No matter what their age or gender, a personalized cross necklace is a First Holy Communion gift that anyone is certain to appreciate. For children, kids name necklaces with crosses, birthstones, or an engraved disc makes a memorable gift that they can wear on the day that they receive the Sacrament for the first time, and then continue wearing afterward.
For older First Communion recipients, a personalized side cross necklace is a powerful symbol that can represent resurrection or a symbol of Jesus finishing his work. You can read all about the meaning of side cross jewelry here; you’ll discover that while it is very popular, it is far from a passing trend!
A Catholic Bible is a gift that will help any First Communion recipient grow in faith. For kids, a Catholic Children’s Bible with fewer pages and illustrated stories that keep them engaged might be a better choice than an adult bible.
You can personalize monogram jewelry to represent relationships of all kinds. As you’ll discover when you learn more about new monogram ideas, you can include the first letters of any three special words. Enclose a card with this gift to explain the meaning behind the letters that you have chosen, and the recipient is certain to remember your message for life. Our quick guide to monogram initials order can help you get started if you’re thinking about a more traditional piece that sends the recipient a message that they are special to God and to you!
If you are looking for the perfect First Communion gifts idea for someone who is particularly close to you, consider giving them a complete gift set that includes a Catholic Bible, a bookmark, a Rosary and Rosary case, a New Testament missal, and other meaningful items. You can find ready-made kits at religious stores, or you can create a gift on your own and include some special items that aren’t found in most pre-packaged kits.
Some ideas for what to put in a First Communion gift set you put together yourself include:
Besides these suggestions, you can have a mass said for your First Holy Communion recipient and include a card with the mass’s date and time on it. You can normally have your church’s receptionist schedule the mass, and include a donation to the church at the time of scheduling. This is a very special and meaningful gift that you can include along with any of the other ideas mentioned here, and it is a wonderful way to commemorate the recipient’s growing faith.