Examples of gifts a godparent can give for a Catholic baptism include crosses, guardian angel bears, picture frames, the Bible, photo albums and baptismal medals. The baptism is the first of seven sacraments in the Catholic Church. Godparents act as sponsors at the child's baptism.
In the Catholic Church, children are baptized as soon as possible after the birth. The parents choose godparents based on the following requirements: they must be Catholic, baptized, 16 years old or older, confirmed and living a life that follows the teachings of the Catholic Church. Godparents help the baptized child live a life that follows obligations of the Catholic Church.