaningful christening gift for a baby girl.
Made from: 100% cotton with terry lining
Price: approx US$16
Blankets & Wraps for Baby Girls
Blankets and wraps are very useful gifts. The ones I’ve picked below have beautiful messages of love – God’s love for both parents and their precious baby girl.
Muslin Wrap “heaven sent”
I love this gorgeous muslin wrap. Muslin wraps are perfect for the warmer months to wrap baby in, or for a light blanket in the pram or to drape over the pram while baby is sleeping or to use as a cover while feeding. So many uses for muslin wraps!
The message written in beautiful bolded font is:
Made from: Cotton muslin (wrap)
Size: 112 x 112 cm (47 x 47 inch)
Price: approx US$22
Embroidered Scripture Quilt
This unique pink embroidered quilt is a top selling baby gift.
It has nine squares embroidered with words of Scripture such as:
“With God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
The verses chosen are meant to encourage the parents, as well as teach the child as they grow.
Made from: All Cotton
Size: 102 x 114cm (40 x 45 inch)
Price: approx US$30
Faith Toys for Baby Girls
These super cute, cuddly animals would all make lovely baptism gifts. My 4 year old daughter still loves to play with her plush animals.
Musical Lamb “Jesus Loves Me”
This soft Musical Wind-up Lamb is very cute and cuddly.
Plays a beautiful tune of “Jesus Loves Me” (no words) when wound-up at the back. The lamb’s head moves very slowly and carefully while the music is playing.
Safe for babies and toddlers with embroidered eyes and nose features and white satin ribbon around the neck.
Size: 25 cm (10 inch)
Price: approx US$17
Prayer Bear “Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
This adorable plush prayer bear is on it’s knees and hands clasped in prayer to God.
The bear says the prayer “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep“ in a beautiful and clear child’s voice.
This is a fantastic tool to help teach young ones to pray (such an important part of faith).
Size: 28cm (11 inch) high
Price: approx US$18
Baby Girl Blankie
This sweet little baby girl blankie is perfect for a christening gift from a close relative. The words on it are so beautiful and meaningful:
Sweet, sweet girl… You are so very, very precious… a little bundle of wonder, curiosity and joy. Those eyes… so full of innocence and possibility. You have created a love that floods the heart. It spills out whenever you smile, giggle, or simply breathe. Oh little one… The world is waiting for you. May you find tons of happiness as you explore, grow and learn. Know that you are a unique and special gift from God… “fearfully and wonderfully made.” You are deeply loved forever and ever. XOXOXO
Made from: cotton/polyester/rayon
Size: 35 x 35cm (14″ x 14″ inch)
Price: approx US$16
Jewellery for Baby Girl
Jewellery is a beautiful baptism gift for a baby girl. I’ve picked out 2 gorgeous bracelets below as they are safer than necklaces for young children. I’ve also picked bracelets that are easy for a child to put on. These are my top picks:
Silver Cuff Bracelet “Jesus Loves Me”
I love this gorgeous cuff bracelet. Designed for a child, the bracelet has beautiful lettering with the words:
“Jesus loves me“
I like how the bracelet can be put on and off by a child. My girls loved to put on jewellery, but the clasp ones they couldn’t really put on without my help.
Made from: silver plated
Size: diameter approx 5 cm (2 inch)
Price: approx US$13
Pearl Stretch Bracelet with Cross
This beautiful pearl bracelet with cross charm is fantastic for young girls as they can easily put it on themselves as it’s been made as a stretch bracelet. I normally forget to put the clasp bracelets on my girls so they end up wearing stretch bracelets mostly which makes this a fantastic gift.
Made from: pearls, sterling silver cross
Size: approx 13 cm (5 inch)
Price: approx US$15
Decor for Baby Girl
Decorating a baby girl’s room makes it a warm, happy place to be. What better way to fill it than with beautiful items that convey messages of love and hope.
Petite Jewelled Jewellery Box With Photo Insert
What little girl doesn’t love a bit of sparkle? This gorgeous petite jewellery box with sparkly pink and white jewels on the lid would make a very special place to put all her special jewellery and trinkets.
The message on the front is:
“With love on your Baptism
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The message on the front can be replaced with a photo by the parents or a drawing by the child as she grows.
If you don’t like the look of the message (as it is very busy looking) just write or pick a cool font and type the baby girl’s name, baptism date and bible verse nicely on white paper or card and insert into the photo slot. This will give it a much cleaner, simpler look and will be personalised for her. Personally I think I’d probably do this.
Size: 15x10x6 cm (6x4x2.5 inch)
Price: approx US$27
Musical Lamb Water Globe “Jesus Loves Me”
I am fascinated by these globes and love how the glitter dances around inside globe when it’s been tipped upside down. I’m sure any little girl would love watching this too.
The globe also plays the “Jesus Loves Me” tune when wound at the base.
