The perfect (somewhat) Buddhist gift for a non-Buddhist baby
November 8, 2008 5:36 PM Subscribe
My friends are not religious but are having a Buddhist blessing ceremony for their baby's first birthday. Help me pick a gift.
posted by AnyGuelmann to Grab Bag (5 answers total)
They are not Buddhists and as far as I know don't plan to raise a Buddhist child, so I'm not looking for a heavily symbolic religious gift. I want something cute, thoughtful, possibly cool and somewhat (even if vaguely) related to the theme. The theme being, I guess, Chinese/Buddhist tradition and folklore.
I've been to Pearl River in SoHo today, and here are some of the things I considered getting:
Chinese baby jacket
(or dress or pajamas)
Tiger hat or shoes
(the ceremony will be in their garden so they could hang it in a tree)
Would any of these be a mistake? The perfect choice? What else do you suggest?
It must be light and unbreakable because it's going to South America by mail. And if I can get it in Manhattan, even better - I need to ship it next Tuesday.