The christening gown, which is worn by the infant during the ceremony, can be given by a member of the family or friend to the child's family. This gown can be embroidered with the family's last name or the date of the event. This gown can then be passed down to other children in the family and the date of their baptisms can also be placed on the gown. Accessories that accompany the gown, such as booties, a hat or a blanket, can also be given in place of or with the outfit.
A piece of jewelry, such as a charm bracelet, necklace or ring, can be given to the child to either be worn to special occasions when he is older or as a keepsake that can be stored and passed down to future generations. The jewelry can be adorned with a religious symbol, such as a cross or crucifix, and it can be engraved with the child's name and the date of the occasion.
Several gifts that can be given to the infant can be personalized to remember the event, such as a stuffed prayer bear or blanket. Personalized gifts can also be given for the parents or child to use or keep when she is older, such as a presentation Bible, photo album or cross plaque. These items can have the child's initials, the name of the church or the date placed on them to mark the occasion.
A scrapbook of the day can be compiled for the child and the family to treasure. Photos of the child at the event, his birth and other momentous occasions can be added to the scrapbook. The pastor or priest who performed the christening can write a special message inside the scrapbook for the child. Guests at the event can also record their memories of the day or about the child. An invitation, napkins and other goods used for the baptism can be pressed into the book.