You have been invited to a bris or baby naming! The parents will be beaming and the baby will be precious, but what do you bring to the new family? Finding a gift that’s both unique and useful can be a challenge, but we’ve rounded up some of our favorite bris and baby naming present ideas so you’ll never feel confused about what to gift wrap again!
11 Thoughtful Gifts for a Brit Milah or Jewish Baby Naming Ceremony
Always an easy choice for presents, remember to give your monetary gift in increments of $18. Eighteen is the numerical equivalent of the Hebrew word “chai,” which means life and symbolically wishes the recipient a good, long life.
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2. Baby Name or Announcement Pillows (and more) from Sew Many Gifts
Sew Many Gifts creates personalized pillows, towels and bibs with embroidery that is unique to the newborn. You can have the baby’s name and birth details sewn onto a blanket, or have the birth announcement embroidered onto a pillow.
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3. Children’s Mezuzah
A beautiful mezuzah makes a wonderful and thoughtful gift for a Jewish baby’s nursery. Many creative children’s mezuzot can be found at Traditions Jewish Gifts.
4. Custom Collage from Carol Colman Collages
Carol Colman creates the perfect keepsake for a special event by turning an invitation into a work of art. Consider using the event invitation or birth announcement to have a beautifully colorful collage made for the new family. This is a wonderful way to congratulate them on the new birth, while also providing a souvenir from their memorable day.
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5. Personalized Pillows from The Pieced Palette
From embroidered invitations to geometric birth announcements, The Pieced Palette can turn any special moment into a custom pillow. They use countless fabrics, shapes and colors to design a truly unique baby naming or bris gift.
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6. Baby Blessing from Ashra Designs
With a specialization in Judaica designs, Ashra Designs has perfected the creation of beautiful 3D Jewish prayers and blessings. Their ‘Children’s Prayer’ artwork is the perfect gift for a newborn baby boy or girl, bringing faith and joy into the homes of the young family.
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7. Bris Pillow Sham from Silkhuppah.com
Babies can spend their special day in the lap of luxury with these dupioni silk bris pillow shams from Silkhuppah.com. Metallic Hebrew phrases welcome the baby into the Jewish community. The pillowcases are personalized with the baby’s name in the center.
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8. Hamsa & Wall Hangings
9. Baby Keepsake Box & Custom Frames
Custom-made keepsakes from Wooden It Be Lovely make the perfect baby gifts. Handmade wooden gifts include a custom keepsake baby box, frame, door plaque and door hangers. The items can customized to match the nursery colors, and make wonderful gifts to welcome the baby into the world!
10. Other Jewish Baby Gift Ideas
We’re absolutely loving this Hebrew Name Stool from Modern Tribe. The Hebrew letters are removable puzzle pieces, perfect for helping the child learn their Hebrew name.
Adorable baby onesies from World of Judaica feature Hebrew words such as “Chamudah” – Cutie Pie.
It’s never too early to plan ahead for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah! Make sure your family and friends keep their schedules open with this “Save the Date for my Bat Mitzvah” onesie!
11. Baby Photo Session Gift Certificate
All parents want the early days of their newborn’s life captured in photo albums and baby books. Unfortunately, most new mommies and daddies are too exhausted filling bottles and changing diapers to think about snapping artsy pictures, so do the thinking for them with a baby photo shoot gift certificate. Contact one of the many photographers here to purchase the perfect baby naming or bris present.
We hope we’ve inspired you with creative and thoughtful Jewish baby gift ideas. If you have an idea we didn’t include, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below!
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