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15 Unique First Holy Communion Gift Ideas

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Receiving one’s First Holy Communion is an incredible experience that is rightly celebrated!

We want to help you make the day special for that special someone and also help nourish and nurture that seed of faith which will hopefully grow as the child grows.

We have many Catholic artisans that make gifts by hand and small Catholic businesses that create and sell such unique and stunning gifts!

It’s amazing what Catholic creativity is producing these days!

We’ve divided up the gifts into the following categories:




Catholic Subscriptions

and Books

to make your shopping as easy as possible!

Traditional First Holy Communion Gift Ideas

Rosary – this one from GiftsbyBeth is beautiful! The White Floral Chalice Rosary is handmade and includes an instruction pamphlet on how to pray the rosary.

Miraculous Medal Necklace

For the boys, give a stainless steel ball chain Miraculous Medal necklace from Our Lady’s Armory.

Want more gift ideas for boys?  Check out Sara Estabrooks’ brand new gift guide over at To Jesus, Sincerely titled First Communion Gifts for Boys that put Christ First.

This one from Della Madonna has an added pearl. This necklace comes with your choice of a 16 or 18 inch chain, as well as your choice of dangle bead; pearl, rose quartz or amethyst. If you need a differnt sized chain, just send me a message with you order and I’ll make the adjustment.


Unique First Holy Communion Gifts

Sacrifice Beads from Happy Nest Home Goods are gorgeous!

Set of sacrifice beads, modeled after those used by St. Therese of Lisieux to count little acts of kindness or little sacrifices made for love of others throughout the day. Keep the beads in your pocket and each time you offer something up (holding your tongue, stubbing your toe, emptying the dishwasher, anything you can think of!), move a bead towards the Crucifix. This beautiful practice will help foster your ability to see opportunities to offer every moment to God.

Designs include both masculine and feminine options.  You are going to get a set for yourself too!


Chalice and Host Necklace – Ball Chain (perfect for boys!)


Iridescent, Acrylic Charm Bracelet

The perfect accessory to express your love for Jesus, Mary and Saint Joseph in a fun and beautiful way!

Each stainless steel


Deeply Devotional First Holy Communion Gifts

Reminiscent of an old road side shrine, this handmade paper shrine is made with beautiful scrapbook paper. The white roof is textured with a raised lattice design. While it is made out of paper, it is quite sturdy and long lasting. It looks wonderful on a home’s prayer table or on the bedside stand. The battery operated candle which is included will give a soft glow to the image. It is easy to turn on and off the candle by the back panel.
All sets come with one stretchy mini decade rosary and one 3.5 inch R2R standing crucifix. 


Catholic Subscriptions make great First Holy Communion Gifts!

The Wanderlust Catholic!  Each month, subscribers will receive a hand-lettered and illustrated letter detailing the beauty and wonder of a piece of Catholicism.  Explore churches, apparition sites, Saints’ homes, pilgrimage sites, local traditions, and more.  Children and adults alike will watch the mailbox in anticipation, awaiting a new tale.

My 8-year-old loves son the Seeds for Sainthood boxes!

Seeds for Sainthood – Apple Box!

Jesus invites His children to walk along with Him in their lives… Invite Jesus into your home with the Apple Box. Everything you need to get started growing children’s faith without spending the hours and hours of time looking for resources and doing research. We simplify the catholic faith for children so they can understand each lesson appropriate to their age level and you can guide them with our boxes without feeling overwhelmed. Activities included every month with everything included to complete them and make it fun and engaging for kids.

Faith and Puppets!  My 8 year old asked to watch all of the Ten Commandment videos during Lent!

First Holy Communion Gifts to use on the Big Day!

Beautiful floral rosary (can be used as wall decor later) made by Spirit Within Studios

A face mask for First Holy Communicants available at Gifts of the Spirit.

Don’t forget the First Holy Communion Card!

Violets and Moss makes these gorgeous First Holy Communion Keepsake Card

This keepsake box card measures 5.25″ x 3.5″ when flat and pops up when opened. It comes with an envelope and is easily mailed. It is available in pink, blue or ivory.

What a beautiful image of the angels adoring the Holy Eucharist. This makes a wonderful keepsake card for your First Communicant. There is room on the back to write a short message, and the receiver will be able to cherish and display it.

Include a First Holy Communion Prayer card from No Heart Untouched or Annunciation Designs

and add stickers for more fun!




Kim Design Studio has some fun stickers and art that make great gifts!

Also check out Kidderbug Kreations Catholic Saint Vinyl Stickers!

Books that make great First Holy Communion Gifts

Looking for easy to read book with pictures?  Check out the Molly McBride books!

If the child receiving his or her First Holy Communion is 9 years old or older, check out Be Yourself: A Journal for Catholic Girls and Be Yourself a Journal for Catholic Boys.

Need More ideas?  Check out Gifts of the Holy Spirit’s online shop!

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