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The Best Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

Are you going to be celebrating baby’s first Christmas this year and looking for the perfect gift idea?  Well, I’ve gathered some of the best gift ideas for baby’s first Christmas right here, including meaningful keepsakes, subscription boxes for babies, and stocking stuffers.

Whether you’re brand new parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. celebrating baby’s first Christmas makes the holidays extra special and fun.  

This gift guide includes toys, clothing, some practical items, and even some meaningful keepsakes from some of my favorite shops.  I hope you find the perfect gift for the little one in your life here.  Happy Holidays!  

gift ideas for baby's first Christmas

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Best Learning Toys & Activities for Babies Under One

gift ideas for baby's first Christmas

A great gift idea for baby’s first Christmas would be learning toys and activities that they can enjoy as they grow.  I’ve shared several possible ideas and items I love to gift to family and friends, and many of them are wooden and excellent quality so they last for years to come.  

An activity table like this one is perfect for a baby gift.  It will be a lot of fun for baby to play with when first learning to stand, and it’ll be a gift they’ll be able to play with it for years to come.

Name puzzles are another popular baby gift, but this gift idea takes it to the next level.  This busy board will keep baby entertained for years to come.  

Musical Llama

I love toys like this musical llama that are several activities in one.  Great for families that don’t have much storage for toys also.

Tummy Time Toy

Tummy Time is definitely on every baby’s agenda during the day, so gifting a toy like one that will make tummy time even more fun is always a great idea!

How fun is this idea?  What kid doesn’t love a ball pit?  This is a great gift idea for older babies and certainly something that will be enjoyed for years to come.

Activity Play Mat

A beautiful activity play mat like this one from Crate & Kids is another wonderful gift idea.  There are so many design options out there these days for babies too that make floor time even more fun!

Activity Chair

This activity chair is one of my favorite gift ideas for babies, and comes in several different themes.  This flower garden chair is perfect for a baby girl, don’t you think? 

Tumbling Koala

Weeble Woobly toys that tumble and stack are another great toy idea for babies.  This cute koala will teach baby cause and effect, how to stack, colors, and so much more!

Alphabet Tiles

It’s never too early to start learning the ABC’s, after all, we have to secure that Harvard scholarship, right?  These alphabet tiles would be a fun gift idea for baby’s first Christmas.  

Shapes & Colors Dog

Shapes and colors are another item on baby’s curriculum and this sweet dog packs in the fun as an interactive toy as well.

Animal Pull Train

Toys that baby can pull behind them after they learn to walk are another great toy option.  And, this adorable animal train offers fun playtime with it’s colorful blocks and wooden creatures.  

Wooden Baby Beads

Toys such as this one really allow baby to explore shapes and textures.  

Plush Caterpillar Toy

A plush toy that offers contrasting colors, textures, and even sounds like this adorable caterpillar are another great gift idea for babies.  

I love this wooden Noah’s Ark set because it will last for years to come and may even be an heirloom toys that can passed from generation to generation.  High quality wooden toys such as this make very meaningful gifts.  

Plush Nursery Rocker

Pottery Barn Kids is one of my favorite stores to find unique, personalized baby gifts.  These plush rockers are a favorite amongst new parents and come in a variety of animals and can be personalized with baby’s name.  

Wooden Activity Walker

When baby’s on the move, why not have the best looking walker in town?  This wooden rocker will not only help baby take those first steps, but also offer hours of fun with the many included activities. 

Punch Drop Toy

These types of toys teach baby cause and effect and are wonderful for baby’s brain development.  

Wooden Xylophone

This wooden xylophone has to be the cutest I’ve ever seen and another great developmental toy idea. 

Wooden Banjo

Doesn’t every baby need his or her own banjo.  I mean how cute is this mini instrument?  

My First Anywhere Chair

These mini Anywhere Chairs are another great gift idea thanks to Pottery Barn Kids.  Baby will enjoy cuddling up in their own personalized slip-covered chair to play, read, or just relax.  

Kyte Baby Sleep Sack

Sleep sacks and sleepers from Kyte Baby are so luxuriously soft, you’ll never want to dress baby in anything else.  

