What Is an Appropriate Gift For a First Communion?

 

The parents, baptismal godparents, friends and any other people invited don’t attend the First Communion ceremony empty handed. While choosing an appropriate gift for a First Communion we must observe, that a First Communion is a holy event, so we must choose a gift of religious nature.

In the post  Are You familiar with Catholic First  Communion Symbols you can read about the symbols, that indicate the importance of the Holy Eucharist. Host, bread, grain, wine, grapevines, grapes, and chalice are the most known motives and symbols of the First Communion.

 

What is an appropriate gifts for First Communion

What Is an Appropriate Gift For a First Communion?

An appropriate gift for a First Communion must, besides being useful and aesthetic, also express its symbolic value. To choose the right gift we must know the symbols which are connected to this sacrament. Knowing them will make it easier for you to choose the right gift.

While choosing the gift we must also consider the age of the children, who might love modern designs. The child won’t be too happy if he/she receives a cross or a holy picture that is similar or the same as the one, that has been sitting in his grandparents’ room for years and years. He/She probably also doesn’t really want a Rosary, that he/she sees held in his grandmother’s hands every day.

An  Appropriate Gift For a First Communion – my suggestions

The rosary is one of the most powerful sacramentals of the Catholic Church. First Communion rosary is an appropriate gift for First Communicant. It introduces him/her to the word of praying with a rosary and the spiritual life.

First Communion Rosary
First Communion Rosary

Pearl Communion Rosary
Pearl Communion Rosary

SS Black Bead Irish Communion Rosary
SS Black Bead Irish Communion Rosary

Black Glass Communion Rosary
Black Glass Communion Rosary

By reading and browsing through the Holy Bible, the child will learn about faith and God. The Holy Bible should be appropriate for the child’s age. You can choose a full Bible or a picture Bible.

Personalized First Communion Bible
Personalized First Communion Bible

"Be transformed" Transformer Bible
“Be transformed” Transformer Bible

My Catholic Bible
My Catholic Bible

Douay Rheims First Communion Bible
Douay Rheims  First Communion Bible

Cross is the most significant symbol of Christianity. Wall Crucifix / Cross, hanged on the wall will remind the child of the time when he/she first accepted Jesus. Standing Cross/Crucifix are daily reminders of First Communicant’s faith and make great decorations for desks, tables, and shelves.

First Communion Photo Wall Cross, Blue
First Communion Photo Wall Cross, Blue

Standing First Communion Bronze Cross
Standing First Communion Bronze Cross

Cherry Stained Cross with Silver Cross and Pewter Chalice
Cherry Stained Cross with Silver Cross and Pewter Chalice

White Communion Cross
White Communion Cross

First Communion gift set is pre-packaged and include a variety of traditional First Communion gifts suitable for a young individual. Set can contain a children’s communion book, a missal, a  rosary,  a rosary case, a bookmark, a leatherette wallet, a scapular, a First Communion pin …

Deluxe First Communion Gift Set / Boy
Deluxe First Communion Gift Set / Boy

Personalized Kiddie Rosary Gift Set
Personalized Kiddie Rosary Gift Set

Joseph's Studio First Communion Book, Rosary & Accessory Set - Girl
Joseph’s Studio First Communion Book, Rosary & Accessory Set – Girl

7-pc Deluxe Communion Gift Set - Boy
7-pc Deluxe Communion Gift Set – Boy


Religious Jewelry is also an appropriate gift for a First Communion. Especially rosary bracelet, cross necklace, a patron saint medal or Four-Way Medals in special First Communion designs are really popular.

Swarovski Crystal Communion Bracelet
Swarovski Crystal Communion Bracelet

Freshwater Pearl Communion Bracelet
Freshwater Pearl Communion Bracelet

Sterling Silver 15mm First Communion Medal 18
Sterling Silver First Communion Medal

Gold Plated & Sterling Silver First Communion Heart Locket
First Communion Heart Locket


Picture frame and photo album that shows and stores the most beautiful moments of the First Communion celebration. You can personalize the frame or the album with the child’s name and the date of this special day.

Personalized First Communion Silver Metal Frame - 8 x 10
Personalized First Communion Silver Metal Frame – 8 x 10

First Communion Satin Album/Frame Set
First Communion Satin Album/Frame Set

Silver Grandson First Communion Plaque
Silver Grandson First Communion Plaque

Personalized Boy's First Communion Photo Album
Personalized Boy’s First Communion Photo Album


Where to buy First Communion gifts – my recommendation

  • The Catholic Company

The Catholic Company store online offers and recommends First Communion gift set as a most appropriate gift for First Communicant. First Communion gift sets include a wide selection of traditional First Communion gifts. Other gifts include rosaries, crosses, jewelry, prayer books, and Bibles. My overall review of The Catholic Company can read on this link.

  • Aquinas and More

Aquinas and More Catholic Goods store online has a variety of  First Communion gifts including special First Communion cards, rosaries,  jewelry with Eucharistic symbols, First Communion gift sets that include rosaries, scapulars, children’s missals and monstrance pins and First Communion banner kits. Very popular are First Communion Bibles, that can be imprinted with the child’s name.
They also carry a wide selection of crosses and photo frames. Here you have my review and information about Aquinas and More store online.

Do you have any other ideas about what Is an Appropriate Gift For a First Communion?  Share it with us in the comments below.

4 Replies to “What Is an Appropriate Gift For a First Communion?”

  1. I’m sure glad I came across your website. My wife and I were just discussing what kind of gift to give our nephew. He is getting ready to receive his first communion Friday. My wife just read your article as well. I’ll leave the final decision to her. Thanks for the great tips!

    Jack

    1. Hello Jack,

      Thank you for taking the time. I am glad you found the article useful.

      God bless your family and especially your nephew/First Communicant.

      Igor

  2. Hello,

    Thanks for inviting me to your site!

    The appropriate gift for a first communion following the Christian tradition are not the ones that we used to give to a child!

    The advice given on this site is important because the gift has to suit the celebration of the communion!

    Communion means to unite with the Christ!

    This can not be achieved by a present like a play-station!

    The advices in this site are good because the gift has to have also a symbolic value!

    It was a pleasure to comment your site.

    Greets,

    Attila

    1. Thank you, Attila for visiting my site. We both understand the real meaning of First Communion. It is above all the religious events and, as you wrote, means to unit with the our Savior Jesus Christ.

      Igor

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On Google PlusVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On PinterestCheck Our Feed