A growing trend is to uniquely ask your child’s potential Godparents to take on this special duty.  Godparent Proposal ideas can range from a simple card or poem to a larger Godparent proposal gift.

There is no need to go overboard, but it is nice to ask in a special way, as this is a great life moment to commemorate.  


Selecting a God Parent

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First things first, you need to select the Godparents. 

This is a big deal.

In many cultures, Godparents become second-parents and form unbreakable bonds with their Godchildren. 

It might be worthwhile to select someone who is already in your family and who lives close to help foster that bond.

A good rule of thumb is to select two people that:

1.  Share the same morals as you.  You want to select people who you know well and that you have seen make life choices that you agree with. 

They should be people you trust completely.  

2.  Share the same Religion.  Some Religions allow you to select one Godparent in the same religion and one not. 

In the end, it is easier and probably more comfortable to have Godparents who share the same Religion and beliefs. But either option is fine.

3.  Are good role models.  If your child sees their Godparent at a family gathering will they be respectable and kind to others?  Do they love children?

Do they have any skeletons in their closet you wouldn’t want your child to know? Make sure you think through these questions before asking anyone.

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Godparent Proposal Ideas - Cards

The simplest way to “propose” to a would-be Godparent is have your child give them a card.  Cards are budget friendly and can be beautiful keepsakes. These are our favorites:

Godmother Proposal Ideas/Gifts

If you want to ask each Godparent separately these Godmother specific proposal gift ideas are our favorites. Beautiful and feminine to mark this occasion.

Godfather Proposal Ideas/Gifts

These Godfather-friendly gifts will make them even more excited to take on these special duties, and some will probably make them laugh at the same time.

Godparent Proposal Ideas/Gifts - For Couples

If the Godparents you are “proposing” to are a couple you can ask with these adorable matching or couple gifts.

Godparent Proposal Ideas - Let the Baby Do the Asking

And finally, why not let the baby ask by showing up at their door wearing the proposal? These three options are all adorable, just pick the ones that fits your taste best.

Conclusion: Godparent Proposal Gifts

No matter if you just simply ask the question, present a card or add a gift, the Godparents you have chosen will be honored.  This special role is important for your child and the two adults you ask, but a special proposal makes it a memory everyone will cherish. 

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