The First Communion season has arrived, and each year we try to give our customers some guidance on what they should buy as gifts for their beautiful daughters (or granddaughters, or goddaughters, or nieces) on their First Communion day.
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. Through the Holy Eucharist, the “Blessed Sacrament,” Jesus comes to dwell their hearts in the most real and personal way imaginable.
A very special day indeed! And one worthy of celebration.
To make the day a memorable one, it’s traditional to have family and friends gather for a celebration following Mass where memorable gifts and keepsakes are given to First Communicants, and often Godparents receive tokens of the special day as well.
If you’re stumped 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 her a bit easier:
Crosses and crucifixes are always a good choice because they come in a variety of styles and sizes–from traditional to special designs made just for First Communion–and many can also be personalized with a name and First Communion date.
Every girl needs her own children’s Bible, and a special First Communion Bible is a great choice because they become a special keepsake that can be handed down to her own children and grandchildren one day. Many of our children’s Bibles can also be personalized for a special touch. You can also opt for a children’s Missal that teaches kids about the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on their own level. Children’s catechesis books that teach about the faith and the Sacraments is also a great choice.
You definitely want to display the best photo of your First Communicant on her special day, and a specially designed First Communion photo frame is a great way to do that. The bonus of First Communion frames is that they also make ideal gifts for grandparents and godparents. Don’t forget the important role these special human guardians play in the spiritual life of their godchild.
Every little girl will feel even more like a princess with First Communion jewelry, usually necklaces and bracelets, to accompany her beautiful dress and veil. First Communion jewelry is made for little girls and often feature hearts, pearls, shimmer, charms, crosses, and pink. There are also a lot of ways that you can personalize the jewelry with a name and/or date to memorialize the day.
There are lots of other great gift choices for little girls on their First Communion day. These range from rosaries to stuffed animals, from candles to musical figurines. These miscellaneous gifts are the best bet if you’re sure that your First Communicant will receive many of the gifts already mentioned from other family or friends.
Hopefully these 10 gift ideas gave you some guidance on what to give your little girl on her First Communion day! If you have a little boy making his First Communion too, be sure to also check out our First Holy Communion Gift Guide for Boys.