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#1 of 8 Old 08-09-2008, 03:23 PM - Thread Starter
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I need some advice, please! My (Catholic) friend's baby is being baptized this evening, and we (non-church-going) are invited. My husband thankfully asked me if it is appropriate to bring a gift, and I'm assuming it is, but what? And, what with now pretty limited time?

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It is appropriate to bring a gift. Since you are not a church-going family, probably you wouldn't give a religious-based gift (small child's Bible, etc), but it is acceptable, at least among my Catholic family to give cash or baby items (esp. clothing).
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Since you don't have much shopping time, cash and a nice card would be appropriate.
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Or maybe a savings bond in the child's name if you feel weird giving cash?

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In my family we usually just give cash.
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We usually do cash or a nice keepsake gift, silver piggybank, engraved bible, etc.
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This is my standard recommendation for a baptism gift:

http://www.amazon.com/Special-Friend...595798&sr=1-10

It looks like it's finally gone oop, but amazon marketplace shows some like new copies available. It's a wonderful, wonderful book.

eta: ha, you need it for this evening, never mind! You can give that for the child's first Communion!
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Cash and gift certificates are always nice. Something keep sakish, picture frame. anything engraved. Perhaps jewlery.

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