The First Communion season is upon us, and every year we try to give our customers some helpful tips on what kind of gifts to get for their handsome sons (or grandsons, or godsons, or nephews) on the day they receive their First Holy Communion.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is the pinnacle of our sacramental life where children receive for the very first time the body, blood, soul, and divinity of their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is the most precious encounter with Christ imaginable!
So, needless to say, this is a very special day, and it should be turned into a special occasion for the whole family to celebrate together.
To make the day a memorable one, it’s common to have family and friends celebrate after Mass, giving gifts and keepsakes to the First Communicant. Many times Godparents receive a special token of the day too.
If you’re unsure about what kinds of gifts are appropriate to celebrate such a meaningful Sacrament, here’s a list of Catholic gift ideas to help make First Communion shopping for him a bit easier:
Crosses and crucifixes are always a good choice because they come in a variety of styles and sizes–from traditional ones to special ones made just for this Sacrament–and many can also be personalized with a name and First Communion date.
Every boy needs his own children’s Bible, and a special First Communion Bible is a great choice because they become a special keepsake that can pass down to his own kids and grandkids one day. Many of our children’s Bibles can also be engraved for a special touch. There are also many excellent Catholic children’s books that make great gift choices, such as a children’s Missal, as well as other books that teach kids about the Mass, the Sacraments, and the Catholic faith.
You definitely want to display the prize photograph of your First Communicant on the big day, and a specially designed First Communion picture frame is a perfect choice. The bonus of First Communion frames is that they also make ideal gifts for parents as well as grandparents and godparents. Don’t forget to include these important spiritual leaders in a young man’s life.
First Communion jewelry isn’t just for girls. Many boys love to wear First Communion lapel pins on their suits, but there are other jewelry choices for boys too. Some boys may also like to receive a crucifix necklace or a First Holy Communion medal. Many pieces can be personalized too.
There are many other great gift choices for little boys on their First Communion day. These range from faith-based stuffed animals, to rosaries, to saint statues (boys usually love St. Michael the Archangel). Miscellaneous gifts are a good bet if you’re think that your First Communicant will already receive the above gifts from others.
Hopefully these 10 gift ideas gave you some good advice on what to give your little boy on his First Communion day! If you have a little girl making her First Communion too, be sure to check out our First Holy Communion Gift Guide for Girls.