For Latter-day Saint families, baptisms are a special occasion. It is the time when a child is old enough to decide to make their first covenant to follow Jesus Christ. It is definitely a time to be celebrated and remembered. Here are ten great gifts that will help your child or friend remember the sacred nature of their special day!
My Baptism Memories and First Journal
Help your child begin a tradition that can last a lifetime with this commemorative baptism journal. The front cover pocket lets you slip in a treasured photo, and inside you’ll find plenty of space to record memories, special events, and spiritual experiences. Sure to be cherished now and especially in years to come, this will help your child remember what mattered most at their baptism. Get it here.
I Want to Be Baptized Children’s Book
Help your little ones recognize the joy, responsibility, and importance of being baptized. I Want to Be Baptized—from the same author and illustrator who brought you The Holy Ghost Is like a Blanket—depicts what baptism really means for children’s lives by comparing it to objects they remember and relate to. Turn to these heartwarming illustrations and meaningful analogies next time a child asks you about baptism. You can order it here.
Baptism Promises Pamphlet
What do we promise when we get baptized? Learn about those promises with this fun activity book made especially for your favorite eight-year-olds! With baptism-themed puzzles, games, and images to introduce them to important spiritual concepts, this book will help make that special day and its promises even more memorable. It is perfect to give to Primary groups or for those on a tight-budget. It is available here for only $3.99 each.
As You’re Baptized Handkerchief
This cute handkerchief comes with a little poem about baptism printed on a card that can be cut and framed as a keepsake. Get it here.
Baptism towels make great gifts for both boys and girls. Many of them feature cute designs and can be use not only on their baptism day but long after. See all of them here.
Baptism Testimony Pearl Set
Any little girl will be excited about this keepsake jewelry set specifically designed for baptisms. It includes a poem about creating a testimony, a 16-18 inch imitation pearl necklace, 6 inch pearl bracelet, and pearl earring set. Get it here.
It’s Great to Be Eight Dog Tag
This dog tag necklace is fun and modern. Your child will enjoy wearing it every day and it will serve as a great reminder of why eight was such an important year for them. It is available here for only $5.99.
Baptismal Covenants Bookmarks
These fun bookmarks aren’t just nice to look at! They feature the promises we make at baptism and the promises the Lord makes to us in turn. You can get them for boys and girls here.
My First Book of Temples
Baptism is just the first covenant that should point children to the temple. Help children and grandchildren understand the significance of latter-day temples in their lives with this beautifully illustrated paperback book. The importance of ordinances such as baptisms for the dead, the endowment, temple marriage, and sealings is explained in simple, easy-to-read language, and a short glossary gives additional help. You can learn more about it here.
The Sacrament – John Bytheway
For years, John has used a poem during fireside talks to help LDS families understand the importance of the sacrament. With full-color illustrations by Nathan Pinnock, The Sacrament will help children of all ages understand what they should be thinking about during this sacred ordinance. John shares the story of a by and his grandfather and the memory the grandfather shares with his grandson regarding the lesson he learned about the sacrament when he was a young boy. It is the perfect way to help children understand how the covenants they make at baptism are renewed each Sunday. Get it here!
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