- Books make ideal baptism gifts as they can offer guidance and be referred back to for many years to come. Purchase a Christian poetry book that contains important life messages and lessons. Bookmark any pages of poetry that you find particularly poignant or important. Write a handwritten message in the sleeve of the book to remind the recipient both of you and the occasion.
- There are a variety of plaques containing poetry for baptisms available on the market. From a cross shape to a simple rectangular plaque, choose one to fit in with the recipient's home or nursery. Plaques contain spiritual blessings or poetry and can be hung in the recipient's home. Alternatively, if you find a particular poem you like, or have written one yourself, have an artist transfer it on a canvas print as a gift.
- A homemade gift is always filled with sentiment as you have created something from scratch. If you're skilled at needlework you could stitch a line or full poem on a pillow. If the gift is for a child's baptism, stitch a poetry line on the corner of a baby blanket. Not only will baby appreciate the gift in the short-term, but the item will be something he can look back on and understand its meaning as he matures.
- Sometimes the simplest gifts are the most effective. Type up a poem on your computer using a calligraphy font. Include elegant clip art or images that complement the child's nursery, depending upon the age of the recipient. Print the poem on a piece of card-stock and frame it so that it can be displayed. Purchase a silver frame and have it engraved with the name of the recipient and date of the baptism for a personal touch.