Gifts for girls, boys and the confirmation sponsor.
Choosing the perfect Confirmation Gift
With the focus of Confirmation being on the Holy Spirit, any gift that has a dove
will be a great option. The dove is the symbol of the Holy Spirit. Most Confirmandi will
pick a patron saint name as their Confirmation name making patron saint rosaries or pendants
an ideal way to celebrate and remember the celebration. A photo frame to keep the memory of
this special sacrament is also appropriate.
In the early days of the Church, new disciples were baptized daily. But in Acts 8:16-17 we hear that
the Holy Spirit did not come to them in the same special way the disciples received the Spirit at
Pentecost. It was only when the bishops of the Church, the Apostles, laid their hands on these new
followers of Jesus that they received the strength that comes from the Holy Spirit. Today, our
young people receive the sacrament of Confirmation in this same way. The bishop, or his appointee,
lays his hands on the Confirmandi and anoints his/her head with oil. Our young people receive special
graces so they can go out into the world to defend the truth and explain their faith. During the
process of preparing for this sacrament, they pick the names of saints they wish to emulate.