Parents standing before God and church family to promise to raise their child to love and honor Him is perhaps the most critical moment in the parent’s life. The parents are not the only ones to promise God at the baby dedication; the family and friends in the congregation also vow to help them raise their children in a way that brings Him glory.
Finding the perfect gift might be challenging if you are so honored as to be invited to this special event. I want to help you find a gift that will help them fulfill their vow before Him. Whatever your budget is, we have gift ideas for you. Each of these gifts is chosen to help them be encouraged to do what they vowed they would do; raise their son or daughter to love God!
1. The Singing Bible
The best way for babies to navigate the world as they grow is to have the scripture buried deep inside their hearts. So many times, in my life, God reminds me of Bible verses I learned as a child. The time my parents spend instilling God’s word in my heart has a lifetime reward.
When my kids were younger, I used music to help them learn Bible verses. I believe this is the best way to teach the Bible to young kids. Parents can play this music while babies sleep or play.
2. Song of Solomon 4:7 Blanket
“You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.” Song of Solomon 4:7
Every baby needs many blankets, but there is always that one special blanket. There is no more powerful message than “You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.” Imagine your little baby wrapped in these words of love and affirmation every night! As they grow and the blanket moves from the crib to the bed, the words will stay with them.
3. Bible Verse Growth Chart
“You are loved beyond measure” – Ephesians 3:19
In a blink of an eye, this tiny infant will be a baby crawling around, then a toddler running throughout the house, and then as a little toddler outside playing in the yard. My daughter is heading off to college this year. It happens in a blink of an eye.
This chart will be a memory that both you and your child will love. My children, all grown up, still love to look back at the height markings of where they were at different ages. They will have these charts to compare with their son or daughter in the future!
The scripture on these growth charts reminds both the parents and the little one that God is directing their paths.
4. 1 Samuel 1:27 Print
For many families, a child is an answered prayer. For the family who struggled with infertility or the family who has adopted, this wall décor for the bedroom will be a reminder of an answered prayer.
This is a wonderful gift if you have a loved one who has struggled with starting a family. When you give this gift, you show that you have been praying with them, and you are thanking God for answered prayers.
5. World Changer Onesie
We all have dreams for our children. When we first discover we are pregnant, we begin to dream of what our kids will do. We know that whatever they will do, they will change the world.
As Christians, we know that if the child lives their life to bring glory to God, they will be world changers.
Moody once said, “The world has yet to see what He can do with a man wholly committed to him.” If your son or daughter lives this way, He will use them to do amazing things.
6. He counts the stars Psalm 147:4 Onesie
Psalm 147:4 He Counts the stars and calls them all by name.
This onesie is adorable, and as the child wears it, they will be reminding their parents that He is in control, no matter how hard the day has been!
Both parents and children need this reminder. As parents navigate the early years of parenthood, they can be reminded they serve a great God who is so powerful he knows the name of every star. They can also be reminded to teach them to love and worship Him.
7. Matthew 19:14 Plaque
Matthew 19:14 “Let the little children come to me… for the kingdom of Heaven is belongs to such as these.”
One day Jesus was talking, and mothers brought their children to Him to be blessed. The disciples told the mothers to go away; Jesus didn’t have time for children! But Jesus scolded the disciples and told them to let them come to Him! He said that the kingdom of heaven belonged to the them.
Today we can sometimes think that the job of blessing children or raising them is not essential. Society tells parents that they are not necessary; careers should come first. But Jesus said no matter what is going on with your life, always make it a priority to bring them to Jesus.
8. #Blessed outfit
I just love this onesie! You can never have too many onesies, and this one will be perfect for capturing pictures. This has two messages. The parents are #blessed to have this excellent addition to the family, and the child is #blessed to have the parents they have who love them.
I can imagine family pictures from outings to the pumpkin field to picnics in the park; this #blessed Onesie will make the image stand out! This is an excellent add-on to other gifts.
9. Joshua 1:9 Wall Decor Decorations Signs for Kids
Joshua 1:9 “Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or troubled. The Lord your God is with you wherever you go”
He commands us to be courageous and not be afraid. But He doesn’t leave it there; he tells us how to have that courage; it is in the knowledge that the Lord is with us wherever we go!
New parents have no idea the journey they are about to go on! It will be a fun journey, but at times, it will be a journey of trouble. In those times, parents and kids need to be reminded that He is with them through the journey. We do not need to be afraid!
10. Psalm 91:9 Canvas
Take a closer look here. Change the background or add your favorite scripture.
Psalm 91:9 “He will cover you with His feathers and under His wings you will find refuge”
This is a stunning piece of artwork that would look amazing right above the crib. The feather is colorful and beautiful. The verse is a reminder that He keeps us safe.
This artwork will be the focus of the nursery! The artwork we put into nurseries is often no longer appropriate once they grow, but this piece of artwork will look good in the child’s room at any age. It can also be moved from your son or daughters room to the family living room.
I grew up with artwork on my wall that had significant bible verses printed on them. These are still the verses that God brings to my mind often throughout my day. Today I have a bible verse in every room of my house to always keep His word in front of my children’s eyes.
He tells us to put the law of the Lord on our doorposts; this is the idea of having the words of God on the walls where children will see them every day. He knew that this was the best way to keep His word always on their hearts.
11. Psalm 48:8 Canvas
“As we have heard, so we have seen in the city of the LORD Almighty, in the city of our God: God makes her secure forever.” Psalm 48:8
This is the second piece of artwork that is perfect for the female baby. I love the colors in this picture! It is a rainbow of flowers! They will love bright colors, and this piece of artwork will draw their attention to the words of God.
I can imagine this artwork in the bedroom, as well as in the toy room. Whether they are playing or drifting off to dreams, they can be reminded that GOD will make them secure.
I pray that you will have a wonderful day as you celebrate the baby dedication of this new precious toddler. As you celebrate, you will also understand the seriousness of this day. We are all vowing before God that we will help the parents raise their son or daughter to love Him. Bringing these gifts is a way to follow the vow!
What every gift you give, spend some time praying that He will use this gift as a daily reminder to the new parents of the vow they made.