Your child’s First Communion is a very big deal, it is their first step on their path of living as a Catholic. They can now accept the Eucharist when they attend church with you on Sundays and it is a cause for celebration. Children are dressed in their finest clothes, with little boys in suits and the girls getting brand new white dresses. Some families celebrate quietly with just a gathering of family and close friends and for others it is a very big celebration. As a guest you may be wondering what to buy as a First Communion gift so here are some ideas.
The Action Bible
Let you kids learn the stories of the Bible in a way that appeals to them. The Action Bible was put together by a couple of illustrators who normally work with DC and Marvel comics and takes captivating Bible stories and brings them to life. You can grab the Action Bible for under $20 and boys in particular love it.
The Lego Rosary
Buying children a rosary for their First Communion is a time honored tradition but now you can make them a fun gift. Most Catholic children already have a rosary or two already and now they can have one that they can play with. You can grab one from Lego for under $25.
You can always buy the child something with their name and the date engraved on a gift. This can include anything from Bibles or medals such as St Christopher or St Michael. You can really get any type of religious keepsake but make sure that it you make it special for them.
There is nothing an 8 year old loves more than getting mail that is just for them. Magnifikid is an amazing gift that will cost you less than $40 for the year. They will sent the child coloring pages, comics and some other pretty neat gifts that will help them to embrace their faith and to understand just what First Communion is all about.
First communion is a big milestone in a child’s life and it deserves to be celebrated. Sharing food, cake and gifts with friends and family is a great way to mark the occasion. Giving the a gift that allows them to look back on the celebration fondly. At the same time you want to emphasize the meaning of the day and their participation in it.