My step sister is having her 7 year old DD christened soon (not sure why they have left it until now) and we are invited to church and party afterwards. I am looking for ideas for appropriate gifts as traditional christening presents seem more aimed at babies. Also I am not religious so a bible etc. would not be appropriate either. Thanks for any suggestions.
How about a lovely necklace or bracelet that she can make bigger as she gets older? Or instead of a Bible, how about a lovely book of Shakespeare stories (aimed at children) or Greek Myths or something that can last her a long time?
Books or charm bracelet would be good, or maybe if you are less comfortable with the religious aspect then something more neutral but still symbolic, for example candle making kit (light), some fruit bushes (new life) etc.