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How much money should I give as a baptism gift?

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There is no set amount of money considered appropriate for a baptism, so gift givers are free to give what they feel is suitable. Generally, the godparents of the child being baptised give larger presents than most other gift givers because of the special privilege of being a godparent.

People who don't want to give cash can also consider other gifts. An engraved Bible or a religious pendant are other possibilities. Options that provide valuable future assets that increase in value are savings bonds and contributions to a college fund. Gift etiquette for baptisms also allows gift givers to give homemade gifts, such as a knitted blanket.


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