Holy Communion is a big deal fo 8-9 year olds, regardless whether it is a boy or a girl.. Gifts are a lovely way to mark such a special occassion and when all that money is spent, maybe it is only the cross and chain or the medal or the special silver frame that will adorn the hand or mantlepiece for years to come ! The Irish are really good at marking the communion occassion, even if sometimes we feel like we are losing our religion!
So the favourite communion gifts for the girls are still either the watch which has a little bit of bling on the face of the watch with a white strap but that can be changed so that the white look when their 10 is not what they want, the watch is still perfect for use for years to come with a new coloured strap.. Other than that the little girls love a cross and chain with a few white stones in it to make it look glitzy and fashionable - interestingly we sell more silver cz (cubic zirconia - ie white stone that looks like a diamond) cross and chains, while in the gold, it seems to be plain, simple and classic designs - often bought by the godmother or granny!
The boys aren't to be left out - it is the watch is the gift most given for their first holy communion and they are always as proud as punch - knowing exactly what they want - whether it is a digital or has all the figures, has football fever all over it or isn't the sporty type at all and just likes a practical watch that enables them to see the time clearly - little engineers in the making, we always have such fun with the little boys !
There is always a selection of kids gifts in-store so even if it isn't around communion time,. we can show you what the styles are that the young adults go for most!