A christening fit for a prince: Royal baby-inspired gift ideas

Baby gifts fit for a king and births due to the ‘Kate Effect’

July 28th, 2013

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(Photo courtesy of Sweet Baby Dolly shop on Etsy)

By Brittany Anas

Finally, we’ve got a first glimpse of the royal baby, George Alexander Louis! But, it’s just fueled our interest even more. Will Uncle Harry and Aunt Pippa be the godparents? Some in the betting world are putting their money on David Beckham. (The royal family traditionally chooses a half dozen godparents). What does a palace nursery look like? And who will be invited to the baby’s christening this fall?

The royal baby’s arrival has already created quite an economic boom. But, the Telegraph published an article reporting that experts are now predicting a ‘royal baby boom’ and are even calling it the “Kate effect.”

While all of these questions swirl, let’s take a look at 5 gifts fit for a future king and all of the forthcoming babies who are part of this predicted boom:

The Royal Birth 2013 Silver Coin: The Royal Mint is commemorating the royal birth of Prince George with a commemorative coin struck in 2013. (And every baby deserves a royal welcome!) Giving a silver gift to a new baby is a centuries-old tradition and is done because silver is considered pure and precious. Only 10,000 of these limited-edition coins will be available.

Personalized silver rattle: Playing on the silver trend, we found a stately rattle that can be custom engraved with the baby’s full name on one end along with their birth date or christening date on the other. You can choose an elegant script (which seems royal to us) or a block font for this keepsake. (Get 16 percent Cash Back at Personalization Mall)

Me and my Godparents frame: A ceramic frame with a leaf motif and adorning a cross would hold a photo of the royal baby and his godparents — whoever they will be. Bed, Bath and Beyond has an entire section of baptism and christening gifts.

Royal baby crown patterns: Because every baby should be treated like royalty. Use your knitting skills to turn these Etsy patterns into an adorable knitted crown for the newest member of your family. The instant download pattern is just $4 on Etsy from the Sweet Baby Dolly shop.

Shh! Don’t wake the royal baby book: In this royal tall-tale, Prince George just won’t go to sleep because of all of the events in the palace — from marching guards to yappy dogs to noisy party planning. You can find this fun children’s book on Amazon.

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Brittany Anas is a newspaper reporter, which she says is basically like going on a professional scavenger hunt every day. She became hooked on fashion in the early 1990s when her mom sewed her a pair of MC Hammer pants and matching headband. Brittany lives in Denver, Colorado and loves spending time with her southern gentleman of a boyfriend and their pot-belly pig-gremlin mix that the rescue organization described as a “Boston Terrier.” She fancies polka dots, Detroit Pistons basketball and brunch. Brittany blogs at LoisLaneLifestyle.blogspot.com and Twitters from @BrittanyAnas. Find her on Pinterest or ping her on Google+.

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