The holidays are here! And if you recently welcomed a new little member to your family, you’re probably looking for a few things to make your baby’s first Christmas extra special. This is our Baby’s First Christmas Gift Guide! This list is sure to help create even more special memories with your baby during the holiday season.
Our Favorite Gifts for Baby’s First Christmas
From seasonal clothing and keepsakes to adorable toys and books, this guide will help you choose the best holiday gifts for a baby’s first Christmas.
1. Christmas Pajamas
Getting new pajamas is a holiday tradition for many families. Find an extra special pair for your sweet babe, like the first Christmas pajamas! Or get a matching holiday pajamas for the whole family! The photos are always the cutest with your newest family member.
2. Indestructibles Baby Books
These books are the bomb. They’re chew-proof, rip-proof, and drool-proof. They’re basically baby-proof. 😉 You can even get these books wet! Awesome! These make the perfect gifts for baby’s first Christmas, and there are so many titles to choose from.
3. Babyprints Hanging Christmas Ornament
Our babies will only be this little for a little while. Remember these moments by making a Christmas tree ornament with baby’s handprint and footprint! You can then write in your baby’s name and the date on the front or back of the ornament.
4. Wee Gallery Art Cards for Baby
These Wee Gallery cards are a set of high-contrast black and white cards that will engage and entertain babies from day one. The repeating pattern designs captivate your baby’s attention while stimulating their vision. Each card is finished with matte lamination and child-friendly rounded corners and measures 5 inches by 7 inches, a perfect size for your baby’s hands.
5. Milestone Baby Cards
We’re all about preserving memories! These dated photo cards are the perfect thing to add when taking a photo of your little one. What’s also great is that they used eco-friendly vegetable-based inks, and the paper is durable and high quality to help preserve it as a keepsake item. These are great for baby’s first Christmas and for remembering important milestones for years to come.
6. Zany Zoo Wooden Activity Cube
This wooden activity cube is full of great things for a baby to experience on each side — a spinning animal alphabet, zigzag races, a wooden bead roller coaster, and more! It’s also made of solid wood, making it sturdy and durable for playtime. Our daughter has one and absolutely loves it!
7. The Night Before Christmas Recordable Storybook
This classic holiday story is a family favorite. I love how you can record yourself reading the story so your loved ones can hear your voice for years to come, whether you’re near or far. This Christmas book also has great sound quality and beautiful illustrations.
8. Radio Flyer Classic Walker Wagon
This radio flyer push-wagon is a classic. It’s safe and versatile and allows beginner walkers to build confidence and balance as they begin to stand up and take their first steps. The wooden stake sides hold whatever they’d like to bring along, and the wooden stakes sides are also removable!
9. Little People’s Nativity Set
This is the sweetest little Nativity set we ever did see! This nativity set is perfect for those little hands. It allows our children to play out Mary and Joseph caring for Baby Jesus, the Three Kings bringing gifts, and feeding and caring for the animals. We particularly love that the star lights up and the set plays the song “Away in the Manger.”
10. Baby Teethers
These aren’t your average teethers. From flamingos to lattes to cacti and pineapples, these Itzy Ritzy Silicone teethers are great for those teething gums and are family favorites with their adorable designs! Babies and parents love them!
And if you are looking for a natural teether, this wooden knit reindeer teether and rattle is perfect. Wouldn’t this be cute in their stocking?! There’s also a bunny, bear, lamb, elephant, and other designs if you want one that will fit every season!
11. Wooden Rainbow Stacking Toy
This Large Rainbow stacking toy is a wonderfully versatile stacking/sorting toy that will amuse and stimulate babies and children visually and mentally. The simple design and bold colors immerse children in reasoning and creative thinking while developing motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Adults can guide the child’s discovery of concepts like colors, size, ordering (an early mathematical skill), counting, and more. The Rainbow’s ageless design and sturdy construction will last for generations.
12. Baby’s 1st Christmas Stocking
These well-made, personalized Christmas stockings are the cutest! We couldn’t just pick one, so here are several options. It’s a fun way to memorialize baby’s first Christmas.
13. SmartNoggin NogginStik Developmental Light-up Rattle
The Noggin Stik® is not your average rattle. It is motion-activated and lights up in 3 different colors, which helps your baby learn visual tracking — a critical pre-literacy skill and a necessary precursor to reading. It comes with a user-friendly, easy-to-follow booklet that tells parents what their baby should be doing and when and encourages parent-infant interaction, fun play, bonding, and entertainment. Its eye-catching design promotes tactile interest and enhances grasping and holding skills, all important foundational skills for future learning.
14. First Year Baby Frame
Seeing your baby’s growth month by month in one frame is such a treasure. We have two of these, one in our son’s room and the other in our daughter’s. Looking at every photo never gets old. This is a gift that keeps on giving.
15. Toddler Toothbrush and Storybook Gift Set
It’s a great gift to get your little one to keep their teeth clean. This Brushies set comes with a finger puppet toothbrush and a board book. This is a gift for the child and parent because children will enjoy brushing their teeth by themselves with the brush, and parents will feel good knowing their baby’s teeth are being cared for as they grow.
16. Drop & Go Dump Truck
Drop one of the colorful “rocks” into the top of this cheerful dump truck toy and watch it tumble into the bucket to learn numbers. My son LOVED this toy when he was a baby! He developed his motor skills by putting the “rocks” into the top of the hole and lifting the hinged bucket to unload the rocks and start again. It’s a great early education toy for our little ones and a push-or-pull toy!
