...presence is better than presents (though the child may not always agree). The more time you give to your godchild, the more popular you'll become. Especially with the parents. Ian Valentine - Telegraph

Choosing a child's godparents is difficult, picking adults who you invite into your life, for a relationship with a child for the next 20+ years is a big step. You don't yet know the child's character, or what their interests will be, however there are lots of positive reasons for choosing godparents so we suggest a few ways of thinking about it.

Family v. friends?
Christian or not?
Singles or Couples?
Close by or Distant?