[quote="TheRealJuliane, post:8, topic:242127"]
I have never heard of the godparents paying the priest! I guess it is a custom in some communities.
The OP "sounds" pretty young to me, so if he is going to pay the priest AND get a $50 gift, maybe someone else can help (parents?)
Traditional gifts are a rosary, for later, a Bible, also for later.
But your responsibilities go far beyond that first gift. Your cousin is trusting you to back his family up in raising his son as a Catholic. That is an awesome compliment to you! As he grows up, be sure you hold a close place in your godson's life.
I plan to hold a close place, because I want him to grow up loving God. I talked to my cousin who will be my cousins Godmother, and we are each going to get him a savings bond, and I am going to get him a wall cross, or a picture frame with a boy praying (or along those lines).