17. Lovevery Play Gym and Play Kits
Lovevery’s award-winning play gym is amazing for all your baby’s learning stages, providing what your baby wants to see, touch, and do as their little self begins to emerge. It does come with a large price tag, but this play gym includes everything you need in an activity gym — from batting to teething to learning to focus. It’s made to grow with your child for a whole year of play.
Also great are the Lovevery Play Kit subscriptions. Your child will receive a new, developmentally appropriate box of goodies every 3 or so months. The kits build upon one another to facilitate developmentally appropriate play. We love how high-quality the products are — you’re little one will treasure these toys!
18. Pompom Canvas Bin
Storage is something every family needs. This machine-washable 100% cotton canvas bin is so cute with its pom poms. It’s perfect for holding your little one’s toys, books, clothes, or craft supplies. Put it in your baby’s nursery or in any room in the home to help keep your family organized. I think it’s a great bin to hold other presents you give your baby. Add swaddle blankets, pajamas, baby books, etc.! It’s the perfect gift basket without the basket. 😉
19. Freshly Picked Moccasins
Baby’s first shoes are childhood treasures. Get something of quality that will stand the test of time. These Freshly Picked moccasins are top-of-the-line. Our son had a pair when he was a baby, and it became one of our favorites.
20. Personalized First Christmas Book
“My Very Merry First Christmas” wishes your baby a very Merry 1st Christmas. In this uniquely personalized, award-winning board book, Goose, Chipmunk, and other furry friends deliver a note about your child to Santa, asking him to make your baby a toy and star for the tree. Then, all the winter animals prepare a festive 1st-holiday celebration for your child and decorate the tree with ornaments spelling their name. This book is a perfect Christmas gift for a family celebrating their baby’s first Christmas! This beautiful rhyming board book is made with thick, durable pages for exploring little hands.
This personalized Christmas wish book is a beautifully illustrated children’s Christmas story with personalized rhyming verse and a character based on your child! We love how you can personalize it because there are various skin tone options to choose from, and you can add a gift message on the first page. Your baby will want to read this special book year after year.
21. Hand-Cut Silhouette
Have you seen anything more precious? These personalized silhouettes are so dreamy. Whether a hand-cut portrait or an ornament, this silhouette will always remind you of your sweet babe on your baby’s first Christmas together. I love that you can then frame the portraits and hang them on your wall as priceless pieces of art of your babies.
22. Baby’s First Christmas Ornament
Speaking of ornaments, if none of the other “firsts” gifts interest you, a classic gift for a baby is a baby’s first ornament. I still have mine that I got as a baby, and I loved that our son and daughter received their own as gifts for their first Christmas. It’s fun to look at the ornaments on your tree and remember special memories tied to each. These ornaments will do exactly that.
23. My First Christmas Musical Rudolph
Baby will love snuggling up with this soft plush musical Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! Christmas will be extra special with this adorable memento. Plus, it makes the perfect prop for all those first Christmas photos! It will keep your baby fascinated and smiling as it sings part of the song “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”
24. Musical Llama Toy
This interactive toy is loaded with musical fun and activities. Not only is it beautiful enough to be displayed in the house, but little ones love it, too! It is a favorite in our home and the perfect Santa gift for baby’s first Christmas.
25. Holiday Heirloom Baby Blanket
This beautiful gift will stay in your family for many years to come. This super-soft heirloom blanket is filled with sweet, festive reindeer and all the things holiday dreams are made of! It’s a true classic and perfect for baby’s first Christmas.
26. My First Christmas Tree Set
This adorable tree is a fun decoration for baby’s first Christmas. It’ll look so cute in their room! We love that this tree comes with felt ornaments, pom-poms, and string lights for you to decorate it with. Bonus: The star on top plays “Jingle Bells” out loud!
27. First Christmas Outfit
An adorable First Christmas outfit is a must for all your holiday events with baby in tow. The first onesie below is similar to the very first option we shared, but for a fraction of the price! You can even personalize some of them with your baby’s name. They’ll be warm and snug in one of these sweet outfits!
28. Snowy Santa Baby Stocking Hat
This stocking hat is an adorable gift to celebrate baby’s first holiday season. Not only will it keep baby warm, but it will also make all of those holiday photos even more adorable! Your little one will make the cutest St. Nick with this fuzzy and soft hat! Here’s another great one below that also includes a bootie set!
29. Silver Piggy Bank
A silver piggy bank is a special gift that a child will have and cherish for years to come. Add a little bit of money inside to add to this beautiful keepsake gift. It’s practical and neutral enough to look great in any room!
30. Personalized Puzzle
This personalized wooden puzzle is a timeless and classic gift for baby’s first Christmas! This handmade gift will be a keepsake for them to enjoy. You can even make it extra special by adding a message on the back, so they’ll always know how much they’re loved!
31. Baby’s First Christmas Gift Set
This beautifully packaged gift box is a precious way to commemorate baby’s first Christmas. Inside this gift box is a personalized Reindeer teddy, a soft personalized baby onesie, and a special personalized ceramic ornament. Everything your baby needs to always cherish their first Christmas!
We hope our list has helped you find the best gift for your baby’s first Christmas! Whether you’re looking for a practical present or something more fun, there are certainly many great options here. We are wishing you and your little one a magical first Christmas together!