Most Meaningful Keepsakes for Baby's First Christmas

gift ideas for baby's first Christmas

Sometimes a meaningful keepsake gift is the perfect gift idea for baby’s first Christmas. From his first pair of Christmas pajamas to his first sled, these ideas are sure to bring a few tears on Christmas morning.  And, the handprint ornament is for sure a winning gift idea that new parents or grandparents will treasure for years to come.   Hopefully these will be gifts they’ll hold onto forever.  

Baby 1st Sled

How adorable is the heirloom quality wooden sled?  This is a gift that could be passed down for generations.  Can’t you just picture pulling your baby in the freshly fallen snow in this gorgeous sled?

Baby's 1st Christmas Pajamas

Baby’s 1st Christmas pajamas would make for some great photos and videos for baby’s first holiday season.  

Baby Keepsake Box

This keepsake box has drawers and folders to safely store all of baby’s sweet little treasures.  But, if you’re anything like me you may need a couple of trunks to store all of baby’s momentos.  Still, this keepsake box is a cute gift idea.  

Baby Keepsake Ornament

An ornament is another sweet way to commemorate baby’s first Christmas, and I especially love this one that preserves baby’s tiny handprint.  This would also make a great Christmas gift for grandparents on baby’s first Christmas. 

baby handprint ornament

Baby Photobook

I love this beautiful baby book by Artifact Uprising.  It’s a perfect place to store and preserve memories of photos of your little one to cherish for years to come.   

baby photobook

Best Subscription Boxes for Babies

gift ideas for baby's first Christmas

Subscription boxes are the gifts that keep on giving year round.  When you’re really at a loss for what to get baby or you’re unsure what baby really already has or needs these subscription box ideas make gift giving even simpler.  Give baby a play box, build his library, etc. with this amazing gift idea for baby’s first Christmas.

Lovevery Play Kits

A Lovevery play kit subscription sends Montessori-inspired toys and activities based on baby’s age and development every few months, and also teaches parents all about baby development and how they can best interact with their baby.

Baby's 1st Christmas Gift Guide

Panda Crate

Panda Crate is another company that will send age-appropriate toys and activities for parents to enjoy doing with their baby and increase bonding as well.

Literati Box

Help build baby’s library with a Literati box subscription that will send age-appropriate books every month. 

Literati book subscription box

Little Poppy Bows

Treat the little lady in your life to a stylish bow subscription.  Baby will receive 3 beautiful bows every month.  This would be the perfect gift idea for a baby girl’s first Christmas.  

baby hair bows

Best Stocking Stuffers & Personalized Gifts for Baby

gift ideas for baby's first Christmas

Filling baby’s first stocking will be extra fun with these simple ideas.  Add in some of baby’s favorite treats like puffs, goldfish crackers, etc. & perhaps even some pacifiers, socks, and bibs.  

Board Books

Tiny board books perfect for tiny hands are a great addition to baby’s first stocking.  I love these Pantone books that teach baby all about colors.  

Sophie the Giraffe

Sophie is a must-have for baby’s worldwide.  She’s every baby’s favorite chew toy, and would fit perfectly tucked inside of a stocking.

Wooden Teethers

These beautiful wood and silicone teethers will certainly become one of baby’s favorite gifts especially if they’re cutting a few teeth.  Plus I just love the sorbet colored rainbow silicone beads.

Silicone Teethers

This rainbow silicone teether has to be just about the prettiest I’ve ever seen, and also would make a great stocking stuffer for baby.

Contrast Cards

And, how amazing are these contrast cards that come in many different designs.  These will certainly catch baby’s attention, and them learn the alphabet and all about animals.

I hope you have a wonderful first Christmas celebrating with the newest member of your family.  And, I hope you found some meaningful gift ideas for baby’s 1st Christmas that will make your holiday season extra special.  Looking for even more gift ideas for baby? Check out my 2020 Gift Guide for Babies.  

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Fueled by equal parts cold brew and dry shampoo, I spend my days inspiring and encouraging women to find joy and rest, even in a season full of chaos and overwhelm.  Your story, your family, your journey is a beautiful one and I can’t wait to help you create memories you will treasure for years to come.  

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