I confirm that this is a sticky situation!
April 4, 2012 7:05 PM Subscribe
What should I get my sister for her (Roman Catholic) confirmation? Wrinkle: I'm an atheist.
posted by anonymous to Religion & Philosophy (31 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The facts are these:
1. She's getting confirmed at the end of the month.
2. She is 21 years old.
3. We are very close.
4. I want to get her something special.
4a. I don't want to get her something super religious, because I'm an atheist, she knows it, and she knows that any deeply religious gift would be, in some sense, insincere.
4b. I also don't want to go with something 100% secular, because a "regular gift" (the type of thing I'd get her for her birthday) doesn't seen appropriate.
4c. Usually I give books as gifts, but this seems like it deserves something a little bigger.
5. My parents are getting her a dove necklace, so that's out.
I know that it's not much to go on, but I'm sort of stumped. Help me metafilter!