So your grandson is doing his confirmation? If so, this will be a day he will no doubt remember for the rest of his life. Being recognized as a full adult in the eyes of the Church is a big deal and you should let him know that by showing him you care with the best confirmation gift ever. So the question you want answered is “What makes a confirmation gift good?”. It can be difficult to find an answer to this question. There are many different options to consider before buying anything for your grandson.
One option would be to get him a foldable confirmation photo plaque. This can be a very meaningful gift that he will cherish for the rest of his life. Most photo boards open like a book and contain some type of blessing or prayer on the inside, along with an opening for a photo. Putting a favorite photo of you and your grandson in this plaque can really add a great personal touch to it. The picture also serves as a nice reminder of the day of his confirmation and of course of you!
Another great gift idea for confirmation would be to give your grandson some sort of rosary. Becoming a full member of the Catholic Church is not to be taken lightly, and a rosary set can be used to strengthen your grandson’s relationship with God. There are even many rosaries engraved with a small dove to represent the coming of the Holy Spirit. Rosaries can be very beautiful and they come in many different colors and styles so you can choose one color and style for your grandson.
There are many different types of necklaces that can also serve as quality confirmation gifts. One type of necklace to consider would be a Holy Spirit necklace. These necklaces are shaped like a dove and are usually made in gold and silver. Another type of necklace that could make a great gift would be a cross. Well, a regular gold or silver cross would make a great gift, but for Confirmation there are other special types of crosses that you could get. Many confirmation crosses feature a shape of a dove, but how the dove is placed on the cross can vary. Some have the dove over the outline of the cross, while others have a missing piece of the cross in the shape of a dove. These are some pretty pretty crosses and they would definitely make a great gift.
Finally, a nice touch you could make for your grandson’s confirmation would be a cake decoration for the special dinner you’ll almost certainly be attending after the ceremony at your local church. These pieces are typically pewter and add a very nice touch to any cake. However, these toppers not only serve a decorative purpose, but can also be removed afterwards and kept as a keepsake. Confirmation cake toppers tend to have the same characteristics as many confirmation crosses. They are usually in the shape of a cross with some sort of dove on it to represent the Holy Spirit.
One last thing to consider for the confirmation gift you want to give your grandson would be the engraving. If you’ve decided on a cross or rosary for your grandson, you can add a nice personal touch to your gift by having your grandson’s name engraved somewhere. Another nice thought would be to add the date of his confirmation as well. That way he can look at the gift years later and still remember the day you gave it to him!