Born with a silver spoon in his mouth
Silver has for centuries been the most acceptable and traditional of new baby and Christening gifts. The phrase above - Born with a silver spon in his mouth - is actually quite true. The reason for "silver spoon" is because a spoon often wooden, base metal or solid silver - for the wealthy - was the traditional gift given and to be used throughout the childs young life. Antique and vintage solid silver spoons can be purchased for as little as £15.00 or so, these providing they are of good quality, make excellent inexpensive baby gifts. It is imperative that the hallmarks are of good readable quality on antique & vintage silver spoons.
There is available a huge range of new silver and good quality silver plated baby and Christening gifts, both online and, in high street shops, usually with the best savings online. Acceptable silver and silver plated baby Christening gifts include; Photo Frames; Prayer Books and Bibles with Silver Facias; Silver Keepsake Boxes; Christening Cups; Birth Certificate Holders; Childrens Cutlery Sets; Rattles; Egg Cup and Spoon; and of course the famous Scottish Quaich.
Engraving silver or silver plated baby/christening gifts adds that personal touch that shows that you really care. The engraving message should be kept concise, less is without doubt more when it comes to engraving, if in doubt stick to babys name and date of birth, or date of christening. Engraving is a skilled and lengthy process, and can be very costly. There are many excellent sellers now offering a free engraving service, this represents a very good deal for the buyer. Engraved silver and silver plated gifts tend to have a greater perceived value to the recipient.
Silver and silver plate do tarnish, the answer to this age old problem is to use good quality silver cleaning products. There have been many non tarnish methods applied to silver and silver plate, unfortunately most do not work. One should avoid laquers and other coatings, these tend to spoil the look of silver, and in extreme cases, can over time, damage silver. Prices of silver and silver plated baby gifts are very competative online, and with free engraving, a great deal should be easily found.