What should I buy a boy or girl for First Holy Communion and Confirmation?

25 May 2017

Boy with parents receiving a World Gift for his Confirmation present

Luke was delighted to receive a CAFOD World Gift as a Confirmation present

If you're struggling to decide what makes a fantastic First Holy Communion or Confirmation present, consider a gift that’s unusual, ethical, demonstrates Catholic values and is really two gifts in one!

World Gifts are CAFOD’s charity gift range that will delight your friends and family. Our virtual gifts help transform the lives of people and communities living in poverty and are perfect presents for First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

Why choose World Gifts for First Holy Communion or Confirmation?

As we celebrate the excitement of a young person taking on Christ's mission of sharing God's love and justice for the world, we can inspire them further by buying a charity gift that gives back to others in their name.

World Gifts are an ideal way for parents, children and Confirmation guests to keep Christ’s love for the poorest members of our global family at the heart of your sacramental celebration.

Gifts that give back - perfect Catholic Confirmation presents

Trees for Life, £7, is the perfect gift for celebrating the ways in which your loved one’s faith takes root and bears fruit. As children celebrate their First Holy Communion and Confirmation they will know that their faith means that someone living in poverty can provide their family with healthy home-grown fruit.

Share God’s love with others and transform lives with these World Gifts

CAFOD-funded reading programme in Brazil

Thiago from Brazil has attended CAFOD-funded reading workshops

Teach someone to read, £10, is our longstanding bestseller and is a top charity gift for your son or daughter. As Catechists inspire and prepare children’s hearts to be open for the love of God, candidates read psalms and Bible readings to ignite their passion to share God’s love with others.  

Many children around the world are unable to attend school and do not have the opportunity to learn to read and write. Reading is a skill that stays with a child for life, giving them a better chance of getting a job when they leave school.

This gift helps children like Thiago, who lives in a shanty town in North East Brazil, rife with violence and high poverty rates. When you buy our Teach someone to read World Gift, you can help children like Thiago learn to read and look to the future with a smile.

Water for a family changes lives

The Water for a family World Gift, £33, provides a supply of water for drinking, cooking and cleaning to help protect families from disease. This means they don't have to spend hours walking to collect water and it gives them the dignity and access to water every person deserves.

Browse our World Gifts for First Holy Communion and Confirmation

What happens with my money?

Each World Gift is a real example of CAFOD's work. We have five World Gift charity funds: Animals and Farming, Health and Care, Water, Education and Emergency. When you choose a gift, you support the area of our work that your chosen gift represents. 

For example, when you buy the Goat that gives, you support our work with poor farmers in rural areas of developing countries by contributing to our Animals and Farming fund.

This gives us the flexibility to respond in the best way possible to the individual needs of the different communities we work with all over the world.

Find out more about How the World Gifts funds work

Little extra gifts: Romero Cross and fun sheets

A colourful cross depicting Jesus surrounded by people and landscapes of El Salvador

The Romero Cross: our colourful crucifix from El Salvador is a beautiful take on a traditional First Holy Communion and Confirmation gift. A perfect way to remember and celebrate the love of Jesus' sacrifice.

We also have free fun sheets for kids - perfect for a post First Holy Communion party!

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