An appropriate gift for a infant being Baptised is dependent upon what your relationship to the child is:
1) God parents traditionally provide the candle, cross, new white towel, and a set of new white clothing appropriate to the sex of the child to wear after the Baptism
2) From orthodox Friends I have seen ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š money, a complete clothing outfit, a picture frame to use for the Baptismal photo, a small ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Baptism photo album book or memory book for the child's first year, an icon of the Lord, Theotokos or the patron Saint of the child, one very insightful teenager offered ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š three Saturdays of babysiting to the parents. A recent convert from the Roman Catholic Church makes a regular practice of offering a Bouquet of prayers for 30 days for the newly baptized and sends a nice card with that commitment.
Remember that the greatest gift that you can offer to a child or adult being baptised is to be present and be a witness to their Baptism. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š In the days of persecution under the Turks ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š or the communists, this was the greatest gift one could give, in return the family of the child being baptized would give a small white ribbon ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š called a martyrica to those who witnessed the baptism. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š With it came the promise to bear witness to church leaders if the child's membership was called into ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š questioned due to the destruction of church records because of persecution. The bearer of the martyrica bore witness to the church of the baptism.