Confirmation Gift Ideas – For Girls!

Pre-teen and teenage girls are notoriously “picky” with frequently changing styles and interests!   This makes gift selection quite difficult.  While items like clothes, music, accessories, and gift cards are always popular choices, how do you go about selecting something more meaningful? 

This meaningful gift search becomes even more daunting to people when they are looking for a present specific to a girl’s confirmation.  Confirmation is an important step in a girl’s life and happens during a transitional period in life that should be marked in a special way.  Confirmation marks the time when a girl is changing from a child to an adult both in the church and in the wider world.  Confirmation is celebrated in the Catholic and some other churches as well.  Denominations like Lutherans have a similar rite that is celebrated.  This celebration of transition from childhood to adulthood is not always called confirmation, but the underlying importance is the same.  

Confirmation gifts for girls may be easier to find than you assume.  Below are a few gift ideas for confirmation girls.

Patron saint memoribilia: Catholics undergoing confirmation choose a patron saint.  A confirmation girl will take the name of a saint who inspires or means something to her.  This name is used during the ceremony and remains important throughout her faith life.  Choose a confirmation gift for the girl that will always remind her of the patron saint and her inspriation and influence.  Patron saint confirmation gift options include medals, which can be worn on necklaces or charm bracelets.  Laminated patron saint cards are available as well.   Note that there is nothing barring a confirmation girl from selecting a male saint!  

Confirmation jewelry: Beyond medals, many jewelry options are available for a girl’s confirmation gifts.  The dove, a common symbol of the Holy Spirit and confirmation, is a common confirmation jewelry theme – dove earring, charms, pendants and so on.  Small, tasteful crosses – again, as earrings, charms, or pendants – would make a great choice for a confirmation gift for a girl.  Keepsake boxes, some with bible verses or quotes, would be an excellent accompanying gift for storage of confirmation jewelry. 

Confirmation or young adult reading material:  There are several religious confirmation books for girls  ranging in tone and subject.  Confirmation books address the growing responsibility a young person is assuming in the church; they also discuss obstacles a young woman may face in her and personal life.  If the confirmation girl’s patron saint is a popular one (like Joan of Arc), you may be able to find an entire book about that saint so the confirmation girl can learn more and revisit the saint’s life. You can also select books that are not specifically intended for confirmation girls, but still but cover relevant messages about growing up and evolving.  All of these, even if not religious, can still be selected as a confirmation gift for your special girl.

Personalize it: Many options exist for personalized girls’ confirmation gifts.  Wall crosses can be personalized with the confirmation girl’s name and date of ceremony or even a short message.  Plaques and framed messages are a nice choice. While a pre-teen or teenage girl may not fully appreciate a personalized confirmation gift immediately, it will be pulled out to show a future spouse or child, and perhaps even displayed as a treasured family keepsake. 

Certainly, it can be intimidating to choose a confirmation gift for a girl, it is far from impossible.  You always have the option of selecting a small gift (prayer card or pocket token) and gift it alongside a contribution to the confirmation girl’s college fund.  

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