It’s the special time of year when our loved ones receive the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation. It’s such a blessing to be able to celebrate these profound moments of grace as a Church. We get to witness firsthand the Faith that we have received and embraced being passed down to the next generation. How beautiful! And what a reason to celebrate.
First Communion and Confirmation Gift Guide
As we pray for those receiving their First Communion and Confirmation, we’re probably also thinking of giving them something meaningful to mark the day. A First Communion or Confirmation gift that is engaging and unique can really help the recipient of the Sacrament hold fast to the grace they have received and can remind them of it for months and years to come.
We have curated a few of our favorite First Communion and Confirmation gifts for the occasions!
First Holy Communion
This olive wood jewelry box and wooden rosary by Bethlehem Gifts also provides a special rosary for your loved one’s day. The olive wood is from carved from trees in Bethlehem in the Holy Land.
Printable Prayers offers a customizable First Holy Communion keepsake/invitation for your loved one’s special day and memory book.
The Little Book of Prayers is a beautiful compilation of prayers of the Church and is a wonderful book as they continue their faith journey!
This monstrance icon pouch is perfect for a child to house a rosary, medals, or holy cards! It’s 3×4.5 inches and the tapestry is woven with a monstrance on one side and the ancient symbol of the Greek letters that stand for Christ on the other.
Arma Dei offers this Holy Communion: Sacraments with the Saints craft kit with writing prompts and fill-in-the-blank spaces for the child to record what they experienced and learned on their holy day.
If you want a legacy gift, consider the gorgeous vintage medals and necklaces from Trésor Bleu. Your favorite First Communicant could wear the necklace for First Communion, Confirmation, and even on her wedding day (if you select a blue medal, it could be her something-blue!).
From Blessed is She
Blessed is She’s shop offers the Selah journal for children. Each day has prompts to help children dive into prayer. This 5×7 journal has verses from the Book of Psalms hand lettered by Erica of Be a Heart.
We also offer these little stickers, perfect for water bottles and folders!
Our last special offering for a First Communicant is our bright blue knotted Rosary. Exclusively handmade for us, the wooden beads and metal crucifix provide just the right feeling for small hands as they pray the Mysteries. Made by Alison of Small Things Great Love.
Printable Prayers offers another invitation/keepsake for Confirmation for your loved one.
Emily Wilson-Hussem wrote a book exploring the stories of women in the Bible. Perfect for the teen girls and young woman. I Choose the Sky is about their choice to give honor and glory to God through their stories.
Zuver Goods Co. has hand crafted hefty wooden rosary rings. Each rosary is hand finished with a coat of non-toxic shellac to accentuate the beauty of the wood. Comfortable and portable, perfect in their pocket or backpack!
Telos Art offers a liturgical calendar on satin paper with a solid wood frame, wonderful for the newly confirmed to be more liturgically aware and invested.
From Blessed is She
We offer the first ever Catholic Journaling Bible made in partnership with Our Sunday Visitor. It’s the NAB-RE translation with wide margins for notes and thoughts. Each book of the Bible has a handlettered page. Your newly-confirmed loved one will have a chance to really dive into their own Bible with this gift!
Teens love graphic tees. This shirt would be wonderful for a girl who wants to be reminded of the great call on her life.
A new product in our shop is the Encourage Bible Verses. These 73 cards are 5×5 and press printed on 130lb paper. They are handlettered and perfect for memorizing Scripture and incorporating it more into their life!
What gifts were you given when you received these Sacraments? What was particularly special to you?
Nell O’Leary is Managing Editor for Blessed is She, as well as a recovering lawyer married to her law school love. They live with their four kiddos in the great city of Saint Paul, Minnesota. She can down a iced chai tea latte in no time flat. Blogging about natural parenting and sewing organic baby textiles are her sanity. Find out more about her here.
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