Last month we were invited to a very special little boys christening and I wanted to get him the perfect Christening gift – the only problem was that I had no idea what the perfect gift was!
I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that I spent hours, literally hours, looking round the internet for the perfect present and I had a list as long as my arm of gifts that I liked but none of them really stood out as ‘the one’. The problem was that I wanted something a little bit different that he could keep forever that showed how special we think he is. The sort of gift that if I’d been given it for either of my two that I would open and say ‘Wow, that’s amazing’!
Miss Frugal also wanted to give him a special gift but she chose to make a blanket for him, which is how she ended up teaching herself to knit on YouTube. It turned out smaller than she wanted and in her eyes it didn’t look as perfect as she wanted it to look but to me, it was beautiful because of the massive effort and care she put in to making it.
In the end I think I managed to find the perfect gifts – I went for a completely non traditional Lordship title from all of us which I know is quite gimmicky but a special little boy should have a special title and an engraved pocketwatch just from me to my super gorgeous godson. I loved the gifts I bought and it was so worth the effort.
Literally the week after the christening, I got an email from Bundles of Joy telling me all about their fantastic range of gifts for christenings. I could have done with that for some inspiration a week before!
I emailed back to tell them that I really liked their site, especially after the time it took me to find what I thought were perfect presents the week before and they replied to ask me if I would like to review a locket for Miss Frugal. When I had a look at the lockets and realised you could get them personalised, I knew it was perfect for a gift for her as she approaches the hardest period of her little life so far.
Her school are putting amazing pressure on them at the moment to perform well in SATs and in a few short months, she’ll be getting split up from the rest of her class as she goes to a different secondary school to everyone else. It’s a worrying time for her and it is quite scary so I wanted to get her something to remind her to stay strong.
I had it personalised with just her name as I chose the heart locket but I was in two minds about getting the circular locket as I wanted to get it engraved with ‘Be brave every day’. The lovely, lovely people at Bundles of Joy actually included a hand written card with that message written on it for me which I thought was a gorgeous gesture and one that was much appreciated.
It’s beautiful quality and she absolutely loves it – it has a little photo of Buddy inside so far and she’s planning what to put in the other side as we speak. It would actually make a great christening gift too so well worth keeping in mind for a special Christening.
Now I just have to hope that the message works and that she is brave every day – especially over the next few months!