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This was a new one on me – but apparently it is becoming increasingly popular – boys are being given pocket watches at Christenings. It sort of makes sense when you think about it … your life’s span measured in time … a gift that is sure to be used and treasured for many years … a gift that can be engraved and personalised with a message. In fact pretty perfect all round.

However, I would have thought this was a costly exercise … I mean, how much do you think a gold plated watch like this would cost?

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To tell you the truth … not as much as you might think. You can get attractive chrome pocket watches for under £40 … this gold plated one with a “skeleton movement” (you can see the bits & bobs inside) costs under £90.

Have a look at: http://www.pocketwatchhunter.com

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I’m afraid I’ve got a bit lazy when it comes dishing out the pressies at a Christening. Having found something I like, I usually stick with it. And this is the Christening present I give my godsons on the big day:

Sterling Silver Cups make great Christening gifts for boys

Nice isn’t it.

Buying for a boy is never easy. There’s loads to choose from for girls, with jewellery coming top of the list, but boys are different. You might consider some engraved cufflinks or fall back on such staples as napkin rings or an egg cup, but for me a tankard or cup fits the bill perfectly

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