The popularity of christening favours is really growing, with many families embracing the tradition of a special memento for christening favour ideasguests to take home. Need help thinking of a unique small gift for guests at your baby’s christening? We have collated a list of our favourite christening favours for your baby’s baptism or naming day event.

Magic Beans

Our favourite christening favour idea is our magic beans. Personalise them with your child’s name and plant them in some coloured water beads about ten days before the christening. They will certainly be a unique bonbonniere to present to your guests as the plants bloom and grow at home over the months after the event.


The lighting of a candle is often a significant moment during a naming ceremony or christening. You can remind your guests of this special time by giving them a votive or tea light candle in a personalised holder as their keepsake.

Bookmarks and keyrings

Pewter bookmarks in the shape of an angel or a cross are popular christening favours and make a delightful way to keep your place in your Bible, Torah or reading book. Keyrings with teddy bears, booties, or even baby animals are becoming a popular favour for a naming ceremony. Many families choose a theme with a special meaning for them and use that to inspire their food, decorations and take home gifts.

Edible treats

Just because the guest of honour is too young for sweets, it doesn’t mean the rest of the congregation needs to miss out! Gather some chocolates, lollies, patty cakes or biscuits and package them up to make charming christening favours. Add a personalised sticker or ribbon to give your christening favour an especially celebratory touch.


It’s easy to become caught up in commercialism and other people’s expectations when holding major life events like christenings. Remember the importance of the gathering and keep that as your focus when planning. Ensure you choose christening favours, invitations, decorations and other finishing touches that honour the significance of this special occasion, and you will be sure to have a truly memorable event.

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