Buying a gift for a godparent can be tricky. They’ll probably be a close family member or friend and be an integral part of your life as well as your child’s. It can be a huge honour to be asked to be a godparent so choosing a gift for them for any occasion has to be thoughtful.
We’ve included 20 godparent gift ideas in this article, from homeware to accessories as well as a couple of unisex items. These are well thought-through items that any godparent would be thrilled to receive as a gift. This gift guide is perfect for godparents who love to spend time outdoors in the countryside as well as at their cosy home too.
One can never have too many blankets around the house, especially if you have children, dogs or get particularly cold! For an inexpensive gift, it’s so thoughtful because who doesn’t love a soft and fluffy blanket? Gift one that matches their home decor for their living room or bedroom, or choose a neutral shade of grey or cream to match any colour palette.
Another gift that is always a lovely idea is a brand-new set of mugs. It’s an item that is perfect for those who love to stay at home and by getting a set to match their kitchen decor, they’ll get use out of them right away. The country patterns on the Wistow mugs are perfect for any country cottage or home.
Home decor can be incredibly expensive, especially if you’ve just redecorated. A country tweed cushion will suit any cosy living space or bedroom because there are so many colourways to choose from. Our tweed cushions are not only stylish, they’re also incredibly comfortable and practical. They’ll add a sophisticated look to any home too.
A pop of colour is a great option for any woman’s outfit. A subtle way to do so is with our Askwith polo belt. The contrasting stitching and bold colours are a nod to our equestrian roots but look amazing when slipped into the belt buckles of any jeans or trousers. The brass finishing gives it that extra luxurious touch too.
Every adult needs a cosy pair of slippers to slip their feet into after a long day out of the house, whether it’s been a day of work or fun! Our Beswick tweed slippers have the comfiest faux fur lining that feels like you’re walking on a cloud! The wool tweed blend used for the outer slipper is exactly the same tweed that we use in all of our clothing so you know these are made to last.
Country ladies need to keep wrapped up warm whenever they leave the house during the colder months. The Bella pom pom hat is a perfect example of how Rydale blends function and style. The thick cable knit material has been designed to retain as much heat as possible but the bright colours and funky pom pom give it a trendy look. The super soft wool blend fabric is so comfortable that they won’t want to take it off!
A simple, classic soft-touch scarf is a necessity for every country lady. In fact, lots of our customers buy the Bella scarf in multiple colours so they have an option for just about every outfit! The simplicity of this scarf with just a pop of colour at the edges and tassel detailing at the end is perfect for any elegant country lady.
Countryside fashion doesn’t have to be old-fashioned. A sherpa-lined tweed headband is the perfect option for those who often feel restricted in a hat but still want to retain some heat on their head. The stretchy strip at the back allows it to mould to any head and with 10 tweed patterns to choose from, there really is a print for any woman.
For an extra special treat for a godmother, a timeless tweed handbag will elevate any outfit, whether they’re simply running errands or going for a night out at the pub with family or friends. It’s the perfect size for a smaller laptop or tablet and with the leather trims and straps, you know this is a luxurious product. There are also plenty of internal pockets to keep any essentials safe and secure.
To match their new tweed handbag, a coin purse is perfect for keeping your cash and cards in one place in a compact and sleek purse. We always add our Rydale touches, such as brass and leather finishes, to give it that luxury feel.
If the godparent in your life often joins you on family days out, they might be grateful for a pack and go rucksack. When not in use, they can be packed into themselves and slotted into a spare pocket. The 25-litre backpack is perfect for lightweight items, such as extra clothing layers, but is great for picnic and snack essentials for excursions and holidays.
12. Compact Umbrella
If there’s an item that nobody ever buys for themselves, it’s an umbrella. It’s the perfect item to stick in their pack and go rucksack and is small enough to fit in any small backpack or handbag. Many of our customers keep theirs in their car for unexpected rainy days, which you can’t always predict in the UK.
For those godparents who enjoy shooting as a hobby, how about purchasing them a brand-new cartridge bag? Our spacious Danby bag holds 60 loose cartridges, perfect for a day on the range. It has a wide top opening for easy access and the adjustable strap is ideal for any person of any height.
14. Tweed Wash Bag
Buying for a well-travelled godparent? A tweed wash bag will slot into any rucksack, holdall or suitcase for any trip, no matter how long or short it is. The box design has been made to fit even the largest of toiletry bottles in and should be enough space to fit all their products in. The wool blend tweed on the exterior compliments the polyester lining, which is easy to wipe in case any products spill.
If you fancy splurging on a more expensive gift, a weekend bag will be used on so many of their trips, whether here in the UK or overseas. The cotton canvas material is extremely durable so even with the heaviest of items, this bag should last for years to come. It comes with shorter carry handles as well as a detachable longer strap too.
A country gentleman needs a classic hat for casual occasions and a waxed baseball cap will do just the trick. The curved peak and Velcro strap at the back are both adjustable to suit their comfort levels. The inner sweatband is ideal for hotter days and the minimalist design, and three colour choice means there’s any option for any man.
Whether it’s for a formal event, a day of shooting, or for the office, a country staple for any gentleman is a tie. Making it country themed gives an elegant touch to any outfit and we’re big fans of this flying duck pattern. The olive and gold colourways are classic country colours, but they also have an eye-catching design that will stand out against any checked or striped shirt.
Every country gentleman deserves some creature comforts and that includes a pair of cosy, comfortable slippers. Trust us, the faux fur lining and soft suede upper sole is perfect for nights at home and lounging on the sofa. If it was suitable to wear them around the Rydale offices, we definitely would!
A classic wardrobe staple for any man is a neutral-coloured leather belt to go with just about any pair of jeans, chinos and trousers. The Kiplin belt has a raw finish to give it that rustic, country look but still remains a timeless piece. The vintage brass buckle takes the traditional belt to another level.
To round off this gift guide, it’s an item that should accompany as many outfits a country gentleman wears as possible! The beauty of a tweed flat cap is that you can match the colourways to their favourites or personality, whether they love bright colours or prefer a more neutral colour palette.
These 20 godparent gift ideas are perfect for any godparent, whether they like to stay at home or love to explore the outdoors. Each one is a thoughtful gift for the right person and godparents deserve special gifts for everything they do.