Made from: glass and ceramic
Size: 14cm (5.5inch)
Price: approx US$23
Pink Photo Frame “Little Adventurer”
There are so many beautiful photo frames to choose from but I couldn’t go past this gorgeous Little Adventurer frame.
The wonderful message at the bottom of the frame is:
“I am with you, and I will protect you wherever you go.”
Made from: MDF wood frame
Size: Frame: 20×16.5cm (8×6.5 inch)
Photo: 10x15cm (4x6inch)
Price: approx US$10
Pink Cross – “I Am With You”
The words on this stylish pink cross are so meaningful and reassuring for any little girl or her parents to read:
“I am with you,
and I will protect you
wherever you go.”
Made from: MDF wood
Size: 13 x 10 cm (5 x 4 inch)
Price: approx US$10
Plush Cloud – Raining With Love
I love this plush rain cloud by Sam & Essie – such a cute little cloud face. It would be a beautiful addition to any little girl’s room. The fabric love hearts at the end of the ribbon rain is a reminder of God’s love and constant care.
Made from: fabric & ribbon
Size: 40x20x13 cm (16x8x5 inch)
Price: approx US$10
Dish and Cup Set “Thank You God For Everything”
This cute lion dish and cup set will be needed soon if not already. I love the message on the bowl and cup:
“Thank you God for Everything”
The big plate has the full prayer around the rim:
“Thank you for the world so sweet
Thank you for the food we eat
Thank you for the birds that sing
Thank you God for everything”
Such a great way to introduce a child to saying thanks to God before each meal.
While it doesn’t appear to be very “girlish”, orange is actually my 4 year old daughter’s favourite colour, so I think it is honestly absolutely fine to give as a gift to a baby girl.
Made from: melamine
Size: plate 20cm (8 inch)
bowl 13cm (5 inch)
Price: approx US$15
Books for Baby Girl
Books are brilliant for babies and kids to learn and grow in their understanding of God and how he works and what he does.
Luckily there are many fantastic books that are perfect for little girls to begin their journey of discovery about their amazing Father in heaven.
Cloth Ribbon Book “Thank You Prayer”
This cute little Thank You Prayer cloth book is fantastic for little ones. My kids all loved playing with tags when they were little. I’m not quite sure why but it’s a bit of a fascination with babies.
The prayer included in the book is such a fantastic one to teach young children:
“Thank you for the world so sweet.
Thank you for the food we eat.
Thank you for the birds that sing.
Thank you, God, for everything.“
Made from: cloth
Size: 15 x 15cm (6 x 6 inch)
Price: approx US$11
Her First Bible
Her First Bible has nice big colourful pictures and short simple lines of rhyme – perfect for babies and young children. A lot of children’s bibles can be quite wordy and hard to understand and therefore don’t keep the child’s attention. But this bible seems to hit the nail on the head.
Made from: Padded Hardcover, 93 pages
Size: 17 x 12 cm (6.5 x 4.5 inch)
Price: approx US$6
DVD’s and CD’s for Baby Girls
There are particular DVD’s and CD’s that can really help soothe a baby. I’ve definitely found that to be the case. The right DVD or CD can make a much appreciated gift for a parent of a young baby. And the beautiful sounds and sights can do wonders for the baby’s soul. Here are my top picks:
DVD “Praise Baby – My Father’s World”
Created especially for 0-36 month old babies, this Praise Baby DVD “My Fathers World” is a stimulating faith based dvd.
It features well-known worship music and images of animals, colours, shapes and visual effects that babies seems to love and the dvd runs for 30 minutes (for a sneak peak see here). The songs can be played with instrumental only, children singing or adult singing. It’s fantastic to have that option.
My daughter received 4 Praise Baby dvd’s for her baptism. While they were all watched a lot, this one was the favourite. It was amazing how much she loved it even at 6 months old. It would quiet her down even at her most fussy times. We often played it around 5pm! It was great for me too as I remembered worship songs I hadn’t heard or sung in ages.
Price: approx US$11
CD set of 3 “Sweet Lullabies”
I’ve listened to a lot of the Christian lullaby CD’s and this Sweet Lullabies was the best for a few reasons:
(1) It includes 3 cds (55 songs!) plenty of time to get baby to sleep
(2) The songs are beautiful, soothing instrumentals (no vocals) making it more relaxing for baby to sleep
(3) It includes both well-known christian hymns/songs and traditional lullabies.
(4) It is by far the best value – the same price for 55 songs compared to 10-15 songs for other cd’s.
Price: approx US$5
So these are my top 21 baptism/christening gifts for a baby girl.
I hope you have found something beautiful that you like.
My advice now is to not delay in buying the gift. Before you know it the baptism day will be here and you don’t want to be still waiting on your order to arrive.
Most of the gifts above are from christianbook.com. Their pricing is fantastic and they can deliver next business day in the US, but it can take 1-2 weeks at the cheapest shipping rate. They also deliver worldwide, but it can take 2-6 weeks for international delivery. I’ve ordered from them a few times before (from Australia) and they’ve been excellent.