That is because there are various aspects that are involved in it. Your first job is to find a gift that has a true connection with your godchild, i.e., a gift that is truly meant for him or her. Also, the child should be able to connect with it and like it so much that he or she wants to keep it close by at all times in life. Coming up with a few ideas for such a gift can be difficult enough.
Compounding your task is the fact that you want to differentiate your first communion gift from those that are given by the others attending the occasion. You want your communion gift to be more memorable than all the other gifts. Another consideration is whether you want to find a gift that has immense value in the present time or something that has long term value even as the child grows up.
Old School and New
Finding personalized gifts after taking all the above things into consideration can put you in a real dilemma. Nonetheless, if you attempt to find a balance between practicality and longevity, you job of coming up with truly personalized first communion gifts can be made just that little bit easier.
For one, look for a gift that is traditional but at the same time has relevance in the contemporary age. If you want to buy the child a book, go for something more modern rather than the bible itself. You want the gift to be a very important part of the child’s daily life. As such the child should want to read it very often. It will also mean that he or she will remember you whenever they read the book.
When you are giving a gift to your godchild, you want to give the gift a feeling of belonging to the child. The child should know that the gift is made especially for him and for nobody else. For such a personal feeling, the gift should carry the name of the child. This is common knowledge, of course,
But what you can do her is engrave the name of the child as opposed to simply printing it out. Have the godchild’s name on whatever gift, which maybe a locket or rosary box, in special fonts, which may have a modern look. Anyone who does the engraving work can help you choose such a font.
Getting personalized first communion gifts for your godchild should be such that the child can find some meaning in it. You should use the communion gift as an opportunity for you to strengthen your emotional bond with the child in question.