12 thoughtful gifts for godparents

gifts for godparents

by Samantha Ball |
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It's an honourable role for a close friend or family member to be chosen as godparent for your child, so it's understandable that when it comes to choosing gifts for godparents, you want to choose something that's a little more thoughtful.

Whether you're planning to buy a gift as a token of appreciation on your child's christening day, or for another occasion such as Christmas or birthday's, a thoughtful gift for godparents is always a lot more appreciated.

Best gifts for godparents at a glance:

Best keepsake gifts for godparents: Willow Tree Guardian Angel Figurine - buy here on Amazon.
Best candle gifts for godparents: Will You Be My Godmother Christening Keepsake Candle - buy here on Etsy.
Best proposal gifts for godparents: Will You Be My Godparent - buy here on Not On The High Street.

From sentimental keepsakes to gifts asking for someone to be a godparent, we've found the best gifts for godparents that will be treasured.

Best keepsake gifts for godparents

Best gifts or godparents Willow Tree Guardian Angel Figurine
Price: $34.90
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The Willow Tree Guardian Angel Figurine can symbolise the little ones godparents watching over them and the importance of having this amazing responsibility. It's a beautiful gift, that celebrates love and closeness. It makes a beautiful ornament in any home.

One customer wrote: "All Willow Tree fans will love this Guardian Angle with Child. Even if you receive it as a gift, you'll fall in love with the range. I've ordered this for my 1st grandchild, who is due very soon. It depicts exactly what I want it to and will look lovely in the nursery. As with all their pieces, the figure is solid, well made and tells a story. It was at the cheapest price I've ever seen it, which was a definite bonus! It arrived swiftly and was packed well. I'm ordering a 2nd one as a gift for my new grand-niece as a Christening Gift, just perfect for the occasion!"


  • Symbolises love and closeness
  • Beautiful ornament


  • It only comes as a female guardian

Best candle gifts for godparents

The Will You Be My Godmother Christening Keepsake Gift Candle doesn't just have to be a proposal candle. You can personalise the name and message to suit what you need, and you can even choose between ten different scents for the candle, to make it that little bit more personal.

One customer wrote: "Such a beautiful candle and label. Such a special memory and love being able to have this on display as well. Would definitely buy again!"


  • Presents beautifully
  • Choose the scent you want


  • Can't know the scent strength

Best T-shirt gifts for godparents

Ideal for fans of the hit comedy show, the Ladies Godmother I'll Be There For You T-shirt is a fitting gift. You can also personalise whether you want to add a name instead of godmother or change it to godfather. There's a variety of different sizing and colours to choose from too.

One reviewer wrote: "Love this T-Shirt! Our baby’s godmother is a big Friends fan, and she was over the moon with this gift!" Another said: "T-shirt matched the picture perfectly. Pleased I ‘sized up’ as the sizing's do come up small, so that would be my only advice. Otherwise a great product."


  • Unique gift
  • Great for a FRIENDs fan


  • Personalisation of name changes is hard to see

Best mug gifts for godparents

The Godparent Proposal Gift mug is a lovely way to commemorate the year loved one become godparent to your precious bundle of joy. It can be personalised with godfather or godmother, and even the year they took on their wonderful responsibility.

One review said: "Love it, came exactly as it shows on website. Thank you! Just hope rest of my orders come in time." Another wrote: "Beautiful item’s exactly what I hoped they would be."


  • Simple design
  • Great as a general gift or proposal


  • Very simple design

Best plant gifts for godparents

For something a little different, why not gift your child's godparent's this gorgeous Personalised Godparents Mulberry Tree? It's delivered in a wooden crate along with a slate marker engraved with the godparents’ names, and the name and birth date of the precious little one.


  • Beautiful tree
  • Personalised for the godparent


  • No onsite reviews

Best glass gifts for godparents

This Personalised Pint Glass for godfather's is a lovely, sentimental gift. It can be reused for drinks, and is easy to clean, although it's not dishwasher safe. It's a great way to mark the occasion and for the godfather to have something meaningful to keep too.


  • Personalised with name and established year
  • Easy to clean


  • No onsite reviews

Best thank you gifts for godparents

A simple thank you gift to a godparent, the 'Little Something' Thank You Heart Earrings are a simple yet beautiful design. They're stud earrings and you can choose between three different colours. You can also choose to personalise the card with the recipients name.


  • Presented lovely
  • Thoughtful git


  • No onsite reviews

Best proposal gifts for godparents

The Will You Be My Godparents baby vest comes in sizes from birth, up to 18 months. It's a simple T-shirt design with popper fastenings to make changing easier. Paired with soft trousers, it would make a lovely godparent proposal gift to the godmother or godfather.

One review said: "Love it! Great quality product!" Another mentioned: "Fast delivery, good quality, sizes come up quite big though"


  • Sweet design
  • Soft material


  • Sizes are a little bigger

Best coaster gifts for godparents

A coaster will always get used and this Godparent Ceramic Coaster is bound to be a hit. It's made of stoneware clay with a lovely finish. You can even personalise it to friends, sister or brother. It also comes beautifully packaged in a giftbox tied with satin ribbon.

One review said: "Fantastic service. Had a personalised message put on this and it still arrived really quickly and looked brilliant." Another customer wrote: "Received day after ordered, extremely efficient service, thank you! Godfather loved it!"


  • Beautifully presented
  • Personalised


  • Limited to only sibling and friend personalistion

Best plant pot gifts for godparents

This glazed pottery plant pot makes a great gift. The Personalised Godparents Indoor Plant Pot comes in four different colours and is hand engraved with a message of your choice, so you can choose between having it as a gift for a godmother or a godfather.


  • Hand engraved
  • Option to add plant seeds


  • Plant not included

Best necklace gifts for godparents

Godmother and Godson Necklace
Price: £13.65+


Choose between three colours: gold, rose gold and silver and then you can add none, one or even multiple birthstones of the godchildren in question. The Godmother and Godson Necklace is beautiful and also arrives beautifully presented. You can also choose between different chain lengths.

One customer wrote: "Beautiful and dainty — the perfect gift for my children’s godmothers. The message attached makes it extra special! The shop owner is so helpful and responsive too - extra kind in helping to make the right choices with design and length. Love these gifts and this shop!!"


  • Beautiful design
  • Thoughtful gift


  • Additional costs for additional birthstones

Best photo gifts for godparents

The Will You Be My Godmother / Godfather box is an extremely thoughtful gift and proposal gift. It includes four photos of your choice, which can include your child and their godparent. The photos pull open when the box is opened, making it a really unique gift.

One review said: "Thankyou so much for my will you be my godparent photo box! My sister loved it! She received so many comments on it. The quality was superb and the customer service was amazing. I needed the item quickly and they could not do enough for me to get it done and sent out by the next day. Great customer care, will definitely be ordering from here again."


  • Includes four photos
  • Personalised with name on lid


  • Photos will be cropped to a square

Does the gift for godparents need to be personalised?

If you're buying a gift for a godparent, you don't need to choose something that's personalised or godparent related. You can opt for a generic gift such as a hamper or piece of jewellery. The gift will still be thoughtful and appreciated.

Samantha Ball is a Commercial Content Writer for Mother&Baby and freelanced for the website for two years before joining the team full time. She's a mum of two and loves browsing for the best products and cute outfits.

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