Okay, so then the savings bond idea isn't too... practical for something so... spiritual? My mom actually made the same suggestion, but, well, she is a super-practical person, so I thought that others might find it tacky. If it's appropriate, that would make this whole thing pretty easy. I'd still want to do something personal also... so I'm still open for suggestions there.
What would be a good book other than the Bible? I'm not opposed to the Bible, but our friends' families will undoubtedly already cover that--and they are actually practicing Christians so it seems more appropriate anyhow, right?
Perdita in Ontario, I'm glad to know that we're not the only agnostic godparents out there in the world. The crazy thing about us is that this will actually be our *5th* godchild (gift-giving in the earlier baptisms was much easier as they were Mexican ceremonies and, therefore, very prescribed... In Mexico, the godparents are responsible for the clothes and these little candle sets... Very easy--you just pull out the credit card when the mom picks out what she likes...) Anyhow, I hope you and your DH enjoy the baptism--at the end of the day, it really is a lovely way to share an experience and a bond with another family!