Typical gifts for a new baby tend to be practical. Nappies, blankets, bottles, clothes, and toys are eminently sensible, but they lack a sense of occasion. Many new parents find they pass on clothes, extra bottles and accumulated toys to their friends without having made any use of them.
Christenings pose a different set of problems for the unwary gift-giver. What do you buy that balances the requirement to give something appropriately traditional with something that the recipient will value? Many people know that silver plays a traditional role in bringing luck to the occasion, but what to buy? Photo frames, jewellery, spoons and napkin rings are popular…but while they can be highly attractive and of excellent quality, we feel that nothing compares to a coin.
Silver coins from The Royal Mint capture all of our 1,100 year heritage and craftsmanship. Each is year-dated making them a contemporary way to mark the occasion of the birth forever. We offer a range of coins for all occasions, from Baby Journals, to silver coins and sets. Here we list some of our favourites.
2013 My First Coins Baby Journal
The 2013 Lucky Silver Penny
It is available in stylish packaging suitable for giving at all occasions, or in pink and blue pouches for little boys and girls to keep!
The silver sixpence
Struck between 1920 and 1946, these 0.500 silver sixpences are the coin spoken of in so many rhymes and stories.
The 2013 Silver £1 coin
The coin comes in an attractive box and includes a greetings booklet for your own message.
View more gift ideas at The Royal Mint website
There are hundreds of other products at The Royal Mint website, and there is bound to be something that is perfect for your gifting occasion. Coins are a gift that will be treasured for ever and which appeal to people from every generation. If you have never thought about giving coins before, perhaps it’s time you did.