Baptisms are symbolic, often religious ritual of initiation that is often performed to welcome individuals into a specific religion or community group. Though often associated with the Christian ritual, baptisms in themselves are performed by a multitude of religion.
Different religions have different symbolisms and associates baptisms in different ways though they are all similar in the fact that their ritual of baptisms is often performed to new members of their religion, most often new born babies though rituals of baptisms are also offered to most adults who convert to a particular religion.
The rituals of baptisms however are predominantly popular in the Christian or Catholic concept. The rituals of Baptisms are a key concept and a necessary sacrament to be performed to be eligible for salvation. Throughout the history of the catholic faith, baptisms in themselves had evolved into three kinds which are: baptism by blood, baptism by desire, and baptism by water.
Baptisms by water is the most common form seen in modern times and is often performed at an age when the one being baptized is still a baby. Baptisms by blood are reserved for individuals who died martyrs for the church but were not necessarily baptized prior to the individual's sacrifice. Baptisms by desire are reserved for those who were prepared to be baptized, were repentant about their sins and were charitable but died before actually receiving the sacrament.
During baptism, it is customary to give gifts to the person being baptised. You can search online or visit department stores to shop for gift suggestions for a baptism.