A child's First Holy Communion is the very first time he or she will receive the Eucharist, marking the beginning of a new chapter of their faith. And while a sum of money is a very generous way to celebrate the religious milestone, there are other first communion gifts that honor the event and help the child continue to live in faith.
From personalized rosary beads to guided prayer books, there are a number of unique gifts to give for a first communion. And the best part: they are all affordable. Here are some of our favorite first communion gifts that are a little more special than a check.
Now when she looks at her wrist, she'll also remember that special day she received the Eucharist for the first time.
Order this ahead of time so he can wear it on the special day. Then, box it up for display or bring it out for special occasions.
With this beautiful monogrammed snow globe sitting on her bedside end table, she'll start the day with God on her mind.
This white rose by Venus et Fleur lasts an entire year, so she can be reminded of the new chapter of her faith for 365 days.
They'll never forget to recite his evening prayers with this nightlight glowing peacefully in their room.
Lift the lid of this glimmering music box to hear the tune of "Ave Maria."
This First Holy Communion print is personalized with the date at the bottom of the cross.
Any child can use this journal to take notes during Bible study.
This locket will be a lifelong keepsake for any little girl.
This book helps guide girls as they begin to pray on a regular basis.
And this sweet prayer book comes in a version for boys, too.
Every charm on this dainty bracelet represents a different aspect of the Christian faith.
Compiled by Pope Francis himself, this book is filled with children's questions about God and the pope's thoughtful answers.
The dedication in this glass cross reads, "it is truly one-of-a-kind ... Just as God made you."
This set comes in a beautiful gift box and includes a missal book, rosary, lapel pin, and folderbook.
This clay keepsake is personalized with their name and the date of their First Holy Communion.
The stories in this children's Bible are paired with devotionals for kids, so their relationship with God will continue to grow.
Their family can fill this frame with their favorite photo from the day.
Any basketball player will appreciate this fun and meaningful hoop.
With this elegant ornament, they can hang a reminder of their First Communion on the Christmas tree every year.
Help save their page in the Bible (or any other book) with this thoughtful, metal bookmark.
Your giftee can use this porcelain box to store special First Communion jewelry or other trinkets.
This book has a devotional for kids for every day of the year.
A cross, a pearl, and two hearts dangle from this simple (and stylish) bangle.
This keepsake will ensure she never forgets the special day that was her First Communion.