24 Inspiring Communion Gifts for Boys to Celebrate Their Faith

By Meghan Thomson | Updated: June 6, 2023

    A First Holy Communion is a special sacrament within the catholic church and an important day in boys’ life. Celebrate this momentous milestone with the perfect First Communion gifts for boys. A son, grandson, godson, or loved one deserves a special gift to remember the day and keep his spiritual path in mind. We compiled a list of great options we know he will love!

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    What is a traditional gift for First Communion?

    A traditional First Communion gift reflects the significance of this sacred milestone. Time-honored options include a Bible, a prayer book, or a rosary, all of which play important roles in nurturing the child’s spiritual growth. Other classic choices are religious medals or a crucifix necklace, symbolizing the child’s connection to their faith. Ultimately, the best traditional gift is one that will be cherished and remembered for years to come.

    What is the average money gift for First Communion?

    The average money gift for a First Communion can vary depending on cultural norms, family traditions, and personal budget. Generally speaking, a range of $20 to $50 is considered an appropriate amount, but those closest such as grandparents or godparents, usually give upwards of $250.

    However, it’s important to remember that it’s not about the monetary value but rather the thought and sentiment behind the gesture. Feel free to choose an amount that you’re comfortable with and believe will be cherished by the child and their family.

  1. Engraved Compass
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    My first communion gifts can be more than crucifixes. A specially engraved compass is meaningful and will be treasured for sure. The Etsy shop allows for a personal message to be engraved, it can even be done in your handwriting. Also, a leather case is an optional add-on that will add extra charm.

  3. Stainless Steel Dog Tag
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    A dog tag cross necklace can be a beautiful gift for your godson or nephew. This beautiful necklace comes with a stainless steel chain, and you can choose the Lord’s Prayer or other special bible verses.

  5. Stretch Cross Bracelet
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    A 1st communion gifts list wouldn’t be complete without a communion cross bracelet. The front of the rosary box displays a chalice and eucharist. Any boy will love this special occasion gift from a godparent or any loved one. 

  7. Our Father Prayer Bracelet
  8. Catholic gifts are perfect communion gift ideas since they are a reminder of the special day. The Our Father prayer is displayed on this beautiful bracelet which is offered in four different finishes. 

  9. First Communion Rosary
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    There are so many different rosary sets to choose from but this one is so elegant you will love it. The dark blue and silver beads make a simple yet beautiful design with the option of an engraved disk to personalize it.

  11. Cross Necklace
  12. A beautiful cable chain with a silver cross pendant is a great gift for a special young boy on his communion day. You can even personalize this and add a mahogany box for gifting.

  13. Picture Frame
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    A picture frame is always a best seller to celebrate a special day like holy communion. Personalizing this frame will make the 4″ x 6″ photo displayed even more meaningful. 

  15. Tie Clip
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    A tie clip will have your handsome godson looking perfect on his special day. You can personalize it and choose from three different finishes, so it goes perfectly with his outfit.

  17. Black Glass Rosary Beads
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    First communion rosary beads are the perfect thing to bring to the catholic church. Your favorite little guy will be sure to have these safety tucked into his pocket for his 1st holy communion.

  19. Basketball Pendant Necklace
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    Basketball-loving boys will be so happy when you gift them this special necklace. The front has a baseball with a cross and the back has a prayer engraved. Also, this stainless steel has options for other volleyball, baseball, soccer, and racing and comes in a beautiful black velvet box for gifting.

  21. Bookmark
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    A first communion personalized bookmark can be gifted on its own or with a book or children’s bible. You can personalize this with the name of the boy receiving communion and the date. Also, they offer a few color options for the ribbon of the bookmark.

  23. Personalized Wooden Valet Box
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    A valet keepsake box with a felt-lined interior and three compartments are perfect for religious keepsakes. An engraving on the front shows a beautiful cross with the personalization of a name and date.

  25. Prayer Book Gift Set
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    First communion gift ideas can be tough to think of but this set has it all. The set includes a prayer book, rosary which displays a beautiful chalice, and lapel pin. To make this even more special it comes in a beautiful embossed gift box.

  27. My 1st Communion Blessing
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    A wonderful way to celebrate the sacrament of communion is with this keepsake engraved blessing. This clear acrylic block also has a carefully engraved cross next to the prayer.

  29. Personalized Cross Box
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    Communion is a special sacrament within the catholic church. This ceramic cross box will safely hold their rosary beads, missal, and other catholic gifts.

  31. Tie and Chalice Pin
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    A keepsake gift such as this tie will be cherished forever. It comes with a chalice pin to add extra detail. You can choose from designs, including plain white, to fit their outfit.

  33. Personalized Wooden Cross
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    A wooden wall cross will be a nice addition to the wall art in anyone’s room. This can be personalized to include the name, date, and a short message.

  35. First Holy Communion Gift Set
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    A mass book, rosary case, rosary, scapular, lapel pin on the prayer card, and bookmark are all included in this beautiful gift set. The mass book has space to note details of the special day including the parish and date of communion. It even comes in a box for safekeeping.

  37. Precious Moments Rosary Case
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    Precious Moments makes some great items for celebrations including this rosary case. A faux pearl rosary can be found safely placed inside the zinc alloy box. The detail on this set is something anyone will truly appreciate.

  39. Amazon Gift Card
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    Although a personalized gift is nice to get, a gift card is also a perfect gift option. He will be so thankful when he gets time to choose what he wants to remember his special day.

  41. Guardian Angel Figurine
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    Everyone needs a guardian angel, this beautiful figurine will remind him that an angel is always by his side. A stunning gold accent is used to display the words “My First Communion” on the front. Also, this figurine is durable and long-lasting thanks to the careful construction of resin and stone. 

  43. Music Box


    A photo from communion day can be displayed in the double window frame of this music box. Not only are the details on this gorgeous but Amazing Grace will play when it is opened.

  45. Precious Moments Figurine


    Precious Moments figurines are so special, I still have my communion one! This little boy figurine is praying and displays a gold cross by his hands. They also offer a blonde version.

  47. Photo Album
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    A photo album on display with beautiful memories is extra special in the days of technology. This photo album holds up to 72 4” x 6” photos to remember their special day.

    When it comes to choosing a gift for a boy’s communion, the possibilities are as vast as the heavens! Look for something that’s meaningful and celebrates his spiritual journey. Personalized gifts, like engraved Bibles or custom-made rosaries, are always a hit. You could also consider faith-inspired jewelry, religious books, or even a beautiful piece of wall art to remind him of his special day constantly. The key is to select a heartfelt gift that nurtures his faith and creates lasting memories.